Hot Trailer: ‘Oculus’

By | Saturday January 25, 2014 @ 3:45pm PST

Oculus TrailerBlumhouse and Relativity acquired the Mike Flanagan-helmed Oculus out of its Toronto Film Festival debut and the companies (with newly-pacted distribution partner WWE Studios) have now released a peek at the April 11 horror pic. Doctor Who‘s Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites star as siblings Kaylie and Tim, whose parents were killed ten years ago in a brutal act blamed on Tim. When he’s released from custody, Kaylie sets out to prove a malevolent supernatural force was really behind their parents’ murder by returning to their childhood home. Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane also star in the pic scripted by Flanagan and Jeff Howard based on a short story by Flanagan and Jeff Seidman. Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans produced, with Jason Blum, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Anil Kurian, D. Scott Lumpkin, Peter Schlessel, Dale Johnson, Glenn Murray, Julie May, Mike Ilitch Jr. and Michael Luisi aboard as exec producers. Get an eyeful of the teaser trailer:

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Brenton Thwaites Lands ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Lead

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 10:47am PDT
Mike Fleming

Brenton Thwaites is being set to star alongside Gerard Butler, Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush in Gods Of Egypt, the Summit Entertainment period epic film to be directed by Alex Proyas. Butler plays Set, a god of … Read More »

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Helen Hunt Gets Coin And Cast For ‘Ride;’ She Stars, Directs, Produces Her Script

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 4:51pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Some two years after she first put the film together, Helen Hunt has locked financing and cast for Ride, her directing followup to her 2007 debut Then She Found Me. Hunt, who’s coming off an Oscar-nominated … Read More »

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Weinstein Company’s ‘The Giver’ Adds ‘Maleficent’s’ Brenton Thwaites

EXCLUSIVE: Brenton Thwaites has been cast opposite Jeff Bridges in The Weinstein Company‘s The Giver. Thwaites will play Jonas in the Philip Noyce-directed adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 dystopian children’s Read More »

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Who Has ‘Divergent’ Chemistry With Shailene Woodley?

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment is bearing down on the male lead in Divergent, the adaptation of the Neil Burger-directed adaptation of the Veronica Roth novel that will star Shailene Woodley. She’s the next hot gal after a breakout performance in The Descendants, followed by scoring the Mary Jane role in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. I’m told that Summit held Divergent “chemistry” readings yesterday that paired Woodley with four young actors: Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaites, Lucas Till and Jack Reynor.

Since I barely got my high school Regent’s diploma with a 65 in chemistry (at the time it was a jump shot at the buzzer following the 32 I scored in trigonometry), I am the wrong person to ask about who emerged with a leg up by acing this chemistry test. But I think it means we should have a winner shortly, and it likely will be one of these up and comers. Read More »

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DreamWorks Testing Newcomers For ‘Need For Speed’

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 10:21am PDT
Mike Fleming

While DreamWorks initially flirted with the idea of The Hunger Games hunk Liam Hemsworth for the lead in its video-game adaptation Need For Speed. Now, they favor a discovery, and they are testing young actors Brenton Read More »

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Disney Crowns Young Prince In ‘Maleficent’

By | Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 3:52pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Brenton Thwaites MaleficientEXCLUSIVE: Brenton Thwaites has been set as the prince in Maleficent, the Robert Stromberg-directed Disney film that stars Angelina Jolie as the title character and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. Who is Thwaites? He’s here … Read More »

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WME Signs ‘Blue Lagoon’s Brenton Thwaites And ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Matt Barr

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 2:27pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE:  Brenton Thwaites and Matt Barr have signed with WME in all areas. Thwaites, best known as Stu Henderson on Home And Away in his … Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Blue Lagoon’ Reboot Casts Leads

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 2:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Young Australian actors Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans are following in the footsteps of Christopher Atkins & Brooke Shields and Brian Krause & Milla Jovovich as the leads of The Blue Lagoon, Lifetime’s contemporary remake of the 1980 romance/adventure movie starring Shields and Atkins. (Jovovich and Krause toplined the 1991 sequel.) In the story, which echoes the biblical tale of Adam and Eve and is based on the novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole, Thwaites and Evans will play Dane and Emma, a boy and a girl marooned on a tropical island where they grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality. The Sony TV-distributed project has been in the works at Lifetime since 2004 with Heather Rutman and Matt Heller as writers. Filming is slated to begin this month in Puerto Rico. Read More »

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