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Natalie Portman knows "fair is foul and foul is fair," and she is now totally ready to give those celebrated acting chops a real Shakespearean stretch next.
Per Screen Daily, the Oscar-winning "Black Swan" star has just signed on to star in the Justin Kurzel-led adaptation of "Macbeth," the script for which has been super buzzy with Cannes Film Festival sales crowd. Get More »
Poor Natalie Portman. Doesn't anyone want to cowboy it up with her in "Jane Got a Gun"? Producers are hoping Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire or Jeff Bridges might, now that both Jude Law and Michael Fassbender have walked out on her.
Even the picture's director, Lynne Ramsay, has ditched. Okay, for serious, it probably has zilch-nil-squat to do with the fact that Natalie Portman stars, but something's gone seriously awry to make yet another vital piece of the production take off. Get More »
Look, J.J. Abrams just doesn't sleep ya'll.
The "Star Trek Into Darkness" director who's also recently signed on to helm Disney's "Star Wars: Episode VII" may have another star-centric project underway. This time, it's about an international sports figure who
dropped the ball got caught doing some naughty things on his cycling road to victory.
That man, of course, is Lance Armstrong, who's found his name at the tippy top of many sports pages lately (interrupted just briefly by the perplexing Manti T'eo) thanks to his gobsmacking admission to doping on the race course and winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles. Largely considered a hero for his tireless cancer patient support efforts with the Livestrong Foundation (he himself survived testicular cancer before beginning his victory streak) Armstrong's story has confounded the public and gotten J.J. Abrams on board to produce a biopic based upon his life. Get More »
Director Bryan Singer is taking the title of his latest "X-Men" film, "Days of Future Past," very literally.
First he signed up both Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X from the original "X-Men" trilogy. And now he's returning to the future past again, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer is currently in negotiations to bring Hugh Jackman back as Wolverine as well.
Sorry, "Looper," but the award for the best use of time travel in film just got claimed. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• John Cusack is a triple threat this week! In just the past few days he's scored roles in the legal drama "Due Process," the Stephen King adaptation "Cell" (Cusack's second King adventure, following "1408") and Roger Avary's "Duel"-type thriller, "Airspace."
• Hollywood loves it when a one-night stand leads to true love (and, often, a baby ... and not always in that order). Deadline reports that Amanda Seyfried and Patrick Dempsey will be playing unexpectedly expecting parents in "Wonderful Tonight," a romantic comedy that we hope gets a new title sooner rather than later (sorry, Mr. Clapton, but do you really need the extra money?). Get More »
This week: Years after directing the sci-fi masterpieces "Alien" and "Blade Runner," Ridley Scott returns to science fiction with the harrowing and ambitious "Alien" prequel "Prometheus" with Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Michael Fassbender.
Also new this week is the movie-musical "Rock of Ages," the Edgar Allan Poe-themed mystery thriller "The Raven," and the Blu-ray debuts of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
What does it mean to be cool? It's pretty damn subjective. So when compiling our list of the 25 coolest people making movies right now (somebody had to do it, right?), we accounted for various factors.
These are the actors who not only impress us onscreen (though that helps), but convey a certain genuineness off it, be it at awards shows, on TV appearances or during our own personal experiences interviewing them. They can be multi-talents, also excelling at music, art or writing. And they can make a habit of turning up in hilarious viral videos or even at your local karaoke bar.
But most of all, these are the 25 actors we'd really just like to sit down and have a beer with.
Welcome to NextMovie's 1st annual Cool List – and let us know who makes your own list in the comments section below. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Any film that describes itself as "in the vein of 'Amelie' and '(500) Days of Summer'" certainly has our attention. Deadline reports that Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and Michelle Monaghan will star in "A Many Splintered Thing," an "anti-romantic comedy" that tells the story of a young man who meets a breathtaking — and engaged — young woman at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist.
• It looks like Max Minghella wants a set of "Horns," too. Variety reports that the "Social Network" star is in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe in the screen adaptation of Joe Hill's (son of Stephen King) novel about a man who wakes up after a night of debauchery to discover that he's grown a pair of ... well, horns. Get More »
Michael Fassbender's riding into the sunset, Evan Rachel Wood is hitting the road and Jamie Bell is gettin' busy in this week's casting news.
Fassbender may soon be studying to be a quick draw as he's in talks to join the western, "Jane Got a Gun," according to Vulture. Natalie Portman is currently attached to the film about a woman who hires an ex-lover (Fassbender) to protect her ranch after her outlaw husband returns home bullet-ridden and with former criminal colleagues hot on his heels. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") is attached to direct.
Michael Fassbender has fought epic battles in the eras of the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s ("X-Men: First Class"), World War II in the '40s ("Inglourious Basterds") and the Persian invasion of 480 BC ("300"). Now one of our favorite actors gets to exercise his time-jumping warrior's heart in the big screen version of videogame series "Assassin's Creed," which Variety says Fassbender will both star in and co-produce through his DMC Film banner.
The four games in the series have sold 30-million copies since 2007, with a fifth, confusingly titled "Assassin's Creed III," due out this October. Get More »