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Harrison Ford And Abigail Breslin Join Sci-Fi Ender’s Game

22 December 2011 10:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When word came earlier this month that rising young star Hailee Steinfeld would be joining Asa Butterfield for the upcoming sci-fi film Ender’s Game, there were also rumours that none other than Harrison Ford was talks for a leading role.

It now looks like those rumours were well-informed, with Variety reporting that both Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin are joining Butterfield and Steinfeld as leads in the film.

“Set in Earth’s utopian future, “Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield (“Hugo”) as a genius strategist recruited by the government to help destroy an insect-like alien race.”

And with the additional casting news comes information on the roles that Ford, Breslin, and Steinfeld are taking:

“Ford will play Colonel Hyram Graff, who’s in charge of training young military recruits. Breslin will play Valentine Wiggin, Ender’s older sister, while Steinfeld plays Petra Arkanian, Ender’s trusted right hand.”

Sounds pretty awesome to me. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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'Ender's Game' Is Game On For Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford

21 December 2011 1:41 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Most films like to build the hype slowly, revealing the cast one piece at a time like "The Hunger Games" all summer and fall. But the upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card's fellow young adult sci-fi classic "Ender's Game" is taking a different tack: They're just dumping the whole thing on us all at once.

So here you go: According to The Film Stage, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Harrison Ford have all officially signed on to play major roles, along with no less than six other young stars. Now this is really going to test the limits of your tweeting skill.

Set in the kinda distant future, "Ender's Game" tells the story of a kid ("Hugo"'s Asa Butterfield, one of the few casting decisions we already knew about) who is picked by the government to participate in an elaborate training program that turns children into expert space soldiers. »

- Scott Harris

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Harrison Ford & Abigail Breslin Round Off Stellar 'Ender's Game' Cast

21 December 2011 12:42 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The cast is now set, are you ready to go to Battle School? Variety is reporting that Harrison Ford, last seen in Cowboys & Aliens, is now "locked" and officially joining the cast of Gavin Hood's Ender's Game sci-fi adaptation, playing Colonel Hyram Graff, who's in charge of training the new recruits. In addition to Ford, young Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (of Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, New Year's Eve) is joining as Valentine Wiggin, Ender Wiggin's older sister. Asa Butterfield is playing Ender and Hailee Steinfeld, both 14 years old, will play Petra, Ender's ally and trusted friend. More casting and character details below. OddLot Entertainment is developing the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel, with Gavin Hood writing/directing. Butterfield, Steinfeld, Ford and Ben Kingsley—presumably cast as Mazer Rackham—are the main cast. Abigail Breslin as Valentine, with Aramis Knight (Rendition, Crossing Over) as Bean, the smallest »

- Alex Billington

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Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin Join Ender’S Game

21 December 2011 12:34 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The cast for director Gavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) adaptation of Ender’s Game continues to take shape, as two high-profile thesps have joined the cast. Variety reports that Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin have officially signed on for the high profile sci-fi project. We previously reported that Ford was being courted for the role of Colonel Hyram Graff, but given the actor’s prickly nature (and the lackluster performance of Cowboys & Aliens), I assumed he would ultimately pass on the role. Asa Butterfield (Hugo) is set as the titular character, a boy who’s recruited to develop military strategies in an attempt to prepare for an intergalactic battle. Hit the jump for more casting news regarding the project. Breslin is set to play Ender’s older sister, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) attached as the boy’s ally and friend Petra and Ben Kingsley in talks to play seasoned soldier Mazer Rackham. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin & Hailee Steinfeld Officially Join Ender's Game

21 December 2011 10:57 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After being rumored to be in talks to join Gavin Hood's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's seminal Sci-fi novel, Harrison Ford has officially signed on as Colonel Graff. He is joined by two young Oscar nominees in Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). Some more young actors have also signed on to play some of Ender's (Asa Butterfield) class mates: Aramis Knight, Moises Arias, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy, Conor Carroll and Khylin Rhambo. Variety have the lowdown on which characters they will all play.. Ford will play Colonel Hyram Graff, who's in charge of training the young male recruits at an elite military academy. Breslin will play Valentine Wiggin, Ender's older sister, while Steinfeld will play Petra Arkanian, Ender's ally and trusted right hand. Knight, who previously appeared in Hood's "Rendition," will play Bean, the smallest new recruit; Arias ("Hannah Montana") will play Bonzo, »

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Brendan Meyer Cast In ‘Ender’s Game’

17 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Gavin Hood‘s big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s acclaimed science fiction novel Ender’s Game is gaining steam, with Brendan Meyer being tipped to star alongside Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield. According to THR, Meyer, who made his name in the Canadian teen drama Mr. Young, will be playing Stilson, the antagonistic foil to Butterfield’s protagonist, Ender.

The film, which takes place many years in the future, is the story of Ender, a young boy who becomes embroiled in an intense military training program as part of a war against an alien race. The book is part of a series of novels following the course of the human war with this alien species, which is bent on humanities destruction, and the assumption is that this movie is the beginning of a franchise, so long as everything works out in its favor. The film adaptation was written by director Gavin Hood, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Hailee Steinfeld In Talks For Gavin Hood’s ‘Ender’s Game’

1 December 2011 7:42 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

 

Another key young actor involved in a key young novel. Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to play the female lead in Gavin Hood‘s adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game, which is being produced by Summit Entertainment. Hood’s directing from his own script.

Steinfeld would play Petra Arkanian, “the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender’s ally and trusted right hand [Variety].”

The filmmaker’s choice for the titular Ender was and now officially is Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield (let’s not even mention the possibility of Harrison Ford, who’s being sought after to play Colonel Hyrum Graff, the man who trains these young children). Hood is perhaps best known for Tsotsi, which won the Foreign Film Oscar in 2006. Following the win, Hood took on both X-Men Origins: Origins and the political film Rendition, both which received harsh reviews from critics. Which is »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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In The Works: Butterfield for Ender's Game, Arterton & Ronan Vampires for Jordan, Soderbergh's Pill & Hanks Slate

30 November 2011 10:35 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Hugo" star Asa Butterfield has landed the lead in "Ender's Game," an adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi future-set novels. in which supernaturally gifted "Ender Wiggin" battles aliens--along with the rest of mankind. Summit Entertainment is co-financing and releasing the film in Spring 2013. Versatile South African Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi," "Rendition," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") will direct from his own adapted screenplay. -The latest news in the revolving door of Steven Soderbergh projects is psychopharmacology thriller "The Bitter Pill," which he'll helm alongside co-producers Scott Z. Burns (who »

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Sony Want Jason Segel And Reese Witherspoon To Star In Nicholas Stoller’s Sex Tape

28 October 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In the past few years, Jason Segel has really been making a name for himself as one of the most lovable, friendly guys in comedy, with a pretty awesome recognisability factor, starring in Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and of course TV’s How I Met Your Mother, to name just a few credits.

Deadline now report that he and Reese Witherspoon are being offered the lead roles for Sex Tape, written by Kate Angelo (TV’s The Bernie Mac Show), with Nicholas Stoller in talks to direct.

The film will see,

“a married couple who take a night off from their kids, decide to get adventurous and spice things up by making a private sex tape. When they wake up, the tape is gone and they go on a desperate search to find it.”

Stoller and Segel have been frequent collaborators for quite a while now, and news of »

- Kenji Lloyd

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9/11: how did film-makers handle the tragedy?

9 September 2011 3:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the 10 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, film directors have responded in myriad ways. Peter Bradshaw charts the rise and fall of the 9/11 movie

At the Venice film festival last week, George Clooney unveiled his new backstairs political drama, The Ides of March, about a Democratic presidential candidate getting bogged down in compromise, backstabbing and the dark political arts. Clooney said that he could conceivably have completed the film before now, but President Obama had been doing too well, and therefore the time wasn't right.

Perhaps Clooney was being serious and perhaps he wasn't. But the remark typifies the dwindling of the memory of 9/11 in Hollywood cinema. The Obama presidency, ushered in by the catastrophe of the Bush reign, is now perceived to be in trouble, and this enables a prominent Hollywood liberal to make the kind of savvy, ahistorically pessimistic political movie that could have been produced at »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In Disney's 'Wish List'

1 August 2011 6:21 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It can be puzzling how A-list actresses make their choices, but you just have to remember that most of them get paid a lot of money to make movies that aren't very good. Take Reese Witherspoon. Since her well-deserved Oscar for "Walk the Line" in 2005 her box office record has been up and down, as for every "Four Christmases" or "Water For Elephants," there was a "Rendition" or "How Do You Know"--and none of them have exactly been a critical darling. She keeps finding employment because her movies bring in the bucks, even if nothing she's made in the… »

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TV Review: Torchwood Miracle Day, 4.2 – “Rendition”

18 July 2011 3:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

When we last saw Captain Jack (John Barrowman), and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), they’d been captured by CIA officer Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer), who’d ordered them to be arrested with plans to take them to the United States. And as the second episode of the season opens, we see him doing exactly that, putting them onto what appears to be a chartered 747 and heading back to DC with them and another CIA officer named Lyn Peterfield (Dichen Lackman). Rhys (Kai Owen), and the baby are left behind.

Back in America, Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), gets more to do as she continues her investigations and tries to help out Rex. Her supervisor, Brian Friedkin (Wayne Knight, proving that he can be quite menacing when he wants to be), appears to want to help the investigation, but seems to have a different agenda

Meantime, Oswald Danes »

- Chris Swanson

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Torchwood S4E2 review

16 July 2011 1:43 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

“Miracle Day – Rendition

The second episode of the new season of Torchwood slows down a little, but still hands the viewer a lot to digest. Rex, who at the end of episode one had announced that he was extraditing the team to America, is being railroaded by a colleague and former lover, Lyn (played with effective evilness by Dichen Lachman), who is taking over the arrest. Rhys and Anwen are sent back home as Jack and Gwen are loaded on a plane for the states. Most of their time is spent on the flight, but even on a plane, a lot can happen.

Esther is suddenly making unwanted waves as she is trying to get more involved with the Torchwood investigation. Her inquiries and interest are catching the eye of someone that doesn’t want Torchwood to come out of this alive. However, the reasons for that are still a mystery. »

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Torchwood: Miracle Day – episode two

15 July 2011 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Brits acclimatise, the Americans find their place in the Torchwood universe – and the PR woman from hell arrives

Spoiler Alert: Do not read any further if you haven't watched the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day. We're launching this blog to coincide with Us broadcast dates so there's a place all fans can discuss the show together. Sorry, UK viewers – if you're waiting for the show to air on BBC1, do come back here after Thursday's broadcast

Dan Martin's episode one blog

Rendition

If viewers have found it hard acclimatising to the new transatlantic Torchwood, then spare a thought for Jack and Gwen. Extradited, poisoned and bundled into a rubbish blue mini and a reluctant mission to save the world. Again. The critical moment comes at the very end of this episode, as Dichen Lachman (formerly of Dollhouse and a Neighbours alumnus) staggers past the car, her neck twisted and snapped at 180 degrees, »

- Dan Martin

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How The Blockbuster Ruined Hollywood

1 May 2011 9:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The big-budget (usually summer) blockbuster is the financial cornerstone of the American motion picture industry, and has been for much of the last 35 years or so.  In all its forms – action/adventure, suspense, Western, war story, horror, science fiction, fantasy, et al – the big budget thriller’s earning power is unmatched by any other movie form.       Romantic comedies like The Proposal (2009), slapstick and teen comedies like The Hangover (2009) and Little Fockers (2010), are sometimes capable of blockbuster-caliber domestic earnings, but rarely match those of the thriller, nor can they rival its attraction overseas.  The performances of more adult-themed dramas and comedies – even those considered financial successes — are often weaker still.  The reliance of most major thriller releases today on action-driven plots is a form of cinematic Esperanto, transcending barriers of language and cultural nuance.  The blockbuster thriller is as accessible to Asian audiences as it is to Latin American audiences as it is to U. »

- Bill Mesce

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'The Conspirator' is a post-9/11 message movie. Are you as tired of post-9/11 message movies as I am?

23 April 2011 9:29 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

We’re a little over four months away from the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. (Imagining that upcoming media commemoration, I can hear the drone of the talking heads and see the instant-replay World Trade Center apocalypse footage now.) Along with that somber day of remembrance, there will be another, less important, but still noteworthy anniversary: This fall will mark 10 years of 9/11 movies. Of course, they didn’t start that day — though in a sense, you could argue that they did. The endless tape-loop footage of the planes crashing into the towers, the towers collapsing, the chaos and the horror, all added »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Green Lantern: light entertainment

6 April 2011 9:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ryan Reynolds shines in this sneak peak at the forthcoming superhero romp. But will it hold a candle to other blockbusters?

The Green Lantern's first trailer was an unequivocal disappointment. Most of it dealt with Ryan Reynolds looking sad, getting punched in the face and speaking in a voice that suggested he was simultaneously crying, laughing and straining for a poo. In short, it was pretty poor.

That's why an elongated four-minute Green Lantern trailer was unveiled at last weekend's Wonder-Con. To appease fanboys, it almost exclusively dealt with the Green Lantern's mythology. But was it any good? And what did it teach us about the origins of the Green Lantern? Let's find out.

This is the home planet of the Green Lanterns. As you can see, its layout has been modelled on the underground rave scene from The Matrix Reloaded. This is because one of the Green Lanterns saw »

- Stuart Heritage

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Jake Gyllenhaal 'not at Witherspoon wedding'

27 March 2011 3:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jake Gyllenhaal was seen bowling on the night of ex-girlfriend Reese Witherspoon's wedding, it has been reported. Gyllenhaal began dating Witherspoon after meeting the actress on the set of Rendition. The two split amicably in late 2009, with Witherspoon starting a relationship with future husband Jim Toth soon after. The couple tied the knot this past weekend after dating for little over a year. According to Us Weekly, Gyllenhaal spent the night bowling with friends while Witherspoon married Toth, and appeared in high spirits. "They looked really into it and seemed really (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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Witherspoon Weds

27 March 2011 7:21 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Reese Witherspoon has married Hollywood agent Jim Toth in an intimate ceremony at her California estate on Saturday.

The Legally Blonde beauty walked down the aisle for a second time in a Monique Lhuillier gown with her children, Ava and Deacon, following behind.

The ceremony took place at the star's lavish ranch in Ojai, California and stars including Renee Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey, Jr., Alyssa Milano, Isla Fisher and Salma Hayek were among the guests.

And Witherspoon ensured it was a wedding her showbiz pals wouldn't forget by releasing 80 white doves after the pair exchanged vows.

The actress was previously married to Ryan Phillippe, the father of her two children. They divorced in 2007 and she went on to date her Rendition co-star Jake Gyllenhaal before striking up a romance with Toth in early 2010. »

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Witherspoon Weds

27 March 2011 3:51 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Reese Witherspoon has married Hollywood agent Jim Toth in an intimate ceremony at her California estate on Saturday.

The Legally Blonde beauty walked down the aisle for a second time in a Monique Lhuillier gown with her children, Ava and Deacon, following behind.

The ceremony took place at the star's lavish ranch in Ojai, California and stars including Renee Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey, Jr., Alyssa Milano, Isla Fisher and Salma Hayek were among the guests.

And Witherspoon ensured it was a wedding her showbiz pals wouldn't forget by releasing 80 white doves after the pair exchanged vows.

The actress was previously married to Ryan Phillippe, the father of her two children. They divorced in 2007 and she went on to date her Rendition co-star Jake Gyllenhaal before striking up a romance with Toth in early 2010. »

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