Posts Tagged ‘play’
Josh Brolin has reportedly been signed on to voice Thanos, the lavender villain who appeared post-credits in Avengers to break the fourth wall and shoot a grin at the audience. What a galactic ham! The character is expected to play a large role as the Marvel universe builds to a larger climax, and it’s said he’ll appear to some extent in both Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron before assumedly becoming the main bad guy of Avengers 3. I’d always imagined a Thanos who could easily slip into a George W. Bush impression.
Kevin Spacey will reportedly keep on with his work talking politics through a fake accent for Captain of the Gate. THR reports that the House of Cards star is attached to play Winston Churchill in the film, which takes a look at the man’s “rise to power as he stood against parliament to defend Britain and the world from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.” Playing a UK Prime Minister got Meryl Streep another Academy Award, so maybe this will work out for Spacey too should Horrible Bosses 2 not cinch it.
Vincent D’Onofrio is joining man’s hubris and fuckin’ dinosaurs as the villain in Jurassic World. Deadline reports that he and Life of Pi‘s Irrfan Khan are joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Howard on the Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel, with D’Onofrio following up his role in Escape Plan with yet another “bad guy” who just can’t keep his ancient, lumbering creatures to stay locked up.
After spending a couple seasons with James Van Der Beek on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Krysten Ritter has grown accustomed to working with only the brightest and truest of stars. So, naturally her next project will continue that line of work as she reportedly joins NBC’s Anchorman-at-NASA pilot, Mission Control.
As previously noted, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are producing, but that’s only part of why the Anchorman label is being slapped on this thing. It’s also because the ’60s set comedy centers on a strong-willed woman working with an arrogant, misogynist astronaut who could maybe have a period mustache. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia writer/Cricket David Hornsby is writing.
Just a week ago, Jerry Seinfeld alluded to something “big, huge, gigantic” that he and Larry David were working on but that he couldn’t reveal yet. Now comes the big reveal sure to disappoint anyone hoping for Seinfeld: The College Years: he was probably talking about a play. Speaking to Showbiz411, David revealed that he’s written what will be his Broadway debut (unless you count The Producers), and Seinfeld may star in it:
[David] told me: “I’ve written a play.” A play? For, like, Broadway? “Yes.” And Jerry would star in it? “Maybe,” he said. “We’re talking about it.”
Surprisingly, there’s somehow already a preview of how that would go:
Coming off a Golden Globe win last night for Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas has somehow already found another role in which he’ll shape a young man named Scott in his own, laughably-eccentric image. The actor has officially joined Marvel’s Ant-Man, signing on to play scientist and original Ant-Man Hank Pym.
Since early on in development, it’s been rumored that both Pym and his successor, burglar-turned-hero Scott Lang, would be involved in Edgar Wright’s adaptation. With Paul Rudd already signed on to also play the title role, it’s now evident that he’ll be playing the superhero’s latter incarnation, who inherits the mantle after stealing Pym’s technology to shrink down and commit a crime. So that clears that up. Back to wondering whether the main villain will be The Living Eraser.
If Spring Breakers is what finally washed all the Disney sheen off Vanessa Hudgens, then Gimme Shelter is her emerging still-damp and in need of her next coat of hair and makeup. Appearing almost unrecognizably rough-looking, Hudgens stars as Apple in the film–based on the true story of evidently not Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, as this Apple is a pregnant teen and daughter to a drug-addicted, brown-toothed woman (Rosario Dawson) who’s not even married to someone from Coldplay. Mom did, however, at some point hook-up with a well-to-do Brendan Fraser; Apple learns that he’s her father and, to escape her mother’s crack-head overacting, runs away to him.
Alas, Fraser ends up not being so great a parent either, demanding Apple get an abortion. So, the fruit-based protagonist goes on the run again, and, as the title suggests, is in desperate need of shelter. But where can a troubled young woman find shelter? Oh, right, a women’s shelter, suggests this trailer:
Hey, casting news! Better look, so you’ll know who will be in the things.
- Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly come on to produce and possibly star in Warner Bros. adaptation of the Jo Nesbo thriller Blood in the Snow. The actor would potentially play an assassin given task of killing his boss’s wife; instead, he ends up falling for her. Oh why must we always fall in love with the things we’re trying to shoot?
- Hey, do you like post-apocalyptic tales of survival!? You sure do, Hollywood assures us yet again, this time by casting Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood in an adaptation of Jean Hegland’s Into the Forest, a 1998 novel about sisters surviving in the northern California wilderness after the collapse of society. Exactly how the series Sister, Sister should have ended.
- John Krasinski is joining the cast of Cameron Crowe‘s latest, but not as the relatable everyman you just assumed once you heard John Krasinski and Cameron Crowe. He’ll reportedly join Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray to play “a military man married to McAdams, who is playing Cooper’s ex-wife.” Guy’s really got a thing for taking someone else’s significant other.
- Tony winner Billy Magnussen and The Fall‘s Jamie Dornan are reportedly two actors on the shortlist to take over from Charlie Hunnum the coveted role of Christian Grey. Please picture one of them next time you’re breathlessly reading 50 Shades of Grey.
Finally giving us a Searching for Bobby Fischer for the digital age, when it’s easier to care about a computer screen than some dumb kid, Disney is reportedly developing a film about the 1996 chess match between grandmaster Gary Kasparov and IBM computer Deep Blue. Deadline reports the studio has bough the rights to Matthew Charman’s play on the subject–The Machine–and he’s adapting his work himself for the big screen. Spoiler alert: though he’d later lose to an upgraded version of the system, Kasparov won the first set of matches, guaranteeing man’s freedom from computer reign so long as the decision-making computers would later get to celebrate their accomplishment with a film of their choosing. And here we are now.
Joel Edgerton, the set of beady blue eyes we’ve long pictured when we imagine ancient Egyptian kings, has finally been cast as Ramses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is in talks to join Exodus, the second-most blasphemous film Ridley Scott is working on beyond a Blade Runner sequel. In the 20th Century Fox film, he’d join Christian Bale, who’s already attached to play Moses after turning down the role of Noah and forcing Russell Crowe to step in for on Aronofsky’s rival Biblical film. Please get some scissors and paste to update all illustrated Bibles with the appropriate People and Us Weekly photos to reflect these exciting new changes in religion.