Paul Feig’s star-studded, female-led Ghostbusters reboot has gained a buff leading man after all: Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. But, in typical Feig fashion, expectations will be subverted and flipped as Hemsworth won’t be donning a proton pack and saving the world. Instead, he’ll be answering the phones for Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist.
The clerical role was filled by Annie Potts in the original Ghostbusters and the character was a hilarious foil for the team who struck up a relationship with Harold Ramis’ character, Egon. I wonder if Hemsworth will take on a similar role, coke-bottle glasses and all…
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This marks yet another comedic turn for Hemsworth, who has spent the majority of his career leading action films like Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and Blackhat. This year will see his first attempt at comedy, »
- James Garcia
Reports are coming in that Chris Hemsworth (Thor, the Avengers movies, Snow White and the Huntsman) has been cast in Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot as the receptionist. In the original movies that character was the ever-snarky Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts), who was hopelessly smitten with Egon (Harold Ramis) and provided plenty of laughs. We don't actually have a name for Hemsworth's counterpart, but he'll appear next to Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the titular spook-wranglers, and will no doubt ensure they always have enough staples. You can still catch the Aussie actor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he'll next be seen in the new Vacation movie. Feig’s Ghostbusters is set for release in July of 2016. »
Chris Hemsworth is joining the cast of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters movie … as the receptionist. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are starring as the ghost-hunting foursome in the all-female take on the classic supernatural comedy franchise. In keeping with the gender role reversals, Hemsworth is now the receptionist for the Ghostbusters, taking over from the role originated by Annie Potts. Hemsworth made a name for himself taking on manly action roles with movies such as Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and Rush, but seems to be open to making detours in comedy. Ghostbusters
- Borys Kit
Feig made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter.
Insiders say the studio went to Hemsworth very early on in the process for one of the major male roles but the Aussie actor passed because the role was too small. Since then Sony reworked the script so the part was beefed up.
Production on “Ghostbusters” to start later this summer. »
- Justin Kroll
Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Monsters, takes a harrowing look at creature-centric combat and is now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS TWC. We've been provided with three copies to give away.
"Ten years after the events of Monsters, the Infected Zones have now spread worldwide, and an American platoon is thrust into battle with a new breed of aliens. These soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront their fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all."
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Monsters: Dark Continent.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Monsters: Dark Continent Contest.” Be sure »
- Derek Anderson
Emily Blunt continues to be in the forefront of casting news, as her latest venture links her with the adaptation of a hugely successful novel. amz asin="1594633665" size="small"Blunt is currently in talks to take the lead in DreamWorks' adaptation of Paula Hawkins' "The Girl on the Train" for director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) (via The Wrap). Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) will adapt the novel, which The Wrap notes became the fastest selling adult novel of all time after its release in January. Blunt would play Rachel, a divorced woman who struggles with alcoholism. She becomes linked to a mystery after she witnesses something happen with a couple she routinely observes on her daily train commute. Kate Mara is also reported to be a potential choice for one of the other leads. Blunt will next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, set for a September release, »
- Cory Woodroof
Filmmaker Bryan Singer has posted a photo of himself on the under construction Cerebro set during filming of "X-Men: Apocalypse" in Montreal. Singer previously confirmed that the character of Caliban will appear in the film, but casting of the character has still not been confirmed. [Source: Twitter]
The Girl on the Train
The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, sees something shocking happen and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
The first set photos from Snow White and the Huntsman spinoff The Huntsman have found their way online, and they give us a first look at Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in costume. Frank Darabont was originally expected to direct the movie, but he departed the project over creative differences. Taking his place will be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a visual effects expert who earned a Visual Effects Oscar nomination for Snow White and the Huntsman. This will mark his directorial debut. Darabont is believed to have written the latest version of the screenplay, with earlier drafts penned by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The Huntsman will be released next year. »
The ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer received the award for Solo Artist at the annual awards ceremony hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at London’s Berkeley Square Gardens and gushed about her McFly star boyfriend Dougie Poynter as she took to the stage to accept her prize.
Ellie said: “My boyfriend is the coolest person in the world. Definitely punching above my weight.”
She also thanked Glamour magazine, adding: “Thank you for having me on your cover as I’m a real woman.”
Meanwhile, Calvin’s ex-girlfriend Rita Ora (above) was handed the TV Personality accolade for her successful first series as a coach »
- The Hollywood News
Charlize Theron is a veteran at the Hollywood game with a career spanning over 20 years, picking up huge roles and vast amounts of awards in the process.
The 39-year-old most recently starred in 2015’s standout action blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road, though it is just the latest in a string of highly-successful films throughout her time in the spotlight.
She plays the tough, steely heroine, Imperator Furiosa, alongside Tom Hardy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled flick, with several of her most-famed roles coming in Monster (2003), The Italian Job (2003) and Prometheus (2012).
The South African actress is set to star as the lead role in Sean Penn’s The Last Face (2015), Kubo And The Two Strings (2016) alongside Rooney Mara and Matthew McConaughey, and Brain On Fire (2016) with Dakota Fanning.
- Michael Potts
To celebrate the release of the tremendous Fortitude on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got 2 of the box-sets to giveaway!
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth: a frontier boomtown in the wild and savage landscape of the far north. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads a world-class search-and-rescue team, but now finds himself investigating the shocking murder of a prominent member of the community. What’s more, he’s forced to work alongside Dci Eugene Morton (Tucci), a British murder detective who’s just flown in. As they search for the killer, each of these cops finds good reason to suspect and mistrust the other. And as things turn out, this murder won’t be the last…
Starring a spectacular ensemble cast including; Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Dci Eugene Morton;Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy) as Henry Tyson; Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, »
- Dan Bullock
Take another look @ actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") in a recent issue of "Interview" magazine:
"...Stewart, now 24, grew up in L.A.—grew up on the film sets where her parents work behind the camera in Hollywood. As 'Joan Jett' in 'The Runaways' (2010), the translation from chill movie star to chill rock star is seamless and expectedly wonderful.
"And playing the live-wire Beat 'Marylou' in Walter Salles's adaptation of Kerouac's 'On the Road' (2012)...
"...Stewart's cool becomes almost tangible, a magical dust she scatters around her...
"...and for her performance, Stewart was the first American actress to be nominated »
- Michael Stevens
Chris Hemsworth got an adorable visit from his 2-year-old daughter, India, on the set of The Huntsman in London on Friday. His wife, Elsa Pataky, shared a sweet Instagram photo of the two relaxing on the grass with the caption, "Visiting Papa on set!! #happydays #londongreen #thehuntsman #papaehija #lovethem." Chris is currently filming the much-anticipated prequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman in the English countryside; the actor wasted no time getting back to work after celebrating the huge box office success of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hit theaters last month. Did you vote for Chris as your favorite big-screen badass in our Pop 100 poll yet? See his sweet moment with India above now, and check out more family photos of Chris, Elsa, and their kiddos. »
Brace yourselves, you guys, because you're about to have all the feels. Elsa Pataky just posted yet another too-cute-for-words photo of her hunky hubby, Chris Hemsworth, playing with their daughter India, and it's a doozy. The little one is seen sitting on her dad's lap in a stunning English countryside while the actor chats her up in full costume. "Visiting Papa on set!! #happydays #londongreen #thehuntsman #papaehija #lovethem," the proud mama wrote as a caption to the family pic. Hemsworth is currently filming the highly anticipated prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Sam Claflin. Before the »
It gets a tad heavy-handed, but my eyes welled with tears of geeky joy at the film’s embrace of an optimism it steadfastly refuses to see as old-fashioned. I’m “biast” (pro): love George Clooney; big Sf geek
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
We geeks have been getting teased and taunted by the prospect of Disney and director Brad Bird’s (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille) Tomorrowland for so long now, without getting anything more than vague hint of what the movie is actually about, that it seems inevitable that the actual film must be a disappointment. So is it?
Not at all. In fact, it’s a glorious reminder — in this era of reboots and remakes and sequels and based-on-something-else movies — of the joy of discovery that we get far less frequently at the movies these days. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.
Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:
“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”
Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »
- Oli Davis
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).
While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:
“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”
The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »
- Oli Davis
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Tomorrowland
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and stars Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), George Clooney (Gravity), Hugh Laurie (House), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch).
Tomorrowland is set to open on May 22nd.
- Gary Collinson
Nick Offerman is the latest star to board the upcoming McDonald's biopic.
He will play Dick McDonald, who is coerced into giving more of the business over to investor Ray Kroc (Keaton), who goes on to take full control.
Kroc worked alongside Mac and Dick McDonald at their fast food restaurant in southern California, before buying the company and turning it into a household name.
It was recently announced that The Founder will be released in the Us on November 25, 2016. »
The actress will likely star as the first wife of Keaton's Ray Kroc, the man who transformed the fast food chain into a global franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will depict the struggles in their marriage as Kroc becomes consumed with his ambition for McDonald's.
Kroc worked with Mac and Dick McDonald at their fast food restaurant in southern California, before buying the company and turning it into a household name.
It was recently announced that The Founder will be released in the Us on November 25, 2016. »
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