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As a weary seventeen year old, budding writer Mary Shelley would begin writing what would become one of the most iconic gothic horror novels of all time, Frankenstein. Now THR is reporting that Elle Fanning has been cast in A Storm In the Clouds which will tell the story of the author (then Mary Wollstonecraft) and her engrossing love affair with poet Percy Shelley. From early indications it seems like it’s been pitched as a romantic period drama about young love rather than an in depth look into the inspiration and origins behind Frankenstein, although it’s highly likely that the film will tackle that subject to some extent.
Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) is on board as director with Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower) rumoured to be in the running to play Percy. Al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female film director whose only other previous feature »
- Gavin Logan
Coinciding with its panel at Comic-Con yesterday, Lucasfilm Animation has released an extended sneak peek preview of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels, whcih includes scenes featuring the bad guys The Inquisitor and Agent Kallus, Jedi Padawan Ezra Miller, and droid duo R2-D2 and C-3Po; watch it below…
“Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and Tie fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, »
- Gary Collinson
Looks like we weren’t the only ones impressed by Edge of Tomorrow. Recently, it was revealed that Dante Harper, the first screenwriter to work on the Tom Cruise sci-fi action-adventure, has been hired by Warner Bros. to pen the script for a live-action Akira adaptation.
The troubled project currently has Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra set to helm, who previously said he’d backed away from the adaptation over concerns with the script. Evidently, Warner Bros. is still invested in moving Akira forward, and the studio has opted to stump up the cash to hire a red-hot writer to do just that. Edge of Tomorrow was a terrific, extremely well-written film, so I’m hopeful that Harper has what it takes to finally get this project off the ground.
- Isaac Feldberg
This is Apatow’s first movie for three years and I’m looking forward to seeing the final film. Among the huge cast, the leads take the shape of Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Schumer wrote the script for this one and she’s claimed that it’s based on her own life experiences. She then took it to Apatow, who helped with the screenplay and reportedly he really pushed her to get deep down and personal. I’m also quite enjoying that not many plot details have been released, with the only knowledge being that Schumer in the lead is trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parents. And that’s it!
- Dan Bullock
Thanks to NY Times, we now have the first photo from the set of the upcoming "Trainwreck" comedy, which is directed by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin). Check it out below. While Apatow usually writes his own scripts, this time, the script is provided by Amy Schumer, who has gained popularity thanks to her Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer." She not only wrote the script, but is starring in the film alongside Bill Hader, Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, and Method Man. We don't know too much about the plot, but it's been said that Schumer plays "a basket case who tries to rebuild her life." The new movie is set to hit theaters on July 24th, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
I first caught Amy Schumer's stand-up just scrolling through Spotify and in small doses she's pretty damned funny. I haven't yet seen her show on Comedy Central, but I've been meaning to give it a look and now she's moving on up to the big time, starring in Judd Apatow's latest movie Trainwreck alongside Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton and a load of cameo appearances of varying size including Daniel Radcliffe, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer, Method Man, LeBron James, John Cena and Ezra Miller. Today we get the first look behind the scenes via the above picture from the New York Times. The "Times" piece reveals Schumer penned the original script, but she and Apatow teamed after hearing her on the "Howard Stern Show" and got in touch with her to bounce some ideas off one another: They abandoned her original idea -- »
- Brad Brevet
John Cena is the busiest man in World Wrestling Entertainment. The new WWE Champion is the most featured performer on WWE programming every week, spends his free time granting wishes with kids for Make-a-Wish and he makes time to film scenes for Total Divas with his girlfriend Nikki Bella too. He’s even working on a movie right now and has another one in the works.
The first bit of Cena news comes from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, who reports that as soon as Daniel Bryan became injured it was Cena that WWE pegged as the new WWE Champion. There were rumors last week that it might be Randy Orton and even Kane got some late attention as the possible winner, but in the end WWE went with the obvious choice by putting the gold on Cena for his 15th reign as a WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
- John Canton
Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei have quietly joined the cast of Judd Apatow's next comedy “Trainwreck,” as evidenced by photos snapped on the streets of New York of the two actors hard at work filming a scene with some furry co-stars. The comedy stars Amy Schumer, Brie Larson, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, among others. There's no word on what characters Radcliffe and Tomei will play, though the set pics seem to suggest they're romantically involved somehow, and he may be a professional dog walker. See video: Daniel Radcliffe Is a Classic Romantic Comedy Lead in the »
- Linda Ge
While horror is dominating Television these days in everything from Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, and Bates Motel already airing, the upcoming series of Del Toro’s The Strain set to debut soon and god knows how many other shows being developed as I write this, I often ask myself: “Wouldn’t it be nice if this or that would be made into a series?”. With it being abundantly clear that execs are taking the turning of popular films and franchises into decent or downright awesome series (Anybody see Fargo? Wow), there are a handful of books and/or films that I think warrant a solid weekly, if not limited series run on TV. One example is the 1995 film adaption of my favorite Dean Koontz book of all time, his 1992 novel, Hideaway.
- Jerry Smith
The 40-Year Old Virgin and This Is 40 director Judd Apatow is currently filming his highly secretive new comedy, Trainwreck in New York City. We don’t know much about the film outside of its star-studded cast, but have been speculating that former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will have a cameo. New photos from the film’s Bryant Park set have hit the web, all but confirming Radcliffe’s involvement.
As you can see, Radcliffe is walking a dozen dogs and hanging out with Apatow and Marisa Tomei. Apatow, of course, refused to admit anything on Twitter, and instead insisted that Radcliffe was just walking his dogs:
“@danradcliffecom:Dan to cameo in Trainwreck? Read: http://t.co/gGW5o43HIB pic.twitter.com/D2XcNoHeEU” Not true! He was just walking his dogs
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 30, 2014
- James Garcia
While the traditional route for casting is to scan the trades and tracking boards and wait for something to pop, sometimes some well placed photographs can reveal more than the filmmakers had wanted. Welcome to 2014. So with that in mind, recent snaps of the New York City shoot for Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" have revealed the participation of both Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei. And while Apatow hit Twitter to "deny" the former's involvement, pictures don't lie, so expect Radcliffe in some capacity in the comedy led by Amy Schumer and featuring Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Miller, John Cena, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia and Jon Glaser. In other news — from the trades — Matthew Modine and Claire Forlani will star in the mystery "The Three Lucias." The story will follow "a man who spends an awkward Easter weekend with three women, including a daughter he did not know he. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
From a small mining town in Australia to the American stage, Australian-born Cody Fern has taken many routes during his pursuit to strengthen and further his acting skills. Now, Fern is the 2014 recipient of Australians in Film’s sixth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship, an award aimed at financially and professionally supporting actors of Australian descent. On Thursday night, Fern accepted the award, which also includes a $10,000 cash fund, a two year scholarship at Los Angeles’ Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre and mentorship from the father of the late actor Heath Ledger, at the fundraising dinner held at the Sls Hotel. Moving ahead, Fern said he looks forward to future roles he wants to pursue, outside passions and actors that have inspired him.
What does the scholarship mean to you?
It’s profoundly important as an actor and as an individual coming from Australia. It’s one thing to »
- Jordyn Holman
Two questions frequently arise in the Inside Amy Schumer writers’ room, says the titular comedienne: “What are we saying? And what’s the point of view with this?”
That commitment to championing specificity paid off with a second season of the Comedy Central hit packed with hilariously memorable sketches: Amy negotiating with God (who happens to be gay — and played by Paul Giamatti) to get her way out of a herpes diagnosis; Amy visiting a therapist to help her talk her technophobe mother through sending an email with an attached photo; Amy getting cast in an animated movie about action-hero meerkats, »
Mimi Steinbauer has shown first footage in Cannes.
Buyers have been flocking to Radiant International’s Take Down, which is set to start shooting on June 2.
The story of rich kids who fight back when their remote boot camp colony comes under siege has gone in the Middle East (Gulf) and Portugal (Lusomundo).
Square One is understood to have picked up German rights, although Steinbauer could not be reached to confirm. A Company picked up Cis and Eastern Europe before the market.
Steinbauer has been screening Rudderless, the hot seller from William H Macy that debuted in Sundance.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
It becomes what is likely to be the only ever film to star James alongside Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man, pro wrestler John Cena, and Tilda Swinton. Also appearing is Barkhad Abdi in one of his first roles since his Bafta-winning breakthrough Captain Phillips, as well as Us comedian Bill Hader alongside bright young things Ezra Miller and Brie Larson. The comedy, about a woman trying to wrest back control of her life, is written by feted standup comedian Amy Schumer who will also take a starring role.
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
• Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) is attached to star in a re-imagining of the now-classic 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin. In the original, scripted by Nancy Meyers, after Judy Benjamin’s husband dies on their wedding night, a recruiting agent tricks the prissy widower into enlisting in the U.S. Army. It’s obviously not what she expected. The new take finds a “redneck” (Wilson) and a city girl who enlist in the Marines as an escape from their lives. [Den of Geek; The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
Schumer penned the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The news comes after Universal acquired rights to a film revolving around James’ days playing high school basketball that Rachel and Terrence Winter are producing. He is repped by Wme and Lrmr.
- Justin Kroll
The film, starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland), Paul Giamatti (The Ides Of March, Sideways), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin), is directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) who co-wrote the screenplay with Rose Barrenche.
The classic romance drama is produced by Joe Neurauter & Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment in association with Aden Films’ Sophie Barthes and Aleph Motion Pictures’ Jaime Mateus-Tique with financing coming from Prescience with Tim Smith and Paul Brett taking Executive Producer credits. The Co-producers include Germany’s A Company Filmed Entertainment’s Alexander van Duelmen and Kai Kuenneman, Belgian’s Scope Pictures’ Genevieve Lemal and Left Field Ventures’ John Engel.
Currently in post-production, Madame Bovary was shot in Le Perche, France. Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales. »
- Michelle McCue
The Occupant Entertainment production is the third international co-pro involving Berlin-based A Company following its participation in the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas and Pepe Danquart’s Run Boy Run.
A Company will release Madame Bovary in all Eastern European territories, Russia and Vietnam through its subsidiaries in Russia, Vietnam, Hungary, Czech Republic/Slovakia and an extensive network of local distribution partners.
Radiant Films International is handling international sales for Madame Bovary.
Run Boy Run, whose sales are handled internationally by Global Screen, was released by Nfp in German cinemas last Thursday (April 17) after its successful opening in Poland in January »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
Warner Bros. Germany has picked up German-speaking rights to Sophie Barthes' literary adaptation Madame Bovary and will release the title theatrically in German, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. Based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, Madame Bovary stars Mia Wasikowska in the title role, alongside Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller. Story: Cannes Preview: The Hot Movies in the Running to Hit the Croisette Wasikowska plays Emma Bovary, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming. But she soon grows tired of her husband and
- Scott Roxborough
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