THR are reporting that Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of ‘Tomorrowland,’ Disney’s Brad Bird-directed sci-fi adventure movie. George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson and Britt Robertson are also starring in the picture, which is currently shooting in Vancouver. Set for release on December 12th, 2014, Bird is making ’Tomorrowland′ his follow up to ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ his first live action pic after helming his trio of awesome animated flicks, ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Ratatouille’ and ‘The Iron Giant.’ ‘Lost’ co-creator Damon Lindelof co-wrote the script for ‘Tomorrowland’ with Jeff Jensen, an editor at Entertainment Weekly.
The story centers on a “bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.” Character descriptions are being kept secret, but it can be revealed that Hahn is playing a character named Ursula in what is described as a funny, scene-stealing role.
Variety bring word that Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle is attached to direct a feature adaptation of the documentary ‘Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers’ for Pathe and Fox Searchlight. Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the movie with Boyle’s longtime producing partner Christian Colson, who will produce through his Cloud Eight Films banner. The documentary, released this past summer, revolves around the world’s most successful diamond thieves who take the audience into the dark world of the international jewel trade. The footage for the doc was captured using real-life surveillance footage as well as interviews with several of the gang.
Danny Boyle most recently directed ‘Trance,’ which dealt with the heist of a famous painting and has since been looking for his next project. Sources say Boyle saw ‘Smash and Grab’ and became very interested in turning it into a movie, which led his long-time distributor making a push to come on board. Fox Searchlight has been home to most of Boyle’s films going back to ’28 Days Later’ so it makes sense that the film landed here.
New Trailer For Scott Cooper’s ‘Out Of The Furnace’ – Starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana & Casey Affleck
Relativity Media has let out the hatch this second trailer for Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming revenge-thriller, ‘Out Of The Furnace.’ Christian Bale stars in the film as Russell Baze alongside Casey Affleck as Rodney Baze Jr, Russell’s younger brother. Zoe Saldana plays Bale’s love interest Lena Warren and Sam Shepard will play Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle. Woody Harrelson plays the brutal crime boss Curtis and Forest Whitaker plays Wesley Barnes, the Sheriff of Braddock. Willem Dafoe also stars.
‘Out of the Furnace’ is a drama about fate, circumstance, and redemption. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. ‘Out Of The Furnace’ opens in cinemas on December 6th in the US and on January 31st in the UK.
Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston Highlighted In First ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Clip: “When Do We Start?”
Fandango has unveiled this first clip from ‘The Dark World,’ featuring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. ‘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.
In the film, 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.
Confirming earlier this week that she had auditioned for the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ Saoirse Ronan has now opened up to Empire about the whole process. “Yeah, I did [audition for Star Wars Episode VII]… I don’t know whether I should have said that now! I mean, everyone did. Everyone has auditioned for it. So many people I know have gone in for the part I’ve gone in for, and guys who’ve gone in for a particular part, so I’d imagine J.J. is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that he needs.”
She continued, “But nobody has a clue what it’s about, and nobody’s read the script. So I’ve gone in and read for it, but I have to say, I think it’s the only time I’ve ever thought, ‘You know what? Even if I don’t get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber – out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was… that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”
Just Jared has uncovered this new batch of images of Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer on the set of Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Cavill and Hammer are joined in the film by the likes of Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Jared Harris, and Hugh Grant in the film.
‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ is the first film to be made under filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s and producer Lionel Wigram’s new production shingle, Ritchie/Wigram Productions, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Having re-imagined the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films, the pair now bring their fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series by bringing super spies Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) to the big screen.