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Star Wars spin-off movie rumoured to feature Boba Fett and Han Solo

25 January 2015 3:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve heard reports that Gareth Edwards’ upcoming standalone Star Wars movie would feature Boba Fett, and we’ve heard reports it would feature Han Solo. So what’s the next logical step? That it will feature Boba Fett and Han Solo? Yep, you guessed it…

It looks like Latino-Review is covering both bases by reporting that the fan-favourite bounty hunter and intergalactic soundrel will both feature in the movie, and that a young Han will somehow end up involved with the bounty hunters hired to steal the plans to the Death Star. The rest of their report reads like pure speculation, so we should probably file this one firmly in the back of the rumour cabinet for the time being.

The first standalone Star Wars movie is set for release in 2016, with Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) directing. Gary Whitta (After Earth) penned the original script, which Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Predestination’ Star Sarah Snook to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie (Exclusive)

22 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Australian actress is nearing a deal to play the tech titan’s publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham

Predestination” star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to play Steve Jobs’ trusted publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” TheWrap has learned.

Michael Fassbender will star as Jobs, while Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet will co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Mac marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, respectively.

The cast also includes Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan (at different ages) and “Inherent Vice »

- Jeff Sneider

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Kate Mara Up For Lead Female Role in Star Wars Spinoff Film

22 January 2015 7:27 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday we learned that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are up for the female lead in the standalone Star Wars spinoff film being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Looks like there's going to be a little sibling rivalry, because according to Justin Kroll of Variety, Rooney's sister Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) is also testing for the role.

Twitter scoop following @Borys_Kit Star Wars testing story from yesterday, hearing the fourth girl who tested is Rooney's sister, Kate Mara

— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 21, 2015

Unfortunately, we have absolutely no idea who she will be playing. We can't even really speculate because we don't even know what the story for the film will even be about. All we know for sure is that it will take place in the Star Wars universe. 

Star Wars Rebels »

- Joey Paur

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House Of Cards Star Kate Mara Eyed For Role In Star Wars Spinoff

22 January 2015 7:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this week, we caught wind of the actresses in contention for the lead female role in Gareth EdwardsStar Wars spinoff. a list that comprised Felicity Jones, Tatiana Maslany and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo starlet, Rooney Mara. Now, a report by Variety is suggesting that the latter’s older sibling, Kate Mara, has crept onto the shortlist, a role that would see her reunite with her Fantastic Four screenwriter, Simon Kinberg.

This latest tidbit comes by way of Justin Kroll, who revealed via Twitter that Kate Mara is testing for the coveted role along with the aforementioned trio of actresses.

Twitter scoop following @Borys_Kit Star Wars testing story from yesterday, hearing the fourth girl who tested is Rooney’s sister, Kate Mara

— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) January 21, 2015

Scheduled to release in 2016, pundits have claimed that Edward’s adjacent adventure would involve a group of bounty hunters that »

- Michael Briers

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'Star Wars' Spin-off Shortlist, Pegg Co-writing 'Star Trek 3' & Gyllenhaal Passes on 'Suicide Squad'

22 January 2015 6:46 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Simon Pegg will not only star in Star Trek 3, but he'll co-write the screenplay with Doug Jung ("Dark Blue") now that Justin Lin has stepped into direct following Roberto Orci's departure. The pic is currently slated for a July 8, 2016 release. Deadline https://twitter.com/simonpegg/status/558157870429392897 Tom Hardy passed on starring as Rick Flagg in David Ayer's Suicide Squad and now second choice, Jake Gyllenhaal, has also said no. The DC Comics adaptation currently stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne and heads into production in April with a planned August 5, 2016 release date. Variety The Maze Runner star, Kaya Scodelario, is in early talks for the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Pirates of the Caribbean 5). Deadline Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is beginning the casting process for his Star Wars spin-off, a pic rumored to be a heist feature, »

- Brad Brevet

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Four Actresses Considered for Female Lead in Star Wars Spin-Off

22 January 2015 12:18 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Jj Abrams is getting ready to release "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in theaters on December 18th. Meanwhile, director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is prepping his first "Star Wars" spin-off. The focus is now on finding the female lead and there are several actresses being tested for the role. On that list are Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Kate Mara (Fantastic Four). It's still not clear which character the movie will revolve around. It's set to hit theaters on December 16th, 2016. »

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5 Reasons You're Going to Love 'Backstrom'

22 January 2015 12:00 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Primetime television is bleeding from all orifices with shows being picked off like fleas every week. I'm telling you, it's a frickin' jungle out there. So what do you do when you gotta fill those spots with something that will stick? You bring in the big guns and load them with grit and teeth and hope they grow legs -- long, sturdy, sexy legs -- fast. Luckily, Fox gave us Empire and then Backstrom from acclaimed Bones writer, creator and executive producer Hart Hanson.

So, who will appreciate Backstrom? You've got your diehard Bones fans who are convinced the tenured showrunner sh*ts ice cream farts rainbows. Then you've got your Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) teeth-gnashers whom Amazon.com was gracious enough to introduce to another (and way more prolific) Swedish novelist, Backstrom co-creator Mr. Lief G W Persson (He Who Kills the Dragon), who just »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Who Could Star In The Gareth Edwards Star Wars Spin-Off Movie?

21 January 2015 2:37 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We know that there’s always tons of Star Wars rumour news bundling around the internet, but we haven’t heard much from the camp of the Gareth Edwards directed Star Wars stand-alone movie of late. The film has a release date set for December 16th 2016, and we’ve heard zero in terms of casting news yet. Until now.

Word has broken that there are a whole bunch of actors being screen-tested for the film, all for a potential female lead.

They are: Tatiana Maslany, from TV show Orphan BlackRooney Mara who is probably best known for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake and Felicity Jones who is currently nominated for an Academy Award for her work on The Theory Of Everything.

Tatiana Maslany

 

Rooney Mara

Felicity Jones

Obviously we haven’t a clue as to which character any of these actresses could be in line to play »

- Paul Heath

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'Orphan Black' Star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Spin-off

21 January 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Talk about a Clone Club. "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany is testing for the lead female role in Gareth Edwards's mysterious "Star Wars" spin-off, along with Rooney Mara and perhaps a few other actresses. The butt-kicking Canadian hasn't really had a big-screen breakthrough yet, but fans of the crazy BBC show know she's more than up to the task.

Mara toughened up for the role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," but her resume leans more towards small and arty. Another name being bandied about is Felicity Jones, although she will be tied up with Ron Howard's "Inferno" for a while.

This "Star Wars" stand-alone isn't due until December 16, 2016, which sounds so far away! Naturally, the plot is still super secret, although Slashfilm reports, "it most likely will be about a group of characters, potentially bounty hunters, stealing the »

- Jenni Miller

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Mara, Maslany Up For "Star Wars" Spin-Off

21 January 2015 1:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" actress Rooney Mara are reportedly testing for the female lead role in Gareth Edwards' upcoming "Star Wars" spinoff film due for release in December next year.

"The Theory of Everything" Oscar nominee Felicity Jones is also on the "want list" for the role apparently, but her commitment to Ron Howard's "Inferno" may preclude that possibility.

The project is the first of numerous spin-off films set within the "Star Wars" universe. Disney intends to release this one between the release of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in December this year, and Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in December 2017. Josh Trank is linked as helmer of the second spin-off film in the works.

Testing took place in the U.K. in December, with further screen tests now set to take place in the United States. »

- Garth Franklin

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Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara being tested for Star Wars spinoff?

20 January 2015 11:59 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara are reportedly being tested for a role in the Star Wars spinoff movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair are on the shortlist for the lead female role in the film.

Felicity Jones is also said to be on Disney's shortlist for the role.

Maslany is known for appearing in sci-fi television series Orphan Black, while Mara famously starred in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Simon Kinberg is thought to be replacing Gary Whitta as the writer on the top secret project, which is being directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards.

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul has also been linked to the spinoff, which is rumoured to focus on Han Solo.

Watch a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below: »

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Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones and Tatiana Maslany testing for Star Wars standalone film

20 January 2015 11:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to THR, Disney and Lucasfilm are currently looking at three actresses for the first Star Wars solo film, which is set to hit theaters in 2016: Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany.

Maslany has reportedly already met with director Gareth Edwards to test for the role, while Mara and a handful of others are expected to go in this week. Jones is simply on the “want list,” though there may be some scheduling conflicts with her role in Ron Howard’s upcoming Inferno adaptation, which is due to begin production this summer.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know anything about the film, though early rumors suggest that it could be a Han Solo standalone film (and somehow involve Aaron Paul?). Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) penned the first draft, and »

- James Garcia

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Star Wars: more casting rumours for 2016 standalone movie

20 January 2015 11:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The casting shortlist of three for the 2016 Star Wars movie has now expanded to four, as Kate Mara is linked.

Update: Since we ran this story, a further name has been added to the mix for Gareth Edwards' 2016 Star Wars spin-off movie. The actress in question? That'd be Kate Mara (sister of Rooney Mara), who is set to star later this year in the Fantastic Four reboot. She's one of those in line for the female lead in the upcoming Star Wars feature.

Our original story follows...

Not only is Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for release this year, but production is set to start on the next adventure in the series too. That'd be the standalone movie that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing, that's set to land in cinemas at the end of 2016.

Rumours have suggested that this one is a heist »

- simonbrew

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Tatiana Maslany And Rooney Mara Testing For Star Wars Standalone

20 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Although the first Star Wars standalone film may have lost its first writer it is still chugging along and looking for its female lead. Ophan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher's version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be testing for Gareth Edwards' film according to a report over at THR. Some testing was done in the U.K. back in December. No one know what the first standalone will be about which makes it a little difficult to imagine for ourselves which other young actress should screen test for whatever role these young beauties are testing for. The patriot in me says the role should go to Canadian actress Maslany. ...

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Rooney Mara & ‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Are Testing For Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ Film

20 January 2015 5:56 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Casting for Gareth Edwards’ stand alone “Star Wars” film is apparently underway, at least in the early stages. According to the trades, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” ingénue Rooney Mara and “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany are testing for a key female role. What that part is? Well, everything about Edwards’ film is so far unknown and all details are being kept under wraps. Oscar-nominated “The Theory Of Everything” actress Felicity Jones is said to be on the production’s wishlist (clearly they have a type). Recent rumors posited that Edwards' “Star Wars” film would be a heist picture set during the events of “Return Of The Jedi”  and centering on a rogue group of bounty hunters trying to steal the plans for the Death Star. Subsequent rumors tried to derail those unsubstantiated reports, but at this point who knows. Edwards vaulted to the top of the blockbuster list »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: The Perfect Crime Goes Wrong In New Trailer For 'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' With Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess & More

20 January 2015 2:06 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If movies have taught us anything, it's that anyone who thinks they've plotted the perfect crime will have karma come swiftly around the corner to remind them things don't always work out as planned. And the fates certainly conspire against the gang in the upcoming crime thriller "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken." With the added flavor of a based-on-a-true-story tale, you can go on the run with this one today as the first trailer has arrived. Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten team up for the latest from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" filmmaker Daniel Alfredson. The story follows a group or criminals who snatch up the titular beer baron and hold him for ransom, and then....well, let's just say they're probably going to need a few stiff drinks when this is all over. Here's the official synopsis:  In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Sound Of Music To Open 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival – Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer To Appear

20 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hollywood will come alive with The Sound of Music (1965) this spring as the beloved, Oscar®-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening on Thursday, March 26 at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Legendary stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the world-famous Tcl Chinese Theater IMAX to introduce the beautifully restored film and kick off the sixth annual festival, which will run March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood.

The film is being presented in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, in celebration of their Golden 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release arriving on March 10, 2015.

The Sound of Music is the story of the Von Trapp family, whose lives are forever changed by the arrival of Maria, the warmhearted young governess who brings joy and music to the Captain (Plummer) and his children.  The film earned Andrews her second »

- Melissa Thompson

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Film Feature: Global Hacking of ‘Blackhat’ is the Future of Action Movies

17 January 2015 8:19 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Blackhat” is a hacker’s auctioneer of high-tech and low-tech genre jolts, but its construction provides a thrill of its own - that of witnessing the next era of the action movie. With “Blackhat,” director Michael Mann introduces the new standards for the everlasting genre as it continues to reflect modern anxieties, giving leading roles to two entities that Hollywood has previously treated as supporting acts, hackers and the nation of China. Incredibly on-the-moment, “Blackhat” recognizes that computer whizzes are becoming the physical heroes our connected world needs, and China is the partner that Hollywood will increasingly rely on for business, especially in selling films that look like “Blackhat.”

Mann’s film is the story of a co-investigation between the United States and China. A Hong Kong nuclear power plant and Chicago’s Mercantile Trade Exchange have been attacked, nonetheless by a no-name, no-motive menace who has hacked into their systems. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Interesting Stats About The 87th Oscars

15 January 2015 4:12 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

DuPont has something in common with those other sociopaths Lisbeth Salander and James BondDid you know...

• The tiny grossing Foxcatcher is now tied with two blockbusters Skyfall and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for "most nominations without a Best Picture nomination" in the modern Best Picture expanded era. The all time record holder if you include years with only 5 Best Picture nominees is They Shoot Horses Don't They from 1969 which received 9 nominations but not Best Picture. And that one is better than all of the actual Best Picture nominees from its year.

• Grand Budapest Hotel, a very atypical nominee in so many ways (comic, uber-stylized, filled with slapstick) is also the highest grosser currently. The Oscars went very small this year after a few years of big hits peppering their Best Picture lineup

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- NATHANIEL R

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10 Most Badass Female Movie Characters of the 2010s So Far

14 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What makes a female movie character badass? I chose four criteria:  1. They reject, or are indifferent to, social norms, niceties and expectations. These women ignore the rules.  2. They do not bend to the patriarchy, or conform to the roles put upon them by male-dominated society. Why would they want to? 3. They're in control of their sexuality. Whether they're using sexuality as a weapon or instrument of manipulation, or having sex because they bloody well feel like it, these women are not defined by the people they sleep with.  4. They refuse to accept a life of unhappiness. Without further ado, here are the ten most badass women in movies of the 2010s so far. Spoilers ahead! 10. Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" No "Most Badass" female movie characters list would be complete without Oscar nominee Rooney Mara's brainy and beguiling Lisbeth Salander, a raw-nerved, computer-hacking prodigy. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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