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In case you were still in the dark, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Definitely in Avengers 2. Joss Whedon said so. He also gave a glimmer into their characters, and addressed whether Iron Man would be involved. We also got a hint at who they’re modeling Scarlet Witch off of.
On the Maximoff’s:
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
And what about Iron Man?
“Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, »
- Andy Greene
Joe Wright will not direct Fifty Shades of Grey.
However, Deadline now confirms that Wright's schedule means that he is "completely out of the mix".
Gallery - Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumours: »
Warner Bros. has picked up the Us rights to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How To Catch A Monster’. Warner is reported to have acquired the thriller for a minimum of $3 million, give or take, ahead of the film’s debut at Cannes Film Festival. Gosling penned the fantasy script that follows a “single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town,” according to IMDb. ‘How To Catch A Monster’ includes a cast line-up of Christina Hendricks who is best known for her role in ‘Mad Men’. She previously worked with Gosling in ‘Drive’. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
Much has been made of Jay-z’s involvement with Baz Lurhmann’s epic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The music mogul has never before lent his name or his talents to a project in this way before (we’re not counting his “inspired by” American Gangster album). Despite the hype, this soundtrack collaboration is fundamentally safe (if seemingly off to a fast start on the charts.). Not only is The Great Gatsby a tent-pole blockbuster with an above-the-title director and major A-list talent, it’s a grandiose celebration of New York jazz age glamour and excess — which in some ways, »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Hanna actress is the company's "prototype" for the role, according to Super Hero Hype.
Marvel is said to want an actress in her twenties for the role of Wanda Maximoff. Ronan will be turning 20 around the time that filming will be under way on the project.
Writer-director Joss Whedon recently teased that the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver will feature in his 2015 sequel. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige seemed to confirm the plans while warning that the script was still liable to change.
There have been rumours that negotiations with the returning stars of Avengers have begun to grow heated in regards to salary demands.
News Glen Chapman 11 May 2013 - 12:55
Whilst not officially confirmed at this stage, recent comments from Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige have strongly hinted that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will feature in The Avengers 2. And as far back as last year Feige said that there's an arrangement in place for the use of the characters, providing their lineage isn't brought up.
With the rumours of their presence well established, attention is now turning to who would play them in the new film,. and some information appears to have been released that would indicate that Marvel is favouring Saoirse Ronan for the role of Scarlet Witch. The studio is apparently looking to depict the characters as British rather than Eastern European.
Ronan is a fantastic actress who has demonstrated her action credentials in »
The esteemed 12-day Cannes Film Festival hasn.t even started yet . it runs from May 15 until May 26 . and while a slew of films will probably get bought up during the festival, deals are already being made almost a week before it opens. And the first one to get snatched up is a no-brainer. Deadline reports the U.S. rights to Ryan Gosling.s directorial debut, the fantasy thriller How to Catch a Monster, were acquired by Warner Bros., and Sierra/Affinity will be handling the Bold Films production.s overseas rights. Warner Bros. dropped a $3 million minimum guarantee on the film, which will probably earn it back just from a midnight screening, should it go that route. Gosling also wrote How to Catch a Monster, which stars Gosling.s Drive co-star Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Rob Zabrecky (After the Triumph of Your Birth »
"Fifty Shades of Grey" might be a best-selling novel, but it's still a risky gamble bringing it to the big screen. That's not going to prevent Hollywood from trying though, and the search has long been out for the man or woman who will adapt the erotic tale into a feature film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Wright is currently a top candidate to helm "Fifty Shades of Grey." He's an interesting choice considering the fact his previous movies -- "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement," "Hanna" and "Anna Karenina" -- are known for their restraint. But Wright would definitely be a great catch for Focus Features and Universal Pictures, especially since he already has a relationship with them.
Joe Wright is in talks to take the whip reigns on the eagerly awaited big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker is being wooed heavily by Universal and Focus Features, which paid a whopping $5 million for the rights to the erotic best-selling series of novels. While sources say the two sides are in talks, a deal has not yet been reached, though Wright's viewed as a strong contender for the job having helmed four other films for Focus: Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna and most recently Anna Karenina. Audiences for those flicks have skewed heavily female—and with its story about a college graduate, »
Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright might be best-known for his book-to-screen adaptations of a more classical sort ("Anna Karenina," anyone?), but with so much, um, fan fervor surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey" — not to mention all that cash money on the line — Universal Pictures might just be set to tap their go-to guy to wield the whip take the helm on the project.
Variety reports that while there's not an officially 100 percent set-in-stone deal in place just yet, Joe Wright has been chosen to make the mom porn movie happen.
Wright is best known for his work on "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement" and "Hanna," all fine films, and it appears the studio and producers are hoping he'll be able to infuse things like "prestige" and "class" into the raunchy read.
That steamy esteem direction might have a little something to do with the way certain actresses have been publicly dissing the project. »
- Amanda Bell
A new report claims that the British beauty may play Anastasia Steele in the film. Joe Wright is in the running to direct the film and he loves having Keira star as his leading lady. Do you think she’s the right choice?
Keira Knightley To Play Anastasia Steele?
Here’s the thing, Joe has a great relationship with Focus and Universal which is the film company that is slated to make the film. This British director has made four films with them: Anna Karenina, Hanna, Atonementand Pride & Prejudice. Guess who has starred in three of those movies? Keira!
Plus, if you’ve read the books, you know that Anastasia is supposed to be a skinny, brunette. But Anastasia is »
- Chloe Melas
It’s recently been suggested Joss Whedon will incorporate the brother and sister superhero team of The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in joining his Avengers initiative for the sequel due 2015. While we expect to see the likes of Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and the God Of Thunder return, new blood is surely going to be essential in the squad for next adventure and the aforementioned siblings could be just the job in helping bring down whatever intergalactic menace Whedon has down in the script (possibly Thanos?).
While it’s still a couple of years away from the big-screen, Marvel Studios have eyed two candidates to fill those roles and we have word on one of those names. Rising Irish Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan is rumoured to be their favourite for the female role. It’s a bold move to include these characters considering their link to another Marvel »
- Craig Hunter
Following news that director Gus Van Sant was making quite an effort to land Universal and Focus Features' joint production of the adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, it appears the studios have decided to go in another direction. THR has word that Anna Karenina and Atonement director Joe Wright has emerged as the frontrunner for the erotic romance about an impending college graduate named Anastasia Steele, who strikes up an S&M romance with successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey, the physical and emotional dominant to her submissive personality. It would certainly bring class to the saucy adaptation. More below! Wright already has a longstanding relationship with Focus since Anna Karenina, Hanna, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice were all made by the company. As of now, no deal is in place, and there may not be an offer, but the source indicated that it's only a matter of time before this becomes a done deal. »
- Ethan Anderton
British director Joe Wright has emerged as a favorite to direct the adaptation of E L James’ sex-soaked bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (Universal had no comment on the report.) Wright, 40, has ties with Universal and Focus Features, who ponied up $5 million for the movie rights, having directed four films for Focus: Anna Karenina, Hanna, Pride and Prejudice, and perhaps most promisingly for Fifty Shades fans, the Oscar-nominated Atonement. In the most stirring scene of the 2007 film, doomed lovers Keira Knightley and James McAvoy emit tremendous heat pressed up against the library shelf. It’s »
- Karen Valby
Perhaps the trickiest adaptation cooking in Hollywood at the moment is the big screen version of "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Yes, the fan fiction turned erotica bestseller film adaptation will likely increase handcuff sales, but the question is, who should direct? While there has been lots of rumors on the casting front, we've only really heard about Gus Van Sant making a pitch for the gig by shooting a test sex scene with Alex Pettyfer, but a few more names have popped up. According to THR, Joe Wright is the frontrunner to direct the movie, which is a fairly surprising choice. Or is it? While the helmer is known for his dramas like "Atonement," "Pride & Prejudice" and "Anna Karenina," he's also dipped into action with "Hanna" and whatever that was with "The Soloist." So Wright taking on a sexually-charged S&M romance is intriguing we suppose, and we'd certainly be »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It was recently reported that director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) and actor Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) shot a scene from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" book in order to convince Universal Pictures that Van Sant is the right man to direct the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film. The studio is definitely considering Van Sant, but it has also been in talks with Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and Patty Jenkins (Monster). And now comes word that Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Hanna, Anna Karenina) is also in talks and has become the favorite to get the job. Universal likes Wright because so many of his movies focus on young female characters. "Fifty Shades of Grey" chronicles a sexual relationship between college student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey. »
They’ve had the property since early last year but Focus Features and Universal Pictures are still to move ahead in gathering a cast and director for the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy best-seller Fifty Shades Of Grey. A number of weeks ago we brought you news of Oscar-winner Gus Van Sant’s attempt at nabbing the gig after shooting deflowering test footage with Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer and an unnamed actress. It appears not have worked as word is the studio have their eye on another award-winning filmmaker.
Strong word is Joe Wright has emerged as a front-runner and has an established relationship with Focus and Universal having directed period dramas Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina, as well as romantic war drama Atonement and action-thriller Hanna. Does that mean we could see frequent collaborator Keira Knightly dropping her drawers as kinky virgin Anastasia Steele? Perhaps a long shot »
- Craig Hunter
News Simon Brew 10 May 2013 - 06:46
Well, crikey. Universal is still pressing ahead with its plans to make a movie based on the book of respectable hardcore pornography, Fifty Shades Of Grey. And while the spurious casting guessing game appears to have ground to a halt for the time being, Variety has linked some surprising names with the director's chair.
Kelly Marcell is working on a script for the movie now, but Universal's top choice to direct the film is apparently Joe Wright. The same Joe Wright who made Atonement, Hanna and, more recently, Anna Karenina.
Other names linked with the job? Patty Jenkins (Monster), Bill Condon (the last two Twilight films), Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) and Gus Van Sant (lots of things). Variety also reports that at one stage, Steven Soderbergh was a consideration.
Truthfully, there »
Sorry, Gus Van Sant. Apparently the proof-of-concept scene you shot with Alex Pettyfer did not convince Universal and Focus Features you are the man to direct the feature adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, because they are still looking. THR reports that Joe Wright (Anna Karenina) has emerged as a frontrunner to direct Fifty Shades. Given its reputation, I am surprised the project is attracting acclaimed directors. But Wright makes sense as a candidate, continuing his relationship with Focus Features after Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna, and Anna Karenina. Wright has recently been linked to the Neil Gaiman adaptation The Ocean at the End of the Lane and a Houdini biopic. Kelly Marcel is adapting E.L. James' novel about a literature student who "embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair" with young entrepreneur Christian Grey. Read the book synopsis after the jump. When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Anna Karenina director Joe Wright has emerged as a front-runner in the Fifty Shades of Grey sweepstakes, according to multiple sources. Wright has a long-standing relationship with Focus and Universal, which paid $5 million for movie rights to the steamy Fifty Shades book series and are partnering to bring the first novel to the big screen. The British director has made four films with Focus: Anna Karenina, Hanna, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice.
Sources caution that there is no deal in place, and Wright has
- Tatiana Siegel , Borys Kit
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