John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis & More Officially Cast In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
After almost a year of speculation, LucasFilm send word that John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. The film is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.
Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
These first two teaser trailers have arrived online for ‘Love, Rosie,’ a romantic comedy based on the bestselling book ‘Where Rainbows End’ from Irish author Ceclia Ahern (P.S. I Love You). The film stars Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as Rosie and Alex, best friends since school who “find that life often gets in the way of love but, true love just like true friendship, never dies. The question is will life allow them to get back into synch with each other after having missed so many opportunities?”
First Trailer For ‘They Came Together’ – Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Cobie Smulders…
Lionsgate has debuted this first trailer for David Wain’s ‘They Came Together,’ which opens in theaters and on VOD from June 27th. The rom-com send-up stars Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Max Greenfield, Cobie Smulders, Teyonah Parris, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynsky, Michael Shannon, Jason Mantzoukas, and Michaela Watkins.
Here’s David Wain’s statement on the film: After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: ROMANCE — particularly heterosexual romance between two white people.
With the release of the hugely anticipated film fast approaching, Legendary Pictures has debuted this “Asia Trailer” for ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic sci-fi monster pic, the film pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 15th in the UK and May 16th in the US. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ director Tomas Alfredson is pegged to helm an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel ‘The Snowman’ for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures. The crime-thriller revolves around Harry Hole, a detective who has been featured in ten Nesbo novels. Described as a loose cannon in the Oslo police force, the story has Hole investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup.
Tomas Alfredson first broke out internationally with his cult vampire flick ‘Let the Right One In’ and followed that up with the critically-acclaimed spy drama ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ – which received a handful of Oscar nominations including one for Gary Oldman in the best actor category (about bloody time!). The Swedish filmmaker is also linked to direct an adaptation of ‘The Brothers Lionheart.’
Oscar Isaac The Latest Actor Linked To ‘Star Wars: Episode VII'; Harrison Ford’s Han Solo Rumored To Play A Major Role
While principal photography is set to commence mid May, we’re still none the wiser about the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (I’m putting my money on a May 4th “Star Wars” day announcement). Over the last few weeks it has been reported that Oscar-winning ’12 Years A Slave‘ actress Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers have been reading for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Additionally, Ed Speleers (Downtown Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) are said to be among the men J.J. Abrams is eyeing for the lead male role. Adam Driver is also said to be in final negotiations to play a undisclosed villain character in the movie, while original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher also are said to be reprising their roles, as is Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. And story wise, all we know is that the sequel will be set 30 years after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi,’ and will follow ”a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.”
Deadline now hear that ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Oscar Isaac is in line for a major role in the film. And they’re also reporting that Harrison Ford’s Han Solo has “a gigantic role” in the first of the next three films. Apparently there’s a big table read on Tuesday with the cast in London, so maybe – and that’s a BIG maybe – we’ll finally get some concrete casting news for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ shorty. The outlet also add that Adam Driver, John Boyega and Maisie Richardson-Sellers are rumored to be top choices to star.