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Will True Detective ever cast a female character who's not a long-suffering wife, a prostitute, or a victim of unspeakable sexual horror? Maybe, but not this week: Deadline reports that four new recurring characters are close to joining the cast, including Mad Men's Abigail Spencer as "Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack," and The Hunger Games' Leven Rambin as "Sophia, a beauty with a history of drug problems." More encouraging is the addition of Sherlock's Kelly Reilly, playing a character only described as "self-possessed." We'll take it! »
- Nate Jones
You know what would happen if Rob Zombie ran The Hunger Games? It’d probably be a little like the idea behind this new project he’s putting together called 31. In the movie, five carnival workers are abducted the night before Halloween and thrown into a secret facility called Murder World. That’s where they play the game 31 during which they’ve got to survive 12 hours in the compound packed with maniacs dressed as clowns trying to kill them. Protagonist Pictures is gearing up to bring the project to the international marketplace at Afm next month. Production is expected to begin in February. Hit the jump for more on 31. According to Variety, the production companies behind the film include Spectacle Entertainment Group, Bow + Arrow Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures. Bow + Arrow and Protagonist are co-financing the project as well. Zombie and Andy Gould will produce for Spectacle while Eddie Vaisman will »
- Perri Nemiroff
This has to be one of the most fun days of the year -- as all your favorite morning and talk show hosts dress up in some crazy costumes for Halloween.In the past, Ellen Degeneres has really outdone herself with her getups, dressing as Sofia Vergara (with a wardrobe malfunction, no less) and Nicki Minaj, but this year ... wow. DeGeneres wasn't just one person, but two, going as both George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin.Her guests also dressed up -- see Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Lowes in their costumes in the gallery above.And watch Ellen's big reveal below: The crew over at "Today" had a hard time topping their transformations from 2013 too. Who could forget the visual of Matt Lauer running through the Plaza as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch," right? But this year, they went all out as memorable characters from "Saturday Night Live."The Spartan Cheerleaders, »
- tooFab Staff
There’s little question that The Hunger Games franchise is the leader of the post-Twilight wave of film adaptations of young adult novels. The tale of Katniss Everdeen and her battles in the eponymous competition have captured the imaginations of viewers on the screen, just as much as they did on the page.
The franchise has made a star of Jennifer Lawrence, who has won an Oscar and essentially become the darling of Hollywood since the first Hunger Games movie was released in Spring 2012. Between the two films that have been released so far, the series has made in excess of $1.5bn at the worldwide box office.
In November, it’s the beginning of the end for The Hunger Games as the first part of trilogy-closing novel Mockingjay hits cinemas. The final book in the series is epic in scope, widening the action from the confines of the Games »
- Tom Beasley
Cable channel HBO has had a history of critically and commercially acclaimed shows, from The Sopranos to Game of Thrones. Adding to their ranks this past television season was the channel’s newest offering, True Detective. With Cary Fukunaga and Nic Pizzolatto respectively directing and writing each episode, fans of the show were intrigued to see what shape the show would take in season two, with leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as well as Fukunaga, following through on their promise to exit the show after its first season. With Justin Lin stepping into the director’s chair for the first two episodes of the new season, the show’s casting began to take shape a while ago, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and the recently confirmed Taylor Kitsch all set to play key roles. Now the show has added a number of other performers to its roster.
Headlining the new additions is Rachel McAdams. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
We’re less than a month away from the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Lionsgate has just released the epic final trailer for the film, which you can enjoy above. Then, let us know what you think of it and your expectations for the movie.
For those of you who just can’t wait, you may want to head over to MockingjayTickets.com and pre-order tickets to this year’s most anticipated film. By pre-ordering tickets, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a four-door 2015 Mazda!
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, »
- Mike Tyrkus
The "True Detective" Season 2 cast is growing. With its four lead stars (almost) in place - Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch have been confirmed while Rachel McAdams is said to be near a deal - the HBO crime series is close to adding another quartet of actors including Kelly Reilly ("Flight," ABC's "Black Box"), Abigail Spencer (Sundance Channel's "Rectify"), Michael Irby ("Almost Human") and Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games"). Reilly will appear in the series regular role of a "self-possessed" character named Morgan, while the other three will enjoy recurring roles as Elvis, the partner of McAdams' detective character (Irby); the survivor of a sexual assault (Spencer); and "a beauty with a checkered past" (Rambin), according to Deadline. Both Spencer and Reilly are rumored to have met for the part that ultimately went to McAdams. As previously reported, Vaughn is set to play Frank Semyon, a criminal »
- Chris Eggertsen
It’s finally Gale Hawthorne’s time.
Since the Hunger Games movie franchise kicked off, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth has been promoted as one the three leads alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. After all, his District 12 hero is one jagged point of the complicated love triangle completed by Lawrence’s ballsy Katniss Everdeen and Hutcherson’s noble Peeta Mellark.
But, truth is, this has been Katniss and Peeta’s fight up until now.
Things change as the series creeps toward its dramatic crescendo with a two-part finale comprised of next month’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and next year’s Mockingjay – Part 2, shot back-to-back in late 2013 and early 2014.
The brutal, gladiator-style games are over, Peeta has been captured and brainwashed by the Capitol (the seat of government in this dystopian world created by novelist Suzanne Collins), and the real war is about to begin.
Hemsworth, who until »
- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine
Want to meet Jennifer Lawrence? Obviously that's a rhetorical question, because who wouldn't want to hang with J.Law?! Well, here's your shot! For a donation of $10 or more, you'll be entered in a contest to win a trip to the L.A. premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1! You'll also be supporting the Special Olympics World Games 2015—something near and dear to Jennifer's heart. If you win, you and a friend will travel to the premiere in style (flight and limo transport is included!) right onto the red carpet. From there, you'll join Jen "and other select cast in the VIP room" where you'll get to snap some pics with your new BFFs. Then, you'll watch the »
More True Detective Season 2 casting news has been revealed, but it’s probably not the news you were hoping for or expecting. While HBO has not confirmed whether Taylor Kitsch or Rachel McAdams will be playing lead roles in the Emmy-nominated drama, four other actors, Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Kelly Reilly (Black Box), Michael Irby (The Unit) and Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games), are all reportedly closing in on deals for recurring roles for True Detective Season 2. In addition to the actors’ names, there also some details about who each of them will be playing in True Detective Season 2. According to TVLine, “Irby would play Elvis, the partner of McAdams’ character, Spencer is believed to be playing the survivor of a sexual assault and Rambin a beauty with a checkered past. Reilly’s role is described…as ‘the self-possessed Morgan.'” While we still don’t know exactly the type of characters that… »
- Chris King
With three of its four leads in place (and the fourth said to be near a deal), HBO’s True Detective has moved on to casting some heavily recurring roles for Season 2.
As previously reported, Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal struggling to move into legitimate enterprise, and Colin Farrell (Alexander) will play Ray Velcoro, a police detective with torn allegiances. Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) is said to be playing a detective, while Rachel McAdams is rumored to be circling the fourth and final lead role, as another detective.
In addition, all said to be near deals, »
With Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Taylor Kitsch locking down the dude roles for the second season of "True Detective," it looks it's time for actresses start signing up. Deadline reports that the usually excellent Kelly Reilly ("Calvary," "Flight"), Abigail Spencer ("Suits," "Rectify"), and Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games," "Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters") are headed to the Nic Pizzolatto created show. Reilly is closing up a deal to join in the role of Morgan, with Spencer and Rambin also pretty much nearing commiting, playing the survivor of a sex attack and someone with a drug problem respectively. Meanwhile, character actor Michael Irby is also landing a role. No official details on their characters, and no confirmation from HBO, but it looks like these rumors are solid. Meanwhile, it seems that Rachel McAdams has taken the lead that was offered, but there's no word from the studio (Irby »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Katniss is back! After the thrilling finale of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss Everdeen becomes the new face and leader of the rebellion against The Capitol. She joins forces with the mysterious District 13 and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to bring President Snow (Donald Sutherland) down! Lionsgate released a new trailer to get fans excited for the third installment in The Hunger Games Saga. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 after she destroys the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
It should come as no surprise that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is tracking to have one of the biggest opening weekends of the year.
Francis Lawrence’s first instalment in the franchise’s two-part finale has been turning heads left, right, and center with its long-running marketing campaign, and according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the film has a chance of emulating Catching Fire’s $158.2 million opening in North America if early numbers are any indication.
Currently, THR has early tracking pegged between $130 and $150 million. But with three weeks still to go between now and the film’s release, there’s every chance that the figure could swell.
The big question for the Jennifer Lawrence-led series is whether Mockingjay — Part 1 will be the first entry into the Ya franchise to break the $1 billion milestone at the global box office. Catching Fire came close, raking in a total of $864 million, »
- Michael Briers
Guardians of the Galaxy currently sits as the domestically highest grossing film of 2014 with a total of $328 million, but it will probably lose the crown when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters. Catching Fire beat out Marvel's Iron Man 3 last year by raking in $424 million, so unless Mockingjay gets utterly toxic word-of-mouth, it's probably going to open big on November 21st and stay big through the holiday season. How big? THR reports that preliminary tracking is putting the movie on track for a $130 million opening weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction is 2014's current record holder for opening weekend by reaching $100 million. It's worth noting that worldwide box office is where the big money is coming from for studios these days, but a $150 million domestic opening would be nothing to scoff at. The real test for Mockingjay – Part 1 is whether it can top Age of Extinction's $1 billion worldwide gross. »
- Matt Goldberg
Four more actors have reportedly been added to the "True Detective" season two cast, with Kelly Reilly ("Black Box," "Flight"), Abigail Spencer ("Suits," "Rectify"), Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"), and Michael Irby ("Almost Human") poised to join the ensemble.
Deadline reports that Reilly is finalizing a deal to play a regular role on the HBO series, while Spencer, Rambin, and Irby are up for recurring roles.
The report also notes that both Reilly and Spencer were on the short list to nab the female lead, which has reportedly been offered to Rachel McAdams. Both women reportedly impressed creator Nic Pizzolatto, who cast them in other roles after meeting with them for McAdams's part.
According to Deadline, the casting breakdown for the new foursome is as follows:
Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams' partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, »
- Katie Roberts
On Wednesday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 opened advance ticket sales and has already broken a 2014 record. According to a Fandango press release, Mockingjay sold more first-day advance tickets than any other 2014 film, passing the previous record-holder, Divergent. In its first day, Mockingjay accounted for 80 percent of Fandango's daily ticket sales. Over on Movietickets.com, the trend continued, with Mockingjay exceeding the first day advance sales of any other 2014 film, including Guardians of the Galaxy. Mockingjay also doubled the number of tickets sold on the first day of presales for Catching Fire last year. Sounds like the odds are in Mockingjay's favor. »
- Samantha Highfill
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 – Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron 50,269 2 – The Book of Life 3,838 3 – Furious 7 3,785 4 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 3,037 5 2 Annabelle 3,002 -
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“The Avengers” has arrived earlier than expected thanks to an accidental trailer leak. Marvel and Disney reacted quickly »
- Jason Klein
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opened in North America with $94M and Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped that with $95M, but the big kid on the block was Michael Bay's Transformers Age of Extinction, which pulled in $100M. All of that is fine and dandy, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is about to blow them all out of the water. According to Variety, the Hunger Games sequel is expected to gross $130M. Which is spectacular, but it would actually be the worst domestic opening for the franchise. 2012's The Hunger Games pulled in $152M and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire grossed $158M in its debut weekend. Online ticketer Fandango says the film sold more first day advance tickets than any other movie in 2014 so far. The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, »
The Hunger Games franchise is still winning the game. The first day of advance-ticket sales for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 set a record, selling more than any other movie in 2014 so far, according to both Fandango and MovieTickets.com. Tickets went on sale yesterday, three weeks in advance of the film’s November 21 release. The previous advance sale record-holder this year for Fandango was also a Lionsgate film — Divergent.
MovieTickets.com also reported an advance ticket sales record for 2014 on Mockingjay, noting that it far exceeded the first-day advance sales of Guardians Of The Galaxy which opened to $93.4M in August. Mockingjay accounted for almost 70% of Fandango’s daily ticket sales yesterday and is the same percentage they reported for pre-sales for Catching Fire.
However, it must be noted that there were many more films in the marketplace during the the time Catching Fire went on sale last year. »
- Anita Busch
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