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After sitting out Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, actress Michelle Monaghan has been confirmed to return as Julia Meade in Mission: Impossible 6, which is currently in production. The actress made her franchise debut in 2006's Mission: Impossible III, where she married Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), returning for a surprise cameo at the end of 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Here's what Michelle Monaghan had to say on Twitter about returning to the franchise.
"Mission accepted. So thrilled to be reuniting w/ @TomCruise for #MI6! Can't wait to show you guys more of Julia's story #missionimpossible"
Director Christopher McQuarrie first hinted at her return earlier today, posting a photo of the actress on Instagram, although he didn't reveal anything else in the caption, before Michelle Monaghan released her statement on Twitter. No further details were given about what her character has been up to for the past few years, or how »
Ever since production began in April on Mission: Impossible 6, we've seen a few Tom Cruise set videos, where he was seen crashing a motorcycle, while others showed him greeting fans between takes. Today, director Christopher McQuarrie has unveiled a new glimpse at Henry Cavill's character, who has yet to be identified. Over the past few weeks, the filmmaker has also shared first look photos featuring new cast member Angela Bassett, and franchise veteran Ving Rhames, who, along with Tom Cruise, has appeared in all six Mission: Impossible movies.
The director didn't divulge any addition details with this Instagram photo, but Henry Cavill is sporting the same mustache look as the first time we saw him on set, in a photo Christopher McQuarrie sent out back in April, when the film was still shooting in Paris. The director revealed a few weeks ago, just before the Memorial Day holiday, »
Interview With the Vampire, Tom Cruise's undercover agent in Mission: Impossible II, Vin Diesel's alien overlord in The Chronicles of Riddick — the most human may just be Maeve, the robot madam on HBO's Westworld. The character presented the British-born actress with many challenges, physically and emotionally, but at least the wardrobe was simple: She says she spent the majority of her onscreen time naked. Newton, 44, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her character, her hopes for season two and »
- Josh Wigler
It’s a well-known piece of trivia that Dougray Scott was initially cast to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, but the actor ended up having to back out of the production due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible 2. An unknown actor named Hugh Jackman famously stepped in to take the role and played the […]
- Ben Pearson
Directed by former stunt coordinator Brian Smrz, “24 Hours to Live” stars Hawke as a career assassin who turns rogue after his latest mission goes awry. Chinese actress Xu Qing, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer co-star. Saban plans a U.S. theatrical release later this year.
The film was written by Zachary Dean, based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain. It is produced by Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Shanghai-based Fundamental Films, which also fully financed the film. Kent Kubena, Jon Kuyper, Jonathan Fuhrman and Gary Glushon serve as executive producers.
- Robert Mitchell
Not many people get to know celebrities beyond their public persona — but Sherry Lansing has worked with the best.
The former Paramount Studios CEO, and the first woman to ever be president of a major movie studio, is telling all in a new book about her life, Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker. Though she retired in 2005 after decades in the business, the former exec still fondly remembers her time in Hollywood and is talking to People about some of the movie superstars she worked with.
Read on for behind-the-scenes stories straight from the »
- Ale Russian
Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017
The actors whose role in a film was shot, but chopped out of the final cut...
What I’ve tried to find here is a mix of reasonably known and less known instances of an actor being cut out of a film after they’ve filmed sequences for it. I’ve also tried to get to the reason they were left out as well.
Whilst all this may still sound like an exercise in clickbait, being cut out of a production does have a consequence beyond ego hurting a bit. For the side effect »
Kirsten Howard Apr 20, 2017
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"Rupert, Luke [Pasqualino] and the rest of the cast have created memorable characters who truly resonated with our viewers," Crackle's manager Eric Berger said, "and we look forward to following their adventures in season 2 of Snatch."
Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint plays Charlie Cavendish in the organised crime caper, and it's the second piece of good news he's has this month, after his other show Sick Note was renewed earlier in April for a second season over at Sky Atlantic, before the first has even started airing. »
Over the weekend, we reported that Mission: Impossible 6 started production, with director Christopher McQuarrie sending out the first set photo. It revealed the very first slate used during the production. Most assumed that it would only be a matter of time before we caught our first glimpse of Tom Cruise on set, and those fans would be right, with new video and photos surfacing that give us our first look at the actor, reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. As one would expect, these first videos and images show the actor performing a thrilling stunt, as he crashes a motorcycle in the streets of Paris.
Unfortunately, there hasn't been much context given about the scene being filmed, but the videos and photos that have emerged from YouTube and Twitter reveal that Tom Cruise was filming a scene where he gets involved in a "t-bone" crash with a car, which »
Back in February, a report surfaced that the new Mission: Impossible sequel will start filming this spring in Paris, although no details about the story or the returning cast have been confirmed yet. There wasn't a concrete production start date given either, but over the weekend, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie reveale that filming has in fact started, sharing the first set photo. Unfortunately, this image doesn't feature Tom Cruise or any of the other cast members, but it does reveal the first slate for the first scene being filmed.
Christopher McQuarrie shared this new image on Twitter, which comes just after we recently found out that one of the beloved cast members will not be back. While no details of his return in Ant-Man 2 were given, it was said that the actor is expected to shoot both Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp back-to-back. Avengers: Infinity War started filming in January, »
In the land of what could have been, Ian McKellen is the star of many more franchises. The actor best known for portraying Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies and Magneto in the X-Men series was wanted for a role in Mission: Impossible II, for instance. We learned of that two years ago and have ben imagining the alternate history ever since. Now comes news on how he could have been in Harry Potter but had a personal reason to...
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In the land of what could have been, Ian McKellen is the star of many more franchises. The actor best known for portraying Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies and Magneto in the X-Men series, was wanted for a role in Mission: Impossible II, for instance. We learned of that two years ago and have ben imagining the alternate history ever since. Now comes news on how he could have been in Harry Potter but had a personal reason to turn it down. When Richard Harris died in 2002, after playing Professor Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, in two Harry Potter movies, a replacement was needed for the rest of the adaptations. On the BBC talk show HARDtalk, McKellen says he was asked to join the...
- Christopher Campbell
Last month, a report surfaced that claimed Paramount's Mission: Impossible 6 will start shooting this spring, with the upcoming action sequel filming in Paris. That raised some questions among many fans, who had been wondering for months if Jeremy Renner would be able to reprise his role as Brandt from Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. While that production date has still not been confirmed yet, a new report claims that Jeremy Renner won't be coming back, due to scheduling conflicts with both Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Even though no confirmed cast list has been released yet, it wasn't terribly surprising to learn that Jeremy Renner was returning as Hawkeye in Avengers: Infinity War, although his role in Ant-Man and the Wasp hasn't been revealed until today's report from Showbiz 411. While no details of his return in Ant-Man 2 were given, it was »
With Henry Cavill joining the cast last week, things are ramping up for Paramount and Skydance Productions' Mission: Impossible 6, which is expected to begin filming in Paris this summer. The last two movies in this Mission: Impossible franchise have featured two of the biggest and craziest stunts in movie history, both performed by Tom Cruise himself, and while we'll have to wait until next summer to see what stunt Tom Cruise and Co. have in store for fans, producer David Ellison recently teased that it will be the biggest yet. Here's what the producer had to say about this epic stunt, during a recent interview at the SXSW Festival.
"We're thrilled. Chris is back, obviously, writing and directing after Rogue Nation. We could not be more excited about the character Henry Cavill's going to play. And I will say after the Burj [Khalifa] we thought it was going to »
Last month, a report surfaced that the highly-anticipated Mission: Impossible 6 starts production in either late spring or early summer. The sequel has now shifted into casting mode, with a new report surfacing today that Henry Cavill has joined the already stellar ensemble. Tom Cruise is reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, while other franchise mainstays such as Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner are also expected to return in some capacity, although their casting has yet to be confirmed.
Variety reports that Henry Cavill will play the right hand man to the head of Ethan Hunt's Imf unit. Alec Baldwin played the head of the Imf in the last Mission: Impossible movie, 2015's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, but it isn't known yet if he will return. That seems unlikely, though, since the Imf head has been played by a different actor in each movie. Henry Czerny played »
The Mission: Impossible franchise is a rarity in that the films keep getting better and better. Though the original 1996 film is an untouchable classic, M:i-2 took a tremendous dip in quality, but each successive film has improved over the last with Rogue Nation easily the best outing since the original. Bond films have highs and lows, about every other film these days, but Mission: Impossible is on a hot streak, even as Tom Cruise slowly ages out of the role. Perhaps this is why director Christopher McQuarrie took to Instagram to invite Henry Cavill of Batman V Superman fame to join production on Mission: Impossible 6.
The sixth installment of the franchise begins shooting soon in order to hit the July 27, 2018 release date set by Paramount, a full three years after Mission:Impossible - Rogue Nation. Christopher McQuarrie returns to write and direct, hot off Rogue Nation and still riding high »
- Nick Doll
eteran film producer Steve Perry (True Romance, Die Hard 2) has joined executive producers Tommy Vlahopoulos (Intruders), and Tom Sulkowski (The Rake) for the boxing drama indie Glass Jaw, directed by Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point) with Jeffrey Kimball (Mission: Impossible II, The Expendables) as director of photography.
Glass Jaw, is the redemption story of Travis Austin (Lee Kholafai), a one-time boxing champion, who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt and Dana Sasso (Korrina Rico), his one true love.
The action-packed feature, being filmed in Los Angeles, also stars Jon Gries (Taken), Reynaldo Galego (Logan), and Ashlee Macropoulos (This Just In), as well as seasoned actors Mark Rolston (The Departed), Vernon Wells (Commando), and Steven Williams (21 Jump Street). »
- Gary Collinson
It's capable of bringing down a T-Rex in prehistoric times, so just imagine the meal it could have with a modern-day menu. The massive Megalodon shark from Steve Alten's 1997 novel, Meg, will finally come to life on film via Warner Bros., but viewers now have a bit longer of a wait to see the ultimate apex predator make its splash on the big screen.
Multiple sources, including Variety, report that Meg will now be released in theaters (in 3D and IMAX) on August 10th, 2018, moving it several months from its previous March 2nd slot.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (Last Vegas, National Treasure) and featuring a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, and Ruby Rose, filming on Meg began last October in New Zealand, with shooting on the project also being done in China.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, check out the »
- Derek Anderson
Joseph Baxter Mar 3, 2017
The original X-Men movie had some potentially very different casting, as one of its writers reveals...
With Logan out in cinemas now, showcasing what will apparently be Hugh Jackman’s final outing in his 17-year cinematic run as Wolverine, some are understandably nostalgic about the legendary tenure. In a recent interview, screenwriter David Hayter – a key component of Fox's early X-Men movie franchise – discusses some casting prospects that the original production considered in director Bryan Singer’s genre-defining 2000 original film.
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Speaking with THR, Hayter looks back on the days of the X-Men film's gestation.
Hayter, a name video game connoisseurs will recognise as the perennial voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, wrote the screenplay to 2000’s X-Men, based on a story collaboration with Singer and Tom DeSanto, later tackling sequel X2: X-Men United and Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. »
Funko has continued its stream of New York Toy Fair announcements by revealing that it will be heading to Westworld for a series of Pop! TV vinyl figures featuring characters from HBO’s acclaimed sci-fi drama, including Dr. Robert Ford, Dolores, The Man in Black, Bernard, Maeve, Young Ford, and Teddy; check them out here…
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day,” “Nixon,” “Amistad”), Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Game Change”; Academy Award® nominee for “Pollock,” “Apollo 13”), Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for “Thirteen”; Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), James Marsden »
- Amie Cranswick
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