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Perrey Reeves is trading in her Entourage for the CIA. The actress best known for playing Melissa Gold—Mrs. Ari—on the hit HBO series is joining USA's Covert Affairs as a recurring guest star, E! News can exclusively reveal. Reeves will play Caitlyn, the COO at McQuaid Security, the private military company run by Ryan McQuaid (new series regular Nic Bishop). Her character is described as smart, confident and not afraid to speak her mind. It's still a boy's club, but she's worked hard to get where she is today and knows how to command a room. Reeves is reprising the role of Melissa Gold in the upcoming Entourage movie. Her other credits include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, White Collar, Royal Pains, »
Tom Cruise is usually a pro at chewing bubblegum and kicking butt in his movies, but in the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow his character – Lt. Col. Bill Cage – is more experienced at drumming up support for the army – putting his good looks and charisma to use – than actual fighting. That changes when Cage is punished for insubordination by being deployed in the field, as part of the human resistance against an extraterrestrial army that’s invaded Earth.
Edge of Tomorrow was directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), who drew from a screenplay co-written by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game), based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Cruise spends most of the film sharing the screen with Emily Blunt ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a new trailer for director Doug Liman’s (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow. The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race. He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt. I really like the story, but it raises an important question: Is the gravity of a character's repeated deaths cheapened by a reliance on action? We could be looking at a case where the set pieces overshadow a strong story, but I hope that's not the case. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Bill Paxton, »
- Matt Goldberg
The Hollywood Reporter reports Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman is in final talks to direct Splinter Cell. An adaptation of a popular video game about a wooden prison secret spy, the movie has been in development for years. Tom Hardy alone has been attached to star since 2012. Still, considering video-game movies' dicey track record, we're surprised it hasn't taken longer. If it fails, Liman and Hardy could always try their hands at a bowler-wearing comedy double-act. »
- Jesse David Fox
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Liman (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Bourne Identity”) is in final negotiations to direct “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell,” Ubisoft’s film adaptation of its popular videogame franchise that Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle”) will script and is developing with New Regency.
Tom Hardy is attached to star in the feature.
Project is the second major movie based on one of its properties that Ubisoft is looking to get on the bigscreen after setting up “Assassin’s Creed.”
The project was previously in development at DreamWorks and Paramount and at one point had Peter Berg attached to direct.
Hardy will play Sam Fisher, a highly-trained special operative in a fictional black-ops operation called Echelon.
Splinter Cell is one of the biggest franchises in the video game world, with sales of over 23 million units as of 2012.
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- Kellvin Chavez
With Michael Fassbender attached to star in an adaptation of Assassin’s Creed and Michael Bay set to produce and direct Ghost Recon, Ubisoft are really ramping up their efforts to bring their video games to life on the big screen. Another of these is Splinter Cell, the franchise based on the work of the late Tom Clancy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow) is in final talks to direct Splinter Cell for video game developers Ubisoft and New Regency.
The site goes on to add that they are now hoping to begin production this August in order to meet a 2015 release date. Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures and Jean-Julien Baronnet of Ubisoft Motion Picture Group are producing, along with Liman and his partner, David Bartis.
Eric Singer, who wrote an early draft of American Hustle, penned the »
- Josh Wilding
So this is fun: While hanging with friends at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2013, Lindsay Lohan apparently/allegedly scribbled down a list of famous men she's had some sort of sexual dalliance with. Then she tossed that list aside and forgot about it. Then one of her friends gave it to In Touch Weekly, which is unveiling new names on Lindsay's "celebrity f*ck list" every week. What could be better/worse? Nothing/nothing. Some of the esteemed luminaries revealed last week: Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger, Zac Efron (whose actual reaction to being named was captured here), Colin Farrell, James Franco, Justin Timberlake, Joaquin Phoenix, Wilmer Valderrama, and Garrett Hedlund. The magazine just disclosed a few more of the names, and they're just as scholarly: Ryan Phillippe, Ashton Kutcher, Orlando Bloom, Stavros Niarchos (most known for his Olsen twin escapades), and Benicio del Toro. It's like the "Oceans Eleven" of dubious company. »
- Louis Virtel
Director Doug Liman is in final negotiations to direct the big screen adaptation of the hit video game franchise Splinter Cell, which is set to star Tom Hardy. Liman is the same director who has brought us films such as Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper, Fair Game, and the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow. The guy has a solid resume of work, and I think he's a great choice to bring Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell to life on the big screen.
Before Liman came on board the movie was in development at DreamWorks and Paramount and it had Peter Berg attached to direct. The project is now set up at New Regency with Ubisoft leading the charge. I think the current project is in good hands, and I hope Liman gives fans a film they can be proud of. »
- Joey Paur
Based on the very popular Tom Clancy video game series, Splinter Cell will see Hardy in the role of Sam Fisher, a “highly trained” spy who works for a fictional group known as Third Echelon. The various titles in the franchise see Fisher taking on missions that have him travelling the world trying to take down terrorists and prevent “deadly global events.”
Of course, the spy genre is one that Liman knows very well, having directed The Bourne Identity and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With a script by American Hustle scribe Eric Singer, all the pieces are here for a compelling spy thriller. New Regency is obviously hoping for a franchise with this one, »
- Matt Joseph
The long-in-development Splinter Cell movie now finally has a director. Ubisoft has been working on a feature film adaptation of the video game series for some time, and last year things finally started progressing as screenwriter Eric Singer (The International) was tapped to pen the script and Tom Hardy became attached to star. The property is ripe for a movie adaptation, as the video game series follows the adventures of a covert operative named Sam Fisher. Now Ubisoft and New Regency have found their director to bring the idea to fruition in The Bourne Identity helmer Doug Liman. Hit the jump for more. Per Heat Vision, Doug Liman is in final negotiations to take the helm of Splinter Cell for Ubisoft and New Regency, with an August production start-date being eyed for a planned 2015 release. This is a major step forward for a project that has lingered in development hell for years, »
- Adam Chitwood
'Enemy,' Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Male Id: Maybe Movies Are Screwing Us Up? You'll never be Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. by Matt Patches You'll never be a super spy, galavanting to every exotic location on the globe. You'll never go mano a mano with a squad of goons, busting heads without blinking an eye. You'll never get the hottest girl in the room, the gal who backs you up with a semi-automatic before slipping into your bed at night. You'll never have ripped abs, the perfect chin, the well-primped hair, the Mensa intellect, and an athleticism that would leave most Olympians in the dust. You'll never be that guy, no matter how much or how often Hollywood asks you to dream. But how far can one man indulge in that dream before he's consumed by it? In the new [...] »
- Mattt Patches
Even international spies have trouble balancing work and family life, according to “3 Days to Kill,” the latest lightweight action pic from writer-producer Luc Besson, here forming an unlikely (or perhaps unholy) trinity with director McG and star Kevin Costner. Surely the goal of the resulting tonal mishmash was to reignite Costner’s career a la what happened for Liam Neeson after Besson’s “Taken,” but any possibility of sleeper-hit status has been fatally compromised by watered-down fight scenes and misguided family man dramatics. Three days of decent box office appears the best hope for this Relativity release, likely to continue EuropaCorp’s recent run of non-”Taken” commercial disappointments in the U.S. International prospects look only moderately livelier.
- Geoff Berkshire
Angelina Jolie has garnered acclaim over the course of her acting career for both performances in dramatic fare such as The Changeling and Girl, Interrupted as well as commercial fare such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Lara Croft series. However, many fans of the performer have also been intrigued by her recent forays behind the camera. Her latest directorial project, and her first since 2011, is titled Unbroken. Joel and Ethan Coen share screenplay duties with Richard Lagravenese, and the cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, and Luke Treadaway. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Mr. and Mrs. Smith get a sitter! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt left their six kids at home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when the engaged lovebirds were photographed holding hands during on a dinner date at the Shipwreck Bar & Grill in Airlie Beach, Australia. See more pictures from their date night! On their first photographed couple's night out in months, the drop-dead gorgeous pair was all smiles as they shook hands with fans on their way into the restaurant and waved to the cameras. A slender Jolie, [...] »
When it comes to ascending a summit, first to the top usually wins. News this week confirmed that Working Title’s Everest, to be released by Universal, is a go. The film, from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) began production Monday in Italy, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes playing four of the climbers who attempted the disastrous 1996 ascent of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, only to be thwarted with terrible conditions that led to the loss of many lives.
Now that this film is in production, will it kill a competing Everest film at Sony?
- Nicole Sperling
Movie adaptations are common these days, so it is not shocking that Fox has announced their intentions to create a movie version of a card game. Come inside to check out all the details!
It's official. 20th Century Fox has purchased the rights from Hasbro to make a movie version of the Magic: The Gathering card game. While securing the rights is just the first step in the process, it is at least an indication that Fox sees some potential in the idea. Fox is not just considering a single film adaptation, but an entire franchise in the vein of Lord of the Rings. To assist in this vision, they have chosen Simon Kinberg to start laying the foundation with which the film developments will be based on.
Based on his previous work, he will probably be involved in writing and producing. That is good news to fans of the popular card game. »
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Format: TV movie Network: ABC Runtime: 60 minutes Synopsis For the past two years Hawkeye has been sent on a mission by Shield to investigate and eliminate a super-soldier serum trade that has been going on all across Turkey. As Hawkeye gets closer to the main source of the trade he must first overcome a few challenges, both physically and mentally. Director Doug Liman I have chosen Doug Liman as the Director of this because I imagine this film having a somewhat similar tone to Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Hawkeye and Mockingbird have similar chemistry to the characters John and Jane Smith. Also Doug Liman has done some TV work before such as The O.C. and Heist. Cast and Characters Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye After the events of The Avengers Agent Barton was sent on a mission to Turkey to investigate and eliminate super-soldier serum trades that have »
Los Angeles, Jan. 9, 2014 — The Society of Camera Operators (Soc) will present its Camera Operator of the Year Awards at their Annual Awards Event, as announced today by Soc Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, Soc. The black-tie celebration announcing the winners will be held on February 15, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The Soc donates all proceeds from the Awards Event to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help children overcome their vision deficits. As previously announced, this year.s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Chris Haarhoff, Soc/Camera Operator (Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club, Almost Famous), William Coe/Camera Technician (The Avengers, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys), Barry Wetcher, Smpsp/Still Photographer (Goodfellas, Quiz Show, Sherlock Holmes) and Jack Carpenter/Mobile Camera Platform Operator (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Crash, The Matrix). The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Stan McClain, Soc (National Security, Almost Famous, Any Given Sunday »
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