CBS Films has done a bit of release date shuffling for two of their upcoming releases. First up, director Michael Hoffman’s remake of the 1966 caper comedy Gambit has been moved up from January 11th, 2013 to October 12th of this year (per Box Office Mojo). Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth star as partners in a con to sell a fake Monet painting, and the film has a script by Joel and Ethan Coen. Given the caliber of talent involved, the January date was always a bit of a puzzler. The film will now square off against Ben Affleck’s stellar looking period thriller Argo and the Kevin James “comedy” Here Comes the Boom. Hit the jump for more, including release date news concerning The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s airplane thriller 7500.
The comedy Think Like A Man, out in theaters on April 20th, is about a group of friends who have their love lives shaken up, after the women they are pursuing buy Steve Harvey’s best-selling book (that the film is inspired by) and start taking his advice to heart. When they realize that they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire to use the book’s teachings to turn the tables. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco and Gabrielle Union.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Jerry Ferrara talked about what drew him to Think Like A Man, how he could relate to playing the slacker, that there’s something for everyone in the film, and how much improvising went on during shooting. He also talked about how the Entourage movie is definitely still in the works (show creator Doug Ellin is currently writing it), what it was like to be a part of such a huge film as Battleship (in theaters on May 18th) and who he plays in the film, his upcoming horror-thriller 7500 (scheduled for release on August 31st), the directors he’d love to work with, and that his goals in this business are longevity and respect. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Air travel is already annoying enough without supernatural terror going down. There’s not enough leg room, they now charge you for every little thing (in our lifetime, major airlines will charge you to use the bathroom), and it does everything in its power to diminish the magic of air travel. I suppose we’ll have to settle for dark magic or whatever freaky thing is attacking the passengers of 7500, the new film from Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge). I really hope that it’s attacking because some guy didn’t turn off his electronic device during take-off. Please let that be the reason.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Ryan Kwanten, Leslie Bibb, Nicky Whelan, Jerry Ferrera, Christian Serratos, Jamie Chung, and Amy Smart. 7500 opens August 31st.
The first image from The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s thriller 7500 has been unveiled. Described as “a haunted house movie on an airplane,” the film centers on a group of passengers who begin to experience supernatural phenomena after a passenger mysteriously dies during their international flight. Star Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) appears sufficiently perplexed in this first image from the pic alongside castmembers Jerry Ferrera (Entourage) Amy Smart (Road Trip), and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper). Not much else is known plot-wise about the thriller, but Lost scribe Craig Rosenberg penned the screenplay so we should be in for a few twists and turns.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Christian Serratos (The Twilight Saga), and Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween). 7500 opens August 31st.
Principal actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen are already slated to return for the Taken sequel, but director Olivier Megaton (Colombiana) needs new actors to replace all the ones Bryan Mills (Neeson) killed in the original. We know the villain will be Rade Serbedzija (Snatch), playing the father of one of the slain kidnappers who takes Mills and his ex-wife (Janssen) hostage. Luke Grimes (Brothers & Sisters) has been cast as the love interest of Mills’ daughter (Grace) and will most likely play a part in helping her rescue her parents.
In other casting news, Barry Sloane (Holby City) will join Michelle Monaghan (Source Code) and Michael Keaton as Keaton’s partner in crime in Penthouse North. Lastly, Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) has been added to the cast of airplane-thriller, 7500. The film, by director Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) also stars Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb and Jamie Chung. Hit the jump for more on each project.
A trio of actresses have joined the cast of The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s thriller 7500. Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Christian Serratos (The Twilight Saga), and Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween) have joined the cast of the pic, which centers on a group of passengers who begin to experience supernatural phenomena after a passenger mysteriously dies during the international flight. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Amy Smart, and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) were recently set to star.
Heat Vision reports that Chung will play a newly-engaged flight attendant on her first flight, Taylor-Compton plays a passenger who has a “unique perspective on death”, and Serratos will play a woman who shares a secret with her boyfriend. Lost writer Craig Rosenberg penned the screenplay, and production is set to begin soon.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Amy Smart, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) have signed on for the thriller 7500. Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) is directing the pic from a script by Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited). Yesterday we brought you some first synopses from a number of films being sold at AFM this week, and 7500 was among them. The pic tells the story of a group of passengers who begin to experience frightening supernatural phenomena after a passenger mysteriously dies in flight. Those remaining are left to wonder if they’re next. Variety reports that Kwanten and Smart will play a married couple who board the flight with two of their longtime friends for a trip to Japan, while Bibb will play “a stewardess involved in a complicated and secret relationship.”
Hit the jump for casting news concerning the indie thriller The East, which stars Brit Marling and Ellen Page.
CBS Films acquired a pitch from The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu this summer under the reported title Flight 75. Bloody Disgusting reports the studio is currently in talks with Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Amy Smart (Crank) to star in the “claustrophobic thriller,”
now going by the title Flight 7500. (100x better!) [Update: We have been informed that the title is actually 7500.] The story is set on “a transpacific airliner from Los Angeles to Tokyo where the passengers encounter what seems to be a supernatural force.” Smart would play one of the passengers; the specifics of Kwanten’s role are unknown. Taka Ichise and Roy Lee are reuniting with their Grudge director to produce 7500. The premise is fertile, and Kwanten and Smart are amiable stars: CBS may have something on their hands.
Hit the jump for news of Dylan McDermott‘s casting in Dog Fight.