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Mark Wahlberg has posted on his official Twitter account this first image from the set of ‘Ted 2,’ featuring another nod to a certain Savior of the Universe. Earlier this week it was reported that Morgan Freeman has joined ‘Ted 2,’ the comedy sequel which sees Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. Freeman will apparently play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. Amanda Seyfried has also joined the R-rated comedy, and several pop culture and A-list cameos expected in the sequel. Seth MacFarlane is back writing, directing and voicing the titular teddy bear.
Morgan Freeman is reportedly set to join ‘Ted 2,’ the comedy sequel which sees Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. Freeman will apparently play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. Amanda Seyfried has also joined the R-rated comedy, and several pop culture and A-list cameos expected in the sequel. Seth MacFarlane is back writing, directing and voicing the titular teddy bear.
Lionsgate send word that they’ve updated their release schedule by penciling in a December 25th, 2015 release for the Zac Efron and Robert DeNiro-led comedy ‘Dirty Grandpa,’ and a June 10th, 2016 bow for ‘Now You See Me 2.’ The brief synopsis for ‘Dirty Grandpa’ (the film’s tentative title) is as follows: “Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break.” Dan Mazer, long-time writing and production partner of Sacha Baron Cohen, is directing the film.
The sequel to the 2013’s ‘Now You See Me’ sees the return of Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. ‘Now You See Me’ grossed more than $350 million worldwide and displayed staying power throughout a competitive summer. The film pit an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen,” a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists. “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits of their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is taking over from Louis Leterrier in the director’s chair for ‘Now You See Me 2.’
Gearing up to make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, these first two images have arrived online from ‘Ruth & Alex’ – which is led by Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. From award-winning director Richard Loncraine, the film and is based on the acclaimed novel ‘Heroic Measures’ by Jill Ciment.
In ‘Ruth & Alex,’ Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married New York City couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market – which means they must also suddenly come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives. The likes of Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais and Miriam Shor co-star. Expect a trailer and release information shortly.
Focus Features has reportedly set Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) to direct ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Aaron Eckhart returns as the U.S. president and Morgan Freeman is reprising his role as the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Luc Besson’s action-thriller ‘Lucy,’ Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, absorb information instantaneously, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions. Set for July 25th in the US and August 22nd in the UK, the likes of Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik and Analeigh Tipton co-star.
In the film, Lucy goes from the extremes of being extremely vulnerable to super-powered, when her exposure to an illicit substance inadvertently makes her acquire incredible skills. What was it like playing those opposites and the continual evolution…?
Scarlett Johansson: I really enjoyed that. Lucy, in my mind when we meet her, is just a girl who’s living in Taipei – who’s maybe doing a bit of modeling and odd jobs here and there. She’s a student and she’s been away from home for six months and she’s in a transient phase in her life when we find her. She’s kind of figuring out who she is, and she’s feeling like she should probably get her life on track. That’s kind of all we know about her when we find her. She’s kind of an unremarkable person to be honest (laughs).