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Celebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on Film

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Celebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on FilmCelebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on FilmAmanda Wood12/18/2017 10:00:00 Am

Dystopian worlds have always been a popular setting for films, but recent years have seen an onslaught of various hardened characters trying to survive post-apocalyptic landscapes.

Next month sees the release of the third film in another popular dystopic series with Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Based on the hit young adult novel by James Dashner, the third entry in the series finds series hero Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his pals searching for a cure for a terrifying disease. Series regulars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, and Giancarlo Esposito are back, along with Aiden Gillan, Patricia Clarkson, and Walton Goggins.

Whether the result of an environmental disaster, a nuclear war, or some horrific virus, the dystopias portrayed in film are generally bleak and
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First look at Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski in Lying and Stealing

Variety has revealed a first look image from director Matt Aselton’s heist thriller Lying and Stealing featuring Theo James (Divergent) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl); take a look here…

According to the site, the film – which has just commenced principal photography – sees James as “Ivan, a suave, young thief whose specialty is stealing high end art from the L.A. elite. Business is good, but Ivan wants out. Elyse (Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress with a closet full of skeletons and a mountain of debt. Soon these two clever grifters decide to team up for one last, big daring heist.”

Lying and Stealing features a cast that also includes Fred Melamed, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Evan Handler, and John Gatins. No word yet on when we can expect to see it.
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Global Road Unveils First Still, Full Cast on ‘Lying and Stealing’ (Exclusive)

Global Road Unveils First Still, Full Cast on ‘Lying and Stealing’ (Exclusive)
Global Road Entertainment has unveiled new details and a first still of Matt Aselton’s “Lying and Stealing” with Theo James (“Divergent”) and Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl”).

Fred Melamed (“A Serious Man”), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (“Chi Raq”), Evan Handler (“Sex and the City”) and John Gatins (“Real Steel”) have joined the cast of the film, which just started shooting in Los Angeles.

Co-written by Aselton and Adam Nagata, “Lying and Stealing” stars James as Ivan, a suave, young thief whose specialty is stealing high end art from the L.A. elite. Business is good, but Ivan wants out. Elyse (Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress with a closet full of skeletons and a mountain of debt. Soon these two clever grifters decide to team up for one last, big daring heist.

Michael Costigan (“Ghost in the Shell”), Naomi Despres (“Kill the Messenger”), Mohamed AlRafi (“Above Suspicion”) and Asleton are producing. James is exec producing.
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First Look at Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski in The Heist Film Lying And Stealing

We're learning new details and getting our first look at Matt Aselton’s Lying and Stealing which stars Theo James (Divergent) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl). Variety revealed the images and details of the new cast including Fred Melamed, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Chi Raq), Evan Handler (Sex and the City) and John Gatins (Real Steel).

The film has just started shooting in Los Angeles and is co-written by Aselton and Adam Nagata. Lying and Stealing follows Ivan, a young thief who is an expert in stealing high-end art from the L.A. elite. Business is good, but he wants out. Elyse (Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress in major debt with a closet full of skeletons. Eventually, these two hustlers decide to team up for one last, daring heist.

There is no word on a release date, but it could hit theaters as early as 2018.
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Everything You Need to Know About Shailene Woodley's New Rugby Player Beau

Everything You Need to Know About Shailene Woodley's New Rugby Player Beau
Shailene Woodley has scored a new man.

On Saturday, the Big Little Lies star was spotted getting cozy with rugby player Ben Volavola — at multiple locations.

Woodley and the athlete were first spotted kissing with their arms around each other outside a cafe in Auckland, New Zealand. Woodley, 25, was wearing an oversized scarf with a tank top and jeans while Volavola, 26, wore a black backwards baseball cap and t-shirt.

Later that day, Woodley was also photographed kissing Volavola on the sidelines while she watched his team practice.

The pair reportedly met in Fiji. Woodley is currently there filming Adrift, the
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Shailene Woodley Gets Intimate in Public with Rugby Player Ben Volavola

Shailene Woodley Gets Intimate in Public with Rugby Player Ben Volavola
Looks like Shailene Woodley has her hands full these days — with a new man!

On Saturday, the Big Little Lies star was spotted getting cozy with rugby player Ben Volavola — at multiple locations.

Woodley and the Australian-born Fijian athlete were first spotted kissing with their arms around each other outside a cafe in Auckland, New Zealand. Woodley, 25, was wearing an oversized scarf with a tank top and jeans while Volavola, 26, wore a black backwards baseball cap and t-shirt.

Later on Saturday, Woodley was also photographed kissing Volavola on the sidelines while she watched his team practice.

The duo reportedly met in Fiji,
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Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘How It Ends’ Needs Chicago Tourists + More

How will today’s casting roundup end? Hopefully with you getting a great role in one of these exciting gigs! “How It Ends,” an upcoming Netflix apocalyptic feature film starring Theo James and Forest Whitaker, needs background actors for a shoot in Chicago next week. Plus, a production centered around Navy vets needs principals and day players, a novelty sunglasses company is casting for a photo shoot, and the upcoming feature film “The Manuscript,” starring Morgan Freeman, has plenty of background roles! “How It Ends” Casting is currently underway for “How It Ends,” a Netflix feature film centered on “a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.” Male and female talent, aged 18–65, are sought to portray businesspeople, tourists, construction workers, and more in background roles.
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Rooney Mara Experiences Romance and Hardship in U.S. Trailer for ‘The Secret Scripture’

Rooney Mara may not have any new premieres this year, but a pair of films from last year’s Tiff will finally be hitting U.S. theaters. Just a week after Una arrives, The Secret Scripture, directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father), will get a release. The story follows Vanessa Redgrave as an older version of Mara’s character, reflecting on her traumatic life in Ireland through writing a diary alongside a cast including Jack Reynor, Theo James, Aidan Turner, and Eric Bana.

We said in our review, “The result falls flat and all too conventional for the talent involved. The problem lies more in Sheridan’s direction than in Mara’s acting, which is to say that she does deliver another good performance here, but everything else does her talent a major disservice. Redgrave is also a stand-out, but the film feels
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Second Trailer for 'The Secret Scripture' Drama Starring Rooney Mara

"Make up your mind, but leave me out of it!" Vertical Entertainment has debuted a brand new official Us trailer for the upcoming release of the romance film The Secret Scripture, the latest from filmmaker Jim Sheridan. Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave play the same woman, named Roseanne McNulty, who grew up in the midst of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and '30s. The story starts with Redgrave in a mental institution, where she has kept a diary of "secret scriptures" from her life. It flashes back to tell her story growing up, which is when Mara takes over. The cast also features Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Omar Sharif Jr. This doesn't look any better than it did last year when the first international trailer arrived, and it's never a good sign when the film is delayed
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‘Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Is A Murder Suspect

Rooney Mara fights off amorous admirers in the first trailer for the upcoming period drama, “The Secret Scripture.”

Loosely based on Sebastian Barry’s 2008 novel of the same name, the film co-stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Theo James, and Eric Bana. It follows an elderly woman committed to a mental hospital, reflecting on her life during the turbulent times of the 1930s and 1940s.

Continue reading ‘Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Is A Murder Suspect at The Playlist.
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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

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Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead
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Divergent Series Ascendant To Be Developed And Released On Starz

Ascendant, the next entry in the Divergent series, has reportedly found a home on Starz. ComingSoon reports that the network has picked up the project and is currently developing it to appear on their network. While actors like Theo James and Ansel Elgort were attached to the project when it was initially pitched for MTV, it was rumored that Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller had not been locked down for the project. 

Perhaps now that the service is on Starz the bigger names will be more willing to get attached, but honestly, without any details, it's hard to say whether or not the plan is the same for the Starz project as it was with MTV. I seem to remember the MTV plan involved the cast from the film appearing in the beginning and then handing things off to a new set of actors to continue on the show. 

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The Divergent series may finally have a new home with Starz

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Author: Scott Davis

It’s been a while since we heard anything about the future of the Divergent series after the previous installment, 2016’s Allegiant, was released in cinemas. Lots of rumours have circulated about what direction the franchise would take and it looks like we may have some answers this week.

While still in the “early stages” of development, Deadline states that Ascendant is set to find a new home with Starz and that the conclusion is being written and executive produced by Adam Cozad (Tarzan) and directed by Age of Adaline helmer Lee Toland Krieger, both of whom were attached the film version was planned.

The series began life on the big screen in 2014 with Divergent, based on the hit novels by Veronica Roth, which wowed audiences as part of the young-adult explosion at the time and grossed almost $290million at the worldwide box office. Then in 2015 the sequel,
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Divergent Franchise: Ascendant to Be Redeveloped as TV Series for Starz

Divergent Franchise: Ascendant to Be Redeveloped as TV Series for Starz
The Divergent film franchise is likely moving forward — albeit in the form of a TV show.

Following last summer’s announcement that the franchise would conclude with Ascendant being redeveloped as made-for-tv movie, it is now being reported that the fourth film will be reworked as an ongoing TV series at Starz.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, a new script has been commissioned, to be written by Adam Cozad (Tarzan), who would serve as an executive producer alongside Lee Toland Krieger (Age
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'Divergent' Project in the Works at Starz

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2017-08-03T05:33:17-07:00'Divergent' Project in the Works at Starz

The Divergent franchise is inching closer to continuing on the small screen.

Premium cable network Starz is developing a TV take on Ascendant, which was to be the fourth movie in the Divergent franchise.

Writer Adam Cozad (Tarzan) is attached to pen the script as producers Lionsgate look to its newly acquired full stake in Starz to mine the stalled feature franchise. Cozad will executive produce alongside Lee Toland Krieger (Age of Adaline) after they were both previously set to write and direct what would have been the fourth film in the Divergent franchise.

Ascendant is in its early stages of development. It's unclear if the project would reunite any of the stars of the films including Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort. Lionsgate TV and Starz declined comment.

Read the rest of this article at The Hollywood Reporter.

Shailene Woodley has also appeared in Big Little Lies.
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‘Ascendant’ Series in the Works at Starz, as ‘Divergent’ Franchise Heads to TV

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‘Ascendant’ Series in the Works at Starz, as ‘Divergent’ Franchise Heads to TV
Starz is in early development on a TV series based on the “Ascendant,” as the”Divergent” franchise moves to the small screen, TheWrap has learned. “Ascendant” was originally planned to be the fourth entry in the Lionsgate film series starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, but the plan was scrapped after a poor box office performance by the third movie in the series, “Allegiant.” It is unclear whether any of the original movie’s cast will return for a potential TV adaptation. Also Read: Final 'Divergent' Movie to Skip Theaters for TV Movie and Spinoff Series “Tarzan’s
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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee
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Forest Whitaker to guest star in Empire season 4

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker will soon be starring on the small screen, having been cast in the fourth season of Fox’s Empire in a multi-episode arc.

Whitaker will portray Uncle Eddie, a “charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.”

Empire is set to return on Wednesday, September 27 in the 8:00 – 9:00 Pm timeslot. The premiere picks up as Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties.

Apart from his guest role on Empire, Whitaker has several other projects lined up in the coming months.
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Scythia Films, Stellar Citizens launch development fund

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Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express first on the slate.

Scythia Films and Stellar Citizens have partnered on a development fund targeting film and television projects originating in the Us, Canada and Europe.

The Toronto-based companies expect to build a slate of five to seven projects over the next 12 months. The fund is bankrolled by a Canadian private investor who already backs Stellar Citizens’ film financing business.

The first project to go is an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express: A Memoir Of Insanity. Set in the 1970s, the book chronicles Vonnegut’s experiences on a commune as he begins to struggle with bipolar disorder, receives help from his famous father and author Kurt Vonnegut, and goes on to establish a paediatric practice in the Boston area.

This partnership between Scythia and Stellar was brokered by New York-born producer Ethan Lazar to leverage Scythia’s track record with filmmakers and Stellar’s financing and development
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Kat Graham Joins Forest Whitaker, Theo James in Netflix’s ‘How It Ends’ (Exclusive)

Kat Graham has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming action thriller “How It Ends,” also starring Forest Whitaker and Theo James.

The film follows James as Will, a young man desperate to get home to his pregnant wife Samantha (Graham) after an apocalyptic event turns roads to mayhem. Forest Whitaker plays Tom, Samantha’s domineering father. Samantha, a loving wife, encourages Will to stand up to Tom, not realizing that later on they’ll have to work together to find her.

Graham is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” and has also acted in “17 Again,” “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester, and “Honey 2.” She recently played Jada Pinkett in the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.”

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Graham also has a burgeoning singing career, with a new album “Love Music Funk Magic,” co-produced with Babyface. The lead single “Sometimes” is currently at #16 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart.

How It Ends” is directed by David M. Rosenthal from a script by Brooks McLaren. The project is being produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall, with executive production from Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions and is handling worldwide sales and financing.

Netflix acquired worldwide rights in January. Production begins in July in Winnipeg.

Graham is repped by Wme and Brillstein.

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