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Viola Davis is Taking the Role of Amanda Waller in 'Suicide Squad'

17 December 2014 7:28 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The cast of Suicide Squad was officially confirmed at the beginning of the month with Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. But that's only our heroes. What about their overseers? Well, after names like Oprah Winfrey an Octavia Spencer were said to be in contention for the role of prison warden Amanda Waller, Latino Review is reporting that Viola Davis (Ender's Game, The Help) is taking the role of a former congressional aide and government agent placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty. More below! However, it doesn't entirely seem like a done deal as the report says the part goes to Davis only if the filmmakers can work with her schedule on the hit new »

- Ethan Anderton

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Viola Davis Cast as Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad

17 December 2014 7:11 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

One of the last big casting announcements we've been waiting to see for David Ayer's Suicide Squad was for the character Amanda Waller. This character is a prison warden and a former congressional aide and government agent that oversees the team. She is kind of like the Nick Fury of the group. According to Latino-Review, Viola Davis (The Help, Ender's Game) has landed the part. She's a very talented actress who seems perfect for the role. 

Right now the studio is just trying to figure out how to work around the schedule of her TV series, How To Get Away With Murder. She will join Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

Davis was rumored to be up for the part when the initial casting of the film was announced. »

- Joey Paur

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X-men: Famke Janssen Comments On New 'Jean Grey' Potentials

4 December 2014 6:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As we know, Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Carrie) Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) and Hailee Steinfeld (Ender's Game, True Grit) are the three actresses (that we've been made aware of so far) in line to play the younger version of telepathic mutant Jean Grey in the next installment in the X-franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. Whoever lands the role will have their work cut out to follow the stunning Famke Janssen, who has done a fine job as the character in 5 of the previous films. When MTV asked the actress if she was aware of who's in the running, she says she's heard of all of them but, in Fanning's case particularly, doesn't see much of a resemblance. Janssen also says it's a little bittersweet knowing that she's being replaced in the role, but that maybe she could return and act alongside whoever is cast someday. Well, that worked in Days Of »

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Trailer For X + Y

27 November 2014 6:55 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The first narrative feature for documentary film maker Morgan Matthews, X + Y sees Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) play Nathan, a young British math's prodigy who finds his small, safe world where numbers are his only comfort expanded when he travels to taiwan to train for International Mathematics Olympiad. Already nominated for four British Independent Film Awards (Best Actor for Butterfield, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Hawkins, Best Supporting Actor for Rafe Spall, and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director for Matthews), X + Y shows a lot of promise, with a unique and heart warming story told by an extremely talented group of actors. Check out the trailer below. Released: 13th March 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Abigail Breslin Lets an Ex-Boyfriend Know "You Suck" in New Music Video—but Who Is She Singing to?!

26 November 2014 2:14 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Abigail Breslin has taken her first big step into the music industry (and by step, we mean she straight up jumped in with a bang. The actress—who is best known for her roles in Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister's Keeper, and Ender's Game—released her first-ever music video today. Yep, she's a singer now. And if you're expecting a happy-go-lucky, feel-good pop hit, you'll be in for a surprise. Because instead, Breslin chose to rock out while calling out some of her former flings by dissing practically everything about them and ultimately telling them, "You Suck." She sings about hating a guy's "dumb tattoos" and wanting to send him "to the »

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Asa Butterfield Does Math to Relate to the World in 'X+Y' UK Trailer

25 November 2014 7:53 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Did you know you can win medals for maths?" Yes, over in the United Kingdom, the subject is called "maths," and that's exactly what Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) does to help him connect to a world he doesn't quite understand as a high-functioning autistic boy in the drama X+Y. Though it does have some hints of cheesiness and melodrama, there's a great supporting cast here that includes Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan, seemingly elevating this to a genuinely inspirational story. It looks charming and and uplifting, and we hope it gets a release here in the United States next year. Watch below! Here's the new UK trailer for Morgan Matthews' X+Y from The Telegraph (via The Playlist): Watch the first trailer for Morgan Matthews' X+Y from the Tiff premiere right here. X+Y is directed by Morgan Matthews, a TV and documentary filmmaker of past, »

- Ethan Anderton

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X-Men: Apocalypse starts casting its Jean Grey and Cyclops

19 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In the “original trilogy” of X-Men movies, Famke Janssen was Bryan Singer and Brett Ratner’s Jean Grey. She was a force to be reckoned with, and she wore a heck of a lot of red. On the other side of the Jean-Scott coin, James Marsden’s Cyclops had enough cheek and charm to throw off Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as a rival for Jean Grey’s attentions.

But that was then. This is now. Let’s get into some Days of Future Past spoilers.

With X-Men: Days Of Future Past rebooting the X-Men timeline and essentially erasing everything that happened in X-Men: The Last Stand, it makes sense that Janssen and Marsden are back, casually talking to Logan  at the end of Days of Future Past as if nothing happened.

In that scene, however, it’s clear that this is when Professor Xavier is much older (and more bald) – as »

- Sasha James

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Haley Bennett Joins "Blunderer" Adaptation

19 November 2014 5:22 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Haley Bennett ("Ender's Game," "True Grit") will join Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel in the untitled psychological thriller adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Blunderer" at Sierra Pictures, 120dB Films and Electric Shadow.

Set in early 1960s New York, Wilson plays a successful architect married to the beautiful wife (Biel). His fascination with an unsolved murder however leads him on a downward spiral.

He's soon forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective while at the same time lusting after another woman (Bennett). Bennett replaces Imogen Poots whom was previously cast in the part of the other woman.

Andy Goddard helms the project which began filming this week in Cincinnati. Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Ted Hope are producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Actors Line Up for Jean Grey and Cyclops Roles in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

18 November 2014 4:22 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past and have a little bit of interest in seeing what Bryan Singer has planned for X-Men: Apocalypse, but I have to admit that when I see casting news that several actors are in contention to play the roles of Jean Grey and Cyclops in the film it feels a little like attempting to reinvent the wheel. Yes, I understand all franchises recast characters and I'm not above acknowledging the hypocrisy, but for whatever reason the fact this is supposed to be within the same world as all the other X-Men films it makes me wish we could just get a few new characters rather than reintroducing old ones with new faces. Especially when I thought both Famke Janssen and James Marsden did quite well with the roles. But pushing all the bitching and moaning aside, The Wrap has the skinny on the new talent, »

- Brad Brevet

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

6 November 2014 10:01 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Two teenage British stars are set to join Eva Green in Tim Burton's new feature film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, according to Variety.

Asa Butterfield is in negotiations to play the lead 17 year old Jacob, who sets off in a search for answers to the story of his eastern European grandfather, after the traumatic & mysterious death of his beloved grandfather. He finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures who are out to destroy them.

Asa (represented by Independent Talent) was recently nominated for Best Actor at the BFI film awards for his role as a maths prodigy in X + Y, and he has previously played the lead in Ender's Game, Hugo and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

18 year old Ella Purnell will join him as young girl named Emma who can control fire »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Stunning Sci-Fi Adventure Short - Plug

6 November 2014 9:11 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I've got an incredibly awesome sci-fi short film called "Plug" that you've got to take the time to watch. The movie was directed by David Levy, and it follows a spunky girl named Leila who embarks on an adventure to find other life forms in the world that she lives in. Her survival is put in jeopardy when she does.

Levy is a designer and concept artist who has worked on films such as Tron: Legacy, Prometheus, Ender's Game, Tomorrowland, and Avatar 2. You can definitely see he brought his A-game talents to this short film, and as you'll see it turned out spectacular. 

Levy sent us the short and explained that it's "a return to 1970's classics like Star Wars and Mad Max with a gritty universe, an Asimov vibe in the storyline and made from mostly live props and real life settings." Here's the synopsis that was released with »

- Joey Paur

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Casting: Ferrell, Purnell, Hill, Kenzari, Findlay

5 November 2014 10:25 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daddy’s Home

"The Other Guys" stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are confirmed to be re-teaming for the comedy "Daddy’s Home" at Paramount, Red Granite Pictures and Gary Sanchez. Sean Anders directs from a script by Brian Burns

Ferrell plays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. [Source: Deadline]

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ella Purnell ("Maleficent") and Asa Butterfield ("Ender's Game") are in negotiations to join Eva Green in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox. Filming aims to begin early next year.

Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the story follows a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with »

- Garth Franklin

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McGregor On 'Star Wars' "Wankers", New 'Age of Ultron' Clip, 'True Detective' Season 2 Casting & More

31 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ewan McGregor tells Details the Trainspotting sequel "might happen" and doesn't speak to highly of Star Wars crazies saying: I don't have any experience with them. I've never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f**kers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f**king picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They're not fans -- they're parasitical lowlifes and f**king wankers. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to write The Lego Movie 2, though no word on whether they'll return to direct the sequel which is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. Deadline Bruce Greenwood joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth for writer/director James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) telling the story of »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look: Helen Mirren & Aaron Paul in Drone Drama 'Eye in the Sky'

29 October 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over the summer, we learned that Helen Mirren would team with Colin Firth for a military drone drama called Eye in the Sky from Ender's Game director Gavin Hood. Now some photos from the film have surfaced online from Empire showing off Mirren as military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell, remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi, and another photo with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has also been revealed as American Steve Watts one of the drone pilots in the story who questions his mission when a 9-year old girl enters the kill zone. Look! Here's the first photos from Gavin Hood's Eye in the Sky from Empire and The Wrap: Eye in the Sky is directed by Gavin Hood (Ender's Game, Rendition) and written by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven). An American drone pilot (Aaron Paul) finds himself at a »

- Ethan Anderton

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Hailee Steinfeld Learns 'Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight'

29 October 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After taking on some young adult sci-fi with Ender's Game last year, Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own young romance too. Deadline has word that Steinfeld will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, an adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith's young adult novel of the same name. The film will see Steinfeld as a young twentysomething who has having a pretty terrible day waiting in an airport for a flight to London to attend her father's second wedding. But while she waits, she meets a young British guy, and of course sparks fly when they're seated next to each other on the plane. For more details, here's the official synopsis of the book: Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is »

- Ethan Anderton

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Casting: Jason Bateman Is An 'Ipo Man,' Hailee Steinfeld Finds 'Love At First Sight' And More

29 October 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit," "Ender's Game") has put the wheels in motion for Dustin Lance Black's "The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight" by joining the film. Based on the book by Jennifer E. Smith, the story takes place over 24 hours and follows Hadley, who's stuck at John F. Kennedy Airport and late to her father's second wedding in London. She meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area: his name is Oliver, he's British, he's in seat 18B and Hadley's in 18A. Hadley and Oliver's story about family connections, second chances and first loves will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. Awwwww. Jason Bateman is "Ipo Man," and no, he's not a superhero. Instead, it's Bateman's latest directing and acting vehicle, based on the Wired article, "Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hailee Steinfeld falls hard for Dustin Lance Black’s Ya adaptation 'Statistical Probability'

29 October 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s been a slow post-Oscar star for Hailee Steinfeld and writer-producer-director Dustin Lance Black. Not disastrous, but not the typical rise to prominence and slew of work that comes with the Academy Award touch. Steinfeld earned a nomination in 2011 for her work on the Coen Bros’ “True Grit.” Two years earlier, Black won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for “Milk.” Since then, neither have tackled material that’s brought them back into the awards conversation. Their next project may not have the bravado to take them back to the ceremony, but it sounds like a step in the right direction. According to Deadline’s report out of the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Steinfeld is on board to star in Black’s adaptation of “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,” a young adult novel by Jennifer E. Smith. The film follows a whirlwind romance set in »

- Matt Patches

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Tim Burton Wants Asa Butterfield for Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

28 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Tim Burton is preparing to go into production on his next film, which is an adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire, Sin City 2) is already set to play the title character, and now the director is looking to cast Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield as the other lead.

The news comes from The Wrap, who says, "Butterfield has not received an official offer yet, insiders say one is expected to materialize soon, as he's Burton's choice for the coveted role."

The story follows a teenager who must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to get them.

If Butterfield gets the part, he would play 16-year-old Jacob Portman, "who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a 'hollow,' a vicious creature that Jacob had thought to be imaginary. »

- Joey Paur

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Casting: Asa Butterfield Eyed For Tim Burton's ‘Miss Peregrine's,’ Liam Neeson Joins 'Ted 2' And More

25 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is now accepting enrollment. Eva Green is already aboard, and now Asa Butterfield ("Hugo," "Ender's Game") is being eyed to join her. Based on the book by Ransom Rigg, the story follows "a teenager who must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to get them." Production will begin in February. [The Wrap] Liam Neeson is joining "Ted 2" because… why not. He'll join Morgan Freeman in Seth MacFarlane's sequel to his comedy smash that will hopefully be funnier than his Oscar gig and "A Million Ways To Die In The West." [EW] Michael Pena will join Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in Ridley Scott's "The Martian." Based on the book by Andy Weir, the film centers on "an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Box Office Predictions: 'The Equalizer' Takes on 'The BoxTrolls'

25 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Equalizer is going to be first among equals this weekend, even with that R rating, and even with those faltering reviews. It runs a bit over two hours, but it's a romp, and it should do fairly well with the menfolk. For precedent it seems like Two Guns is our best bet, that opened at $27 million about thirteen months ago. I don't have much imagination, so that's where I'm putting this one too. At a $55 million budget this one will come down to international dollars, but if you watch the trailers you'll quickly figure out not much of that money will be coming from Russia. The BoxTrolls is our next topic for discussion, it immediately brings to mind Frankenweenie and ParaNorman. Neither of those opened particularly strong, but there's some hope in late September, just last year Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs owned at the box office. That »

- Laremy Legel

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