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Crowe wrote and will direct the project which shoots next Spring. Scott Rudin is producing. [Source: Deadline]
Rhys Ifans ("The Amazing Spider-Man") has joined Sophie Barthes' new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic "Madame Bovary" for Occupant Entertainment. Ifans plays Monsieur Lheureuse, a manipulative merchant.
Mia Wasikowska stars as a married woman who tries to climb the social ladder by engaging in extramarital affairs. Ezra Miller and Paul Giamatti also star. Shooting kicks off next Spring in Europe. [Source: Variety]
Nat Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band") has scored a leading role in the dark indie "Palo Alto" based on a collection of short stories by James Franco. The story follows a group of teenagers who have little to do except get into trouble. »
- Garth Franklin
Check out the latest casting developments at a glance below: Bradley Cooper (Limitless) is in talks to star opposite Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man) in writer/director Cameron Crowe's untitled adventure rom-com. Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) joins the cast of Madame Bovary, directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) from a script by Rose Barreneche who adapted the original Gustave Flaubert story. Up-and-comer Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) will join the dark indie pic Palo Alto, written and directed by Gia Coppola and based off of a series of short stories by James Franco. Hit the jump for much more on each project. Deadline reports that Cooper is being sought after to star in Crowe's next untitled project. It's looking like this film is a heavily reworked version of Deep Tiki, according to Variety's Jeff Sneider. The picture was announced as far back as 2008 with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon attached, »
- Dave Trumbore
Up on Poppy Hill, the latest animated film written by Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty) and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki, was the No. 1 movie in Japan in 2011. Now, GKids is bringing it to America with an English speaking voice cast.
Leading the kids voices is Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove in The Hunger Games), Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana"), Alex Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band"), Charles Saxton (Bandslam) and Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles). The adult voice cast includes Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation"), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday and the Activia commercials), Ron Howard (the director, also the narrator in "Arrested Development"), Chris Noth ("The Good Wife"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Beau Bridges ("Franklin and Bash"), Bruce Dern ("Big Love") and comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (Dinner for Schmucks). Gillian Anderson is also in the voice cast - she is most known »
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• Hugh Jackman is attached to star in Orders to Kill for director Lee Daniels, playing real-life lawyer William Pepper, who has spent his life contending that Martin Luther King, Jr. was not assassinated by James Earl Ray, but by interests keen to silence his opposition to the Vietnam War. The film is based on Pepper’s book of the same name. The historic civil rights leader is a significant figure for both men: Daniels just cast True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis to play King in The Butler, his biopic about Eugene Allen, who worked in the White House for four decades. »
- Adam B. Vary
Title: Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Director: Bruce Beresford (‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’) Starring: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener (‘Capote,’ ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (‘Watchmen,’ TV’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’), Elizabeth Olsen (‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ ‘Silent House’), Chace Crawford (TV’s ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’) and Nat Wolff (TV’s ‘The Naked Brothers Band,’ ‘New Year’s Eve’) Often times families that include parents and children who are strong-willed in their ideas and beliefs are often reluctant, and find it difficult, to connect with each other. This is the main driving force in the new dramedy ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,’ which features several generations who are [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
There are moments during certain romantic comedies when you might find yourself throwing up your hands and growling, “come on!” under your breath. And with good reason: the improbability of plotlines and inconsistencies of characters are enough to drive even the sappiest of us screaming from the theaters, scouring the streets for the realism and even cynicism that seems to have deserted us over the course of the film. “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” from director Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “Tender Mercies”), is not one of these kinds of rom-coms. At least, not entirely. Though wildly predictable from the outset, and undoubtedly sentimental in its bits of hippie-dippie, lovey-dovey wisdom, the movie doesn’t stray too far from the real world, and ultimately drives home an honest and applicable moral about accepting your family, warts and all.
The film wastes no time getting its story off the ground. Dialogue filters in over a black screen. »
- Emma Bernstein
Title: Buzz Kill Director: Steven Kampmann (‘Stealing Home’) Starring: Daniel Raymont (TV’s ‘The Naked Brothers Band,’ ‘Smash’), Krysten Ritter (TV’s ‘Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23′) and Darrell Hammond People sometimes take drastic measure when trying to achieve their dreams, and surprisingly, through twists of fate, the acts can actually pay off. The new independent comedy ‘Buzz Kill,’ directed and co-written by actor Steven Kampmann, amusingly shows the extreme measure people take to carry out their professional goals. While those around down-on-his-luck Ray Wyatt view him as being immature and refusing to grow up, Ray thinks of himself as staying true to his dreams. ‘Buzz Kill’ follows Ray (played »
7 items from 2012
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