Jim Piddock Joins Britpop Comedy Adaptation ‘Kill Your Friends’

By | Monday March 3, 2014 @ 11:11am PST

Jim piddockEXCLUSIVE: English actor and writer Jim Piddock has been cast in the dark comedy Kill Your Friends, based on the novel by John Niven. BAFTA-nominated Owen Harris (Holy Flying Circus) directs the pic about an A&R man (X-Men‘s … Read More »

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Drake Doremus Eyes Kristen Stewart And Nicholas Hoult For Next Pic ‘Equals’

By | Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 9:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Drake Doremus is casting up his next film Equals for an early 2014 start, and I hear he is courting The Twilight Saga‘s Kristen Stewart and … Read More »

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‘Dark Places’ Adds ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’s’ Nicholas Hoult

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 11:22am PDT

Nicholas Hoult has joined the cast of Dark Places with Charlize Theron. The actor would play a character named Lyle in the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn mystery novel about a woman forced to re-face … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’

By | Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 5:56pm PST

Warner Bros has released the latest trailer for Jack The Giant Slayer. The Bryan Singer-directed pic is based on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and stars Nicholas Hoult as Jack. The newest trailer focuses a bit less on the comedic elements and more on the action … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’

By | Wednesday November 21, 2012 @ 3:56pm PST

Here’s Warner Bros’ latest trailer for Bryan Singer’s version of the tale of a boy, a cow and some beans. Nicholas Hoult plays Jack and cast includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Eleanor Tomlinson and Eddie Marsan. Writers are Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Warm Bodies’

By | Friday November 9, 2012 @ 3:44pm PST

A zombie romantic comedy? Warm Bodies gets going when a young zombie (Nicolas Hoult) rescues a human (Teresa Palmer) from a horde of undead. Directed by Jonathan Levine who adapted from Isaac Marion’s novel, Warm Bodies also stars Dave Franco, Rob Corddry and John Malkovich. The Lionsgate/Summit release … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jack The Giant Killer’

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 10:59pm PST

Warner Bros released a trailer for Bryan Singer’s reimagining of the children’s tale about a boy, a cow and those beans. Nicholas Hoult plays Jack and the cast includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Eleanor Tomlinson and Eddie Marsan. Jack The Giant Killer opens June … Read More »

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Dave Franco Joins ‘Now You See Me’ At Summit

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco has joined the cast of Now You See Me, which is his second straight movie for Summit Entertainment. Franco joins Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher in the Louis Leterrier-directed drama about … Read More »

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John Malkovich Takes ‘Warm Bodies’ Before Heading To Operas And Stage

Mike Fleming

John Malkovich has signed on to Summit’s Warm Bodies, the Jonathan Levine-directed adaptation of the novel about a zombie who rediscovers his soul through a relationship with a human girl. Nicholas Hoult plays the zombie; Teresa Palmer … Read More »

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‘World War Z’ With Brad Pitt And Marc Forster Regroups; Can It Beat Imminent Zombie Pic Infestation?

Mike Fleming

While there have been reports that Paramount might kill World War Z because of a $125 million budget and no partners, I’m hearing that hot and heavy talks are going on with David Ellison’s Skydance and as many as two … Read More »

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Warner Bros Skeds 2 Films: ‘Rock Of Ages’ And ‘Jack The Giant Killer’

Rock Of Ages starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige and directed by Adam Shankman will be released on 06/01/12

Jack The Giant Killer starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor and directed by Bryan Singer will be released on 06/15/12

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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Eleanor Tomlinson Lands ‘Jack The Giant Killer’ Female Lead

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Director Bryan Singer has set Eleanor Tomlinson to play the female lead in Jack the Giant Killer for New Line and Legendary Pictures. She stars opposite Nicholas Hoult. The 19-year old Tomlinson plays Isabella, the princess who runs away … Read More »

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Nicholas Hoult To Star In Summit’s ‘Warm Bodies’

Mike Fleming

Nicholas Hoult, who already bagged the title role in Jack the Giant Killer, has landed the lead in Warm Bodies, the Summit Entertainment adaptation of the Isaac Marion novel. The book will be published by Atria, and the film … Read More »

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James Franco Closing Disney Deal For ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’

Mike Fleming

While James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been busy pulling it together to host Sunday’s Oscarcast, Franco’s CAA reps and Disney have closed his deal to play the title role in Oz: The Great and Powerful. That puts the … Read More »

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Nicholas Hoult To Star In ‘Jack The Giant Killer’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Nicholas Hoult has been offered the lead role and is negotiating to star in Jack the Giant Killer, the Bryan Singer-directed drama for New Line and Legendary Pictures. Hoult is expected to close quickly, after emerging as the lead … Read More »

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Drafts Twilight Vampire Edi Gathegi To Play Biracial Mutant Darwin

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Edi Gathegi, who played a chillingly evil vampire in Twilight and Twilight Saga: New Moon, is joining X-Men: First Class in the role of Darwin. That character, the first bi-racial mutant (in the comic series), has the power of … Read More »

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Kevin Bacon In Talks For ‘X-Men: First Class’ Baddie

Mike Fleming

kevin_baconI’m told that Kevin Bacon has the offer and is negotiating to play the villain role in X-Men: First Class. Not sure of his character, and they have to make his deal, but Bacon would line up nicely alongside James McAvoy … Read More »

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‘X-Men: First Class’ Finds A Beast In Nicholas Hoult

Mike Fleming

get-attachment.aspxEXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox is setting Nicholas Hoult for the role of Beast in the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class. Hoult made his first screen impression playing the bullied school kid reluctantly adopted by Hugh Grant in About a Boy. But … Read More »

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