Weinstein Company Wins Bidding War for Michael Keaton’s McDonald’s Movie ‘The Founder’ (Exclusive)
In a competitive situation, the Weinstein Company has closed a deal to acquire “The Founder,” which is set to star Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, multiple individuals familiar with the bidding war have told TheWrap. John Lee Hancock will direct from a script by Robert Siegel, and FilmNation is producing with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s company The Combine. Also Read: Michael Keaton Pocketing Planned Oscar Acceptance Speech Goes Viral (Video) Described as being in the vein of “The Social Network” and “There Will Be Blood,” the drama is expected to have all the makings of a strong awards contender. »
- Jeff Sneider
Josh Hutcherson to revamp role of Spiderman?
Speaking to Yahoo Movies he said: "Yeah, of course I'd think about doing it: It's 'Spider-Man', that'd be really cool. There's not been any conversations about that, but who knows what would happen?"
Hutcherson had auditioned for the role unsuccessfully but footage has emerged of his meeting with casting agents.
Do we need another Spiderman?
Now Marvel joins Spiderman who should play the webslinger?
If Peter Parker is dropped and filmmakers choose to go down the Miles Morales route, Donald Glover could be in the frame.
James Franco in talks to star in Fox comedy Why Him?
James Franco is in talks to star in Fox comedy, Why him?
Variety reports Franco is in negotiations to star in John Hamburg's comedy.
Why Him? follows a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to visit his daughter who is attending Stanford University.
He gets into a competition with his daughter's boyfriend, who is an internet billionaire.
Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Montana Drama
Stewart will portray a lawyer from Boise, Idaho, who takes a teaching job several hours from her house. After taking the job, Stewart’s character develops a friendship with a local woman who’s auditing her class.
Stewart was seen most recently in Julianne Moore’s “Still Alice.” She recently became the first American actress to win a Cesar at France’s most prominent film awards show for her co-starring role in “Cloud of Sils Maria.”
Stewart is repped by Gersh.
The news about Stewart was first reported by Deadline.
- Dave McNary
New ‘Alien’ Won’t Undo ‘Alien 3′ or ‘Resurrection,’ Director Neill Blomkamp Says
“My favorites are the first two movies, so I want to make a film that’s connected to ‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens,’” he told AlloCine. “That’s my goal. I’m not trying to undo ‘Alien 3’ or ‘Alien: Resurrection’; I just want it to be connected to Alien ‘1’ and ‘2.’”
“I think we left a series that’s quite beloved just sort »
- Maane Khatchatourian
5 must-watch March cinema releases: Chappie, Insurgent, Cinderella
We're only three months into 2015 but already it feels like blockbuster season is here. This month sees the next instalment in The Divergent Series, a new offering from Neill Blomkamp and Disney reinventing an old classic in live-action. Add these to an Oscar winning acting showcase and the latest from Studio Ghibli and March is looking golden.
Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?
Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this March...
Release date: March 6
Why you should see it: All the talk surrounding Neill Blomkamp at the moment is surrounding his proposed Alien sequel, perhaps overshadowing the fact he actually has a new film coming out. Following on from District 9 and Elysium, the filmmaker's third feature Chappie centres on a police robot who's rebooted and develops a consciousness. Look out for a mulleted Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord playing themselves and startlingly »
Michelle Rodriguez speaks out about racial recasting of superheroes
Michelle Rodriguez has criticised the practice of casting superheroes typically perceived as white with performers of different ethnicities.
The Fast & Furious actress called the move "stupid", TMZ reports.
"It's so stupid," she said. "Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. What's up with that?"
The comment comes after rumours circulated that Rodriguez was being considered for the role of Jessica Cruz in the Green Lantern movie reboot, currently scheduled for release by Warner Bros in 2020.
Rodriguez later clarified her comments in a video posted on her official Facebook page, saying that her words may have been taken out of context.
"Hey, guys, I want to clarify about my comment yesterday," she said. "I stuck my foot in my mouth once again and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people's superheroes. »
Screenwriter-Director Allison Burnett Signs With Paradigm
Exclusive: Allison Burnett, who has been behind such screenplays as Autumn in New York starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder as well as the Kate Beckinsale vampire warrior sequel Underworld: Awakening has inked with Paradigm Talent Agency. Among Burnett’s projects in development are Oxford, which he sold on spec to Screen Gems with Temple Hill producing, as well as A Beautiful Disaster, which he is writing for EuropaCorp. Other Burnett writing credits include Feast of Lov… »
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