Teresa Palmer is negotiating to star alongside Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey in Alcon‘s reboot of the 1991 action thriller Point Break. Palmer is best known for Lionsgate’s zombie comedy Warm Bodies but will next be seen in director Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. She is currently on set for John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine (Open Road Films) with Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Michael Pena. Palmer is repped by WME, Management 360, and Sloane, Offer, Webber & Dern.
The film is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to stop an organized gang of criminals who have been pulling off heists all over the world. The original film starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.
The new Point Break is being directed by Invincible helmer Ericson Core from a script by Kurt Wimmer. Alcon principles Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Wimmer. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will exec produce. The film gets underway on June 26. It will shoot in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India so it’s clear that the filmmakers are thinking about their international audience. Edge Of Tomorrow, the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, did the same thing with storylines around Europe.
Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer star in 2:22, a psychological thriller 2:22 that Lightstream Pictures’ Paul Currie directs from a script by Todd Stein with Nathan Parker and Currie. Good Universe will sell at Cannes. Walker plays a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 PM. He falls for a woman (Palmer) whose life is threatened by these strange events, and he must solve the mystery to save her. Shooting begins in October in Australia. Producers are Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic, Walk The Walk Entertainment’s Steve Hutensky and Lightstream Pictures’ Currie. They did The Moon And The Sun, in production with Pierce Brosnan. Walker is repped by Inspire Entertainment and WME. Palmer is repped by WME, Management 360 and Shanahan Management.
Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Luke Hemsworth – brother to Chris and Liam – are the latest Aussies to round out the cast of Down Under crime thriller Kill Me Three Times. At the helm is Kriv Stenders, whose 2011 hit Red Dog won numerous awards and was the top-grossing Aussie film of that year. Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton (300), Alice Braga, Bryan Brown, and Callan Mulvey fill out the ensemble pic in which a singer in a surf town (Braga) is the link between three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Pegg plays an assassin hired by the singer’s husband (Mulvey); Stapleton is a gambling addict trying to pay off his debts through a life insurance scam masterminded by Palmer’s small town Lady Macbeth. Brown is a corrupt cop and Hemsworth plays a surfer trying to save Braga from her would-be killer. James McFarland penned the script. Palmer is repped by WME and Management 360. Hemsworth is repped by ROAR and Mark Morrissey and Associates in Australia. Filming begins this week in Perth and Western Australia.
Kieran Darcy-Smith directed this Sundance Film Festival entry in the World Dramatic Competition. Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price wrote the screenplay about four friends on a holiday frolic in Cambodia from which only three make it home. With Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price and Antony Starr.
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 a team of FBI agents that track a group of illusionists pulling off daring bank heists during their performances. Franco plays one of the Four Horsemen, as the illusionists bill themselves. Franco, the younger brother of 127 Hours star James Franco, is currently shooting Warm Bodies for Summit opposite Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich and Teresa Palmer. Franco will next be seen starring in 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which Sony releases March 16. Miles Levy and Paradigm made his deal.
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 plays the girl; and Malkovich will play her father, General Grigio. It starts an interesting autumn for Malkovich, who’ll perform in two operas, The Giacomo Variations and The Infernal Comedy, before going off to direct a French-language version of Les liaisons dangereuses in Paris. Malkovich starred in 1988′s Dangerous Liaisons. He’ll be free in January, and will certainly follow by reprising his eccentric assassin Marvin Boggs in the sequel to the 2010 hit Red. Summit is right now searching for a director to replace Robert Schwentke, who’s directing Universal’s R.I.P.D. Malkovich is repped by WME.
Liam Hemsworth, star of The Hunger Games and The Last Song, is in negotiations to play one of the lead roles in the Vietnam-era romantic drama indie based on a true story, AWOL. Also in negotiations to star alongside Hemsworth are Austin Stowell, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Chris Lowell and Max Adler. The film, which explores the anti-Vietnam War movement at the University of Michigan, is slated to shoot there this summer with helmer Danny Mooney, who will make his directorial debut. The script is written by Jim Burnstein & Garrett K. Schiff, who will also executive produce with Peter Pastorelli and Eddie Rubin. Chip Diggins (Route One Films) will produce with Patrick Olson. Hemsworth is repped by ROAR management and WME.