13 items from 2013
The story follows a young man who gets drawn into the unusual world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal will play the reporter, although no character details were given for Rene Russo's role.
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy is making his directorial debut from his own screenplay. The writer-director's brother, Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), is producing alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Fox, Michel Litvak, and David Lancaster.
Ryan Reynolds is in early talks to star in Selfless, a new film from Tarsem Singh, the director behind Immortals, Mirror Mirror and The Fall. Set up at Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict, the Alex and David Pastor (Carriers) script follows a “rich old man who recently discovers that he’s dying. So in order to cheat death, he plays to have his mind transplanted into a younger man’s body, a cadaver whose “previous inhabitant” was murdered. Then the man finds himself being hunted by killers as he tries to figure out who killed him in the first place.”
We’ll be the first to admit that this concept sounds pretty interesting, and with a visionary director like Singh behind the camera, this could turn out to be a truly unique and exciting entry into the sci-fi genre. Reynolds is a solid leading man, too. His charm and charisma makes »
- Matt Joseph
Jake Gyllenhaal dabbled in the world of crime journalism when he starred as cartoonist Robert Graysmith in David Fincher's brilliant 2007 crime thriller Zodiac, and today we have learned that he is ready to make his way back. Variety is reporting that the Oscar-nominated actor and Rene Russo have both signed on to star in the new indie thriller Nightcrawler. The film will be the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who will also be writing the script. The filmmaker is best known for his work as a screenwriter, previously penning movies like The Bourne Legacy, Tarsem Singh's The Fall and Two For The Money. His brother Tony Gilroy, with whom he wrote the last Bourne movie, will be serving as a producer on the new project. While details about the plot of Nightcrawler are slim, the trade says that it follows "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal »
The Bourne Legacy may not quite have kicked the franchise in the robust new direction hoped for, but it certainly gave a boost to the professional clout of writer Tony Gilroy. He's now producing the indie thriller Nightcrawler, the directorial debut of his brother Dan Gilroy. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo will be heading his cast.Dan also wrote the film, which involves "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in La". So nothing to do with blue mutants that go Bamf! then. Nor the Scottish techno band; telekinetic Twilight Zone military units; or that Brian Thompson guy in Cobra. Oh wait, he was the Night Slasher. Makes all the difference.Gilroy (Dan) was the co-writer on Legacy and has the "story" credit on Shawn Levy's Real Steel. He also wrote The Fall (directed by Tarsem, who appears elsewhere in news this morning), and, »
Immortals director Tarsem Singh and Ryan Reynolds are in talks to team up on a new supernatural thriller called Selfless. The movie is being produced by Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict from a script written by Carriers scribes Alex and David Pastor.
The story "focuses on a wealthy older man who discovers he’s dying and pays to have his mind transplanted into a younger man’s body. Turns out that body is a cadaver whose previous inhabitant was murdered. Soon, he’s hunted by killers as he tries to get to the bottom of who took him out in the first place."
It seems like Tarsem and Reynolds would make an interesting team. If you've seen any of Tarsem's films, then you know the guy has an insane imagination. On top of Immortals, he also directed The Fall, The Cell, and I'm not sure why he made it, but he also did Mirror Mirror. »
- Joey Paur
Just recently, Ryan Reynolds gained some lovely co-stars in the form of Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton for the dark comedic thriller The Voices, and later this year we'll see him in R.I.P.D. (watch the trailer) with Jeff Bridges. That's on top of his success in The Croods which just landed a sequel. Now it sounds like Reynolds is moving away from the bigger studio pictures for his future slate. Deadline has word that Reynolds is in early talks to star in Selfless, a new film from The Immortals, Mirror Mirror and The Fall director Tarsem Singh, set up at Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict, and it sounds pretty cool. The script comes from Alex and David Pastor (Carriers) and follows a rich old man who recently discovers that he's dying. So in order to cheat death, he plays to have his mind transplanted into a younger man's body, a cadaver whose "previous inhabitant" was murdered. »
- Ethan Anderton
Tarsem, the man behind movies "The Cell," "The Fall" and "Immortals," has always had bold visuals to with his ambitious films, but the ends results always seem to fall just a little short. He's a master stylist to be certain, and even something like the somewhat absurd-sounding "Selfless" opens the door to plenty of opportunities for creativity. The director is teaming with Ryan Reynolds for picture, penned by Alex and David Pastor ("Carriers"). And strap in, because this premise is a little loopy. The thriller would find an older wealthy man, transplanting his mind into the body of younger person. The twist? Turns out the younger body was murdered, and now he has to go on the run from the killers who offed him in the first place, while trying to sort it all out. Umm....yeah....it will at least look good, right? For Reynolds, it's another move to work with an auteur, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
• Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, The Fall) is in final talks to star in the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy film as the villain. At one point, Pace was being considered for the lead, which eventually went to Chris Pratt. Details on his role are sparse, but we’re not complaining if Guardians wants to take the Avengers route of casting a handsome bad guy. Pace donned a variety of different elaborate costumes recently for his roles in Lincoln, The Hobbit, and Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and will be appearing in the next two installments of The Hobbit as well »
- Lindsey Bahr
Lee Pace! Those of you who aren't fans of The Hobbit or the late-2000's TV series Pushing Daisies are probably saying, "Lee, who?" This guy: Pace has had a solid run over the past decade appearing in the aforementioned productions as well as playing roles in The Fall, The Resident, Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and last year's Oscar nominee leader Lincoln. With two more Hobbit movies locked into place, The Wrap reports that Pace has added Guardians of the Galaxy to his list of upcoming projects. The identity of the villainous character is being kept under wraps, but his casting is the latest for the Phase Two project that begins filming in June. Chris Pratt was cast as Star Lord last month with Zoe Saldana joining the cast as Gamora shortly...
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James Gunn is looking to cast one of his villains in the epic Marvel sci-fi space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. According to The Wrap, Lee Pace (Pushing Daises, The Fall, The Hobbit) is in final negotiations. There's no word on the villain that he'll be playing, but it will most likely end up being The Collector or The Controller. Of course, a lot of fans speculate that he will Thanos, which I think is unlikely because he doesn't fit the character. Out of the choices I imagine he'll end up playing The Collector. That character seems to suit him the most, but we'll just have to wait and see!
He will join the previously cast Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Ophelia Lovibond as an aid to The Collector.
The movie is scheduled to start shooting in June, »
- Joey Paur
Trailing yesterday’s casting of actress Ophelia Lovibond, It seems Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn is picking up the pace with casting the studios’ 2014 space epic, as The Wrap now reports that thespian Lee Pace is final talks for a role. Late last year, Pace was among 80 to 100 guys to audition for the lead part in Guardians, Star-Lord, which eventually went to Chris Pratt, but it seems the Twilight actor will play a villain in the upcoming adaptation; although who that bad guy is, is unknown. Best known for his role in the fantasy drama The Fall, Lee Pace, 34, appeared in Lincoln, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its upcoming sequels, The Desolation of Smaug & There and Back Again. Pace joins Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker and Ophelia Lovibond. What villain do think »
After a great turn on the short-lived series Pushing Daisies and a recent role in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, Lee Pace has started to garner some more recognition in Hollywood. I have been a fan of the guy from his roles in Tarsem's The Fall and Lincoln and I forgive him for being in the last Twilight movie. But, now he looks to be gaining a whole new set of fans if this news turns out to be true. Lee Pace is about to join the cast of Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy in an unspecified »
- Alex Maidy
Today the 2013 Golden Globe Awards give us plenty to talk about including Oscar speculation and Jodie Foster's speech. On top of that we breeze through new DVDs and Blu-rays, discuss our time watching "Book of Mormon" and return to the Django Unchained conversation. We play a little Over/Under, Buy or Sell and Watch This or Watch That and get to as many of your questions as we can as this episode almost hits two hours long. As always, I have broken down this episode on a minute-by-minute basis if you would like to skip ahead and below I have featured the information on how to download the podcast, find us on iTunes or merely just listen in your browser. 00:00-1:50 - Introduction 1:51-5:18 - Xarnis wants to know who John C. Reilly Security Guard is. 5:19-7:13 - Would You Rather get no »
- Brad Brevet
13 items from 2013
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