‘Dark Places,’ the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.
‘Dark Places’ tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
Following last weeks rumor, Marvel has just officially confirmed that Bradley Cooper will voice Rocket Raccoon in James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ “Rocket has been genetically and mechanically altered,” Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige said of the character in a recent interview. “He’s an experiment from one part of the galaxy.” The badass, anthropomorphic raccoon, who is an expert marksman and master tactician, is a fan favorite in the comicbook world.
To date, the all-star cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti also star, while Vin Diesel has been linked to voice Groot in the film.
Hot on the heels of a rumor that originated earlier this week that director Bob Peterson (who had won an Oscar for co-directing ‘Up’ with Pete Docter) had left what would have been his debut as a standalone director, ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ Pixar has confirmed the report though the Los Angeles Times that Peterson has been removed as director on the film. While Pixar haven’t named a replacement, they do say that Peterson intends to remain at the studio and the project will still meet its May 30, 2014 release date. This is the fourth time in eight movies that Pixar has replaced a director midstream.
Pixar president Ed Catmull told the LA Times, “All directors get really deep in their films. Sometimes you just need a different perspective to get the idea out. Sometimes directors … are so deeply embedded in their ideas it actually takes someone else to finish it up. I would go so far as to argue that a lot of live-action films would be better off with that same process.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals This First Look At Himself & Harrison Ford On The Set Of ‘The Expendables 3′
With production now underway in Bulgaria on director Patrick Hughes’ ‘The Expendables 3,’ Arnold Schwarzenegger has posted on his Instagram account this image of himself, Hughes and new recruit Harrison Ford on the set of the film. “It was a fantastic first day of filming on Expendables 3,” Schwarzenegger writes. “Great to work with Harrison and our director, Patrick.”
’The Expendables 3′ will feature Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to their roles in the first two films with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford joining the all-star cast along with Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell.
Lionsgate has released this new “Victors Banner” banner for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ that showcases the full field of victors that compete in the anniversary Quarter Quell Hunger Games. Head on over to thehungergamesexplorer.com to view a larger version of the banner.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
Following yesterday’s character poster for George Clooney’s Matt Kowalsky, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this second character poster for Alfonso Cuarón’s (Children Of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) ’Gravity.’ The sci-fi thriller, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is caught in a meteor shower, is pencilled in for a October 4th bow in 2D, 3D and IMAX.
‘Gravity’ is written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás Cuarón. In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.