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Vincent Cassel to play the villain in Bourne 5

7 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has revealed that Black Swan star Vincent Cassel is to play the villain in the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise.

Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon are returning to the series after skipping The Bourne Legacy, and have already signed Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina) and Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) to star alongside Damon, as well as the returning Julia Stiles.

No firm details on the film’s plot have been revealed yet, but word is that Cassel will play an assassin trying to track down Bourne.

See Also: Matt Damon talks “post-Snowden” Bourne 5

The Damon Bourne films, released between 2002 and 2007, have grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

Bourne 5 is set to open on July 29th, 2016.


- Scott J. Davis

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Vincent Cassel is Main Villain in New Jason Bourne Film

11 hours ago | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Eastern Promises) has signed on to play the villain in the new installment of the "Bourne" franchise, which is bringing back Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and the returning Julia Stiles co-star. The new film is expected to begin shooting later this summer and will hit theaters on July 29th, 2016. »

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Watch: Cold-Blooded Killers Come of Age in Visually Stunning 'Partisan' Trailer

21 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Evocative New Trailer For Sundance Winner 'Partisan' Starring Vincent Cassel "Partisan," Australian director Ariel Kleiman's Sundance Award-winning debut film, has a dark, disturbing and visually stunning new trailer. The thriller takes place in a hidden commune led by the charismatic Gregori, played by "Black Swan" actor Vincent Cassel. Like all the children in his community, Alexander (newcomer Jeremy Chabriel) has been raised to work together for the greater good and to follow Gregori's rules, which happen to include contract killing. The young would-be assassin begins to question his leader's absolute rule and as he steps further and further out of line, Gregori becomes more and more hostile. With the commune's once simple way of life now threatened, a violent clash between youth and the powers that be approaches. "Partisan" will be released by Well Go USA Entertainment in theaters and On Demand on October 4th. »

- Ryan Anielski

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Venice Opener ‘Everest’ Soars Below the Line

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After kicking off with such awards season heavies as “Black Swan,” “Gravity” and “Birdman” in recent years, the Venice Film Festival opted for Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest” to open the 72nd annual festivities this time around.

At first blush, it seemed like a curious choice to me. It’s a great international staging ground for the film, so it made some sense. But even though Venice is certainly not as concerned with being a part of the awards season discussion as other fests, it felt like that spot was recently being groomed for certain kinds of splashes.

That’s just getting lost in the frivolous “meaning” of these things, though. Because at the end of the day, with a stacked cast and plenty of cinematic spectacle to go around, this harrowing account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster is a perfectly fine way to get things going on the Lido. Not only that, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Matt Damon's Bourne 5 finds its assassin villain in Vincent Cassel

2 September 2015 1:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matt Damon's Bourne 5 has found a villain in the form of Vincent Cassel.

The French actor will play an assassin tracking Damon's enigmatic protagonist, Variety reports.

The 49-year-old is known for his roles in Black Swan and La Haine, as well as Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

It was announced in 2014 that Damon will return to the Bourne series as Jason Bourne, with Paul Greengrass as director.

Julia Stiles has been confirmed to reprise the character of Nicky Parsons, Tommy Lee Jones will play a high-ranking CIA officer, and Alicia Vikander has signed up for an unknown role.

Matt Damon explains why he's returned for a "post-Snowden" Bourne 5: 'It feels like the world has changed'

The fifth film in the franchise is expected to premiere on July 29, 2016.

A separate Bourne movie based around Jeremy Renner's character Aaron Cross is also currently in development.

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Bourne 5 adds Vincent Cassel as villain

1 September 2015 10:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Damon's Jason Bourne is set to be chased down by Vincent Cassel in Bourne 5...

Production is shortly to officially begin on the next Jason Bourne movie adventure, that sees Matt Damon returning to play the role for the fourth time. Also returning for the thus-far unnamed Bourne 5 is director Paul Greengrass, who to date has helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum in the series.

Joining Damon in the cast? We already know that Julia Stiles is back for this one, and Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones have both signed up for duty too. Now Variety reports that Vincent Kassel (Black Swan) has joined the cast too. His exact role isn't yet known, short of the fact that he's going to be play an assassin who's trying to take Jason Bourne out.

Bourne 5 is set to shoot in Greece and America, and it's due in cinemas »

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Venice Lineup Promises More Than Just Oscar Bait

1 September 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And not just because the skinny sandbar of the Lido is a lot less alluringly balmy in February.) As the American awards season has expanded, in the last couple of decades, into a six-month industry of promotion as restless as the speculation that surrounds it, this most venerably refined of festivals has become its near-accidental starting block.

Expense and distance protect it from the fever-pitch Oscar conversation that intensifies at Telluride and Toronto mere days after Venice raises its curtain, but these aren’t soundproof barriers: In an era when a film’s fate can be sealed on Twitter mere minutes after it first screens, contenders are swiftly anointed and annihilated in the Italian heat. Reigning Best Picture winner “Birdman »

- Guy Lodge

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Vincent Cassel attempts to be Matt Damon's match as new Bourne bad guy

1 September 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Were you being kept up every night, consumed with the uncertainty of who might be stepping into the villainous role for the as-yet-untitled fifth Jason Bourne movie? Then celebrate the good night of sleep you will finally have now that we have news of the new Bourne bad guy. Vincent Cassel, known as the antagonist in Ocean's Twelve (oh, the Night Fox) as well as not-so-nice a guy in Black Swan and... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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Vincent Cassel Joins The Cast Of New Jason Bourne Movie

1 September 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With production said to be taking place shortly on Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass’ return to the Bourne franchise, the rest of the cast is slowly coming together with Variety reporting that Black Swan and Ocean Twelve’s Vincent Cassel has come onboard for the villain role, playing an assassin on the trail of our favourite kick ass spy who’s not James Bond. Cassell joins the returning Bourne and Julia Stiles, swell as other new comers Alicia Vikander as the female lead and Tommy Lee Jones as high ranking CIA officer. Nothing much is known about this latest instalment of the popular franchise, but we do know we won’t be seeing a crossover between Bourne and Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross from The Bourne Legacy. Whatever it ends up being called, Bourne 5 comes our way July 29th 2016. »

- (Tom White)

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Paul Greengrass Action Sequel Bourne 5 Has Found Its Villain

1 September 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With filming due to get underway later this week in Rome, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Paul Greengrass’ Bourne 5 has found its lead villain in Vincent Cassel.

Joining the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and, following a brief spell on the sidelines while Legacy was in the ether, Matt Damon, there’s no word yet on who the esteemed French actor will be playing, though his casting is surely a major coup for Universal as it looks to get its Bourne action series back on track.

Throughout his career, Cassel has appeared in a variety of different roles on both sides of the moral compass. Chief among those is his part in the Ocean sequels, along with Darren Aronofsky’s adorned Black Swan. According to today’s report, he’ll be playing an asset, a mysterious figure who is tasked with hunting Damon’s titular agent. Across the course of the series, »

- Michael Briers

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Vincent Cassel Joins Next "Bourne" Film

1 September 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

French actor Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan," "Trance") has scored the role of the villain in the Paul Greengrass-directed next instalment of the Jason Bourne franchise at Universal Pictures.

Cassel will play an assassin tracking Matt Damon's Jason Bourne in the film, the fourth time the series has employed a killer on the hunt for Bourne - Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez played the previous three.

Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones are also on board for the film which Greengrass co-wrote with Christopher Rouse. Filming begins shortly ahead of a July 29th 2016 release.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Mila Kunis Forced Ashton Kutcher to Take a Photo With His Bachelor in Paradise Look-Alike and It's Amazing

1 September 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Who knew Mila Kunis was such a die-hard Bachelor fan?! Yes, we have the Black Swan star to thank for this epic photo of husband Ashton Kutcher standing in front of a TV screen for a side by side comparison with Bachelor in Paradise fan-favorite Jared Haibon....even if he was totally baffled as to why he was taking the amazing picture. "I'm trying to figure out why mila is making me take this picture," Kutcher tweeted on Monday night. "@ashleyiaco who are you? And who is this guy?" Clearly, Kutcher doesn't watch Bachelor in Paradise with his wife, because he would know it's because Ashley Iaconetti said Jared looked like a mix of the Two and a Half Men star and Joe Jonas, »

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Sam Wolfe Connelly's Artwork for Mondo's 'Black Swan' Vinyl Release

28 August 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The only person standing in your way is you. With Fantastic Fest coming up very soon, MondoCon will be hosting their 2nd annual expo also in Austin, Texas. One of the big items Mondo will be selling at their own Con this year is a brand new vinyl pressing of Clint Mansell's Black Swan gorgeous score, for Darren Aronofsky's film starring Natalie Portman as a ballerina. The score is actually Mansell's own interpretation of Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake, which is also unfortunately why the Academy decided to disqualify the score from Academy Awards consideration, even though it was clearly one of the best scores that year. Those who are dying to get their hands on vinyl, especially music by Clint Mansell, you won't want to miss this. Here's the artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly for Clint Mansell's Black Swan vinyl release at MondoCon: Check out this »

- Alex Billington

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Inside Mila Kunis' Birthday Celebrations! All the Details From Her Weekend in New York City With Ashton Kutcher

19 August 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mila Kunis had quite the weekend in New York City celebrating turning 32! E! News exclusively reported that she and husband Ashton Kutcher hung out with Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend, Dave Clark, and even shared an Uber while they were out and about in the Big Apple. But now we can exclusively reveal what else the Black Swan star and her hubby were up to over the weekend. It turns out that their daytime activities were family affairs, with Ashton, Mila and baby Wyatt grabbing lunch at Gabriela's Restaurant and Tequila Bar in NYC's Upper West Side on Saturday. A source tells E! News that the family was just like any other normal group in the restaurant. "It was just them and the baby. They »

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Olsen Twins Respond to Class Action Lawsuit From 40 Interns

12 August 2015 2:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Unpaid internships are no fun, but 40 current and previous interns of "Full House" alumni Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are now suing the twins' Dualstar Entertainment Group for wage theft. How rude! (Sorry.)

According to USA Today, the class action suit alleges Dualstar should have paid interns minimum wage because they were doing similar jobs as paid employees without receiving any academic or vocational credit. However, the Olsens have now responded to the lawsuit, via a statement from Dualstar's rep Annett Wolf to USA Today:

As an initial matter, Dualstar is an organization that is committed to treating all individuals fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws. The allegations in the complaint filed against Dualstar are groundless, and Dualstar will vigorously defend itself against plaintiff's claims in court, not before the media. Dualstar is confident that once the true facts of this case are revealed, the lawsuit will be dismissed in its entirety. »

- Gina Carbone

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10 filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder

11 August 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the wake of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, Matthew Lee looks at ten filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder…

Josh Trank’s debut, Chronicle, was a surprise hit of 2012. The film fused the found-footage genre with superhero tropes to create a coming-of-age story that was both fresh and exciting. Trank’s ability to transcend these tired trends and motifs made him an ideal candidate to finally do justice to the Fantastic Four franchise, one that had an unreleased early 90s film, and two poor mid-00s flicks. However, with production problems between Trank and cast members, and no advanced press screening, many pundits were concerned this would be a mess.

The results are in, and it is not only a poor film, but has been described as the worst reviewed Marvel film to-date. That’s not good. Trank responded openly via tweet to this, noting how Fox had – ah, »

- Matthew Lee

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‘Westworld’s’ Angela Sarafyan to Play Oscar Isaac’s Wife in ‘The Promise’ (Exclusive)

10 August 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After wrapping Jonathan Nolan’s upcoming HBO series “Westworld,” Angela Sarafyan has been cast as Oscar Isaac’s wife in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” deals with the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac stars alongside Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the latter of whom serves as the center of a love triangle. Sarafyan has closed a deal to play Isaac’s wife from an arranged marriage. »

- Jeff Sneider

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New Images And Clip From F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton; “Compton: A Soundtrack” Available August 7th

3 August 2015 4:51 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

(Clockwise from top left) DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Mc Ren, Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Aldis Hodge as Mc Ren, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-e, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella on the set of Straight Outta Compton.

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette, clip and photos for F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton.

Taking us back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.


Come back later this week for my look at Sunday’s Hollywood press conference and hear what O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Ice Cube and F. Gary Gray had to say about the film. »

- Melissa Thompson

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‘The Walk’ Star Charlotte Le Bon Joins Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac in ‘The Promise’ (Exclusive)

3 August 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” French-Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon has landed the female lead alongside Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in the epic love story “The Promise,” TheWrap has learned. Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”). Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands. Also Read: Spielberg, Oprah Cast French Model Charlotte Le Bon in. »

- Jeff Sneider

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‘Flesh And Bone’ “Rips Band-Aid Off” Ballet World – TCA

31 July 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ballet-themed movies Red Shoes, Black Swan and Center Stage did not hit the mark, says Moira Walley-Beckett, showrunner/Ep of Starz's limited series Flesh And Bone, which follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. "I think this is the first time we've really seen the underbelly of a ballet company,” she said at TCA today. “I feel like a lot of those movies have catered to the… »

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