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London — Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have come on board to play the lead roles in “The Lobster,” the first film in the English language by Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (“Dogtooth,” “Alps”). Protagonist Pictures will be selling the pic at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The pic is set to start shooting on March 24 in Ireland.
Co-written by Lanthimos and his long-time collaborator, Efthimis Filippou, the film is an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life or death.
Partnering on the »
- Leo Barraclough
Avengers: Age of Ultron is shaping up to be an international affair, following an earlier report from this week that production will take place in northern Italy, and a new, unconfirmed report that reveals shooting will also take place in South Korea. The production has also added a new cast member in South Korean native Soo-hyun Kim as an unspecified villain.
The sequel will use Incheon City, described as one of the South Korean capitol Seoul's "satellite cities," and Seoul's Gangnam neighborhood as shooting locations, although it isn't known when production will begin, or what the locations will be used for. Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson will be present for the shoot.
As for Soo-hyun Kim, the relatively unknown actress beat out 40 other hopefuls for the role. She is fluent in English and has experience in handling action sequences, both of which are said to be factors in her landing the role. »
Following the news that Justin Lin had picked up the rights to the Sundance documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball from this year's festival, the Fast & Furious franchise director also has another project he's preparing to produce and maybe even direct. THR has word that 20th Century Fox is developing a project called Toymageddon that Lin will produce. In what sounds like it could be a massive blending of brands, the story is said to focus on a toy factory that "runs amok." As of now, Lin is only producing, but after a script is turned in (a writer still needs to be found), he just may consider directing the film as well. Of course, Lin has quite the number of projects on his plate as it is. Universal tapped Lin to direct the sequel to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner in the lead, in addition to producing the »
- Ethan Anderton
The Sundance Film Festival is always host to a number of excellent documentaries, and this year was no exception. One of the more talked about docs was The Battered Bastards of Baseball, and while various studios are currently vying for the distribution rights, the adaptation rights have already been snatched up. THR reports that Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has purchased narrative remake rights to the baseball documentary with the intention of producing via his Perfect Storm banner. Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, the doc tells the story of Bing Russell (father of Kurt Russell). The elder Russell built the independent baseball team the Portland Mavericks from the ground up, eventually leading to confrontation with organized baseball. After helming the last four Fast & Furious films, Lin is next set to direct the sequel to The Bourne Legacy for an August 2015 release date so this feature adaptation is a ways off. »
- Adam Chitwood
Hilarious in the Coens’ weird, askew way, but also absolutely crushing. This movie breaks my heart in a hundred different ways. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Coen Brothers
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
After a second viewing this week of what is, I figure, Joel and Ethan Coen’s masterpiece atop a career of masterpieces, I am all about trying to figure out what this odd little plot device means and what that unusual line of dialogue could be hinting at and just why did the Coens — writing and directing together — intend to suggest with that interesting thing over there. Oh, how I love it when the Coens give us a movie that’s an intellectual puzzle!
I especially like it in the case of Inside LLewyn Davis because here, they have also given us a film that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Co-written by Greg Borenstein and Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the forthcoming movie), this epic adventure, set decades before the film, is the perfect way for fans to experience the new Godzilla before seeing it in theaters.
Director Gareth Edwards also recorded an exclusive message for Legendary Comics fans.
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our
Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and »
- Michelle McCue
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
The last time we saw our favorite CIA Analyst Jack Ryan was close to 12 years ago in The Sum of all Fears, a reboot mind you starring at the time, everyone’s favorite whipping boy Ben Affleck as Ryan. It was supposed to be the big franchise for Affleck and the continued success of the Jack Ryan series. The movie did quite well, despite Affleck’s somewhat stilted performance and material that at the time seemed a little insensitive given that 9/11 was only 8 months prior. But Paramount’s reboot efforts never got off the ground and the series sat on the back burner until late into 2012 when Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, reboot number 2 for those keeping score, went into production with an even younger Jack Ryan and a curious but easily understandable choice as a director. »
- Craig Dietz
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has signed on to direct a Mandarin language remake of the 1982 film Shaolin Temple from Hong Kong filmmaker Chang Hsin Yen, which is notable for providing martial arts superstar Jet Li with his screen debut.
Lin’s experience directing blockbusters has gifted him an impressive budget of $100 million for the remake. Troy Craig Poon, the CEO of Perfect Storm Entertainment says, “The aim is to make an unprecedented Chinese-based tentpole with story, style and scope that will resonate with global audiences as well.”
- Gary Collinson
Browse our gallery of sexy saviors, then vote for the hottest!
They save the day, they get the girl, and they do it all while looking oh-so good. HollywoodLife.com is taking some time to salute the hottest big-screen action heroes — in honor of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opening in theaters this weekend — and we think we’ve put together a pretty solid list of guys, if we do say so ourselves. So get those clicking fingers ready, then dive into our gallery of today’s hottest action movie stars.
Here’s our action-movie top 10, presented in alphabetical order:
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Matt Damon in the Bourne movies
The Rock in the Fast and the Furious movies
- Hollywood Life Staff
David Strathairn has joined Fox Searchlight's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2, which has begun production in India. Strathairn joins a star-studded cast in the follow-up to 2012's surprise international hit. The sequel features returning stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel, alongside new additions Richard Gere and Episodes' Tamsin Greig. Strathairn previously received a best actor Oscar nomination for his role in Good Night, and Good Luck. He will next be seen in Godzilla and recently starred in Lincoln, The Bourne Legacy, Ultimatum and the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn. The sequel explores Patel's
- Hilary Lewis
Robert Rodriguez is having a good day. Not only have the first promos for his El Rey Network been released but the first official site for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has appeared online. The site shows nothing new but certainly looks impressive, working as a moving poster with the names of the cast drawn behind rain. You can check the site out here.
The official synopsis for the sequel is as follows: "Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.”
- Gary Collinson
Wes Anderson's beautiful looking The Grand Budapest Hotel has debuted its first clip online and it's almost impossible not to smile throughout. The brief clip shows Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) being introduced to his new lobby boy (Tony Revolori) and as expected it's stereotypical Anderson.
Taking place in early 20th century Hungary, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, a new lobby boy becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
The impressive cast includes Saoirse Ronan (How I Live Now), Willem Dafoe (Antichrist), Jeff Goldblum (Le Weekend), Jude Law (Dom Hemingway), Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom), Owen Wilson (The Internship), Adrien Brody (Midnight in Paris), Edward Norton (The Bourne Legacy), Tom Wilkinson »
- Gary Collinson
By Mark Pinkert
We’ll find out for sure on Thursday, January 16th, when the Oscar nominees are announced, but for the time being it seems that the Best Actress ticket will be filled with usual suspects. According to the trustworthy Feinberg Forecast, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Sandra Bullock, and Cate Blanchett are the frontrunners in this category. If one of these five actresses doesn’t make the ticket, my guess is that they’ll have been replaced by Amy Adams, whose performance in American Hustle was seductive, uninhibited, and also widely discussed.
All of these Best Actress frontrunners are already household names with fortified film careers, but there are other actresses on the bubble who deserve and could use some of the Oscar recognition. One actress who has stuck out is Brie Larson of Short Term 12 (2013). Though this must-see film has only done about $1 million in revenue, »
- Mark Pinkert
“I'd just worked on Man of Steel  with the producer Chuck Roven, who was putting together American Hustle ,” states Michael Wilkinson. “Chuck thought that David O. Russell [Silver Linings Playbook] and I would be a good fit, and he turned out to be right. When I met David, I recognized someone who shared my passion and fascination for the way people use clothes to present themselves to the world. The choices that people make when they dress themselves, and the messages that they give out to the world , both consciously and unconsciously by using colours, textures, silhouettes; all of these things matter deeply to David, and they do to me as well.” The Australian costume designer notes, “It's amazing working with David, because he encourages you to go deep with your exploration of the characters, to stretch your creativity and »
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