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New 'Into the Woods' Poster Features Meryl Streep's Witch

September 16, 2014

Meryl Streep's Witch is the focus of this new poster for Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming fairytale musical, Into the Woods, coming to theaters on December 25th.

The film, directed by Rob Marshall, features a large cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie.

Based on the Tony-winning musical, Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Into the Woods Poster with Meryl Streep

Source: Walt Disney Pictures

Matthew McConaughey Graces New 'Interstellar' Poster

Paramount Pictures has debuted (via Empire) the official US one-sheet for Interstellar, the upcoming sci-fi adventure from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy).

The poster features Matthew McConaughey, who stars in the film opposite Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, David Gyasi, and Matt Damon.

Arriving in theaters November 7th, Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar Poster with Matthew McConaughey


Source: Empire

Leslie Mann Circling Audrey Griswold Role in 'Vacation' Reboot [Updated]

[Update] - Warner Bros. and New Line have announced that filming has begun. There is, however, no mention of Mann among the cast. You can read the full press release following our original story.

Leslie Mann is in talks to join New Line Cinema's Vacation, where she would take on the role of Audrey Griswold, reports THR.

The film, which starts shooting this week in Atlanta, is said to play like both a sequel and a reboot of the franchise that began with the 1983 Harold Ramis-directed comedy National Lampoon's Vacation and continued with European Vacation, Christmas Vacation and Vegas Vacation.

Ed Helms leads the cast as a now grown-up Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase in the original series), and will chronicle his experiences and misadventures with his own family. Christina Applegate will appear as his wife, while Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are set to make cameos in the movie. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also in talks to star.

The new film, according to the trade, will find Audrey married to an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall (played by Hemsworth).

The writing team behind 2011's Horrible Bosses, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, wrote the script for Vacation, which will also serve as their directorial debut.

BURBANK, Calif. The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, James and Kevin. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the classic “Vacation” comedies.

Goldstein & Daley (“Horrible Bosses,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”) wrote the script, based on characters created by John Hughes. David Dobkin (upcoming “The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Chris Bender (“We’re the Millers,” upcoming “Horrible Bosses 2”) are producing, with Marc S. Fischer serving as executive producer.

The directors’ behind-the-scenes creative team also includes director of photography Barry Peterson (the “Jump Street” films, “We’re the Millers”), production designer Barry Robison (“Wedding Crashers,” “Pitch Perfect”), and costume designer Debra McGuire (“Ted”).

“Vacation” is a New Line Cinema presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.



Source: The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)

Ben Foster Boards Disney's 'The Finest Hours'

Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, upcoming Warcraft) has joined the cast of Disney’s The Finest Hours. He'll star alongside Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger in the thriller, which Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm) will direct.

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. The Finest Hours is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (Cinderella Man) and Dorothy Aufiero (The Fighter). The screenplay is by Academy Award nominees Paul Tamsay & Eric Johnson (The Fighter) and Academy Award nominee Scott Silver (The Fighter, 8 Mile) based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias.

Disney will release The Finest Hours in the U.S. in Fall, 2015.

Source: Variety

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Courted for New 'Bourne' Movie

There may be another Bourne movie in Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass's future. According to Deadline, both are in talks with Universal to reunite for their third film in The Bourne Identity franchise. In addition, THR is reporting that Greengrass (who directed Damon in the second and third film, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum) would also provide the screenplay.

Should a deal be made, the plan is to make the reteam the next Bourne film to go into production and release it on July 16, 2016 - taking the date originally set aside for the untitled sequel to The Bourne Legacy, the 2012 spinoff starring Jeremy Renner as spy Aaron Cross. That film remains in development with Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin attached to direct.

The move would give Universal control over two super-successful franchises. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), together grossed over $731 million at the worldwide box office, while The Bourne Legacy went on to gross over $276 million worldwide in 2012.

Source: Deadline, THR

Jordan Vogt-Roberts Will Direct Tom Hiddleston in 'Skull Island'

We learned at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that Legendary Pictures was developing Skull Island, a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong and the island he calls home, with Max Borenstein (Godzilla) providing an original draft of the script. And while reports had Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish approached to direct, the studio has now officially announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will helm the project and Tom Hiddleston (Marvel's The Avengers) will star.

Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place will be the film's focus and offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.

In addition to directing and executive producing the Sundance darling The Kings of Summer, Vogt-Roberts has also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of FX’s new series “You’re the Worst” and is set to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony. His other credits include directing the pilot of “Cocked” for Amazon Studios and directing and executive producing the concert documentary Nick Offerman: American Ham.

Hiddleston’s credits include Midnight in Paris, Only Lovers Left Alive, and War Horse. He is also known for portraying Thor’s nemesis and brother, Loki, in Marvel’s Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and The Avengers. Upcoming projects include Legendary’s gothic horror Crimson Peak from director Guillermo del Toro, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light.

Universal Pictures will release Skull Island on November 4, 2016.

Source: Legendary Pictures

Sony Planning 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Redo

Sony Pictures is, according to Deadline, planning a reboot of the slasher flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer, with Oculus writer-director Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard re-adapting the original source material, the 1973 Lois Duncan book of the same name.

The original film, directed by Jim Gillespie, was released in 1997 and starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr., in a story that centers on four teens while celebrating their high school graduation are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits - and apparently kills - a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave, and he's looking for more than an apology.

I Know What You Did Last Summer went on to spawn a sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, in 1998. And was subsequently a third film in 2006, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, with that film going direct-to-video.

Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious franchise) produced the original film and will produce this one as well.

Source: Deadline

First-Look Images: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea'

September 15, 2014

They starred opposite one another in 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and now Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are teaming up once again. This time for By the Sea, a new drama which Jolie scripted and is directing. Today, several images from the film have come online, featuring the newlyweds (who are also producing the film), and you can check them out below.

The images arrive via Entertainment Weekly, who describe the film as being set in France during the mid-1970s. Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (Niels Arestrup) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer).

By the Sea is Jolie's third directorial effort. She was at the helm of 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey (for which she also provided the screenplay), a love story set against the Bosnian War, which received a Golden Globe nomination. She also directed the upcoming Louis Zamperini story, Unbroken, which is currently in post-production and arrives in theaters on Christmas day.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in By the Sea

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in By the Sea

Niels Arestrup and Brad Pitt in By the Sea

Source: EW

'Dracula Untold' Unleashes New TV Spot and Poster

A new IMAX poster has made its way online (via Fandango) for the Universal and Legendary Pictures release Dracula Untold.

Luke Evans transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.

Almost an entire century after the world’s first cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.

Dracula Untold is directed by Gary Shore (who makes his feature directorial debut) and arrives in theaters nationwide on October 17th. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Zach McGowan, Samantha Barks, Diarmaid Murtagh, Thor Kristjansson, and Art Parkinson.

Dracula Untold Poster

Source: Fandango

Check Out a New Banner for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

Warner Bros. has released a new banner for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the endearingly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Banner
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Opening in theaters December 17th, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a huge ensemble cast that includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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