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Casting: Bullock, Jeong, Warburton, Kebbell

21 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand is Crisis

Sandra Bullock has committed to star and David Gordon Green is set to direct the political dramedy "Our Brand is Crisis" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Bullock will also exec produce with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing.

Peter Straughan's script is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Dead Pool Comedy

Ken Jeong is set to star in Darren Grant's untitled comedy for Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff also star.

The satire follows a debt-ridden nightclub owner who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity David Hasselhoff. Peter Hoare penned the script and shooting begins next month in Los Angeles. [Source: Screen]

Ted 2

Patrick Warburton has signed on to reprise his »

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Script News: Ring 3D, Chaos, One, Moonfall

21 August 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Ring 3D

Paramount is in talks with Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") to pen the next draft of "The Ring 3D," the third chapter in the horror franchise. Goldsman recently did a rewrite of "Insurgent," the upcoming sequel to "Divergent". He would take over from David Loucka who penned the earlier draft of the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed sequel in which the infamous video tape strikes terror yet again.

Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Jamie Linden ("We Are Marshall," "Dear John") is set to pen the screenplay for Lionsgate's potential franchise starter "Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go" based on the 2008 Patrick Ness novel. Linden takes over from Charlie Kaufman who originally adapted the screenplay, while Robert Zemeckis remains attached to direct.

Set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts, the story follows the only boy »

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New Screenwriter For Chaos Walking

20 August 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

News about Lionsgate's Young Adult adaptation Chaos Walking is currently arriving in annual instalments. In mid-2012 we learned that Charlie Kaufman was writing the screenplay, and last September came word that Robert Zemeckis was aboard to direct. This year's update is that Kaufman's work has, perhaps unsurprisingly, been deemed not quite the ticket for a would-be franchise (we can only imagine what the writer of Adaptation and Synecdoche, New York did with the material). The latest scribe to take a crack at Patrick Ness' novel will be Jamie Linden.Ness’ trilogy – The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer and Monsters Of Men – finds humankind in a dystopian future, colonising a distant planet after the Earth has been ruined. When an infection called the Noise strikes, all thoughts become audible and chaos follows.A corrupt autocrat takes the chance to seize control of the human settlements »

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Sigourney Weaver to Play Your Disappointed Grandma in ‘A Monster Calls’

20 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’re going to have someone on your side to protect you from bad guys and guide you through life’s trials and tribulations, there is probably nobody better than Sigourney Weaver to get the job done. But although she’s one of the most badass action stars in film history, she’s leaving the niceties to Liam Neeson this time around. Weaver has signed on to the cast of the children’s fantasy flick A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the brilliant 2011 novel from Patrick Ness that will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and feature Neeson as the title creature. The actress is taking on something a little more frosty in the film, playing grandmother to 13-year-old protagonist Conor, whose life is especially complicated with a double whammy of brutal bullying from classmates at school and his mother’s (Felicity Jones) prognosis of terminal cancer. The »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sigourney Weaver has joined Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in a fantasy film called A Monster Calls, which is based on Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's novel. 

The film is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), and the story follows "a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster."

Weaver will play the boy’s grandmother, Jones is playing the boys mother, and Neeson is playing the monster. I really like the concept of the story, and the cast they've brought together to bring it to life so far is fantastic. The movie is set to be released in October 2016.

Source: THR »

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Jamie Linden to Write Lionsgate’s ‘Chaos Walking’ (Exclusive)

20 August 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jamie Linden will write the screenplay of Lionsgate’s franchise starter “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go.”

Robert Zemeckis has been attached to direct for the past year. Charlie Kaufman originally adapted the screenplay from Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name.

Producers are Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur along with Zemeckis and Jack Rapke through their Imagemovers banner.

Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” published in 2008 as the first book in a trilogy, is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.

The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who discovers something awful hidden from him and is forced to flee with only his dog. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo then stumbles upon a strange and silent girl and set off on a white-knuckle journey in which the boy »

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A Monster Calls Toby Kebbell

20 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap for you today is the latest bit of casting news for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is already loaded up with star power. Read on to find out to whom the titular monster has just placed a call!

Per Variety, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Fantastic Four star Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson in the film, a feature adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children's fantasy novel.

Look for it in Us theatres via River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features on October 14, 2016. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Produced by Belen Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage), A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a »

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Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

20 August 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Toby Kebbell is quite in-demand as of late. With a major role in Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, and his work as "Dr. Doom" in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, he's well on his way to becoming a household name. The Hollywood Reporter is now sharing news that the actor is in talks to join A Monster Calls.

The film, which all ready includes the talents of Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver, is a dark fantastical tale. It centers on a young boy, coping with bullying and a father that's never there, who escapes into a fantastical world at night with the help of a monstrous, talking tree outside of his window (voiced by Neeson).

Kebbell would be playing the boy's father. 

Juan Antonio Bayona is directing A Monster Calls, which is based on the book by Patrick Ness

Source: THR »

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'A Monster Calls' Toby Kebbell & Sigourney Weaver to Fantasy Cast

20 August 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Earlier this year, Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones joined the cast of A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the children's fantasy novel by Patrick Ness from director Juan Antonio Bayona. Now THR pegs two more cast members with Sigourney Weaver and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell joining the story about a young boy dealing with his mother's debilitating illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. Neeson is playing the titular monsters who befriends the boy and tells him stories, but the two new cast members will be playing human characters. Weaver will be playing the young boy's no-nonsense grandmother while Kebbell will play his father, who has a history of not being there for the boy. And now we know that Jones will be playing the boy's mother. This sounds like a great fantasy with a strong emotional core, »

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Toby Kebbell Boards A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You may not know Toby Kebbell, but the actor’s star has been rising steadily over the past ten years. This past summer, he took on the mo-cap role of antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – but prior to that, the British thesp had earned raves for his parts in Dead Man’s Shoes, Control and RocknRolla. And rest assured, if you currently can’t picture his face, just wait. He’ll play Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, and now we’ve learned that Kebbell is also climbing on board the dark fantasy A Monster Calls.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) is directing the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s book, which was in turn based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Bayona, whose past credits also include bone-chilling ghost story The Orphanage, has been putting together »

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Toby Kebbell might join Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver in A Monster Calls

20 August 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Earlier this week we learned Sigourney Weaver has been cast in J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, and THR is reporting Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Toby Kebbell is in talks to join the project as well. Based on Patrick Ness' children's fantasy novel, A Monster Calls is about a "young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the »

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'Alien' and 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver joins ‘A Monster Calls’

19 August 2014 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Sigourney Weaver will star in another creature feature. No, not a new "Alien" film or an "Avatar" sequel, but instead Juan Antonio Bayona’s "A Monster Calls." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver will play the grandmother of a young boy who processes his mother’s cancer by having late-night chats with a monster. Felicity Jones is playing the mom while Liam Neeson’s on board as the monster. "A Monster Calls," which hits theaters on Oct. 14, 2016, is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name, which was based on a concept created by the late Siobhan Dowd. »

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Toby Kebbell Rounds Out Cast of ‘A Monster Calls’ Movie Adaptation

19 August 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A Monster Calls, the children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness, have paved the way to the A Monster Calls movie, and the cast is shaping up to be excellent. This week has seen a parade of new names attached to the film, and the latest is Toby Kebbell. You didn’t even see Kebbel, per se, in […]

The post Toby Kebbell Rounds Out Cast of ‘A Monster Calls’ Movie Adaptation appeared first on /Film. »

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The Fantastic Four's Toby Kebbell Eyes A Monster Calls

19 August 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

On the heels of yesterday's report of Sigourney Weaver's involvement in the film comes an update from The Hollywood Reporter that Toby Kebbell, who plays Doctor Doom in the upcoming The Fantastic Four, will star in Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the award-winning children.s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. Also attached are Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones. »

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'Fantastic Four' Star Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

19 August 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One day after Sigourney Weaver joined the cast of A Monster Calls as a young boy's grandmother, Toby Kebbell has signed on to play the distant father in this fantasy thriller.

The story follows said boy, who has not yet been cast, as he tries to escape from the bullies at school and his mother's terminal illness at home by creating an intricate fantasy world. There, he interacts with a massive tree monster. Toby Kebbell's character has a history of not being around for his son, while Felicity Jones is playing the lad's ill mother. Sigourney Weaver is portraying his grandmother, with Liam Neeson starring as the tree monster in the youngster's fantasy world.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Ness, which he adapted from his own award-winning children's novel of the same name. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. »

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'Fantastic Four' Star Toby Kebbell Joins 'A Monster Calls'

19 August 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One day after Sigourney Weaver joined the cast of A Monster Calls as a young boy's grandmother, Toby Kebbell has signed on to play the distant father in this fantasy thriller.

The story follows said boy, who has not yet been cast, as he tries to escape from the bullies at school and his mother's terminal illness at home by creating an intricate fantasy world. There, he interacts with a massive tree monster. Toby Kebbell's character has a history of not being around for his son, while Felicity Jones is playing the lad's ill mother. Sigourney Weaver is portraying his grandmother, with Liam Neeson starring as the tree monster in the youngster's fantasy world.

Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing from a screenplay by Patrick Ness, which he adapted from his own award-winning children's novel of the same name. It isn't known when production may begin at this time. »

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‘Fantastic Four’ Actor Toby Kebbell in Talks to Join ‘A Monster Calls’

19 August 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Fantastic Four” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to join Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ fantasy novel “A Monster Calls.”

The Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International production also stars Sigourney Weaver with Juan Antonio Bayona directing.

Focus will distribute domestically while Lionsgate International handles overseas sales. The pic will be shopped at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.

The story follows a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. The pic will bow on Oct. 14, 2016.

After showing strong supporting roles in films like “The East,” “War Horse” and “The Counselor,” Kebbell is looked at as »

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Mark Wahlberg in Talks for Deepwater Horizon; Sigourney Weaver Joins A Monster Calls, Passes on Expendabelles

19 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The oil rig disaster film Deepwater Horizon has found its leading man.  All Is Lost helmer J.C. Chandor signed on to direct the pic last month, and now Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg is in talks to take on the lead role.  The film is based on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster of April 2010 and focuses on the rig workers that were on site during the explosion that killed 11 people and injured 16 others.  Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura previously likened the the pic to A Perfect Storm, so nabbing Wahlberg for the lead role feels like a swell fit.  The actor will play the Number 2 manager onboard, with Chandor eyeing a spring or early summer 2015 production start date. Hit the jump for casting news concerning Sigourney Weaver, including the status of her involvement with the female Expendables movie. Additionally, Heat Vision reports that Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast »

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Sigourney Weaver Answers When A Monster Calls

19 August 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Update: Dawn Of The Planet Of The ApesToby Kebbell is also now in talks for the film, and may end up playing the boy’s father, who has a history of being a deadbeat dad.Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones are already firmly in place in A Monster Calls' cast. But the roster is still coming together, and The Impossible's director Juan Antonia Bayona is attracting some serious star power. He's now lined up Sigourney Weaver for a significant role.Writer Patrick Ness has adapted his own novel for the film, which was itself based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. A Monster Calls follows a boy, Conor, who tries to deal with his mother’s serious illness and bullying from classmates by escaping into a fantastical world full of beasts, heroes, warriors and more. His fairy tale life involves courage, loss and faith and helps him handle his troubled reality. »

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Sigourney Weaver Joins A Monster Calls

19 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

It's still over two years away from release but Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's ('The Orphanage') feature adaptation of kids fantasy novel 'A Monster Calls' has picked up another new cast member. With Liam Neeson ('Taken') already set to play the 'monster' and the lovely Brit star Felicity Jones ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2') on board the project the latest addition is no stranger to the world of monsters and fanstasy. 'Avatar' and 'Aliens' star Sigourney Weaver has signed up for a role as the grandmother of a young boy who escapes into a world of fantasy. Weaver just finished working on Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi thriller 'Chappie'. 'A Monster Calls' is based on the novel by British author Patrick Ness. »

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