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Get the Detroit Lions jacket out of mothballs. Key up the trademark Harold Faltermeyer theme song. And get me Judge Reinhold on the phone! Paramount wants back in the Beverly Hills Cop business, planning a reboot of the famous franchise with producer Jerry Bruckheimer back in the fold. Deadline reports that the longtime blockbuster producer has set up a three-year, first-look deal with Paramount that will begin with the Beverly Hills Cop feature, which the trade site describes as "a reboot," but one that will have original star Eddie Murphy back in the lead role of wise-cracking detective Axel Foley. The site says the story will bring Foley back to his Detroit roots . which cancels out the need for Beverly Hills, no? . and will be directed by Btett Ratner. The filmmaker worked with Murphy on the hit comedy Tower Heist, and has helmed his own brand of action films with »
Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer are back in business! He's signed a three-year first-look deal with the studio that will start in April 2014. There are a couple already existing projects that are going to start moving forward, and those include Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4.
Deadline revealed that Brett Ratner is attached to direct the film and will start production on it as soon as he's done with Dwayne Johnson's Hercules movie. Ratner was attached to this project once before, 5 years ago.
Eddie Murphy is officially set to reprise his role as Detroit cop Axel Foley, and according to the report, "Foley will be returning to his Detroit roots." I enjoyed the original Beverly Hills Cop movies, and I hope they go for that R-rated kind of action-comedy again. I'm not a fan of Ratner, but these are the kinds of films he's known for making, »
- Joey Paur
Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner are getting back together. The Tower Heist duo will join forces as Ratner is now attached to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4. The project comes about from a larger overall deal that Jerry Bruckheimer struck with Paramount Pictures yesterday, which also includes the development of Top Gun 2 along with other projects. Projects that Bruckheimer currently has in development with Disney will remain there until they pass on them. Deadline reports that the first project from the new Bruckheimer/Paramount deal will be a new Beverly Hills Cop movie. The fourth movie, which the site describes as "a reboot of one of Bruckheimer and Paramount's biggest successes together" finds Murphy's Detroit cop Axel Foley returning to his Detroit roots....
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Brett Ratner, the director of the "Rush Hour" films and, most recently, "Tower Heist," isn't someone who you would imagine as being BFFs with Roman Polanski, the arty filmmaker behind such classics as "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby." But this is exactly the case. The two have been great friends for a very long time (Polanski even co-starred in "Rush Hour 2") and their latest collaboration is "Weekend of a Champion," the commercial re-release of a 1971 racing documentary that Polanski produced and co-starred in but was barely released at the time. The doc follows racing legend Jackie Stewart at the height of his racing prowess (and in the midst of his intense friendship with Polanski), and the results are kind of like a documentary version of Ron Howard's recent drama "Rush." Stewart was an F1 racer from Scotland who was racing during the sport's most dangerous period (in a taped epilogue, »
- Drew Taylor
We reported last week that the Entourage movie is finally starting to build up momentum. All the key male actors from the original television series have put pen to paper and signed their contracts for the film which is to be directed by creator Doug Ellin. The series ran for an impressive eight seasons and had one very famous fan in the shape of American President, Barack Obama.
For the uninitiated, Entourage followed fictitious actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) as he rose from nobody to superstar and dealt with the pitfalls of fame along the way. The brilliant thing about Entourage, other than it essentially being a Sex and the City for men, was all the amazing cameos that popped up. The series was pretty much a ‘who’s who’ of Hollywood, with stars such as show producer Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Malin Ackerman, Gary Busey, Val Kilmer, and the late Dennis Hopper making appearances. »
- Kat Smith
• Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton is reportedly being eyed for a lead role in the Entourage movie. Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon are all set to reprise the roles they originated in the HBO series. Although the 21-year-old Upton is best known for her modeling work, she has appeared in a few films, including Tower Heist and The Three Stooges. Upton recently wrapped the adultery comedy The Other Woman (out April 25, 2014) with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
With the Entourage movie finally in production, casting has now begun for the rest of the roles and first up seems to be that of the leading lady. Said to be a possible love interest for Vincent Chase, the producers currently have their eye on model Kate Upton for the part.
Though she’s mostly known for her modelling career, Upton has appeared on the big screen before. She showed up in both Tower Heist and The Three Stooges and also has a part in the upcoming Cameron Diaz film The Other Woman.
Unfortunately, that’s all the news we really have, as details about her character haven’t been revealed. Production hasn’t even begun yet as cameras won’t roll until January, so it may be a few more months before we have anything concrete.
Though I can’t speak much to Upton’s acting abilities, she certainly »
- Matt Joseph
If there's one thing the HBO series Entourage was good at, besides rounding up a bunch of entitled douchebags and giving them everything they ever dreamed, it was shining a light on attractive females. And now that the series is moving from the small screen to the big screen, they have to get one of the hottest girls to star. The Wrap has word that Kate Upton is being eyed for the female lead role in the film adaptation of the HBO series which had some trouble locking down the cast until just recently when creator Doug Ellin said everything was squared away. However, at this point there are no details on her character. Read on! Honestly, for the fans who will be excited about Upton's potential involvement in the sequel, the details of her character don't even matter. After all, it's not as if she has a stellar filmography. »
- Ethan Anderton
Will Kate Upton be hanging with Vinnie Chase and the boys? The 21-year-old blond bombshell is rumored to be in the running to play the female lead in the upcoming Entourage movie. Sources tell The Wrap that Upton has yet to receive an offer, but she is in early talks to join the cast for the film version that will reunite stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. No word on the part Upton would play exactly, though it's speculated that it could be Vinnie's love interest. Reps for Upton and Warner Bros. were unavailable for immediate comment. Upton made her acting debut in 2011's Tower Heist and the Sports Illustrated cover »
The 21-year-old American model is said to be in line to play the female lead in the film version of the HBO TV series, according to The Wrap.
Sources connected to the Warner Bros project have claimed that Upton has held early discussions to join the cast.
Upton would most likely play Vincent Chase's (Adrian Grenier) love interest in the film.
Entourage creator Ellin announced in October that the movie had been greenlit, shortly after reports of a conflict about cast salaries.
However, Ferrara recently insisted that the cast were not to blame for holding up the long-awaited movie.
Entourage originally aired for eight seasons between 2004 and 2011 on HBO, and earned 25 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. »
It may have taken a little longer to come together than we were hoping, but the Entourage movie is finally making headway, with the leading quintet recently reported as having all closed deals to return for the long-awaited feature film.
And whilst we can expect a slew of brilliant cameos – Entourage was nothing if not heaped with an amazing guest-starring cast – it looks like the project may have found someone to fill a new leading role.
The Wrap reports that model-turned-actress Kate Upton is in early talks to join the cast as the female lead, and though details on the role are being kept under wraps, it’s not too much of a stretch to speculate that she could well be the new love interest for our boy Vincent Chase.
- Kenji Lloyd
Now that the entire cast has finally completed their negotiations, Warner Bros is moving forward with the "Entourage" movie. The next order of business is finding the female lead. And according to The Wrap, actress/model Kate Upton (Tower Heist, The Three Stooges) is in talks to get the role. "Entourage," which will bring back Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven, will take place six months after the end of the series, which lasted eight seasons. The new movie will be directed by Doug Ellin and will go into production early next year. »
With the Entourage movie back on, it was only a matter of time until rumors started about which female starlets might join the cast. First up is Kate Upton, who’s apparently in talks to play Vincent Chase’s love interest. TheWrap notes Adrian Grenier’s character always had a thing for “curvy blondes,” but as we recall, it was more like “women” in general. Either way, Upton hasn’t been officially offered the role just yet — a man’s movie needs to keep its options open, you know, brah? — but given that the Sports Illustrated model’s recent project choices have included Tower Heist and The Three Stooges, it seems like a decent fit. »
- Delia Paunescu
After contract disputes with the lead actors delayed the Entourage movie significantly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven have all apparently closed their deals and filming on the pic is slated to get underway early next year. Now Entourage creator Doug Ellin, who wrote and is directing the movie, has turned his attention to casting other roles, and it appears he’s settled on the idea of tapping model-turned-actress Kate Upton to play the film’s female lead, which is probably a model-turned-actress. Hit the jump for more. The Wrap reports that Upton is in early discussions to join the film, though a formal offer has yet to be extended. The Sports Illustrated model made her acting debut in 2011’s Tower Heist and appeared in last year’s The Three Stooges. She’ll next be seen opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in the upcoming comedy The Other Woman. »
- Adam Chitwood
With production slated to begin early next year, Doug Ellin's Entourage feature is finally becoming a reality. Now, TheWrap reports that actress/model Kate Upton is being eyed to play the film's female lead, a love interest for Adrian Grenier's Vincent Chase. The film is said to pick up the action six months after the end of the HBO series. As a series, "Entourage" ran for eight seasons on HBO between 2004 and 2011. Grenier will reprise his role alongside series stars Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Although her involvement is far from a sure thing at this stage, Upton has been steadily building a list of big screen credits. She's already appeared in both Brett Ratner's Tower Heist and Bobby and Peter Farrelly's The Three Stooges »
It's Amir with the weekend's box office report.
Although we've entered awards season, theaters were dominated by new releases that haven't got a prayer in the world to make a dent on any Oscar race. (This might sound unusual for a November weekend, but history tells us it really isn't. Two years ago, this very weekend brought us such unforgettable gems as Tower Heist and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.) It was also the first weekend since early August where three different films were released on more than 3000 screens. This can usually be taken as a sign that studios don't believe there's much overlap between the target audiences of those films, and who can blame them. I imagine few people were in a quandary about which of Free Birds, Last Vegas and Ender's Game to watch -- excluding those who were in their 40s when they read Ender's Game, »
- Amir S.
Now, before we go any further, please bear in mind that the source for this story is The Sun (via ContactMusic), so the chances of there being much truth to the report is minimal at best, but if the newspaper is to be believed former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan is in contention for a role as a Bond girl in 2015's Bond 24.
According to The Sun's 'source', Flanagan "turned heads" in her audition, with casting directors believing she had "a unique look, great figure and natural charm on screen", although she's apparently facing tough competition from Sports Illustrated Swimwear model Kate Upton (Tower Heist, The Three Stooges). Somewhat perversely, the two have a combined age of 44 - just one year shy of current 007 Daniel Craig.
- Gary Collinson
By Mark Pinkert
In a recent interview with A.O. Scott of the New York Times, Joel and Ethan Coen admitted they first auditioned only “real musicians” for the part of the eponymous 1960s folk singer in their latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films). The role was to be heavily performance-based, so casting a proven guitarist/singer seemed only logical.
The Coens realized quickly, though, that it would be difficult to marshal an inexperienced actor through an entire movie, regardless of his musical proficiency, telling one outlet: “It’s often possible — sometimes it’s even easy — to get somebody like that through a scene or two scenes or three scenes or whatever, and it’s great, it’s fine. But this character’s literally in every scene in the movie, so we realized we were going the wrong direction, and we just started seeing actors who could play, as »
- Mark Pinkert
What’s more, the exec called on the owners to allow big movies to open via Netflix day and date with their release in theaters, in his keynote (see full video here, and above) at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles.
Addressing the ill-fated premium VOD model, Sarandos said theater owners were the problem.
“Theater owners stifle this kind of innovation at every turn,” he said. “The reason why we may enter this space and try to release some big movies ourselves this way, is because I’m concerned that as theater owners try to strangle innovation and distribution, not only are they going to kill theaters–they might kill movies.”
Sarandos was alluding to exhibitors’ resistance in previous years to any digital »
- Alex Stedman
Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic has moved from England’s Pinewood Studios to Almeria, Spain. Estrenos De Cine is reporting that that production will call Spain its home for the next four weeks, and have shared the first set photo- which depicts the crew working on a massive statue.
The film boasts an all-star cast that includes Christian Bale, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, and John Turturro. Bale is playing Moses, while Paul is playing Joshua- the Hebrew slave that would eventually lead his people to the promised land. The film’s official title is now reported to be “The Book of Exodus.”
The film will join Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” in 2014 as the second big budget adaptation of an Old Testament story to come out next year. Its preliminary release date looks to be slated as December. “Exodus” is written by Steve Zaillian (Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo movies, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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