Charlize Theron to Star in AMERICAN EXPRESS; Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki Join THE DRESSMAKER; Matt Walsh Joins 6 MIRANDA DRIVE

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Here’s the day’s latest casting news:

  • Charlize Theron is in talks to star in and produce director Nash Edgerton’s indie movie, American Express.
  • Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki will join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s romantic drama, The Dressmaker.
  • Matt Walsh and Parker Mack are set to join the Blumhouse thriller 6 Miranda Drive, from writer-director Greg McLean.

Hit the jump for more on each casting story.

Mads Mikkelsen Joins FIRST LAW; Ben Winchell Is MAX STEEL; MACBETH Adds Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor & Elizabeth Debicki

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Here’s more of today’s latest casting news:

  • Mads Mikkelsen, Armand Assante and Adriana Barazza are set to join First Law for writer-director Diego Rafecas.
  • Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth adds Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki to the cast, which features Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Lord and Lady Macbeth.
  • Mattel and Dolphin Entertainment’s live-action adaptation of the Max Steel toys will be led by Ben Winchell and Ana Villafañe for director Stewart Hendler.

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THE GREAT GATSBY Blu-ray Review

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There are few stranger cinematic weddings that that of F.  Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby to Baz Luhrmann’s over-the-top, nearly grating visual aesthetic.  The fact that Luhrmann’s adaptation is in 3D is icing on the cake.  But Luhrmann (best known for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge) is at his best when he’s got a story to anchor his visuals to, and performers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton delivering the lines.  His Great Gatsby is far from a definitive version of the novel, but it has its moments.  My review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.

Elizabeth Debicki Joins Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.; Film Described as “Fairly Serious” and Targeted for 2014 Release

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Casting continues on director Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the 1960s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., as another female role has been filled.  The pic has been in development for years with a number of different directors coming and going, but Ritchie will finally be the one to see this thing through.  After losing Tom Cruise in one of the lead roles, Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill was subsequently tapped to play U.N.C.L.E. agent Napoleon Solo alongside Armie Hammer as fellow agent Illya Kuryakin.  Alicia Vikander signed on to the film a few months ago, and now The Great Gatsby actress Elizabeth Debicki is set to play another female role in the pic.  Hit the jump for more, including plot details for Ritchie’s “serious” take on the popular TV series.

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.

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 Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY

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A new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released online.  The trailer opens with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Gatsby telling Tobey Maguire‘s Nick Carraway his life story, complete with colorful flashbacks and fast cuts.  We see much more of the individual performances in this trailer, and DiCaprio plays Gatsby with a slightly sinister quality that makes me curious to see more.  The visuals again look spectacular; if there’s one thing that can be gleaned from the two trailers we’ve seen thus far, it’s that Luhrmann has brought the Jazz Age to the big screen in a way that we’ve never seen before.  The second half of the trailer switches out the hip-hop for a hard rock version of The Turtles‘ “So Happy Together,” and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of contemporary music the ambitious filmmaker uses in the actual film.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth DebickiThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.

First Trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan [UPDATED with Poster]

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The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby has gone online.  While I’m not the biggest fan of the source material, I do happen to be a fan of Luhrmann’s.  Having this phenomenal cast lined up for the production doesn’t hurt either and this new trailer gives us a glimpse at each of them in turn.  There are no 3D effects on display as of yet, but the first trailer highlights all of the bravura, hyperbole and flair we’ve come to expect from the Moulin Rouge! director.  While I was a little put off by the choice of music for the trailer, I’ve got faith that the soundtrack will be exemplary as always.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Isla FisherThe Great Gatsby opens in 3D on December 25th. [Update: We've now added the teaser poster, which you can find after the jump.]

Hilary Swank Joins Matthew McConaughey in THE DALLAS BUYER’S CLUB; Elizabeth Debicki Signs on for THE GREAT GATSBY

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We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Hilary Swank is set to join Matthew McConaughey in The Dallas Buyer’s Club. Directed by Jean Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria), the film s based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual man who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986.  Given only a few months to live, Woodroof began to smuggle alternative and illegal treatments into the US and into the hands of other AIDS patients. THR’s report on the matter doesn’t specify what role Swank will be playing. The film is currently being shopped to buyers at Cannes.

Additionally, director Baz Lurhmann continues to fill out his cast for The Great Gatsby as Deadline reports that Australian newcomer Elizabeth Debicki is set to play Jordan Baker in the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Leonardo DiCaprio will take on the role of Gatsby, Tobey Maguire is set as narrator Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan will portray Daisy and Isla Fischer is in talks to play Myrtle Wilson. Ben Affleck was offered the role of Tom Buchanan, but was forced to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. The film, which may or may not be shot in 3D, is set to start filming later this year in Australia. Hit the jump for a synopsis of The Great Gatsby.

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