Which Actor Should Play the Last Jedi?
Ever since the announcement that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and that the studio was making plans for a new Star Wars movie, the internet has been flooded with so many rumors masquerading as news that it's become nearly impossible to know which of them, if any, are true. The general consensus among the more reputable of news sources is that Star Wars: Episode VII will see the return of the majority of the characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, with Luke's efforts to rebuild the Jedi a primary focus of the plot.
Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, revealed shortly after the announcement that he had been told by Lucas that a new trilogy was in the works a year before the sale, and he later expressed interested in being involved with it — Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also interested in reprising the roles of Solo and Organa, respectively — but it's hard to imagine a 60-something Jedi kicking off a new trilogy (of course, Yoda was closing in on a millenium and that didn't stop him). If Hamill is not going to be headlining the franchise, then who will? Assuming Disney doesn't pull a Clu — Jeff Bridges was digitally rejuvenated to play a younger version of himself in Tron: Legacy — a younger actor will need to be brought in take up the mantle of the last Jedi. Who do you think has what it takes to play Luke Skywalker?
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Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
Anyone who remembers the 1990 indie comedy/drama Metropolitan can recall the dry humor and charm that began writer-director Whit Stillman's storied, yet not very prolific, career. Metropolitan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and his following two movies — 1994's Barcelona and 1998's The Last Days of Disco — seemed to herald that Stillman was going to continue to be one of the more intelligent independent filmmakers for years to come. However, Stillman's latest movie, Damsels in Distress, is his first in 14 years.
Making its debut last September at the Venice Film Festival to good reviews, Damsels in Distress continues right where Stillman left off in The Last Days of Disco, yet again targeting the "urban haute bourgeoisie" (to borrow a phrase from Metropolitan). The movie follows three young women at an East Coast university (Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore) who take a transfer student (Analeigh Tipton) under their wings as they become involved in a series of romantic entanglements.
Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights last March and have released the first trailer in anticipation of April's limited release. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.14.12 by Ryan
For a while, it seemed that, of the two planned biopics about the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace, the Amanda Seyfried-starring Lovelace was getting the most traction. It recently added four actors to its cast and started production last month. Now it looks like the other Lovelace biopic, Inferno: a Linda Lovelace Story starring Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in the lead role, is finally putting together its cast as well.
So let's step back for a moment for Lovelace, which has also announced some new cast members. Deadline reports that Demi Moore, Eric Roberts and Adam Brody have all joined the cast. Moore will play feminist author Gloria Steinem, while Roberts is playing lie detector expert Nat Laurendi and Brody is playing Lovelace's Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems.
Meanwhile, Inferno, which, at one point, had Lindsay Lohan in the lead role until she was either fired or quit, has added cast members as well. Variety reports that Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and former porn star-turned-actress Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience) have been cast in the movie. Goldberg will play Reems in Inferno, while Perrineau will play Lovelace's sometimes-lover Sammy Davis Jr. Grey's role in the movie was unspecified. More on Lovelace and Les Mis >> Posted 01.04.12 by Ryan
Adam Brody is more familiar to audiences for his performances in 2007's In the Land of Women and the TV show The O.C., but the actor's been making appearances in horror movies lately, first with last year's Jennifer's Body and now with the upcoming Scream 4. Brody spoke to Movieline about both movies and admitted that working on Scream 4, where he will play a deputy to David Arquette's now Sheriff Dewey, was a "surreal experience" considering he was a fan of the original. Find out who Brody thinks deserved a Razzie for jennifer's body >> Posted 09.11.10 by Ryan
The body count on Scream 4 keeps mounting. Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts joined forces with Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox Arquette, and David Arquette in May. But the scream's not done yet...
THR reports that Adam Brody, Marley Shelton (Grindhouse), and Erik Knudsen (the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) have joined the cast.
Brody will play a CSI-reared cop who has recently graduated from college, while Shelton will replace the departing Lake Bell as a deputy who went to high school with Campbell. Knudsen will play the know-it-all, horror movie geek, providing the same comic relief that Jamie Kennedy offered in the original trilogy. The bodies pile up even as production begins >> Posted 07.01.10 by Ryan
Variety writes that Katie Holmes will replace Liv Tyler as the lead in the upcoming indie flick The Romantics. Tyler left the project for undisclosed reasons, and Holmes joins a cast that already includes Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood, and Adam Brody.
Its story involves eight friends who reunite for the wedding of Paquin's character, Lila. Both she and Holmes' character have a past with the groom, played by Josh Duhamel. Galt Niederhoffer is writing and directing from her own novel, which debuted last summer.
The Romantics begins shooting this week and is due out sometime in 2010. Posted 11.03.09 by reelz
Supposedly, a Justice League movie is going to be made, eventually. The O.C.'s Adam Brody was set to play Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, in George Miller's adaptation of the famous superhero team. Brody flew all the way to Australia, Miller's home country and the movie's filming location, when everything fell apart. It wasn't totally unexpected, especially with Armie Hammer cast as Batman. Brody told Movieline:
We were in Australia, so we were halfway there, but sets hadn't beenbuilt yet, things still felt on the fence. So it wasn't a big shock to me when it didn't go. Before it, even, I totally understood the reasons for doing it and not doing it. I got both sides. At the time, I was like, "If [Warner Bros. doesn't] want to do this and they don't want to mess withBatman, their golden goose, then I totally get that and that's probably the right call."
That said, cut to this summer, and it would probably be coming out this week. I'm like, [groans]. That'd be so exciting. I probably miss it more now than I did then. I'm curious: Armie Hammer, who's like the real-life Bruce Wayne, if he would have played Batman, would that have gotten in the way of Christian Bale's [performance]? I don't know. Would it have diluted Batman 3 a little? Not sure.
As for his own character, Brody claims he did get to try on a Flash costume:
I had it on, but it was only kind of halfway there, you know? It was a preliminary version. There's some pictures somewhere of me making funny poses in a half-done Flash outfit.
Brody remains positive about Justice League, calling it "a totally positive experience," even if he does wish it could have been made:
After seeing the movies this summer, it could have been great. [Screenwriters Kieran and Michele] Mulroney did a really good job, and George Miller — I was so curious. I think everybody couldn't wait to see what he was gonna do.
Brody may yet get his chance. Actress Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories), who was cast as villain Talia Al Ghul — the daughter of Liam Neeson's character from Batman Begins — is still attached to the movie as of last month.
While he waits to see if Justice League will ever get off the ground, Brody has kept busy shooting Kevin Smith's A Couple of Dicks and Jennifer's Body, the horror comedy starring Megan Fox that opens September 19. Posted 07.17.09 by Ryan