Metalblackfae has put together this great fan-made piece of Channing Tatum as the Ragin’ Cajun, Gambit. While the casting of Tatum is still in the works, both X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner and the ’22 Jump Street’ star have seemed pretty optimistic. Earlier this month Tatum said, “Creatively, we’re starting to chug forward. Obviously there’s nothing [official]. There are only conversations and dreams right now, really… I’ve been pretty vocal about wanting to be the part of Gambit for a very long time. It’s a weird, pinching-myself moment that we’re even having the conversation.”
Keanu Reeves Replaces Daniel Craig In Courtney Hunt’s ‘The Whole Truth’ – Also Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renee Zellweger…
Back in April, Daniel Craig abruptly dropped out of the courtroom drama ‘The Whole Truth.’ The project, which was scheduled to start filming that month, was brought to halt as the producers, Atlas Entertainment and Likely Story, looked to find a replacement. A few months down the line it is now being reported that Keanu Reeves has replaced Craig in the lead role. Previously cast Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Gabriel Basso are still in place opposite Reeves in what will mark Courtney Hunt’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated debut ‘Frozen River.’ It is unknown why Craig dropped out of the project.
First Image From ‘Theory Of Everything’ – Starring Eddie Redmayne As Stephen Hawking & Felicity Jones
Working Title has unveiled this first image for the Stephen Hawking drama ‘Theory of Everything.’ Starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking, the film is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire). The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.
Jane Wilde’s memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen” inspired the film. The screenplay is by Anthony McCarten, who is producer on the film with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The cast of ‘Theory of Everything’ also includes two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson and David Thewlis. The creative team also includes cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, production designer John Paul Kelly, costume designer Steven Noble, and film editor Jinx Godfrey (marking her seventh feature with James Marsh). The film opens on November 7th in the US and January 2nd in the UK and Ireland.
According to a new report, Maya Rudolph is joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy ‘The Nest,’ which will open on December 18th, 2015 (the same date as ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’). Directed by ‘Pitch Perfect’ helmer Jason Moore, the script is based on an original idea by Paula Pell. The film follows two disconnected sisters (Fey and Poehler) summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Rudolph will play a childhood friend of the duo.
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on an athletic team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Out now, ’22 Jump Street’ also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell and Craig Roberts. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller direct.
The relationship between you and Jonah’s characters in the original film took center stage. Schmidt and Jenko are an odd couple, and they work well together because they bring different things to the table. What is it like bringing that relationship to the big screen, and working with Jonah on that?
Channing Tatum: I’d never been in a comedy before. I learned to trust the process – I mean, Jonah is so good, he can throw out four or five different ways of saying a line, one right after another. I trust him, and I trust Chris and Phil – I’m among friends. If they’re laughing, you know it’s funny. When I watch an action-comedy – like ’48 Hours’ or ‘Bad Boys’ – I want to believe that those guys hang out after the movie, chilling at the bar. That’s how Jonah and I are for the most part. It’s definitely a lot of fun working with Jonah, and even more so on this one because I know him even better now.
After directing the first two episodes of the upcoming new Peter Capaldi-lead season of ‘Doctor Who,’ Ben Wheatley, one of my favorite filmmakers working today, is gearing up to shoot his big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel ‘High-Rise.’ With Tom Hiddleston set for the lead role, a new report brings word that Luke Evans has come on board the project as well. ‘Kill List’ and ‘A Field in England’ writer Amy Jump has penned the script with Film4 on board as backers. A 2015 release is expected.