AFM: Aaron Eckhart To Topline Thriller ‘Fade Out’

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 5:50pm PST

Aaron Eckhart has signed on to star in Fade Out with producer turned director Robert Salerno. The psychological thriller is Salerno’s directorial debut and from an original screenplay by Pulizer Prize winner Michael Christofer. In the movie, Eckhart will play Jim Connelly,  screenwriter … Read More »

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AFM: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman Back For ‘Olympus’ Sequel ‘London Has Fallen’

2013′s White House action hit Olympus Has Fallen will be sequelized as NuImage/Millennium Films bring returning stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman to London. This time … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘I, Frankenstein’

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 10:35am PDT

Aaron Eckhart stars as the stitched-together monster hero of Lionsgate’s I, Frankenstein, which finds the classic Mary Shelley character using his inhuman martial arts skills to take on warring immortal clans. The CG-heavy modern-day action pic is directed by Collateral scribe Stuart Beattie and adapted by … Read More »

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Fright Factory Blumhouse Sets ‘Insidious 2′ Follow-Up: Aaron Eckhart-Starrer ‘Incarnate’

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 2:32pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After Insidious: Chapter 2 grossed eight times its $5 million budget on its opening last weekend, the film’s producer, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, has set the company’s next launch at another horror film franchise. IncarnateRead More »

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Theo James Cast As Four In ‘Divergent’; Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson And Miles Teller Also Starring

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The male lead in Summit‘s Neil Burger-directed adaptation of Divergent has gone to Theo James, currently the star of the CBS series Golden Boy and whose credits include Downton Abbey and Underworld: The Awakening. He will star opposite The Spectacular Now‘s Shailene Woodley. The film’s set in a futuristic world where people are herded into factions based on their personalities. Woodley plays Tris Prior, who is deemed a “divergent” who doesn’t fit into any group and who learns she and other divergents are going to be destroyed. She needs to find out what makes these divergents so dangerous. James’ character Four is her intense instructor and one of the leaders of the Dauntless faction. For James, it’s a potential star-making role.

Summit is also closing deals with Kate Winslet, Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller. They will join Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q in the cast. Erik Feig and Gillian Bohrer are overseeing for Lionsgate. The film is based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel, and Vanessa Taylor and Evan Daugherty wrote the script. Production begins April in Chicago.

Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America in The Hunger Games slot on Friday, March 21, 2014.

In a joint statement, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairmen of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said, “Theo is not only an incredibly talented actor, he is also who we envisioned as Four when reading Veronica’s novel which has taken the world by storm. As we continue to develop the film, the studio remains committed to providing fans with a movie adaptation that stays as true to the book as possible and we are confident that we have done so with our selection of Shailene and Theo in the leading roles.” Read More »

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‘Chuck’ Star Yvonne Strahovski Sews Up ‘I, Frankenstein’ Lead

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 6:24pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski has been set for the female lead in I, Frankenstein. She’ll star opposite Aaron Eckhart, playing his love interest, a beautiful and gifted scientist. Stuart Beattie is directing and wrote the script based on the … Read More »

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AFM: W2 Media To Sell International On Dennis Wilson Biopic ‘The Drummer’

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 12:18pm PDT

W2 Media has made a seven-figure advance for international sales on The Drummer, a biopic about the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson that stars Aaron Eckhart. The project, which is being … Read More »

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Aaron Eckhart To Play Beach Boys Drummer Dennis Wilson

Mike Fleming

Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play Dennis Wilson, the legendary drummer, songwriter and heartthrob of The Beach Boys in Randall Miller & Jody Savin’s THE DRUMMER.

THE DRUMMER charts the last six years of Wilson’s life in which he

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Frankenstein Monster Movie Set At Lionsgate: Aaron Eckhart Stars, Stuart Beattie Directs

By | Friday October 7, 2011 @ 9:28am PDT

Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2011 – Aaron Eckhart will play ADAM FRANKENSTEIN in the Lakeshore Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and Lionsgate production of I, FRANKENSTEIN, commencing in Australia in January. The film was written and is to be directed by Stuart Beattie (director of Australia’s breakout hit TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN, and writer of such films as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, G.I. JOE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and COLLATERAL), and is based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the UNDERWORLD franchise. Lionsgate will distribute the film in the United States, Lakeshore will handle international sales and E1/Hopscotch will distribute in Australia. U.S. release is slated for February 22, 2013.

I FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. As writer/director, Stuart Beattie said, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”

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Aaron Eckhart To Star In ‘The Expatriate’

By | Thursday November 4, 2010 @ 11:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Eckhart will star in The Expatriate, playing an ex-CIA agent in a drama that will begin production early next year in Belgium and Montreal. Philipp Stolzl (North Face) is directing a script by A.E. Amel. Informant Media’s Judy Cairo is producing with Smash Media’s Harry Winer and Michael A. Simpson and Howard Meltzer. Essential Entertainment is handling international sales at AFM, and will be executive producer. The film is being financed partly through the Informant Media Film Fund. In The Expatriate, Eckhart plays a former CIA agent who hopes to make a fresh start with his estranged 15-year old daughter. He takes a job in Belgium as a security expert for a multinational corporation and arrives one day to find the corporation no longer exists, his coworkers are gone, and his assistant is really a trained operative out to kill him and his daughter. Father and daughter go on the run and must learn to trust each other, something that becomes difficult once she learns the truth about his shadowy past. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Rabbit Hole’

By | Friday October 22, 2010 @ 1:34pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Lionsgate has just released a new trailer for Rabbit Hole, the adaptation of the acclaimed play which the mini-major acquired after its showing at the Toronto International Film Festival. Lionsgate launched it right into the Oscar race, to take advantage of the strong performances by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, … Read More »

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TORONTO: Lionsgate Buying ‘Rabbit Hole’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is wrapping up a deal to acquire North American distribution rights to Rabbit Hole, and the plan is to jump right into this year’s Oscar race by releasing  the picture  before year’s end. They will take advantage of … Read More »

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Toronto Oscar Talk Follows Kidman And Redford Preems: Will They Open In Time?

Pete Hammond

It’s an unusual year with lots of first class lead performances from women, including Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Diane Lane, Tilda Swinton, Lesley Manville, Michelle Williams, Noomi Rapace, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway. I think there … Read More »

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