13 items from 2015
It’s been a while since a film took a real shot at Christmas, outside the camp genre, and if an anti-feel good, holiday movie filled with stars can’t get people to show up, it’s difficult to figure what will.
Love the Coopers has your standard holiday premise, the family is getting back together for Christmas, but this isn’t your average family, except the “joke” is that it is. If it isn’t a pretend boyfriend, or kleptomania, it’s more standard fare, like the trials and tribulations of single fatherhood, but it all adds up to a largely wacky family, and Mom and Dad aren’t a lot better.
Despite the monkey wrenches thrown into the family dynamic, it looks like fairly standard stuff, which could be a result of the writing/directing team of Steven Rogers (Stepmom, P.S. I Love You) and Jessie Nelson (Corrina, »
- Marc Eastman
An annual Christmas celebration gets turned upside down in the trailer for Love the Coopers, which gives us our first look at the immense and talented ensemble cast in this holiday movie. Diane Keaton and John Goodman star as the Cooper parents, with Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and Ed Helms portraying their children. As with many holiday gatherings, the Coopers' doesn't quite go according to plan.
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. The trailer reveals that this large family only gets together once per year over the Christmas holiday, giving us insight into their wildly different lives. Diane Keaton's Charlotte Cooper just wants their family to have wonderful Christmas memories, »
Jeffrey Dean Morgan went all out for his latest role! The former "Grey's Anatomy" star dropped a staggering 40 pounds for his role in "Texas Rising" by following a strict diet of just one can of tuna per day. The 6'2" actor was encouraged to lose 10 pounds from his 175-pound frame, but he took it way too far ... weighing in at just 130 pounds during shooting. "He had a consumption of tuberculosis," Morgan explained on "Today" last week. "And so I got there and I was probably about 175. I left and I was about 130." "I ate a can of tuna fish a day," he continued. "I did it in the most unhealthy way possible...I didn't consult with a doctor or anything. We had said maybe we should lose, like, 10 pounds, and I just kept going and going, and by the end of the movie, I was just [moving] like a snail!" The »
- tooFab Staff
When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:
Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.
Principal photography is set to start in summer of »
- Derek Anderson
Following the trailer released a couple of months ago, we now have a new poster for musical The Last Five Years, which features Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The movie will be showing exclusively in London’s West End at the Empire Cinemas before heading to VOD on May 1st.
Check out the poster below:
Based on Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown’s hit off-Broadway musical starring Anna Kendrick, The Last Five Years will receive an exclusive two week theatrical run in the heart of London’s West End at The Empire Leicester Square before being released on VOD on 1 May and DVD on 4 May. Tickets are now available for pre-booking for an exclusive two week run only from 17 April.
- Luke Owen
You wouldn’t think a show like “Supernatural” would have anything in common with “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Weeds”. After all, they’re wildly different genres on different networks. Each of these shows did do one thing the same. Every single one of them killed a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
He’s the dad they love to kill, or, at least that’s what happened to both John Winchester and Judah Botwin. Even as a single guy with a thing for Scrabble, he didn’t fare so well, just ask Denny Duquette. Oh, wait. You can’t. They killed him, too. He became, for all intents and purposes, the best and most memorable Red Shirt on TV.
Foolishly, I thought maybe movies would make a difference. “Watchmen” and “Jonah Hex” both proved me wrong. He did stay alive through “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”, “Taking Woodstock,” “The Losers,” “P.S. I Love You »
After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:
Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »
- Jonathan James
Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.
The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »
- Matt Joseph
Jeremy Jordan is a four-time Broadway star (Tony nominated for 2012’s “Newsies”) and TV heartthrob (thanks to NBC’s short-lived “Smash”); now he can add movie actor to his resume. The 30-year-old is the lead in “The Last Five Years,” based on the cult stage musical, about a young husband and wife (played by Anna Kendrick) who croon about the highs and lows of their dissolving relationship.
To get the part, Jordan had to audition three times for director Richard Lagravenese (“P.S. I Love You”) in the spring of 2013. The indie was shot in only three weeks that summer, and Radius-twc later picked up U.S. distribution. (The film opens in theaters and on VOD on Feb. 13). Jordan spoke to Variety about live singing in the movie (a la “Les Miserables”), if there could ever be a “Newsies” remake and the backstage fighting on “Smash.”
I hadn’t seen the play. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Love, Rosie's Sam Claflin and Lily Collins star as two friends who might just be meant for each other in the romantic film, which is based on a novel by the same writer who penned P.S. I Love You. The duo recently stopped by our La studios to talk about whether or not they believe in romantic fate, their tequila-drenched dance scene, and even Fifty Shades of Grey. Love, Rosie is in select theaters and on VOD this Friday. »
Updating My Best Friend's Wedding for the millennial set, director Christian Ditter's Love, Rosie casts a winsome Lily Collins in what might once have been Julia Roberts's role (think eyebrows, not teeth) — though in this case, marriage is no real obstacle to true love. Neither are children, differing lifestyles, or the Atlantic Ocean, at least in comparison to that dearest totem of romance writers: miscommunication. Rosie, adapted from a novel by P.S. I Love You author Cecelia Ahern, is less a story than a romantic long con: Rosie and her would-be paramour, childhood friend Alex (Sam Claflin), amass a lengthy paper trail of chats, text messages, and love letters quickly squirreled away by jealous spouses, only to do-si-do around the subject of »
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) are co-starring in The Bends, "a diving adventure" that centers on a mysterious discovery at the bottom of the ocean. The mystery "reopens old issues for an ex-Combat Marine who is working to pay off his debt to the mob."The film will be produced by Cybill Lui's Anova Pictures and directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. [The Hollywood Reporter] Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde have all been cast in an upcoming holiday comedy, tentatively titled Let It Snow. "The »
- Jennifer Maas
CBS Films has cast a holiday comedy, tentatively titled “Let It Snow,” with Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde.
CBS Films is planning a Nov. 13 release.
T Bone Burnett is the film’s executive music producer and is producing its soundtrack.
The story follows the exasperated members of an extended family as they attempt to gather for their annual holiday celebration.
The project had formerly been titled “The Most Wonderful Time.”
- Dave McNary
13 items from 2015
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