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In light of the enormous success of ‘Ride Along’ at the box office, Universal Pictures has set a January 15th, 2016 release date for the sequel to the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy. Tim Story will return with direct, and Hart and Ice Cube will reprise their roles as a security guard and an Atlanta cop. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the script, and Will Packer and Cube Vision will produce.
‘Ride Along’ opened in the US over the January four-day holiday weekend to $48.6 million, the best opening of all time for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, beating 2008′s ‘Cloverfield; ($46.1 million). Costing a modest $25 million to make and nabbing a fantastic A CinemaScore, the film stayed in the #1 spot for three weeks straight and has earned $130.6 million domestically to date. The likes of John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, David Banner, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne starred alongside Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. At the worldwide box office, ‘Ride Along’ is currently sitting at $140.6 million earned.
According to Deadline, actor-director-writer Dexter Fletcher has dropped out of helming the Sony Pictures and GK Films movie on the rock supergroup Queen, with the late frontman, lead vocalist and lyricist Freddie Mercury to be played Ben Whishaw. Fletcher made his directorial debut with ’Wild Bill’ before directing ’Sunshine On Leith,’ a musical based on the Proclaimers songbook. I strongly recommend giving them a peep if you haven’t already, I thoroughly enjoyed both. The phrase “creative differences” is being cited as the reason for Fletcher’s departure, although there’s been no concrete word from the studio and production company, or indeed Mr. Fletcher, at this moment in time.
Ben Whishaw is still said to be playing Freddie Mercury, but Sony Pictures hope to keep production on pace might be optimistic, given that Whishaw is booked for the next James Bond picture. Whishaw stepped in after Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out in what has been a struggle to get the film just right before starting production. Cohen also dropped out over creative differences.
Closely following yesterday’s report saying Rooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in Joe Wright’s upcoming Peter Pan film, ’Pan,’ The Wrap have caught wind that ‘Four Lions’ star Adeel Akhtar has been cast as Smee in Warner Bros. Pictures’ big-budget tentpole. The film tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan. Hugh Jackman is expected to play Blackbeard while Garrett Hedlund will reportedly play Captain Hook. Smee is a pirate who serves as Captain Hook’s right-hand man. He was portrayed by Bob Hoskins in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Hook.’
Joe Wright will direct the feature film based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved story from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17th, 2015, opening opposite Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man.’ Wright previously directed ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’ There’s no word on who’s playing Peter Pan at this moment in time.
Apple has revealed this first trailer and set of images from the James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up.’ Set for a October 17th release, Chadwick Boseman, who broke out in a big way with his performance as Jackie Robinson in ’42,’ is joined in the Tate Taylor-directed film by Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd and Octavia Spencer. Boseman plays the legendary artist.
James Brown, one of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, died in 2006 at age 73. Boseman will portray the Godfather of Soul over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon.
4 New TV Spots For Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth…
With the eagerly awaited release of ‘Noah’ fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose four TV spots for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of Tubal-cain, the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s titular hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Universal Pictures has released, via Yahoo! Movies, this first clip from Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) ‘Neighbors’ (formerly titled ‘Townies’). The comedy follows a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the frat with whom Rogen and Byrne’s characters quickly form a rivalry. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. ’Neighbors’ is set for May 9th.