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Best known for his roles in X-Men: First Class and Antiviral, Caleb Landry Jones is a young star on the rise. He’s got an impressive slate of films coming up (God’s Pocket, Low Down) and today, he’s added one more in the form of Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall.
Already set to star Jeremy Irvine as Danny, a “a young man who experiences a political awakening during the Stonewall riots,” the film will see Jones co-star as Orphan Annie, “an eccentric gay street hustler who participates alongside Danny in the uprising.”
If you couldn’t already tell, Stonewall will focus on the riot that broke out on June 28, 1969 at the titular inn, where gay and lesbian patrons stood up to police who raided the bar.
- Matt Joseph
The action thriller from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures reunites Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
San Andreas is slated to open in theatres on Friday, June 5, 2015.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
- Michelle McCue
‘Go big or go home’ – that seems to be the approach Dean Devlin is taking to his feature film directorial debut, as he takes every dramatic buzz-worthy concept, hot-button topic, and Gerard Butler, and hurls them all into the midst of Geostorm.
Having previously co-written and produced huge productions such as Independence Day and Godzilla, Devlin is now ready to take the helm himself – with Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) in the lead role. The actor will star as a satellite designer, in a presumably near-future version of the world, where the planet’s climate is controlled by these hi-tech machines patrolling the atmosphere. When one begins to malfunction, Butler and his estranged brother must race against the clock to fix it, before the earth is decimated by a man-made mega-storm. Oh, and there’s a presidential assassination plot to contend with, too.
Although it sounds very much like the big, »
- Sarah Myles
Roland Emmerich is known for helming such massive Hollywood movies as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But for his follow-up to the box office dud that was White House Down, Emmerich is scaling back to tell a true and transgressive story from American history. Yahoo reports Emmerich is working on Stonewall, a docudrama about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which proved a starting point for the gay rights movement. While the equality movement is still a hot button issue in the U.S., English actor Jeremy Irvine isn't afraid to take it on, and as such has become the first actor to sign on to Stonewall, which will be penned by Brothers and Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz. Irvine is best known for his film debut as Albert Narracott, the young soldier at the center of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated drama War Horse. »
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Remember the days Jake Gyllenhaal and former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst would walk their dog Atticus together in Los Angeles? Yes, and it was perfect. The Manic Pixie Dream Couple of the early ’00s may be long gone, but Gyllenhaal’s career only intensified after that relationship. As did his gossip potential and attempts at leading man status, giving us maple latte dates with Taylor Swift and the forgettable Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
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While he broke out as a talented actor from a famous family oozing with indie credibility, Gyllenhaal quickly became one of Hollywood’s most coveted young actors. With the monstrous success of disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, he began pairing his box office potential with high-profile romances that left tabloids salivating: Kirsten, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor. After an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Ang Lee‘s Brokeback Mountain, as well »
- Emily Exton
Jeremy Irvine - video interview
The historical drama, titled Stonewall, is a passion project for Roland Emmerich, the film-maker behind big-budget apocalyptic action movies such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Emmerich, who is gay, will tell the story of the 1969 riots at Stonewall Inn, in New York City's Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar popular with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The story will be told through the prism of one young man's political awakening, reports Deadline. The screenplay is by Jon Robin Baitz.
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- Ben Child
Jeremy Irvine is a British actor who always seems to be on the cusp of breaking out internationally, but doesn’t quite manage to do so. The actor snagged the male lead in the big-screen version of War Horse and a 2012 adaptation of Great Expectations, and is drawing rave reviews for a supporting role in this April’s The Railway Man, also starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Thankfully, his anonymity could soon change, as Irvine is now joining the cast of Stonewall, a new film from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.
Although Emmerich’s career is most synonymous with laying the world to apocalyptic destruction (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), the director has also made historical dramas like The Patriot and Anonymous. Stonewall will be a passion project for Emmerich, who is openly gay and an activist for Lgbt rights.
The title pays reference to the Stonewall Inn, a gay »
- Jordan Adler
Though filmmaker Roland Emmerich still has the big budget sequel Independence Day 2 on his docket, he’ll first tackle something on a slightly smaller scale. Deadline reports that the 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow director will next helm the gay rights drama Stonewall, which revolves around the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Hotel in Greenwich Village, a famous gathering place for gays and transgenders. The event ignited the fight against homosexual oppression during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, and this film has been a passion project of Emmerich’s for some time. Hit the jump for more on Stonewall, including who will be taking on the lead role. Per Deadline, Emmerich has cast War Horse star Jeremy Irvine to lead the pic as a young man who experiences a political awakening in the backdrop of the riots. Irvine did a fine job in Steven Spielberg’s Wwi drama, »
- Adam Chitwood
Jeremy Irvine ( War Horse , The Woman in Black: Angel of Death ) is set to headline Roland Emmerich's Stonewall , Deadline reports. Although he's best known for his blockbuster disaster fare ( Independence Day , 2012 , The Day After Tomorrow ), Emmerich is taking a more serious focus for Stonewall . Jon Robin Baitz is scripting the true story, which explores the 1969 police raid on New York's Stonewall Hotel, specifically targeting its sizable gay and transgender crowd. Irvine's character is that of a young man discovering himself against the backdrop of the raid and the ensuing civil rights movement. Emmerich plans to shoot Stonewall while in pre-production for his big screen sequel to Independence Day , which is targeting a July 1, 2016 release. He will also produce »
A Biblical action disaster fantasy epic that is completely bonkers, endlessly entertaining, and actually religious in that inspiring-and-instructional way that you don’t need to take as literal truth to see the wisdom of. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly love Darren Aronofsky’s movies, love Russell Crowe
I’m “biast” (con): I worry about people who think this is based on a for-real actually-true story
I have read one of the many versions of the source material (and I recognize it as an important work of literature but nothing else)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
If Sunday school — or as it was for me, Wednesday after-school — had been this much fun, eight-year-old me probably wouldn’t have gotten into arguments with the nuns about how silly it all was: I would have just shut up and went, Wow o wow o wow. Cuz Darren Aronofsky »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Noah set sail with a solid $15.2 million on Friday, while Sabotage was the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle to blow up.Noah's $15.2 million debut is a bit up from Russell Crowe's Robin Hood ($13 million), and is also noticeably higher than February's Son of God ($9.5 million). Still, its miles away from disaster movies 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, both of which opened over $23 million.The movie received a poor "C" CinemaScore, which isn't surprising given some of the unexpected fantasy elements in the movie. Assuming that negative word-of-mouth doesn't take effect this weekend, Noah should wind up with around $40 million for the three-day frame.In its second weekend, Divergent fell 64 percent to an estimated $8.1 million. In comparison, The Hunger Games dropped 72 percent at the same point. To date, the young-adult adaptation has already earned $76.9 million.Muppets Most Wanted took third place with an estimated $2.6 million (down 44 percent). Through eight days, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.
You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...
Al Pacino - Star Wars
Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »
With Darren Aronofksy's "Noah" storming into theaters this weekend, plus the arrival of a new trailer for the latest weather disaster entry "Into the Storm," we've rounded up some clips from titles in the Meteorologic Mayhem genre, dominated by prescient disaster king Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow," "2012"). Non-Emmerich entries include Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm," Kevin Costner headliner "Waterworld," animated "Ice Age: The Meltdown," Juan Antonio Bayona's emotion-wrenching portrait of the Thailand tsunami "The Impossible" (starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts) and that flying-cow Ilm classic "Twister," which helped to inaugurate sell-the-vfx-before-the-movie marketing. What's your fave weather disaster film? What have we left out? For its part, "Into the Storm" is helmed by Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5"). Richard Armitage (Thorin from the "Hobbit" films) stars. Here's the official synopsis:In the span of a single day, the town of »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Feature Louisa Mellor 14 Mar 2014 - 07:02
If you expressed disbelief at The Day After Tomorrow’s unfrozen penicillin, furrowed your brow at Independence Day’s alien-tech compatible code or laughed knowingly at Dara O’Briain’s stand-up routine on 2012’s mutating neutrinos, then chances are you’re of a mind with astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson.
A familiar face on the Us chat show circuit, Tyson is the director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, a research associate of the American Museum of Natural History, and currently the presenter of Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a sequel to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s seminal 1980 PBS series, Cosmos: A Personal Journey. He's also appeared as himself in episodes of Stargate Atlantis and The Big Bang Theory »
The movie features kind-of stars like Tara Reid, Kelly Osbourne, and Judah Friedlander as they struggle through a massive storm system that wreaks havoc on New York City — and results in the second dreaded Sharknado. So, a bit like The Day After Tomorrow… except marine-themed. And without Jake Gyllenhaal. But it does costar Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, so that’s something to look forward to. »
- Ariana Bacle
The highly anticipated Godzilla reboot has just unleashed a new trailer and it looks pretty epic. The film appears to have a noticeably darker tone than the goofy 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick and directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow). The 2014 Godzilla comes from director Gareth Edwards, whose only earlier effort was the low-budget monster […]
Read The New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Warns “You Have No Idea What’s Coming” on Filmonic.
- Andrew Shuster
Pompeii is out very soon so here’s another look at the historical disaster flick from director Paul W. S. Anderson, and yes, to the surprise of many this one doesn’t have Milla Jovovich in it. Unlike 2012, The Day After Tomorrow or other similar disaster movies, what you see here actually happened. You can read […]
Read Watch: Pompeii 3D Official Trailer on Filmonic.
After the recent “controversy” over the plot and casting of the Fantastic Four reboot, for which our very own site received a nasty email from a legal team representing 20th Century Fox over certain changes to the characters' origins [see story here], the studio behind the new version haven’t let it keep them down in regards to casting the film.
With a script being readied with director Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fox have begun screen testing various actors this week for the main roles in the superhero team. The Hollywood Reporter has apparently been informed that both Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) have both read for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. The Invisible Woman. In addition, hot young actor Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment, The Spectacular Now) who has been previously linked heavily with involvement in the film, has tested for the Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic role. »
- Gary Collinson
In news that is surely set to anger hardcore Fantastic Four fans even more than the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that the villain for Josh Trank’s reboot will be Dr. Doom (not surprising) – but that he might be a she (more surprising).
It sounds like the studio will probably go for a big name for its villain, in contrast to the latest casting news, which has it that Trank is currently screen testing several up-and-coming faces for its core crew. That Awkward Moment’s Miles Teller is in line for Mr. Fantastic, while Kate Mara (House Of Cards) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) have both tested for Sue Storm.
Meanwhile, Christian Cooke has also tested for the role of Ben Grimm (aka The Thing). Whoever Trank goes with, they’ll join Jordan as The Human Torch – a race-switching role which, »
- Chris Wharfe
Yesterday, Josh Trank went on record to deny some recent plot rumours which had been doing the rounds and left many fans with a bad taste in their mouths about Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot. Several names have already been mentioned when it comes to filling the roles of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman and The Thing, with the only confirmed cast member being Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch.
The Hollywood Reporter now reveal that Kate Mara (127 House) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) have both tested for the role of Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman, while Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) has auditioned for Reed Richard/Mr. Fantastic. English actor Christian Cook (Cemetery Junction) meanwhile is the only – and first – actor mentioned to be in the running to play Ben Grimm/The Thing.
However, the most interesting part of their report is the fact that »
- Josh Wilding
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