Summit to Release Amanda Seyfried’s GONE on February 24, 2012; Henry Cavill and Bruce Willis’ COLD LIGHT OF DAY Set for April 6, 2012
by Jason Barr Posted: May 5th, 2011
Summit Entertainment has set release dates for two of its upcoming projects. First up, Heitor Dhalia’s thriller Gone is now slated to hit theaters on February 24, 2012. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, and Sebastian Stan, the film focuses on a young woman (Seyfried) who suspects her missing sister has been abducted by the same serial killer who kidnapped her only two years prior. As the story so often goes, no one believes Seyfried’s suspicions (which I’m assuming turn out to be right on the money) and she is forced to save her sister all by her lonesome.
THR also reports that the studio has set April 6, 2012 as the release date for its similarly kidnapped-based thriller Cold Light of Day. Starring Henry Cavill and Bruce Willis, Mabrouk El Mechri’s (JCVD) film centers on a man (Cavill) whose family is abducted while vacationing in Spain. As he puts the pieces of their disappearance together, the man uncovers family secrets and a government conspiracy that are responsible for the crime.
Wild Bunch and Paramount Team-Up for SHADOW DANCER Starring Clive Owen; Plus First Synopsis for Film Emerges
by Dave Trumbore Posted: May 5th, 2011
Last month, we brought you news of Clive Owen teaming up with Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go) and director James Marsh (Man on Wire) in an IRA spy-thriller, then titled, Shadow Dancer. Actually, it’s still titled Shadow Dancer, but we have further updates as well. In a press release sent our way, BBC Films announced that Paramount Pictures will be handling distribution in the UK while Wild Bunch tackles international sales.
Briefly, Shadow Dancer stars Owen as an MI5 agent and Riseborough as a member of the Irish Republican Army in Dublin during the 1990s. James Marsh will direct from a script written by Tom Bradby, who also wrote the novel of the same name. The film also stars Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and will begin filming in Dublin this May. Hit the jump to check out the film’s synopsis in the full press release.
Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Hawkes, James Spader and More in Talks to Join Spielberg’s LINCOLN
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 5th, 2011
A slew of actors are now in negotiations to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s long-in-gestation Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis is set to star as our nation’s 16th president, with Sally Field attached to play his wife Mary Todd. Now, the names of those currently in negotiations to join the project are as follows (deep breath): Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Hawkes, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill (Fair Game), Joseph Cross (Milk), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Byron Jennings (Julie & Julia), Dakin Matthews (True Grit), Boris McGiver (The Wire), Gloria Reuben (ER), Jeremy Strong (The Happening) and David Warshofsky (Taken). Now that’s one hell of a cast.
Jones will play Pennsylvanian Republican congressman Thaddeus Stevens, a strong supporter of abolishing slavery and a man crucial to the legislation that funded the Civil War. Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd. Robert was Abraham’s eldest son and the only one to live past his teenage years. No word on who the other actors will be playing, but one assumes that Lincoln’s cabinet will make up a good deal of the roles. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Lincoln is set to start filming in Virginia this fall, with a 4th-quarter 2012 release.