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Now that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has been released to close out the series, what's next for the huge and devoted fan community which has developed around it? Well, there are a few movies of interest on the 2013 release roster, and here are the ones I predict Twilight fans will enjoy the most. The Host (Mar. 29) - Based on the book by Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer ... The Hunger Games: Catching Fire /... The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones ... 'The Host' Photo credit: Little, Brown Books Beautiful Creatures ,,... Warm Bodies .. Ender's Game ... Safe Haven ... Oz: The Great and Powerful ... The Great Gatsby ... World War Z ... The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ... 21 And Over (Justin Chon) Cbgb (Ashley Greene) Decoding Annie Parker (Maggie Grace) Plush (Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet and Casey Labow, directed by Catherine Hardwicke) Empire State (Nikki Reed). »
Exclusive: Days after landing as a selection on the Black List, the Barbara Marshall spec script Peste has been acquired by Im Global Octane, the genre arm of Im Global. I’m surprised the script has lasted this long, considering it also made the Blood List (which covers genre scripts) and the Hit List before landing on the Black List. And also because it was written as the first part of a trilogy and aren’t franchises on every studio’s laundry list? In Peste, a teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, but she soon learns that the virus has invaded their house. Her video documents the family’s frantic struggle to find a cure before they are completely taken over by the Peste. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
The Daniel Stamm-directed psychological thriller is an English-language remake of the Thai pic 13: Game Of Death, about a guy who receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a big cash prize. He accepts the challenge as he’s in debt but soon he realizes he’s in over his head. Ron Perlman, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Tom Bower and Devon Graye have been added to the cast that already is toplined by Mark Webber and Rutina Wesley. The movie, to be distributed by Dimension Films in the U.S., begins shooting tomorrow. Im Global’s genre label Octane is producing and financing with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Kiki Miyake’s Little Magic Films. Im Global’s Stuart Ford, Deepak Nayar and Michael Roban, and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions executive produce with Somsak Techaratanaprasert. »
- MIKE FLEMING
Penned by Jeff Tetreault and directed by Huck Botko (2010 R-rated comedy The Virginity Hit), the story follows Rich Johnson (Gigandet), a rich, young womanizer whose penis splits from his body and takes human form (Thune).
Johnson will start erecting, uh-huh, I mean go into production October 10th in Chicago.
- Nick Martin
As you know, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is currently working with two of the Saga's alums - Cam Gigandet (James in Twilight) and Xavier Samuel (Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) - for her latest picture Plush. Now, first-glimpses at both in the film have been revealed! Hardwicke shared a first still image from the movie featuring Gigandet with Emily Browning (who was Stephenie Meyer's original choice for Bella, by the way) in a smoldering position on her Twitter page, while co-star James Kyson posted a pic of Samuel in his dark, rockstar-esque costume on his own Yfrog account. View slideshow: 'Plush' set pictures Director Catherine Hardwicke attends the after party of the Los Angeles premiere of Relativity Media's 'The Raven' held at the Los Angeles Theatre on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Relativity Media Looks like fan »
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Late last week, Drive writer Hossein Amini’s directorial debut, The Two Faces of January, which stars Viggo Mortensen, commenced principal photography in Greece. Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith (best known for the oft-adapted Ripley novels), it is described as a “stylish international thriller” about a Greek-speaking American (Oscar Isaac) who becomes infatuated with a beautiful, wealthy couple (Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) only to be introduced to a world of danger. The film, also written by Amini, will mark the third collaboration between producers Working Title and financiers Studio Canal, after Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Dan Mazer’s recently wrapped I Give It a Year.
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- Byron Camacho
Keaton will play the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes RoboCop. [Source: Heat Vision]
Browning's character finds herself in a spiral after losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose. [Source: Variety] »
- Garth Franklin
Catherine Hardwicke recently secured the funding she needs to get properly to work on her new thriller Plush. She’s not wasting any time recruiting more cast members for the movie, with Frances Fisher now signed on.Plush finds Emily Browning as a rising rock star who descends into a depression spiral after one of her band mates – who also happens to be her brother – dies following a drug overdose.But she finds new inspiration (not to mention more) in replacement guitarist (Xavier Samuel) who arrives to take his place. That is, until she realises that he might just be a madman.Fisher is joining a cast that also includes Cam Gigandet as, we’re assuming, Browning’s hubby (she’s apparently married with two kids, and Fisher’s character will be her new nanny).Hardwicke co-wrote the movie with Artie Nelson and is gearing up to start shooting soon. »
• Lithe rebel Evan Rachel Wood is in talks to star as a female trucker in 18 Wheel Butterfly, a road movie set in 1977 Texas with Twin Falls Idaho’s Michael Polish attached to direct. Scribed by Christian Divine, it’s slated as having a Thelma and Louise feel. Wood would take on the role of falsely accused Rainbeaux, who flees from law enforcement, bounty hunters and other truckers. The movie sounds like a perfect fit for Wood, known for her snarling charm on True Blood and as an intern in last year’s The Ides of March.
• Jennifer Jason Leigh has »
- Solvej Schou
Three projects took a big step toward theaters today: Im Global will finance Catherine Hardwicke's Plush, an erotic thriller led by Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, and Cam Gigandet. Strand Releasing has acquired the U.S. rights to Simon Aboud’s Comes a Bright Day. Craig Roberts and Imogen Poots star in the British production set during the robbery of a London jewelry store. Gkids signed a deal with Studiocanal to release an English-language version of Ernest & Celestinein the States in Fall 2013. Hit the jump for details on each project. According to THR, Plush just began shooting in Los Angeles this week. The report provides this logline: "[Plush is] about a rising rock star who, after losing her bandmate and brother to a drug overdose, finds herself in a downwards spiral. After her second album proves a commerical disaster, she becomes involved with a replacement guitarist, and their relationship soon crosses the line sexually. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Catherine Hardwicke began shooting her erotic thriller Plush in Los Angeles on Monday with a cast led by Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel and Cam Gigandet. Im Global is financing the film through its genre label Octane. The company was already on board as international sales agent and sold the film to a number of foreign distributors during the Cannes Film Market in May. Story: 'House of Lies' Actress Joining Catherine Hardwicke's 'Plush' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) is producing Plush, about a rising rock star who, after losing her bandmate and brother to a drug overdose, finds herself in a downwards
- Pamela McClintock
Los Angeles, August 27: Principal photography begins today in Los Angeles on erotic thriller Plush directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and produced by Jason Blum, producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise. The picture is being financed by Im Global’s genre label Octane. Plush stars a sexy young cast, including Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Uninvited), Xavier Samuel (Twilight Sage: Eclipse, Anonymous) and Cam Gigandet (Easy A, Never Back Down) in a story of rising rock star Hayley (Browning) who, after losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, finds herself in a downward spiral. The second album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster, but she finds new hope and friendship in Enzo ( Samuel), the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. However, their collaboration soon crosses the line sexually and Hayley, not wanting to betray her husband (Gigandet), retreats from Enzo’s advances. »
- MIKE FLEMING
Catherine and Arty Nelson penned the story of a young rocker (Emily Browning) who struggles to continue writing music while juggling the death of her brother and collaborator, a jealous husband, two kids, and a mysterious and infatuated guitarist. [Source: Just Jared]
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Waltz is reportedly up for the role of ;Black Zenga', but further character details were not provided. [Source: The Press Association]
- Garth Franklin
Things may not have worked out for the CW's The Secret Circle, but at the very least, the show's cancellation likely opened up star Thomas Dekker's schedule. The actor has signed on to join the cast of Plush, joining Cam Gigandet, Emily Browning and Dawn Olivieri in the thriller. Co-written and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Plush stars Browning as a rock star on the rise, who loses her brother in a drug overdose and, in addition to trying to move on and continue to write music, forms a friendship with guitarist Enzo (Xavier Samuel), which crosses a sexual line, as she's married with kids. Things take a dark turn when she begins to learn his troubled history. Dawn Olivieri is set to play the band's manager, and Cam Gigandet plays Browning's husband. And according to JustJared, Thomas Dekker has join the cast, though the site doesn't specify the nature »
With the fast approaching presidential election, the actual oval office isn’t the only thing in the news. Next to Antoine Fuqua’s competing presidential actioner Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, a thriller about a secret service agent faced with protecting the president when the White House is invaded by a paramilitary group. While it’s unsure whether America’s next vice-president will be Paul Ryan or Joe Biden, it has been confirmed that Michael Murphy has been elected to play the role of vice-president Alvin Hammond in the film. Rest assured, Murphy has plenty of experience for the role as he has played political figures in more than a few movie and television shows.
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Since making her screen debut in 2006, willowy actress Dawn Olivieri has scored roles on such hit shows as How I Met Your Mother, Entourage and True Blood. But her breakthrough came this year on the new Showtime series House of Lies. Playing the ruthless and lusty ex of Don Cheadle's cutthroat but charismatic consultant, Olivieri has been grabbing the notice of casting directors and filmmakers. While she's had to turn down a role in the new Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner Breacher to shoot season two of House of Lies, THR reports Olivieri has signed on to co-star in Catherine Hardwicke's follow-up to the flopped fantasy Red Riding Hood, an erotic thriller called Plush. Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) will headline the film, and previous reports had her playing a patient of a psychically gifted psychologist, whose shocked to discover this teen girl is as adept at delving into the minds »
As if the sexual tension in Catherine Hardwicke's ('Twilight', 'Red Riding Hood') new sexually tense thriller 'Plush' wasn't already at boiling point with the inclusion of eye candy for both the guys and girls an additional name has been added to the hot list. Sizzling actress Dawn Olivieri, star of such TV shows as 'The Vampire Diaries' and Showtime's 'House of Lies', has just joined the project and is set to play the band manager of 'Plush'. Cam Gigandet is set to play her husband whilst its the gorgeous Emily Browning ('Sucker Punch', 'Sleeping Beauty') who'll be rocking her socks off (and more hopefully). The flick, co-penned by Hardwicke along with Arty Nelson, will also star another Twilight Saga alumni in the form of Xavier Samuel ('Bait'). Head below for a welcome shot of Miss Olivieri. »
Gloss and his sister Cashmere are both competing in the Quarter Quell, a competition that could change Panem forever. [Source: Regator]
Dawn Olivieri ("House of Lies") is joining Catherine Hardwicke’s erotic thriller "Plush". Emily Browning plays a rising rock star and married mother of two who finds new hope and friendship in Enzo (Xavier Samuel), the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights.
She slowly discovers she may have let a madman into her home and family. Olivieri plays the band’s manager, the movie’s second female lead. Gigandet plays the husband. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
A bit of casting news to sum up for you today. Here are the particulars: Heather Graham played a memorable character in The Hangover but was absent in the follow-up. Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part III will see her return, alongside Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong. Alan Ritchson (Smallville) is set to play a returning tribute in Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) will join Catherine Hardwicke's erotic thriller, Plush, along with Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet. Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) has been cast in director Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic, Noah, which stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up, Variety reports that Graham will return as Jade, the Las Vegas stripper who wed Stu (Helms) in the first film. »
- Dave Trumbore
Dawn Olivieri, one of the stars of Showtime’s House of Lies, is joining in Catherine Hardwicke’s erotic thriller Plush. Story: 'House of Lies' Showrunner Makes Case for Long-Overdue Dramedy Category The movie centers on a rising rock star (Emily Browning) who, after losing her brother to a drug overdose, finds new hope and friendship in Enzo (Xavier Samuel), the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. The married mother of two crosses the sexual line, but as she slowly discovers the man’s dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her
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