THR bring word that Bradley Cooper is set to join the cast of ‘Jane Got A Gun,’ stepping in to play the bad guy role (Bishop) that Jude Law exited shortly after the film’s original helmer Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar) abruptly exited the project over creative and contract issues. Cooper is coming off an Oscar-nominated turn in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ He can also be seen in ‘The Place Beyond The Pines,’ this summer’s ‘The Hangover Part III,’ and Susanne Bier’s ‘Serena’ later this fall. Cooper is currently in the middle of shooting David O. Russell’s untitled movie, once named ’American Bullshit,’ that is loosely inspired by the true-life Abscam sting of the late 1970s and early ’80s. Gavin O’Connor, the writer/director of ‘Warrior,’ will helm ’Jane Got A Gun.’
‘Jane Got a Gun’ centers on Natalie Portman’s titular character, a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive, betrayed by criminal confederates that are hot on his heels. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm. Joel Edgerton will play the ex-lover while Bradley Cooper looks set to play the leader of the gang that lays siege to the homestead. Written by Brian Duffield, ‘Jane Got a Gun’ made the 2011 “Black List,” a compilation of the best unproduced scripts making the rounds of Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives.
With next year’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ set to mark Hugh Jackman’s seventh outing as Wolverine/Logan, Entertainment Weekly spoke with the actor briefly about the film. Jackman revealed to the outlet that he first heard about the project – that features not only original ‘X-Men’ stars like himself and Halle Berry, but also ‘X-Men: First Class’ actors like Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence – last year while he was shooting this summer’s ‘The Wolverine ‘and was hoping for a break from his superhero workout and diet. “I must admit I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts,” jokes the Oscar nominee. “They told me the idea and, at the time, it was Matthew Vaughn [directing]. Instantly, I knew it was a winner. It just felt like everything was coming full circle. However, I must admit my stomach and my mind were like, ‘Oh no.’”
Matthew Vaughn subsequently dropped out of helming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ last October, but not before he gave Hugh Jackman an idea of the film’s super-secret plot. The actor says he now has been given the full script (“I’ve read it—It’s really really fantastic.”) and is excited to reunite with his fellow ‘X-Men’ and director Bryan Singer. Says Jackman, “I owe, in a way, everything to Bryan. The first film I did in America was X-Men. Wolverine is a character I’ve loved playing and I can’t believe it’s going to be my seventh time playing it. It just blows me away. It not only feels like the right kind of project, it actually is so exciting that we’ll all be back together again. I don’t want to give away too much but I’m really excited not only to reunite with all those great actors but also to work with some of the other ones.” ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is scheduled to go into production this month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Nick Morrison has put together this stylish fan-made poster for Zack Snyder’s enormously anticipated Superman movie, ‘Man of Steel.’ Head on over to Nick Morrison’s Tumblr or Etsy page to view more of his work, including some great minimalist pieces on the likes of ‘Looper,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Breaking Bad,’ among others, to feast your eyes on. Expect new official posters and marketing materials for ‘Man of Steel’ later this month. Source: F Yeah Movie Posters.
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Deadline are reporting that Sally Hawkins has nabbed the final lead role in ‘Godzilla,’ the monster movie that Legendary and Warner Bros kicked off shooting last week in Vancouver, Canada. The ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ and ‘Made in Dagenham’ star will play a scientist alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Brian Cranston and Juliette Binoche. Hawkins recently starred in ‘Constellations,’ the Nick Payne play that had a sold-out run at the UK’s Royal Court Theatre and then the West End. Her upcoming films include ‘Almost Christmas’ with Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti, and Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine,’ which opens in the summer.
This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, ‘Godzilla’ will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
Hot on the heels of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on for the film, Variety are reporting that Jessica Chastain is in final negotiations to join Emma Stone, Cumberbatch and Charlie Hunnam in Guillermo del Toro’s ’Crimson Peak.’ While plot details are currently being kept under lock and key, the haunted house thriller is from a script by del Toro, Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. Legendary Pictures will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie, with Universal Pictures retaining an option to finance at a later date. The film is set to begin shooting in February 2014.
‘Crimson Peak’ will reteam Jessica Chastain with Guillermo del Toro, who executive produced the horror film ‘Mama,’ in which she starred. Since receiving an Oscar nomination for her leading role in ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ the only other project Chastain had committed to was the adaptation of ‘Miss Julie.’ Chastain can be seen next in ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.’
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ director Bryan Singer has tweeted the above production image from the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, featuring what appears to be Nicholas Hoult in his new Beast makeup. Singer captioned the image with the following: “Many a monster wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man & the form of a monster”. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, is scheduled to go into production this month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Bryan Singer recently announced that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director recently announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.