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Peter Dinklage Joining Christian Bale for 'The Deep Blue Good-by'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:03
Peter Dinklage

After Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike, fresh off an Oscar nomination for her performance in the David Fincher film, joined Christian Bale in the forthcoming adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-by, two more supporting stars have come aboard as well. The Wrap reports "Game of Thrones" favorite Peter Dinklage will take a role in the film along with Nicola Peltz, who starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction. In the film, Bale is playing as Travis McGee, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. ›››

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Oscar Winner Alexandre Desplat to Score 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

FirstShowing.net - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:36
Star Wars / Alexandre Desplat

Even though John Williams has been responsible for all of the scores for each film in the Star Wars saga (except for Star Wars: The Clone Wars), he'll be sitting out for the Star Wars spin-offs it seems. Williams has already been confirmed to provide the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and presumably Episode VIII and Episode IX (though he's getting up there in years, so time is of the essence). But when it comes to Star Wars: Rogue One, the first standalone adventure outside of the new trilogy, French radio program Radio Classique’s Culture Club (via Film Music Reporter) learned someone else will step up. ›››

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'Skull Island' Director Gets Paramount's 'The Stars My Destination'

FirstShowing.net - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:42
Jordan Vogt-Roberts

After directing Kings of Summer and having some fun running over things with a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts was supposed to direct an adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid. However, first on his plate will be Skull Island, an origin story of the mysterious location where King Kong resides. Tom Hiddleston, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons are all starring in the film set up by Universal Pictures and Legendary, and it's slated for release in the spring of 2017. But now Vogt-Roberts has a new project lined up as THR reports he's in talks to helm The Stars My Destination. ›››

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Watch: Kate Bosworth Takes in a Scary Kid in 'Before I Wake' Trailer

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:31
Before I Wake

"Something's not right. I have to find out more about Cody's dreams." It's time for the tale of another creepy kid who creates some problems for a loving couple with Before I Wake, a new supernatural thriller. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane play parents trying to move on after the death of their own child. They decide to adopt a young boy named Cody. While the boy is very sweet, he is absolutely terrified of falling asleep, because his dreams become reality for everyone else around him while they sleep. What starts as some wild fantasies for this couple soon turn into nighttime terrors. From this first trailer, it looks like your standard supernatural horror, but mixing it with the creepy kid might make it more interesting. Watch? ›››

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Eddie Murphy to Play Richard Pryor's Father in Comedian Biopic

FirstShowing.net - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 12:02
Eddie Murphy / Richard Pryor

For those who didn't know, there's still a biopic about iconic comedian Richard Pryor in the works from The Butler director Lee Daniels. Taking the lead role is Mike Epps, who played Black Doug in The Hangover franchise, but now a familiar face who was supposed to play Pryor in a film about six years ago has joined the cast. THR reports Eddie Murphy, a once iconic comedian who now makes silly, terrible comedies, is taking the role of Pryor's father. The good news is that this has the potential to be an Oscar role for Murphy, because Pryor's father was an abusive alcoholic, and a brutal influence on his life. Read on! ›››

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Genndy Tartakovsky Leaving Sony Pictures Animation's 'Popeye'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:36
Popeye

Last fall brought some test footage from Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye. "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky has been attached to this film since 2012, and it's been expected in theaters sometime in 2016. But now it sounds like the film might be in trouble as Tartakovsky has delivered some bad news. It sounds like the Tartakovsky isn't working on the film anymore, as he spoke with Moviefone on the status of the project and revealed that due to some changes at the studio itself, they may not be interested in the kind of Popeye he wanted to make. ›››

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Josh Gad is Le Fou in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

FirstShowing.net - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:12
Le Fou / Josh Gad

The cast of Disney's live-action take on Beauty and the Beast is filling out quite nicely. Emma Watson is taking the role of Belle with The Guest star Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Now one more key player has been added to the mix with THR reporting that Frozen voice star Josh Gad will play Gaston's chubby, weasel of a sidekick Le Fou. In case you've been living under a rock, Beauty and the Beast follows a young girl who takes the place of her father as a prisoner of a beast after he's caught trespassing on his cursed castle. But Belle learns this beast has a secret: he's actually a handsome prince. ›››

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