Anthony Mackie May Star in WORLD WAR Z and GANGSTER SQUAD
by Adam Chitwood Posted: April 29th, 2011The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie may be starring in two high profile upcoming projects. First up, the actor is fielding an offer to star alongside Brad Pitt and The Killing’s Mireille Enos in the post-apocalyptic tale World War Z. Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), the is based on the book of the same name which details the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of survivors as varied as mercenaries, US government officials, and impoverished Palestinians.
Variety also reports that Mackie is being eyed for a role in Ruben Fleischer’s (Zombieland) 1940’s crime drama Gangster Squad. That film boasts an impressive cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. No word on what role Mackie would play in either film. The actor is currently filming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Production on World War Z is set to start his June. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.
Trailer for ONE DAY Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess
by Adam Chitwood Posted: April 29th, 2011
The first trailer for One Day has been released. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education), the film stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. One Day tells the story of two friends who meet on the night of their college graduation and proceed to meet exactly once each year on July 15 for the next two decades. The trailer looked alright until the banal voice-over came on, then it kind of spiraled into a horrifying train wreck. Still, the premise is interesting enough, and under Scherfig’s direction it could possibly turn out OK. Then again, it could be the next Leap Year.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. One Day is set to be released on July 8th. ........... http://collider.com/one-day-movie-trailer/88210/
Is Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie Titled DJANGO UNCHAINED?
by Adam Chitwood Posted: April 29th, 2011There’ve been rumblings about Quentin Tarantino’s next project for a while now. He previously talked about doing “a Southern,” a film that would bring to surface all the slavery issues that Americans are none too fond of tackling. Then there was that spaghetti western with Franco Nero rumored to be starring. In that updated story, it was confirmed that Tarantino was in fact writing a western, and Christoph Waltz is one of the stars. Beyond that, nothing else was known. The script was due to be turned in to The Weinstein Company in two months, at which time we might know more. Well, that was February.
Today, we may have learned that the title of Tarantino’s next film may be Django Unchained. How did we learn this? If you remember that image of the title page for the Inglourious Basterds script, with Tarantino’s scribbled handwriting, what lies after the jump may look familiar. Hit the jump to see what I’m talking about. ........ http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-django-unchained/88262/