‘Homeland’ and ‘Gotham’ actress Morena Baccarin has joined Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and MMA champion-turned-actress Gina Carano in ‘Deadpool,’ 20th Century Fox’s action movie based on the wisecracking mercenary Marvel character. Baccarin will play the female lead and romantic interest of Reynolds’ title character.
Last month we heard that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen.
A24 has unveiled two posters for Matt Shakman’s thriller ‘Cut Bank.’ Starring Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt and Michael Stuhlbarg, the script is from Sons Of Anarchy‘s Roberto Patino. The story centers on 25-year-old Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth), a former-athlete-turned-auto-mechanic who dreams of getting out of Cut Bank, MT, the coldest town in America. But his efforts to do so set in motion a deadly series of events that change his life and the character of the town forever. A24 releases the film on DirecTV on February 26th and in limited theaters on April 3rd.
Lakeshore Entertainment send word that Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip Roth. ‘American Pastoral‘s adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh. ‘American Pastoral’ will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.
New Trailer For ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ – Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts & Tom Sturridge
Fox Searchlight Pictures have set loose this new trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd,’ which has been penciled in for a May 1st release date. Starring the likes of Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Juno Temple, the script is written by David Nicholls, author and screenwriter of ‘One Day’ and ’Starter for Ten.’
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
6 New ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Clips – Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel…
From Fox Searchlight Pictures comes this batch of clips from ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ which opens on February 26th in the UK and March 6th in the US. John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) has returned to helm the follow-up companion feature to the 2012 film from an original screenplay by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker and Madden. The cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench (Evelyn), Maggie Smith (Muriel), Bill Nighy (Douglas), Dev Patel (Sonny), Celia Imrie (Madge), Ronald Pickup (Norman), Penelope Wilton (Jean), Diana Hardcastle (Carol), Tena Desae (Sunaina) and Lillete Dubey (Mrs. Kapoor). Additional cast making their debut include Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. The original earned $136.8 million worldwide on a budget of just $10 million.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ writer-producer-director Bryan Singer has announced on his Instagram account that Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will play Nightcrawler in the May 27th, 2016 release. The character, who was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, made his first comic book appearance in 1975’s “Giant Size X-Men” #1. Alan Cumming famously played an older version of Nightcrawler in ‘X2.’
Last month Bryan Singer revealed that Alexandra Shipp will play Storm, Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Shipp is known playing KT Rush on the show ‘House of Anubis’ and for leading ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,’ Turner is known for her role as Sansa Stark on ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Sheridan has starred in ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Mud’ and ‘Joe.’ Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films, and Halle Berry played Storm in four films.