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Hell yes, this looks awesome. Another peculiar film just announced at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is a film called Whiplash. We have written about this once before, and it has nothing to do with the Iron Man villain. Whiplash stars Miles Teller (Footloose, Project X, The Spectacular Now) as a "talented young drummer", who, "under the direction of a ruthless instructor" being played by J.K. Simmons, "begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity." Damn. If that doesn't sound cool enough, these six first look photos should do it. This is selected as the opening night film of Sundance, which honestly is a bit of a concern, but I still have a good feeling this will be something quite unique if not very memorable. See below. Whiplash is both written and directed by American filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose feature debut was Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench »
- Alex Billington
Leonardo DiCaprio appears to be having an absolute blast in the trailers and television spots for The Wolf Of Wall Street, and it continues in these new posters from Paramount. The first poster has DiCaprio with a sly look on his face as some people party behind him, and the other looks like it could have been used for Spring Breakers or Project X. Leonardo DiCaprio: Party Monster. The highly anticipated film from director Martin Scorsese also stars Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey »
- Jesse Giroux
Bell plays a single girl who is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date en route to her parents’ anniversary, leading to her finally finding the perfect boyfriend. [Source: Deadline]
Burying the Ex
Anton Yelchin ("Star Trek"), Ashley Greene ("The Twilight Saga"), Alexandra Daddario ("Percy Jackson") and Oliver Cooper ("Project X") have joined the cast of Joe Dante's horror comedy "Burying the Ex" for Voltage Pictures. Filming begins Monday in Los Angeles.
Yelchin and Greene play a couple whose relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. When she dies in a freak accident, he prepares to move on with a new girl (Daddario), only for the old flame to rise from the grave. [Source: The Wrap]
Ron Livingston has scored »
- Garth Franklin
Since his last foray onto the big screen with The Hole in 2009, Joe Dante has been kicking it in TV land, directing episodes of Splatter and Hawaii Five-o. That’s all about to change, however, as this former apprentice of Roger Corman is set to return to cinemas with Burying The Ex.
The forthcoming horror-comedy features a script by newcomer Alan Trezza, who already made his own short film of the story back in 2008. It tells the tale of young couple, Max and Evelyn, whose relationship runs aground when they move in together, and Max discovers an unpleasant, controlling and manipulative side to his partner. While fearfully pondering how best to break up with her, fate intervenes and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. Problem solved, as far as Max is concerned but, as he tries to move on with new love interest Olivia, Evelyn rises from the dead, »
- Sarah Myles
The Burbs director Joe Dante is set to direct a big screen adaptation of the short film Burying the Ex. The full-length feature will star Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Anton Yelchin (Fright Night), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson, Texas Chainsaw 3D), and Oliver Cooper (Project X).
According to The Wrap, the story "follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia (Daddario). His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead."
I've enjoyed the films that Dante has made over the course of his career. »
- Joey Paur
One gets the impression that a dozen intriguingly bizarre films are always swirling around the mind of director Joe Dante, and it is a displeasure to see that the most recent work from him happened back in 2009 with “The Hole." Since then, a ‘60s-set biopic about Roger Corman and the ghost story “Casting The Runes” with Simon Pegg have been bandied about as potential next projects, but now some financing has come through for another, and it contains the kind twisted comedy and horror elements that you’d expect from the “Gremlins” helmer. The Wrap reports that Voltage Pictures has agreed to finance and produce “Burying The Ex," a new horror comedy written by Alan Trezza and set to star actor Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson”) and Oliver Cooper (“Project X”). The film follows a young man, Max (Yelchin), as he moves in with »
- Charlie Schmidlin
The short film Burying the Ex is now becoming a feature film under the direction of Joe Dante. According to TheWrap , Ashley Greene ("The Twilight Saga"), Anton Yelchin ( Fright Night ), Alexandra Daddario ("Percy Jackson" films, Texas Chainsaw 3D ) and Oliver Cooper ( Project X ) are set to star. Shooting begins in Los Angeles this month. Dante's last feature was The Hole and, since then, he has been directing episodes of "Hawaii Five-o." His latest is scripted by Alan Trezza. According to the site, the film "follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he.s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in »
Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Ashley Greene (Twilight) will star in an indie horror-comedy Burying the Ex from director Joe Dante (Gremlins). The film is reported to start shooting on Monday in Los Angeles.
Yelchin and Greene will be joined in the cast by Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson) and Oliver Cooper (Project X), with Nicolas Chartier's Voltage Pictures set to produce alongside ArtImage Entertainment, Scooty Woop Entertainment and Act 4 Entertainment are producing.
The story for Burying the Ex sees Yelchin potraying a nice guy (big surprise) whose relationship with his beautiful but overbearing girlfriend takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together. He's scared to break up with her but fate steps in when she's involved in a freak accident and dies, only to return from the grave.
Burying the Ex sounds like it could be fun, with a decent cast. Will you be keeping an eye on this? »
- Gary Collinson
Voltage Pictures has acquired director Joe Dante’s ‘Burying the Ex’. The horror comedy will feature Fright Night’s Anton Yelchin and Twilight’s Ashley Greene in the lead as a couple whose relationship takes a turn for the worst after they move in together. Greene’s Evelyn is controlling while Yelton’s character’s fear for his girlfriend has only just begun. After a freak accident, Greene’s character dies, but comes back from the dead to haunt her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Yelton’s character has already moved on with his new girlfriend Olivia, played by Percy Jackson’s Alexandra Daddario. Oliver Cooper of Project X has also signed on for the film. Dante will direct from a script [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
Yelchin will portray an all-around nice guy whose relationship with his beautiful but overbearing girlfriend (Greene) takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together. He’s terrified of breaking up with her, but fate steps in when she’s involved in a freak accident and dies — only to rise from the grave.
CAA, Voltage and Elwes are handling domestic rights.
The Wrap.com first reported the news.
- Dave McNary
Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has come aboard to finance and produce Joe Dante’s horror comedy “Burying the Ex,” which will star Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), Ashley Greene (“The Twilight Saga”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson”) and Oliver Cooper (“Project X”). Alan Trezza wrote the script, which follows Max (Yelchin) and Evelyn (Greene) as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to »
- Jeff Sneider
Apsara Distribution, Im Global’s pan-Asian rights buying and distribution division, acquired the film from FilmNation for Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and India.
“Ultra” will re-team Stewart and Eisenberg five years after they starred in Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland.” “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh is on board to helm from a script by “Chronicle” writer Max Landis.
Eisenberg will portray a stoner who lives in a small town with his girlfriend (Stewart) when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
Shooting is set to start in April.
Aspara also acquired eight Asian markets for “The Night Comes for Us,” to be directed by Timo Thajhanto and Gareth Evans »
- Dave McNary
So many twenty-somethings of my generation wish they could just escape, be it from a mundane, ball and chain desk job, or a jobless after-college experience, or the debt-filled, stress-fueled lifestyle that our society now generates while we struggle just to keep our heads above water. We sometimes dream of just running away, hopping on a plane for a grand adventure we deserve, taking in all life has to offer – not watching it fly by as we put our nose to the grindstone day and day out, just to pay out our asses to do it again the next day.
That, in essence, is the story of Charlie Countryman, Fredrik Bond’s first directorial feature – except a death in our titular character’s family also prompts his adventure to a faraway land full of beautiful women, new friends, violence, gangsters, and incriminating evidence. Project X screenwriter Matt Drake essentially creates a mature fairytale, »
- Matt Donato
Adventureland stars Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) are to reunite next year for the indie comedy American Ultra, which is to be directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle).
According to Variety, the film will see "Eisenberg [portraying] a stoner who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small town. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out."
- Gary Collinson
Following summer jobs at Adventureland in 2009, co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are reuniting for a new movie called American Ultra. Mixing 30 Minutes or Less and Enemy of the State, the film will follow Eisenberg as a lazy stoner named Mike, living with his girlfriend Phoebe in a small, unexciting town. But suddenly, there's something to get Mike moving as his past catches up with him and he finds himself targeted by a government operation for termination. Sounds pretty outlandish, but with a script from Chronicle writer Max Landis, we're actually pretty interested to see how this one plays out. In addition, THR reports Project X director Nima Nourizadeh will be directing. It's interesting that both the writer and director had breakout films using found footage as a narrative element, but there's no indication that this film will utilize the same technique. However, producer Anthony Bregman (who has Enough Said »
- Ethan Anderton
In 2009, Greg Mottola’s 80s-set comedy-drama Adventureland saw the pairing of a young, relatively unknown Jesse Eisenberg, with a young, newly-recognisable Kristen Stewart. While she was learning to navigate the adulation wave of Twilight, which had been released the previous year, Adventureland would prove to be Eisenberg’s break-out role.
Well, what a difference four years makes. While Kristen Stewart has waved goodbye to Twilight’s Bella Swan, attempting to mix big budget (Snow White And The Huntsman) with independents (On The Road, The Runaways), Jesse Eisenberg has been strengthening his dramatic chops on films such as Zombieland, The Social Network, Now You See Me and the current festival favourite, The Double. And now, with experience under their belts and box office success to their names, Eisenberg and Stewart are to reunite for another adventure, in the shape of action-comedy, American Ultra.
- Sarah Myles
Eisenberg will play Mike, a lazy stoner who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a quiet town.
When a secret from Mike's past resurfaces, the pair find themselves on the run from government agents.
"Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theatre without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil," said producer Anthony Bregman.
American Ultra »
In the movie, Eisenberg will play a stoner, who becomes the target of a government operation, and Stewart will play his girlfriend. (Ani) »
- Diksha Singh
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart have joined American Ultra, an indie comedy directed by Project X's Nima Nourizadeh, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Chronicle scribe Max Landis wrote the screenplay for the film which reunites the starss after working together on Adventureland. Likely Story's David Alpert and Circle of Confusion's Britton Rizzio produce. Eisenberg stars as Mike, an unmotivated stoner who lives with girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. Their lives take a sudden turn after one night Mike's past comes back to haunt him, leaving him the target of the government who are bent on taking him out. »
• Adventureland co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart have signed on to play a couple in the action comedy American Ultra. Eisenberg’s stoner character Mike becomes the unwitting target of a government operation, disrupting his small-town life with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart). Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh is set to direct from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
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