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The 10-year-old actress, who has never appeared in a feature film before but has a role on the upcoming BBC children’s series Four O’Clock Club, will take on the part of Sophie, a young orphan from London who is befriended by a Big Friendly Giant and whisked away to the magical Giant Country.
“After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvelous as we do,” said Spielberg in an official statement. “We have discovered a wonderful Sophie in Ruby Barnhill.”
Barnhill herself expressed enthusiasm at the opportunity to play Sophie, stating, “Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and I’m so excited that I get to play her. I feel incredibly lucky and I’m so happy. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Director Duncan Jones (Warcraft) made a name for himself with a sci-fi movie called "Moon." He followed that up with another sci-fi film, called "Source Code," that starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. "Source Code" cost $30 million to make and earned $147 million worldwide. And now comes word that a sequel is in the works with "Source Code" writer Ben Ripley returning to write the script. The new movie will be directed by Anna Foerster, whose credits include the Starz cable series "Outlander." She's also a long-time collaborator of director Roland Emmerich, having worked as a director of photography on his "White House Down," "Anonymous," "10,000 BC," "The Day After Tomorrow and "Independence Day." "Source Code" was set on a Chicago commuter train in which Gyllenhaal's character experienced the last eight minutes of another person's life to save the passengers from a terrorist attack. No actor is currently attached to the sequel. »
Variety reports that a sequel to the 2011 sci-fi sleeper success, Source Code, has been given the greenlight with Outlander helmer Anna Foerster attached to direct. Source Code 2 – its current imaginative title – will be once again produced by The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome, the two outfits responsible for the first outing. Original screenwriter Ben Ripley is also returning to the franchise to pen the new script for this latest offering.
The original flick, directed by Duncan Jones, cast Jake Gyllenhaal as an ex-Military man implanted into another person’s body for the final eight minutes of their existence. Working to stop a bomb from destroying a main train station in Chicago, Gyllenhaal is repeatedly sent back to the beginning of the eight minutes to figure out how to prevent the catastrophe. Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright and Vera Farmiga all co-starred in the flick, which raked in an impressive $147 million worldwide. »
- Gem Seddon
Prepare yourselves, time loop enthusiasts: a Source Code sequel is officially moving forward. Variety reports that The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are returning to produce Source Code 2, with Anna Foerster (Outlander) set to take over the director’s chair from Duncan Jones, who helmed the first film. The original starred Gyllenhaal as a man trapped in a time loop in which he must identify the source of an explosion on a moving train, dying and resetting over and over again. Jones crafted a thrilling, twisty, and exciting entry into the sci-fi genre, so Foerster has some big shoes to fill on the follow-up. More on Source Code 2 after the jump. Per Variety, Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley is returning to pen the script for the sequel, though no actor is currently attached so it’s unclear how the follow-up relates to the first feature. Of course the obvious »
- Adam Chitwood
Anna Foerster, a director on the recent Outlander series and director of photography on big flicks like Roland Emmerich's White House Down and Anonymous, has signed on to direct a sequel to Duncan Jones' science fiction thriller Source Code.
Original screenwriter Ben Ripley will pen the script for the next installment.
The original film, often jokingly (and unfairly) referred to as "Groundhog Day on a Train," followed an officer named Colter Stevens, who wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's been tasked to find a bomber in only 8 minutes.
The original films, which starred Jake Gyllenhal, hardly lit the box office, but earned $54 million domestically on an estimated $30 million budget.
Source Code 2 does not currently have a cast, but i [Continued ...] »
The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are returning to produce, with Vendome again financing the project. “Source Code” screenwriter Ben Ripley is back to write the script for the new installment.
The original “Source Code,” which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Duncan Jones, was a respectable performer at the box office in 2011, earning $54 million domestically and $147 million worldwide on an estimated $30 million budget for Summit. No distributor or actor is currently attached to “Source Code 2.”
Gordon will produce alongside Vendome’s Philippe Rousselet. Michele Wolkoff and Drew Simon will oversee the project for the Mark Gordon Company, with Guy Stodel and Fabrice Gianfermi overseeing for Vendome.
Foerster first collaborated with Gordon when she served as the second unit director on the Gordon-produced films “10,000 B.C.” and “The Day After Tomorrow. »
- Dave McNary
The Fyzz Facility production follows a celebrated novelist and TV personality who finds his reputation on the line when his life invaded by a lonely security guard who catches him shoplifting.
Producers are Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects), Wayne Marc Godfrey (Cake) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) for The Fyzz Facility with backing from The Fyzz Facility, Northern Ireland Screen and the BFI.
Tunnard’s feature debut
The film, about »
Steven Spielberg, not for the first time in his career, is making more than one movie back to back right now. He's currently putting together his Cold War thriller, St James Place, which stars Tom Hanks (and boasts a screenplay written by the Coen brothers). And then, following that, he's tackling a live action adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book, The Bfg.
The Bfg, short for Big Friendly Giant, of course, is scheduled to land in cinemas in July 2016. Production on the movie is set to start early next year, and Melissa Matheson, who penned E.T., has written the screenplay.
Rylance is currently shooting St James Place with Spielberg, and thus far has »
Exclusive: Roland Emmerich’s independently-produced drama Stonewall has made its first big international sale. Warner Bros Germany has acquired the just-wrapped film in Emmerich’s native country. The Jon Robin Baitz-scripted drama tells the story of a young man’s political awakening set against the backdrop of the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar that became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement. Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Joey King, Matt Craven, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and up-and-comers Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi star. Of the sale, Emmerich says, “Telling the story of the Stonewall riots has long been a great passion of mine. I couldn’t be more thrilled that Warner Bros will be releasing the film in Germany. I first worked with Warner Bros 25 years ago on Moon 44, and I’m looking forward to working very closely with them again. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The history of a haunted house, from the 19th century to today, will be explored in spooky fashion in the British anthology film Its Walls Were Blood. Steve Oram (Sightseers), Edward Hogg (Anonymous), and Polly McIntosh (White Settlers) have all joined the cast, per Screen Daily. Oram (pictured) was exquisitely good in Sightseers, and McIntosh brings beauty, grace, and feral intensity to her roles, so, yes, this is good news for the anthology flick. Individual segments will be directed by Sean Hogan (The Devil's Business), Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House), Tom Shankland (The Children) and Paul Davis (The Body). Of those filmmakers, I'm most familiar with Hogan, who has consistently plowed a fiercely independent, often uncomfortable path in his work, which includes the haunting Lie Still, and a nicely...
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A new anthology is on its way from across the pond, and we have the first news and details for it right here for you! Are you ready for Its Walls Were Blood? The name alone has us sold. Read on!
Screen Daily reports that Steve Oram (Sightseers), Edward Hogg (Anonymous). and Pollyanna McIntosh (pictured; The Woman, White Settlers) are among cast attached to UK portmanteau horror Its Walls Were Blood, which is aiming to shoot later this year.
The film follows four connected stories set throughout a haunted house’s history from the 19th century to today.
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Exclusive: Cast, directors round on haunted-house horror; Xyz to handle Us rights.
Steve Oram (Sightseers), Edward Hogg (Anonymous) and Pollyanna McIntosh (White Settlers) are among cast attached to UK portmanteau horror Its Walls Were Blood, which is aiming to shoot later this year.
The film follows four connected stories set throughout a haunted house’s history, from the 19th century to today.
Xyz represents the film’s North American rights. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The lineups for the Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids parts of the Toronto Film Festival were announced, wrapping up a series of lineup announcements for the Toronto International Film Festival.
With the added films, the festival’s entire slate is now a whopping 393 movies. Two hundred eighty-five of those movies are feature films, of which 143 are world premieres.
The Mavericks portion of the festival includes onstage discussions following the screening of each film. Do I Sound Gay? will be followed by a talk between director David Thorpe and sex-advice guru Dan Savage. Also premiering in that space is The 50 Year Argument, »
- Jacob Shamsian
Bill Murray is coming to Toronto folks. Actually, the film he stars in (Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent) is having its official World Premiere launch at the jaw-dropping 285 feature film 2014 Tiff line-up. In the final batch of items we finally get the confirmation that 2014′s Palme d’Or Winner Winter Sleep (which gets added along with a trio of others to the Masters Programme) will show, and Tomm Moore’s highly anticipated Song of the Sea (among the four item line-up for Tiff Kids) also lands. Worth mentioning are the sprinkling of add-ons to the various other sections (Marjane Satrapi’s Sundance preemed The Voices, Matt Shakman’s Cut Bank and the world preem of Danis Tanovic’s Tigers) with a Studio Ghibli docu item being fitted into the Tiff Docs, but it is the Discovery Programme that finally takes shape.
The “up-and-comers” include Berlin Film Fest (and future Nyff »
- Eric Lavallee
Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array of stars expected to alight on the red carpet of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.
The fest today revealed an impressive roster of helmers and thesps planning to boost their latest work in Toronto next month. And with the critical four-day opening weekend packed exclusively — as per the new fest policy — with world premieres and North American premieres of studio awards contenders, buzzy acquisition titles, and hot U.S. and international arthouse fare, you can expect media frenzies, flash mobs of buyers, and intense afterparty rivalries like never before.
Slates for Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids were also unveiled today, as were a handful of late-breaking adds to other programs, bringing this year’s grand total to 393 films, »
- Jennie Punter
There have arguably been bigger stars in television history than the late James Garner, but none who ever made it look quite so easy. Garner, who reportedly died in his home on Saturday at the age of 86, first hit it big in 1957 with "Maverick," a comical Western in which he played Bret Maverick, a Wild West cardsharp who was as quick on the draw as he was with a quip. At a time when TV was dominated by Westerns — and very solemn ones, at that — Garner was happy to play the same material lighter, to occasionally be the clown or the guy who gets punched in the face, and yet always made it clear that Maverick could easily kill you if he wanted to — it just wasn't his preferred way of doing things. Garner left Maverick after only a few seasons (and had spent much of that time alternating episodes »
- Alan Sepinwall
Alcon Entertainment’s action-thriller Point Break, starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ericson Core (“Invincible”) is directing from Kurt Wimmer’s (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen”) screenplay. Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Che: Part One”) stars as Bodhi and Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” upcoming “The Best of Me”) will portray Johnny Utah.
In “Point Break, »
- Michelle McCue
Wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in an aristocratic British family in the late 18th century; like the best Jane Austen romance with an angry social conscience. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m hungry for stories about women
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Warning: I am about to get sweary about a genteel romantic costume drama.
To everyone who has ever said or believed that white men built the world on their own and bestowed civilization on the rest of us? Fuck you. To anyone who has ever said or believed that the stories of women and everyone not-white haven’t been told because they’re not worth telling because, obvs, they did nothing significant? Fuck you.
That the stories of women and nonwhite people — and nonwhite women! — have been erased from the history books does not »
- MaryAnn Johanson
If you needed any confirmation about what Steven Spielberg‘s next movie will be, this could provide the news you’re looking for. Tom Hanks and Spielberg have been developing a true-life Cold War thriller, and a new actor has just signed on. Mark Rylance (Anonymous (above), The Other Boleyn Girl) will now play a role in […]
- Russ Fischer
Irvine portrays a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement. The cast includes Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi.
The script is written by Jon Robin Baitz.
- Dave McNary
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