Brad Pitt is currently shooting Paramount's adaptation of World War Z, but that hasn't stopped a new role going his way.
THR reports that Pitt is in negotiations to join The Gray Man with similarly named director James Gray (Little Odessa, Two Lovers). The movie won't be a biopic for Gray, but will follow Pitt as a CIA operative-turned-assassin who is targeted for assassination and must evade death while trying to save the lives of two daughters who are unaware he exists. Adam Cozad wrote the script for the movie, which made the 2010 Black List of unproduced screenplays. The "Gray Man" is a nickname that Pitt's character is known by.
No word on when the production will start, as Pitt's deal for the movie is not official yet. Pitt and Gray have wanted to work together since 2009, when both the actor and director attached themselves to an adaptation of The Lost City of Z, based on the novel of the same name by David Grann. No movie version has surfaced so far, so perhaps The Gray Man will be more successful. Jason Bateman Joins Melissa McCarthy in ID Theft; Spider-Man to Sing Buckley Tunes >> Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan
Director Craig Gillespie's (Lars and the Real Girl) new movie, Fright Night, an updated remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic about a boy who believes his next door neighbor is a blood-sucking vampire, wrapped in October of last year and we finally have our first sneak peak at the movie in the form of three new still images. Unfortunately, the stills are not HD-quality, but they still give us our first looks at Anton Yelchin as the new Charley Brewster, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as the new "Evil" Ed Thompson, Imogen Poots as the new Amy Peterson, and Colin Farrell as the new Jerry Dandridge, the aforementioned vampire next door. more about the Fright Night remake >> Posted 04.08.11 by BrentJS
So far, casting on director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot has only succeeded in landing one official actor: Andrew Garfield, who was cast as Peter Parker, the nerdy high school kid who becomes a superhero after being bit by a radioactive spider. With production set to start this December, Sony is looking to cast Garfield's love interest, a role that will surely draw ire from scores of comic book fans since it will not be the character of Mary-Jane Watson, the life-long love interest of Spider-Man in the comic books. Kirsten Dunst portrayed the character in the original trilogy of movies.
What character will replace Watson is unknown. Looking at Spider-Man's comic book love interest history, the role could be Gwen Stacy, Parker's college love interest, but since the reboot will focus on Parker as a high school student, the love interest could be Betty Brant, Parker's first real girlfriend. It's also possible that the character could be a new invention entirely. Whoever she is, Sony is lining up several actresses for the part to read with Garfield. Who's up for the role? >> Posted 08.23.10 by Ryan
The Craig Gillepsie-directed remake of Fright Night had only one major part to cast for its retelling of the 1985 horror classic. That role was that of Yelchin's girlfriend Amy, and Slashfilm reports that 28 Weeks Later actress Imogen Poots has been cast in the role.
Previously reported, Anton Yelchin will play the teenage Charlie Brewster, who discovers his neighbor is a vampire (Colin Farrell) and enlists the help of a 'vampire expert' when his girlfriend and best friend fall prey to the undead bloodsucker. Toni Collete is cast as Charlie's mother, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant recently joined the cast as Yelchin's friend "Evil" Ed Thompson and Peter Vincent, a magician and self-proclaimed expert on vampires.
According to the report, the remake will stray from the original a little by having Mintz-Plasse's Ed discover the vampire instead of Yelchin's Charlie, and Collette's character will be more involved in the story than in the original.
Shooting on the remake will begin in a couple weeks, and like almost all movies getting a green light these days, Fright Night will be in 3-D. The movie even has a release date, opening October 7, 2011. Posted 06.22.10 by Ryan