Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Ellen Page Joins John Belushi Biopic, Dakota Johnson Enters 'Black Mass' With Johnny Depp & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 24, 2014 at 4:23PM

Ellen Page is getting busy, with a couple projects in the cooker that will be worth keeping an eye out for.
2
Ellen Page Super

Ellen Page is getting busy, with a couple projects in the cooker that will be worth keeping an eye out for. First up, she's joined the John Belushi biopic starring Emile Hirsch, taking the role of the late comedian's wife. Steve Conrad (the writer behind "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" and director of "The Promotion") is behind the camera for this one that will track Belushi's rise, from "Saturday Night Live" through his brief film career, before his sudden passing of a drug overdose at the age of 33. 

And when Page is done that gig, she's got another movie brewing in "Queens And Country," which has just landed Craig Viveiros to direct. Based on a graphic novel, this one "centers on a British agent Tara Chace going on the run from her own people as she tries to bring down a terrorist on English soil." John Rogers ("Transformers," "Catwoman") is writing the script, so this could go any way. [The Wrap/Variety]

Dakota Johnson is slipping out of the sheets of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" to take a role in "Black Mass" which will star Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce. The actress will be playing notorious gangster Whitey Bulger's girlfriend and mother of his six year-old son, in the biopic about the criminal. [Deadline]

With "Everest" now shifting release dates from February to a more potentially awards-friendly September, it seems it's giving director Baltasar Kormákur time to beef up his cast. He has added Sam Worthington and Robin Wright, to the mostly bro-tacular crew of Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright in this true story of the disastrous and tragic climb up the mountain. In 3D! [Deadline]

Lastly, Mads Mikkelsen is slated to star in the black comedy, "Men And Chicken." The project comes from Susanne Bier's frequent collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen, who will be directing his first film in about a decade, telling the story of "two outcast brothers who reunite with their relatives, only to be faced with a cruel truth about themselves and their family." Production kicks off next month. [Cineuropa]

This article is related to: Ellen Page, Queens And Country, Dakota Johnson, Black Mass, Everest, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Mads Mikkelsen, Men And Chicken


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates