Jennifer Lawrence & Steven Spielberg To Team On The Adaptation Of War Photographer Lynsey Addario’s Memoir
Jennifer Lawrence is set to headline the adaptation of Lynsey Addario’s memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War”, which has Steven Spielberg attached to direct. Warner Bros. Pictures won a heated auction for the upcoming book, which was recently excerpted in the New York Times Magazine. Several top actresses reportedly chased the material, including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie. The book is described as follows:
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself. It’s What I Do follows a course unavoidable for Addario—from her first camera and the pictures it inspired, to early years as a street photographer and the inspiration she found in the work of Sebastião Salgado. Photography becomes a way for her to travel with a purpose—a singular ambition that shapes and drives her.
Variety bring word that Ethan Hawke is reuniting with his ‘Training Day’ director Antoine Fuqua and co-lead Denzel Washington in ‘The Magnificent Seven.’ Washington took home an Oscar for ‘Training Day’ while Hawke earned a nomination. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett are also on board to star. Hawke is coming off his Oscar-nominated role in ‘Boyhood.’
The 1960 original, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai,’ starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws. The script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock, with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto writing the previous draft. The new film is said to feature a victimized a mining town, taken over by a gold baron, rather than the Mexican village of the original.
Warner Bros. Pictures have unleashed this red band trailer for the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-led ‘Get Hard.’ The Etan Cohen-directed comedy follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell’s character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. Also starring Alison Brie, Edwina Findley and Craig T. Nelson, ‘Get Hard’ opens on March 27th.
20th Century Fox have unveiled this UK poster for the upcoming video game adaptation, ‘Hitman: Agent 47.’ Directed by Aleksander Bach, the film stars ‘Homeland’s’ Rupert Friend as the title character, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl and Ciaran Hinds.
Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ is about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. Scripted by Skip Woods, Kyle Ward and Michael Finch, ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ hits theaters on August 28th.
From Universal Pictures comes these new TV spots for the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, ‘Furious 7.’ Continuing the global exploits of the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of ‘Furious 7.’ James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. The April 3rd release also features Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, John Brotherton and a cameo by Iggy Azaela.
Following the character posters for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, and Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk, Marvel have today set loose this new poster for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ featuring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick also stars Chris Evans as Captain America, and with the additional support of Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star. The film opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.