Steve Carell To Star In The Adaptation Of David Menasche’s Memoir ‘The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest To Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons’
THR bring word that Warner Bros. Pictures have picked up the rights to David Menasche’s memoir, ‘The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons.’ According to the outlet, Steve Carell is attached to star and also produce with his cohorts from the studio-based Carousel Productions, Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres.
David Menasche was a Miami high school teacher who in 2006 was told he only had a few months left to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He managed to extend his life via several surgeries and years of chemo but a seizure in 2012 ended his teaching career. Menasche then decided to embark on a cross-country journey to reconnect with former students from his 15-year teaching career, come to terms with his illness and learn to live fully in the present. (He is still alive today.) Touchstone published the book in January 2014. The official synopsis for the book is as follows:
IMP Awards has uncovered this Chinese poster for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.′ The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. The superhero sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues to struggle with balancing his life as a high school student, and his responsibilities as Spider-Man. When Peter begins to investigate more about his father’s past, thanks to the help of his friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), he begins to realize that the new threats of Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) all have one thing in common: OsCorp. The official synopsis for the film can be read below.
Kevin Feige Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ & James Spader’s Titular Villain Ultron: “We Want Him To Have An Extreme Personality & Attitude”
With ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe’ set to air on ABC at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on Tuesday, March 18th, Movies.com have caught up with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about the one-hour special, which teases new footage from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and 2015′s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ While first-unit doesn’t officially begin on ‘The Avengers’ sequel for another week, fans have been promised a first look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ during the show. “They’re advertising it as a first look, and that is an honest statement,” he told us. “We don’t start filming for another week and a half, so you’re not going to have a lot of first-unit footage because it doesn’t exist yet. But you certainly get more than just a peek at some of the new fun things we have in store.”
“I had wings once. And they were strong, but they were stolen from me.” Disney has debuted this “Wings” banner and teaser for ‘Maleficent,’ the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Lead by Angelina Jolie as Disney’s notorious evil queen, ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
‘Godzilla’: New Look At The Iconic Monster From The Cover Of The ‘Godzilla: The Art of Destruction’ Book
This new look at the titular monster in ‘Godzilla’ has online via the cover of the ‘Godzilla: The Art of Destruction’ book by Mark Cotta Vaz. Featuring an introduction by director Gareth Edwards, the May 13th release is officially described as follows: Published to coincide with the release of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, this visually stunning book presents an extraordinary new vision for the beloved character through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is the definitive book on one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Featuring interviews with the director and key crew and cast members, the book tells the complete story of the making of Godzilla from concept to final frames. Comprehensive and enthralling, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is a book that no fan will want to be without.
“Reinventing Arnold” Featurette For ‘Sabotage’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Lionsgate has unleashed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th in the US and May 7th in the UK. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’