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Jacqueline Bisset Starring in ‘Peter and John’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Jacqueline Bisset has been cast as the female lead in the independent period drama “Peter and John.” Director Jay Craven begins filming later this month in Nantucket for Kingdom County Prods. “Peter and John” is based on the 1887 Guy de Maupassant novel “Pierre et Jean,” which recounts the story of a French family whose lives are... 1 week 2 days ago via jetli
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MLK Biopic 'Selma' Casts Coretta Scott King (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Carmen Ejogo will star opposite David Oyelowo, who will play Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights drama. 1 week 2 days ago via brucelee
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Ray Winstone Takes Gary Busey Role In 'Point Break' Remake, Producers Promise Everything Will Be "Different"

fb.indiewire.com – "I've been lucky to work on a lot of films that I consider good scripts, me personally.I've also worked on films that I've had to do because I've had to pay the rent," Ray Winstone recently told The Belfast Telegraph."But that's part of the game and then you work on them and try and make them better films, with help from the director and the people you're working with. 1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Breck Eisner to direct Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid 2

joblo.com – Four years after THE KARATE KID returned to theaters in a film featuring no karate, we are getting a sequel that will reunite Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. This time, however, the man behind the camera will be Breck Eisner. Eisner is best known for directing SAHARA and THE CRAZIES and has long been associated with both a STRETCH ARMSTRONG and a FLASH GORDON movie.

1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Ray Winstone Joins "Point Break" Remake

darkhorizons.com – Ray Winstone ("Noah," "The Departed") has signed on for Ericson Core's upcoming extreme sports-themed remake of "Point Break". Winstone takes on the role played by Gary Busey in the 1991 original - the older partner of fresh young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) who is assigned to infiltrate a criminal ring. 1 week 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Matt Gerald Lands Villainous ‘Ant-Man’ Role; Kenneth Choi In Court For ‘The Whole Truth’

deadline.com – Matt Gerald has joined the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man for director Edgar Wright. Paul Rudd stars at the titular superhero, alongside Patrick Wilson, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena. Gerald will play one of the bad guys. He recently wrapped Solace with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, and his credits include Avatar, Escape Plan, Dexter and Hawaii Five-O. 1 week 4 days ago via brucelee
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Everything About This JEM Movie Is Wrong

feedproxy.google.com – Meredith Woerner over at io9 wrote a great piece today that articulates all of the growing discomfort I've felt every time I read something new about the Jem and the Holograms movie. 1 week 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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'12 Year A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For Main Villain Role In 'Bond 24'

fb.indiewire.com – Coming off an outstanding performance in “12 Years A Slave,” and one that earned him an Academy Award nomination, there will be no shortage of work for actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. He’s already met with J.J. Abrams, possibly about “Star Wars: Episode VII,” though potentially about any number of Bad Robot projects and now he’s being tipped as the main villain in the next James Bond movie. 1 week 5 days ago via jetli
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Chiwetel Ejiofor Eyed For ‘James Bond’ Villain

variety.com – After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic. Sources tell Variety that Ejiofor is the top choice to play the villain in Sony and MGM’s next installment in the James Bond series. 1 week 5 days ago via jetli
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David Lowery in Talks to Add Directing Duties on Disney's ‘Pete's Dragon’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – After being hired to co-write the screenplay, David Lowery is in negotiations to direct “Pete's Dragon” for Disney, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. The original 1977 film featured an animated dragon interacting with a live-action cast including Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons and Sean Marshall, who played an orphan fleeing his abusive adoptive parents. 1 week 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Amy Ryan, ‘Workaholics’ Star Jillian Bell Join Jack Black in ‘Goosebumps’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Oscar-nominated actress Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) have closed deals to join the cast of Sony's “Goosebumps,” TheWrap has learned. Rob Letterman is directing the film, which is based on R.L. Stine's popular book series. Dylan Minnette (“Prisoners”) plays a teen named Zach Cooper, whose family moves to a new home where his new neighbor is a mysterious author, played by Jack Black. 1 week 5 days ago via jetli
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The recently announced Jem and the Holograms movie begins filming in 3 weeks

joblo.com – Remember two weeks ago when we brought you the news that director Jon M. Chu would be directing the live action adaptation of 80s cartoon JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS? Well, I guess the project was further along than we thought because they begin filming in three weeks. In an industry where studio films typically can take months if not years to get produced, and even then sometimes fall apart, this movie looks to be... 1 week 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Keanu Reeves Joins Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock,' Benicio Del Toro Joins Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' & More

fb.indiewire.com – Looks like Keanu Reevesmight need to reboot his career a bit. His latest blockbuster, "47 Ronin," was a flop, and the string of indies he'd done since 2008's "The Day The Earth Stood Still" barely made a ripple. That's not to mention the sci-fi "Passengers," which needs to find a female lead (after Rachel McAdams dropped out)if shooting is to proceed on schedule this summer. 1 week 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Dates Adam Sandler Film ‘Pixels’ for Summer 2015, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage Join Cast

deadline.com – Sony Pictures announced that it will release the Chris Columbus film Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in summer 2015, with Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage joining the cast. Principal photography will commence in June. InPixels, aliens invade planet Earth after misinterpreting video feeds of classic arcade games as a threat. 1 week 5 days ago via brucelee
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Michelle Monaghan Joins the Cast of Pixels

comingsoon.net – Michelle Monaghan ("True Detective," Source Code ) is joining the cast of Pixels and will star opposite Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage, says The Hollywood Reporter . Chris Columbus (first two "Harry Potter" films, Home Alone ) is directing. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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