First Trailer for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Starring Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eva Green

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Dimension Films has released the first trailer for co-director Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.  While I’m not crazy about the music they chose for this first cut, the character transformations are pretty damn cool.  Returning characters have a whole new look, which makes sense since it’s been almost a decade since the original film.  Newcomers to the franchise have been beat up, cut up, or dolled up to the point that they’re hardly recognizable.  A solid start.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia GarnerSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd.

New Images from SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Provide First Look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Character

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A few new images have been released for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is “hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.”  These images highlight previously-introduced characters Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Nancy (Jessica Alba).  Miller tells EW that while Nancy is still dancing at Kadie’s, she’s been changed by Hartigan’s (Bruce Willis) death.  She’s out for revenge and “is sick of being treated—as she puts it—’a piece of ass’.” If that’s the case, she may want to change professions.  The images also give us a first look at new character Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a “hard-luck gambler”.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Jamie King, Ray Liotta, and Jeremy PivenSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens August 22nd.

Helen Mirren in Early Talks for THE GOLDEN LADY; Jessica Alba in Negotiations for THE VEIL; Brittany Snow Returns for PITCH PERFECT 2

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Here’s a look at today’s latest movie casting news:

  • Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in The Golden Lady, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Simon Curtis.
  • Jessica Alba is in negotiations to star opposite Thomas Jane in Phil Joanou’s horror-thriller, The Veil, scripted by Robert Ben Garant.
  • Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role in Elizabeth Banks’ singing sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
  • Fiona Dourif (True Blood) will star in writer-director Stuart Sauvarin’s indie psychological thriller, Origami Fox.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan Set for COLLEGE REPUBLICANS; Gillian Jacobs and Anson Mount Have VISIONS; Jessica Alba Joins THE WRIGHT GIRLS

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

First Look at Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson in BARELY LETHAL

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The first images from director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) upcoming action comedy Barely Lethal have landed online.  The film stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as a 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a “normal” adolescence who fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school.  Samuel L. Jackson plays the government agent charged with training the young girl, and we get a look at both Steinfeld and Jackson in these debut images.  This is Newman’s first feature film since 2009’s Fanboys, so I’m interested to see how his follow-up feature turns out.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The film also stars Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Sophie Turner, Rob Huebel, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Rachael HarrisBarely Lethal will open in theaters sometime this fall.

First Trailer for THE SPOILS OF BABYLON Featuring Jessica Alba, Haley Joel Osment, Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire

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At long last, the epic, sprawling, best-selling novel The Spoils of Babylon, from author Eric Jonrosh, will be adapted as a six-part mini-series for IFC.  If you haven’t heard of Jonrosh before, that’s likely because he doesn’t exist, rather he is a character being played by Will Ferrell, who is also an executive producer on the project.  Telling the tale of the mighty Morehouse family, The Spoils of Babylon will take viewers on a whirlwind adventure around the globe and across time.

The Spoils of Babylon stars Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, Steve Tom and Kristen Wiig with a cameo by David Spade and the voice of Carey Mulligan.  The mini-series (edited down from Jonrosh’s original 22-hour version) will air on IFC starting January 9, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

10 New Images from MACHETE KILLS Featuring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, and Antonio Banderas

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Ten new images have been released from Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.   Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it looks like more of the same, so if you liked the original Machete, then Machete Kills should be right up your alley of violence and mayhem.  The movie is set to screen this evening as the opener of Fantastic Fest 2013, so expect some reactions to start hitting the Internet later tonight.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Sofia VergaraMichelle RodriguezAmber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio BanderasJessica AlbaDemian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel GibsonMachete Kills opens October 11th.

Jessica Alba Antagonizes in BARELY LETHAL; Mike Birbiglia Joins THE FAULT IN OUR STARS; Kathrine Narducci Joins Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS

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Here’s today’s round of casting announcements:

Hit the jump for more on each story.

First Trailer for A.C.O.D. Starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, and Amy Poehler

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The first trailer for director Stuart Zicherman’s comedy A.C.O.D. has been released online.  The title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce” and the film centers on a guy (Adam Scott) who has been caught in his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) ugly divorce for the past twenty years, and matters become even worse when his brother gets engaged.  I caught the film at Sundance and it’s a really nice showcase for Adam Scott as a leading man, with a couple of scene-stealing performances by Jenkins and O’Hara to boot.  In addition to being really funny, the pic also touches on some issues that should hit close to home for fellow A.C.O.D.’s.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review.  The film also stars Jane Lynch, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Amy PoehlerA.C.O.D. opens in theaters on October 4th.

New Trailer for MACHETE KILLS Starring Danny Trejo

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A new trailer has been released for Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.  This new trailer provides more of a “plot” synopsis, but mostly gives us a look at the supporting cast, which includes Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas, and Mel Gibson as the villain.  Judging by this new trailer, Rodriguez has run out of ways to make Machete fun and interesting, and is now just making a really long Funny or Die video where celebrities briefly take on ridiculous roles.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler, and Marko ZarorMachete Kills will open Fantastic Fest 2013, and opens in wide release on October 11th.

Christopher Walken Joins JERSEY BOYS, Kellan Lutz Boards EXPENDABLES 3, Jessica Alba Joins STRECH and Danny McBride to Star in New Cameron Crowe Film

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) will join Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys adaptation as mobster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo.
  • Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) is in talks to join the all-action cast of The Expendables 3, directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill).  Other newcomers include Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.
  • Jessica Alba (Sin City) will board Joe Carnahan’s action-comedy, Stretch.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down) has signed on for writer-director Cameron Crowe’s new project, a rumored reimagining of his Deep Tiki script.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

First Trailer for MACHETE KILLS [Updated]

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Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.  This trailer was released on Yahoo!’s Spanish-language site, but the dialogue is in English.  It looks like fun, but so did Machete, which made Trejo a supporting character in his own movie.  A large cast is fun, but Rodriguez always seems to have trouble finding the right balance (he had the same problem with Once Upon a Time in Mexico).  Hopefully, Machete Kills will be an improvement on the first film. [Update: We've added the English-language version, which is the same except now English-language speakers can understand the narration]

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Michelle RodriguezAmber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio BanderasJessica AlbaDemian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William SadlerMarko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.  Machete Kills opens September 13th.

Dominic Cooper May Join DRACULA, Alicia Vikander in Talks for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and Pierce Brosnan Leads HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN

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Here’s more of today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media to Distribute Comedy A.C.O.D. Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, and Richard Jenkins

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The comedy A.C.O.D., which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to positive reviews, has been picked up for distribution by The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media.  The title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce” and the Stuart Zicherman-directed film centers on a guy (Adam Scott) who has been caught in his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) ugly divorce for the past twenty years, and matters become even worse when his brother gets engaged.  Then the details of the feud are revealed in a definitive new book on children of divorce.

I caught the film at Sundance (read Matt’s review here) and it’s a solid comedy with a big heart, and as a fellow A.C.O.D. it hit really close to home for me in quite a few parts.  It also features scene-stealing performances by Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins, with other nice turns from Clark Duke, Amy Poehler, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  The Film Arcade will be handling theatrical distribution in North America, while Paramount Home Media will manage domestic home entertainment, television licensing and digital distribution, as well as international distribution.  Hit the jump for the press release.

Jessica Alba Talks ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, the Voice Recording Process, Finally Making SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, and More

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Now playing in theaters is the 3D animated feature, Escape from Planet Earth.  The story centers on some aliens who get captured during a mission to Earth and are tossed into the secure holding site of Area 51, but they quickly find that they are not alone.  Escape From Planet Earth features the voices of Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Craig Robinson, George Lopez, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Ricky Gervais and Jonathan Morgan Heit.

During the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with Jessica Alba.  We talked about making Escape From Planet Earth, the recording process, her experiences at this year’s Sundance (where she co-starred in the indie comedy, A.C.O.D.), Sin City 2 and how it compares to the first film, what else is coming up in 2013, and more.  Hit the jump for what she had to say.

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