"You're the one that exploits people."
Technology has become so pervasive in our day-to-day lives, it's a surprise that there aren't more movies like the upcoming drama/ thriller Disconnect, directed by the Academy Award–nominated Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball). Centering on "a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world," the movie stars Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) as a father who spends more time with his phone than his son, Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol) as a couple whose online secrecy gets them in trouble, Andrea Riseborough (the upcoming Oblivion) as a journalist investigating a teenager working on an adults-only site, and Frank Grillo (The Grey) as a widowed ex-cop whose son is a cyber-bully. The resulting first trailer is a sobering pastiche of the world we live in, albeit of fairly well-known online dangers, and is anchored by strong performances by the cast. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.04.13 by Ryan
Despite appearances in movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Live Free or Die Hard, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has never strayed too far from her horror roots, which started with 2006's Final Destination 3 and Black Christmas and continued to last year's The Thing. For Winstead's latest journey into the genre, she will team with The Last Exorcism director Daniel Stamm for The Darkness.
Written by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning) and loosely based on Henry James' classic novel Turn of the Screw, The Darkness will follow Winstead as a young American student who looks after young children in a British manor and is convinced they are the victims of a haunting.
Screen Daily reports that The Darkness will start shooting in Europe this summer and that British distributor HanWay Films has already agreed to release the movie internationally. "We were blown away by The Last Exorcism," said HanWay managing director Thorsten Schumacher. "Given the recent box office success of the ghost movie genre in attracting the sought after younger audience, the timing is perfect to bring this haunting thriller to the marketplace." goodman pairs with eastwood; alexander plots to kill >> Posted 02.09.12 by Ryan
Russell Crowe seems to be up for every role available lately. Already set to play Inspector Javert in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables starting this month, Crowe was recently cast in Winter's Tale, which will serve as the directorial debut for Academy Award–winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). Crowe could add yet another project that would team the actor with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky.
According to Deadline, Aronofsky wants Crowe for the title role in Noah, the director's take on the Biblical story that he has described as a "big event film." Crowe is not officially in the role, though Aronofsky is reportedly interested in the Australian actor for the lead. Aronofsky initially courted The Dark Knight actor Christian Bale for the role, but apparently scheduling issues have kept Bale from accepting the part. The director is also interested in Liam Neeson for an unspecified role as well. what about Death Wish and RoboCop? >> Posted 02.04.12 by Ryan
After receiving Academy Award nominations for both The Hurt Locker and The Town, actor Jeremy Renner has been filling up his resume with high-profile roles in The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Bourne Legacy. Renner's most recent role will see him return to the world of bank robbery he explored in The Town.
Deadline reports that Renner is attached to star in King of Heists, which the actor will also produce. Based on author J. North Conway non-fiction book of the same name, Renner will play architect George Leslie, who led a double life as a thief, assembling a crew of New York City's finest criminals and executing a number of heists — the most infamous being the one that netted nearly $3 million in cash and securities from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878.
Up-and-coming screenwriter Will Staples will adapt the script for the as-yet-unattached director. With King of Heists in early development, expect Renner to fit in a few more roles before the movie steps before cameras. more casting news >> Posted 09.21.11 by Ryan
Open Road Films has announced that director Joe Carnahan's latest movie, The Grey, will finally be released on January 27, 2012. The Grey is part of the inaugural slate of movies for the distribution company.
The action-packed survival thriller reunites Carnahan with his The A-Team star Liam Neeson, and may open in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year to allow for a possible Oscar campaign for Neeson's performance. Ironically, Neeson's role was originally cast with Bradley Cooper, but after Cooper dropped out, Neeson took over. Bummer for Bradley, but the synopsis does sound like the actors had to withstand a great deal of cold weather (which makes it harder to keep your abs tanned). synopsis and cast for The Grey >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
After pairing together for the March thriller Limitless, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro are looking to reunite for The Silver Lining Playbook, the next movie from The Fighter director David O. Russell.
Based on the 2008 novel by Matthew Quick, The Silver Lining Playbook follows a former high school teacher who is released from a mental institution into the custody of his mother. He then tries to win back his ex-wife but falls for his neighbor instead. Cooper was originally attached to the role, but recently it looked like Russell was going to re-team with Fighter actor and producer Mark Wahlberg instead. Deadline reports that Wahlberg had to drop out due to scheduling issues, and now Cooper is back in talks.
What part De Niro will play is unknown, though the report adds that Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) will play the part of Cooper's neighbor after Anne Hathaway has dropped out due to conflicts with her The Dark Knight Rises shooting schedule. Production will begin this fall. more Gangster Squad, Bowden becomes a nurse in 3D >> Posted 08.03.11 by Ryan