Astrid Berges-Frisbey To Play Guinevere In Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ Film; Joins Charlie Hunnam & Idris Elba
With ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, Warner Bros. Pictures and director/producer Guy Ritchie have reportedly set Astrid Berges-Frisbey (I Origins, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) to play Guinevere in the film. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is playing the title role of King Arthur in the film, and Idris Elba is set to play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur. The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485.
Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe send word that they’ve pre-emptively purchased an untitled comedy pitch from actor and Emmy Award-winning writer Ben Schwartz which Adam McKay is attached to direct and Seth Rogen is attached to star in. Schwartz will also co-star in the film. Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce alongside Gary Sanchez’s Will Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce with Erin Westerman overseeing for the company. Robyn Wholey will Co-Produce.
“Evan and Seth have been doing amazing things and we’re so excited to work with them. Ben, not so much. Most of my problems with him are personal ones, but I have to give it up… he did come up with a great idea,” said Adam McKay. “Every two thousand years the planets of our galaxy align in a perfect line that funnels the cosmic energies of the universe to flow into one perfect comedic collaboration. The time is now. This is that project. Nothing will ever be the same,” said Seth Rogen with Evan Goldberg adding, “McKay and Schwartz are reeeeeeal smart, well-endowed guys and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them.”
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According to a report that arrived online yesterday, Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot the upcoming superhero film ‘Doctor Strange’ at Pinewood-Shepperton. Prep is set to start at Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015, and a tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015. Marvel have also reportedly penciled in the film’s release for July 8th, 2016. ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct ‘Doctor Strange,’ and three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be in talks for the title role.
Focus Features has unleashed this first poster for the upcoming horror sequel ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ which is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both previous entries in the franchise, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan (‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ director). Whannell penned both ‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ which earned more than $40 million at the box office in its opening weekend making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September.
Bad Robot Release The Latest ‘Star Wars’/’Batman V Superman’ Crossover (Featuring Our First Look At The Return Of The Millennium Falcon)
Following both leaked images from the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and director Zack Snyder Tweeting an awesome ‘Batman V Superman’/’Star Wars’ crossover image (likely in response to reports of a Batmobile being stolen from the ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ set), Bad Robot has put together this video titled “HUNKA JUNK” – continuing the shenanigans between ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ director J.J. Abrams and Snyder.
First Poster & Trailer For J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ – Starring Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain
This first trailer and poster has arrived online for ‘A Most Violent Year,’ the upcoming thriller written and directed by ‘All Is Lost’ and ‘Margin Call’ helmer J.C. Chandor. ‘A Most Violent Year’ is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The story revolves around an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built. A24 Films is releasing the film on December 31st, positioning it for a potential awards run. Davud Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Albert Brooks also star.