Here’s today’s casting news update:
- Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) is in talks to star in Heaven is for Real, an adaptation of the best-selling Christian-themed book from Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, to be directed by Randall Wallace (We Were Soldiers).
- Vinnie Jones (Snatch) joins The Killer’s List, a hitman thriller directed by Phil Avalon (Liquid Bridge).
- Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) has boarded David O. Russell’s latest untitled picture about the Abscam scandal which already lists Jennifer Lawrence,Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams,Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Louis C.K. among its cast members.
- Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience) and Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) will star in the edgy thriller Careful What You Wish For, directed by Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine).
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
You’ll have to wait until August 17th to see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone together again in The Expendables 2, but this video from the set visit of The Tomb should hold you over. Production started recently in New Orleans on the Mikael Hafstrom (1408) picture that stars Sly as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security who is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own design. In prison, Breslin meets Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), the leader of the prisoners who wants to get out just as badly as Breslin does. In this video, Stallone and Schwarzenegger comment further on their characters in The Tomb, their work together on The Expendables and The Expendables 2, and the old-school machismo of action movies and their stars, which Sly calls, “male pattern badness.” Written by Miles Chapman (Road House 2: Last Call) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher), The Tomb also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and new addition Sam Neill. Hit the jump to check it out along with some images from the set.
Production is officially underway in New Orleans on the action-thriller The Tomb. Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security. Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own master design, and must now figure out how to break out. Stallone is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a fellow inmate (and likely accomplice in said jail break), as well as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and new addition Sam Neill.
In an interesting turn, Caviezel will be playing the warden of the prison, with Jones set as his head of security. Mikael Hafstrom (The Rite) is onboard to direct, and I’m really looking forward to watching a Stallone and Schwarzenegger prison break pic. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which has details regarding the other characters in the film.
Director Mikael Hafstrom just rounded out a great deal of his cast for the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone team-up actioner The Tomb. Stallone stars as a structural security expert who is framed and locked up in a high-security prison that he designed, and Schwarzenegger is onboard as one of the prison’s inmates and a potential ally to Stallone. Jim Caviezel also stars, and now Variety has added four more names to the cast: Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent. Hit the jump for details concerning who these new additions to the cast will be playing.
Heroes has already been flushed, Smallville is on its way out and no one wants Wonder Woman. I think it’s safe to say that network television needs a new superhero. Though ABC has impressed me with No Ordinary Family, the series is less about being a superhero, and more about a family who just happens to have to deal with super powers in addition to the usual family trials and tribulations. Enter The Cape, NBC’s newest attempt at bringing the insanely popular comic book genre to TV. Thankfully, the series has plenty of potential (even if it doesn’t have the greatest hero name). But as much as there is to like about The Cape, the two-hour premiere isn’t without flaws. Keep reading for my take on this new network superhero.
We’re ten years on in Guy Ritchie’s career, and from all evidence he’s about to turn the corner into pure commercial filmmaking. For most people there’s only one answer to what derailed him, and that is: Madonna. The pre-Madonna years featured Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Snatch, the Madonna years featured Swept Away and Revolver, and the post-Madonna’s are now Rocknrolla and Sherlock Holmes, which should be one of the big pictures of 2009. My review of Guy’s Ritchie’s first film after this jump.
By now you’ve probably noticed that Steve got an ungodly amount of material from this year’s American Film Market (AFM). The place where buyers and sellers do business to bring you the films you’ll hopefully be seeing in the near future, AFM has tons of artwork and synopses which are used to promote films but which we will use to bring you news on these films.
Below you’ll find images and synopses for Burke and Hare, Cash, Effie, Main St., The Electric Slide, and The Irishman. Hit the jump to check them all out. Also, all the synopses are copied down directly from the original materials with no editorial alterations. You can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 by click on their respective links.