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Warner Bros has unveiled, via Yahoo!, this first poster for Rob Thomas’ upcoming ‘Veronica Mars’ movie, which opens on March 14th in the US. The film reunites the show’s cast (last seen on The CW in 2007), including Kristen Bell, along with Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Ken Marino.
The original distribution plan called for ‘Veronica Mars’ to get a limited engagement run in just a few cities before becoming more widely available via video on demand and other digital platforms. But Rob Thomas reports that Warner Bros. Pictures will now give the film a wider, nationwide release (number of screens still TBD) and let the marketplace decide how long it should stay in theaters. “We’re not going to dribble it out there,” says Thomas, who shot the movie in 23 days this past summer. Expect word on the film’s international release dates shortly.
5 Actors Line Up For Kyle Reese Role In ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke & Arnold Schwarzenegger Star
Variety are reporting that Boyd Holbrook, Tom Cocquerel, Wilson Bethel, Sam Reid and Jai Courtney are among the actors that will test on Monday for the role of Kyle Reese in the upcoming ‘Terminator: Genesis.’ In the 1984 original, that character, played by Michael Biehn, is sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor and ends up being the father to the savior of the future, John Connor.
Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke are already on board to play Sarah and John Connor, with Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to return to his iconic role. Alan Taylor, who worked with Clarke in the HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones,’ is directing. No plot details have been released yet, but a time travel element is probably expected since Emilia Clarke and all the guys testing are younger than Jason Clarke. Paramount Pictures had originally eyed more recognizable names like Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund to test for this role. Variety’s sources say both actors didn’t want to read which led Paramount to focus on actors still building a pedigree.
Lionsgate has revealed this clip from ’I, Frankenstein,’ which arrives in cinemas on January 24th in the US and January 29th in the UK. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, ‘I, Frankenstein’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux. The cast for the film includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
Los Angeles Times has set loose this new of images from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
Paramount Pictures has debuted this behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” video and Kevin Costner featurette for ’Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ which opens on January 17th in the US and January 24th in the UK. In the film, Chris Pine takes on the eponymous Tom Clancy character. The story for ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ centers on ex-Marine and Moscow-based financial analyst Jack Ryan, who uncovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the US economy. Ryan must race against time to save America and his wife (Keira Knightley). Kenneth Branagh will be pulling double-duty as the film’s director and villain, while Costner stars as William Harper, a legendary CIA Field Agent. Colm Feore, Nonso Anozie, Karen David and Gemma Chan co-star. The synopsis for ’Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ is as follows.
Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.
Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic; Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans & Eddie Murphy Eyed For Lead
THR bring word that Lee Daniels is looking to get back into business with The Weinstein Company, as the director is said to be in negotiations to tackle an untitled Richard Pryor biopic as his follow-up to ‘The Butler.’ The Weinstein Company will fully finance the Richard Pryor project.
Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Eddie Murphy are among the actors being eyed for the film, which has been in the works for years with different actors attached – Wayans and Murphy have long been linked. Sources say both are still in the mix, particularly Wayans, who at 41-years-old is considered to be the right age for the project and whose screen test is said to have wowed Harvey Weinstein.