Robert Pattinson is getting some company in Cosmopolis.
THR reports that Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, The Messenger) and Sarah Gadon (the upcoming Dream House) have joined the cast of the thriller, which director David Cronenberg adapted from the Don DeLillo novel of the same name.
Cosmopolis stars Pattinson as a young billionaire whose limousine ride around Manhattan becomes a Ulysses-esque journey that experiences a rap star's funeral, Presidential-visit traffic jams, terrorist attacks, stalkings, and frequent run-ins with his wife, played by Gadon. Pattinson recently admitted to Empire that he was "just astonished" that he had been cast in the movie. script is "insane" >> Posted 03.29.11 by Ryan
The Hollywood Reporter writes that three more actors will star in Pixar's first live-action movie, John Carter of Mars. Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Mark Strong have joined a cast that already includes Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Taylor Kitsch, and Lynn Collins.
The story involves John Carter (Kitsch), a Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars. But this isn't the barren red planet we know; this Mars is a violent society involving "12-foot-tall green barbarians," according to IMDb.
Church will portray a warrior with a desire for power, Purefoy a captain, and Strong the ruler of a people called the Thems. Directing the movie is Andrew Stanton, who also co-wrote the script. Stanton has already helmed several Pixar features, including Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug's Life.
The movie is still in pre-production and is scheduled for a 2012 release. Posted 09.30.09 by reelz
More Hollywood talent has been added to Disney's live-action John Carter of Mars movie, joining X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Taylor Kitsch in the title role. Previous cast announcements have included Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe as Carter's Martian (Barsoomian) ally Tars Tarkas, and Lynn Collins as Carter's love interest and martian princess Dejoh Thoris. Now it's been reported that Samantha Morton, Dominic West, and Polly Walker will "go Martian" in the movie.
John Carter of Mars is based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs character who appeared in the 11-volume Barsoom series of books. The movie is planned as the first installment of a Mars trilogy and is based on the first novel, A Princess of Mars, which was first published in 1912. In the novel, Captain John Carter, a Confederate Civil War veteran, is mysteriously transported to Mars (Barsoom), where he finds that the lesser gravity gives him super-human strength and agility. Carter becomes embroiled in the conflict between the Red and Green Martians and falls in love with Dejah Thoris, a Red Martian.
Principal photography is expected to begin this November in Utah and continue through July 2010. Posted 09.01.09 by BrentJS