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Ivan Reitman’s original Ghostbusters 3 title and casting choices revealed

17 December 2014 2:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we heard some plot details for Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and now the latest round of Sony leaks has given us some insight into Ivan Reitman’s original plans for Ghostbusters III, which stem from an email last year from the director, which was sent to Sony co-chariman Amy Pascal and concerned the second draft of the script.

Titled Ghostbusters: Alive Again, the film would have focussed on Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Egon (Harold Ramis) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) passing the torch to a younger team of Ghostbusters which included ‘Chris’, the son of Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman (who is assumed to be Oscar, Venkman’s son with Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett).

For the role of Chris, Reitman said that he had met with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) but stated that he was “unsure” about the casting. »

- Gary Collinson

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Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Nasty Exchanges and Insults

9 December 2014 7:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the latest fallout from the cyber-attack saga that’s enveloping Sony Pictures, a nasty exchange between studio co-chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, and an ugly bashing by the hard-charging producer of key figures in the industry, including Angelina Jolie and financier Megan Ellison, appeared in several emails that leaked online Tuesday.

At the center of the fiery back-and-forth conversation between Pascal and Rudin, from Feb. 27 to Nov. 19 of this year, is the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. According to the emails, Jolie objected to David Fincher directing the “Jobs” film instead of her bid-budget remake of “Cleopatra.” Pascal asked Rudin, a producer on “Jobs,” to talk to the Oscar-winning actress about it, but Rudin said he didn’t “want to waste [his] time on this.”

“You Better Shut Angie Down Before She Makes It Very Hard For David To Do Jobs,” Rudin said in one email, »

- Alex Stedman

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Ensemble Mvp: The Rebirth of Edward Norton

9 December 2014 5:09 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I’m not sure what exact moment in Birdman it occurred to me that we were in the midst of a great Edward Norton Renaissance. Maybe it was when the walls of self-professed artistic integrity that his character Mike Shiner wears came crashing down in the face of Sam (Emma Stone), revealing the tragedy and isolation in his existence. Maybe it was when Mike was so in the moment as an actor, he wanted to have live sex on stage. Or maybe it was just the sight of Norton in a speedo wrestling with Michael Keaton. Either way, I finished that movie with the realization that we are in the midst of a rebirth of Edward Norton.

There was a time when Edward Norton was arguably the best actor on the planet. Just look at his filmography from 1996-2006, and count the number of classics he’s a part of. »

- Dylan Griffin

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Hugh Jackman Is Blackbeard In First Pan Trailer

25 November 2014 8:14 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“All children, except one, grow up.” – Peter Pan

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the epic first trailer for director Joe Wright’s Pan. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. (“Second to the right, and straight on till morning.”)

There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Rounding out the cast are Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name »

- Michelle McCue

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First Trailer Hits for 'Pan'

25 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs.

"Pan" hits 3D and 2D theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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'Pan' Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara

25 November 2014 9:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first photos and character posters unveiled yesterday, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their upcoming adventure Pan.

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny-to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. Check out the first footage from director Joe Wright's fantasy adventure, arriving in theaters July 17, 2015.

Pan comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Adeel Akhtar, »

- MovieWeb

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First Posters For Pan – First Trailer Hits Tomorrow, November 25th

24 November 2014 5:50 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the first character posters for Pan, a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

The brand new trailer will debut on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at at 9am Pt/12pm Et.

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God, »

- Michelle McCue

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First Pan Images Show a Screaming Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s Peter Pan Prequel [Updated with New Posters]

24 November 2014 8:19 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We're almost at the end of 2014, which means we're long overdue when it comes to marketing the movies of summer 2015.  Today, Warner Bros. has released the first Pan images along with what's sure to be the first of 197 character posters. The film "tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds great adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan."  These images show us not only Levi Miller as Pan, but also Hugh Jackman as the villainous Blackbeard, and um…well…yeah.  None of these images are too encouraging, but I have faith in director Joe Wright.  While he does have a tendency to go overboard in his staging and visuals, his past work promises we're not going to get a run-of-the-mill Peter Pan story even though I was never all that »

- Matt Goldberg

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'The Interview'

5 November 2014 1:26 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastThe InterviewRelease Date: December 25thStudio: Sony/ColumbiaGenre: ComedyDirector: Seth Rogen & Evan GoldbergWriters: Dan SterlingCast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy CaplanStudio Description: Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.Analysis: The Interview arrives seven months after Neighbors, which became star Seth Rogen's highest-grossing live-action movie ever with $150.1 million. It also marks the second directorial outing for Rogen and Evan Goldberg after last Summer's This is the End, which also topped $100 million.While the Rogen brand has probably never been stronger, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Robert De Niro and Zac Efron Are Hitting Spring Break Together in a Buddy Road Trip Comedy

5 September 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We can never have too many wacky road trip comedies, but they need to involve particular formula to make things extra off-the-wall. Here’s one version: take a no-nonsense youngster — extra points if he’s a millennial completely dependent on technology who doesn’t appreciate how good things are nowadays (a mile uphill in the snow to school, etc., etc.) — and pair him with a zany sex-obsessed octogenarian who just wants to party. And party hard! Where we going? Vegas? Why? Who cares? Such an adventure is set to star Zac Efron and Robert De Niro with a script by John Phillips and direction by frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer (he’s a writer on Borat, Bruno and The Dictator). The project is going through a bit of an identity crisis at this point — it’s either called Dirty Grandpa or Driving Dick Kelly, depending on which outlet you consult. But »

- Samantha Wilson

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Zac Efron and Robert de Niro Team Up for 'Dirty Grandpa'

4 September 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are in early talks to star in Qed International's Dirty Grandpa. The story follows a young man (Zac Efron) who, just before his wedding, gets tricked by his perverted grandpa (Robert De Niro) to go on a road trip to Florida for spring break. The grandfather, a former U.S. Army General, tries to prove to his grandson that he is about to marry the wrong woman.

Dan Mazer, who has co-written the scripts for Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, Bruno and The Dictator, is directing from a script by John Phillips, with Barry Josephson producing. The project was initially set up at Universal Pictures, but now Qed International will be shopping the project at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Zac Efron recently starred in Neighbors, a performance which, ironically, included an impression of Robert De Niro's character Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver. »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out The New Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer and Poster

4 September 2014 6:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy Horrible Bosses reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

Here’s a first look at the hilarious new trailer and poster for Horrible Bosses 2.

Jennifer Aniston and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx also reprise their Horrible Bosses starring roles, while Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company. »

- Michelle McCue

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Toronto: Qed Dancing With ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Starring Robert De Niro & Zac Efron

4 September 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Universal picked up Dirty Grandpa as a spec script in 2011 and later put it turnaround, now Bill Block is packaging the pic for Qed to sell internationally. The film stars Robert De Niro as a recently widowed older man who gets to know his grandson (Zac Efron) who is about to marry a girl who is not right for him. Dan Mazer — who co-wrote Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat, Bruno and The Dictator will direct from a script by John Phillips. Block, Barry Josephson, Jason Barrett, and Michael Simkin are producing. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

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- Mike Fleming Jr

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Zac Efron and Robert De Niro to Star in 'Dirty Grandpa' (Exclusive)

4 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro are in talks to star in road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa. Talks are very early on, but if they stick Efron will play a young man who is tricked into driving his grandfather (De Niro), a perverted former Army general who thinks his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman, to Florida for spring break. I Give It a Year helmer Dan Mazer, who's worked with Sacha Baron Cohen on Borat, Bruno and The Dictator as a writer, is directing. The project was originally set up at Universal but is now being packaged

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- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit

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Roadtrip Comedy ‘Bastards’ Heads to Alcon with ‘Hangover’ Cinematographer to Direct

7 August 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alcon Entertainment is in negotiations to finance and produce roadtrip comedy “Bastards.”

The project was in development at Paramount, but has been put into turnaround.

Lawrence Sher is attached to direct from Justin Malen’s script about two siblings who were raised believing their father was dead, only to find their mother was sleeping with many powerful celebrities — leading to the duo to set out on a roadtrip to find their real father.

Ali Bell, Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman of Montecito Picture Company are producing. Warner Bros would distribute the film via Alcon’s output deal.

Sher was the director of photography on all three “Hangover” films as well as “The Dictator” starring Sacha Baron Cohen for Paramount Pictures. He recently finished work on Zach Braff’s film “Wish I Was Here.”

Bastards” will mark Sher’s directorial debut.

Alcon produced “Transcendence” and the upcoming “Dolphin Tale 2″ and “Point Break. »

- Dave McNary

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David Baddiel's musical version of The Infidel to star Kev Orkian

25 July 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Baddiel's stage version of The Infidel has cast Kev Orkian as its star.

This stage adaptation of Baddiel's 2010 comedy film will feature his lyrics and music by Erran Baron Cohen, who has previously worked on his brother Sacha Baron Cohen's film The Dictator.

Orkian will play Mahmoud Nassir, a Muslim man who discovers that he was adopted and that his birth parents are Jewish. The role was originally played by Omid Djalili in Baddiel's feature film.

Baddiel is directing The Infidel – The Musical with Kerry Michael of Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Orkian will be joined in the musical's cast by Mina Anwar, Andrew Paul, Melanie Masson and Melanie Marshall.

Baddiel said of the stage production: "Despite being released in 43 countries, The Infidel movie, with its message of tolerance through comedy, seems not completely to have fixed Muslim-Jewish relations.

"Luckily The Infidel – The Musical, with its terrific cast, »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Film Shoot Upsets Residents of British Town

14 July 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Never one to tiptoe away from causing offense, British comic Sacha Baron Cohen has this time upset residents of an entire British town, according to local media reports. The latest offering from The Dictator and Bruno star, Sony’s James Bond spoof Grimsby — named after a port town in northern England  — has recently been shooting in a village just outside of London, which has been made to look like a somewhat run-down version of the title location. But locals from Grimsby haven’t been altogether amused by the aesthetic results, which have reportedly seen gardens covered in

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- Alex Ritman

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Isla Fisher Joins Her Husband Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

13 June 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Isla Fisher has signed on to join her husband Sacha Baron Cohen in the Warner Bros. comedy Grimsby.

The story centers on a highly-trained British spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his idiotic soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Isla Fisher is said to be playing either a "femme fatale or other comely vixen." She joins a supporting cast that also includes Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans) is directing from a screenplay by Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids), Peter Baynham (The Dictator) and Sacha Baron Cohen, based on an original story by Sacha Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston. Sacha Baron Cohen and Nira Park are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin this summer.

Isla Fisher is coming off of roles in The Great Gatsby and Now You See Me, »

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Rebel Wilson Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

12 June 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rebel Wilson has signed on to star in Sony Pictures' action-comedy Grimsby, alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong and Annabelle Wallis.

The story centers on a British black ops spy, who is forced to go on the run with his idiotic, soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Annabelle Wallis is playing one of the soccer hooligan's suitors, although no details were released regarding Rebel Wilson's role. David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas also star.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans) is directing from a screenplay by Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids), Peter Baynham (The Dictator) and Sacha Baron Cohen, based on a story originally created by Sacha Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston. Sacha Baron Cohen and Nira Park are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin this summer.

Rebel Wilson recently wrapped production on Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and she »

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Ian McShane Joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Spy Comedy 'Grimsby'

10 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the success of Now You See Me, we're interested to see what director Louis Leterrier does with a little more comedy in the mix with Grimsby. The film stars Mark Strong as a British black ops spy forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Borat and The Dictator star Sacha Baron Cohen. THR reports the cast has expanded with the addition of Hercules and Jack the Giant Slayer star Ian McShane, Precious and Tower Heist star Gabourey Sidibe, "Homeland" star David Harewood and British comedian Johnny Vegas, however, specific roles were not revealed. The best part of this news is definitely McShane being added to the mix. The actor is better known for roles in dramas and thrillers, but his more rare turns in comedies like Hot Rod are absolutely great. Otherwise, we're not sure what's so appealing about Gabourey Sidibe anymore. »

- Ethan Anderton

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