As a keen student of the Mad Max movies, I’m never sure whether the Australian countryside will be the best, or the absolute worst, place to hole up come the inevitable apocalypse. And the trailer for the new, Cannes-selected film The Rover only makes the issue murkier.
Written and directed by David Michôd — the filmmaker responsible for 2010?s wonderful Animal Kingdom – the movie stars Guy Pearce as a loner wandering through the Aussie outback a decade after civilization has collapsed, and Robert Pattinson as a man he forces to help track down the gang who steals his car.
You can check out the trailer below:
Kristen Stewart’s got that intellectual look going on.
New pics have emerged from the 24-year-old’s upcoming movie Clouds of Sils Maria, one of which shows the gal sporting a pair of stylish eyeglasses.
Stewart recently explained to WWD that she plays “a personal assistant to an actress” in the drama.
“It takes two very particular people to have that relationship be functional—one that services the other—because Juliette Binoche is playing the actress that I assist, and she is one of the most powerful women I think I’ve ever seen in film,” she said.
“I’m going to try desperately to not be squashed by a woman like that, and it’s not going to be an easy thing,” she added.
Clouds of Sils Maria also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, who spoke very highly of Stewart at the red carpet premiere of her flick Carrie last October.
“I love Kristen,” she told E! News at the time. “She’s actually a friend of mine. She’s absolutely the greatest girl.”
Clouds of Sils Maria is set to premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
The first Maps to the Stars trailer has been released. The film follows an archetypical Hollywood dynasty including a writer of self-help manuals, his wife who manages the career of their 13-year-old son, and their daughter, who was recently released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania. The plot also includes Havana, an actress who wants to remake a movie that starred her now-deceased mother. I’m not quite sure what to make of the footage in this promo trailer, and that’s part of what makes me so excited for this movie. The other part is that this is a new David Cronenberg movie, and I’m eager to see anything he does.
Hit the jump to watch the Maps to the Stars trailer. The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon.
Kellan Lutz has the body of a Greek god, so its only fitting that he’s playing one.
In The Legend of Hercules, the shirtless actor performs a number of intricately choreographed action moves. “I love doing my own stunts,” the 29-year-old says in an exclusive behind the scenes video.
Renny Harlin directed the movie, released in January 2014. The flick also stars Scott Adkins, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Roxanne McKee, Johnathon Schaech, Rade Šerbedžija and Gaia Weiss.
“When we were developing the screenplay, we really wanted to educate the audience and tell the Hercules story in a different way than it’s ever been done before,” Harlin says. “We really wanted to introduce the audience to Hercules as a young man who is conflicted with who his and who has to come to terms with that his father indeed was a god and that he has this supernatural power.”
The Legend of Hercules will be released digitally on Apr. 15 and released on Blu-ray/DVD on Apr. 29.
As he continues to move on from the “Twilight” franchise that catapulted him to fame, Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to star in the indie movie “Run the Tide,” TheWrap has learned.
Soham Mehta is directing from a script by Rajiv Shah, and the two of them are producing with Tim Kwok.
Lautner is nearing a deal to play a man who kidnaps his younger brother and flees for the California coast when their drug-abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family. With nothing but the open road ahead of them, the brothers race away from a past they never wanted towards a future that could have been as their mother and her ex-husband follow in close pursuit.
“Run the Tide” is Shah’s first feature screenplay, and it won the Grand Jury Prize for Project Catalyst at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The script was also a finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Competition.
Mehta is an award-winning filmmaker whose graduate thesis film “Fatakra” won a Student Academy Award, the DGA Student Award and more than a dozen jury and audience awards on the festival circuit. He also edited the acclaimed indie “Now, Forager,” co-wrote the feature film “Where’s the Party, Yaar?” starring Kal Penn, and directed the short film “Survivors,” which reimagined the zombie genre with an Asian lead.
Shah, who previously co-wrote and produced the well-received short film “Dumpling,” is developing the indie “808,” a coming-of-age story about Hawaiian boys growing up within the underbelly of paradise.
Kwok is a former New Regency executive who was involved in the international distribution of such films as “Heat,” “Fight Club” and “Daredevil.” He also produced the Kevin Zegers movie “Vampire” and co-produced the Jackie Chan film “The Medallion.”
Lautner, who recently appeared in “Grown Ups 2,” next stars in the parkour movie “Tracers.” Lautner replaced Andy Samberg on the BBC comedy “Cuckoo,” and he also read the role of Dirk Diggler during Jason Reitman’s live reading of Paul Thomas Anderson’s script for “Boogie Nights.” He’s repped by WME, Management 360 and attorney Steve Warren.
Aww, Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper. We barely knew ye!
OK, so we actually knew you quite well, as Peter Facinelli’s smug and hilarious (and boob grabbing!) alter ego on Nurse Jackie has been around for six seasons strong. But Facinelli has decided to leave the series, and the fans are already getting a bit misty-eyed as Nurse Jackie debuts its seventh season Sunday on Showtime.
So why did he decide to go?
“You know I’ve done it for six years,” Facinelli told E! News at the launch of Zooey Deschanel’s new capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger. “They’ve become like a family to me, Edie [Falco], Merritt [Weaver]. They are all such a great team of actors to work with. And I love the character, he is so much fun. But after six years I felt like, well, I’m contracted through seven, I kind of wanted to see what else is out there. And try a new character on for size and try something new.”
The Twilight Saga films may be over, but the battle for money from the blockbuster franchise is not. Financier Goldcrest Film Distribution hit Summit today with a multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit (read it here) over the movies. “As a direct result of Defendant’s deceptive accounting practices in which it systematically understates the Twilight revenues and overstates its costs, however, Goldcrest has received many millions of dollars less than it is due,” says the heavily redacted document filed today in LA Superior Court. The plaintiff says they are trying “to recover several million dollars in payments” from the more than $392 million that the Twilight pics have made worldwide. In a 2008 sub-distribution deal Goldcrest says in the filing it agreed to front Summit and others $10 million for four films based on the bestselling vampire books by Stephenie Meyer. For the upfront payment, the London-based financier was to get a hefty slice of the pics’ global net revenue.
Obviously that didn’t happen to Goldcrest’s satisfaction with what they allege are fast and loose moves on the part of Summit, now a Lionsgate subsidiary. “We uncovered numerous improper accounting charges, including retroactive ‘bonuses’ paid to actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson after Twilight was released, which were not due under their agreements. These bonuses were paid and charged back to Goldcrest long after Twilight was completed,” said Goldcrest attorney Mark Holscher of Kirkland & Ellis in a statement after the case was filed (Kirkland & Ellis’ Sierra Elizabeth is also repping Goldcrest). Stewart and Pattinson were paid total bonuses of $2.5 million each while screenplay writer Melissa Rosenberg and Meyer got $500,000 each, the 12-page complaint claims. With that said, Goldcrest, in today’s breach of contract and declaratory relief filing, wants unspecified compensatory and actual damages as well as restitution, a court declaration of its rights, legal fees and 10% statutory interest from the time of the breach. It is seeking a jury trial.
It has to bite for Summit, no vampire pun absolutely intended.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Disney’s comedy Intramural stars Nikki Reed and Jake Lacy and pretty much everyone the pic could grab backstage from Saturday Night Live: Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah and Beck Bennett. Brian McElhaney, Nick Kocher and Gabriel Luna also star in the Bradley Jackson-scripted pic that sends up the inspirational sports movie genre by centering on an intramural football crew that reunites later in life to play a game for the ages. The pic is set for an April 19 world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Check out the trailer:
They may play vampires on TV and in movies, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get hurt in real life. When a night out that should have been $100 ends in disaster, “The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev and “Twilight” star Nikki Reed end up paying $20,000 for a selfie gone wrong.
OK, so that didn’t happen in real life either, but Dobrev and Reed still want all young Americans to know the dangers that accidents pose if you’re not signed up for healthcare. These two beauties teamed up to record a PSA to remind the public that the deadline for enrolling in affordable healthcare is fast approaching.
The deadline to sign up for affordable health care is March 31, and Dobrev and Reed want everyone to know that if you miss that deadline, you won’t be able to sign up again until January 2015. Yikes.
Watch their PSA below:
So listen to Dobrev and Reed, and go to www.healthcare.gov to find the health plan that’s right for you, and “Get Covered.”