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Daredevil season 2: Elodie Yung cast as Elektra

Elodie Yung of G.I. Joe: Retaliation will play Elektra in Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil season 2, joining Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal...

The inclusion of Elektra in Daredevil season 2 has been rumoured for a while. Indeed, it’s something that Charlie Cox seemed keen to happen when we interviewed him earlier this year.

Now, the news has been confirmed, and an actress has been named too – Elodie Yung. She’s been seen before in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum. She also popped up in the American Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie back in 2011.

“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Marvel TV bigwig Jeph Loeb.

“Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with
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Elodie Yung To Play 'Elektra' In Season Two Of Daredevil; Teaser Poster Released

Marvel has announced today that Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, District 13: Ultimatum) has joined the cast of Daredevil. Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of Daredevil made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil's fan-favorite characters. Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series. "After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity," said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a statement today. "Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous
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Elodie Yung Will Play Elektra In ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ On Netflix

The Marvel/Netflix series isn’t making an appearance at Comic-Con this year, but Daredevil still plans on getting attention. In the second major casting announcement in a month, Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, District 13: Ultimatum) has been tapped to play Elektra. Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, the first of four Marvel series for Netflix, will be released in 2016. Played by Jennifer Garner in the Daredevil feature, Elektra is a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's…
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Daredevil Season 2 Casts Elektra

Daredevil Season 2 Casts Elektra
G.I. Joe: Retaliation badass Elodie Yung has joined the cast of Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil for Season 2, in the key role of Elektra.

RelatedDaredevil Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix With New Showrunners

A mysterious, thus far only referenced woman from Matt Murdock’s past, Elektra’s dangerous ways may be more than the lawyer-by-day/vigilante-by-night can handle. The character was portrayed on the big screen by Jennifer Garner, first opposite Ben Affleck in Daredevil and then in a standalone film.

Yung’s previous credits include the films The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and District 13: Ultimatum, and
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Daredevil Casting: Move Over Jennifer Garner—There's a New Elektra!

Daredevil Casting: Move Over Jennifer Garner—There's a New Elektra!
Move over, Jennifer Garner—there's a new Elektra heading our way and we could not be more excited about it! E! News has learned that Marvel's Daredevil is going to introduce the major comic book character in season two. So who nabbed the game-changing role? Meet your new Elektra: French actress Elodie Yung! The G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum star will take on the role previously played by Garner in the 2003 Daredevil movie and the 2005 Elektra spinoff film. The Netflix series' version of Elektra is described as a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. She was actually...
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Steven Paul Sets Good Times Film Venture With Thailand Property Mogul (Exclusive)

Steven Paul Sets Good Times Film Venture With Thailand Property Mogul (Exclusive)
Hollywood producer Steven Paul has teamed with Thai real estate mogul Pimol Srivikorn to launch movie production company Good Times Films.

The company will focus on film production in Thailand with annual output of 2 or 3 movies per year. All will be shot in English. Movies will be jointly financed by Paul and Srivikorn and be made with fully financed budgets of $3 million-$50 million. Some are likely to be structured as co-productions with Chinese companies, in which case Good Times would provide up to 20% of the budget.

Distribution, including in Thailand, will be effected through the multi-territory deal between Paul’s Sp International and Sony Pictures Releasing that was signed earlier this year.

First up will be the previously announced “Born to Be Ghosts,” which will shoot from early 2016 predominantly in China and partially in Thailand and be directed by Patrick Alessandrin (“District 13: Ultimatum”). “Born” is a $35 million thriller being
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Cannes: New Chinese Thriller is ‘Born’ to Spi and China’s C2M

Cannes: New Chinese Thriller is ‘Born’ to Spi and China’s C2M
Sp International and China’s C2M Media Group have agreed to co-produce “Born to Be Ghosts,” a stylized thriller that will be directed by France’s Patrick Alessandrin.

The film, pitched as a “new twist on the ‘Magnificent Seven’ genre,” is budgeted at $35 million. It will shoot predominantly in China in the first quarter of 2016.

A mixed international and Chinese cast is anticipated, and Spi and C2M will jointly control casting. Production is by Spi head Steven Paul and C2M’s Paolo Lee.

C2M will handle Chinese and Asian rights and Spi the rest of the world. North American distribution rights will be handled through Spi’s deal with Sony Pictures. Release is set a year later, in the first quarter of 2017.

The agreement was completed in Cannes and is in addition to the earlier pact to

co-produce $50 million China-u.S. action film “High Speed.”

Alessandrin
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Can Luc Besson score another French-import blockbuster with 'Lucy'? (Updated)

Can Luc Besson score another French-import blockbuster with 'Lucy'? (Updated)
Over the course of his dozen-plus films as a writer-director, Parisian auteur Luc Besson has become known for his stylish inversions of schlock genre fare and a certain, shall we call it, Vive la femme attitude toward women.

Time and again, his movies place emotionally fragile female characters in physically perilous situations: a conflicted hit-woman struggling with the perils of her job in 1990’s La Femme Nikita, 12-year old Natalie Portman on the run as an assassin-in-training in The Professional, and Milla Jovovich’s universe-saving alien Leeloo in The Fifth Element (1997) among them. Besson’s latest multiplex offering appears set to follow that template.
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Paul Walker's Last Film Brick Mansions is More Explosion than Exposition: A Movie Review

Director: Camille Delamarre. Writers: Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri. Cast: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy and Catalina Denis. Brick Mansions is a remake of the French film District B13 (2004). Actor David Belle, the originator of Parkour, stars in both films and a sequel to District B13, titled District 13: Ultimatum (2009). All three films deal with a post-apocalyptic cityscape. As well, Brick Mansions continues to be shot in French locales, with the original shot in Paris and the remake shot in Montreal, Quebec. This second film is less gritty than the first and the PG-13 rating for the remake does not help with any sense of realism. Full of half-cocked political messages, Brick Mansions is a fairly standard action thriller, with Camille Delamarre's camerawork a little off-setting. This title takes place in 2018. In the future, parts of Detroit have been walled off, due to the unpoliceable nature of the streets.
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Contest: Win Brick Mansions Prize Pack

Though Brick Mansions might not be on everyone’s radar, it definitely should be. Starring the late Paul Walker, RZA and David Belle, the film is a remake of French actioner District 13 and like the original, it looks to promise high-flying action that’s full of jaw-dropping parkour stunts.

I’m a huge fan of both District 13 and its sequel, District B13: Ultimatum, so I’m incredibly excited to see what they’ve done with the American remake. To celebrate its upcoming release (this Friday, April 25th), we’re giving away a prize pack to one lucky reader. Included is some cool branded content (pictured below), as well as the following Blu-Rays:

Fast Five G.I.Joe: Retaliation District 13: Ultimatum Fast & Furious 6

To enter, simply Like Us on Facebook and Re-Tweet our contest message. A winner will be chosen on April 30th at 11:59pm Est.
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Exclusive Interview With David Belle On Brick Mansions

David Belle is perhaps most well known as one of the inventors of Parkour, a holistic training discipline which consists of moving quickly and efficiently in any environment by using only the abilities of the human body. This discipline has since led him to becoming both a stunt co-ordinator and international movie star, grabbing the attention of audiences around the world with his role as Leïto in the French action flick District B13 and its sequel, District 13: Ultimatum.

Now, Belle has come to America for Brick Mansions, the remake of his French breakout film. Directed by Camille Delamarre, the actor plays the same character here, although this time he goes by the name of Lino Dupree. The story takes place in a futuristic Detroit that has long since become ravaged by crime and drugs. Lino needs to team up with undercover cop Damien Collier (the late Paul Walker) to
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Interview: Chatting with RZA About Paul Walker, Martial Arts, Gentrification and More in Action Drama 'Brick Mansions' (Opens Friday)

Coming to theaters on April 25, Brick Mansions is set inside a walled-in maze of housing projects in a dystopian Detroit, where an undercover cop (Paul Walker) and an ex-convict (David Belle) team up to defeat a deadly drug kingpin’s (RZA) plans to devastate the city. The action drama is based on the French films District B-13 and District 13: Ultimatum which feature Parkour, a kind of stunt popularized by Belle, who co-founded the style of movement.Actor, director, composer, and member of the Wu-Tang Clan RZA made time to talk with S&A about his role in the film as crime lord Tremaine Alexander, from his interest in Parkour to his experience working with co-star Paul...
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New ‘Brick Mansions’ Trailer Is Heavy On Paul Walker

The first Brick Mansions trailer from February was focused on the action elements presented in this American remake of the French film District B13. This second, full trailer wants you to know a bit more about the story. In one of his final and most physical roles, Paul Walker plays a detective looking to avenge the death of his father by entering into a neighborhood so dangerous it has been quarantined from the rest of society. Inside, he uses an unlikely ally to take on a vicious drug kingpin played by RZA, who is looking pretty villainy. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s awesome to see Walker get into the physical stuff of the Parkour-energized film alongside French star David Belle, who was a central figure in the original film. This trailer also comes complete with a pretty slick rendition of Ben E. King song, “Stand by Me.” Watch the Brick Mansions trailer below: For those
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Elodie Yung Joins Alex Proyas Gods Of Egypt

Deadline report that French actress and former Wonder Woman candidate Elodie Yung has joined the cast of Alex Proyas' Gods Of Egypt as one of the Gods (or Goddesses in this case). Hathor - in ancient Egyptian mythology she's the goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. As well as starring as Jinx in the G.I. Joe sequel, Yung popped up as a gang lord in District 13: Ultimatum and also made a brief, but very memorable appearance in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The story deals with a human thief (Thwaites) who cares little for the affairs of gods but when he discovers Zaya (Eaton) has been cursed by Set (Butler), he falls on the side of Horus (Coster-Waldau), hoping that Set’s death will break the curse. Proyas wrote the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who are
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Casting: Kingsley, Dale, Teller, Yung, Howard

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Life

Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi have signed on to star in Anton Corbijn's indie drama "Life" which is currently shooting in Toronto. No details on either of their characters is available.

The story follows photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) after landing an assignment with Life Magazine to take the movie star's picture. [Source: ]

Spectral

James Badge Dale ("Iron Man 3," "World War Z") is in negotiations to star in Nic Mathieu's supernatural thriller "Spectral" for Legendary Pictures.

The story centers on a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over New York City. The tone is described as "Black Hawk Down"-esque. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Heist Film

"That Awkward Moment" director Tom Gormican and co-stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan have signed on to re-team for an "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist film set in Macau for Warner Bros.
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Elodie Yung Joins Gods Of Egypt

Elodie Yung Joins Gods Of Egypt
When Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost fell through, he turned his attention to a different mythology, and his Gods Of Egypt have been assembling at Summit Entertainment ever since. Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Courtney Eaton and Chadwick Boseman are already on board, and they're now joined by District 13: Ultimatum's Elodie Yung.The bonkers plot, set in Ancient Egypt, sees Butler playing Set, the god of the desert, storms and foreigners in the Egyptian pantheon. After killing and mutilating his own brother, Osiris (god of the afterlife, not yet cast), as part of his plan to murder their father Ra (the sun god, played by Rush), he faces the wrath of his nephew Horus (god of vengeance, played by Coster-Waldau). Never a good idea to anger a god of vengeance.Yung will be playing Hathor, the goddess of love, beauty, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music
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Paul Walker Teams Up With Parkour Artist David Belle in First Full ‘Brick Mansions’ Trailer (Video)

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Paul Walker Teams Up With Parkour Artist David Belle in First Full ‘Brick Mansions’ Trailer (Video)
A teaser trailer for Paul Walker’s next action movie, “Brick Mansions,” made it look like the actor’s wildest ride yet, and the full trailer that landed online on Wednesday only strengthens that hypothesis. Walker plays one of the “best” undercover cops who is forced to team up with an ex-convict, played by Parkour founder David Belle (“District 13: Ultimatum”), to take down a ruthless crime lord (RZA) who’s holding the mayor hostage in a dangerous housing project, from which the film’s title is derived. Also read: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel To Lead Cast of New ‘Fast
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'Brick Mansions' Trailer & Poster Puts Paul Walker in 'District B13' Remake

Paul Walker was clearly working quite hard before his untimely passing as he was recently seen in Hours, will still be seen in Fast & Furious 7 and before that he has a new film titled Brick Mansions coming out on April 25. Now this one is more of a limited release kind of feature that will likely feature that has the outward appearance of a limited release accompanied by an On Demand showing, but it seems Relativity may take this District B13 remake wide as it tells the story of an undercover cop (Walker) who tries to take down a ruthless crime lord (RZA) with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang. Just like the original and its sequel, District 13: Ultimatum), it features a lot of high-flying Parkour action. Check out the trailer and poster below.
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Denis Cast in Paul Walker Thriller

Catalina Denis cast in Paul Walker thriller Model and film actress Catalina Denis has been cast as the female lead opposite Paul Walker (Fast & Furious 6) and David Belle (Malavita) in Camille Delamarre’s Brick Mansions. The action thriller is EuropaCorp and Relativity Media’s English-language remake of the 2004 French-made action / thriller District B13. In Brick Mansions, Paul Walker incarnates an undercover cop out to defuse a bomb in possession of drug warlord RZA. Catalina Denis will play David Belle’s romantic interest. Luc Besson, who specializes in run-of-the-mill, Hollywood-style French-made action thrillers, is one of the film’s producers. Directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love), and co-written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri, District B13 / Banlieue 13 stars David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Dany Verissimo-Petit, and co-screenwriter Naceri. The film performed modestly at the French box office; according to Box Office Mojo, District B13 was no. 51 on France’s 2004 box-office chart,
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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Exclusive Red Carpet Interview with Elodie Yung

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Never mess with Jynx.

During the Hollywood premiere of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Latino-Review exclusively talked with the French-born actress about her experiences on the film.

The actress was previously seen in the American movie version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” However, many movie enthusiasts may recognize her more as the tough girl in the French film “District 13: Ultimatum.”

She talked to me about “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” whether she liked working on American or French films, and her tough training for the role.

Check out our red carpet interview with Yung below:
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