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Exclusive: Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp and Raymond J. Barry are set to star in Brave New Jersey, an indie comedy that tells the story of a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles' famed 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, which led millions of listeners to believe the U.S. was being invaded by Martians. Jody Lambert (People Like Us) is helming a script he penned with Michael Dowling. Production is already underway in Tennessee. Dan Bakkedahl, Sam… »
They will step into the role vacated by Michael Paseornek, who has been upped to president of production of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. Paseornek will oversee in his new capacity production at each one of the studio’s labels.
Cohen is the producer of “Now You See Me,” “Revolutionary Road” and “People Like Us.” Bohrer came to Lionsgate when the studio acquired Summit Entertainment in 2012. She most recently served as the studio’s executive vice president of production and development.
Lionsgate is readying for the end of its lucrative “Hunger Games” franchise, which will wrap up this November with the release of “Mockingjay — Part 2.” The studio’s upcoming projects include the Gerard Butler action film “Gods of Egypt,” the Mark Wahlberg drama “Deepwater Horizon” and a third installment in the “Divergent” series.
- Brent Lang
Internationally renowned musician and composer A.R. Rahman will embark on his 2015 North America tour this spring. Jbl Presents “A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour” will kick off in May and come to Newark, New Jersey and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on May 27th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 6th. VIP tickets go on sale March 4th. Fans who purchase VIP packages will receive premium tickets along with a meet & greet and photo with A.R. Rahman.
“I’ve been wanting to return to North America to perform for a while now, and I’m excited to be coming back for a series of concerts this spring,” said A.R. Rahman. “These are going to be very special performances and I’m grateful to have the chance to share them with you.”
Rahman’s upcoming concert will feature a range of material from his illustrious career, »
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Actor, writer and director Mark Duplass takes another step into the horror genre with The Lazarus Effect, a Blumhouse production directed by David Gelb. In the film, Duplass stars as Frank, an ambitious scientist who has created a serum nicknamed “Lazarus,” which has the power to bring the dead back to life. During one particular experiment, his wife Zoe (Olivia Wilde) dies in a freak accident and he quickly uses the serum to resurrect her. While it does work, Frank and his team being to wonder if they have accidentally unleashed an evil force that cannot be contained.
The Lazarus Effect looks like a subtle take on the Frankenstein story, but what’s interesting about it is how down to earth a lot of it seems. This is especially the case with Duplass, as he makes Frank into a normal person and not the wild-eyed scientist whose ambition has clearly robbed him of his sanity. »
- Ben Kenber
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Affleck, a two-time Academy Award® winner, received an Original Screenplay Oscar® for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and a Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” (2012), on which he served as a producer, director and star. His most recent role was opposite Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” (2014). He will play Batman in the upcoming feature “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “The Accountant.” Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading Role for “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and one for Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Help” (2011). Her most recent films include 2014’s “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. »
- Josh Abraham
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