He’s stolen scenes in the likes of Midnight In Paris and The Bourne Legacy and he was one of the standout stars from David Fincher’s Netflix series House Of Cards. Now Corey Stoll is getting his shot at full on TV leading man status, lining up the starring role in The Strain.Adapted by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan from the trilogy of novels they wrote, The Strain follows Dr Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centre For Disease Control team stationed in New York.When his Cdc crew is called out to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak on a recently landed plane, Goodweather discovers that it means an ancient, evil strain of vampirism is surging back into the world. With the curse spreading quickly, the good doctor and an assembly of civilians must fight back.“To me, having the right lead for The Strain series »
Ever since “24″ went off the air, I’ve found myself with a gaping Jack Bauer shaped hole in my life. I’ve tried to fill that void with a variety of different kick ass heroes and time and again I’ve been disappointed. It has led me to the question, where have all the action hero tough guys of yesteryear went?
I’m not here to review that film, but suffice to say it was absolutely diabolical and I was wracking my brain to think why? The CGI looked cheap, but I’ve seen cheaper. The villain was pants, but he was still pants when Paul Walker ass kicked him ten years ago and every scene in »
- James Thomson
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy will make his directorial debut on the noir film based on his own script, Variety reports.
Gyllenhaal will star as a young man who is drawn into the world of Los Angeles freelance crime reporting.
Russo will reprise her role as Frigga in Thor: The Dark World.
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Jake Gyllenhaal dabbled in the world of crime journalism when he starred as cartoonist Robert Graysmith in David Fincher's brilliant 2007 crime thriller Zodiac, and today we have learned that he is ready to make his way back. Variety is reporting that the Oscar-nominated actor and Rene Russo have both signed on to star in the new indie thriller Nightcrawler. The film will be the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who will also be writing the script. The filmmaker is best known for his work as a screenwriter, previously penning movies like The Bourne Legacy, Tarsem Singh's The Fall and Two For The Money. His brother Tony Gilroy, with whom he wrote the last Bourne movie, will be serving as a producer on the new project. While details about the plot of Nightcrawler are slim, the trade says that it follows "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal »
Jake Gyllenhaal is planning to star in Nightcrawler, the feature directing debut of The Bourne Legacy and Real Steel screenwriter Dan Gilroy, brother of writer/director Tony Gilroy. Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy's wife, will co-star in the indie-style thriller about "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. freelance crime journalism." Will there be some Zodiac vibes in there? »
- Zach Dionne
Jake Gyllenhaal will star as a freelance L.A. crime reporter in Nightcrawler, which will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy. Rene Russo, Gilroy's wife, is set to co-star in the movie. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales on the project at the upcoming Cannes Film Market, with Wme Global and CAA representing North American rights. Filming will begin in late October. Gilroy most recently co-wrote the screenplay for The Bourne Legacy with his brother Tony Gilroy. Tony Gilroy and Jennifer Fox, who collaborated on Michael Clayton, Duplicity and the Bourne series, will produce along with Gyllenhaal.
- Gregg Kilday
Corey Stoll, the man from House Of Cards, Law & Order: La, The Bourne Legacy and Midnight In Paris, has been chosen to headline FX’s The Strain. The Strain, you might know, is based on the novels of the same name by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
The pilot will be co-written by Hogan and del Toro, with del Toro directing and executive producing. Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will also executive producer and showrun, should the pilot go to series.
Here’s the plot:
The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, »
- Andy Greene
• French director Luc Besson, who introduced the world to Natalie Portman in The Professional, has cast Scarlett Johansson as his lead in his newest film, Lucy. In the film, Lucy is forced to be a drug mule. But, when the drug gets into her system, she turns into a super-being with telekinesis abilities, martial arts skills, and the helpful bonus of being immune to pain. Johansson is certainly finding a new life as an action star ever since she took on the role of Natasha Romanoff for the Marvel universe. She also stars in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut (and festival favorite) Don Jon, »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Bourne Legacy may not quite have kicked the franchise in the robust new direction hoped for, but it certainly gave a boost to the professional clout of writer Tony Gilroy. He's now producing the indie thriller Nightcrawler, the directorial debut of his brother Dan Gilroy. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo will be heading his cast.Dan also wrote the film, which involves "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in La". So nothing to do with blue mutants that go Bamf! then. Nor the Scottish techno band; telekinetic Twilight Zone military units; or that Brian Thompson guy in Cobra. Oh wait, he was the Night Slasher. Makes all the difference.Gilroy (Dan) was the co-writer on Legacy and has the "story" credit on Shawn Levy's Real Steel. He also wrote The Fall (directed by Tarsem, who appears elsewhere in news this morning), and, »
Check out the latest casting news below: Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) is set to lead the new action flick from writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) titled Lucy. Besson once again features a female ass-kicker in the lead and puts a new spin on drug mule stories with this new script. Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) and Rene Russo (Ransom) will star in writer/director Dan Gillroy's indie, Nightcrawler. The story centers on a young freelance journalist who explores L.A. by night while working the crime beat. Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that Johansson is in final negotiations to lead Besson's Lucy. The title character "is a woman who is forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts. »
- Dave Trumbore
Dan Gilroy is helming from a script he penned.
Story follows the story of a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.
Sierra/Affinity will kick off international sales in Cannes. CAA packaged the film and co-represents the film’s North American distribution rights with Wme.
- Justin Kroll
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to frontline Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler, starring alongside Renee Russo in the Tony Gilroy-produced indie thriller. According to sources, Dan Gilroy is also scripting with a story that tells of a young, driven man who discovers the nocturnal world of Los Angeles as a freelance crime journalist. Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Fox are also producing, as are Bold Films' Michel Litvak and David Lancaster. This is the first film Dan Gilroy is helming; a writer known for scripting The Bourne Legacy with his brother Tony. Gyllenhaal was last seen in David Ayer's (Brad Pitt starrer Fury) powerful, edgy crime thriller End of Watch with Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez. »
Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo are set to star in the noir thriller Nightcrawler , Variety reports. Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy screenwriter Dan Gilroy will both write and make his directorial debut. The plot follows Gyllenhaal as a freelance crime reporter exploring Los Angeles' criminal nightlife. Gyllenhaal recently appeared in David Ayer's End of Watch . He can next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's next two films, An Enemy and Prisoners . Russo, meanwhile, will soon reprise her role as Frigga in Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World . Gilroy will produce alongside his brother, Tony Gilroy, Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Fox, David Lancaster and Michel Litvak. (Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo / Pnp / WENN.com) »
The "Bourne" franchise's sideways sequel is going to be getting its own sequel.
Universal Pictures has been rolling out big announcements at CinemaCon, but the one that's got us most intrigued is that a "The Bourne Legacy 2" is in the works. The fate of that movie seemed uncertain since "The Bourne Legacy" performed just average in the box office, and did the worst of all four "Bourne" films. But Universal claims it is "actively working" on a second "Bourne Legacy" film, even though the studio didn't get any more specific than that.
For those of you hoping for a "Bourne" storyline crossover, we have some bad news for you, because Matt Damon probably won't be in this movie. The former "Bourne" actor has said repeatedly that he won't do another movie in the franchise without "Bourne Supremacy" and "Bourne Ultimatum" director Paul Greengrass, and also has been increasingly hesitant about »
- Terri Schwartz
Universal Pictures has been planning to begin shooting "Fast and Furious 7" this summer in order to have the film in theaters by next summer. Dwayne Johnson recently revealed that he won't be available for the shoot, since he's already committed to "Hercules." But during a presentation at CinemaCon, Vin Diesel confirmed that "Fast and Furious 7" will be released next summer, specifically on July 11th, 2014. No word how that will affect Johnson's involvement, but the rushed schedule resulted in losing director Justin Lin, who directed the last four "Fast and Furious" films. James Wan (Saw, Insidious) has been hired as his replacement. Meanwhile, the studio also confirmed that it's developing a sequel to "Pitch Perfect" for a 2015 release, actively working on a follow-up to "The Bourne Legacy," and is on track to have the sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman" in theaters by 2015. »
So we already knew that Universal was looking to give sequels to some of its more successful recent films, but now we know when they plan to deliver the goods. Pitch Perfect, The Bourne Legacy and Snow White and the Huntsman all did quite well for the studio and now we’re hearing that they hopes to bring us sequels to those three aforementioned titles in 2015.
First up is Pitch Perfect 2. The first film was a bonafide hit, bringing in over $110 million worldwide and earning pretty positive reviews. Add that to the fact that stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are continuing to increase their presence and star-power in Hollywood and you have the perfect recipe for a surefire success.
Next we have the currently untitled Bourne 5, which will be a follow-up to the dreadful, but somewhat financially successful The Bourne Legacy. Though the film didn’t do as well »
- Matt Joseph
Neither The Bourne Legacy nor Snow White and the Huntsman brought in in as much dough as Universal probably wanted; not to mention, each film was given an overall lukewarm critical reception. Nonetheless, each managed to gross more than double their $125 million and $170 million budget, respectively, worldwide in theaters, and so Bourne 5 and a Snow White sequel are both on the horizon.
Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson is present for the ongoing 2013 CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, where he announced that Bourne 5 is more than just talk now, and has entered the active development stage; meanwhile, the Snow White followup is tentatively slated to arrive in theaters within two years’ time (i.e. by 2015).
Fogelson, according to the CinemaCon event ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Universal Pictures was present at CinemaCon today, and the studio featured a lot of goodies. They showed footage from films on its 2013 slate, and announced that Fast & Furious 7 will be released on July 11th, 2014. However, they also confirmed that development is moving forward on a sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman. According to chairman Adam Fogelson, the Swath follow-up is currently targeting a 2015 release. This makes it just one of many blockbusters to be released that year - The Avengers 2, The Fantastic Four, Star Wars: Episode VII, Finding Dory and many more are expected to hit theaters then. Kristen Stewart is confirmed to reprise her role as Snow White, with Rupert Sanders not returning to direct the sequel. With a 2015 release in mind, expect more news to come soon. Additionally, Fogelson offered an update on the follow-up to last year's The Bourne Legacy. Despite »
Sneak Peek Oscar-winning English actress Rachel Weisz in the Spring 2013 edition of "Harper's Bazaar" (UK) magazine.
A former fashion model and classically-trained stage actress, Weisz started her film acting career in the British mini-series "Inspector Morse", followed by "Scarlet and Black" and the Mow "Advocates II".
In 2007 Weisz starred in "My Blueberry Nights", followed by "Fred Claus", "Definitely, Maybe" (2008), "The Brothers Bloom (2008), "Agora" (2009), "The Lovely Bones (2009), "The Whistleblower (2010), "The Deep Blue Sea (2011), "Dream House" (2011), "The Bourne Legacy" (2012), and "Oz The Great and Powerful" (2013).
Weisz' new film »
- Michael Stevens
We recently learned that Alex Garland – writer and producer behind such movies as The Beach, 28 Days Later and recently Dredd – is jumping into the director’s chair for a new sci-fi project, Ex Machina. He’s now starting to track down the cast, with Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in talks.The script, written by Garland, finds a billionaire handpicking a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and take part in testing his latest invention, an artificially intelligent female robot.According to The Wrap, Isaac is close to a deal to play the billionaire, while Gleeson may play the employee chosen to help test the fem-bot. As for the robo-lady herself, no one is in direct talks yet, though Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander are apparently potential candidates to have their guts replaced with circuitry and wiring.Isaac, who was last seen in The Bourne Legacy, »
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