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A recent post from director Luc Besson on Instagram has revealed that Ethan Hawke will be joining Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in the upcoming space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Besson accompanied the following picture with a caption that read, “Ethan Hawke will play in #Valerian! I want to work with for years! We gonna have fun!!!”…
In May, Besson revealed that DeHaan and Delevingne would star in the film as Valerian and Laureline, respectively; in the months that followed, Clive Owen (The Knick) and Rihanna (Battleship) also came on board.
- Justin Cook
Production on Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan, has been slated to begin in spring of next year, and the director has been lining the film’s cast list with an impressive array of talent in the interim. At the ripe old age of 26, this is set to be Dolan’s seventh feature film – one that has just recently added True Detective‘s Taylor Kitsch to its burgeoning ensemble.
First picked up by The Wrap, Kitsch will star alongside Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington for the drama, telling the tale of a prestigious Hollywood talent who struggles to keep his reputation in check when a series of allegations question his relationship with an 11-year-old actor. While the studio nor The Wrap disclosed any information regarding Kitsch’s new-fangled role, it is one that’s described as “unique. »
- Michael Briers
Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates co-star in the drama about a young actor who recalls the secretive correspondence he shared as a teenager with an American TV star who died ten years earlier. The story explores the hardships of fame and the never-ending hurdles of the movie business.
Harington will play the title character, Chastain co-stars as the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. Kitsch's role is under wraps, but is said to be "unique". Adele also has a cameo in the film which is expected to start shooting in the Spring.
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- Garth Franklin
Following an award-winning turn in Clouds of Sia Maria, Kristen Stewart is set to team with Chloe Sevigny on a film about Lizzie Borden. Sevigny will play Borden, the strange and fragile woman who was infamously tried and acquitted for murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. The film will explore the events that led up to that night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Pieter Van Hees, who directed the 2014 film Waste Land, will helm the film with Bryce Kass writing the script. Stewart is currently filming the latest movie by Woody Allen. Sevigny was previously attached to a Lizzie Borden project with HBO, but will pursue this instead.
- Zach Dennis
Rihanna is no stranger to the big screen, but she's certainly particular about what movies she'll appear in. The singer voices one of the main characters in Home and she's made brief appearances in This Is the End and Annie, but as far as face time goes, her biggest role to date has been in Battleship. That may soon change thanks to Luc Besson. The director of The Fifth Element announced Rihanna is in his next space epic, Valerian. Not only that, but he claims it's for...
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The 'Bitch Better Have My Money' singer will join Cara Delevingne for the sci-fi Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Rihanna is in Valerian!!!!! ....and she has a big part!! I'm Sooo excited!!!
A photo posted by @lucbesson on Oct 28, 2015 at 7:44am Pdt
The director confirmed the news on Instagram, writing: "Rihanna is in Valerian!!!!! ....and she has a big part!! I'm Sooo excited!!!"
Valerian is based on the graphic novel, first published in 1967, by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, and follows a time travelling agent called Valerian, played by Dane DeHann, and his sidekick (Delevingne).
This isn't the singer's first foray into acting, having starred in »
Rihanna is returning to the big screen. Director Luc Besson, the man behind Lucy, announced via Instagram that the singer has been cast for his upcoming sci-fi movie, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film is set to release on July 21st, 2017.
The film stars Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and Clive Owen. Based on a French graphic novel set in the 28th century, it explores the concept of time travel. There's no word yet on what role Rihanna will play, but Besson wrote that "she has a big part. »
Rihanna is no stranger to the big screen, but she's certainly particular about what movies she'll appear in. The singer voices one of the main characters in Home and she's made brief appearances in This Is the End and Annie, but as far as face time goes, her biggest role to date has been in Battleship. That may soon change thanks to Luc Besson. The director of The Fifth Element announced Rihanna is in his next space epic, Valerian. Not only that, but he claims it's for "a big part!!" And yes, the double exclamation points are directly quoted from his announcement, so it would seem he's pretty excited about landing her in the movie. Valerian will actually be Besson's biggest movie to date. He's made ambitious sci-fi movies in the past...
- Peter Hall
It seems there is nothing that Rihanna aka RiRi can't do. She's a chart topping pop sensation, Grammy winner, and yes, actress. She counts "Battleship," "This Is The End," and "Annie" among her credits, and she's lined up what might her biggest role, in her biggest movie yet. Rihanna will join Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Luc Besson's "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets." It's an adaptation of the celebrated French sci-fi-turned-series "Valerian," which tells the story of a pair of time- and space-traveling special agents in the 28th century. The project is a massive one, with three different VFX companies hired to do all the digital work, but there's no word yet on Rihanna's role, so we'll just have to wait and see. 'Valerian' starts filming in January and will open on July 21, 2017. Let's hope Rihanna gets some juicy one liners.... [Variety] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Grammy-winning singer and “Battleship” star Rihanna has joined the cast of Luc Besson‘s space opera “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” the director announced Wednesday on Instagram. Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen star in the big-budget movie, in which Rihanna will have a “big part,” according to Besson. The film involves space aliens and it’s possible that the singer could be playing a character along the lines of Maiwenn Le Besco’s blue woman from Besson’s previous space odyssey, “The Fifth Element.” Also Read: Cara Delevingne Is Terrifying as 'Suicide Squad's' »
- Jeff Sneider
Rihanna is joining the cast of Luc Besson's Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a film adaptation of the French sci-fi comic Valérian and Laureline. The director announced the news on Instagram, promising that she has a "big part" and that he's "Sooo excited!!!" It's not clear what role she'll play, but she joins Cara Delevingne as Laureline, Dane DeHaan as Valerian, and Clive Owen as Commander Arün Filitt. In the original comic, Valérian and Laureline are agents who defend earth by traveling through the space-time continuum. Of course, this isn't Rihanna's first acting gig. She voiced the lead character Tip in the animated movie Home, and she memorably said multiple lines in Battleship. »
- E. Alex Jung
Luc Besson unveiled on his Instagram account today that pop superstar Rihanna has joined Dane DeHaan and Cara Delavingne in Valerian, his sci-fi epic based on the 1960s graphic novels. The singer has been dipping her toes in acting, voicing a lead role in DreamWorks Animation’s Home last year and co-starring in Peter Berg’s Battleship. Besson did not tip off what character Rihanna would play, but DeHaan and Delavingne are playing Valerian and Laureline in the adaptation… »
Her role isn’t specified, but Besson, the filmmaker behind “Lucy” and “The Professional,” made the announcement on his Instagram account and teased that the part was a big one. She joins a cast that includes Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Clive Owen (“Closer”) and Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”). Filming begins in France next January and the movie is expected to hit theaters on July 21, 2017.
The film adapts a graphic novel Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres and unfolds in the 28th century when humanity discovered time-travel. The big-budget project has tapped three elite visual effects firms to help realize Besson’s vision of the future — Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic and Rodeo FX.
Although best known for creating infectious pop songs, Rihanna has been an active presence in films, »
- Brent Lang
Once a stalwart of soundtracks Rihanna has been making inroads into acting in the last few years with movies such as Battleship and DreamWorks Animation’s Home. She’s now landed her biggest role yet, joining the cast of Luc Besson’s ambitious new sci-fi tale, Valerian. Rihanna is in Valerian!!!!! ....and she has a big part!! I'm Sooo excited!!! »
Kadokawa Corp. is a major Japanese film company, but hardly a typical one. Unlike the other three members of the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan — the organization that represents Japan’s film industry to the world — Kadokawa does not operate a big theater chain.
Also, its lineup of foreign and domestic films does not top the box office charts with the same frequency as those of rivals Toho, Shochiku and Toei. Last year only one Kadokawa release, the World War II film “Fury,” earned the ¥1.0 billion ($8.3 million) traditionally considered the mark of commercial hit in Japan.
But the company, which traces its history back 70 years to 1945 when literary scholar Genyoshi Kadokawa launched it as a small independent publisher in Tokyo, is engaged in a wide variety of media-related businesses, with publishing still as a core.
That is, unlike other association members, Kadokawa can draw on a huge backlist of bestselling novels and comics, »
- Mark Schilling
Want more details on the Peabody Award-winning drama created by Noah Hawley? FX is happy to provide them in the above featurette, letting cast and crew reveal just what it means to go to "Fargo." Read More: Watch: 'Fargo' Season 2 Is 'Back on the Clock' with Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson In a "True Detective"-like fashion, the dark comedy-crime drama show returns next week with a completely new plot and completely new characters. The brand new series regulars include such well-known actors as Patrick Wilson ("The Conjuring"), Ted Danson ("Cheers"), Jean Smart ("Designing Women"), Kirsten Dunst ("Spider-Man"), and Jesse Plemons ("Battleship"). In addition, a knock-out recurring cast includes such as Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice"), Rachel Keller ("Hollidaysburg"), Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), Kieran »
- Sonya Saepoff
An adaptation of the massively successful Gran Turismo game franchise has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with the news that two writers have signed on to pen the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon and Erich Hoeber have been brought on by Sony to help bring the game to the big screen. Plot details are underwraps at present, but the film is set to “play with the conceit of a gamer-turned-racer.”
The writing duo have had plenty of experience in the action genre, with work on both Red films as well as Battleship and the upcoming The Last Witch Hunter, which stars Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine.
Since the game first debuted in 1997 on Playstation, Gran Turismo has sold over 70 million copies worldwide, making it »
- Scott J. Davis
The next few years is going to be very interesting for video game adaptations. Hitman: Agent 47 didn’t go down too well earlier this year, so all eyes will be on Assassin’s Creed in 2016 to see if it can break the curse and help make video game movies just as popular as comic book ones.
Need for Speed was brought to the big screen with mixed results not too long ago, and now Sony are looking to turn Gran Turismo into a racing franchise which may just end up giving Fast and Furious a run for its money.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but it has been revealed today that Red writers Jon and Erich Hoeber are set to pen the screenplay. Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) is still attached to direct and is expected to work with the bothers on the movie. Plot »
- Josh Wilding
Sure, there are plenty of reasons why Tim Riggins has your heart, but actor Taylor Kitsch is just as sexy off screen, too. The 34-year-old Canadian first won over fans as tough, hunky football hero Riggins on Friday Night Lights, and over the past few years, he's been on the big screen thanks to movies like John Carter, Battleship, and Savages. Oh, and let's not forget his many hot moments on True Detective this Summer! Take a look back at some of his sexiest snaps from over the years, including a mix of red carpet appearances and crazy-hot magazine editorials. Brace yourself - there are some really, really good ones. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Liam Neeson is one busy fella! His latest suspense-thriller, The Commuter, will find him starring as a normal businessman who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy that affects him and his fellow commuters, according to Deadline. The role will be a departure for him, in that he won't be able to draw upon "a particular set of skills," as he did in the Taken movies that made him a worldwide action star. Since the first installment in 2008, Neeson has displayed his action chops in Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, Unknown, The Grey, Wrath of the Titans, Battleship, Non-Stop, and Run All Night, and he's also set to star in upcoming action pictures such as The Returner and A Willing Patriot. Now, not all those movies have been straightforward action movies. Joe...
- Peter Martin
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