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Remakes: Doug Liman To Direct 'Victory' & Jena Malone To Star In 'Le Beau Mariage' Redo

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 27, 2014 9:17 AM
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It may not have been the immediate record-smashing success that Warner Bros. would have wanted, but “Edge of Tomorrow” is hardly the bomb many prognosticators tipped it to be with just inches separating the film from crossing $300 million worldwide mark. With box office success like that, director Doug Liman has wasted no time in lining up a new gig.

The Best & The Worst Of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 25, 2013 1:40 PM
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Now officially the all-time November opening record holder, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was always a fairly sure thing in terms of box office. But what's more impressive is the advance word on the film (our own included), and the buzz around it, which has been so positive, with it being touted as the rare sequel that improves on the original, and with many going so far as to compare it to "The Empire Strikes Back." (Though, to be honest, we think that comparison is more to do with how open-ended it feels, with the good guys separated and some of them still imperiled, at the film's close.) Some of us might not go quite that far, but certainly director Francis Lawrence has made good on delivering a broader, more nuanced and more layered film than the first, which is fitting considering he was adapting what we'd consider the best of the three books, by quite some distance.

New Pics, Poster & IMAX Featurette For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Targets The Enemy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 2:47 PM
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With a roughly $1 billion target to hit, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has to bring it, and they're certainly swinging for the fences. The soundtrack is led by none other than Coldplay, and the marketing machine has been turning hard since the beginning of the year, and now it's heading into the home stretch.

Review: 'In Our Nature' An Exploration Of Discord & Dysfunction Backed By Strong Performances

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 7, 2012 8:00 AM
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If it weren’t for dysfunctional relationships, independent films might never have any stories to tell. “In Our Nature” is the latest in a long line of small-scale films about children who don’t get along with their parents, and the terms both come to in the process of a shared experience that throws them together – in predictably unwitting fashion, of course. But solid performances from the central quartet of actors, including Zack Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union elevate Brian Savelson’s debut as a writer and director despite its familiarity as not just a story but almost an entire cinematic subgenre.

Watch: Trailer & Poster For 'In Our Nature' Starring Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union & 'Mad Men's John Slattery

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 14, 2012 12:54 PM
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We know the break between "Mad Men" seasons can be difficult, but luckily, the always solid John Slattery is keeping his chops honed on the big screen as well. And "In Our Nature" offers another chance to see the actor in top form alongside an equally game cast.

Jena Malone Has Landed The Role Of Johanna Mason In 'Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 3:12 PM
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For fuck's sake, thank God they finally chose someone. After we first reported that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix for the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," it seemed subsequent updates started to drip out, like some kind of slow Chinese water torture. First there was the news that Jena Malone was in the hunt, then the update that the role was going to be going Aggeliki's way (we were also told she was Francis Lawrence's choice), but it appears nobody knows nothing.

Jena Malone Also In The Mix For Johanna Mason In 'Catching Fire'; L'il Romeo Has Also Met With Producers About The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 9:36 PM
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Another day, yet another peek at the casting behind "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Following our exclusive report last week that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were in the mix to play Johanna Mason in the film, one name has dropped out and other has been added. Meanwhile, a totally random other uh, actor, has also said he's been chatting with the studio about the movie.

Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Adds Three; Jena Malone Is A 'Go Getter'; Creed From 'The Office' Joins 'Liz & Dick' & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 11, 2012 12:20 PM
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With "Young Adult" barely out of our minds, lensing is excitingly already underway on Jason Reitman's next directorial effort, an adaptation of Joyce Maynard's coming-of-age story "Labor Day." The project has now added a trio of talent with Alexie Gilmore ("World's Greatest Dad"), Lucas Hedges ("Moonrise Kingdom") and Brooke Smith ("Grey's Anatomy") all joining in unnamed supporting roles. The story centers on an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) who is taken in by a depressed single mother (Kate Winslet) and her teen son (Gattlin Griffith) over a Labor Day weekend with Clark Gregg, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, Brighid Fleming and James Van Der Beek also co-starring. [Variety]

'Prometheus' Star Logan Marshall-Green To Play Tennessee Williams In Carson McCullers Biopic 'Lonely Hunter'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 10, 2012 10:43 AM
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Actor Logan Marshall-Green is hardly a household name, but after paying his bills working in theater and various TV shows — most recently in TNT's canceled "Dark Blue" — he transitioned to movies. After a supporting role in "Brooklyn's Finest" and being one of the few bright spots in 2010's predictably banal "Devil," it's Marshall-Green's upcoming role in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" that quickly earned him a spot on our list of 10 actors we're tipping for stardom. The actor's next turn will see him skip on genre fare and rely more on his theatrical acumen, as he is set to portray playwright Tennessee Williams in a new biopic.

Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands & Jena Malone Move Into 'A Doll's House'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • November 2, 2011 5:15 AM
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“Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next spring, Kingsley is as busy as always. So it should come as no surprise that he's now heading up a pretty impressive cast for the big-screen adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House.”

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