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Brie Larson Joins 'Room,' Carrie Brownstein Lands Role In Todd Haynes' 'Carol' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 4:57 PM
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Brie Larson,21 Jump Street
An array of casting news has filtered down today, so let's just get to it. First up, Brie Larson has signed up to star in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel "Room." Lenny Abrahamson, who broke out with "What Richard Did" and has the already hotly buzzed "Frank" on the way, will direct this one about "a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack. To the boy, Room is the only home he’s ever known."

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.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For ‘The Railway Man’ Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2013 2:10 PM
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Railway man, UK poster
"It was 1984 and I saw [Jim Jarmusch's] 'Stranger Than Paradise' and [Andrei Tarkovsky's] 'The Sacrifice' in 24 hours, and they both left such an impression on me," Jonathan Teplitzky, the director of "The Railway Man" starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, recently said in an indie directors round-table chat with THR. " 'Stranger Than Paradise' showed how [feasible] it was to make a film, so simply and so distinctively. And with 'The Sacrifice,' it can be about anything. It can be about what you dream, what you think." For interested cinephiles, those are some choice films to reference, which makes "The Railway Man" potentially an intriguing film beyond just the star-studded cast that also includes Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Watch: Trailer For Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations' Featuring Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 4:44 PM
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Gotta admit, we sort of totally forgot about this movie entirely. After playing TIFF to rather muted notice last fall, and being released all over the place elsewhere in the world, Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" is finally seeing release in stateside theaters. And well, it's certainly very costume drama-esque as you might expect.

Jeremy Irvine & Phoebe Fox To Star In 'The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 30, 2013 9:00 PM
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Jeremy Irvine
Whether the success of “The Woman in Black” was down to it being Daniel Radcliffe’s first big post-'Potter' role or simply a yearning from audiences for old-school chilling horror, it performed well enough at the box office ($127 million worldwide) to justify a sequel. Anyone who saw the first film will know that a direct sequel wouldn’t be the easiest thing to pull off, so “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death” will pick up 40 years later during World War II at Eel Marsh House, and will focus on a new couple being haunted by the titular ghoul.

Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine & Alex Pettyfer Testing For 'Divergent' Lead Opposite Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 5:25 PM
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So, will any of these guys be the next Robert Pattinson? As studios gear up to fill the space left by the now finished "Twilight" franchise -- "Beautiful Creatures" from Warner Bros. arrives next month and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" hits in the summer -- another contender is on the way, but from the studio who brought you Edward and Bella in the first place. Summit is gearing up "Divergent" with Shailene Woodley, and it's time to find her a co-star.

Watch: New Clip Debuts From 'Great Expectations' With Ralph Fiennes & Jeremy Irvine

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 3, 2012 3:00 PM
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Tackling an adaptation of a 150-year-old Charles Dickens novel, especially one that has already been brought to the screen at least a dozen times in various forms, is a daunting task indeed. What do you change? What do you freshen up? Well, if you're Mike Newell, who directed a new adaptation, the answer to those last two questions (at least based on this new clip) is "very little." The brief clip of the BBC co-production, shows Jeremy Irvine as Pip and Ralph Fiennes as the mysterious Magwitch, in what appears to be their first meeting since encountering each other many years before and it is, more or less, exactly what you'd expect.

New Images Of Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter In 'Great Expectations'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 10:25 AM
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It's the centenary year of famed author Charles Dickens and he's having a bit of a moment. The writer was dipped into the world of fanboys when Christopher Nolan revealed during press rounds for "The Dark Knight Rises" that "A Tale Of Two Cities" was an influence on the Batman film, while it seems filmmakers are falling over themselves to bring "Great Expectations" to the big screen. Again. Last year, Brit viewers got a miniseries starring Ray Winstone and Gillian Anderson, and now, less than twelve months later, another take on the story is on the way.

Jeremy Irvine To Star Opposite Robert Duvall In 'A Night In Old Mexico' From 'Lonesome Dove' Scribe Bill Wittliff

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 23, 2012 1:43 PM
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You always hear about projects that take years to come to fruition but what makes this one a bit more special is the fact the actor staying loyal through the years is 81 years old and in the twilight years of his career. Robert Duvall hasn't been shy to namedrop "Lonesome Dove" as the "proudest" work of his career and, now, eight years after first attaching himself to a reunion with 'Dove' scribe Bill Wittliff on "A Night In Old Mexico," the actor is finally set to step in front of ameras on the project next week with young "War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine co-starring and Spanish showman-turned-director Emilio Aragon at the helm.

Watch: Dakota Fanning Has Short Hair, A British Accent & A Terminal Disease In Trailer For 'Now Is Good'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 12:40 PM
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Well, it didn't take long for a remake of Gus Van Sant's "Restless" to get off the ground. Okay, so it's not officially a remake but with a short-haired young protagonist battling a terminal disease with an indie rock soundtrack (yep, that's The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize?" you hear) and a guy to help her along the way...well, this is all seems very familiar.

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