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After hearing that Dwayne Johnson will lead a Navy Seal team fighting demons, the actor is getting back into sports (kinda). After playing football in college and starring in the Gridiron Gang, Johnson will star in the drama Not Without Hope, an adaptation of personal trainer Nick Schuyler's memoir of the same name. But instead of focusing on the sports world, the film follows Schulyer as he and NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, along with Schuyler's best friend, former college football player Will Bleakley, were on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico when their boat capsized, stranding the men at sea. Read on! One would think that Johnson might work better as one of the football players, but Variety reports he will be playing Schuyler. People might also think that four athletically fit grown men wouldn't have trouble surviving in these conditions, but they had no emergency beacon to alert authorities, »
- Ethan Anderton
Variety is reporting that Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in “Not Without Hope,” based on the best-selling memoir by Nick Schuyler. The story tells the true story of college football player Schuyler, his best friend, and two NFL players. The four men were on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico when tragedy struck, capsizing the boat. The story is ultimately one of survival, as the four men were left clinging to the boat for days.
This won’t be Johnson’s first foray into more dramatic fair, having all ready established himself as a bankable star in the action genre. He’s dabbled in more dramatic roles before in films such as “Southland Tales,” “Gridiron Gang,” and this year’s “Snitch.” In this one, he’ll play Schuyler himself.
In the announcement, Rob Brenner, president of production for Relativity Media, said:
“Nick Schuyler’s book is extremely moving, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Phase 4 Films will release the taught psychological horror feature House of Good and Evil. This terrifying film is slated for a October, 2013 release. First time director Dave Mun (Gridiron Gang) took over directing duties from Clint Howard, on the film. Also, the House of Good and Evil stars Christian Oliver (Valkyrie) Rachel Marie Lewis (Transatlantic Coffee) and Marietta Marich (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The official trailer for House of Good and Evil awaits below. In the clip, Maggie (Lewis) is left alone in a new house, by her firefighting husband, Chris (Oliver). Maggie goes more than stir crazy, once Chris is gone. Shades and shadows begin to emerge from the woodwork and Maggie is unsure of what is real. With no one nearby for help, Maggie will have to undertake a horrifying journey of self-discovery. House of Good and Evil has won several awards. This feature won Best Feature »
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Opening on Friday the 13th, horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 scared up an excellent $40.3 million this weekend. Meanwhile, Luc Besson's The Family had a decent debut as well.The Top 12 earned $89.5 million this weekend, which is up a whopping 30 percent from the same period last year.Insidious 2's $40.3 million debut is over three times as high as its predecessor's $13.3 million opening, which is an incredible improvement for a sequel. It's also about on par with director James Wan's The Conjuring, which opened to $41.9 million in July. This is only the second time ever that a director has had two movies open over $40 million in the same year*the Wachowski siblings did it in 2003 with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.The month of September is typically a slow one at the box office, so Insidious 2's opening ranks second all-time behind last year's Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million). Overall, it »
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The sprocket opera will take place from Aug. 15-22, showcasing some 350 shorts from 26 countries in competition.
The Aug. 15 opener will feature former “King of Queens” exec producer Michael J. Weithorn’s superhero pic “The Sidekick,” which stars Caplan, Livingston and Rob Benedict. Pic centers on a sidekick who has to find his place among mere mortals when his superhero partner kicks him to the curb.
Helmer Josh Levy will also screen “The Immigrant,” a comedy starring Cera and Forte, along with Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Deborah Theaker, Deadlee and Margaret Cho. “The Immigrant” tells the story of a washed-up comedian who, after being deported back to his native Canada, tries to be smuggled across the Mexico-u.S. border to make his comeback. »
- Allegra Tepper
There are a lot of things that last year.s Silver Linings Playbook got right, and the film and its cast and crew have the awards to show for it. Should there have been a category for .Best Reminder of an Actor.s Likeability,. the re-emergence of Chris Tucker would have certainly secured the trophy. The prospect of another Rush Hour sequel still makes my skeleton groan, but I.m happy to pass on the news that his next role will be in an original comedy. Tucker will return to a leading role in Relativity Media.s Second Honeymoon, which will be directed by Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang), no stranger to career hiatuses himself. (You might remember he directed the pretty stellar Punisher: Dirty Laundry short last year.) He.ll be working form a script written by Peter Gaulke, who wrote the mildly disappointing comedy The Babymakers, and Kevin Heffernan, »
• Sandra Bullock passed once on starring in Will Gluck’s update of Annie, but reports surfaced Wednesday that talks may have started up again. The Oscar-winning actress would play the part of Miss Hannigan, the cruel, often drunk head of the orphanage that houses Annie (Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis). Carol Burnett played the role in John Huston’s 1982 version of the musical. Bullock can be seen next in The Heat (June 28) with Melissa McCarthy, and then in Alfonso Curaón’s Gravity (October 4) with George Clooney. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
On the heels of his supporting role in the TWC hit, Silver Linings Playbook, Chris Tucker has signed up to star in the comedy Second Honeymoon. To be directed by Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang), the film's synopsis, courtesy of The Wrap, reads: Story follows a married couple who return to Antigua on their second honeymoon in an effort to spice things up. However, the legacy they left ten years ago comes back to haunt both of them, and before they know it, the trip is less about trying to reconnect with their younger, wilder selves and more about trying to get off the island alive. Chris will star as one-half of the couple - his first leading role since sharing the screen with »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Here's today's latest casting news: Courteney Cox (Friends) is set for her directorial debut, Hello I Must Be Going, which will star Seann William Scott (Goon) and Kate Walsh (Private Practice). Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) will star in the Relativity comedy, Second Honeymoon, for director Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang). Hit the jump for more on both casting announcements. Deadline reports that Cox will direct Hello I Must Be Going from screenwriter David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives). Scott will star as "Ted Morgan, a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide." Walsh co-stars as his sister-in-law Kathleen Morgan. Garret Dillahunt and Rob Riggle also star. Production is set to begin in L.A. later this month. The Wrap has Tucker starring in Second Honeymoon, which will be his follow-up role since returning to the screen in Silver Linings Playbook. The story centers on "a »
- Dave Trumbore
After a five-year hiatus from the big screen, Chris Tucker eased his way back into Hollywood with a well-received supporting turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." Now Tucker is ready to return to leading roles, as he has signed on to star in Relativity Media's comedy "Second Honeymoon." Phil Joanou ("Gridiron Gang") will direct the movie and rewrite the script by Peter Gaulke and Kevin Heffernan. Story follows a married couple who return to Antigua on their second honeymoon in an effort to spice things up. However, the legacy they »
- Jeff Sneider
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