Rooney Mara In Talks To Join Warner Bros’ ‘Pan’

By | Wednesday March 12, 2014 @ 1:25pm PDT

"Her" Los Angeles Premiere - ArrivalsRooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in Pan, Warner Bros‘ feature film being directed by Joe Wright from a Jason Fuchs script that serves as an origin story for Peter … Read More »

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Hugh Jackman Cast As Blackbeard In Warner Bros’ ‘Pan’

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 10:07am PST

David Lynch Foundation Presents: "Change Begins Within" 2013 Benefit Gala Hosted By David Lynch And Jerry SeinfeldWarner Bros is getting its Peter Pan movie in ship-shape. It has just announced it has set Hugh Jackman to play Blackbeard in Pan, the Joe Wright-directed update of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan tale. He joins Garrett Hedlund, who we scooped this week landed the role of Captain Hook after being in the mix with Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston and Perks Of Being A Wallflower‘s Ezra Miller. The script is by Jason Fuchs, and Greg Berlanti is producing under his Berlanti Productions banner with Paul Webster. Sarah Schechter is overseeing for the studio.

In Fuchs’ script, an orphan is taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against the evil pirates led by Blackbeard. Javier Bardem at one time was offered this part, but Jackman was later rumored to be in the mix, and now it is final. For the record, that makes a pretty formidable acting duo playing the same historical figure: John Malkovich is set as Blackbeard in NBC’s upcoming pirate drama series Crossbones from Neil Cross.

The studio said Blackbeardtoday that the pic remains untitled, though it does have a July 17, 2015 release date after it was shifted last week to take the slot previously held by the studio’s Superman Vs. Batman movie. The move keeps Pan from being sandwiched between Fox’s Fantastic Four and Paramount’s Terminator reboot and took the pic off the the same date as Ted 2 from Universal.

Jackman, repped by WME, just wrapped shooting on Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and his most recent pic in theaters was the Warner Bros’ thriller Prisoners. Read More »

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Garrett Hedlund Hooks Lead Role In Joe Wright-Helmed ‘Pan’

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 9:53pm PST
Mike Fleming

hedlundEXCLUSIVE: Garrett Hedlund has come away with the offer to play the lead role of Hook in Pan, the new take on the J.M. Barrie classic that Joe Wright is directing for Warner Bros. This was a coveted … Read More »

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Warner Bros Pushes Superman-Batman Movie To 2016

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 5:24pm PST

Batman-Superman-logo__130823020120UPDATED: The studio’s new release date of May 6, 2016 is almost a year after the Superman-Batman movie’s original date and might sound familiar: it is the same weekend as an untitled Marvel movie, setting up a superhero … Read More »

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Warner Bros’ ‘Pan’ Gets June 2015 Release Date

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 10:56am PST

warnerbros_logo__131127025856-275x209We scooped here last month that Joe Wright will direct Pan, the Jason Fuchs-scripted take on the Peter Pan myth that has come together fast at Warner Bros. Now the studio has set a June 26, 2015 release … Read More »

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Warner Bros Chasing Javier Bardem For Blackbeard Role in ‘Pan’

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 5:28pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Javier Bardem has been offered the lead villain role in Pan, the Warner Bros take on the Peter Pan myth based on a Jason Fuchs script. This is the origin story pic based on JM Barrie’s … Read More »

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Joe Wright In Talks To Helm ‘Pan’ For Warner Bros

By | Monday November 11, 2013 @ 4:41pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Wright is negotiating to direct Pan, the Jason Fuchs-scripted take on the Peter Pan myth. This is all just coming together. Greg Berlanti is producing under his Berlanti Productions banner. Sarah Schechter is the executive … Read More »

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