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The director behind Easy A and the Annie remake, Will Gluck, is currently working on a Peter Rabbit movie based on the classic series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Gluck’s live-action film has already enlisted late-night host James Corden to voice the titular role. The rabbit’s adversary, Mr. McGregor, a farmer sick and tired of rabbits eating his vegetables, will be […]
- Jack Giroux
Will Gluck (Easy A) is directing the film, which will see James Corden (Into the Woods) as the voice of Peter alongside Rose Byrne (X-Men: Apocalypse), Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and Gleeson’s Star Wars co-star Daisy Ridley.
Gleeson has a host of projects on his upcoming slate, including the Tom Cruise crime drama American Made, National Lampoon drama A Futile and Stupid Gesture, A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin, Darren Aronofsky’s as-yet-untitled next project, and of course Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Production on Peter Rabbit is due to commence in January 2017, with the film set for worldwide release in April 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
Some big things are happening in Leonardo DiCaprio‘s realm. First, Deadline tells us his company, Appian Way, has partnered with Paramount for Truevine, an adaptation of Beth Macy‘s non-fiction tome — subtitled Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South — concerning George and Willie Muse, two black brothers who were kidnapped in 1899 and put on display in traveling freak shows across the Jim Crow-dominated south.
It’s positioned as a starring role for DiCaprio, which, given the description, is a bit odd, but there may be a role in the form of (and this would sound so much funnier if the story weren’t so upsetting) “a white man [who] offered them a piece of candy.” A cousin-of-sorts to Django Unchained‘s Calvin (ahem) Candie, perhaps?
The other property Appian Way’s been eyeing is probably much easier to digest as entertainment, »
- Nick Newman
Make no mistake: Emma Stone is single. The Easy A star and Andrew Garfield dated for four years, but last year the pair decided to call it quits. Since then, the former couple has toyed with fans' hearts with their casual strolls together in London. So are they together? Are they apart? While it might have seemed up in the air for sometime, Stone tells Vogue that she is flying solo. But the way she describes him some will make you wish they were still together. "Someone I still love very much," she says of her ex when asked about him. Hear that? It's the sounds of hearts breaking. When news broke that the pair had decided to go their separate ways, a source told »
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Experience the intensity of the psychological thriller Broken Vows when it arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October 11 from Lionsgate. Jaimie Alexander stars as a woman who must find the strength to escape the grasp of a psychotic stalker before he destroys everything and everyone she loves. Featuring a hot young cast including Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet, and Alexandra Breckenridge, the Broken Vows DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
In this chilling, sexy thriller, Tara (Jaimie Alexander, TV’s “Blindspot”) finds her life unraveling after hooking up with bartender Patrick (Wes Bentley, The Hunger Games) during her bachelorette party in New Orleans. Patrick becomes obsessed with Tara, not »
- Tom Stockman
Peter Rabbit: A live-action/animation hybrid based on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories is hopping into production under the direction of Will Gluck (Easy A), and the movie has cast a good crop of talent. The title character will be voiced by James Corden, while Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s Elizabeth Debicki will also have animated roles. Rose Byrne, meanwhile, is playing the human part of "Bea," which could mean a portrayal of Potter herself. Peter Rabbit is due in theaters in April 2018. [Variety] Pacific Rim 2: Rising star Adria Arjona (True Detective), who will be seen as Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz series Emerald City, is the latest to join the...
- Christopher Campbell
Peter Rabbit: A live-action/animation hybrid based on Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories is hopping into production under the direction of Will Gluck (Easy A), and the movie has cast a good crop of talent. The title character will be voiced by James Corden, while Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Elizabeth Debicki will also have animated roles. Rose Byrne, meanwhile, is playing the human part of "Bea," which could mean a...
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The screenplay is by Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Bay) with revisions by Gluck..
Byrne will start work on the film straight from her turn on stage at the Sydney Theatre Company's production of David Mamet's Speed the Plow. »
- Harry Windsor
Columbia Pictures and Frederick Warne & Co. have announced that Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) have joined the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid Peter Rabbit movie, which is based upon the beloved book series by Beatrix Potter.
The film is being directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) and will feature James Corden (Into the Woods) as the voice of Peter, while Rose Byrne (X-Men: Apocalypse) is portraying the live-action female lead of Bea. Details on Ridley and Debicki’s roles are being kept under wraps.
“I am delighted to be teaming up with Frederick Warne,” states Gluck. “Their expertise and stewardship is absolutely critical to making a film that honors the legacy of Beatrix Potter.”
Production on Peter Rabbit is due to commence in January 2017, with the film set for worldwide release in April 2018.
- Gary Collinson
Joseph Baxter Sep 27, 2016
The upcoming Peter Rabbit movie is set to mix live action and animation to bring the venerable children’s book series from Beatrix Potter to life on the big screen. And we've got some new casting information.
For the Peter Rabbit movie has added Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki to the cast. Neither the identity of the duo’s roles nor the capacity in which they play them were confirmed. However, what is clear is that Ridley and Debicki will be supporting players in the family film extravaganza, since America-dwelling talk show carpooler James Corden is already confirmed to provide the voice of the film’s titular, carrot-crunching hole-dweller and actress Rose Byrne will field the co-lead as a character named Bea.
Plot: A rebellious teen (Hailee Steinfeld) finds her life thrown into disarray after her brother (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson). Review: The last few years have been slim pickings for good teen coming-of-age fare on the big screen, with only the occasional surprise like Easy A or The Perks Of Being A Wallflower coming along to appeal to those of us nostalgic for the John Hughes... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
With its parade of sadsacks stuck in the modern world of love and sex, Joe Swanberg’s show might be the most Netflixy programme yet. But it has some very starry turns – and when it loosens up, it’s undeniably charming
Push through. That’s my advice to anyone who decides to give Easy a whirl. Joe Swanberg’s anthology series premieres on Netflix this week, and it seems quite determined to repel most of its audience in the first few minutes. Unless you equate long group discussions about sexual motivation in traditional heteronormative relationships with top-notch post-work funtimes, your first encounter with Easy will likely make your heart sink a little.
But push through. Because once it loosens up and stops trying to single itself out as an Important Intellectual Work, Easy is a good show, sometimes bordering on great.
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- Stuart Heritage
Conwell comes to Writ Large from John Hamburg’s production company where she served as a development executive most recently working on the Fox comedy “Why Him?” At Writ Large she will be fully focused on representing writers and directors.
Dizon began working at Circle of Confusion as an assistant before leaving the company to help start Writ Large with the co-founding partners serving as the as the film and TV coordinator. Her clients include Rick Spears, whose script “Black Bats” went through the Sundance Producer Lab; Sudhanshu Saria, who wrote and directed the movie “Loev”, which premiered at SXSW this year and Yaelle Kayam, »
- Justin Kroll
In the best teen films, from “Sixteen Candles” to “Clueless” to “Superbad” to the greatest high school movie of the last ten years, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the main characters have a way of occupying the moral high ground. Even when they’re outcasts or “losers,” their cleverness and wit — the sheer humanity of their alienation — puts us right on their side. But that’s not quite the case with Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), the radiantly troubled heroine of “The Edge of Seventeen.”
She’s a creature of intense magnetism who, in theory at least, has all the qualities that an audience could want. She’s poised and beautiful, with a wardrobe — colorful wedgy sneakers, parochial-school skirt worn as ironic fashion statement — catchy enough to be just this side of fatally hip. She speaks in drop-dead verbal volleys, which she stretches out into entertainingly long and winding sentences, and »
- Owen Gleiberman
After offering six different 10-movie bundles for a special one-day price of $9.99 on Monday, Apple’s iTunes is keeping them around for a while longer — but has raised the prices for each of the packs to between $35 and $50.
The promo, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Apple selling digital movies, drew participation from Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate. Disney and 20th Century Fox were the major studios that sat out the “10 Years of iTunes Movies” deal.
Still, while they’re not the one-dollar-per-movie bargain iTunes users in the U.S. were able to score Monday, the six bundles are still cheaper than if you were to buy the ten movies separately from Apple. For example, Warner’s $49.99 ten-pack would cost $152.90 for the HD titles if purchased individually.
For now, the 10-movie bundles look to be a limited-time promotion by Apple. That said, iTunes Movies routinely »
- Todd Spangler
Apple has teamed with five Hollywood studios for six different ten-movie bundles — priced at $9.99, or a buck per movie — in a one-day promotion celebrating the 10th anniversary of the tech giant selling digital movies.
Notably, neither Disney nor 20th Century Fox are among the studio partners for the “10 Years of iTunes Movies” deal. In Disney’s case, it operates its own digital-movie distribution service, Disney Movies Anywhere, which lets users download Mouse House titles and watch them on a variety of platforms.
The movie bundles became available early Monday and are available for only a 24-hour period, for iTunes users in the U.S.
The six different bundles are:
Warner Bros.: “The Judge,” “Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow,” “Pacific Rim,” “Magic Mike,” “Contagion,” “The Town,” “The Hangover,” “Sex and the City: The Movie,” “300,” “Superman Returns” Universal Studios: “Ride Along,” “Identity Thief,” “Rush,” “Snow White & the Huntsman,” “The Adjustment Bureau, »
- Todd Spangler
Get ready to hit the books again with our top back to school movies!Get ready to hit the books again with our top back to school movies!Amanda Wood9/5/2016 10:00:00 Am
It’s almost everyone’s favourite time of year again: back to school. Whether you’re heading back yourself or sending your kids off, we’ve got a list of movies that will kick the back-to-school blues to the curb.
With the return of school comes the return of fall and cooler weather, which means tons of new and exciting movies to look forward to. This year we’ve got a pretty impressive slate of films to help you get through the fall semester, with something for everyone.
This list covers some old classics and newer faves for back to school, which we hope will make you feel a little better about starting another school year. The »
- Amanda Wood
You don't have to be a student to get some good advice from one of the best film genres of all time: high school movies. Clueless's Cher Horowitz has plenty of wisdom to impart, and there's something to learn from every member of The Breakfast Club. Whether you're gearing up for a new semester or it's been years since you've picked up a mechanical pencil, you could certainly benefit from these 12 important lessons from Easy A, Heathers, and more great high school films. »
- Maggie Pehanick
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Corden (Into the Woods) and Rose Byrne (X-Men: Apocalypse) are both in talks to join the film, with Corden set to lend his voice to the character of Peter Rabbit, and Byrne taking on an as-yet-unrevealed live-action role.
The film is described as “a modern interpretation centering on the rivalry between mischievous young hopper Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor, a senior trying to keep a rabbit-free garden.”
- Gary Collinson
A popular trend for young, rising actors is to take on the Ya novel franchise, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is following suit. According to Variety, the young star has joined Lionsgate for an adaptation of Chaos Walking, which is set in a world where all living things can hear each other’s thoughts. The novel are a — wait for it — trilogy, so clearly the studio wants this thing to take off, but the big question will be if Ridley can balance it with the demands of the Star Wars saga commitment. Despite this traditional choice, however, Ridley continues to mix her growing filmography palette with interesting choices, as she can be heard narrating a documentary on a young Mongolian eagle huntress soon, as well as starring in a reimagining of Hamlet from Ophelia’s perspective.
- Mike Mazzanti
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