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If you want to be surprised about, um, anything at all in festival circuit favorite "The Spectacular Now," we'd like to firmly but gently take you by the shoulders and steer you away from the above trailer, courtesy of MTV News. We're not telling you which one it is, but the very last shot of the film is definitely included in this trailer.
If you're cool with getting the major gist of the movie — it is, after all, another senior year of high school coming of age movie, albeit a spectacularly (heyo) well-done one — watch away. Get More »
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• After hunting Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games," Alexander Ludwig is now setting his sights on Abigail Breslin as he signs on for "Final Girl," according to Variety. The film revolves around a girl who, after being by a group of teenage boys, turns the tables by hunting them. Sheesh, Alex, pick on someone your own size for once!
• Here's a true-life story that occurred strictly so Sacha Baron Cohen could star in a movie about it someday. Deadline reports that "The Dictator" star is attached to "The Lesbian," a dark comedy inspired by the life of Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. Get More »
Well, it looks like Hollywood was definitely hiring today.
Show business is apparently still booming, as Diane Kruger, Chris Pratt, Lucas Till, Mos Def, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Octavia Spencer and even "Adventures in Babysitting" star Elisabeth Shue all scored new gigs today, according to various sources.
Kruger, whom we just can't wait to see as The Seeker in "The Host" next year, is hitting the history books as she's joined the cast of another Abraham Lincoln movie, "The Green Blade Rises," according to Deadline. She'll be playing Sarah Lincoln, Abe's stepmother, in a film that to our knowledge will feature neither vampires nor Daniel Day-Lewis. Get More »
Brie Larson is heading back to high school ... although this time there aren't any undercover cops (or stage productions of "Peter Pan," we're assuming).
The "21 Jump Street" star is getting a new locker as she's signed on for the teen dramedy, "The Spectacular Now," according to Deadline.
"The Spectacular Now" follows popular high school student Sutter Kelly (Miles Teller) as he suddenly becomes inspired to change the life of socially awkward Aimee (Shailene Woodley). No, it's not another adaptation of "Pygmalion"; this is based on a critically acclaimed contemporary novel by Tim Tharp. Get More »
You know how philosophers, self-help gurus and aging rock stars are always talking about living in the now? Well, there's pretty much nobody around having a better now than Miles Teller, who last year got his breakthrough role in "Footloose" and then followed it up with another smash hit in "Project X."
So it's only fitting that according to Deadline, Teller has just signed on to costar opposite Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley in "The Spectacular Now." Hey, when you got it, you got it. Get More »
Shailene Woodley is preparing to portray the life of another American teenager.
The "Descendants" star will soon be embarking on a darker sort of high school drama as she's signed on to star in "The Spectacular Now," according to Variety.
"The Spectacular Now" follows a teenage girl (Woodley) who convinces an alcoholic high school senior that his philosophy of living only for the moment may not be all it's cracked up to be. The adaptation of Tim Tharp's award-winning novel is finally becoming a reality after four years in development hell. Get More »