Deadline are reporting that Elodie Yung has been cast as the goddess Hathor in Summit Entertainment’s ‘Gods of Egypt’ opposite Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman and Geoffrey Rush. The February 12th, 2016 release is directed by Alex Proyas from a script he wrote with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, about a thief and a god on a magical quest in ancient Egypt. Yung made an impression as a lethal gang lord in action sequel ‘District 13: Ultimatum’ and also appeared in David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘G.I. Retaliation.’ She also stars in the upcoming rom-com ’10 Things I Hate About Life’ with Evan Rachel Wood and Billy Campbell.
‘Gods Of Egypt’ is set in ancient Egypt against the legendary world of great pyramids and sphinxes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones,’ is set to play Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief (Brenton Thwaites) and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris. Gerard Butler will play Set, the Egyptian God of the desert, storms, and foreigners. The story is set in motion when Set kills Osiris. Geoffrey Rush will play the sun god Ra, the father of Set and Osiris who is also Set’s ultimate target. Chadwick Boseman plays Thoth, the god of wisdom.
In ‘3 Days to Kill,’ Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission – even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. Also starring Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen, McG directs from a script by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. ‘3 Days to Kill’ opens on February 21st in the US. Expect a UK release date shortly.
What was it like to play this fun, incredibly skilled, seductive spy hunter – especially considering how unapologetic and proficient she is? Vivi’s someone who has to motivate Ethan to do what he must, while also maintaining an aura of mystery around her….
Amber Heard: She’s a lot of fun to play. Vivi exists in the world that she made for herself and she makes her own rules and you can’t ask for a better platform as an actor. She gets to call the shots without actually having to fire the gun. What I was attracted to about her was this idea that I could play with the suspension of reality. Vivi doesn’t live in the same world that we live in, and she doesn’t even live in the same world that the rest of the characters live in (laughs). That heightened sense of reality, and the freedom that comes with that, drew me to her. I also liked that she can be seductive, but that’s not where her power is. Vivi’s power is skill and knowledge, and her ability to do her job well and be unaffected by it, on an emotional level. There are many things about her that make her who she is. Being seductive is just another side effect of all the other stuff. It didn’t affect her. It was just a consequence. And I always prefer to shoot the gun than wear a wedding dress. It’s far more interesting to me.
Paramount Pictures has unleashed this Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah) character poster for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story, ‘Noah.’ Set for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s eponymous hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Darren Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favorite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. ‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. The synopsis for ‘Noah’ is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”
Screen Daily bring word that Meryl Streep is set for a “small but important” role as the iconic British suffragette movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst in ‘Suffragette,’ which is lead by Carey Mulligan. The script for the drama hails from Abi Morgan, who wrote ‘The Iron Lady,’ featuring Streep in the lead. Morgan also co-wrote ‘Shame,’ the Steve McQueen-directed film that Mulligan starred in with Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie.
Based on true events, the story revolves around the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement: women who were forced underground in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. With ‘Suffragette’ set to begin shooting on February 24th, additional casting will be announced in the coming days. Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) directs ‘Suffragette,’ while producers are Ruby Films’ Faye Ward and Alison Owen. Executive producers are Pathe’s Cameron McCracken and Film4’s Tessa Ross and Katherine Butler.
Jai Courtney Is Kyle Reese In ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke & Arnold Schwarzenegger Also Star
Variety are reporting that Jai Courtney has landed the role of Kyle Reese in the upcoming ‘Terminator: Genesis.’ In the 1984 original Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn, is sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor and ends up being the father to the savior of the future, John Connor. Courtney is coming off ‘Jack Reacher’ and ‘A Good Day To Die Hard,’ and will next be seen in ‘Divergent.’ He recently shot the Angelina Jolie-directed ‘Unbroken’ and Russell Crowe-helmed ‘The Water Diviner.’
Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke are already on board to play Sarah and John Connor, with Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to return to his iconic role. Alan Taylor, who worked with Clarke in the HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones,’ is directing. No plot details have been released yet, but a time travel element is probably expected since Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney are younger than Jason Clarke.
Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome with Love) have joined the cast of Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life,’ which is now shooting in Toronto. The film tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), on assignment for Life Magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean, played by Dane DeHaan.
Dennis Stock was a young photographer working for the Magnum agency when he received an assignment that changed his life: to shoot a free-spirited actor named James Dean. The gig became a personal journey for both as they traveled from L.A. to New York to Indiana. During the trip, Stock captured now-iconic images of the actor before he was launched to stardom with ‘East of Eden’ (1955).