1-20 of 29 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Focusing on a stoner and his girlfriend, the movie tells of how their quiet lives are interrupted when his past crashes into their present, as a Government operation looks set to wipe him out. With Eisenberg and Stewart as the young couple, Thurman will take the role of a Government official, once responsible for a secret program creating ‘sleeper warriors,’ who returns to protect him like a bear with her cub.
The film will be the second feature for Nima Nourizadeh, after his 2012 high school party debut movie, Project X, and is written by Max Landis - now enjoying a great deal of momentum in his career following the success of 2012’s Chronicle, which he also scripted. He, himself, has just wrapped production on his directorial debut, Me Him Her, »
- Sarah Myles
The Hollywood Reporter reports Uma Thurman has joined American Ultra, an action-comedy from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, as a stoner and his girlfriend who are put in danger when Eisenberg's character becomes the target of a government operation. Thurman will play the woman in charge of a secret government program to create sleeper agents, who comes to defend her babies, when others within the government threaten to kill them. If she brings the ferocity she seemingly brings in that Nymphomaniac clip, those sleeper cells are probably chill. »
- Jesse David Fox
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 »
Uma Thurman is set to join the previously-attached Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart for American Ultra , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh is attached to direct. American Ultra , scripted by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, follows Mike, a young stoner who, alongside his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart) becomes targeted by a top secret government operation. Thurman will one of those behind the operation, which has created secret "sleeper warriors." Set to begin production next month, American Ultra is produced by Likely Story's Anthony Bregman and by Circle of Confusion's David Alpert and Britton Rizzio. PalmStar Media Capital's Kevin Frakes and Merced Media Partners' Raj Brinder Singh are serving as executive »
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the comedy American Ultra for $7 million. The indie movie stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. Nima Nourizadeh, who directed the surprise hit Project X, begins shooting in New Orleans next month from a script by Max Landis. Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out. Photos: Inside The First Televised
- Aaron Couch
Lionsgate has paid $7 million for the U.S. distribution rights to “American Ultra,” a comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart that will enter production in April, according to two individuals with knowledge of the deal. Lionsgate bought the rights on the strength of the script, written by Max Landis, and CAA’s overall package, which includes the two stars, “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh and a handful of producers. Eisenberg will play an unwitting stoner who becomes the subject of a government operation while Stewart will play his girlfriend. Stewart has been very busy in the independent space since she. »
- Lucas Shaw
Eisenberg will portray a stoner and Stewart will play his girlfriend 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.
The project was announced in November, where FilmNation launched foreign sales. CAA is repping U.S. rights.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: The appetite for scripts and partially finished films is soaring. Lionsgate is tying up a deal today to pay $7 million to pre-buy U.S. distribution rights to American Ultra, the action comedy that begins shooting in New Orleans in five weeks with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart starring for Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. In the script by Chronicle writer Max Landis, Eisenberg plays a stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is upended when his past catches up with him, putting him the crosshairs of a government operation bent on wiping him out. It’s a co-production between A Likely Story and Circle Of Confusion, with Anthony Bregman, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio producing, and Kevin Scott Frakes of Palmstar Media Capital and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners exec producing. The buzz on this one has been building since Berlin, and I thought a deal might be made there. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Actor Michael B. Jordan started to gain attention over a decade ago in 2002, back when he played drug-dealing teenager Wallace on HBO’s acclaimed cult TV series The Wire; by comparison, Jordan’s That Awkward Moment costar (and fellow 27-year old actor) Miles Teller’s career has only started to gain traction over the past few years, beginning with his supporting roles in films like the indie drama Rabbit Hole, the Footloose remake and the no-holds-barred teen raunch found-footage movie Project X.
The pair are heavily rumored (but not yet confirmed) to play the Human Torch and Mr. Fantastic, respectively, in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four cinematic reboot that Jordan’s Click to continue reading Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller to Reunite for New Heist Movie
The post Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller to Reunite for New Heist Movie appeared first on Screen Rant.
- Sandy Schaefer
After months of rumors, it has been revealed that 20th Century Fox is making deals with Miles Teller (Project X), Kate Mara ("House of Cards"), Michael B Jordan (Chronicle) and Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) to star in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. Teller will play Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Mara is Sue Storm (aka Invisible Girl), Jordan is Johnny Storm (aka Human Torch) and Bell will be Ben Grimm (aka The Thing). At this point, nobody has been signed, but it's simply a matter of making everyone's schedules work. "Fantastic Four" will be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and is set to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015. "Fantastic Four" Cast: »
With shooting set to begin next month, Josh Trank's (Chronicle) Fantastic Four reboot has found it's team of superheroes, and it is a much different version than we have previously seen on the big screen before. Obviously taking cues from Ultimate Fantastic Four, part of a line from Marvel Comics which re-imagined the origins and lives of some of their most well known heroes (Marvel Studios have cribbed ideas from Ultimate Comics for their own cinematic universe), the line up skews much younger that what we are used to, and pretty much all of the cast are people we wouldn't have thought for Marvel's First Family. Miles Teller (Project X, That Awkward Moment) will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (Netflix's House of Cards) is Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (teaming up once again with Teller after That Awkward Moment) takes on the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
On February 28th, have a safe flight.
Global action star Liam Neeson (Taken series, Unknown) is U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks in Non-stop, a suspense thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into a numbered account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.
Struggling with his personal demons has drained Marks of any passion for the heroic calling of his profession. He has come to view his important assignment as merely a desk job in the sky. However, another day at the office becomes a high-stakes crisis when shortly into a routine transatlantic flight, Marks’ world is upended.
Surrounded by only a couple of people he initially believes are trustworthy—including his fellow passenger, »
- Movie Geeks
Well Go USA has acquired all U.S. rights to John Stockwell’s drug drama “Kid Cannabis” and plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD in the second quarter of this year, TheWrap has learned. An individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Well Go USA has its eye on an April 18 release date to take advantage of the counterculture holiday 4/20 — the day when people around the world celebrate (and consume) marijuana. “Kid Cannabis” features young stars Jonathan Daniel Brown (“Project X”), Kenny Wormald (“Footloose”), as well as veteran actors Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Pitch Perfect and Project X star Alexis Knapp is set to headline a horror project titled The Dorm for MTV, Deadline reports. Joining her are Cassie Steele ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") and Max Lloyd Jones ("Teen Wolf") with Tank Girl and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare helmer Rachel Talalay attached to direct. Scripted by Sean Hood ( Halloween: Resurrection ), The Dorm follows a student, Vivian (Knapp) who begins college as a shy, self-consciousness freshman but who, after becoming a dorm mate of the popular Sarah (Steele), begins a complete transformation. The Dorm has cameras ready to roll next week in Calgary, Canada with Mike Frisley, Maggie Malina and Chad Oakes executive producing through Nomadic Pictures Corp. (Photo »
Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street) will executive produce the project which Synchronicity Entertainment, the cutting edge division of The Solution Entertainment Group, will sell at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Panzienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
- Michelle McCue
Bleed for This tells the true-life story of 5-time world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck. He then goes on to win three additional world boxing titles, one of the most incredible and dramatic comebacks in sports history.
Golden Globe nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, I, Frankenstein) will take on the role of Paz's boxing trainer, Kevin Rooney. Rooney was the trainer to Mike Tyson when Tyson won his first heavyweight championship. Rooney had a major role in changing Vinny's boxing style that lead him to become one of only two boxers ever to win titles in the lightweight and junior »
Anything that happens in Vegas. Stays in Vegas.
Hilarious comedy “Best Night Ever” is another movie about a group of friends partying in Las Vegas and obviously things do go wrong.
This is the first original comedy from directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the team that directed spoofs like “Vampires Suck,” “Disaster Movie, and “Meet the Spartans.” However, this movie does sort of mock “The Hangover,” “Project X,” “Spring Breakers,” and “Bridesmaids.”
During the film’s press day earlier this week, actresses Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard and Crista Flanagan joined Latino-Review for an interview in a limo. As we’re riding around the city, we talked about the crazy scenes, Las Vegas activities, shooting in public, cut scenes and even trying to order a salad from burger restaurant In N’ Out.
“Best Night Ever” is out in some theaters in major theaters today. The film is also »
- Gig Patta
View Photo/Video Gallery
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve been lusting after Zac Efron for ages now and Michael B. Jordan has been our number one crush since we saw Fruitvale Station last summer, but who’s the third guy in the new romantic comedy, That Awkward Moment? That would be Miles Teller. If he’s somehow slipped under your radar in the past, he’s about to explode onto screens in 2014. There’s a reason why film critics are hyping him as the next John Cusack, and we want to give you all the deets on him so you can say, “I liked him before it was cool.”
If you haven’t noticed Miles Teller yet, maybe you haven’t been paying close enough attention. He danced his way into our hearts in the remake of Footloose, made us laugh in raunchy comedies like Project X and 21 and Over »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Those wondering how the newly reshuffled Focus Features will differentiate itself from its arty, Oscar-garlanded predecessor need look no further than “That Awkward Moment,” in which a couple of twentysomething dudes jacked up on Viagra school each other in the acrobatic art of urinating “horizontally.” “Brokeback Mountain” it’s not, though that is one of the better gags in tyro scribe-helmer Tom Gormican’s familiar tale of three commitment-phobic New Yorkers forced to re-examine their philosophy of “bros before hos” when Ms. Right walks into each of their lives. The pic falls well short of its efforts to combine the raucous vulgarity of the “Hangover” movies with Cameron Crowe-ish depth of feeling, but Gormican had the good fortune to cast one of the most interesting young actors in movies today, Miles Teller, and to surround him with an able-bodied cast that deserves better than most of what they’ve been given. »
- Scott Foundas
Exclusive: Big shakeup at Silver Pictures, Joel Silver‘s producing label. I’m told that his two top creative executives — president Andrew Rona and Evp Alex Heineman – have just left the company. Both Rona and Heineman came there after Universal sold Rogue Pictures to Relativity and Rona, who ran that label, moved on. He took the Silver Pictures job after longtime head Susan Downey exited to partner in Team Downey with husband Robert Downey Jr. I’m told that Rona and Heineman intend to start their own production shingle. A spokesperson for Silver confirmed the moves, and said Silver wished them well as they set up their new venture. Silver kept a prolific pace even as the producing great transitioned from a longtime Warner Bros producing deal to being backed by StudioCanal and distributing through Universal Pictures. During Rona and Heineman’s time at Silver, the label produce 12 movies including »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
1-20 of 29 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners