Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coming Soon Movie News

Opening This Week (October 5th)
Taken 2
Butter (Limited Release)
The Paperboy (Limited Release)
Wuthering Heights (Limited Release)
V/H/S (Limited Release)

New Trailers

Featured Video: My favorite scenes from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Justin Timberlake Tastes 'The Last Drop' with 'Nick & Norah' Director

After getting caught up in baseball and love in Trouble with the Curve, it looks like Justin Timberlakeis going to be hitting the sauce. Variety has word that the pop star turned actor is in talks to lead The Last Drop, a romantic and dramatic comedy from director Peter Sollett and the Good Universe production banner, who previously collaborated on the adaptation of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. In the film, Timberlake will play a charming alcoholic who works as a restaurant critic for New York Magazine who falls for a young woman and realizes he must overcome his addiction in order to have a real chance with her. Read More Here. 
Marc Webb & Andrew Garfield Confirmed for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Back in July it wasn't clear if Fox would actually allow Marc Webb to continue the "untold story" of everyone's favorite webcrawler that began with The Amazing Spider-Man this summer due to the director's commitment at Fox Searchlight to direct another film for them at some point following their success with (500) Days of Summer. Now Columbia Pictures has made it official with a press release announcing that Webb will return for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In addition, as if there was ever any doubt, Andrew Garfield is confirmed to return as Peter Parker and Emma Stone is in talks to come back as Gwen Stacy. Click here to read more. 

Natalie Portman Courted to Play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in 'Jackie'

Minka Kelly is taking the role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Lee Daniels' generation spanning drama The Butler, but a bigger name actress is looking to step into the role for a lead role in the biopic Jackie. Though Rachel Weisz was once going to lead the project with ex-husband Darren Aronofsky at the helm, the director left the project after splitting with his wife and Weisz fell away from the project as well. Now Deadline reports another Aronofsky collaborator is circling the role as Natalie Portman is being courted by Fox Searchlight to take play Jackie in the film chronicling her life after the assassination of her husband JFK. Read more here. 

Daniel Radcliffe is Interested in Leading New 'Frankenstein' at Fox

Now that the new take on the classic monster movie Frankenstein is in the hands of Lucky Number Slevin helmer Paul McGuigan, after Shawn Levy was seemingly too busy to commit, the cast is starting to shape up. While no official deals are in place and no offers are out, The Wrap has word that Daniel Radcliffe is very interested in taking the lead role of Hunchback in the project that is being called a revisionist take on the classic tale. I would think the Hunchback character would be that of Igor, so maybe this tale is taking the perspective of the assistant to Dr. Frankenstein as he embarks on his infamous experiment?  Read more here.

Deadline reports Warner Bros. is in talks with The Last Station director Michael Hoffman to helm The Best of Me, based on Sparks' best-selling book of the same name, which will be adapted by The Lucky One writer Will Fetters.
The novel was acquired by the studio before it was even published, and Sparks actually pitched the idea to Warner Bros. executives before he even wrote the book. Find a more detailed synopsis here.

Matt Reeves is Confirmed to Direct 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Last week, Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves was atop the shortlist to replace recently departed director Rupert Wyatt on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the surprise hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. While Guillermo del Toro and Rian Johnson were also on the list, they seemed like long shots. Other names included In addition, The Disappearance of Alice Creed director J. Blakeson,28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona. Now Deadline confirms that Reeves has signed to direct the sequel. Read more here. 
George Clooney Sets Sights on Jean Dujardin for 'Monument's Men'

Earlier this year, Jean Dujardin became the first French actor to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his impressive turn in The Artist. We'll see him in Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street next year, but he might team with another awards caliber actor next. The Wrap reports Dujardin is being eyed for a supporting role in The Monument's Men, an adaptation of Robert M. Edsel's book of the same name the true story of a hand-picked group of art experts chosen by the United States government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. George Clooney will be directing and also starring in the intriguing caper. More Here!

 David Thewlis & Tilda Swinton Join Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

Terry Gilliam is a divisive filmmaker whose productions are often plagued with troubles (some of which are chronicled in an excellent documentary called Man of La Mancha), and though he hasn't been able to bring the story of Don Quixote to the big screen yet, he's moved on to another project and scored some solid talent to help. Deadline reports that Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Harry Potter franchise star David Thewlis have both signed on to join Moonrise Kingdom's Lucas Hedges, French actress Melanie Thierry, and Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorem, a brand new intriguing sci-fi project. Read more here. 

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