7 items from 2015
A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of Shield" coming up just as soon as I can bench press a small hatchback... Last night, the various Hollywood trade sites reported that the would-be "Agents of Shield" spin-off would focus on Bobbi and Hunter, about which I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, a "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"-style show about bickering exes who do spy work together sounds like a lot of fun, Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood have been among the highlights of this second season of "Shield," and "Shield" could stand to have fewer moving parts. (The focus on the two characters, rather than the one-size-fits-all approach of "Shield," is one of the reasons the new show sounds so promising.) On the other, I enjoy those two so much more than so many of the people who would be sticking around the parent show that I wonder if »
- Alan Sepinwall
Two of the best additions to the cast of "Marvel's Agents of Shield" in its second season are set to leave the show for the upcoming spin-off series.
The characters are former husband and wife who have let sparks fly in an on again/off again relationship on the show, something which will likely be carried over to the new show and give it more of a vibe along "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" lines.
The current second season of 'Shield' will include elements that are setting up the spinoff which Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski will write and executive produce. The network won't formally green light the project until the script comes in, but if it does then Zbyszewski will likely serve as show runner. »
- Garth Franklin
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next project, Africa. We first reported on this project back in Septmeber, when the director teamed with Skydance Productions for the drama, which is based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight against elephant poachers in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently worked together on By the Sea, which marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort and the first time they will be seen on screen together since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the screenplay for Africa, which centers Richard Leakey's quest to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. Before he took on poachers, Richard Leakey made a name for himself as a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man. Skydance has »
Kerry Washington is killing it these days. But you already knew that. She’s become a cultural icon as Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, and consequently one of the most visible actresses in Hollywood. But where was she before she was a card-carrying member of Shondaland?
For the most part, she was “that girl in that movie.” You couldn’t really place her. But now, her small roles in movies you’ve seen but never recognized her in mean so much more. In fact, now she has the clout to retroactively add star power to any movie. Namely, these five movies you forgot Kerry Washington was in. (Note: we’re skipping the ones no one you know has probably ever heard of.)
Little Man (2006)
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- Tara Aquino
It sounds like there's no bad blood between Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie! The "Cake" star gushed about Mrs. Brad Pitt's new film, "Unbroken" to Entertainment Tonight after their near-runin at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday in Los Angeles. When asked if leading ladies' media-driven rivalry -- which dates back to when Aniston and Pitt split in 2005, shortly after he met Jolie on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- may finally be coming to an end, Jen had only positive things to say about the budding director. "I think that's slowly coming to an end. I really do," she said of the media hoopla. And not only does the blonde beauty not have anything bad to say about the "Maleficent" actress, she also admits she's actually a fan of Angie's work! "I mean, that movie is so beautiful and wonderful, and she did such a gorgeous job, »
- tooFab Staff
The Gone Girl team of director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck have already set their sights on their next project: Strangers, a modern take on Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 suspense classic Strangers on a Train, according to Deadline.
In the Hitchcock original, the plot revolves a murder pact between a tennis star (played by Farley Granger) and the titular stranger on a train (portrayed by Robert Walker). Aboard, they devise a plan to kill the source of each other's problems – the tennis star's ex-wife, the stranger's father »
Whitta penned the first drafts of the screenplay, and now a new writer is expected to come in and work with Edwards to re-write and polish it - much like the way Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams took over from Michael Arndt on the script for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
So who's replacing him? It is not yet confirmed but today came a report on Slashfilm which suggests that Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Sherlock Holmes," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") will take over.
Kinberg would be an understandable choice, he's already heavily involved in the "Star Wars" universe as he created and serves as executive producer on Disney's "Star Wars: Rebels" cartoon. He also served as a consultant on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »
- Garth Franklin
7 items from 2015
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