8 items from 2014
Young Master Wayne and Selina Kyle, Aka Catwoman, have been chosen for Fox’s Batman prequel, Gotham. David Mazouz will play the tragedy-stricken Bruce, shortly after the murder of his parents and now under the care of Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee). Mazouz is best known for his role in Fox’s short-lived, Ascap Award-winning sci-fi series Touch alongside Keifer Sutherland and Danny Glover. That show managed two seasons before being cancelled. Portraying pre-Catwoman Selina will be Camren Bicondova, a relative newcomer to Hollywood, whose major claim to fame is being a runner-up on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew with her group, 8 Flavahs. She has also appeared in small roles in the horror flick Girlhouse and Cinedigm’s dance drama Battlefield America. Bicondova’s role as Selina will be as another orphaned teenager, well on her way to master thief as an expert pickpocket living on the streets of Gotham. With »
- Dustin Hucks
Described as a mix between “Back to the Future” and “Friday the 13th,” the story follows a girl grieving the loss of her mother, who was a scream queen in the 1980s. When she and her friends are mysteriously sucked into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie, Max is reunited with her mom and must face the pic’s crazed killer.
Joe Matukewicz and Chan Phung will oversee the project for Spwa.
The pic was originally set up at New Line, but when »
- Justin Kroll
Having starred alongside each other in Randall Miller’s Bottle Shock a few years back, Eliza Dushku and Bradley Whitford are reuniting with the director for his upcoming Gregg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider.
Midnight Rider is telling two stories: Gregg Allman’s journey from struggling artist through the formation and subsequent success of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw the musician succumb to the excesses of rock and roll; and Gregg Allman’s realization at 64 that he has to get clean for good or risk losing his life.
Dushku is set to play a small-town Southern »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Twilight Saga may have been a shamefully terrible chapter in teen-targeted cinema, but the series did act as a launch-pad for multiple actors and actresses, most notably Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed. Greene has demonstrated considerable acting talent in projects like Cbgb and ABC’s short-lived Pan Am, while Reed was one of the best parts of recent action fare like Catch .44 and Empire State. Greene already made her bid to become a Hollywood scream queen with 2012 flop The Apparition, and now, it’s Reed’s chance. The actress has just signed on to topline a Singapore-set horror film called Email, which will start shooting on location in Singapore this May.
Singaporean director Kelvin Tong will helm the flick for Spj Enterprises, a production company also based out of Singapore. Tong previously directed The Maid, which was widely considered to be one of the country’s first horror »
- Isaac Feldberg
New year, new movies, new news. Over at THR we hear of a new project for Olivia Thirlby, who this website wishes got more work, so hurrah. The project is called “The White Orchid,” and will be a California noir starring Thirlby as a social worker who gets involved in the investigation of a murder: that of the titular blonde. It'll also star Nichelle Nichols, the original Uhura, and will be directed by Steve Anderson.A little while ago we reported on news of an Allman Brothers biopic, “Midnight Rider,” set to be directed by Randall Miller ("Cbgb") and starring Tyson Ritter (of All-American Rejects) as Gregg Allman. That project continues apace, with news from THR that William Hurt has been cast as the older Gregg, looking back on his rise to stardom and doing his best to get clean in his old age.Keith Stanfield had a good 2013, with »
- Ben Brock
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurt is set to star as the present-day Allman in "Midnight Rider," an adaptation of the rocker's memoir, "My Cross to Bear." The film will focus on two stories: the rise of the younger Allman's success with The Allman Brothers Band and his wild rock-and-roll lifestyle, and his realization at age 64 that he must get clean and sober in order to survive.
Hurt joins the previously-cast Tyson Ritter, the lead singer of pop rockers The All-American Rejects, who'll play the debaucherous younger Allman. Wyatt Russell will play Duane Allman, Gregg Allman's brother and bandmate, who died in a motorcycle accident shortly after the group released its third album.
Ritter and Wyatt will perform vocals, guitar, piano, and organ in the film, rerecording classic Allman Brothers tracks like "Ramblin' Man" and "Midnight Rider. »
- Katie Roberts
Are you a fan of Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band? Then I have some potentially great news for you this morning. THR has learned William Hurt will star as the musician in the biopic Midnight Rider. The film is an adaptation of Allman's memoir My Cross to Bear, and will be directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock, Cbgb.) The biopic will actually feature two Gregg Allmans: Hurt will portray him when he was older and trying to stay sober, and The All-American Rejects lead singer »
- Jesse Giroux
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? The Lamberts are back, and they're still haunted! Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson (who's becoming the go-to guy for haunted house films!) return with Ty Simpkins in tow as the three try and find out why they're still hooked in to the spirit world.
What's It About? Nope, this isn't a making-of doc about Nicolas Cage in "The Wicker Man," it's about actual bees -- and specifically, the alarming rate at which they're disappearing around the world. Learn all about "colony collapse disorder" and why it's very bad news for pretty much everything on earth.
In or Out: In. The holidays are over. Take a break from all that cheer.
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- Jenni Miller
8 items from 2014
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