This is a story that not a whole lot of people probably paid attention to on Friday (for obvious reasons.) David O. Russell’s period follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook entitled American Hustle was unable to shoot on Friday due to the city of Boston being in total lockdown (Bradley Cooper used the time to visit Marathon Bombing victims in the hospital.) Well, that break is now over as things are expected to go back on track Monday as if none of it ever happened.
The reason this is something that might have captured more headlines than the delay of a standard production was the possibility that filming could be thrown off schedule. Such a thing would have been a minor tragedy for Hollywood as the talent tied up in this Abscam-based project is enormous. Stars of the film include Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper.
American Hustle releases in theaters on Christmas Day.
Amy Adams is up for an Academy Award this year. Of course, she is playing second fiddle to the frontrunner Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress, but she did lay down a phenomenal performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology pic The Master so it was worth promoting yet again thus yesterday’s stop by The Tonight Show. Also with the plug, Man of Steel (pictured above) gets a quick mention at the start of segment two. Continue Reading
Just last May, we were talking about how Amy Adams was all set for the big screen adaptation of Dark Places. We now know that is no longer happening as the lead role will likely go to someone else. Deadline is reporting today that that someone might be Charlize Theron who has been scorching hot since her double-header last year of Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman.
This follows news of three attachments for the actress to follow-up work on Mad Max: Fury Road. Theron is reportedly involved in John Madden’s Murder Mystery, a pic where she would play deceased war reporter Marie Colvin, and the Seth MacFarlane comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Dark Places would have the Oscar-winner portraying a woman who survived the brutal massacre of her family and testified against her brother as a murderer. Two-and-a-half decades later, something called the Kill Club confronts her on the truth about what happened that day.
Dark Places will be based on the Gillian Flynn novel by the same name. There does not appear to be a director just yet; however, we look forward to hearing about one soon. House of Cards director recently attached himself to another Flynn story Gone Girl, so this one might have the eye of someone credible as well.
Trouble with the Curve debuted nationwide today, and despite mediocre reviews the movie is expected to fare well at the box office. Aided by a flurry of ads on television and the four-year return of Clint Eastwood, there is a perhaps a bit more interest than there normally would be for another baseball movie only one-year out from the Oscar-worthy Moneyball. There are two new featurettes out today with the cast talking about their characters including Clint Eastwood who has some words about Timberlake’s turn to acting. Continue Reading
Tomorrow marks the entry of four new movies into theaters and one of them happens to be the first feature starring Clint Eastwood in four years, so it is worth checking out the reviews. Anyone watching the roll-out over the past few days has seen some very high marks from critics, but unfortunately the Robert Lorenz-directed effort seems to be sliding as release nears. Currently at 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is considered a near-disaster as acting is the only thing A-grade about this one. Continue Reading
Actress Amy Adams has two small films coming out this month: Trouble with the Curve and The Master. She continued her press tour last night as she took to Jimmy Fallon to primarily plug the latter of the two which is often dubbed ‘the scientology movie.’ Adams also mentioned Trouble with the Curve briefly as the nationwide release that has her alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake is expected to be the better performing of the two. Continue Reading
Amy Adams took to Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote her next nationwide release. Under the title Trouble with the Curve, the baseball movie has the actress starring alongside both Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. She did not have anything to say about Clint’s appearance at the RNC, but she did cap things off by discussing her role opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jaoquin Phoenix in the critically-acclaimed film The Master. Continue Reading
Check out these four new television promos that Warner Bros. just put out for Trouble with the Curve. The primary difference from the trailer is that less of a focus is put on the Amy Adams-Justin Timberlake relationship at the moment suggesting market research is showing the Eastwood could prove to be a bigger draw than the pop singer-turned-actor. That may be a bit surprising until you realize that Robert Lorenz’s film is a baseball movie and the sport does a lot better with the older demographic. Presumably, the safe advertising choice is during ballgames thus the correlation.
Each promo highlights the A-plot which is that Clint Eastwood is scouting someone with his daughter and his job as a high-profile baseball scout is on the line. They also have the star muttering a few good quotes: ”What are you guys staring at? I’m not a pole dancer,” and “My garage is starting to shrink.” Continue Reading
America is about to sit through yet another baseball movie this fall. No, it is not a sequel to Moneyball, but it does star Clint Eastwood who is taking a backseat for once from the director’s chair (the first time since 1993′s In the Line of Fire actually) as Robert Lorenz has behind-the-camera duty for this picture. The movie centers around Eastwood’s character who is a baseball scout that takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip.
The trailer seems to showcase a Gran Torino-like vibe from its star, yet it is toned down enough for us to not call it ‘the same character.’ Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake add a romantic element to the mix that does not look like it fits the story they are trying to tell, but then again I just saw In Time again on HBO the other night and right now anything with Timberlake looks incredibly awkward to me. We will see how it turns out in a month and a half. Continue Reading
The first trailer has arrived for The Master starring former-faux rapper Joaquin Phoenix. This is not only the actor’s first film since his four year break, but it is also Paul Thomas Anderson’s directorial follow-up to There Will Be Blood. Both of these things are leading those who cover the industry to push a lot of heat behind the effort which also benefits from another stellar performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Interestingly enough, the movie is somewhat controversial to a degree, but not the kind to enrage the mainstream public. The Master at its core is a nod to Scientology and its 1950′s foundations. Hoffman is set to play the L. Ron Hubbard-type leader of the organization with Amy Adams as his wife while Phoenix will fill the role of right-hand man. Continue Reading
There is some casting news to report today in regards to David O. Russell’s next project. With The Silver Linings Playbook in the can, the director responsible for The Fighter is beginning to cast up an untitled film that previously went under the title American Bullshit. Just yesterday we saw that Jeremy Renner has climbed aboard the film in place of Christian Bale, and today brings us news that Amy Adams has been attached as the female lead which instantly makes this effort a whole lot more interesting.
For those unfamiliar with the movie, it is based on a very real sting operation that took place in the 80′s to drive corruption from Congress. The FBI agent spearheading the investigation recruited a con man to essentially help root this out. Renner will be playing the agent while Bradley Cooper will be filling the role of the con artist. Continue Reading
Amy Adams is one of the most underrated talents in all of Hollywood as she has often takes roles where she is easily outshined by a focal point or bigger name, but the actress does however carry her weight and that is why we take notice when she adds another project to her busy schedule. Continue Reading
Probably the biggest news of the day is confirmation from Russell Crowe on the rumors reported recently that he could end up starring in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah’s Arc adaptation, Noah. The actor took to Twitter and mentioned that both he and Liam Neeson are both “eyeing” the film at the moment.
Steve Martin is a novelist in case you did not know, and the actor published a book called An Object of Beauty back in 2010. Well, that book is getting made into a movie now, and Amy Adams is set to both star in and produce the film. Her role will be that of an ambitious art doyenne who goes from assistant to gallery owner over the course of a decade and a half.
There is also some James Franco news to report today via Show Biz 411. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes actor is currently starring in and directing Child of God which is an indie filmed based on a Cormac McCarthy novel by the same name. The movie is about a violent man who lives a life that is best described as a disastrous attempt to exist outside the typical social order.
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Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man has cast quite an actor today in Philip Seymour Hoffman who is currently in final negotiations to join the thriller. The movie has been adapted from a spy novel by John le Carré which is about an illegal immigrate who gets caught up in the war on terror. Hoffman will play a rogue chief of a spy unit who tries to put together the mystery. The backdrop for this feature is Germany.
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NBC looks like they have a hit in the making as they have just announced that Allison Janney (Juno) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) have both been cast in the pilot episode of Friday Night Dinner. This is a comedy based on a British show that features a quirky family that eats dinners together every Friday night, and thus the title.
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Deadline is reporting that 500 Days of the Summer’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt is preparing to make his feature film directing debut in a film that stars Scarlett Johansson. The Dark Knight Rises actor will be pulling double duty as he plans to co-star alongside the actress as well in this comedy about a modern-day Don Juan who is on a quest to become less of a “selfish dick.”
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Another report originating from Deadline is surfacing. This one casts Denzel Washington alongside Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns–a film based on a graphic novel from Boom! Studios. The feature will be a reunion for director Baltasar Kormakur and Wahlberg as Kormakur pulled behind-the-camera duty on Contraband.
Deadline is reporting today Amy Adams and Carey Mulligan (Drive) are in negotiations to join an untitled Joaquin Phoenix-lead project. The Spike Jonze-directed feature was written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) which means it is instantly in that category of ‘movies to watch for’ come award season. This particular film is about a man (Phoenix) who falls in love with the voice of a computer. Exciting.
And Justin Timberlake’s acting career just keeps on rolling. Deadline is reporting tonight that the pop singer will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Robert Lorenz-directed Trouble with the Curve. The movie is a baseball scouting movie and JT’s role will be that of a rival scout to Eastwood who brings his daughter (Adams) with him on a scouting trip. Guess who falls in love with who. Look for this one to hit theaters in September.
This is just the latest addition to Timberlake’s growing IMDB profile which includes last year’s Friends with Benefits, Bad Teacher, and In Time (pictured above) as well as 2013′s Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen brothers.