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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Casts Sean Bean

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 7 hours 1 min ago

Sean Bean has joined the growing cast of director Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama The Martian.

Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for NASA to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a NASA flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Pe&#241a and Jeff Daniels.

Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Weir. Ridley Scott is also producing alongside Aditya Sood and Simon Kinberg.

It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.

Sean Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends. On the big screen, he will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending (February 6, 2015) and Pixels (July 24, 2015).

The Martian comes to theaters November 25th, 2015 and stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

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Ron Livingston Encounters The Ffith Wave

As Chloe Grace Moretz' dad

Shooting has been underway for about a month on alien invasion saga The Fifth Wave, which finds Chloe Grace Moretz trying to survive in the face of devastating extra terrestrial attacks. Ron Livingston is the latest cast member to sign on to the young adult adaptation.

Moretz is starring as Cassie Sullivan, a young woman who survives the four waves of deadly extra-terrestrial attacks against the Earth’s population that have left our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.
Cassie, who is hoping to rescue her younger brother, prefers to travel alone, figuring she’ll be safer that way. But then she meets Evan Walker (Alex Roe), a mysterious young man who could be her big hope.

Livingston is set to play Moretz’ father, Oliver, an important part of her life, and the one who tries to protect her from the various alien attacks. We have a horrible feeling he doesn’t make it too far.

Susannah Grant adapted the script from Rick Yancey’s best-selling novel, and The Disappearance Of Alice Creed’s J Blakeson is in the director’s chair. Nick Robinson and Liev Schreiber are also among the cast for the film, which is set to land here on January 29.

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Sean Bean Set For The Martian

Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...

“He’ll suffocate! He’ll experience explosive decompression! He’ll be roasted by a stray rocket booster! He’s playing the planet Mars and it blows up at the end!” Yes, we can almost hear the litany of How Will Sean Bean Die jokes being drawn up as we write it, but here’s the news anyway – he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

Matt Damon is starring in the film as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars after his crewmates on the Ares 3 mission are forced to evacuate by a dust storm.

To stave off death on the Red Planet, Watney tries to rustle up water and grow crops. Meanwhile, his fellow astronauts are kept in the dark about his survival during their voyage back to Earth on the Hermes spacecraft. NASA struggles to find some way to rescue Watney, while the Hermes astronauts add their efforts once they finally discover he’s alive. Jeff Daniels will play the NASA boss who must decide how much to tell Watney’s colleagues about his dire straits, while Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara and Michael Pena are all now listed as aboard the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As for Bean, he’s staying firmly on the ground as a NASA flight director, who presumably works for Daniels’ character and faces little chance of kicking any buckets unless a stray space shuttle lands on him, or something. Drew Goddard adapted Andy Weir’s book for the film, which kicks off filming next month.

Bean has been busy starring in US cable drama Legends and will be seen in both Jupiter Ascending (due February 6 next year) and Pixels, which lands on August 21. He likes to joke about his onscreen fatalities as much as anyone, and talked to us about them here. Plus he was celebrated in our recent poster mashup set.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Starts Shooting ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 9 hours 16 min ago

The actress arrived in Rome for the romantic comedy

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'Trouble With the Curve' Lawsuit Refiled in L.A. Superior Court

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 10 hours 16 min ago

The suit first filed in 2013 in federal court no longer names Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. as defendants

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'Fantastic Four' Producer Reveals Why We Haven't Seen Anything

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 10 hours 20 min ago

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg is currently in post-production on the 20th Century Fox superhero adventure The Fantastic Four, and everything we've heard about the reboot thus far makes it clear that this is vastly different than any other incarnation of these superheroes that have come before it. With the release less than a year away, many fans have been wondering when the first footage will debut. When asked that very question in a recent interview, Simon Kinberg reveals that he doesn't known when the first trailer will arrive. But he has a good reason why we haven't seen anything yet.

The team behind The Fantastic Four reboot want to make sure the "voice" of the movie is fully intact when it is introduced to the public. Simon Kinberg explains:

"We're putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn't compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. I don't actually know when it's coming out, but I've seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It's a very emotional, character-driven, more grounded film than I think people are anticipating."

In an interview with MTV, The Fantastic Four star Miles Teller spoke about working with director Josh Trank and how the reboot will surprise the fans:

"With Fantastic Four, I'll say that it's a movie with a director who has a very clear tone. Josh Trank, I think, is a really talented guy. He did Chronicle and now he's doing The Fantastic Four and he's doing another Star Wars movie. I think people are starting to realize his talents. And we have really good actors, with Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara and Toby Kebbell. I think we're going to surprise people, for sure. It's very different from the ones that came out a couple of years ago."

When do you think we'll see the first footage from The Fantastic Four? We still have plenty of time, since it doesn't hit theaters until August 7, 2015, but hopefully we'll get a glimpse of this highly-anticipated reboot in the near future.

The Fantastic Four comes to theaters August 7th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.

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'Sharknado 3' Is Heading to the Feast Coast

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 10 hours 20 min ago

The official Sharknado Twitter account announced today that Sharknado 3 will move the action from New York City to the "Feast Coast," between Washington D.C. and Orlando, Florida. It isn't known if "Feast Coast" will be part of the official title when this horror sequel debuts on Syfy next summer, but you can take a look at the Twitter announcement below.

BREAKING: It's official! From DC to Orlando... #Sharknado3 Takes on the Feast Coast! #SyfyPT

— Sharknado (@SharknadoSyfy) October 20, 2014

Syfy first announced in April, three months before Sharknado 2: The Second One debuted, that Sharknado 3 will be released in 2015. The network later revealed in August that Sharknado 3 will debut sometime in July 2015 on the cable network, although this is the first we're hearing about where the sequel will be set.

Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are expected to reprise their roles as Fin and April in this third installment, but they have not been officially confirmed. It also isn't known if director Anthony C. Ferrante and screenwriter Thunder Levin will return for this third installment.

It remains to be seen how the story will move from D.C. to Orlando, but for a franchise that made a move from Los Angeles all the way to New York City work, practically anything could seem feasible in the world of Sharknado.

Sharknado 3 comes to theaters June 2015.

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'The Conjuring' Sequel Pushed for Untitled Horror Film

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 10 hours 51 min ago

New Line puts an unknown horror film on the Oct. 23, 2015, date

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Meet Arlo in Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Preview

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 11 hours 14 min ago

While fans continue to wait for the first footage from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, Disney has released a brief preview video that shows director Peter Sohn drawing the main character, a dinosaur named Arlo, from scratch.

Peter Sohn was originally set as the co-director alongside Bob Peterson, until Peterson was removed from the project in August 2013. This lead the studio to move the release date from May 30, 2014 to November 25, 2015. Our report from August 2013 stated that Pixar was looking to replace Bob Peterson with another filmmaker, while Peter Sohn remained on as the co-director. Now it seems that Peter Sohn is taking over as the sole director on the project.

The last we heard about The Good Dinosaur was back in August, when voice cast member John Lithgow revealed that the script has received a complete rewrite, and that he is going in to record new dialogue. The story centers on a family of dinosaurs, with Lucas Neff voicing young Arlo. John Lithgow and Frances McDormand lend their voices to Poppa and Mommma, while Bill Hader and Neil Patrick Harris portray Arlo's brothers Forrest and Cliff, and Judy Greer voices Ivy.

Take a look at this brief preview below, and stay tuned for the first footage from The Good Dinosaur.

Our director Peter Sohn can't wait for you to meet Arlo! #TheGoodDinosaur releases in theaters November 2015.

— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) October 20, 2014

The Good Dinosaur comes to theaters November 25th, 2015 and stars Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader, John Lithgow, John Ratzenberger, Lucas Neff, Adam Stedman.

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'Nice Guys' Casts Keith David and Beau Knapp as the Bad Guys

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 11 hours 25 min ago

The Nice Guys has cast its bad guys, with Beau Knapp and Keith David joining director Shane Black's noir drama.

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe headline this 1970s detective thriller set in Los Angeles. Gosling stars as a P.I. who must work with Crowe's hired leg-breaker to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.

Beau Knapp is playing a motormouth hit man who evokes the gold-chain wearing styles of the day. He is also prone to accidents. Keith David will play his aging partner in crime. Matthew Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, joined the cast earlier in the month.

Shane Black wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi for Warner Bros. with Joel Silver producing.

Beau Knapp most recently appeared in The Signal. Keith David is a very busy character actor who last appeared in Cloud Atlas.

The Nice Guys comes to theaters June 17th, 2016 and stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Beau Knapp, Keith David. The film is directed by Shane Black.

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Michelle Williams Exits CAA for WME

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 11 hours 25 min ago

She is currently making her Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Director Teases New Team Members

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 11 hours 25 min ago

A week before Guardians of the Galaxy opened in theaters, en route to becoming the biggest movie of 2014 so far with over $372 million, writer-director James Gunn signed on to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The filmmaker teased new details about the sequel, including the possibility of new characters, during Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit, where he joked about how the sequel will open.

"It's going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes. In really horribly brutal fashion."

While there isn't a direct quote from James Gunn, the director does tease "fans may see the team adding members."

The writer-director confirmed that all five of the main characters, played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, will be back, along with a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well.

The filmmaker then hinted that the movie will uncover a few secrets that were presented in the first. While he wouldn't go into detail about which secrets will be revealed, it seems likely that fans will learn more about the identity of Peter Quill's real father.

Here's what he had to say when asked about his writing process for the sequel.

"I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians. I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story."

He was also asked about the possibility of this Marvel franchise crossing over with another Disney-owned property, Star Wars, since they both take place in galaxies far, far away. Here's what James Gunn had to say about the Guardians of the Galaxy meeting up with Star Wars characters.

"Star Wars was a long time ago. It would have to be time travel."

Fans will be able to pick up this Phase Three adventure on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD December 9, which will included a director's commentary and a number of deleted scenes. The director teased one of these extra scenes is a longer version of the "fake laugh" Rocket Raccoon lets out after Peter Quill reveals how much of a "plan" he has.

"In the long version of the scene where Rocket is laughing at Quill, Quill gets very offended by that and takes a vote of the other Guardians to see who thinks that the laugh is fake. It's a pretty fake laugh, and I think Rocket gets hurt that Groot goes against him."

The filmmaker also talked about his passion for making the movie in 3D, which is something he pushed for from the beginning. He revealed that his shots and special effects were planned out in advance for 3D in pre-production, instead of just converting all of the footage to 3D in post-production. He also said that the international appeal of 3D is what drives most studios to push for it.

"3D kind of is a wash in the United States, but in Europe it's bigger. So it makes much more of a difference than it does here. If it was just 3D in the United States, most people would not do 3D."

Are you excited to learn more about these new characters that may pop up in Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 comes to theaters July 28th, 2017.

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Film News: Film Industry News: Sundance

Film and Movie News - 11 hours 29 min ago

Film News: Film Industry News: Sundance to launch workshops across US

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Fashion King leads Finecut sales

Film Industry News - 11 hours 54 min ago
TIFFCOM: South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of deals led by romantic comedy Fashion King.
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TIFFCOM: South Korea's 'Hide and Seek' to Get Chinese-Language Remake

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 12 hours 1 min ago

Village Roadshow Pictures has bought the rights to adapt the hit Korean thriller

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Ellen DeGeneres and Lena Dunham Want to Be 'Ghostbusters'

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 12 hours 8 min ago

Melissa McCarthy and Girls creator/star Lena Dunham both appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today, where host Ellen DeGeneres suggested that they all be cast in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters that Paul Feig is directing. After Ellen made the initial suggestion, Lena Dunham had this to say.

"I have to say, since I've heard that rumor I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in."

After rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters started popping up last month, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray suggested that his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy be cast, along with Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. It was announced earlier this month that Paul Feig is officially directing an all-female version of Ghostbusters, which lead to The X-Files star Gillian Anderson expressing her interest in the project last week.

Of course, no one has been officially cast yet, but when Ellen DeGeneres erroneously suggested that Melissa McCarthy is "in," the actress revealed she has not been cast yet. However, she has starred in director Paul Feig's last three movies, Bridesmaids, The Heat and the upcoming Spy, which hits theaters next May. While we'll have to wait and see who officially gets cast, it wouldn't be surprising if Melissa McCarthy joins the main lineup at some point. We can expect casting to really heat up after Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold finish the script.

As for Lena Dunham and Ellen DeGeneres, do you think they should be cast in Ghostbusters? Chime in with your thoughts, and take a look at the video of Melissa McCarthy and Lena Dunham on The Ellen DeGeneres Show below. The Ghostbusters talk starts at the 1:56 mark.

Ghostbusters comes to theaters in 2016. The film is directed by Paul Feig.

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'Big Hero 6' Clips Introduce Wasabi, GoGo and Honey Lemon

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 22:30

Last week, fans got to meet Fred (T.J. Miller) and a deflated Baymax (Scott Adsit) in two clips from Disney's Big Hero 6. Disney has released now released four more clips that give us a proper introduction to the rest of this superhero team, Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Gogo Tomago (Jamie Chung) and Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez).

While these characters eventually team up with Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and Baymax to save San Fransokyo, they are all actually friends of Hiro's older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), who shows Hiro exactly what their individual talents are. Hiro will need all of their skills if he wants to defeat the evil villain Yokai from destroying his beloved hometown of San Fransokyo.

We also have another clip where Tadashi tries to convince Hiro to stop "bot-fighting" and uses his incredible intellect for something more useful, like going to college. Take a look at the latest footage before this animated adventure, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, hits theaters November 7.

Big Hero 6 comes to theaters November 7th, 2014 and stars Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Alan Tudyk, T.J. Miller, Scott Adsit, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell. The film is directed by Don Hall, Chris Williams.

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Ox Baker, Pro Wrestler Turned Actor, Dies at 80

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 22:18

The memorable ring villain fought Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken in 'Escape From New York'

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IFC acquires Time Out of Mind

Film Industry News - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 21:52
Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in the film that debuted at Toronto.
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Cabin Fever remake set for AFM

Film Industry News - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 21:50
Voltage Pictures to begin sales on horror remake based on the original Eli Roth script.
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