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Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs in the Universal film, Natalie Portman also in talks

26 November 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs, has had quite a wild ride over the last month. In the latest turn of events, the film was picked up by Universal with Michael Fassbender now officially cast in the role of the legendary tech icon Steve Jobs.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Last month, Sony Pictures was eyeing Seth Rogen to play Jobs’ right-hand man Steve Wozniak. It was only days later that Christian Bale, then set to play Jobs, walked away from the role of the Apple founder after much deliberation and conflicting feelings that he wasn’t right for the part. Sony dropped the project soon after Bale exited the film and it was quickly snatched up by its current owner Universal, who have now confirmed Fassbender in the leading role.

Jobs is to be scripted by Aaron Sorkin, based upon Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs. It’s said to be structured in three long passages, »

- William Fanelli

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Rooney Mara Cast As Tiger Lily In ‘Pan’

13 March 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rooney Mara is going to Neverland. The actress is said to be in talks to play the Native American princess, Tiger Lily in Joe Wright’s 3D epic Pan. Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund are already set to star.

Written by Jason Fuchs, Pan tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan.

Hugh Jackman will star as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund will play Captain Hook. According to TheWrap, “Wright is planning to create a world that is very international and multi-racial, effectively challenging audiences’ preconceived notions of Neverland and reimagining the environment.” (So then where are the “multi-racial” actors?)

Mara is a great choice for Tiger Lily, mainly because she’s one of the best actresses in her generation. (We’re still »

- Laura Frances

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What’s Next for the Oscar Nominated Actors and Directors?

21 February 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

Hollywood is a business of looking forward to the next thing and trying to predict what changes will come. It’s also not out of the ordinary for Oscar nominees to parlay that nomination/win into future work. So with that, let’s take a look at the next projects for the actors and directors nominated at the Oscars.

Best Actress

Amy Adams

Next Project:  Lullaby and Big Eyes

Oscar Potential: There is already rumblings of a campaign being crafted for her to win the Oscar for Big Eyes. She’s now a five time nominated actress and those “overdue!” voices will only get louder.

Cate Blanchett

Next Project: The Monuments Men, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Knight of Cups, Untitled Terrence Malick Project

Oscar Potential: There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of Oscar »

- Terence Johnson

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