Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers in Talks for THE COLONY; Gillian Jacobs Joins BURT WONDERSONE

     February 15, 2012

laurence-fishburne-colony-gillian-jacobs-burt-wonderstone

Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers are in final negotiations to star in the sci-fi thriller The Colony.  I think you’ll like the logline: “A group of underground survivors after the next Ice Age fending off an invasion of feral cannibals.”  God gifted Fishburne that beautiful baritone voice to lend gravity to exactly this type of movie. Jeff Renfroe will direct from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet RouskovPaul Barkin, Colin Brunton, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin are producing.  THR hears shooting on the $16 million independent production begins in Toronto next week.

Hit the jump for details on Gillian Jacobs‘ role in the Burt Wonderstone.

Director Don Scardino (30 Rock) has rounded up an impressive cast for Burt Wonderstone: Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Brad Garrett, and James Gandolfini among others. According to THR, you can add Community star Gillian Jacobs to the list.  The story centers on a Vegas magician (Carell) who is upstaged by a hipper illusionist (Carrey) that draws a crowd with a more dangerous show.  Shooting is underway in Las Vegas.  We have seen quite a few photos from the set, and result looks to be as kooky and colorful as you could hope for from a comedy about Vegas magicians.

Jacobs plays a woman who hooks up with Carell after meeting at one of his shows.  This is a quick reunion for the pair, who recently filmed Seeking a Friend for the End of the World together.  Seeking a Friend opens on June 22.

burt wonderstone gillian jacobs

Around The Web

Latest News

TRANSFORMERS Prequel in the Works; Michael Bay Returning for T5?

The next 'Transformers' movie could be yet another sequel directed by Bay.

Filming Begins on Doug Liman’s MENA, Starring Tom Cruise; Full Cast Revealed

Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, and more join the 'Edge of Tomorrow' reunion pic.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Tilda Swinton in Talks to Play the Ancient One

While they're at it, Marvel should probably just let Swinton play *all* the roles in 'Doctor Strange'.

COP CAR Trailer: Don’t Mess with Creepy Kevin Bacon

Two young boys take Kevin Bacon's cop car out for a joy ride, then soon realize it was a very, very bad idea.

HARRY POTTER Spinoff Shortlist Includes Kate Upton, Saoirse Ronan

Spoiler Alert: Everyone wants to be in 'Harry Potter'.

PAWN SACRIFICE Trailer: Tobey Maguire Is Chess Prodigy Bobby Fischer

The docudrama hits select theaters on September 18th.

New JURASSIC WORLD Clip Introduces Chris Pratt: The Raptor Whisperer

When your velociraptors need obedience training, give Chris Pratt a call.

25 Things to Know About Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, Plus Over 100 Photos

Disneyland turned the big 6-0, and we were onhand to learn about the new shows, ride upgrades, merchandise, and what's to come.

DOPE: Exclusive TV Spot Highlights the Film’s Critical Acclaim

The Sundance hit stars Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, and Tony Revolori as 90s geeks turned drug dealers.

A WALK IN THE WOODS Trailer: Robert Redford and Nick Nolte Hike the Appalachian Trail

#TakeAHike

Page 1 of 3,96712345...102030...Last »