Robert Pattinson will join Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” an individual familiar with the long-gestating project has told TheWrap.
Brad Pitt was initially attached to star in the adaptation of David Grann’s acclaimed book, though he’s now strictly producing the film through his Plan B banner along with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas.
“Lost City of Z” follows Percy Fawcett, a British colonial who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.
Pattinson’s role remains unclear at this time.
Panorama Media will finance “Lost City of Z” and handle foreign sales.
The film continues Pattinson’s streak of working with talented filmmakers. He recently wrapped David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and next stars opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s thriller “The Rover.” Pattinson is also attached to star in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life.” He’s represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up for American Ultra, an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the surprise hit comedy Project X.
Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle, penned the script for Ultra, which is being produced by Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and by David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion.
Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.
“Simply put, American Ultra will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil,” said Bregman, the prolific indie producer whose most recent credit is Enough Said, the James Gandolfini/Julia Louis-Dreyfus dramedy
FilmNation Entertainment will handle international sales for all territories, including Canada. CAA will represent domestic rights on the film.
Prepare yourselves, Twihards. Your DVD collection is about to experience a Cullen invasion (the best kind of invasion!).
Tuesday marks the release of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on DVD and Blu-ray. Other than a high-definition look at Edward’s sparkling skin, this DVD set also comes with some special behind-the-scenes clips. For instance, did you know that Kristen Stewart got her rear end ‘molded’ in order to create a device that would help Taylor Lautner carry her around for long periods of time (think Jacob and Bella’s walk through the woods in Eclipse)? Well, thanks to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look, we have proof.
Turns out, Lautner carrying Stewart while reciting three pages worth of dialogue wasn’t as easy as it looked, especially after the third or fourth take. “I literally went and got my rear end molded to make this day easier on Taylor,” Stewart says. Check out the video below:
For New York fans, Twilight‘s fifth anniversary and DVD release is being celebrated at The Twilight Forever Fan Experience Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Planet Hollywood in Times Square, where stars Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone will be in attendance.
EXCLUSIVE: Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart has joined the ensemble cast of writer-director Tim Blake Nelson‘s Anesthesia in a small role. She’ll be shooting for a few days on the indie, about a group of New Yorkers whose lives are touched by the same philosophy professor. Pic is currently filming in NYC. Nelson’s last directorial effort was 2009?s Leaves Of Grass, which he also starred in and scripted. Stewart is repped by The Gersh Agency.
Boston mobster Whitey Bulger might become a central figure in a Fox limited series.
The network is developing a project based on the book Street Soldier: My Life As An Enforcer, by former boxer Eddie MacKenzie, who was a member of Bulger’s gang. Twilight actor Peter Facinelli is attached to star. The logline: “The story follows Eddie Mackenzie’s life as an enforcer for the notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger and details how he was able to extricate himself from Whitey’s gang without getting himself killed.” Deadline first reported the news.
Bulger ran Boston organized crime in the 1970s and ’80s. He was found guilty in August of 31 criminal counts including 11 murders. He inspired Jack Nicholson’s character in 2006?s The Departed, and there is a Warner Bros. feature film in the works about his crime empire produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Nikki Reed is showing off her pregnancy curves!
Mind you, it’s not a real baby bump, but the sight of the star with a fake bun in the oven on the set of her new movie, Scout, certainly got our attention nevertheless.
Decked out in a form-fitting blue tank top, a pair of short-shorts and a faded American flag vest, the 25-year-old actress was snapped shooting in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Adding to her character’s look, Reed also sported a large temporary tattoo on her left arm.
Directed by Laurie Weltz, the film also stars Danny Glover, Jane Seymour and Elly Burstyn.
According to a plot synopsis on IMDB, Scout revolves around “a rebellious Goth girl (played by India Ennenga) who embarks on a road trip across Texas with a suicidal young man in an effort to find her little sister.”
Reed isn’t the only famous face to be sporting a fake baby bump on a movie set recently.
“This is a very profane screenplay,” Jason Reitman warned the audience at LACMA before staging his latest Live Read, a recitation of the Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece Boogie Nights. “It’s one thing to see it. It’s another thing to hear it. If you’re young or religious, you probably should leave now.”
The laughs in the audience suggested everyone knew what they were in for and cheered uproariously as Reitman introduced his cast, which included Taylor Lauter as Dirk Diggler, Don Johnson as Jack Horner, Judy Greer as Amber Waves, Mae Whitman as Rollergirl, Nick Kroll as Reed, Jim Rash as Buck, Nat Faxon as Scotty J., and Kevin Pollack as The Colonel.
Boogie Nights is of course about porn, the transition from film to video and the perhaps forgotten art of the well-crafted pornographic movie, a young lost soul looking for a mother figure, and Dirk Diggler’s penis. His very, very large penis. At one point Reitman even said “d-ck” instead of “Dirk” while reading the stage directions. As everyone laughed, Reitman jumped in to explain: “It actually says that.”
If you’re squeamish about penis references you probably shouldn’t continue reading. Or see Boogie Nights. But, you’d be missing out.
Taylor Lautner Has Big Pants to Fill, Will Play Porn Star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights Reading
Will Taylor Lautner measure up in his latest role?
E! News confirms that the hunky Hollywood actor will take on the role of well-hung nightclub dishwasher turned porn star Dirk Diggler—the role memorably originated by Mark Wahlberg in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights—in Jason Reitman’s live reading of the movie at Film Independent at LACMA on Thursday night.
Although Lautner definitely has the trademark abs for the part, but his shirt is expected to stay on throughout the event (darn!).
And that means his pants will probably be staying on, too (double darn!).
Other roles were announced via Reitman’s Twitter page.
Judy Greer will take over the role Amber Waves, a character previously held by her Carrie costar Julianne Moore. Mae Whitman will play Rollergirl, Kevin Pollak will be The Colonel, Jim Rash will take on Buck Swope, Jarod Einsohn will be Todd Parker and Jurnee Smollett will play Jessie St. Vincent.
Reitman held a live reading of Boogie Nights during last month’s Toronto International Film Festival, with Jesse Eisenberg reading the role of Diggler and Olivia Wilde playing Amber Waves.
Do you think Taylor Lautner is fit for the role? Sound off in the comments!
t’s a safe bet Sheila Hafsadi turned many a head when she walked down the aisle all dressed in white to marry Twilight alum Jackson Rathbone.
But the groom, 28, stole at least some of the show in his own eye-catching tartan tux he rocked during the Sept. 29 nuptials.
In a series of Alison Dyer-snapped photos released exclusively to PEOPLE, the newlyweds blended tradition with their trailblazing ways for their carnival-themed big day, which was actually a small affair with about 150 guests (including former costar Nikki Reed, who was in the wedding party) flocking to the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, Calif.
The bride complimented her Eve Muscio-designed gown and vintage engagement ring with a coordinating wedding band. (Rathbone, on the other hand, chose a David Yurman ring with his custom-made Klein Epstein & Parker suit.)
But get ready to awww: The couple, who are parents to a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, now 15 months old, shared their first dance as husband and wife to a Ramones song.
Jackson Rathbone is officially a married man. The 28-year-old Twilight actor wed girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 29, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.
“It was a small wedding,” an insider tells Us. “Just close friends and family only.”
Rathbone met Hafsadi, a burlesque dancer, during a tour stop with his band 100 Monkeys. They welcomed their first child together, son Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, in July 2012.
Rathbone (real name: Monroe Jackson Rathbone V) passed down the family name to his baby boy. After his birth, the actor shared a photo of his dad, Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV, smoking a cigar to celebrate his grandson’s arrival on Twitter. “The original (well, the fourth . . .) Bone Daddy!” he captioned the shot.