April 19, 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe Confirms “Woman In Black” Casting

By Hanako M. Ricks
HollywoodNews.com: Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, has confirmed in a press release that he will indeed star in the latest adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel “The Woman In Black”. The novel, which has been successfully adapted on both the small screen and the stage, will receive the 3D treatment in this latest version, which tells the story of a young solicitor who encounters a mysterious woman in black. The full press release is below:
London, England (19.07.10) – Daniel Radcliffe will take the lead in The Woman in Black, Hammer Films and Alliance Films hotly anticipated adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, and Nigel Sinclair of Exclusive and Hammer.
To be directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass, The Debt) The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. Production is expected to begin in the Fall of 2010.
Exclusive and Alliance Films will co-finance the film. Alliance Films will also distribute the film in the United Kingdom (Momentum), Spain (Aurum) and Canada (Alliance Films). Exclusive Films International, headed by Chairman Guy East and President of International Sales and Distribution Alex Walton, is handling worldwide sales.
Daniel Radcliffe is of course, best known for his portrayal of the bespectacled wizard Harry Potter, in the hugely successful series of feature films based on J. K. Rowling’s publishing phenomenon. He has starred in all eight films and collaborated with respected directors Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates. He also starred in Brian Kirk’s My Boy Jack (written by and also co-starring David Haig), playing the role of Rudyard Kipling’s tragic 17 year old son who went off to fight in the First World War. Most recently Radcliffe has proved him self an accomplished stage actor, receiving tremendous reviews and acclaim for his portrayal of Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer’s Equus in the West End and on Broadway. Radcliffe will return to Broadway next Spring to star in the musical [...]

Angelina Jolie interested in playing Elizabeth Taylor in a new film

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar-winner Angelia Jolie has expressed interest in playing screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in a new film that chronicles her and Richard Burton’s infamous love affair.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ name has also been linked to the project, with Russell Crowe, Clive Owen and Colin Farrell all reportedly considering the role of the famed Welsh actor.
“Charlie Wilson’s War” director Mike Nichols is said to have expressed interest in helming the production. The big-screen biopic will be based on the book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, which charts the famed couple’s story of love, divorce and remarriage, Entertainment Tonight reports.
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‘Spiderman’s’ Andrew Garfield is the “Hollywood Celebrity of the Week”

HollywoodNews.com: Andrew Garfield just landed himself the role of a lifetime that is guaranteed to launch him into worldwide stardom. The 26-year-old has just been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Some of Garfield’s past work include Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus playing opposite Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger, Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs, where he starred alongside Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; Revolution Films’ “Red Riding Trilogy – 1974” directed by Julian Jarrold, where he lead a stellar cast including Rebecca Hall and David Morrissey, and his unforgettable portrayal of a young ex-con in John Crowley’s “Boy A,” for which he earned the best actor BAFTA in 2008. There is no doubt that Garfield will quickly become a household name, and so we are pleased to announce him as our “Hollywood Celebrity of the Week.”
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Andrew Garfield to play Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man’

HollywoodNews.com: After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.
The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.
On selecting Garfield, director Marc Webb said, “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”
Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures said, “Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.”
Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future.”
Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc [...]

Colin Farrell plans to bulk up work schedule with ‘Virtue’

Hollywoodnews.com: Colin Farrell is looking to star alongside Eric Bana in the indie drama “By Virtue Fall.”
The Irish-born actor has a heavy load of work ahead of him in such productions as “Horrible Bosses,” “Fright Night” and David Croenberg’s “Cosmopolis.”
The U.K.’s Empire magazine has been following the news online.
“Up in the Air” co-scribe Sheldon Turner would direct “Virtue.” He shared an Oscar nomination for “Air” with Jason Reitman.
“Virtue” follows two convict associates’ whose relationship crumbles into betrayal and retribution.
Voltage Pictures’ Nicholas Chartier of “The Hurt Locker” fame is co-producing.
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Kevin Spacey is one of the ‘Horrible Bosses’

Hollywoodnews.com:
Kevin Spacey has signed on to New Line’s “Horrible Bosses” comedy just prior to its July 6 production start in Los Angeles.
Spacey joins an all-star cast that includes Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudiekis.
Directed by Seth Gordon, film follows three best friends who loathe their jobs so much, they come to terms to kill one another’s bosses.
Spacey will play one of the three bosses along with Aniston and Farrell.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, several names were tossed around for the final boss part before settling on Spacey, i.e. Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeff Bridges
Spacey is currently filming the Wall Street thriller “Margin Call.” .
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Lindsay Lohan and Gerard Butler hook up, part deux?

HollywoodNews.com: Here’s the ‘Ugly Truth’: Turns out Gerard Butler and Lindsay Lohan had a heck of a nightcap, and we’re not talking alcoholic drink here.
The two were first spotted smooching in Morocco a few months back and were seen again at a party in Beverly Hills last week.
A U.K. Sun source who spotted them reports, “They arrived at the party separately. When they saw each other they got together and embraced.
“As the afternoon wore on, they became more and more friendly and eventually one thing led to another and they left together.
“Friends said they went off to a hotel. They were all over each other at the party, really not leaving each other’s sides.”
The following morning when Lohan surfaced at the L.A. shops, there wasn’t any smeared lipstick upon her face, rather a back-torn sweatshirt. No word whether Lohan was trying to revive the ‘Flashdance’ fashion look or if this was the result of Butler.
Butler is going head to head with Colin Farrell as the latest womanizer to be imported from across the Pond. Some of those girls on his scorecard include Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Simpson.
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Jennifer Aniston won’t be nude in ‘Horrible Bosses’ comedy

Hollywoodnews.com: While Jennifer Aniston, 41, won’t scream in “Scream 4,” a lot of guys are set to shout should the former “Friends” star take off her clothes in an upcoming Colin Farrell film “Horrible Bosses.”
But, hey guys, calm down. Her rep says that Aniston will not be exposing any skin.
Aniston’s role is described as “sex-crazed” according to People. The blogs have been going wild with news that the ‘Rachel’ hairdo thesp will show off her better assets.
“The part is provocative and sexual, but also hysterically funny,” the rep says. “There are no plans for her to go fully nude or topless, but the role does require an aggressive sexuality that many folks have not seen from Jennifer on screen before.”
Aniston’s next film, “The Switch” bows in August. She was last seen in the romantic comedy “The Bounty Hunter” which has made $135 million at the global B.O.
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Colin Farrell’s “Ondine” is “an enchanting love story”

HollywoodNews.com: Colin Farrell’s latest film, “Ondine” has been receiving great reviews. Box Office says it’s “injected with a heavy dose of magic and an endearing performance from Colin Farrell.” Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles added, “‘Ondine’ is an incredibly charming work from one of our most original filmmakers. Colin Farrell’s performance is fantastic and we’re confident American audiences will fall in love with Ondine.”
“Ondine” is the enchanting story of Syracuse (Farrell), a lonely fisherman who one day pulls a beautiful woman named Ondine (Bachleda) out of the sea in his nets. His young daughter Annie is convinced that she is a “selkie” —a creature from Irish folklore much like a mermaid. Syracuse has his doubts, but as Ondine brings some luck and joy to his otherwise downcast life, he starts to come around as well. “Ondine” deftly blends romance and fantasy with the realism of modern life in an Irish seaside town.
The film opens in theaters on Friday, June 4th.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers returning to rehab

Hollywoodnews.com: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ battle with addiction continues, as the star of “The Tudors” and Woody Allen’s “Match Point” has agreed to return to rehab.
People Magazine heard from a source that Meyers, 32, “just really wants to get better.”
It’s not the actor’s first stint. He entered rehab in 2007, but high-profile slip ups continued. Arrests in Dublin and Paris for drunken incidents kept Meyers in the headlines. Most recently, he was stopped from boarding a plane at JFK airport in New York because he reportedly was too drunk.
Meyers most recently starred in “From Paris With Love” with John Travolta. According to IMDB.com, he has two films in pre-production: “At Swim-Two-Birds” with Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy; and Albert Nobbs with Amanda Seyfried and Orlando Bloom.

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