Naomi Watts is in talks to star opposite the previously attached Jake Gyllenhaal in The Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallée’s next project, Demolition. The Wrap has the news, reporting that Watts would play the film’s female lead.
It was revealed earlier today that FX is moving forward with a second season of their acclaimed new series Fargo and that the new episodes will feature a brand new cast. Now, reporting from the show’s Television Critics Association panel, The Wrap has a few more details about the new season, bringing word that it will be set in 1979 and will follow a younger version of Lou Solverson, the character played by Keith Carradine in the first season.
It was revealed earlier this year that Walt Disney Pictures has secured the rights to Katherine Applegate’s children’s book The One and Only Ivan. Today, Variety reports that School of Rock and Nacho Libre scribe Mike White is in negotiations to direct the big screen adaptation.
The project first announced this past April, Tom Hanks is getting ready to re-team with director Steven Spielberg for a still-untitled film about the U-2 spy plane incident. Boasting a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen (from an original script by Matt Charman), the film is now expanding its cast. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Amy Ryan has signed on to play Hanks’ wife and that Alan Alda, Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen are all currently in talks for roles.
As announced earlier this year, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory are teaming to release the ultimate franchise collector’s set with the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set on September 23. Spread across 10 discs in the regular set and 15-discs for the limited edition, both sets contain every entry in the Halloween franchise, including the recent Rob Zombie reboot films. Now, the full special features for the set have been revealed and you can check them out below:
Universal Pictures has brought online more than 20 new stills from director Tate Taylor’s Get on Up, the upcoming James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. Check them all out in the gallery viewer below!
Last week it was revealed that Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter Roberto Orci was stepping onboard Lionsgate’s big screen reboot of Saban’s Power Rangers. He will develop the plot for the film along with X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. IGN caught up with Orci to talk about the project and he revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes bits about working with Saban.
Although it had previously been planned to hit theaters this Christmas, Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises today revealed that Cameron Crowe’s untitled next project will now see release on May 29, 2015.
TV Guide brings word this afternoon that former “Xena” star Lucy Lawless will be joining the cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in an unspecified role. While the details of her character and episode count weren’t revealed, we’d be willing to wager more details will be revealed at the “Marvel Television Presents” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, in Ballroom 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Check back here as we learn more!
Following in the footsteps of Vanilla Ice’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze tune, “Ninja Rap,” Paramount Pictures has brought online “Shellshocked,” a pop single that will be featured in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check it out in the player below along with, just beneath that, a new tv spot and, at the very bottom in our gallery viewer, a new poster for the August 8 release.