First Trailer For ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ – Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz…
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have unveiled this first teaser trailer for their upcoming ‘Divergent’ sequel, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent.’ Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th, 2015.
Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s newly formed production company Monumental Pictures is planning a big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s bestselling novel ‘How To Build A Girl.’ Owen’s production credits include ‘The Other Boleyn Girl,’ ‘Saving Mr Banks,’ and the upcoing films ‘Tulip Fever’ and ‘Suffragette.’ Hayward’s credits including ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Atonement’ and ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary.’ The deal marks the first acquisition for Monumental, and the film’s development is backed by Film4.
In ‘How To Build A Girl,’ famed columnist Caitlin Moran tells a somewhat autobiographical story in the tale of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as an adventurous, sexually adventurous music critic. Moran and Scottish author and screenwriter John Niven (Kill Your Friends) are adapting the book.
From acclaimed director Bennett Miller, ‘Foxcatcher’ stars the likes of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Miller’s previous films, ‘Capote’ and ‘Moneyball’ were both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. ‘Foxcatcher’ opens on November 14th in the US and January 9th in the UK. Look out for my interviews with Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Bennett Miller on Friday.
Warner Bros. Pictures has penciled in the tentatively titled ‘The Conjuring 2′ for a June 10th, 2016 release date. In October it was announced that James Wan is returning as director and producer on the film, which was originally set for October 23rd, 2015. Shifting ‘The Conjuring 2′ gives Wan time to promote the film he just finished, ‘Furious 7.’ Universal Pictures releases that film on April 3rd, 2015 after moving it from summer 2014 following the tragic death of star Paul Walker. ‘The Conjuring 2′ will begin shooting next summer, with both Vera Farmiga and Partick Wilson signed on to reprise their roles from the original.
Robert De Niro Looking To Re-Team With Jennifer Lawrence & Writer-Director David O. Russell On ‘Joy’
Robert De Niro is reportedly in talks to to re-team with his ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’ director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence for ‘Joy,’ a movie about the remarkable life story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention.
Jennifer Lawrence, after winning the Best Actress Oscar for the David O. Russell-directed ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle.’ Lawrence isn’t confirmed for the role just yet, so expect word on that front shortly. Robert De Niro would play Mangano’s father, and his involvement is said to be contingent on Lawrence’s deal closing. De Niro was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Following the release of the film’s new trailer (which you can also view below), Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this first TV spot for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.