Lit Reactor reveal that James Franco has picked up the feature film rights to ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk’s 2007 novel ‘Rant.’ Palahniuk writes, “As of last night we’ve finalized a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant. Details about the casting, shooting and a proposed release date will be forthcoming. Hurray. After the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Sam Rockwell, I can’t imagine a more exciting actor to work with than Franco.”
Currently filming an adaptation of Steve Erickson’s ‘Zeroville,’ James Franco’s literary adaptations to date include ‘The Sound And The Fury,’ ‘Child Of God,’ and ‘As I Lay Dying.’ At this moment in time it’s unclear if Franco will direct, act or produce the ‘Rant’ adaptation (it’s likely all three), so expect more details about this project soon. UPDATE: Deadline add that Franco is eyeing the title role and Pamela Romanowsky is set to write and direct the adaptation.
New Trailer For Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’ – Also Starring Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep…
While Tommy Lee Jones directed the television film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Sunset Limited’ in 2011, his last theatrical feature film was 2005′s ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.’ Later this year he’s got his next movie, the western drama ‘The Homesman,’ which opens on November 14th.
Adapted by Tommy Lee Jones himself from Glendon Swarthout‘s novel, the story follows him as a down-and-out man who gets recruited to take three women on an odyssey from Nebraska to Iowa. Alongside Jones, ‘The Homesman’ features a top-notch cast in Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner and Jesse Plemons, among others.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this new UK trailer for the David Dobkin-directed (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) ‘The Judge.’ In the thriller/family drama, Robert Downey Jr stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. The likes of Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty and Denis O’Hare also star. ‘The Judge’ opens on October 10th.
RADiUS send word that they’ve acquired US rights to ‘Before We Go,’ Chris Evans’ feature directorial debut, in which he also stars opposite Alice Eve. Written by Ron Bass, the movie follows two strangers stuck in New York City for the night. Evans plays a down-on-his-luck saxophone player who helps a young woman (Eve) in need. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves. RADiUS have set a second quarter 2015 release.
After recently welcoming Sean Harris to the cast, Christopher McQuarrie has Tweeted this new image from the set of ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ featuring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames. McQuarrie directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce and Will Staples. The likes Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, and Sean Harris join the franchise.
The 4th installment in the franchise, ‘Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol,’ earned nearly $700 million worldwide and became Tom Cruise’s highest grossing film to date in his career. The ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history.
Awesome ‘Batman V Superman’ Trinity Poster With Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman & Ben Affleck’s Batman
Fan art by Niyoarts.
From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opens on March 25th, 2016.