FAST & FURIOUS 7 Opens Earlier on April 3, 2015; LITTLE BOY Opens February 27, 2015; Focus Features Sets INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 for May 29, 2015

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Take a look at the latest release date announcements:

  • Fast & Furious 7James Wan’s first foray into the Fast & Furious franchise will open a week earlier on April 3, 2015
  • Little Boy – Open Road Films’ inspirational family picture will open in the U.S. on February 27, 2015.
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 – Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s horror film starring Dermot Mulroney will now open a few weeks later on May 29, 2015.
  • SelflessTarsem Singh’s film about a dying man who transfers his consciousness into a young man’s body, starring Ryan Reynolds, has been pushed back yet again to April 17, 2015.
  • Black SeaKevin Macdonald’s adventure-thriller starring Scoot McNairy, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn as submarine-traveling treasure-hunters opens January 23, 2015.
  • Hillsong: Let Hope Rise – The Christian band documentary from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. directed by Michael John Warren will open on April 3, 2015.

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Director John Pogue Talks THE QUIET ONES, Changes During Production, Assembling the Final Cut, Future Projects, and More

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Now playing in theaters is director John Pogue’s supernatural horror film The Quiet Ones.  The period pic stars Jared Harris as an unorthodox professor who sets up a series of dangerous experiments in order to explore the dark energy manifested by the damaged psyche of a young girl.  Naturally, things don’t go well.  The film also stars Sam ClaflinOlivia CookeErin Richards, and Rory Fleck-Byrne.  For more on The Quiet Ones, check out some creepy motion postersthe trailer, and all of our previous coverage.

At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Pogue.  He talked about getting to make film under the Hammer Films umbrella, changes during production, the length of his assembly cut, what will be on the Blu-ray, if they shot an alternate ending, his transition from writing to directing, how he was the executive producer on the original The Fast and the Furious, upcoming projects, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Kurt Russell Talks Future Projects, Resuming Filming on FAST & FURIOUS 7 in April, Mourning Paul Walker, and More

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Currently available on VOD and in theaters on March 14th, The Art of the Steal tells the story of Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) a motorcycle daredevil and art thief who agrees to pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon), which will, of course, lead to nothing but trouble for everyone involved.

Collider was invited to sit down with actor Kurt Russell to talk to him about that film and, during the interview (that we will run more of closer to the film’s theatrical release), conversation turned to what he’ll be doing next, the passion he has for making wine, and when he expects to return to finish his work on Fast & Furious 7.  He talked about how he’s got both a heavy film with director Mark Pellington, called Clang, and the Western Bone Tomahawk, that he’s hoping to get into production, how making wine is very similar to making a movie, and that he thinks filming for Fast & Furious 7 will resume in April, even though he does not yet know how they’ll be handling the loss of Paul Walker.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Check Out the FAST & FURIOUS 7 Teaser Poster [Update: Yeah, It's a Fan Poster]

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We’re well over a year away from seeing the next installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, but star Vin Diesel recently tweeted out an early teaser poster for the film.  Most of the press for the film has been concerned with the death of co-star Paul Walker and how the film’s production would handle that moving forward.  In addition to today’s poster, Diesel recently shared an image from filming that featured him alongside Walker on set.

Fast & Furious 7 also stars Ronda Rousey, Tony JaaTyrese Gibson,Kurt RussellMichelle RodriguezLudacrisNathalie EmmanuelDjimon HounsouLucas Black, and John Brotherton, and opens April 10, 2015.  Hit the jump to check out the full teaser poster.

[Update: Not an official poster. You win this round, internet.]

FAST & FURIOUS 7 Rumor: Paul Walker’s Brother Cody to Step in and Film Final Scenes

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I hate reporting on news stories peripherally related to actor Paul Walker’s tragic death as much as the next guy, but when it comes to the logistics of how James Wan and the cast of Fast & Furious 7 will move forward with production, we’ll make an exception.  About a week ago, we reported that Universal had indefinitely suspended production on the film, along with the news that Walker had only filmed about half of his allotted scenes and had yet to film some of the major ones.  Then, it looked like screenwriter Chris Morgan was revising the script to work around Walker’s death.  Now, a new rumor states that Walker’s younger brother, Cody, will step in to film the final scenes.  Hit the jump for more.

Jason Statham and Izabela Vidovic Talk HOMEFRONT, the Action Scenes, the Script by Sylvester Stallone, THE EXPENDABLES 3, FAST & FURIOUS 7, and More

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Opening this week is the Jason Statham-starrer Homefront.   Adapted by Sylvester Stallone from the Chuck Logan novel, Homefront centers on DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) who moves to a quiet town with his daughter (Izabela Vidovic) in order to start a new life, but winds up tangling with the local druglord (James Franco), his band of thugs, and meth’d-out sister (played by Kate Bosworth in a bit of a shocking turn).  Homefront also stars Winona Ryder, Rachelle Lafevre, Clancy Brown, Omar Benson Miller and Frank Grillo.  For more on the film, watch the red-band or regular trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Statham and Vidovic.   They talked about doing the action scenes, rehearsals, playing a father and daughter, just how many Statham movies Izabela had seen before filming Homefront, and more.  In addition, Statham talked about the script by Stallone, how the film attracted great actors to the supporting roles, and The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7.  Hit the jump to watch.

Vin Diesel Shows off Fast & Furious 7 Fight Training Video with Tony Jaa

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Vin Diesel, in a celebration of his Facebook page getting 50 million likes (which he calls “Our Page” so really it should be “Vin Diesel n’ Friends”), he decided to reward his fans with some video of his Fast & Furious 7 fight training with Tony Jaa (Ong-bak).  If you can get past the unintentionally hilarious editing, there’s some pretty cool stuff here from Jaa, who proves that he could kick a ten-foot tall person in the face.  Also, if there’s a scene where Jaa and Diesel need to hold themselves up horizontally, they’re physically able to do that.

Hit the jump to check out the video.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, and John BrothertonFast & Furious 7 opens July 11, 2014.

Kurt Russell Confirmed for FAST & FURIOUS 7; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Signs on for ANNIE; Geoffrey Rush Joins GODS OF EGYPT

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Here’s today’s casting update:

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Lucas Black Returns for FAST & FURIOUS 7, 8 and 9

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Fast & Furious franchise fans will be happy to hear that Lucas Black will return to the fold in James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7.  Appearing only in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Black will make up for his absence by not only starring in the upcoming feature, but the next two after that.  Black’s drift-racing character, Sean Boswell, will become a series regular for at least the next film trilogy.  For those of you who have been paying attention throughout the entire franchise, you’ll understand why it makes sense to add Black/Boswell back in now.  If you need a refresher, hit the jump.

The film also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Djimon Honsou.  Check out Fast & Furious 7 when it opens July 11, 2014. 

Djimon Hounsou Joins James Wan’s FAST & FURIOUS 7

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Djimon Hounsou (Never Back Down) is the latest addition to director James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7.  Plot details are still few and far between, but it’s known that the seventh installment will film at least partially in Los Angeles.  New cast members include Ronda Rousey, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Tony Jaa.  Expect most of the franchise cast to return, with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as headliners.  Fast & Furious 7 opens July 11, 2014.

Hounsou has a busy schedule lined up, with Baggage Claim, Seventh Son and The Vatican Tapes coming soon.  He’ll also voice a role in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and is currently filming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. (Via Variety)

Naomi Watts in Talks to Star in Errol Morris’ HOLLAND, MICHIGAN; Jennifer Lopez to Star in THE BOY NEXT DOOR; FAST & FURIOUS 7 Adds Nathalie Emmanuel

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A bit more casting news today:

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Kurt Russell in Negotiations for James Wan’s FAST & FURIOUS 7, Kathleen Turner Gets DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Richard Gere Joins Indie Drama FANNY [Updated]

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Check out the latest and greatest casting news below:

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FAST AND FURIOUS 7 Adds Tony Jaa

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The latest casting addition to James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7 comes by way of Thailand in the form of ass-kicking martial artist Tony Jaa (Ong-bak).  The franchise picture will be Jaa’s English-language film debut and his first studio picture.  Personally, I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that Jaa would make the transition stateside for a well-deserved shot at a broader viewing audience.  Jaa’s role has yet to be revealed as Chris Morgan is still working on the script, but it’s safe to say he’ll mix it up in a fight or two.  Will it be against newcomer Ronda Rousey (likely not, since any new faces have a good chance of ending up on the antagonizing side), or one of the heavyweights in Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson?  Perhaps (poor) Paul Walker or Tyrese Gibson will have to take him on instead?  We’ll have to wait until the film’s scheduled release date of July 11, 2014 to find out.  Hit the jump for more.

First Look at FAST & FURIOUS 7 Promo Poster with Director James Wan and Star Tyrese Gibson

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We got our first bit of casting news on James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7 with yesterday’s announcement of UFC fighter Ronda Rousey entering into negotiations; today brings us a first look at a promo poster for the film.  Tweeted out by director Wan with star Tyrese Gibson, the familiar look of the franchise posters appears in the background for the newest installment.  We presumed that stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker would be returning for the follow-up to Fast & Furious 6, but Gibson’s presence in the production office strongly suggests we’ll also see him in the new film when it opens July 11, 2014.

Hit the jump to view the new poster along with Wan and Gibson.

FAST & FURIOUS 7 Gets Fighter Ronda Rousey; Judy Greer Eyed for TOMORROWLAND; Penn Badgley Lands CYMBELINE & Mimi Rogers Takes to THE SURFACE

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Here’s today’s casting announcements:

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