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With his career in front of the camera going from strength to strength, Channing Tatum is now reportedly attached to co-direct an adaptation of ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author Matthew Quick’s novel ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.’ Tatum will co-direct the film with his producing partner Reid Carolin, with whom he developed ‘Magic Mike’ and its forthcoming sequel ‘Magic Mike XXL.’ The pair are developing the project for their Free Association banner and will produce along with the company’s Peter Kiernan. Tatum and Carolin are also attached to yhe co-direct crime thriller ‘The Son,’ based on a novel by Jo Nesbo and set up at Warner Bros.
‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’ centers on a troubled high schooler who plans to kill his best friend and then himself. The official synopsis for the novel is as follows: Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.
Out and about on the promotional rounds for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Jennifer Lawrence opened up briefly to IGN about the next “X-Men” flick, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ On where we’ll find Mystique in the upcoming installment, the Oscar winner says, “She’s very complex. She’s a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to the opposite race. I don’t really know where she’s gonna go. I’ve had a few conversations about where we’ll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere.” While the plot of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is being kept under wraps, the film is said to focus heavily on the dynamic between Lawrence’s Mystique character and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Casting A Young Jean Grey & Cyclops; Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, Timothee Chalamet Being Eyed
Following a stellar response from critics and fans alike and a hefty box office figure of $745,570,770 million, 20th Century Fox and the filmmakers behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ are currently hard at work on the film’s follow-up, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ “Apocalypse” takes the superhero franchise in a new direction, and producer Simon Kinberg has already revealed that the film will bring in younger actors to play Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey.
Today we hear that Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are said to be among the actors being eyed to play a young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are under consideration for the role of young Cyclops. Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, while Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films. The Wrap’s report adds that that Moretz and Fanning have reportedly met with Singer about the part of Jean Grey, though other actresses remain in the mix.
From acclaimed director Bennett Miller, ‘Foxcatcher’ stars the likes of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Miller’s previous films, ‘Capote’ and ‘Moneyball’ were both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. ‘Foxcatcher’ opens on November 14th in the US and January 9th in the UK. Look out for my interviews with Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Bennett Miller on Friday.
The Weinstein Company have today announced the full official cast for Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming post-Civil War western, ‘The Hateful Eight.’ The Hateful Eight are as follows: Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe-nominee Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Golden Globe-nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Emmy-nominee Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir as Bob, Academy Award-nominee Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Academy Award-nominee Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers. Also, Channing Tatum has signed on for a role in the project. This will be Leigh, Bichir and Tatum’s first film with Tarantino, while the rest of the cast has worked with him in the past.
In ‘The Hateful Eight,’ set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
Channing Taum is reportedly circling a major, yet unknown role in Quentin Tarantino‘s western ‘The Hateful Eight.’ Set to start shooting in Colorado in December, the likes of Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue), Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage), Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix), Denis Menochet (Bob), Bruce Dern (General Smithers), James Remar (Jody), James Parks (O.B.), Dana Gourrier (Minnie) and Zoe Bell (Six-Horse Judy) are also set to star.
The Weinstein Company are once again joining forces with the Academy Award-winning writer/director on his much anticipated feature, which will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in over twenty years. This unique distribution plan will also feature 35mm and DCP formats following the initial and exclusive 70mm release. The film, which is slated for release in the fall of 2015, marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of Quentin Tarantino’s films, from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ through ‘Django Unchained.’