X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Looking at Actors for Young Jean Grey and Cyclops Roles; Chloe Grace Moretz and Elle Fanning in the Mix

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We kind of knew this was coming, but it looks like we now have confirmation that the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse will introduce young versions of even more mutants from the original X-Men series.  Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 film X-Men: First Class successfully rebooted the franchise with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence playing 1970s versions of Professor X, Magneto, and Mystique, respectively, and then Bryan Singer’s time-twisting follow-up Days of Future Past brought both casts together in a compelling and fun sequel.  However, Apocalypse moves away from the time travel aspect of DOFP and into the 1980s, so with Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, etc. back out of the picture, Singer and Co. are looking to fill in the gaps with younger versions of some more mutants.

Which mutants, you may ask?  Well a new report unveils a list of actors that are being eyed to play a young Jean Grey and a young Cyclops.  More after the jump.

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Review | NYFF 2014

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During the Clouds of Sils Maria post-screening Q&A, Juliette Binoche pointed out, “Kristen [Stewart] just takes the text in the morning, she reads it two times and she knows it.”  Binoche on the other hand, noted that she requires far more prep time.   There are no biographical elements in Olivier Assayas’ latest, but there’s definitely some life imitating art (or art imitating life) going on and it adds yet another highly provocative notion to the already deftly layered and remarkably thoughtful feature.

THE EQUALIZER Trailer with Denzel Washington and Chloe Moretz; Plus New Poster and Featurettes

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Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer is due to make its world premiere on Sunday, September 7th at the Toronto International Film Festival so Sony Pictures has been busy dishing out promo material to pave the way to the event.  The film is based on the 80s TV show and stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, an ex-CIA agent who comes out of retirement to save a young woman (Chloe Moretz) from the Russian mob.

We’ve shared trailers, TV spots, clips and posters before, but now we’ve got a brand new The Equalizer trailer and poster to throw into the mix as well as two featurettes for the film, one detailing what Washington’s character is all about and another focusing on his specific set of skills.  Hit the jump to check them all out.

Chloe Moretz Talks IF I STAY, Working with Director R.J. Cutler, Her Love of BOYHOOD, THE FIFTH WAVE, and More

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Opening this weekend is director R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.  The movie stars Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented young musician who balances her aspirations of attending the Juilliard School with the budding romance of her devoted boyfriend Adam, played by Jamie Blackley. A tragic event puts those earthly concerns behind her as Mia must decide whether to fight for her life with Adam by her side, or give in to her new condition.  The film also stars Mireille EnosJoshua LeonardLiana LiberatoAisha Hinds, and Stacy Keach.  For more on If I Stay, watch these clips, check out over 40 images, or click here for all our previous coverage.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Chloe Moretz.  She talked about wanting to make a movie that girls her age could go see with their families, what it was like working with R.J. Cutler and what he brought to the material, the focus on music on set, her love of Boyhood and desire to see Guardians of the Galaxy, future projects like The Equalizer, Laggies, Dark Places, The Fifth Wave, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Over 40 High-Resolution IF I STAY Images Featuring Chloe Moretz, Jamie Blackley and More

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R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is getting closer to that August 22nd theatrical debut, so Warner Bros. just released a slew of high-resolution stills and behind-the-scenes shots from the film.  The movie stars Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented musician whose hopes and dreams are decimated by a terrible accident.  I haven’t read the book, but based on the film’s promo materials, this one looks to be a serious tearjerker, possibly on par with Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars.

You can check out eight clips from If I Stay right here, and hit the jump to take a look at those images covering the happier times in Mia’s life and a bunch that clearly come from the post-accident portion of the film as well.  If I Stay also stars Jamie BlackleyMireille EnosLiana LiberatoJoshua Leonard and Stacy Keach.

Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in THE 5TH WAVE; Salma Hayek Brings Voice to SAUSAGE PARTY; Thomas Lennon Joins MONSTER TRUCKS

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Casting across the live-action/animation spectrum:

  • Chloe Grace Moretz is in final negotiations to star in Sony’s adaptation of Rick Yancey‘s young adult novel The 5th Wave.
  • Salma Hayek joins Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, and David Krumholtz in the voice cast for the R-rated cartoon Sausage Party.
  • Thomas Lennon joins Danny Glover, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Lucas Till, and Holt McCallany in the live-action/animation hybrid Monster Trucks.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks CARRIE, What She Will Always Remember about Making the Film, What She’s Looking to Do in the Future, and More

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If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with MoretzPeirce, and Judy Greer.

A few days ago, I got to speak with Chloe Moretz here in Los Angeles.  She talked about what she always remembers about making Carrie, what her friends and family thought about her taking on the role and what’s she looking to do in the future; you can also watch her flip the interview around when she asks me a bunch of questions.  Hit the jump to watch.  Carrie opens this Friday in theaters.

Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in Sacha Gervasi’s NOVEMBER CRIMINALS

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With her latest film Carrie arriving in theaters shortly, Chloe Grace Moretz is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  The Wrap reports that the actress has signed on to star in the adaptation of the Sam Munson novel November Criminals, which Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) has rewritten and will direct.  The story takes place in Washington D.C. and revolves around a rebellious teenager who takes it upon himself to lead the investigation into the murder of a classmate.  Moretz will play the female lead role of Phoebe, and Gervasi is currently in the process of casting the male lead.

Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) wrote the script, and November Criminals will mark Gervasi’s second narrative feature film as a director after last year’s Hitchcock.  Moretz recently wrapped a role in Lynn Shelton’s Laggies and another opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer.  The actress is currently filming Dark Places with Charlize Theron.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of November Criminals.

First Clip from CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

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Screen Gems has released the first clip from director Kimberly Peirce’s horror remake Carrie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers, and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore).  This clip features a few of the hallmarks from Brian De Palma’s original film, as we see Moore’s character locked young Carrie up in the closet, which is adorned with religious imagery.  This is Peirce’s first foray into the horror genre, and I’m very interested to see her take on the material.

Hit the jump to watch the clip, and if you missed any of my set visit coverage be sure to check out 25 things to know and my interviews with Moretz, Peirce, and Judy Greer.  The film also stars Ansel ElgortPortia Doubleday,Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell.  Carrie opens in theaters on October 18th.

Production Begins on Gillian Flynn Adaptation DARK PLACES Starring Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz

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Filming has commenced on the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places.  Written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), the film stars Charlize Theron as a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer.  Years later, when confronted by a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes, Theron’s character is forced to confront the truth about what she saw—or didn’t see.  The film is told in a series of flashbacks and features an impressive cast that includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Mud breakout Tye Sheridan.

In addition to the announcement that filming is underway in Shreveport, Louisiana, it was announced that Sterling Jerins (World War Z) and Shannon Kook (The Conjuring) have joined the cast in supporting roles, with Jerins playing the younger version of Theron’s character.  Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Chloë Grace Moretz Talks KICK-ASS 2, Running Around Toronto in Costume, What She Collects, and Working with Denzel Washington on THE EQUALIZER

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With director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with some of the cast in New York City.  The sequel takes place a few years after the first film and finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes to join in the fight against a league of villains led by the Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).  For more on the film, watch five clips, a red-band featurette, video interviews with Wadlow and Mark Millar, or click here for all our previous coverage.

During the interview, Moretz talked about making the sequel, how she got to sit on the purple ducati but not ride it due to insurance reasons, what it was like to run around the streets of Toronto in costume with people watching, what she collects, and the experience of working with Denzel Washington on The Equalizer.  Hit the jump to watch.

5 Clips from KICK-ASS 2 Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jim Carrey

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Universal Pictures has released five clips from director Jeff Wadlow’s action sequel Kick-Ass 2.  The story finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes to join in the fight against a league of villains led by the Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).  The footage that we saw at Comic-Con promised another great blend of dark humor and no-holds-barred action sequences, and these clips highlight the same.  If you missed Steve’s interview with comics creator Mark Millar, click here to check it out.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, and Morris ChestnutKick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks Playing with Telekinetic Powers, the Grueling Audition Process, Preparing for the Role, and More on the Set of CARRIE

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The prospect of tackling a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie in the wake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film is daunting enough in general, but the producers of Kimberly Peirce’s new film faced an incredibly tough task in filling the titular role—one that netted Sissy Spacek an Oscar nomination for her iconic performance.  Luckily that’s where Chloe Grace Moretz comes in.  The 16-year-old actress is one of the most promising young talents in recent memory, with a resume that already includes working with directors Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton in such varied films as Hugo, Let Me In, and Kick-Ass.

While visiting the Toronto set of the new Carrie late last summer with a group of journalists, we got to speak with Moretz about the daunting task of taking on such an iconic property, whether she watched De Palma’s adaptation before crafting her own performance, how integral her relationship with Julianne Moore is to the film, visiting homeless shelters as part of her research, her portrayal of Carrie’s telekinetic powers, how she landed the role, the arduous audition process that she went through with Peirce, and much more.  Hit the jump to read on.

Horrors Abound in New Motion Poster for CARRIE

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Just in time for the holiday weekend, Screen Gems has released a new motion poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie.  For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers.  This motion poster shows flashes of some of the more horror-infused scenes that were gleaned in the recent theatrical trailer, but the crux of the poster boasts a twist on the famous line, “Keep Calm and Carrie On.”

Hit the jump to check out the motion poster.  The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia DoubledayAnsel ElgortAlex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde.  Carrie opens on October 18th.

Chloe Moretz Lands Female Lead Opposite Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER

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The cast of the long-in-development adaptation of the 1980s TV series The Equalizer is starting to come together.  Denzel Washington has been set for quite some time in the lead role of a former covert operations officer who dedicates his life to helping people in trouble.  The production has seen both Nicolas Winding Refn and Rupert Wyatt enter and exit the director’s chair over the past couple of months, but Washington’s Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua is now firmly set to bring the film to fruition.  As they move towards a production start date later this year in anticipation of an April 11, 2014 release date, Fuqua has now cast his female lead, and it’s a bit of a surprising choice: Chloe Grace Moretz.

Hit the jump for more, including information on the Taxi Driver-esque character that Moretz will play and a continuation of the original character in book form. 

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