Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Watch: Elizabeth Olsen & Jane Fonda Offer 'Peace, Love & Misunderstanding' In New Trailer

  • By Ryan Gowland
  • |
  • April 27, 2012 8:43 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Don't call it a comeback, but it looks like Jane Fonda is ready to get back to work. The actress/fitness guru/activist hasn't been entirely idle on the big screen in the past ten years, but she hasn't been Jessica Chastain either. Back in 2005, Fonda co-starred in the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy "Monster-in-Law," Fonda's first acting role in 15 years. Despite being hated by critics, the film was a box office success, and seemed to herald Fonda's return to acting. However, after 2007's "Georgia Rule," Fonda disappeared again only to reappear years later with three projects: the comedy-drama "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom," and, last month, Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' "The Butler." The excellent trailer for "The Newsroom" arrived earlier this month, and now the first trailer for "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" has been revealed by Yahoo!.

Rihanna Set For Cameo In Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's 'The End Of The World'

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • April 27, 2012 8:20 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Seth Rogen has acted in, written and produced films, but by year's end he's hoping to add "director" to that list of accomplishments, lining up a co-helming gig with Evan Goldberg on the long-awaited feature-length adaptation of his and Jay Baruchel's viral short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse." The film has evolved into a bit of an Apatow Mafia love-fest and it's pretty much expected now to feature a vast array of cameos, sticking with Baruchel's long-standing vision for the movie.

Josh Gad To Play Steve Wozniak In 'Jobs' With Ashton Kutcher

  • By Ryan Gowland
  • |
  • April 27, 2012 8:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It may be hard to believe, but Ashton Kutcher is going to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming indie biopic "Jobs." We know the news of Kutcher's casting arrived on the heels of April Fool's day, but it's true and, if you haven't accepted that the co-star of "Dude, Where's My Car" is going to play the late Apple CEO, it's time to move on. That's exactly what director Joshua Michael Stevens ("Swing Vote") has been doing, adding a second cast member in "The Book of Mormon" actor Josh Gad.
More: Josh Gad, Jobs

Colin Farrell Offered Lead In Akiva Goldsman's 'Winter's Tale' Opposite 'Downton Abbey' Star Jessica Brown-Findlay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 9:19 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
There hasn't been a lack of hunky dudes for Warner Bros. and Akiva Goldsman to look at for the male lead in the writer/producer's directorial debut "A Winter's Tale." With "Downton Abbey" star Jessica Brown-Findlay already tipped as the frontrunner for the female lead, a handful of names have already been batted around to feature opposite the actress including Benjamin Walker, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron Johnson and Garrett Hedlund. But the the filmmaker and the studio have floated the offer out to someone else entirely.

Up & Comer Hannah Marks To Star Opposite Michael Pitt In His Adaptation Of Jack Black Autobiography 'You Can't Win'

  • By Simon Dang
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 9:01 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
A five year absence from the silver screen can generally kill one's career but we guess it's testament to HBO and cable television nowadays that former "Boardwalk Empire" star Michael Pitt can walk right back into the game to produce and star in his own indie project, an adaptation of Jack Black (the adventurer, not the actor) autobiography "You Can't Win."

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay To Helm 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake With Will Smith & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 7:08 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
This is a project that has been in development so long we figured it was simply never going to happen. First picked up way back in 2002 by Warner Bros. as a starring vehicle for Will Smith, the project has been kicked around for over a decade and David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") was long attached to direct. A year ago, there was some fresh movement when "Role Models" scribe Timothy Dowling was brought on to give the script a fresh rewrite, with Denzel Washington now linked to the project. And it was only in March that the writer teased the remake of the 1974 would -- for better or worse -- be in the vein of "The Hangover" in the tone it was aiming for. Hmm...maybe it's going for "The Other Guys" instead?

The Duplass Brothers To Write Drug Tale 'Mule' For Todd Phillips To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 6:29 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
With two mega-hit "The Hangover" movies under his belt, Todd Phillips is a man who has options. And if you remember, back in Feburary, it was reported that he was eyeing four different projects for his next directorial gig after "The Hangover Part III." Well, it looks like one of them is beginning to move forward.

Emile Hirsch Joins Toni Collette & Pierce Brosnan In Big Screen Version Of Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 5:38 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Emile Hirsch certainly isn't predictable. The actor has vacillated from indie to movies to blockbusters to everything in between and you only have to look at recent batch of films -- "Killer Joe," "The Darkest Hour," "Savages" -- to realize that he moves very much to the beat of his own drum. So a movie based on a book by "High Fidelity" and "About A Boy" writer Nick Hornby? Why the hell not?

Is Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' The Oscar-Contending, Blockbuster Surprise Of 2012? CinemaCon Wowed By Early Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 5:02 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Let's just get this out of the way: making snap judgements about a movie based on ten minutes of footage is a bit ridiculous, but that said, first impressions mean a lot. It wasn't a fun week for Peter Jackson at CinemaCon who saw his 48 fps preview of "The Hobbit" heavily scrutinized, with many (including pushover fanboys) not finding favor with the hyper-realistic results of the new fancy schmanzy high-def footage. So today, Fox must've felt some butterflies when they decided to show footage from Ang Lee's big budget adaptation of "Life Of Pi," a movie that has been flying well under the radar so far. Well, not anymore.

'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper Gets September 7th Release...In Spain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 26, 2012 4:25 PM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
One film that was a bit of a question mark before the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their slate last week was Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." The generational drama led by Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper was rumored to be one of the films announced, but as we know, that didn't quite happen. But it does seem the movie is near enough to the finish line that release dates are starting to appear....at least overseas.

Email Updates

Recent Comments