The Wrap bring word that Alice Eve has landed the female lead opposite Chris Evans in his feature directorial debut ‘1:30 Train.’ Written by Ron Bass, the indie movie follows two people who meet in a train station and share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York. Evans will play a down-on-his-luck saxophone player who helps a young woman (Eve) in need and ends up falling for her.
Chris Evans will shoot ‘1:30 Train’ before he reprises his role as Captain America in Marvel’s sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Alice Eve’s feature credits include ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘Sex and the City 2,’ ‘The Raven’ and ‘She’s Out of My League.’ She also played one of Vincent Chase’s many love interests on HBO’s ‘Entourage.’ The British actress recently wrapped Neil LaBute’s drama ‘Dirty Weekend’ and will soon be seen alongside Bryan Cranston in the indie thriller ‘Cold Comes the Night.’
Nelsan Ellis has been pegged to play Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s longtime friend and musical collaborator in the Tate Taylor-directed ‘Get On Up.’ Set for October 17th, 2014, Chadwick Boseman, who broke out in a big way with his performance as Jackie Robinson in ’42,’ will play James Brown. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also star. Ellis is best known for playing Lafayette on the HBO vampire series ‘True Blood.’ He was last seen on screen playing Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ and his screen credits include ‘The Express,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Secretariat,’ and ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist.’
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give “a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.”
Deadline are reporting that Jason Statham has met with director Paul Feig and that talks will start soon for him to join Melissa McCarthy in ‘Susan Cooper.’ The comedy, which puts Feig and McCarthy back together after ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat,’ casts her as a bumbling secret agent. Statham will play a spy on the same side, if the deal makes. He’ll next be seen with James Franco in ‘Homefront,’ and he just wrapped ‘The Expendables 3.’ Statham is just beginning work on ‘Fast & Furious 7.’
‘Susan Cooper,’ which is being developed as a potential franchise, is described as a “realistic comedy” about a female James Bond-type. Paul Feig wrote the script and will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner along with Jessie Henderson.
New Extended TV Spot For ‘Frozen’ Showcases Demi Lovato’s Version Of The Film’s New Song “Let It Go”
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Gad, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk, ‘Frozen’ journeys into theaters on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck direct the 3-D musical adventure, while Tony-award winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the music. The official synopsis for ‘Frozen’ is as follows.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
With the release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ fast approaching, Marvel has debuted this latest clip from the film via Pop Sugar. The likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandral, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
‘Thor: The Dark World’ continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor” and ‘The Avengers,’ Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves… but our universe itself.
Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is near a deal for ‘Blood On Snow,’ the first of a two novel series by ‘The Snowman’ author Jo Nesbo. It will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to be produced by him and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick.
The book has been written under the pseudonym Tom Johansen, and it is about a hit man who is asked by his boss to kill the man’s wife. Trouble is, he falls in love with her and things get messy from there. The Norwegian novelist will publish the novel next spring through Knopf, with the sequel, ‘More Blood On Snow,’ to be published the following year. A year after that, Jo Nesbo will release ‘The Kidnapping,’ which is kind of connected to all this in that the kidnap victim is Tom Johansen, as Nesbo’s pseudonym becomes a character in his own right.