"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
Finding (and keeping) a female lead to star opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's upcoming sci-fi epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) hasn't been easy. Previously titled both Horizons and Oblivion, Kosinski cast actress Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) in one of the movie's two female lead roles, but Chastain recently dropped out after accepting a role in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Osama Bin Laden project.
Chastain won the role last September over several other contenders, but no one had been cast in the other role. Kosinski had auditioned Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) in October for the other female role, but no actress was officially announced.
Now, it looks like Kosinski has changed tack with Variety reporting that two actresses, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), will star opposite Cruise in the futuristic movie. what roles will they play? >> Posted 01.20.12 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