Ray Stevenson Cast as Villain (Firefly) in G.I. JOE 2: COBRA STRIKES
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: July 8th, 2011
With G.I. Joe 2 getting released next summer – specifically on August 10, 2012 – and filming set to begin next month, it was only a matter of time before Paramount announced who was playing the villain. Well, today’s the day, as THR says Ray Stevenson (Thor, Punisher: War Zone, Rome) has signed on to play the villain Firefly in director Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes (no word if that’s the official title). Stevenson joins Channing Tatum (Duke), Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Lee Byung-hun (Storm Shadow), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jay), Elodie Yung, RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint) and Ray Park (Snake Eyes). More info after the break. http://collider.com/ray-stevenson-villain-firefly-gi-joe-2-cobra-strikes/101222/
Harry Lennix Joins MAN OF STEEL
by Adam Chitwood Posted: July 8th, 2011
The casting of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel continues, as character actor Harry Lennix (The Matrix sequels) is the latest addition to the cast. Showblitz reports that Lennix will play a high-ranking military officer named General Swanwick. Henry Cavill is set to star as Superman himself, with Amy Adams signed on to play Lois Lane. The rest of the impressive cast includes Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as villain Faora, and a quartet of stars portraying Supes’ parents: Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond play Kryptonian parental units Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, while Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are set as Clark Kent’s adoptive Earth parents. Christopher Meloni also recently entered talks to play an as-yet unspecified major role.
Snyder is directing from a script by David S. Goyer, with Christopher Nolan producing. Man of Steel begins production this month in Vancouver, with a December 2012 release date being eyed. http://collider.com/harry-lennix-man-of-steel/101169/
First Trailer for JACK AND JILL Starring Adam Sandler
by Adam Chitwood Posted: July 8th, 2011
With the Kevin James “fat guy gets hit in the head with various objects” comedy Zookeeper opening today, it’s time for the trailer for an equally terrible-looking movie: the Adam Sandler-starred Jack and Jill. In the film, Sandler plays the dual roles of twin brother and sister Jack and Jill. Katie Holmes and Al Pacino (yes, that Al Pacino) co-star. The trailer looks like it could actually be a semi-amusing SNL sketch, but the premise holding up for a feature-length film seems more like a test designed to see how you fare under torture.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Dennis Dugan, Jack and Jill also stars Shaquille O’Neal, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin and Santiago Segura. The film hits theaters November 11th. http://collider.com/jack-and-jill-movie-trailer/101155/
First Look at Oin and Gloin from Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 8th, 2011
Yesterday, we showed the first image of Dori, Ori, and Nori from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Today, we’re getting a look at fellow dwarves Oin (John Callen) and Gloin (Peter Hambleton). As you can see, dwarves certainly enjoy their battle axes and styling their facial hair. As a little background, Gloin is Gimli’s father and Oin is Gloin’s brother (are you starting to get a sense of how dwarven families name their kids?). Like all dwarves in The Hobbit, they accompany a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on the Quest of Erebor on which Bilbo found The One Ring and encountered Gollum and the dragon Smaug.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Andy Serkis. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters on December 13, 2013. Both movies will be in 3D. http://collider.com/hobbit-movie-image-oin-gloin/101099/
Redgrave, Stamp, Arterton, and Eccleston to Star in SONG FOR MARION
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 8th, 2011Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, and Christopher Eccleston are set to star in the British comedic drama Song for Marion. The story has Stamp playing a grumpy retiree who reluctantly joins a local choir at the urging of his wife Marion (Regrave). There he learns valuable life lessons through “musical self discovery”. I know that synopses that are from press releases don’t always do the best job of conveying the tone of a film, and so I hope Song for Marion isn’t as saccharine as it sounds. Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton) will direct from his own screenplay.
Hit the jump to check out the press release and feel doubtful about this movie. http://collider.com/song-for-marion-redgrave-arterton-eccleston/101095/