Movie News: Pre-Production

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Leo DiCaprio to star in The Revenant

screendaily.com – In a busy week for Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Mexican director is set to shoot in September for New Regency, RatPac and Worldview after he wraps production on Birdman. 5 days 3 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Isaiah Washington to Star in Suspense Thriller ‘The Sin Seer’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Coming off his well-received return to “Grey's Anatomy” and career-best reviews for “Blue Caprice,” Isaiah Washington has signed on to star in Overflow Entertainment's suspense thriller “The Sin Seer,” TheWrap has learned. The cast also includes Lisa Arrindell Anderson (“Madea's Family Reunion”), Michael Ironside (“Vegas”) and C. Thomas Howell (“Criminal Minds”).

5 days 4 hours ago via donnieyen
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Thomas Haden Church, Jay Hernandez Join MGM's 'Max' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Boaz Yakin wrote the script and is directing the canine drama. 5 days 4 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Commit To September Start For New Regency’s The Revenant’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio has committed to star this September in The Revenant, a gritty thriller that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct for New Regency, for fall 2015 release through Fox. DiCaprio had been attached to team with Inarritu, but he is attached to many projects; getting the star to commit off his Oscar-nominated Wolf Of Wall Street performance is a big development for Arnon Milchan and Brad Weston’s game plan to make tasteful, star and director-driven fare. 5 days 6 hours ago via theothersenhman
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‘Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield Joins Ava DuVernay's MLK Movie ‘Selma’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Fresh off an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his breakout performance in “Short Term 12,” Keith Stanfield has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay's MLK movie “Selma,” TheWrap has learned. Paramount had no comment. Oprah Winfrey is producing with Brad Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as well as Christian Coulson and Pathe's Cameron McCracken. 5 days 6 hours ago via brucelee
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David Fincher Off Steve Jobs Shows Perils Of Tracking Board Journalism

deadline.com – So tonight there are big scoops about how David Fincher walked away from the movie Sony and Scott Rudin are developing about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson book. What an unusual outcome to a story that was almost completely the result of overeager journalists. I remember when the Fincher rumor first circulated on tracking boards, and while every trade called to check, only one broke the news, claiming a deal for the director was nearly done. 5 days 18 hours ago via brucelee
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David Fincher Passes on Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

variety.com – After showing early interest in the project, sources tell Variety that David Fincher will not direct “Jobs,” Sony’s biopic on Steve Jobs. Fincher was never officially attached to the project, which would have reteamed him with “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, but had met with Sony after the studio tapped... 6 days 2 hours ago via theothersenhman
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David Fincher Out of Steve Jobs Movie in $10 Million Fee Fight (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The director was negotiating with Sony to reteam with "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. 6 days 2 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Bill Pullman, Tony Hale Join Kristen Stewart-Jesse Eisenberg’s ‘American Ultra’

variety.com – Bill Pullman and Tony Hale have joined the cast of Lionsgate’s action-comedy “American Ultra,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Production began Monday in New Orleans. Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Walton Goggins also star. Production companies are PalmStar, Likely Story and Circle of Confusion; producers are Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David... 6 days 4 hours ago via donnieyen
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Helen Mirren Eyes Biopic ‘Trumbo’ With Bryan Cranston (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Helen Mirren is in talks to costar with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo. Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara. Considered one of the great screenwriters of his... 6 days 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Toby Kebbell Confirms That He'll Play 'Doctor Doom' In FANTASTIC FOUR

comicbookmovie.com – Variety reported that Toby Kebbell (Dead Man's Shoes, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Warcraft) was Fox's top choice to play Victor von Doom in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, and now the man himself has confirmed that he's accepted. Thank you for all the support, I'm glad to be working with a wonderful cast.@Miles_Teller, @_KateMara, @1jamiebell. 6 days 6 hours ago via brucelee
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Taylor Lautner in Negotiations to Star in Road Movie ‘Run the Tide’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – As he continues to move on from the “Twilight” franchise that catapulted him to fame, Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to star in the indie movie “Run the Tide,” TheWrap has learned. Soham Mehta is directing from a script by Rajiv Shah, and the two of them are producing with Tim Kwok.

1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Baz Luhrmann may direct an adaptation of classic 70s TV series Kung Fu

joblo.com – When Baz Luhrmann announced he would be making a 3D version of THE GREAT GATSBY, I didn't bat an eye. After seeing the director take ROMEO + JULIET and translate it to a world of gang-bangers and gunplay, I was ready for anything. So the news that he may next helm a big budget adaptation of the classic David Carradine TV series KUNG FU doesn't shock me in the least.

1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Justin Kelly Teams With James Franco, Gus Van Sant For ‘Michael’

deadline.com – Justin Kelly, a protege of Gus Van Sant, has set a summer start date for Michael, a film that will star James Franco in a film that’s based on the Benoit Denizet-Lewis article My Ex-Gay Friend, published in The New York Times Magazine. While there have been some gay empowerment-themed films cropping up (Van Sant and Franco did Milk together), this one takes the opposite track. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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Jane Fonda, Bruce Greenwood Join Russell Crowe-Starrer ‘Fathers And Daughters’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Films has set Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood to join Fathers And Daughters, the Gabriele Muccino-directed film that stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis and Octavia Spencer. Production just got underway in Pittsburgh. The film is a love story between a troubled father and his daughter who lives in New York 25 years after him, Crowe plays a famous novelist suffering from depression as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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