According to a report, New Regency has acquired the nonfiction book ‘Marching Powder’ and will develop it as a star vehicle for Chiwetel Ejiofor, who’s coming off an Oscar nomination for ’12 Years A Slave,’ which New Regency produced with River Road and Plan B. ‘Marching Powder’ is be based on the Rusty Young and Thomas McFadden book ‘Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail.’ The book is described as follows. Ejiofor will play the role of Thomas McFadden.
20th Century Fox has unleashed this latest TV spot for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th in the UK, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney.
Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
Marvel has just released online this new extended TV spot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which premiered last night during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. The stellar cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and potentially Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
Back in January it was reported that David O. Russell will rewrite and direct ‘Joy,’ a movie about the remarkable life story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention. Today, 20th Century Fox has set a December 25th, 2015 release for the film.
At the time, David O. Russell wanted Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano. Lawrence, after winning the Best Actress Oscar for the Russell-directed ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘American Hustle.’ Lawrence isn’t confirmed for the role just yet, so expect word on that front shortly.
Relativity Media has revealed this first trailer for the upcoming spy thriller ‘The November Man.’ Directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, the film stars Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko. The movie is based on Bill Granger’s ‘There Are No Spies,’ the seventh book in Granger’s 13-part ‘November Man’ series. The brief synopsis given for the film is as follows: An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.” ‘The November Man’ opens in theaters on August 27th.
Following the recent title and logo reveal, this new “The Bat” digital painting has arrived online for the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The highly anticipated action adventure is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from ‘Man of Steel,’ Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.