Tag Archives: James Vanderbilt

“Independence Day: Resurgence” hopes to capture nostalgia 20 years later

You could generously call the decision to hide Independence Day: Resurgence from critics an “unconventional” choice. 20th Century Fox initially wasn’t screening the movie at all before it opened, then opted to only show it earlier today at a press screening hours after it hit screens, that’s not much of[...]

“Truth” seeks to be a second Oscar vehicle for Cate Blanchett

In some ways, the film Truth is the “other” film in this year’s awards race, which can be either a blessing or a curse, depending on the situation. It’s the “other” Cate Blanchett Oscar player besides Carol, and the “other” journalism tale this season besides Spotlight. I’ll have plenty more[...]

J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015

Much like I’ve been saying, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were.[...]

Spider-Man scribe snared for sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Do you think Sony/Coljmbia has faith in what James Vanderbilt was able to do with the anticipated Spider-Man reboot currently being filmed by director Marc Webb? The screenwriter received a serious vote off confidence when the studio recently hired him to begin penning a planned sequel … even[...]

Martin Sheen joins “Spider-Man,” and Sally Field might be next

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some “Spider-Man” casting news is hitting the Interwebs this evening as Marc Webb rounds out his big-budget reboot. Since we know the plot, conceived by James Vanderbilt, will focus on Peter Parker and his masked hero during his high school years, Webb and his already cast lead, Andrew[...]

Rhys Ifans cast as (unidentified) villain in next “Spider-Man” film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Well that didn’t take very long. Sony just announced that Rhys Ifans of “Pirate Radio” and “Notting Hill” will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Here’s[...]

‘Easy A’s’ Emma Stone joins Andrew Garfield in “Spider-Man”

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming “Spider-Man” film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen[...]

Emma Stone about to be cast as Mary Jane Watson in “Spider-Man” reboot?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After “Easy A,” most critics predicted big things for charismatic starlet Emma Stone. They had no idea how right they were. Stone is about to be offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in Marc Webb’s anticipated reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise, according to Deadline. This after actresses Dianna[...]

DVD Review: “Kick-Ass” hurls the controversial Hit Girl to home video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review: “Kick-Ass” Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass” could be viewed as the anti-“Batman Begins,” and in a strange way, that’s a good thing. While both detail[...]

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. [...]
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