While ’12 Years a Slave’ won the most celebrated award of the night, “Best Film: Drama” (I’m disappointed it didn’t win more!), ‘American Hustle’ was arguably the big winner of the 71st Golden Globes by nabbing three awards on the night. The 1970s-set crime movie was named “Best Film: Comedy or Musical,” while its stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also won prizes for their roles.
Additionally, Cate Blanchett collected the “Best Actress in a Drama trophy” for Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine,’ while Alfonso Cuaron was named best director for ‘Gravity.’ Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto picked up the “Best Actor in a Drama” and “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama” prizes for the biographical ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Check out the full list of winners below.
Closely following a report linking ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ star Jesse Plemons to the film, Heat Vision now bring word that Michael Fassbender, ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving are rumored for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ To date the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O’Connell, Alex Pettyfer, Saoirse Ronan and Sullivan Stapleton have also been linked to the film via various rumors.
According to the outlet, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has changed significantly since Oscar winner Michael Arndt departed as writer in the fall, with duties taken up by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote ‘Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark. ‘ Multiple insiders tell the outlet that the reason for the parting of ways was not due to a timeframe issue, as has been reported, but rather due to a difference in opinion of which characters to emphasize.
Various sources are reporting that Quentin Tarantino is going back to the Western genre with a script called ‘The Hateful Eight,’ which he hopes to direct this summer. The title suggests Tarantino could be upping the ante, playing off the title of John Sturges’ 1960 film ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ which in turn was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 ‘Seven Samurai.’
While no one has been cast yet, it is reported that Quentin Tarantino has reached out to veteran casting director Victoria Thomas, who worked on his last movie ‘Django Unchained.’ A part has been written for Christoph Waltz, who starred in Tarantino’s ’Django Unchained’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ and Bruce Dern in rumored to be in the mix. Additionally, Pilar Savone, who served as a producer on ‘Django Unchained’ and acted as an associate producer on Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ’Death Proof’ after being his assistant, is producing ‘Hateful Eight.’
Entertainment Weekly has revealed this first look at Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in ‘Get On Up.’ Set for October 17th, 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, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd and Octavia Spencer.
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 Brown over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon. He will be seen next in the NFL pic ‘Draft Day,’ which stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.
Sony Pictures and EW have debuted this international poster and still from Jose Padilha’s upcoming remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In cinemas on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
The 1987 Paul Verhoeven original was about a cop (Peter Weller) who was near death and was drafted to become a powerful cyborg cop, until suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him. The ‘RoboCop’ remake once had Darren Aronofsky developing it to direct before MGM halted progress on all of its pictures while they were going through financial difficulties.
Rebel Wilson Joins Amanda Seyfried In The Will Ferrell & Adam McKay Produced Comedy ‘He’s F-ing Perfect’
After starring in the hit Universal comedies ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Pitch Perfect,’ Rebel Wilson is re-teaming with the studio and signing on to join Amanda Seyfried in the comedy ‘He’s F-ing Perfect,’ a comedy being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.
Jake Szymanski, who has directed many ‘Funny or Die’ skits, is attached to helm. Amanda Seyfried last starred in ‘Epic,’ ‘The Big Wedding,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ’Lovelace.’ She just wrapped a turn in Seth McFarlane’s latest feature comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ Seyfried is also pegged to star alongside Aaron Paul and Russell Crowe in Gabriele Muccinio’s drama ‘Fathers and Daughters.’ Rebel Wilson, who currently stars on the ABC sitcom ‘Super Fun Night,’ just signed on for a supporting role in ‘Night at the Museum 3.’