Emilia Clarke to Star in James Franco’s THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS; Logan Lerman Joins Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in FURY

     May 1, 2013

emilia clarke logan lerman

Two up-and-comers landed roles of note tonight:

  • Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) signed on to star in The Garden of Last DaysJames Franco will direct and co-star in the adaptation of the novel by Andre Dubus III that “explores family and sexual values over the course a night set in a Florida strip club.”
  • Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) joins Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in the World War II tank thriller Fury, written and directed by David Ayer (End of Watch).

Hit the jump for more on both projects.

the-garden-of-last-days-book-coverFirst of all, happy birthday, Ms. Clarke!  Congratulations on your first starring feature role in The Garden of Last Days.  According to THR, Clarke will play a stripper who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work.  Franco starts shooting the low-budget production in July in New York.  Here is the synopsis for Dubus’ book:

In his stunning follow-up to the #1 best-selling House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus draws us into the lives of three deeply flawed, driven people whose paths intersect on a September night in Florida. April, a stripper, has brought her daughter to work at the Puma Club for Men. There she encounters Bassam, a foreign client both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Meanwhile, another man, AJ, has been thrown out of the club, and he’s drunk and angry and lonely. From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, and page-turning narrative that seizes the reader by the throat with psychological tension, depth, and realism.

Ayer’s spec script, Fury, takes place in 1945 as “the Nazi regime collapses and the five-man crew of an American tank called Fury battles a desperate German army.”  According to Deadline, Lerman will play the youngest member of the crew, an inexperienced Army typist thrust into the role of tank gunner.  Pitt is the sergeant, “Wardaddy”—LaBeouf is another member of the crew.  Fury is scheduled for release on November 14, 2014.

Around The Web

Latest News

Joe Manganiello on MAGIC MIKE XXL, a 3D Sequel, Bodyguarding for Tyrese, and More

The actor discusses his past as a bodyguard for Tyrese, the possibility of 'Magic Mike 3D' and setting a sequel overseas, and more.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE: Celebrate July 4th President Whitmore-Style

Think you can outdo Bill Pullman? Now you can give the speech yourself using Dubsmash.

Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey Team for Peter Berg Actioner MILE 22

'The Raid' actor Iko Uwais also stars in the Indonesia-set action film.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says TERMINATOR GENISYS Didn’t Need James Cameron’s Endorsement

But he's happy Cameron liked the film all the same.

Exclusive: R-Rated CHIPS Greenlit; Michael Peña Confirms Comparison to LETHAL WEAPON

Michael Pena talks about Dax Shepard’s upcoming adaptation of the 1970s TV series.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT: New Image Teases “the Funniest Snow Western Ever Made”

Apparently it's funnier than 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller.' Who would have thought?

CARTEL LAND Director Matthew Heineman on Filming During a Shootout and More

The filmmaker discusses his harrowing, unsettling documentary about two rebel groups on both sides of the border trying to bring down a Mexican drug cartel.

Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Through 2018

Hall H will remain "the place to be" for at least three more years.

DEADPOOL Crashes onto the Scene in New Image

The fourth wall remains intact for this one.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2: Effie and Katniss Get Solemn

The end is nigh.

Page 1 of 4,02612345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>