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According to Deadline, the search for a John Connor is now over as Terminator: Genesis has cast Jason Clarke in the lead role. Said to be a reboot, the film will be scripted by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, with Alan Taylor behind the camera. Other than that, details on this one are pretty scarce. We do know, however, that casting for the role of Sarah Connor is currently underway and the frontrunners are Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson.
Though not a household name just yet, Clarke is well on his to the A-list. Starting with 2012′s Lawless, the actor has been on the rise ever since, snagging big roles in Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gasby and White House Down. He’ll also be seen in upcoming high-profile projects like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups.
While I personally think »
- Matt Joseph
Hard-working Aussie Jason Clarke made an impression on moviegoers in 2012's "Zero Dark Thirty," but "Terminator 5" could be his chance to break big. Clarke, who played a tough CIA operative in the Kathryn Bigelow drama, is up for the role of John Connor in a new take on this time-traveling franchise.
There's not a lot of information out there on how this film will fit into the "Terminator" universe, but it should be interesting to see how it plays out. Paramount and director Alan Taylor are still hashing out the details of who will play John's mom Sarah Connor -- it's split between Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson -- but things are looking good for Clarke. (It also helps that the buff actor already worked with producer Megan Ellison on "Zdt.")
Clarke's been busting his hump in Hollywood for years, so it's cool to see the actor's star continue to rise. »
- Jenni Miller
While "Knight Of Cups" and "Untitled Music Scene Movie That Probably Won't Have Christian Bale In It Anymore" are still out in the wild, waiting to be completed, for those aching for some more Terrence Malick, this is one affiliated project that will get your 2014 off to a happy start. The reclusive director is producing "The Better Angels," the directorial debut of his protégé and collaborator A.J. Edwards. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling and Wes Bentley star in this evidently black-and-white film about the early years of Abraham Lincoln, with Kruger and Clarke as his parents. The official synopsis: Set in the harsh wilderness of Indiana, this is the story of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. It tells of the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. Hanan Townshend ("To The Wonder") is scoring the film, and yeah, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Terrence Malick has let many collaborators into his secretive, creative lair but only a select few have become regulars. But it looks like Hanan Townshend will join folks like production designer Jack Fisk, editor Billy Weber and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki as one of the lucky few. The composer has reunited with the filmmaker to score the director's upcoming "Knight of Cups," his second straight gig with Malick after composing the score for "To the Wonder." Of course, little is actually known of the plot, but it will feature in varying capacities (depending on who gets cut or not): Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Ryan O'Neal, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman and Shea Whigham. But that's not all Townshend is working on. He's also been hired to contribute additional music to the Malick-produced "The Green Glade Rises," which »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Malick shot both films - "Knight Of Cups" and an untitled Austin music scene project - starting in 2011 with some of the cast members crossing over. Bale is a major character in 'Knight' but only has a small role in the music project. He tells Thompson On Hollywood:
"With 'Knight of Cups' I was there the whole time. The other one I unfortunately wasn't able to do everything I was meant to do, so I ended up doing like three, four days on that. Which in Terry's world means you're never going to see me in it."
Malick famously crafts his film in post-production, to the point that scores of actors who film scenes are left on the cutting room floor. »
- Garth Franklin
The actor, who will star in Malick's other upcoming project Knight of Cups, said that he had filmed less for the other movie than was originally planned.
"With Knight of Cups I was there the whole time," Bale told Thompson on Film.
"The other one I unfortunately wasn't able to do everything I was meant to do, so I ended up doing like three, four days on that. Which in Terry's world means you're never going to see me in it."
Bale promised that both films - neither of which has announced its release date - are moving ahead quickly.
"I've been doing [Knight of Cups post-production] for months," he said. "Terry is on fire.
"They're both going to get finished. There's no doubt about it. When, I can't tell you. But they're both going to get finished. »
Christian Bale is having a pretty swell 2013 as the star of two fairly prestigious films, Out of the Furnace and American Hustle, but he also has a pair of highly anticipated Terrence Malick films on the horizon—or so we thought. In late 2011 and throughout 2012, the newly prolific Malick began production on two new films that were to be shot back-to-back, one focusing on the music industry (previously titled Lawless) and another taking place in Hollywood (Knight of Cups). Bale is the star of the latter and also shot scenes for the music film, but now the actor has revealed that he’ll probably be cut out of the untitled picture. Hit the jump for more, including a status update for both films. Speaking with Thompson on Hollywood, Bale revealed that he wasn’t able to fulfill his entire commitment to the untitled film: “With Knight of Cups I was there the whole time. »
- Adam Chitwood
And so 2013 draws to a close, and even though production started on two different, new Terrence Malick films back in 2011, there is still no sign of either "Knight Of Cups" or his Untitled Music Scene project. Both movies feature extensive, starry cast members who dropped by to work on the movie at various junctures, and both have plot details which are a mystery to everyone but Malick, but it looks like there is one major star you can likely count out of one of the projects. Christian Bale recently stopped by to chat with Thompson On Hollywood, and the inevitable question about the status of the Malick films came up, and he reveals that he basically wasn't really in the music scene movie. "With 'Knight of Cups' I was there the whole time. The other one I unfortunately wasn't able to do everything I was meant to do, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Christian Bale has an intensity that seeps into performances which leave fans awestruck. His passion for his craft, however, does not include self-promotion. With a pair of compelling perfs to tubthump, the excruciatingly private star now has to do his least favorite thing: face the media.
Christian Bale is the reluctant movie star.
Despite being regarded as one of the best actors of his generation, the enigmatic 39-year-old Brit has no interest in fame. His dashing, tall, dark and handsome looks are often concealed by the unattractive physical appearances and appurtenances of the characters he portrays. In an era when many of his contemporaries take to social media to connect with fans, he chooses to fly beneath the radar, straining to keep details of his personal life private and relying strictly on gut rather than a career strategy when picking roles. He is notoriously press shy, which has no doubt »
- Jenelle Riley
David O. Russell’s latest film, “American Hustle,” is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late ’70s/early ’80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New Jersey state senator, among others, on bribery charges. But try drawing parallels to the actual events and the producers will hedge their bets every time.
In fact, the film begins with the qualifier “Some of this actually happened,” an indication that the filmmakers took the theme of hustling and ran with it as a metaphor for survival.
“All of these characters are hustling in their personal lives and in their professional lives,” says Charles Roven, a producer on the film along with his Atlas Entertainment partner Richard Suckle, and Annapurna Pictures chief Megan Ellison. “But they’re extremely relatable to a lot of people, because if we’re all truly being honest, we’ve definitely got »
- Steve Chagollan
Christian Bale has discussed his famously gravelly Batman voice.
The actor said that he had to "become a beast" in his approach to the audition for Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.
"I got there," he told MTV. "They put me in Val Kilmer's suit. It didn't even fit properly, and I stood in it and I went, 'I feel like an idiot'.
"What kind of guy walks around, dressed like a bat? And is then going to go, 'Hello, how are you? Just ignore that I'm dressed as a bat'.
"Of course, he's meant to be doing this. If you look at the history of the guy and the pain that he went through. I went, 'I can't do this in a normal voice. I have to become a beast in order to sell this to myself'."
He admitted that he and his wife had assumed that the audition was a failure. »
Todd Field is one of my favourite directors, despite having only directed two feature length films in 12 years. But who cares when those two films were the staggeringly unforgettable In The Bedroom and Little Children. Both of these dramas rocked to my core, and so it’s great to hear that the actor turned director (he was in Twister don’t you know?) is to return for a third film. The oxymoronic Beautiful Ruins , will star Imogen Poots as actress Dee Moray, in a highly complex dramatic piece based on the novel of the same name. Cross Creek Productions and Smuggler Films will bring this 1962 set novel to life and you can read the press release below.
Cross Creek Pictures along with Smuggler Films announced today that Imogen Poots is attached to star as the young ingénue, “Dee Moray,” in Todd Field’s Beautiful Ruins, based on the sensational #1New »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
• Career villain Javier Bardem has been offered the lead baddie role of the pirate Blackbeard in Peter Pan origin story Pan for Warner Bros. The tale follows an orphan through Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and fights against the pirates. [Deadline]
• Imogen Poots, who stars alongside Aaron Paul in the upcoming Need for Speed, has joined the cast of Beautiful Ruins, an adaptation of Jess Walter’s bestselling novel about an American actress in Italy for the Cleopatra shoot, a development assistant in present day Los Angeles, and a producer who started on the set of Cleopatra. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Cross Creek Pictures along with Smuggler Films announced today that Imogen Poots is attached to star as the young ingénue, "Dee Moray," in Todd Field's Beautiful Ruins, based on the sensational #1New York Times best-selling novel by Jess Walter, which has sold more than a million copies and been translated into 25 languages. Beautiful Ruins was adapted by Field and Walter, and Field will produce the film through Standard Film Company with Cross Creek's Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Smuggler Films' Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody. In addition, Adam Kassan will oversee production for Cross Creek Pictures. Filming starts May 2014 in Italy.
The epic story begins off the Ligurian coast in the spring of 1962 and centers on four characters whose orbit around one another is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throes of La Dolce Vita »
Jess Walter’s generation-spanning romance Beautiful Ruins tore up the bestseller charts and topped critical best-of lists when it was released last year, so no one was really surprised when Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films promptly snapped up rights to the film adaptation. Interest in the project shot up dramatically, however, when Todd Field, the acclaimed director of In the Bedroom and Little Children signed on to direct. Now, Beautiful Ruins has its first actress as Field has selected the rising Imogen Poots to star in the film.
Poots will portray Dee Moray, a gorgeous ingenue who escapes to an Italian village during the 1962 shoot of Cleopatra when she’s told that she is dying. Walter’s book followed her story while also exploring a parallel plot set in modern-day Hollywood.
- Isaac Feldberg
Todd Field will direct the adaptation of Jess Walter’s bestseller about a young actress on the Ligurian coast in 1962 at the time of La Dolce Vita and her relationship with four very different men, one of whom is Richard Burton.
Poots will play Dee Moray and the producers are out to casting for the male characters.
Field and Walters co-wrote the screenplay and will produce through Standard Film Company with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson and Smuggler Films’ Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody.
CAA packaged the project and represents domestic rights. No international sales agent was on baord at time »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Italian distribution company Adler Entertainment is making its Afm debut with ambitious plans to release between 15 and 18 titles a year, just as the country’s movie market is in flux following a drastic downsizing of Silvio Berlusconi’s Medusa film unit.
Unlike Eagle, which was purchased by Franco Tunisian entrepreneur Tarak Ben Ammar in 2007 after Italo banks claimed it had become financially overexposed, Adler is financed by private capital.“Italy is a very strange market, full of opportunity right now,” says Dammicco, noting that neither the majors nor anyone else has stepped in to fill the gap left by Medusa since the Italo box office has been sagging partly due to the country’s economic crisis. That, in turn, has caused pic »
- Nick Vivarelli
Exclusive: Resolution just signed Clifton Collins, Jr., in all areas. I’ve been watching this guy since he went mano a mano with Samuel Jackson in the Kevin Reynolds-directed One Eight Seven and his turn as murderer Perry Smith in Capote. He most recently co-starred in Pacific Rim and shot the Wally Pfister-directed Transcendence for Warner Bros and then back to back Terrence Malick projects Knight Of Cups and another that doesn’t yet have a title. Collins, who had been repped by Apa, is managed by Industry Entertainment and attorney David Krintzman. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
While fans have been excited about his sudden flurry of activity, 2013 has been a bit of a bumpy year for the always under-the-radar Terrence Malick. His latest "To The Wonder" found him getting the rockiest reviews of his career, while he's in the midst of a lawsuit with producers over his brewing documentary "Voyage Of Time." But, that being said, he's got two more movies cooking, "Knight Of Cups" and the still untitled Austin music scene set picture. And now, a minor update has arrived, but the short answer? He's still working on it, of course. Michael Fassbender recently talked with GQ as he continues his press run for "12 Years A Slave," and when asked about the Malick flick, he revealed that he's not certain he'll be in the movie. "I'm not sure," the actor said when asked if he was in the final cut or not. "I've got to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos ("Alps," 2010's superb "Dogtooth," which nabbed a Foreign-Language Oscar nomination) is making his English-language helming debut with "Lobster." He's lined up quite the talented cast: Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Lea Seydoux ("Blue Is the Warmest Color"), Ben Whishaw ("Skyfall," "The Hour") and Olivia Colman ("Tyrannosaur," "Broadchurch"). Count us excited for this one. Deadline describes the plot as an "unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death." The production is eyeing a March 2014 start. Lanthimos co-penned the script with his longtime collaborator Efthimis Filippou. Clarke was last seen in "The Great Gatsby" and has Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" and Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in the pipeline. Seydoux's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" finally hits stateside theaters October 25; she's got "Beauty and the Beast" coming up, as well as a role in Wes Anderson's. »
- Beth Hanna
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