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Jai Courtney In The Mix To Play Kyle Reese In 'Terminator: Genesis'; Nicholas Hoult & Garrett Hedlund Pass On The Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 4:20 PM
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With "Terminator 5" aka "Terminator: Genesis" now rolling in earnest and headed to the smorgasbord of sequels coming in 2015, the project is taking shape. Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke are on board to play John and Sarah Connor in the movie with Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," "Thor: The Dark World") to direct. So who are the filmmakers looking for next? Kyle Reese.

Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' An Excellent, Funny & Melancholy Look At The Hard Road That Inspires Great Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 11:00 AM
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Inside Llewyn Davis Justin Timberlake Oscar Isaac
Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister suggests he stops couch surfing, borrowing money and barely getting by, and re-enter the Merchant Marine. While Llewyn can't quite put into words the passion that sustains an existence perpetually on the fringes, hustling for the next dollar, it's that weary energy that drives the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Watch: U.K. Trailer For 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Plus 2 New Clips, Interviews With Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 3, 2013 10:41 AM
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The year 2013 may have flew by fast, but not if you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers. The first trailer for “Inside Llewyn Davis” dropped this past January, then the film had its first private screening the following month, and then made its festival premiere at Cannes in May. Since then, unless you’ve been lucky enough to see it during its festival run, you have had to wait throughout the entire calendar year to catch a glimpse of this film. Thankfully, a whole boatload of promotional materials have just been dropped so you can keep yourself occupied until the film finally lands at a theater near you.

Exclusive: Spirit Award-Nominated Oscar Isaac Sings "Green Green Rocky Road" In Clip From 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2013 2:23 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
It's cold out, he doesn't have a winter coat, his record label isn't pushing his solo record, the folk scene is changing around him and his ex-girlfriend is pregnant. Things aren't going so well for Llewyn Davis but through thick and thin, the musician has his music and it's the thread that strings together "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen brothers' beautifully, hilariously melancholy look at one artist trying to break through.

First Look: Oscar Isaac & Garrett Hedlund In ‘Mojave’; Simon Pegg In 'Kill Me Three Times' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 12:48 PM
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Simon Pegg As A Hitman In 'Kill Me Three Times'
Lots of images are dropping like it's hot with the American Film Market in full swing, so let's just dive right in and we'll start with a man wearing a mean moustache.

Garrett Hedlund Is 'Unbroken' For Angelina Jolie & Tom Wilkinson Goes On A 'Business Trip' With Vince Vaughn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 1:11 PM
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It looks like Garrett Hedlund is becoming the next Coen Brothers player. Sort of. The actor of course features in their funny, lovely and melancholy "Inside Llewyn Davis," and in case you forgot, the sibling duo have also taken their pen to Angelina Jolie's next directorial effort "Unbroken." Do you see where this is going?

Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund & Shailene Woodley Among The Actors Who Passed On 'Fifty Shades'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 10:25 AM
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To an actor, a franchise is an attractive thing: it could mean years (maybe even decades) of solid, dependable work, with each subsequent installment usually incentivized to some degree and with the sense of community and family growing with each outing (many of the "Harry Potter" actors, both young and old, equated the experience to going back to school). In the mad scramble for big studio parts, a franchise is a sturdily proven gig. Which makes actors who pass on potential franchises somewhat baffling (remember when Josh Hartnett was repeatedly courted for Superman?)... Yet pass they do. While Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson ended up scoring the pivotal leads in "Fifty Shades of Grey," a number of Hollywood's elite passed on the project. Franchise schmanchise.

Watch: No Handjobs In New Clip From 'On The Road' (Yes, It's Getting Released Again Or Something)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2013 3:44 PM
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So, in case you thought you missed "On The Road" or forgot about it entirely, the movie is actually still coming and/or getting released again. Or something. Basically, Walter Salles' film was supposed to open in December -- Kristen Stewart even did a big press sweep to promote it at the time -- and then at the last second it was yanked or they decided to hold on expanding it until the spring. So here we are again, and now some awkward promotion is here to remind you that this is now an option at your local theater. (Again).

Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

  • By James Rocchi
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  • December 18, 2012 6:34 PM
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Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motorcycle Diaries" turns out to be a pretty good template for understanding how Salles has shot his adaptation. "On the Road," like 'Diaries,' is scenic and episodic, full of youth's passion but with a shade of the future yet to come dimming the brightness of its vision, as a charismatic young man travels with another young man, saying little but watching everything along the way.

Duh? Garrett Hedlund Will Return For 'Tron: Legacy' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 4:53 PM
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Um, obviously? Listen, unless its the James Bond franchise (and even that has the actors stay on for multiple pictures), major studio franchises aren't in the habit of switching up the talent involved in lead roles. They've already spent millions of dollars to build and brand the thing around this person, so doing that all over again makes little financial sense (and who cares about narrative sense, it's C.R.E.A.M. up in here). So this bit of news seems well, not particularly newsy, so forgive us.

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