Production Begins on Roland Emmerich’s Drama STONEWALL; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joey King, and Ron Perlman Join Cast

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Principal photography has begun on Roland Emmerich‘s drama Stonewall.  The film stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as a young runaway who finds his way to the Stonewall Inn and is eventually swept up in events that would lead to the historic 1969 Stonewall Riots, which were a turning point in gay civil rights.  Although Emmerich is known for being able to blow stuff up real good, his first historical drama, Anonymous, wasn’t bad, and Stonewall has been a passion project for the director some time.  It’s always admirable when a filmmaker breaks away from his or her comfort zone, and the story of the Stonewall Riots is definitely one worth telling.

Hit the jump for the press release, which also reveals that Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Dracula), Joey King (White House Down), and Ron Perlman have joined the cast.

Scott and Brie in Talks for SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE; Walker Joins THE MOON AND THE SUN; Irons and Meyers to Lead THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

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We’ve a few casting stories for you today.  First up Adam Scott is planning to reteam with Bachelorette director writer-director Leslye Headland for her upcoming comedy Sleeping with Other PeopleThe movie stars Jason Sudeikis as “a womanizer who befriends a serial cheater; ultimately, the two develop a romantic attraction to each other.”  According to THR, Alison Brie is in talks to replace Kirsten Dunst, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.  Headland notes that neither deal is done, and that “‘It’s not set in stone, kids.’ I’ve seen shit fall apart over less.”  As Harvey Weinstein‘s former assistant, she should know.  Hopefully, Scott and Brie will sign on; they’re both immensely talented and are terrific on two of TV’s best sitcoms, Parks and Recreation and Community, respectively.

Hit the jump for casting news on the fantasy feature The Moon and the Sun and the adaptation of the Irish novel, The Secret Scripture.

DRACULA Recap: “The Blood Is the Life”

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One must wonder, instinctively, about a series which premieres in the graveyard Friday slot and uses a perpetually on-the-bubble series (Grimm) as its lead-in.  Is NBC trying to bury Dracula?  Though all magical beings are generally popular at the moment, vampires seem to be (for now, anyway), making room for witches.  Regardless, if you’re going to make a show about a supernatural being, and it’s going to be based on a historical novel, then the best route these days in such a saturated market is to go full-on with the crazy (see: Sleepy Hollow).  Unfortunately for Dracula, the show takes itself pretty seriously.  Hit the jump for more.

24 New High-Resolution Images from THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

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Screen Gems has released a bounty of new high-resolution images from director Harald Zwart’s YA adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  Based on the book by Cassandra Clare, the upcoming film tells the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret organization of young half-angel warriors in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons.  These new images give a nice overview of what to expect from the pic, which is now only days away from release.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and if you missed any over our interviews or previous Mortal Instruments coverage, click here.  The film also stars Jamie Campbell BowerKevin ZegersJared HarrisJonathan Rhys MeyersLena Headey, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan, Godfrey GaoCCH Pounder, and Aidan Turner.  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 21st.

2 New Clips from THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower

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Sony Pictures has released two new clips from The Moral Instruments: City of Bones.  Based on the book by Cassandra Clare, the upcoming film tells the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret organization of young half-angel warriors in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. I’m planning to see the film next week, and since I’m not the target audience and haven’t read the books, I’d like to be surprised.  For those who can’t wait to get a look at the picture, these clips are for you.

Hit the jump to check out the clips.  The film also stars Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, CCH Pounder, and Aidan TurnerThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 21st.

New Trailer for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Starring Lily Collins

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A new trailer has been released for the adaptation of the young adult novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  Set in modern-day NYC, the film tells the story of Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret organization of young half-angel warriors in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons.  I have no familiarity with the source material, so I’m more interested to know how fans are responding to this adaptation.  From an outsider’s perspective, I’m fairly indifferent since nothing in this trailer or the previous one has really grabbed at me.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Lena Headey, Robert Sheehan, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Zegers, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, and CCH PounderThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens on August 21st.

Rumor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Talks for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

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Now that Star Trek Into Darkness has finally been released in theaters, director J.J. Abrams is free to focus the majority of his time on that other beloved franchise that he’s reviving: Star Wars.  While plot details have been (and will be) kept under firm wraps for quite some time, we do know that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) is hard at work on the screenplay, and he was even seen with Abrams in London at the Into Darkness premiere, so it’s clear that the two are knee-deep in development on Episode VII.

With production looking to get underway in London in early 2014, Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are likely starting to think about casting.  A recent report has now surfaced that claims Abrams has already zeroed in on one actor for the film: Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  Hit the jump for more.

New Trailer for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Starring Lily Collins

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A new trailer for director Harald Zwart’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has gone online.  I got to check out this particular trailer at the WonderCon panel and I was impressed by the caliber and amount of action on display.  I’m sure that fans of the source material will pick up on a lot more of the mythology than a novice like myself, but it’s got a cool aesthetic that actually looks rather inviting.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the Cassandra Clare novel, stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Robert Sheehan, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kevin Zegers, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris and CCH Pounder. The film opens on August 23rd, 2013.  Hit the jump to view the trailer. 

6 New Images from THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lily Collins, and Jamie Campbell Bower

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Screen Gems has released batch of new character images from director Harald Zwart’s adaptation of the Cassandra Clare YA novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  The story follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a teenage girl who discovers that she’s descended from a sect of half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons.  These images give us a number of new looks at the supporting characters in the film, as well as principals Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and a rather intense-looking Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage check out 35 things to know about the film and his interviews with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jared Harris, director Harald Zwart, author Cassandra Clare, and producers Don Carmody and Robert KulzerThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens on August 23rd.

First Trailer for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower

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Screen Gems has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s young adult novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  The story follows Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a teenage girl who discovers that she’s descended from a sect of half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons.  As a teen drama with ties to the occult, The Mortal Instruments will draw comparisons to Twilight.  But the trailer—specifically the sword fights and flamethrowers within— suggest more ass-kicking.  There is a big world and dense mythology here to explore, and the visuals help sell it better than the synopsis ever could.  It helps when you have Mad Men‘s eloquent Jared Harris to deliver the exposition in what sure looks like the “Giles” role.

Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, CCH Pounder, and Kevin Zegers also star.  Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens August 23, 2013.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

New SKYFALL Clip Introduces Bond to Severine; First Look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES in Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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In the newest clip released for Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) is up to old habits: namely gambling and womanizing.  This thirty-second spot shows Bond playing cavalier with his hard-earned winnings and introduces him to Severine (Berenice Marlohe).  They must have hit it off since they later meet up for a refreshing Heineken on a passenger train.  We also have the first look at Harald Zwart’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in a behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews.

Skyfall, also starring Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, opens November 9th stateside. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kevin Durand and opens August 23rd, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and featurette.

First Promotional Image and Updated Cast Listing for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

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Although the release date for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is still about a year away, we have a production update to share with you.  Along with a new promotional image, we have a fully updated cast listing for the Harald Zwart-directed adaptation of the best-selling Cassandra Clare novel. The fantasy series follows a teenage girl who discovers that she’s descended from a sect of half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons.  Hit the jump for the most up-to-date casting info and a new promotional image.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Plays MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, Xavier Samuel Joins PLUSH [Updated with New Plot Details for PLUSH]

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A bit of casting news to share with you today.  Here are the important bits:

Hit the jump for more details on each picture.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Star in NBC DRACULA Series

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NBC has given the green light to the 10-episode series Dracula, with Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors) set to play the title role.  The series was bought by NBC in January with a “script-to-series” commitment, meaning that if executives liked it it would not have to go through a pilot pitch.  Why mess around with no-name vampires when you can get back to basics with the most famous one of all?  And then of course, why make him audition?

The series has beed called “Dangerous Liasions meets The Tudors,” and that last part is not just because of Meyers’ old job.  Dracula will take place in the 1890s, and is being produced in part by Carnival Films & Television, who also produces Downton Abbey (maybe we’ll get an upcoming series Dowager Countess: Zombie Avenger?) For more on Dracula, hit the jump.

Foreign Poster for SHELTER Makes Strong Bid for Worst Poster of 2011

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The new year is only seven days old, but I think we may have found the worst poster of 2011.  The folks who have designed a new foreign poster for Shelter have decided that the best way get people to see the movie is to send stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Julianne Moore down into the Uncanny Valley.  Looking at this poster, I’m wondering if Square Pictures ever really got shut down.

Hit the jump to check out this masterpiece.  Shelter is slated to open in the US on February 25th.

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