Ryan Reynolds to Star in MISSISSIPPI GRIND, Joel Edgerton Eyes Jeff Nichols Pic and Christopher Plummer Replaces Michael Caine in IMAGINE

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Check out the latest casting news below:

  • Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) is set to star in writers-directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s gambling pic, Mississippi Grind, along with Ben Mendelsohn (Killing Them Softly).
  • Joel Edgerton (Warrior) is eyeing the new untitled picture from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud) which co-stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel).
  • Christopher Plummer (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will replace Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) in Imagine, the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) that stars Jennifer Garner, Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

Joel Edgerton Takes BLACK MASS; Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor Join Z FOR ZACHARIA

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Here’s your latest casting news out of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton to Star in THE DOUBLE HOUR

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Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are teaming up on a remake of the 2009 Italian film The Double Hour.  Deadline reports that the two will topline the psychological thriller, which centers on two lovers “who find themselves victims in the midst of a dangerous and well planned robbery.”  Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) is onboard to write and direct, and the project is currently seeking financing at the Cannes Film Festival.  The Australian-born Edgerton was most recently seen onscreen as Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby and he’s currently filming the production-troubled Western Jane Got a Gun opposite Natalie Portman.  As for Williams, she’s currently being eyed for the female lead in director John Wells’ drama Chef starring Bradley Cooper.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer for director Giuseppe Capotondi’s original film.

THE GREAT GATSBY Review

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Filmmakers who adapt a novel are not beholden to the major themes of that novel.  They’re free to take away what they want to see and leave the richer aspects of the material behind.  Such is the case with Baz Luhrmann‘s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby.  Where Fitzgerald saw the relationship between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan as a laughable excuse to escape into the past, Luhrmann sees a doomed romance because Baz Luhrmann likes stories about doomed romances*.  And like his previous movies—Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia—Luhrmann is too afraid of actual intimacy, and covers it up in glitter and other shiny objects while laboring under the delusion that it makes the story operatic.  With The Great Gatsby, Luhrmann isn’t adapting Fitzgerald as much as he’s remaking Baz Luhrmann.

62 New Hi-Res Images from THE GREAT GATSBY Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki and More

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We’ve been reporting on the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby since fall of 2010; the film will finally open in just a couple of weeks.  While you’ve probably seen a fair portion of the movie due to all the images, clips and trailers that have been released over the last year or so, we have a gallery of over 60 hi-res images for you to peruse at your leisure!

Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Adelaide Clemens, and opens in 3D on May 10th.  Hit the jump to view the images.

Watch 5 Minutes of Footage From Baz Lurhmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton

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Warner Bros. has released 7 clips (almost 5 minutes of footage) from director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. For those unfamiliar with F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s source material, the story centers on a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who moves to New York City in the spring of 1922 and encounters a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Adelaide Clemens.

If you weren’t aware, Luhrmann shot Gatsby in 3D, so I’d advise paying the extra money to see it in that format.  Also, I saw some of the film in 3D and it looked like Luhrmann used the format to help tell the story.  Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The Great Gatsby opens May 10th.

The Party Never Stops in New Extended TV Spot for THE GREAT GATSBY

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Warner Bros. has released a new extended TV spot for director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby.  This TV spot appears to be geared towards the younger crowd, as it plays up the “Jazz Age” aspects of the film while highlighting Gatsby’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) lively parties and the flashier moments from the film.  While I’ve mostly been onboard with the new music Luhrmann has showcased in the previous trailers, Fergie’s “jazz-pop” track that accompanies this new TV spot is just plain awful.  Here’s hoping it doesn’t have a major showcase within the narrative of the film.

Hit the jump to watch the new extended TV spot, which also includes quite a bit of new footage.  The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Adelaide Clemens, and Jason ClarkeThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th.

3 More Posters for THE GREAT GATSBY

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Warner Bros. has released three more posters for The Great Gatsby because they’re Warner Bros. and they always release about 394 posters for every movie they do.  Every character deserves at least 4 different posters featuring the actor in various poses or in combination with their co-stars.  Eventually, extras will get their own posters if they’re in a Warner Bros. movie.  I look forward to seeing the Great Gatsby poster for Flapper #4.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, and Joel EdgertonThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th.

New Trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY Highlights the Film’s Eclectic Soundtrack

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.  For those unfamiliar with F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s source material, the story centers on a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who moves to New York City in the spring of 1922 and encounters a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).  This new trailer has a heavy focus on the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy (Carey Mulligan), while also giving us a strong dose of Joel Edgerton‘s Tom Buchanan.  Again Luhrmann’s vibrant visuals look fantastic, but the trailer also showcases a bounty of original music that the director has commissioned for the film from artists like BeyonceAndre 3000Lana Del Rey, and Florence + The Machine.  There’s a strong Romeo + Juliet vibe in this trailer, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing this thing on the biggest screen possible.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and to take a look at the full soundtrack listing.  The film also stars Isla FisherJason Clarke, and Adelaide Clemens.  The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th.

Exclusive: First Poster for Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Debut Feature WISH YOU WERE HERE Starring Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer

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We’re happy to debut an exclusive look at a new poster from co-writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith’s debut feature Wish You Were Here.  The mystery follows four friends on a vacation to Southeast Asia after which only three return.  Over the course of the film, the the truth of what really happened is revealed, along with the revelation that one of them knew more than they were letting on.  Be sure to check out Steve’s Sundance interviews with stars Joel EdgertonTeresa Palmer and star/co-writer Felicity Price.

Wish You Were Here, also starring Antony Starr, will be in theaters June 7th.  Hit the jump to check out the new poster.

ZERO DARK THIRTY Blu-ray Review

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The events of September 11, 2001 had a profound effect on the United States of America that forever changed us as a nation.  We live in a post-9/11 world, and it is impossible to go back to “the way things were before.”  Though it’s been a decade since the event, in the scope of things we’re still living in the immediate aftermath of the most devastating domestic terror attack in history.  Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has now dealt with these effects in two films, as she previously focused on the events of the Iraq War with her 2008 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, and her brilliant 2012 drama Zero Dark Thirty masterfully chronicles the decade-long hunt for the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks: Osama Bin Laden.  The result of the latter is a taut procedural thriller that not only entertains, but also provides a difficult and introspective look at America’s place in the post-9/11 world.  Hit the jump for my review of Zero Dark Thirty on Blu-ray.

First TV Spot for THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan

by     Posted 1 year, 219 days ago

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Warner Bros. has released the first TV spot for director Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge) adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.  For those unfamiliar with the source material, the story centers on a would-be writer (Tobey Maguire) chasing the American dream who moves to New York City in the spring of 1922 and encounters a mysterious millionaire named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).  This TV spot features quite a bit of new footage, and I’m incredibly eager to see Fitzgerald’s novel adapted for the screen by way of Luhrmann’s bombastic, colorful, and vibrant vision.

Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.  The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla FisherJason Clarke, and Adelaide ClemensThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th.

New High-Resolution Images from THE HANGOVER PART III, THE GREAT GATSBY, THE CONJURING, and GETAWAY

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Warner Bros. has released a batch of new high-resolution images from some upcoming summer films.  Briefly:

  • The Hangover Part III – A new image from Todd Phillips’ trilogy-closer teases a familiar scene as Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms ride an elevator.  The film opens on May 24th.
  • The Great Gatsby – A couple of new images from director Baz Luhrmann’s colorful adaptation highlight Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular character flanked by his new friends.  The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton and opens in 3D on May 10th.
  • The Conjuring – Director James Wan’s new horror film debuted a ridiculously creepy teaser trailer earlier last month, and these new images feature Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s psychic investigator characters.  The film also stars Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston and opens on July 19th.
  • Getaway – A new image from this car-set thriller gives us a canted look at Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez’s lead characters.  The film opens on August 30th.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.

Lynne Ramsey Abruptly Drops Out of Directing JANE GOT A GUN by Not Showing Up for the First Day of Filming

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A rather unfortunate situation has arisen on the promising drama Jane Got a Gun.  The Western drama has a Black List script by Brian Duffield and an outstanding cast that includes Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and Jude Law, and production was set to begin yesterday with We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay at the helm.  However, it appears that Ramsay has decided to announce her dropping out of the project by simply not showing up to set on what was to be the first day of filming.  Hit the jump for more on this supremely disappointing news.

Jude Law to Play the Villain in JANE GOT A GUN; Joel Edgerton Switches to Hero to Replace Departing Michael Fassbender

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The production of Jane Got a Gun, a Western led by Natalie Portman, has been delayed several times.  It was finally scheduled to begin shooting next week, but a last-minute casting swap will push production back to April.  Michael Fassbender was set to play the male lead, but his X-Men: Days of Future Past schedule creates a conflict that will pull him off the project.  Normally, that would be terrible news, but director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) has a mighty fine backup plan.  THR reports Joel Edgerton, who was looking to play the villain, will switch sides to assume Fassbender’s role.  Jude Law will come on board to play the villain and round out the lead cast.  If you can get two out of three with Fassbender, Edgerton, and Law, you win.

Scott Steindorff (The Lincoln Lawyer), Aleen Keshishian (Our Idiot Brother), and Terry Dougas (The Box) are producing.  The script by Brian Duffield follows good girl Jane (Portman), who runs away from her outlaw husband (Law) and teams up with on old flame (Edgerton) to protect her family.  Read the full synopsis for Jane Got a Gun after the break.

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