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Bryan Singer to Direct Adaptation of Sci-Fi Classic ‘The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress’

3 March 2015 4:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the film rights to classic sci-fi novel “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” and Bryan Singer has come on board to direct the adaptation to be titled “Uprising,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The story follows a lunar colony that revolts against Earth’s rule. Robert A. Heinlein’s sci-fi novel was published in 1966 and won the Hugo Award the following year. Also Read: Kodi Smit-McPhee Cast as Young Nightcrawler in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ The rights had reverted back to the Heilein estate after previous adaptation attempts by DreamWorks and “Harry Potter »

- Linda Ge

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Channing Tatum, Emma Stone and Zac Efron Lead MTV Movie Award Nominations

10 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The MTV Movie Awards were announced Wednesday, and Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in our Stars and Neighbors led the pack with seven awards each. Among the celebrities receiving multiple MTV Movie Awards nods - which also includes such crazy categories as "Best Wtf Moment," "Best Shirtless Performance" and "Best Fight" - were Channing Tatum, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Zac Efron, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Rosamund Pike. Amy Schumer is hosting this year's awards, which will air live April 12 at 8 p.m. Et from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fans may cast their votes starting today for their favorites. »

- Wade Rouse, @waderouse

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Steve Martin Joins Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

9 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Steve Martin will follow up his extraterrestrial landing in Home with a very different movie about a very different journey. He’s just signed on for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee‘s upcoming Iraq War drama. Also set to star are Garrett Hedlund, and newcomer Joe Alwyn as the titular Billy Lynn. More on the Steve […]

The post Steve Martin Joins Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Superhero Bits: Supergirl, X-Men Apocalypse, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron

32 minutes ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to see an image from a production meeting of X-Men: Apocalypse? Will Hugh Jackman discuss his role in the film? What did Dylan O’Brien say about the Spider-Man rumors? How much is the Hot Toys Hulkbuster? Did Joss Whedon have fun filming Avengers: Age of Ultron? Were the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D good […]

The post Superhero Bits: Supergirl, X-Men Apocalypse, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Film Review: ‘Good for Nothing’

45 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gianni is mad as heck and maybe isn’t going to take it, at least for now, in Gianni Di Gregorio’s wanly congenial “Good for Nothing.” The weakest of the helmer-actor’s three features (“Mid-August Lunch” remains the best), this Ok tale of an amiable schnook learning that a little nastiness gets you further than perpetual niceness is unwaveringly sunny, like the forgettable comedies Fred MacMurray made for Disney in the 1960s. Lacking the cross-generational appeal of Di Gregorio’s previous efforts, “Good” did next to nothing at home, though French and Swiss releases plus TV sales should help the balance sheets.

The world seems to be conspiring against poor Gianni (Di Gregorio): His ex (Valentina Gebbia) is demanding, his neighbor (Giovanna Cau) is a termagant, and just when he thought he could retire, the law changes and he’s forced to keep working for another three years. »

- Jay Weissberg

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Watch: First Trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Self/Less’

47 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ sci-fi thriller “Self/Less,” five months ahead of its July 31 opening.

The film is about a terminally ill billionaire, played by Ben Kingsley, who buys a chance for eternal life through an experimental underground medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the cadaver of a younger man, played by Reynolds.

Things go well at first as Kingsley’s character inhabits the new body but problems quickly arise.

“Immortality has some side effects,” warns Matthew Goode’s character.

The film is directed by Tarsem Singh from a screenplay by Alex Pastor and David Pastor (“Carriers”).



- Dave McNary

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Jane Levy Signs On To Brooklyn Disaster Film ‘Bushwick’

48 minutes ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jane Levy of ABC’s comedy series Suburgatory and TriStar’s reboot of Evil Dead, has signed on to Xyz Films and Bullet Pictures’ action thriller Bushwick.  Levy plays 21-year old Lucy who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother. Bus… »

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Billy Corben’s Backyard Bare-Knuckle Brawl ‘Dawg Fight’ Grapples With Online Distribution

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Documentary maker Billy Corben has been mining Miami for tough-minded material for nearly two decades, including notable projects such as Cocaine Cowboys and Espn’s two The U docs about the University of Miami’s rogue athletic program. He also produced and directed Raw Deal: A Question of Consent, which had a spot at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. But he’s never had a film like Dawg Fight, nor a more complicated response from would-be distributors. “Of all… »

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