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Jimmi Simpson Joins ‘Hap & Leonard’

22 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jimmi Simpson (House Of Cards, The Newsroom) has been cast as a regular in Sundance's straight-to-series drama Hap And Leonard. There is no official word yet on Christina Hendricks, who has been in talks for awhile about joining the project. The show follows the story of Hap Collins and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a black, openly gay Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was homosexual, Leonard was… »

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The Big Short begins filming, cast officially announced

22 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have today announced the start of production on The Big Short, their A-list ensemble piece that is currently filming in New Orleans.

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay is directing the film which stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Brad Pitt (Fury), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Ryan Gosling (Drive), as well as newly announced additions Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter).

McKay re-wrote the film from a previous script from Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), which is based on bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The book tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Tracy Letts (Homeland), Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom), John Magaro (Unbroken »

- Scott J. Davis

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Pitt, Carell and Gosling are making 'The Big Short' for Paramount

21 April 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Via press release Paramount announced today that Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling have joined director Adam McCay's The Big Short

From Paramount:

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »

- Philip Sticco

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The Big Short Starts Shooting With Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt

21 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Writer/director Adam McKay is not only funny, but he's passionate about the economic disparity that plagues this country. Aside from the fact that I love most of his movies, I love his political outrage, which I find to be well-honed and persistent but in a way that's not irritating and actually has a chance of reaching people beyond the converted. So while The Big Short looks like it will be markedly less humorous than his other films (on purpose, it's a drama), I'm betting he nails it. And he'll have a lot of great help too. We reported earlier that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale were onboard the film, and provided a more recent update that Steve Carell had joined the team. Now comes the news that The Big Short has started shooting and that Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei have joined the cast. McKay and Charles Randolph »

- Evan Dickson

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Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling To Star In The Big Short Film

21 April 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”).

The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Rounding out the cast is Tracy Letts (“Homeland,” “Elvis & Nixon”), Hamish Linklater (“The Newsroom, »

- Michelle McCue

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Showtime's Smug 'HAPPYish' Is a Curmudgeon's Defense of Society's Most Sacred Cow

21 April 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the spirit of "HAPPYish," Showtime's self-satisfied new satire of American culture, let's skip the pleasantries. Our first sight of protagonist Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) is of his outstretched middle finger, a taunting "Fuck you!" to the viewer that more or less expresses the sour, pissing-contest bravado of the entire exercise: like Thomas Jefferson, "Mad Men," brands, Jewish mothers, and teenagers, we're easy targets for creator Shalom Auslander's palpable rage against the machine of modern life, laid out in Thom's opening monologue with all the subtlety of an eighth grader's five-paragraph essay. "What the fuck is happiness?" he asks, with an audible sneer. "A BMW? A thousand Facebook friends? A million Twitter followers?" It's as if the Aaron Sorkin of HBO's "The Newsroom" rode into Matthew Weiner's artful drama on his high horse and stripped away all but the most irksome "kids these days" »

- Matt Brennan

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Showtime's Smug 'HAPPYish' Is a Curmudgeon's Defense of Society's Most Sacred Cow

21 April 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the spirit of "HAPPYish," Showtime's self-satisfied new satire of American culture, let's skip the pleasantries. Our first sight of protagonist Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) is of his outstretched middle finger, a taunting "Fuck you!" to the viewer that more or less expresses the sour, pissing-contest bravado of the entire exercise: like Thomas Jefferson, "Mad Men," brands, Jewish mothers, and teenagers, we're easy targets for creator Shalom Auslander's palpable rage against the machine of modern life, laid out in Thom's opening monologue with all the subtlety of an eighth grader's five-paragraph essay. "What the fuck is happiness?" he asks, with an audible sneer. "A BMW? A thousand Facebook friends? A million Twitter followers?" It's as if the Aaron Sorkin of HBO's "The Newsroom" rode into Matthew Weiner's artful drama on his high horse and stripped away all but the most irksome "kids these days"...

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- Matt Brennan

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Olivia Munn teases X-Men: Apocalypse's Psylocke costume on Instagram

17 April 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Olivia Munn has given fans the first look at what is thought to be her X-Men: Apocalypse costume.

The 34-year-old actress and model posted a closely cropped snap to Instagram, showing her modelling a metallic blue latex one-piece with matching gloves.

If the latex fits...

A photo posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:48pm Pdt

The Newsroom star will play mutant Psylocke in the upcoming superhero blockbuster opposite X-Men franchise veterans Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

Munn's casting was announced by director Bryan Singer on Monday (April 13). She joins new X-Men cast members Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy and Lana Condor on the project.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May 27, 2016.

Watch Sophie Turner discuss the "little twist" she is giving to Jean Grey below: »

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This Olivia Munn Picture Is Probably An X-Men Psylocke Costume Tease

16 April 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Earlier this week, director Bryan Singer announced that The Newsroom actress Olivia Munn would be playing Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. Now only days later, the actress has posted this tease of the look her character might be rocking in the 2016 blockbuster. Check it out below! If the latex fits... A photo posted by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:48pm Pdt The actress posted this image on Instagram of what could likely be her Psylocke costume in the film, with the caption "If the latex fits." With principal photography scheduled to begin next month, all the actors are likely going through costume tests right now, so her outfit may go through some alterations before arriving at the final product we.ll see on the big screen. Perhaps in the coming weeks we.ll see costume teases for the other mutants, too. Like many superheroes, Psylocke has gone through several »

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Emmys shockeroo: Guest actresses Jane Fonda, Geena Davis must go supporting

15 April 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In an effort to define what it truly means to be a "guest" star, the Emmys introduced a new rule this year that only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes may enter the guest categories. Those who appear in half or more of the season's episodes must now go supporting. Among the actresses affected by this rule change are Jane Fonda, who popped up in three of the six episodes of "The Newsroom," and Geena Davis, who was seen in 12 of the 24 episodes of "Grey's Anatomy." -Break- Now that they've been cruelly thrown out of the guest star race, will Fonda and Davis get their revenge on the Emmys in the Best Drama Supporting Actress category? Hurry -- make your predictions now and you could win our $1,000 prize as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a leading role in next year's Top 24 Users »

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The 100's Adina Porter Joins Wgn America Slavery Drama Underground

15 April 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Adina Porter’s new role will take her Underground.

The actress will play a woman who helps slaves find their way along the Underground Railroad in Wgn America’s forthcoming historical drama, per our sister site Deadline.

Porter, whose extensive resume includes roles on The 100, True Blood and The Newsroom, will portray Pearly Mae. The character is instrumental in spreading a song that contains clues that lead escaping slaves to freedom.

Related Wgn American Greenlights Appalachia Drama

The one-hour drama, which was ordered straight to series in February, “follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from »

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Olivia Munn Confirmed as Psylocke in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

14 April 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bryan Singer sure loves social media and with a history of using Twitter or Instagram to make announcements, it should come as no surprise to see him at it again.

This time he’s used the latter to break the welcome news that Olivia Munn will be starring as fan-favourite Psylocke in next year’s X-men: Apocalypse.

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Apr 13, 2015 at 1:04pm Pdt

Olivia Munn (The Newsroom’s Sloan Sabbith) has secured the role of Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock Aka Psylocke, a powerful mutant adept at mixing her telekinetic and martial arts skills to deadly effect, even focusing her powers into a ‘psychic knife’ attack.

No details about the character’s role in the film are currently known and it remains to be seen how much of her complicated backstory from the comics – including a superhero brother, »

- Mike McCarthy

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Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, starring Michael Caine and Rachel Weisz

14 April 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Youth, the latest film from Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Il Divo), and you can view it below…

Starring Michael Caine (Interstellar), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Harvey Keitel (The Congress), Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) and Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), the film see Caine as a retired orchestra conductor vacationing in an Alpine resort who receives an invitation to perform for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

In addition to the trailer, rumours are that the film could debut at this years Cannes Film Festival, for which the official line-up is announced on Thursday, April 16th.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Olivia Munn Is Psylocke & Ben Hardy Is Angel In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

13 April 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Three big superhero movies start shooting this spring: "X-Men: Apocalypse," "Captain America: Civil War," and "Suicide Squad." That means lots of details will be forthcoming for these movies, so let's dip into the world of mutants shall we? Bryan Singer has been busy making confirmations and announcements about "Apocalypse." Firstly, over at Empire, he revealed that Angel will be played by "EastEnders" star Ben Hardy. “Ben Hardy is Angel — I shall confirm it for you! But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…,” the director teased, also dropping some concept art, which you can check out below. Read More: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is Set In 1983, But Why That Year? Meanwhile, over on Instagram, he revealed that Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom," "Magic Mike") will take the part of Betsy Braddock, Aka Psylocke. The last time we saw the character was in "X-Men 3: The Last Stand, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Newsroom's Olivia Munn to play Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

13 April 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Olivia Munn has been cast in director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Newsroom actress will be playing the mutant Psylocke opposite X-Men veterans Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

Psylocke possesses telekinetic and telepathic abilities, and has been a stable of the Marvel Comics series dating back to 1976.

Munn has previous experience in comic book adaptations, having portrayed the reporter Chess Roberts in Iron Man 2.

The actress joins new X-Men cast members Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy and Lana Condor.

Singer broke the casting announcement on Twitter: "Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen."

Oscar Isaac also has a major role in the X-Men: Days of Future Past sequel as the power-mad mutant Apocalypse.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May 27, 2016. »

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Olivia Munn cast as Psylocke in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse

13 April 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Through his Instagram account this evening, Bryan Singer has announced that Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, Magic Mike) has been cast as Psylocke in the director’s latest X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Munn has signed on to play Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke.

In the comics, Psylocke is “a precognitive with telepathic powers, the ability to project her astral self, and the ability to project directed psionic energy.” The character was previously been portrayed on screen by Meiling Melancon in X-Men: The Last Stand.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 and stars X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee »

- Scott J. Davis

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Olivia Munn to Play Psylocke in Next Summer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

13 April 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Perhaps the only thing more abundant than Disney's plans for a new live-action adaptation of their animated classics is news of yet another cast member joining the mutant ranks of X-Men: Apocalypse. And today brings one more addition to the comic book sequel with director Bryan Singer revealing on Instagram that "The Newsroom" and Magic Mike co-star Olivia Munn will be taking the role of Betsy Braddock, who fans probably know better as the psychic warrior Psylocke. The character was only briefly glimpsed in X-Men: The Last Stand, but this will be the first time the mutant will be prominently featured. Here's the X-Men: Apocalypse casting update from Bryan Singer himself today: Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Apr 13, 2015 at 1:04pm Pdt Psylocke has also been one of the title villain Apocalypse's (Oscar Isaac) Four Horseman, so »

- Ethan Anderton

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Iron Man 2 Actress Olivia Munn Cast As 'Psylocke' In X-men: Apocalypse

13 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A few weeks ago, we heard Fox was actively looking to cast the role of Psylocke in their upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, and now, with production set to kick off shortly, it looks like they've finally found their actress. In an Instagram post, director Bryan Singer has announced that Olivia Munn will join the giant ensemble cast of the upcoming sequel to 2014's X-Men: Days Of Future Past as the telepathic Betsy Braddock a.k.a. Psylocke! This marks Munn's second foray into the comic book movie genre as she also had a small part in 2010's Iron Man 2. A few of her other recent projects include roles in Lionsgate's Mortdecai, HBO's The Newsroom, and NBC's Chuck. What do you guys think of the casting? Sound off with your thoughts below!    Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Apr »

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X-men: Apocalypse: Olivia Munn Is Psylocke

13 April 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse continues to grow, and Olivia Munn is the latest addition to the ensemble. Director Bryan Singer announced on Instagram today that the Newsroom and The Daily Show alum has signed on to play Betsy Braddock in the X-Men: Days of Future Past follow-up. Braddock is, of course, otherwise known as Psylocke, a mutant with the power of telepathy. In Psylocke’s early appearances she simply played with her telepathic powers, but she later transformed into a Japanese ninja assassin, giving her additional highly developed fighting skills. Munn is of Chinese descent and was raised in Japan before moving back to the States, so it’ll be interesting to see if this iteration of Psylocke begins with her assassin powers intact, or if she’s simply a telepath. I like Munn a lot (she was the highlight of The Newsroom), so whatever the case, I'm excited »

- Adam Chitwood

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Bryan Singer thinks Olivia Munn is a Psylocke for an 'X-Men' role

13 April 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I used to make semi-frequent appearances on "Attack Of The Show," it was always made easier by co-hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn. Kevin walked that fine line between game show host and uber-nerd, and Olivia was the living embodiment of Amazing Amy's "Cool Girl" speech. Since she's made the jump to acting full-time, Munn's been defined, like most actors, by the strength of the material she's given. In the best written scenes on "The Newsroom," she's proven herself a fairly sharp and interesting performer. Bryan Singer seems to be a fan based on this Tweet: Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen https://t.co/5f42gazret — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 13, 2015   Psylocke is a character who's had about as complicated a history as any of the X-Men, and Munn should make an interesting physical match for the character. Sounds like they're using "X-Men: Apocalypse" to »

- Drew McWeeny

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