Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.
This new UK poster has arrived online for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut ‘Lost River’ (formerly titled ‘How to Catch a Monster’). Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Rob Zabrecky star in the modern fantasy-drama, for which Gosling has also written the screenplay. ‘Lost River’ weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairy tale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are currently hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ And with that in mind, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ producer-writer-director Bryan Singer recently revealed that Kodi Smit-McPhee will play a younger Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp will play a younger Storm, Sophie Turner will play a younger Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan will play a younger Cyclops in the May 27th, 2016 release.
Today Variety bring word that “EastEnders” star Ben Hardy has also joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Hardy’s name was listed earlier this year as a contender to play Cyclops, although that role ultimately went to Tye Sheridan. His role is unknown at this time but sources say the part is significant to the “X-Men” universe.
Fox Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush announced today that they have set a July 1st release for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s (American Horror Story) ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ which bagged the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best U.S. Dramatic Feature at Sundance. From the Black List script by Jesse Andrews based on his novel, the plot follows Greg (Thomas Mann), who is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl (RJ Cyler), his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia (Olivia Cooke). Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon co-star.
Warner Bros. Pictures send word that Rob Schrab (Community, The Mindy Project) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation ‘The LEGO Movie.’ Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed ‘The LEGO Movie,’ are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
Jessica Chastain Joins The Likes Of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt In ‘The Huntsman’
Deadline bring word that two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of the tentatively titled ‘The Huntsman,’ the prequel to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Visual effects specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who earned a Visual Effects Oscar nomination for his work on the first film, takes the helm for his feature directorial debut. Frank Darabont, who had been set to direct before bowing out earlier this year due to creative differences, wrote the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Emily Blunt will play the lead villain, joining Chris Hemsworth, who will reprise his role as The Huntsman from the original. The prequel sends The Huntsman on a quest to find the magic mirror, which has been stolen, forcing him to face not only his past but also the evil Snow Queen. Charlize Theron will return as the villainous Ravenna and Blunt is playing her sister, the Snow Queen. It is currently unknown who Jessica Chastain will play.