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Coen Brothers Comedy 'Hail Caesar' Adds Four New Cast Members

17 October 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With shooting set to begin in less than a month, Hail Caesar directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen have added Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens and Clancy Brown to the cast.

The plot is set in 1950s Hollywood and centers on Eddie Mannix (George Clooney), a "fixer" who works with all of the major movie studios to keep the stars in line and to cover up any scandals. He is tasked with tracking down a major movie star who suddenly disappears in the middle of shooting a new movie. Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz and Fisher Stevens are playing Hollywood screenwriters who are also Communists, while Clancy Brown plays an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, dubbed Hail Caesar.

This quartet of actors join an all-star cast that also includes Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Alden Ehrenreich.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are directing from their original screenplay, »

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'Warcraft' Lands 'Pacific Rim' Composer Ramin Djawadi

17 October 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Composer Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim) has signed on to provide the score for director Duncan Jones' video game adaptation Warcraft, which is currently in post-production after wrapping principal photography in July.

Warcraft is based on the massively popular video game of the same name, where players control characters in a long-standing war between the Horde and the Alliance in a mystical realm full of various creatures. We reported in May that the project will undergo nearly two years of post-production work, before it is released in March 2016. Producer Thomas Tull revealed that the video game adaptation will employ "next generation" technology to bring this fantasy world to life. The first footage was shown at Comic-Con this summer, but it's unclear when the general public may get to see what this massive movie looks like.

Director Duncan Jones has used different composers for all of his movies, employing Clint Mansell for his 2009 directorial debut Moon, »

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Pacific Rim Composer Ramin Djawadi To Score Warcraft Movie

17 October 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to Film Music Reporter, Pacific Rim and Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has signed on to score Legendary Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of Warcraft.

Along with the aforementioned duo, Djawadi’s previous credits include work on Clash of the Titans and this year’s Dracula Untold. Now, the experienced composer will take a trip to Azeroth along with Moon director Duncan Jones, who recently confirmed that production had wrapped on the live-action epic.

But Warcraft is far from completion, what with Industrial Light and Magic knee deep in special effects work. And given the fantastical setting of Jones’ film, it may be some time yet before we see a full-length trailer.

That said, during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con event, lucky attendees were fortunate enough to see some early footage for the film, which has since been billed as combining the epic scope found in The Lord of the Rings »

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Pacific Rim Composer To Score Duncan Jones' Warcraft

17 October 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to filmmusicreporter.com, Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones have hired Ramin Djawadi to compose the Warcraft score. Ramin Djawadi is best known for scoring: Pacific Rim (2013), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Dracula Untold (2014). Duncan Jones' Warcraft wrapped filming in August and currently Ilm (Industrial Light & Magic) is hard at work adding digital effects. It'll be a long grueling  post-production but if the film is nearly as good as Jones' Moon (2009) we are all in for a real treat. A brief amount of footage was shown this year at San Diego's Comic-Con and for the most part it was compared to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings in scope and the CG characters were said to be of high-quality like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Sadly, the film won't arrive in theaters until 2016. Geesh! Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict »

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'In the Heart of the Sea' trailer: Chris Hemsworth survives a 'Moby Dick' disaster movie

16 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »

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Kat Dennings and Best Friend Rodene Jones Get Real About Breast Cancer and Female Friendship

14 October 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and her best friend, photographer Rodene Jones, first met as teenagers. Like any close, longtime friends, the two have weathered their share of successes and setbacks together in the years since - but nothing prepared them for Rodene's breast-cancer diagnosis at age 31. After Rodene's fiancé noticed a lump underneath her breast, Rodene not only learned she had triple-negative cancer, but she also tested positive for BRCA1; that gene greatly increases the likelihood of contracting breast and ovarian cancers. Rodene quickly began a grueling treatment process that would transform not only her own life but the lives of the people who love her. Update: It's been a year since we first brought you Kat and Rodene's story on In Her World, and we're happy to share that Rodene's most recent scans indicate that her cancer treatment - which included six rounds of chemo, 37 rounds of radiation, »

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Kat Dennings and Best Friend Rodene Jones Get Real About Breast Cancer and Female Friendship

14 October 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and her best friend, photographer Rodene Jones, first met as teenagers. Like any close, longtime friends, the two have weathered their share of successes and setbacks together in the years since - but nothing prepared them for Rodene's breast-cancer diagnosis at age 31. After Rodene's fiancé noticed a lump underneath her breast, Rodene not only learned she had triple-negative cancer, but she also tested positive for BRCA1; that gene greatly increases the likelihood of contracting breast and ovarian cancers. Rodene quickly began a grueling treatment process that would transform not only her own life but the lives of the people who love her. Update: It's been a year since we first brought you Kat and Rodene's story on In Her World, and we're happy to share that Rodene's most recent scans indicate that her cancer treatment - which included six rounds of chemo, 37 rounds of radiation, »

- Lindsay-Miller

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Latest Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno, delayed until 2016

9 October 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard will make Dan Brown's Inferno, but it's been moved away from Star Wars...

We've already seen one big film move away from a December 2015 release date, once Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII pitched its proverbial tent there. Warner Bros had Duncan Jones' big screen take on Warcraft all primed for then, but that got pushed back to 2016.

The latest? The third Dan Brown movie adaptation for director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks.

The pair have brought The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons to the screen thus far, and they're coming back together for the movie of Inferno. However, Sony Pictures has shunted it away from the December 2015 crossfire.

Not just by a few weeks either. Inferno had originally been set for a December 18th 2015 release, but Sony has now placed it on October 14th 2016. Given the success that Fox »

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SoftBank Eyes Legendary Stake as DreamWorks Animation Talks Simmer

29 September 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications conglomerate that recently flirted with buying Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation Studios, appears to have found another monster opportunity in Hollywood. Sources confirm that the company is in talks to acquire a stake in Thomas Tull’s Legendary Entertainment.

The deal would involve a sizable investment, but would not be for a majority share in the company, according to an individual with knowledge of the discussions.

The source said that the Legendary talks, first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, have been ongoing for weeks and were not a result of any potential fallout between SoftBank and Dwa.

See Also: Report: SoftBank May Not Buy DreamWorks Animation After All

SoftBank, which owns Sprint, may  still broker a content deal with the toon studio. Acquisition talks could also begin again, those close to the companies say.

But the interest of SoftBank in Legendary clearly indicates the Japanese player is getting serious in Hollywood. »

- Marc Graser

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'Pride' and 'Warcraft' have put Ben Schnetzer on the verge of breaking out

25 September 2014 10:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto — You likely have no idea who Ben Schnetzer is. Even if you're one of the few moviegoers who saw the WWII drama "The Book Thief" in theaters last year you wouldn't know the name. You'd remember his performance as Max, the young Jewish man who hides in the family's basement, but you'd find yourself scratching your head as to who actually played him. Since finishing "Thief," the 24-year-old has shot three other movies: "The Riot Club," "Pride" and Duncan Jones' big screen adaptation of the classic video game "Warcraft." Each project finds him playing widely different roles, but if you're looking for a true sign of his talent you must see his performance in the new drama "Pride." Schnetzer, the son of two working New York actors, plays Mark Ashton, a man who spent most of his short life fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians in his native United Kingdom. »

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Toby Kebbell Eyes Villainous Role in ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake (Exclusive)

18 September 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having recently wrapped “Fantastic Four,” in which he plays the evil Doctor Doom, Toby Kebbell may have found another bad boy role.

Sources tell Variety Toby Kebbell is in early talks to play Messala in MGM and Paramount’s remake of “Ben-Hur.”

Jack Huston was recently tapped to play Judah Ben-Hur with Timur Bekmambetov set to direct.

The script was written by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley and Keith Clarke, who sold the original spec to MGM.

Based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” the epic drama follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Kebbell will play that best friend, who was portrayed by Stephen Boyd in the 1959 classic.

The pic arrives in theaters Feb. 26, 2016.

Ben-Hur” joins the long list of Hollywood’s recent interest in biblical stories that have »

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Get A Behind The Scenes Look At The Pride Movie

16 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Audiences will have their sense of humanity refreshed.”

Actors Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, director Matthew Warchus and the filmmakers of Pride discuss the background of this emotional story in the new featurette.

Critics are already cheering the film. “Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph,” says Digital Spy.

The Hollywood News writes, “Pride really is a thing of beauty.”

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

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Tom Hiddleston Is Heading To ‘Skull Island’

16 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Britain’s own Tom Hiddleston is to star in Legendary’s Skull Island, according to reports this afternoon. The news comes via Legendary and their new studio partner Universal Pictures. The film, which was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, will focus on the cinematic origins of the King Kong character, and the mystical world in which he originates. Expect dinosaurs.

The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts has also been officially announced as the director of the film, which the studio will release in North American territories on November 4th, 2016. Max Borenstein, who scripted this year’s Godzilla remake, will write the screenplay for the film.

What a gig for Hiddleston, whose biggest hit to date is the collossal Avengers movie. We’re so pleased for the guy. We tip our hat sir.

Legendary have a big slate of movies lined up, including Duncan JonesWarcraft, »

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‘Skull Island:’ Tom Hiddleston Stars In King Kong Origin Tale

16 September 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Legendary Pictures shocked the Comic-Con crowd with a teaser for the King Kong origin film Skull Island. They’ve set Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm, and Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, to star in the Max Borenstein-scripted pic. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world, which was the most electrifying parts of Peter Jackson’s King Kong done for Universal several years ago. Universal Pictures will release on November 4, 2016.

Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer and the FX pilot and subsequent episodes of You’re The Worst. He’s directing Metal Gear Solid for Sony. Hiddleston wows the Comic-Con crowd every time he comes, so this is fanboy catnip right here. UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Galker rep the helmer, »

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Ben Foster joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours

16 September 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Foster has been cast in Disney's Coast Guard film The Finest Hours.

The Ain't Them Bodies Saints actor has joined the Craig Gillespie-directed movie, reports Variety.

Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger will also star in the period piece.

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the screenplay based on Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias's 2010 book.

Foster was most recently seen in Lone Survivor and will appear in the upcoming Warcraft movie.

The Finest Hours is currently shooting in Massachusetts. »

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Disney Recruits Ben Foster For Coast Guard Drama The Finest Hours

15 September 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot on the heels of Kyle Gallner’s casting in the film last week, Disney has announced that another star has boarded its upcoming period drama The Finest Hours: Lone Survivor’s Ben Foster.

Foster will now join Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in the true-disaster pic, which is to be helmed by Million Dollar Arm’s Craig Gillespie.

Set in 1952, the film charts the true tale of the Coast Guard’s valiant efforts to rescue the crew of two wayward oil tankers — the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer — caught amidst an unforgiving Nor’easter storm in the Atlantic ocean. Loosely based on Casey Cherman’s non-fiction novel, The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the Us Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue, the script will be penned by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson — the creative duo behind 2010’s Oscar-winning drama, The Fighter.

In terms of Foster, the »

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Ben Foster Joins Chris Pine in Disney’s ‘Finest Hours’ (Exclusive)

15 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Foster has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine.

The pic also Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger with Craig Gillespie directing.

The film is based on a true story revolving around a rescue attempt by the Coast Guard in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the script from Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’s 2010 book.

Production is currently under way in Massachusetts.

The UTA-repped Foster was last seen in Universal’s “Lone Survivor” and can be seen next in the untitled Lance Armstrong pic where he portrays the cyclist, followed by Legendary’s adaptation of “Warcraft.”

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Duncan Jones and Rian Johnson interested in directing Preacher episodes for AMC

15 September 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we speak, writing, directing and producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This is the End) are hard at work on an adaptation of Garth Ennis’ 1990s graphic novel Preacher for AMC. Over the weekend, the two got into a discussion about the project over Twitter, and caught the attention of up-and-coming directors Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper).

Aint It Cool News’ Eric Vespe began the conversation by suggesting that Goldberg and Rogen cast Kurt Russell as the Saint of Killers on the show. Jones then jumped in, apparently a bit out of the loop since he’s been busy directing a little video game movie called Warcraft for Legendary pictures, and asked about the project. Check out their conversation below (courtesy of /Film):

@ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished »

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'Preacher': Seth Rogen Wants 'Warcraft' Director Duncan Jones

15 September 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Subverting the good old fashion method of going through producers and agents to get a deal done in Hollywood, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg jumped on Twitter to go after the Preacher director they want aboard their AMC drama series, an adaptation of the popular comic book from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steven Dillon.

Seth Rogen began the conversation by asking Warcraft director Duncan Jones, the man behind sci-fi cult classics Moon and Source Code, if he would come onto direct one of the upcoming Preacher episodes, even though the pilot script is not finished yet.

As you can see in the following Twitter conversation, Duncan Jones agrees before Rian Johnson, director of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, throws his hat in the ring to direct an episode as well.

@ManMadeMoon@EricVespe@evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I »

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Duncan Jones Is Game To Direct Some Episodes Of AMC's Preacher TV Series

15 September 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Over the weekend, Ain’t It Cool News‘ Eric Vespe tweeted Seth Rogen with the casting suggestion of Kurt Russell for the Saint Of Killer's role in Rogen and Evan Goldberg's small screen adaptation of the controversial DC Vertigo classic, Preacher. This led to Warcraft director Duncan Jones joining the conversation, and although a lot of the exchanges are clearly banter, it does sound like Jones is genuinely interested in getting involved: @ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished a pilot script) — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 12, 2014 @Sethrogen @EricVespe @evandgoldberg But in all seriousness... I'd eat my own arm off to do it. — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2014 Then, after a fan suggested Rian Johnson (Looper) also try his hand at directing an ep or two, this happened: @EricVespe I've got 2 hands. @ThatJoeMeyers @Sethrogen @ManMadeMoon @evandgoldberg — Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September »

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