More MAX STEEL Images Showcase a Better Look at the Suit and a More Polished Aesthetic

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Just a couple weeks after the first Max Steel images landed online (check those out here) we have a look at some new pics, which have a much more polished, high resolution look.  The Stewart Hendler directed film based on the Mattel action figure and its accompanying Disney XD animated show just wrapped production last month in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The shoot saw star Ben Winchell (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) training 6-8 hours a day studying Parkour, martial arts, boxing and fencing to prepare for the role.

Max Steel also stars Ana Villafañe (Hiding) as Sofia Martinez,  Maria Bello (A History of Violence) as Max’s mom, Molly McGrath and Andy Garcia (the Ocean’s 11 franchise) as Dr. Miles Edwards.  The film was penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World).  Hit the jump to take a look at the new Max Steel images. 

MAX STEEL Images Feature Ben Winchell and His Armor

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It’s surprising to see these Max Steel images so early, since the film based on the Mattel action figure and its accompanying Disney XD animated show was just gearing up to shoot in Wilmington, North Carolina a few months ago. Now it appears that the Stewart Hendler directed live action feature is at least far enough along to begin sharing some material. Moviefone got the first look at nine pics from the film today, and the project seems to be aimed squarely at the young adult fan base. Per Moviefone the film follows “16-year-old Max who is going through a particularly uncomfortable bout of puberty: it seems he has hidden powers that when combined with an extraterrestrial friend, Steel, produce ‘the universe’s most powerful energy.’ The two join forces to become super hero Max Steel.”

Disney XD star Ben Winchell stars as the titular Max Steel. Andy Garcia, Maria Bello and Ana Villafañe join him in the cast. Open Road will release the film sometime in 2015. Check out the pics below the jump!

First KILL THE MESSENGER Trailer Features Jeremy Renner and a Conspiracy Involving the Government and Crack

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Focus Features has released the first Kill the Messenger trailer.  Directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter), the film is based on the true story of news reporter Gary Webb, whose life was ruined when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California.  His investigation not only threatened to ruin his career, but also his life and the life of his family.  This looks like it will be a good showcase for Renner, and while I like seeing him in blockbusters and high-profile awards contenders, I like that he’s going to be in a nuts-and-bolts story centered around a worthwhile topic.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz VegaKill the Messenger opens October 10th.

Keira Knightley to Signs on to EVEREST; Andy Garcia Joins MAX STEEL; Ifans, Luna, and Malkovich to Lead DOMINION

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With the Cannes Film Festival set to get underway later this month, there’s plenty of wheeling and dealing going on, which means there’s plenty of casting news.  First up, Keira Knightley has signed on as a late addition to the Everest.  Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns), the movie focuses on two different expeditions that struggle to survive while climbing the world’s tallest mountain.  Filming has been underway for well over a month, and the Daily Mail reports that Knightley has signed on to play “Jan Arnold, widow of climber Rob Hall, who conquered the mountain five times.”  Knightley “shot most of her scenes at Pinewood and around the Home Counties,” so don’t expect to see her character scaling the mountain.  The outstanding cast also includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Thomas M. Wright, Sam Worthington, and Robin WrightEverest opens in 3D and IMAX 3D on September 18, 2015.

Hit the jump for casting news on the adaptation of the Mattel superhero toy Max Steel and the Dylan Thomas biopic Dominion.

Andy Garcia, Ray Romano, Raymond De Felitta, Jonathan Fernandez, and Stephen Endelman Talk ROB THE MOB, How the Project Came Together, and More

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Opening March 21st, Rob the Mob is a heartbreaking crime-thriller inspired by the true story of Tommy (Michael Pitt) and Rosie (Nina Arianda) Uva, two small-time crooks from Queens whose crazy-passionate love for one another fueled their audacious heists of Mafia social clubs in the 1990s and led to a startling discovery.  The film directed by Raymond De Felitta from a screenplay by Jonathan Fernandez boasts an impressive cast that also includes Andy Garcia (who also produces), Ray Romano, Griffin Dunne, Cathy Moriarty, Michael Rispoli, Val Vazquez, Frank Whaley and Burt Young.

At the film’s recent press day, Garcia, De Felitta, Romano, Fernandez and composer Stephen Endelman spoke about how the project emerged, why Fernandez’s well written script and De Felitta’s directing style helped attract an incredible cast, how the actors approached their characters and brought the fascinating story to life, De Felitta’s unique collaboration with Endelman on the film’s score during post production, and how Garcia created genuine moments on screen with Luke Fava, the young actor who played his grandson.  Romano also discussed his Italian heritage and his pride in its traditions and values.  Check out the interview after the jump. 

Exclusive Clip from ROB THE MOB Starring Michael Pitt, Ray Romano, and Andy Garcia

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We here at Collider are debuting an exclusive clip from director Raymond De Felitta’s upcoming crime drama Rob the Mob.  Based on a true story, the film stars Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris) as a couple who, while brazenly stealing from mob-run social clubs in New York City, stumble upon something that puts them in grave danger and makes them the target of both the mob and the FBI.  The film also stars Ray Romano, Andy Garcia, Michael Rispoli, and Griffin Dunne.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  Rob the Mob opens in theaters on March 21st.

Andy Garcia Talks AT MIDDLETON, the Beautiful Script, His “Chopsticks” Duet with Vera Farmiga, and Future Projects

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Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia flexes his comedic chops with Vera Farmiga in At Middleton, a light-hearted romance directed by Adam Rodgers about two people who fall in love while taking a college tour with their kids.  When straight-laced George (Garcia) meets free-spirited Edith (Farmiga) at the idyllic Middleton College, the two unexpectedly hit it off and decide to ditch the official tour for a carefree adventure of their own.  What begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience for both of them.  Now in theaters, the film also stars Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, Peter Riegert and Tom Skerritt.

In an exclusive interview backstage at the Queen Latifah Show where Garcia was promoting his new film, he talked about how he fell in love with the beautifully written script, his producing partnership with Glenn German, the film’s financing, being directed by Rodgers, working with Farmiga and their “Chopsticks” duet together, and why good writing is key to any new project he considers.  He also discussed his upcoming movies What About Love, Rob the Mob, Rio 2 and Kill the Messenger and his plans to direct and act in Hemingway & Fuentes which he co-wrote with Hilary Hemingway.  Check out the interview after the jump:

New Trailer for RIO 2 Featuring the Voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and Andy Garcia

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A new trailer is now available for director Carlos Saldanha’s animated adventure film, Rio 2.  The sequel finds Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids leaving a domesticated life in the city for a journey into the Amazon, where they come across a variety of wacky characters.

Also featuring the voices of will.i.am, Andy Garcia, Jemaine ClementTracy MorganGeorge LopezLeslie MannRodrigo SantoroJamie Foxx, Rita MorenoBruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth,  Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

First Full Trailer for RIO 2

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20the Century Fox has released the full theatrical trailer for the animated sequel Rio 2.  Directed by Carlos Saldanha, the follow-up finds Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids leaving a domesticated life in the city for a journey into the Amazon, where they encounter a number of colorful characters including Anne’s father (Andy Garcia).  The film looks to put a spin on the “meet the parents” premise, but having not seen the first pic I can’t really judge how this appears to stack up to the original.  Regardless, the final gag in this trailer is pretty good.

Hit the jump to watch the full trailer.  The film also features the voices of will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin ChenowethRio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.

Production Stars on KILL THE MESSENGER Starring Jeremy Renner; Andy Garcia, Michael Sheen, and Many More Join Cast

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Earlier this year, we reported that Jeremy Renner was tapped to star in the thriller Kill the Messenger, directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland).  Renner plays real-life reporter Gary Webb whose life was ruined when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California.  After publishing his 1996 series “Dark Alliance,” Webb became the target of a smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists that eventually drove him to depression.  News on the film went silent until about a month ago when we it was announced that Rosemarie DeWitt, Paz Vega, and Michael Kenneth Williams had joined the cast.  It turns out the line-up is stacked with even more talent.  Production has begun on the flick, and a press release has revealed that the impressive cast also includes Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Hit the jump for the full press release, which includes the official synopsis.  Kill the Messenger will be released in 2014.

Andy Garcia & Rob Riggle Join LET’S BE COPS, Marton Csokas Boards THE EQUALIZER & Michael Bay’s ALMANAC Finds Jonny Weston & Sofia Black-D’Elia

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Check out today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Teaser Trailer for RIO 2 Featuring the Voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and Andy Garcia

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20th Century Fox has unveiled a teaser trailer for the animated sequel Rio 2, and if you’re a fan of dancing birds, then this clip is for you.  The film finds Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg reprising their voice roles as Jewel and Blu, with the couple packing up their three kids and leaving the city for a journey into the Amazon.  Naturally, they encounter a host of colorful characters both friendly and villainous, with Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth joining the voice cast.  The trailer doesn’t show any of the aforementioned plot at all, but instead focuses on bright colors, samba music, and dancing.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser.  Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.

Jon Hamm to Lend His Voice to MINIONS, Olga Kurylenko Joins VAMPIRE ACADEMY, Andy Garcia and Ray Romano Set for ROB THE MOB

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We’ve got a few casting stories to share this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • Jon Hamm will be lending his voice to one of the lead roles opposite Sandra Bullock in Illumination Entertainment’s spinoff Minions.
  • Fresh off her turn in Oblivion, actress Olga Kurylenko has joined the cast of director Mark Waters’ (Mean Girls) YA adaptation Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.
  • Andy Garcia and Ray Romano are joining the cast of the crime drama Rob the Mob.

Hit the jump for more details.

RIO 2 Adds Kristin Chenoweth and Bruno Mars

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Twentieth Century Fox has announced their full voice cast list for Rio 2, the sequel to writer/director Carlos Saldanha’s 2011 film.  Saldanha returns for the sequel, as do Anne HathawayJesse EisenbergJamie Foxx and wil.i.am, who will each reprise their roles as the Brazilian birds, along with Rodrigo Santoro who will once again be voicing Tulio.  New additions to the cast include Andy GarciaKristin Chenoweth, singer Bruno Mars, NBC Today Show news anchor and South American native, Natalie Morales and Grammy-winner Janelle Monáe, who will provide original music for the film and also voice a character.  Heat Vision also reports that Rio 2 will incorporate Rio’s 2014 FIFA World Cup into its plot.  The animated sequel opens April 14, 2014.

Watch Highlights from Matt Damon’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Takeover with Guest Stars Aplenty Including Ben Affleck, Gary Oldman, and Nicole Kidman

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A momentous occasion happened last night on late night television: Matt Damon finally reached a breaking point and hijacked Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Damon has been the brunt of a long-running joke on the show in which Kimmel ends each night’s broadcast by apologizing for bumping Matt Damon when they run out of time.  Damon has appeared in a few sketches here and there that tie-in with the gag, but fresh off Kimmel’s timeslot change that puts him up against Letterman and Leno, Damon hosted the entire show last night as he had “kidnapped” Kimmel.

It was a hilariously fun 90 minutes, as Damon must have picked up the phone and called all his closest friends since the broadcast was filled with the likes of Ben Affleck, Gary Oldman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Garcia, Amy Adams, Sheryl Crow, Demi Moore, and plenty others.  Hit the jumps to watch a few highlights from the show.

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