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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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Sundance 2011 First Look: John C. Reilly in ‘Terri’

29 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When John C. Reilly is in a movie, it's a given that his character is going to be likable. That's the quality Reilly brings to each role he plays, he's always the kind of guy you'd want to hang out with. Unless, of course, he's your high school vice principal. In Terri, directed by Azazel Jacobs and written by Patrick deWitt, Reilly plays a vice principal who develops an unlikely friendship with the title character, played by Jacob Wysocki, who is regularly teased and ridiculed. Terri will have its world premiere in competition [1] at the Sundance Film Festival next month and now you can see a few photos from the film after the jump. Here are the photos from Terri. [gallery order="Desc" columns="2" orderby="ID"] The other actor in the photos is Jacob Wysocki who plays Terri. He's best know for a role on the short lived ABC Family show Huge, which starred Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray. »

- Germain Lussier

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‘Waiting For Forever’ Trailer

21 December 2010 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Freestyle Releasing have released a movie trailer for Waiting For Forever, a "Hollywood-set romantic tale" directed by James Keach, starring Rachel Bilson (The O.C., Jumper), Blythe Danner (Meet The Parents), Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) and Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio). In “Waiting for Forever” Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) play long lost best friends—or so Emma thinks. When her mediocre TV show is canceled and news of her father’s illness spreads, Emma’s forced back to her hometown, where she meets a new set of unexpected struggles that challenge her to redefine the meaning of family, love and how we live our lives. The film played at a bunch of regional film festivals in 2010 and was met with mostly positive reviews. The movie is now set to hit theaters in February 2011. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Cruise, Baldwin and Paltrow Circling ‘Rock of Ages’

20 December 2010 9:37 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Adam Shankman hit it big with his movie-turned Broadway musical-turned movie Hairspray and hopes to repeat that act with his cinematic adaptation of Rock of Ages, a stage musical that does for 80s rock what Mamma Mia! did for Abba tunes – so to speak.

Word has it that Tom Cruise is on the verge of signing on for Shankman’s latest musical, which could also star the likes of Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow – alongside the film’s only official cast member so far, musical artist and Precious songwriter, Mary J. Blige.

Rock of Ages is a successful Broadway stage rock musical that could be referred to as the anti-Rent, since the former is lighter in tone and deals with far less serious subject matter. The show’s plot revolves around a world-famous rock ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Will Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin Play "Rock of Ages?"

19 December 2010 2:14 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

"Rock of Ages" is a fun rock musical featuring classic rock hits from the 80s with a feel-good vibe it's no wonder a movie version is set to rock at a theater near you.

New Line is adapting the hit musical with "Hairspray's" Adam Shankman set to direct. And now, rumors are swirling around that Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, and Alec Baldwin may be joining the cast.

Shankman even tweeted that, .Rumors: t cruise as stacee, Alec Baldwin as Dennis, Mary j as justice, Gwyneth paltrow as Constance from rolling stone... Sounds crazy :).

So far, Mary J. Blige is the only one confirmed to join production and according to the Hollywood Reporter, New Line, Shankman's Offspring Entertainment, and Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment and Corner Store Entertainment all want Cruise to play Stacee Jaxx, a rock star for the band Arsenal.

And apparently, Cruise is very close to saying yes. »

- Manny

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Tom Cruise is close, but will Alec Baldwin join 'Rock of Ages'?

19 December 2010 1:12 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The movie version of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" has already lured Mary J. Blige in the fold, but rumors continue to swirl about Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow joining the Warner Bros. flick.  Director Adam Shankman, who previously helmed the hit musical version of "Hairspray," is a notorious twitterer and provided this saucy tweet on Friday: Rumors: t cruise as stacee, Alec Baldwin as Dennis, Mary j as justice, Gwyneth paltrow as Constance from rolling stone... Sounds crazy :) "Ages" is structured around classic rock hits from the '80s including songs from Styx, Journey, Pat Benatar, Twisted »

- HitFix Staff

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise circling “Rock of Ages” musical?

17 December 2010 5:32 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Was Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Glee” guest spot an audition for an even bigger project?

It’s possible. Adam Shankman, director of “Hairspray” as well s the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway smash “Rock of Ages,” has revealed that Ms. Paltrow has been offered a lead role in the film … and she may be bringing a fellow A-lister with her.

“It sounds cool,” Paltrow said to EW.com. “I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow. But it sounds like it could be fun.”

And who might join her in the musical production?

EW reports that Tom Cruise is “in discussions” to take a role in “Rock,” though nothing has been signed on the dotted line.

In the meantime, Paltrow confirmed that she’ll likely return to “Glee” for a few episodes, and is contemplating a mini-tour »

- Sean O'Connell

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Paltrow May Slam Into 'Rock Of Ages'

16 December 2010 5:05 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow isn't done with singing, or at least that's the impression we're getting since she's been offered a role in the adaptation "Rock of Ages." The project, set to be directed by "Hairspray" helmer Adam Shankman, is barely a blip on her radar. The actress barely got the script, so since there's an offer out there doesn't exactly mean she's going to jump all over it (unless she really wants to sing that bad). Speaking of strange casting, how about the fact that Tom Cruise is in the middle of talks to possibly be in the project? There's nothing set in stone at the moment, but he could be toddling around in the Broadway-musical-turned-feature-film too."Rock of Ages" is a rock/jukebox musical set in the late 1980s where an aspiring rocker, Drew Bowie, works as a busboy in the Hollywood bar/club The Bourbon Room. He »

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Casting Tidbits: Tom Cruise, Zac Efron, Halle Berry & Justin Long

16 December 2010 10:43 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well, isn't that a pretty picture. Santa rolling down the block in a Panzer! Well kids, I certainly hope you have been good this year, cause it looks like Santa just took out the Casting Tidbits. Incoming! First up, EW confirms that Tom Cruise, who was previously rumored for a part in the adaptation of the stage musical Rock of Ages, is now in talks for a role. It's not clear if it's the same bartender role who belts out 80's hair rock, but we'll find out sooner or later. In addition, it sounds like Gwyneth Paltrow fresh off her singing performances in 'Glee" and Country Strong has also been offered an unknown role in the musical from Hairspray director Adam Shankman. Next, THR reports the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, the pseudo-sequel to Valentine's Day, has added even more talent to its already hefty roster. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise Head-Banging Their Way Into 'Rock Of Ages'?

16 December 2010 8:07 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The "Rock of Ages" big screen adaptation already has its director, "Hairspray"'s Adam Shankman, and pretty much has its leading man squared away with Tom Cruise in talks. So now it's time for the musical homage to '80s hair bands to serenade it's leading lady. And, according to EW.com, it has.

While promoting her other singing movie, "Country Strong," Gwyneth Paltrow told EW that the movie "sounds cool." "I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow," she said. "But it sounds like it could be fun."

This time last year we wouldn't have called Paltrow a singer, but recently she's shown off her stellar pipes in "Country Strong" and as a guest on "Glee." Fox's hit musical show is looking to have Paltrow back for some more substitute teaching, but none of the songs we've seen her perform yet have »

- Terri Schwartz

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Gwyneth Paltrow May Join Rock of Ages

16 December 2010 1:00 AM, PST | movies.about.com | See recent About.com Hollywood Movies news »

EW.com reports Gwyneth Paltrow - hot off her guest starring role in Glee and starring role in Country Strong - could be joining the cast of the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages. Tom Cruise has also been offered a role in the project confirms EW.

"I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow. But it sounds like it could be fun," said Paltrow in an interview with EW at the Country Strong premiere in La on December 15th.

Set in the '80s and loaded with tunes from that decade, the story follows a young rocker eager for a break and a small town girl in Hollywood chasing her dreams. Adam Shankman (Hairspray) will be directing Rock of Ages, with filming expected to begin in February.

(Photo of Gwyneth Paltrow by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

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Exclusive: Gwyneth Paltrow offered role, Tom Cruise in talks for 'Rock of Ages'

15 December 2010 1:59 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

EW has learned exclusively that Gwyneth Paltrow has been offered a role in Rock of Ages, the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, to be directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray). “It sounds cool,” she told EW on the red carpet at the Country Strong premiere. “I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow. But it sounds like it could be fun.” Ages, set in Los Angeles, follows a young couple whose story is told through ’80s rock hits. Producer Jenno Topping (who is producing both Ages and Country Strong) also confirms »

- Margaret Lyons

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Gwyneth Paltrow offered a role maybe opposite Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages

15 December 2010 11:52 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Gwyneth Paltrow has been offered another role where she gets to sing again. No, it's not another episode of Glee. This role is one for the big screen. Paltrow has been offered a role in the Adam Shankman (Hairspray) directed musical, Rock Of Ages. The actress said before the premiere of Country Strong, "It sounds cool. I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow. But it sounds like it could be fun." Ages is the story of a young couple told through »

- Niki Stephens

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Bradley Cooper Asks You To Unlock Your Potential In ‘Limitless’ Promo

9 December 2010 12:10 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Neil Burger‘s follow-up to The Illusionist (not Chomet’s well-received animation of course) is Limitless. Previously titled The Dark Fields, this thriller stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel and Tomas Arana. The premise is certainly interesting and with this promo for the pill in the film, the new title makes much more sense. Check it out below.

Plot: Based on the novel by Alan Glynn with a screenplay written by Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Hairspray), Limitless is an exciting “What if?” story that unveils a designer drug that could make you rich and powerful. Eddie (Bradley Cooper) is a down and out New York writer until he comes to possess a pill that gives him the ability to access the full capacity of his brain. Soon Eddie realizes the use of his newfound superior intelligence and success comes at a heavy »

- Jordan Raup

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Bradley Cooper Advertises a Wonder Drug in Viral Promo for Neil Burger’s ‘Limitless’

9 December 2010 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this week there was a brief bit of news that Dark Fields, the new film from Neil Burger (The Illusionist) had changed titles; the movie is now called Limitless. Now there's a sort of viral promo for the film. It features Bradley Cooper more or less in character as the pitchman for a wonderdrug called Nzt, aka 'the clear pill.' The drug can reportedly solve almost every problem known to man by allowing humans to access their entire physical and mental potential. But...there are a couple of possibly troubling side effects. Just a couple. Check out the promo after the break. Having seen that, it's easy to understand the new title. Limitless does a better job of representing the core idea of the drug and its effect than does Dark Fields. And there's a compelling cast to go along with the concept: Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, »

- Russ Fischer

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“Cloudy” duo to “Bob” and weave through Disney musical

7 December 2010 7:01 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” has opened some decent doors for co-writers/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The duo is poised to direct a “21 Jump Street” remake for Sony starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (and odd on-screen pair that actually could work). And now it’s being reported that the pair is eyeballing “Bob the Musical” for Disney.

THR reports that the comedy “follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.” Adam Shankman was once attached to the project, probably because “Hairspray” composer Marc Shaiman is writing the music and lyrics for “Bob.”

It’s expected that Lord and Miller will move to “Bob” after “Jump Street,” which hopes to begin shooting this Spring.

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- Sean O'Connell

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller in Talks to Direct ‘Bob the Musical’ for Disney

7 December 2010 6:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs very quickly turned me into a fan of directorial team Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film pointed me towards their sharp and funny, if short-lived show Clone High, and has me anticipating the big-screen version of 21 Jump Street, which they're set to direct [1] in early spring 2011. And now the duo is in talks to direct a musical for Disney. Specifically, Bob the Musical, about a man who can suddenly hear the songs within all of us. Lest that sound too sickly sweet, he's none too happy about the deal. (At least at first.) Details after the break. THR [2] says the duo is in talks to develop and direct. The story follows Bob, "a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay. »

- Russ Fischer

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‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ Directors to Sing for their Supper with New Disney Musical

7 December 2010 5:19 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Phil Lord and Chris Millar, the co-writers and directors of the food frenzy of an animation that is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, are currently in talks with Disney to potentially create and direct a new comedy entitled Bob the Musical. Yes, Bob the Musical. [Risky Biz]

The story of Bob follows a normal, unassuming guy who suffers a nasty blow to the head. A strange after effect caused by the bump on the noggin just happens to be that he is now able to hear the songs inside other peoples’ hearts. Freaky. The music and lyrics are being written by none other than Marc Shaiman, the composer of the original music for Hairspray.

The film project has moved in many different writer/director directions with Mike Bender first writing a version that Hairspray director, Adam Shankman, was set to helm, then Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz tried writing the script »

- Laura Stackhouse

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'Meatballs' Duo Tackle "Bob the Musical"

7 December 2010 1:37 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adorable "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" co-writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks with Disney Pictures to develop and direct the comedy "Bob the Musical" reports Risky Biz Blog.

The story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical much to his dismay.

"Hairspray" composer Marc Shaiman is writing the music and a new writer will shortly be hired do more work on the script. The pair will work the project around their commitment to shoot Sony's "21 Jump Street" feature film reboot. »

- Garth Franklin

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