17 items from 2013
It's been a glamorous few weeks for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - she's been in the South of France since the Cannes Film Festival last month, and now boyfriend Jason Statham has joined her getaway. On Saturday, Jason and Rosie hung out poolside in Cap d'Antibes, where Rosie rocked a bright green bikini when she wasn't showing Pda on a balcony with Jason. They were back out in the sun today, when Rosie lounged in a printed bikini and sarong while Jason stayed cool in a shirt. Jason made the trip overseas after wrapping work on Heat in Las Vegas and letting loose with the cast at a bash at Daylight Beach Club's Eclipse party. Jason had more than one reason to celebrate, though, since Fast & Furious 6 continued its box office success, landing at second place after its huge opening weekend at the beginning of the month. View Slideshow › »
- Lauren Turner
Les Hill will play one of the leads and co-produce Bride of the Dead, an Australian zombie horror/romance/adventure/comedy.
The film will mark the feature writing and directing debut of Ryan Eckersley, who cut his teeth as a director on Neighbours and Big Brother. Eckersley has teamed up with executive producer Robert Lewis Galinsky and they are confident of raising the budget of $5-8 million from private investors..
Set in a post-Apocalyptic world, the plot follows a woman named Samantha who gets engaged to her boyfriend Peter. During his buck.s party at a zombie strip club, Peter is bitten on the arm. He flees the city to protect Samantha and she hires Jack, who is struggling to let go of his past, to help find her fiancé before he becomes a zombie. Jack and his band of brothers are zombie hunters, employed by life insurance companies to find infected people, »
- Don Groves
The English Teacher, which drips with an “indie” feel, has only one real problem, and that’s its internal struggle over whether or not to aim for subtlety. The story of a stereotypical ideal, in this case that of a bookworm nerd turned English teacher, this is a movie that starts out with that mocking notion many High Schoolers have of what certain teachers are like at home, and then drives a train through that life to see what we can make with the rubble. Apart from setting up our teacher, Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), as such an anti-role model for the book crowd (“See, that’s what people who read are like”), it’s an interesting concept, and potentially a fun ride. This is especially true when we move into the particulars of her fall from grace, and what she manages to do about it.
But, there’s a balancing act going on here, »
- Marc Eastman
The indie dramedy The English Teacher tells the story of Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a 40-year-old, unmarried high school English teacher in small town Pennsylvania. With no children and no relationships to speak of, her life is uncomplicated, which is just how she likes it. Her greatest passion and her biggest fulfillment comes from helping her impressionable young students discover their own creative voices, until a former star student (Michael Angarano) returns and threatens to undo it all. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Julianne Moore and Michael Angarano talked about how they came to the project, what they enjoyed most about playing their characters, and how much they enjoyed the experience of working with each other. Julianne also spoke about the next film she’ll be shooting, Maps to the Stars, directed by David Cronenberg, while Michael spoke about how he’s shooting the remake of Heat with Jason Statham, »
- Christina Radish
Not to be confused with the John Wells-directed drama of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau's Chef will instead be an indie comedy both directed by and starring Favreau himself. Joining him will be the world-renowned billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr. The story centers on "a man (Favreau) who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family." Also starring are Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. Hit the jump for casting news for Nicole Kidman and Stephen Lang. Variety reports that Downey Jr. and Favreau will team up for Chef. Favreau had the following to say about the picture: “Setting a film in the culinary world of Los Angeles offers wonderful opportunities for a character driven comedy.” In less savory news, Deadline reports that Kidman will be executive producing and starring in »
- Dave Trumbore
Sofia Vergara showed off her curves in a tight white t-shirt and figure-hugging red skirt for Cosmopolitan's June issue, which hits newsstands on May 7. She's been busy with her starring role on ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family, along with filming for her big-screen project Heat. Sofia's blossoming career isn't the only reason she's making headlines recently, though, since her love life and talks of expanding her family have also put her in the spotlight. Sofia touched on the personal topics in the magazine and shared how she stays "sexy" at home. She also addresses the moment she knew she had "made it" in Hollywood. Here are the highlights from Sofia Vergara in Cosmopolitan - and also check out Sofia's best red carpet moments over the years! On setting a wedding date with fiancé Nick Loeb: "He was already married with a big wedding and I was already married with a big wedding, »
- Meghan Rooney
News Simon Brew 16 Apr 2013 - 06:30
As Michael Bay's new movie, Pain & Gain, begins its worldwide roll-out, the maker of on-screen mayhem is preparing to make his fourth film in the Transformers series. Set for release in June next year, Transformers 4 is a bit of a shake-up for the series, with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor already on board.
At the CinemaCon event currently taking place in the States, Bay has now also announced that Stanley Tucci is the latest addition to the cast. Tucci, recently seen in The Hunger Games and currently filming Heat with the mighty Jason Statham, is taking on a thus-far unknown role. If you get a chance though, do check out a film he directed - Big Night. It's excellent, and features »
Find out what B.J. Novak will write about - Splitsider Another '90s TV star heads to Girl Meets World - Vulture Who are the most overpaid actors in Hollywood? - HuffPost Entertainment More stars join Jason Statham's Heat remake - Moviefone The lamest movie monsters ever - Cracked Best quotes from Glee this week - BuddyTV One of this week's releases could be the worst movie of the year - Rotten Tomatoes Wayne and Garth will reunite - NextMovie What's the deal with Disconnect? - The Daily Beast Kristin Chenoweth signs on for Matthew Broderick's pilot - The Hollywood Reporter Sneak a peek at Ellen DeGeneres's California home - Popsugar Home »
- Maggie Pehanick
The remake of Heat starring Jason Statham got knocked down a couple pegs recently when Brian De Palma opted not to direct, and Con-Air and The Expendables 2 helmer Simon West took over. While West is good at fun action, it would have been nice to see someone like De Palma work with Statham. Anyway, the film is still on track and recently Sofia Vergara joined the cast. Now some more supporting members have turned up as Deadline reports Stanley Tucci, Michael Angarano, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia and Cedric the Entertainer have all joined the the remake of the 1986 thriller. More below! For those just joining us, Statham is playing Nick Escalante, a compulsive gambler who works "security" jobs in Las Vegas. When his prostitute friend (Vergara) gets roughed up by a sadistic member of the mob, Escalante turns vigilante and heads out for revenge. Angarano will play »
- Ethan Anderton
This morning we've got a set photo round-up for your viewing pleasure: Need for Speed – The adaptation of the popular video game series is going to have some absolutely sick cars. Even the sheriff has a sweet ride. The film opens March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malik, Harrison Gilbertson, and Michael Keaton. Heat - The story enters on Nick Escalante (Jason Statham), a compulsive gambler on the streets of Vegas who takes odd jobs providing “security” to support his addiction. The film also stars Sofia Vergara and Michael Angarano. Untitled Abscam Movie – David O. Russell's film is based a real-life undercover sting operation called “Abscam”, which was set up in the late 70s-early 80s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. The film stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, »
- Matt Goldberg
Sofia Vergara and Jason Statham readied themselves for a day of work on Heat in New Orleans yesterday. A recently blonder Sofia couldn't contain her laughter before getting to work, while Jason kept his serious face on as the two to the set. Later on, Sofia shared a photo on Twitter while shooting in a restaurant. She's getting down to business after a recent visit to her native Colombia, which she also documented thoroughly on social media. Both Jason and Sofia will have a busy Summer ahead. Sofia has The Smurfs 2 coming out in July, Machete Kills in September, and Fading Gigolo coming to theaters this year, while her costar prepares for Fast & Furious 6, Homefront, and another action film, Hummingbird. View Slideshow › »
- Michelle Manning
Sofia Vergara and Jason Statham readied themselves for a day of work on Heat in New Orleans yesterday. A recently blonder Sofia couldn't contain her laughter before getting to work, while Jason kept his serious face on as the two walked over to the set. This is the first time either actor has been seen working on the film and Sofia shared a photo on Twitter while shooting in what appeared to be a restaurant. Both Jason and Sofia will have a busy Summer ahead. Sofia has The Smurfs 2 coming out in July, Machete Kills in September, and Fading Gigolo coming to theaters this year, while her costar prepares for Fast & Furious 6, Homefront, and Jason's next action film, Hummingbird. View Slideshow › »
- Michelle Manning
Sofia Vergara went back to Colombia this past weekend to celebrate Barranquilla's Bicentennial, her hometown.
On Sunday, in the Plaza de la Paz, Barranquilla celebrated its two centuries with a spectacle of lights, videos and music. The actress got on stage along with other well known personalities and sang Colombia's national anthem amid a carnaval of streamers and a chorus of children all dressed in white.
That afternoon, the mayor honored four people from Barranquilla who have been recognized internationally: Sofia Vergara, former baseball player Edgar Rentería, designer Silvia Tcherassi and singer Shakira, who was not able to attend the event.
"Every time I'm in Barranquilla, I see it's gotten better," said the actress during a press conference. "I'm so happy to be in Barranquilla. This is my home, these are my people and I'm proud to be Barranquillera and happy to have celebrated my land's 200 years with so many »
- People En Español
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this afternoon. Briefly: Kiefer Sutherland is in talks to play the villain opposite Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii. Mark Duplass is joining Melissa McCarthy and Shirley MacLaine in the roadtrip comedy Tammy, which McCarthy will co-direct. Michael Angarano (Red State) is set to costar in the remake of Heat with Jason Statham. Hit the jump for more details. Per Heat Vision, Kiefer Sutherland is in final negotiations to star as the antagonist (besides the volcano) in director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster movie Pompeii. The film takes place in 70 A.D. and stars Kit Harington as Milo, the slave of a shipping tycoon, who dreams of the day he can be free and marry his master’s daughter. He soon finds out that she’s been promised to a corrupt Roman senator »
- Adam Chitwood
• After a reported six months of negotiations, Jason Sudekis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day are set to reprise their roles as Kurt, Nick, and Dale for Horrible Bosses 2. The first film grossed over $200 million worldwide on a $35 million budget, so it’s no surprise that New Line was eager to try out a sequel. Business aside, this seems like great news. Not only is the cast remaining intact, we’re getting the same writing (John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein) and directing (Seth Gordon) team, and Jamie Foxx is still in talks to reprise his role as Motherf—– Jones too. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is in negotiations to topline opposite Jason Statham in Heat, the remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds action pic, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Simon West is directing the project, which is being produced by Sj Pictures, Quad Productions and Current Entertainment. The story centers on a recovering gambler-turned-hired bodyguard (Statham) working in Vegas who decides to help a friend (Vergara) after she is attacked by the mob but gets in over his head as he seeks revenge. Both the 1986 movie and this new Heat are adaptations of the novel by William
- Borys Kit
Opening this weekend is director Taylor Hackford’s (Ray) Parker. Based on the novel Flashfire by Donald E. Westlake (published under the pseudonym Richard Stark) the crime thriller stars Jason Statham as the title character, a professional thief with a strict personal code of ethics. Parker doesn’t steal from people who can’t afford it, he doesn’t hurt people who don’t deserve it, and if you break his rules he will hunt you down and make you pay. When his team double crosses him on the job and leaves him for dead he tracks them to Palm Beach with a mission for vengeance. The film also stars Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte, Clifton Collins, Wendell Pierce and Micah Hauptman. During the recent Los Angeles press day I got to talk with Statham. He talked about Hackford’s approach to the action genre, what it took to pull off the stunts, »
- Haleigh Foutch
17 items from 2013
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