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Principal photography started Thursday in New Orleans before continuing in London from July 27 to Sept. 26.
Cooper will play a chef in Paris who only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste and wants to obtain the Michelin three-star rating.
- Dave McNary
Well this is awkward. Looks like Jessica Biel made it all the way to whatever errands she was dreaming of running while still sound asleep. Now the whole world knows she sleeps in an 18th century nightgown! Though, who slumbers in their sunglasses? And a cardigan? And does the fact that the Playing for Keeps star is holding keys mean she was technically sleep driving? On second thought, this situation may be awkward for a totally different reason. Looks like Jessica Biel thinks a granny nightgown makes an appropriate dress! We support slouchy style, especially on a hot, L.A. day, but this pink, striped "gown" is a little too casual for our tastes. It would be adorable in a shorter length and might »
Today, we have two more names to add to the already impressive cast of Gabriele Muccino’s upcoming film, Fathers and Daughters. Deadline reports that Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined the generation-spanning drama, which also stars Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhane Wallis, Haley Bennet and Octavia Spencer.
The film was written by newcomer Brad Desch and is described as “a love story between a troubled father and his daughter.” Crowe plays Jake Davis, a famous writer and widower who struggles with mental illness while trying to raise his 5 year-old daughter Katie. The story spans 25 years, from the 1980′s to the present day, and has Seyfried playing Katie as an adult, who eventually has demons of her own that were caused by her troubled upbringing.
Fonda will play Davis’ longtime friend and literary agent, while Greenwood will portray his brother-in-law, who wages a legal battle »
- James Garcia
It.s been over five years since David Gordon Green.s Pineapple Express smoked out theaters, and it.s high time another decent stoner action comedy made its way in front of our squinty peepers. Luckily, Lionsgate.s American Ultra will be kicking its production into action soon, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart won.t have to feel so alone as the only cast members. Uma Thurman has entered negotiations to take one of the sub-leads of the film, making this her first starring role in a feature since 2012.s Playing for Keeps. Did you also forget that movie existed? American Ultra is the second film from British commercial and music video director Nima Nourizadeh, whose first film was the underwhelming youth culture comedy Project X. The screenplay was written by Chronicle writer Max Landis, who also has the umpteenth Frankenstein adaptation and the comedy Me Him Her »
Deadline is reporting that Haley Bennett will be joining Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers and Daughters, which already stars a pretty impressive cast that consists of Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger.
Scripted by Brad Desch, the film details “the bond between a father and daughter living in New York.” The story will move between the 1980s and present day as it follows Jake Davis (Crowe), a famous writer and widower who “struggles with mental illness” as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter Katie.
Growing up with a troubled childhood, Katie (Amanda Seyfried) eventually has demons of her own that she has to deal with when she’s older and that’s what the present day portion of the story focuses on.
- Matt Joseph
For Italian director Gabriele Muccino, making movies in Hollywood has been a roller-coaster ride that began at the top, working with Will Smith as helmer of “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds,” and came hurtling back to earth with 2012 train wreck “Playing for Keeps.”
“I started out on the top of Mount Everest, and then I fell flat on my face,” is how Muccino sums it up.
No high-profile Italian helmer, including Bernardo Bertolucci, has worked within the U.S. studio system as much as Muccino, who still makes movies in Italy.
- Nick Vivarelli
Oscar winner Mo'Nique has joined Isaiah Washington as the parents of the lead character (played by Julian Walker) in Patrik Ian Polk's adaptation of Larry Duplechan's novel "Blackbird". The project was just shot in Massachusettes.
The story follows a star singer in a religiously conservative, small Mississippi town's church choir. The kid struggles with the realization he is gay, and with his mother blaming him for his younger sister going missing. [Source: Deadline]
Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, Garfield plays an unemployed contractor who gets evicted from his family home along with his mother (Dern) and son (Lomax). To get it back, he takes a job working for the realtor (Shannon) who evicted him and teaches him how to succeed in the foreclosure business. »
- Garth Franklin
After playing Gerard Butler’s son in “Playing For Keeps” and Josh Duhamel’s son in “Safe Haven,” Noah Lomax is getting a new Movie Dad — Andrew Garfield. The 12-year-old actor has been cast as Garfield’s sarcastic son in Ramin Bahrani’s indie drama “99 Homes,” which co-stars Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. “99 Homes” represents the first time Garfield has played a father in a feature film. Also Read: ‘Divergent’ Star Theo James, Dakota Fanning Join Richard Gere in ‘Franny’ Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, story follows an unemployed contractor (Garfield) who gets evicted from his family home along with his. »
- Jeff Sneider
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