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“American Ultra” – Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Production is getting under way in New Orleans on the Lionsgate action comedy “American Ultra” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), the story revolves around a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner (Eisenberg) whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend[...]

James McAvoy to evolve professor role in ‘X-Men’ prequel

HollywoodNews.com: “I’m basically going to try and bury Patrick (Stewart’s) performance.” Those fighting words come straight from actor James McAvoy who is playing the younger version of Professor X in “X-Men: First Class” – a role made famous by Patrick Stewart in the film franchise. MTV News had the[...]

James McAvoy in control of his twang on ‘Conspirator’

HollywoodNews.com: Robert Redford advised Scottish actor James McAvoy to use his Southern accent, even when the cameras weren’t rolling, during the production of “The Conspirator.” The plot for “Conspirator” is described as follows by IMDB: “Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial[...]

James McAvoy, Matthew Vaughn put U.K. spat aside for ‘X-Men’

HollywoodNews.com: “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn and the film’s actor James McAvoy are in disagreement over the shuttering of the U.K. Film Council. The organization was instrumental in funding a number of British film productions and spurring the country’s cinema industry. Vaughn supports the closing of the U.K. Film Council and[...]

“Inception” changes Matthew Vaughn’s approach to “X-Men: First Class”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We knew Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” — much like James Cameron’s “Avatar” — would be a game changer. We just didn’t realize how quickly it would change the game. It seems that right after director Matthew Vaughn saw Nolan’s mind-bending thriller, he went back to his “X-Men: First Class”[...]

Ben Walker Chooses Broadway Over X Men: Final Stand

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: With the uncertainty surrounding 20th Century Fox’s casting choices for “X Men First Class,” Benjamin Walker has ankled the project. Walker is negotiating a deal instead to reprise his starring role on Broadway in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” The emo-pop musical was a smash hit off Broadway with[...]