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DreamWorks Animation has revealed this new clip from ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ The sequel checks in with Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon pal, Toothless, five years after he brought humans and dragons together on the island of Berk. An outsider who’s now the village hero, Hiccup is on the verge of adulthood, with his chieftain father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), grooming him for responsibility. But he’d rather embrace what’s left of his carefree childhood.
‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray To Script The Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill-Starring ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’
Early last month it was first reported that ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are set reunite on a 20th Century Fox project titled ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell,’ which is based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article ‘American Nightmare: The Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ (you can read it here). Today Variety have caught wind that ‘Captain Phillips’ screenwriter Billy Ray has been tapped to pen the script for the real-life drama. DiCaprio, Hill and Ray were all nominees at this past Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Jonah Hill is pegged to play the title subject, a security guard who discovered a backpack in the Olympics compound in Atlanta in 1996. Initially hailed a hero for reporting the suspicious knapsack and then helping clear bystanders from the area before it exploded, saving many people from injury or death, Richard Jewell was subsequently vilified just three days later as a potential suspect, his life and reputation torn apart in the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. Leonardo DiCaprio will play the lawyer out to clear his name. Eventually Brenner was completely exonerated and Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber. In 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue publicly thanked Jewell on behalf of the state of Georgia for saving the lives of those at the Olympics.
Yahoo! Movies has debuted this fantastic Mondo poster for ‘The LEGO Movie.’ Created by artist Tom Whalen, the poster features all the plucky plastic heroes — including DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — and block-headed villains of the new movie.
Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael said in a statement, “The film obviously comes from a place of true enthusiasm and fandom, and we tried to match that same effort and enthusiasm on the poster.” The custom design will be available in a 18″ x 24″ screenprint with a limited edition of only 475 prints. Priced at $45, the poster will be available for sale at MondoTees.com today (February 7th) at a random time during the day. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter to learn when it goes on sale (and pay attention, because Mondo prints sell out in mere minutes).
Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill To Re-Team For Film About Falsely Accused Atlanta Olympics Bomber Richard Jewell
According to Deadline, Fox has closed a deal to acquire rights to Marie Brenner’s 1997 Vanity Fair article ‘The Ballad Of Richard Jewell,’ which will be developed for Jonah Hill to play the title subject. Jewell was the security guard who discovered a backpack in the Olympics compound in Atlanta in 1996. Initially hailed a hero for reporting the suspicious knapsack and then helping clear bystanders from the area before it exploded, Jewell was subsequently vilified just three days later as a potential suspect, his life and reputation torn apart in the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. Leonardo DiCaprio will play a lawyer Jewell knew casually, a Southern attorney who mostly did real estate closings and seemed in over his head, but he guided Jewell through a hellish Twilight Zone that went on even after the FBI officially cleared Jewell’s name three months later.
Marie Brenner, whose Vanity Fair article was the original source material for the Michael Mann-directed tobacco whistle-blower tale ‘The Insider,’ accompanied Richard Jewell and his attorney just as it finally became clear he had nothing to do with placing the bomb. The film will be produced by Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Hill and Kevin Misher, the latter of whom brought in the article. Eventually Brenner was completely exonerated and Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber. In 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue publicly thanked Jewell on behalf of the state of Georgia for saving the lives of those at the Olympics.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this latest promo for ’The LEGO Movie.’ Scheduled for a February 7th release in the US and a February 14th bow in the UK, ’The LEGO Movie’ is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) from their own original screenplay. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, and Morgan Freeman.
Chris Pratt stars as Emmet. Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks will star as two of Emmet’s fellow travelers: Vitruvius, an old mystic; and tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest. She also calls upon the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure voiced by Will Arnett, with whom she shares a history. Will Ferrell will play Emmet’s primary adversary, President Business; Liam Neeson is the president’s powerful henchman, Bad Cop; Nick Offerman is a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Brie is a member of Emmet’s team with a powerful secret.
According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. Pictures has already begun work on a sequel to ‘The Lego Movie,’ the upcoming animated film based on the popular kids’ toy. Jared Stern, who wrote ‘The Internship’ and ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins,’ is working on the script with another writer. Advanced market research indicates ‘The Lego Movie’ will be a huge hit, grossing upwards of $40 millon this weekend in North America alone.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote the first movie, which Village Roadshow co-produced and co-financed. Jared Stern’s involvement is born out of the creative consortium of writers and directors Warner Bros. Pictures created to foster new animated projects. ‘The Lego Movie’ was greenlit before the formation of this consortium, but it is the studio’s first animated release since it decided to put it together.