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20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for director Matt Reeves’ (Let Me In) sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The story takes place 15 years after the first film and finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempting to assert his dominance over the apes while a small human colony struggles to survive in San Francisco. The trailer doesn't really go into all of that, but instead establishes a much darker tone than Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and rightly so. This is a post-apocalypse, and the teaser gives a good sense of what Reeves is going for. If you're looking for a lot of Caesar, you won't find it because there's still plenty of effects work left to do. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in 3D on July 18, 2014. Via 20th Century Fox. Here’s the official synopsis for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Though writer/director Jason Reitman’s latest feature Labor Day doesn’t open in theaters until later this month, production is already underway on his follow-up film Men, Women & Children. Based on the novel of the same name by Chad Kultgen, the film “follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.” Reitman co-wrote the screenplay with Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary), and the ensemble cast includes Adam Sandler, Rosemarie Dewitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, J.K. Simmons, Ansel Elgort, and Emma Thompson. Filming is currently underway in Austin, Texas, with Paramount onboard to distribute. No word on when the film might hit theaters, but one imagines Reitman could make the fall festival circuit with the finished pic next year. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the cast list and extended synopsis. Here’s the press release: HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 16, 2013) - Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc, announced today that principal photography has commenced on “MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN,” from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman (“LABOR DAY,” “YOUNG ADULT,” “UP IN THE AIR”). The film stars Rosemarie Dewitt (“KILL THE MESSENGER,” “RACHEL GETTING MARRIED”), Jennifer Garner (“DALLAS BUYERS CLUB,” “DRAFT DAY”), Judy Greer (“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES,” “TOMORROWLAND”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” “THE COUNSELOR”), Adam Sandler (“GROWN UPS 1 and 2,” “THE LONGEST YARD”) and Emma Thompson (“SAVING MR. BANKS,” ...
If you’re looking for a horror fix this October, then MGM and Screen Gems has you covered with Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novelCarrie. For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore). For more on the film, watch the first clip, check out a bunch of new images with a cool viral video, and read Adam’s 25 things to know from his set visit and his interviews with Moretz, Peirce, and Judy Greer. A few days ago, I got to speak with Judy Greer in Los Angeles. She talked about what her friends and family thought when she told them she'd be remaking Carrie, the challenge of making a movie where the lead actress is under eighteen, whether anything change during production, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, Greer told a great story about reading the script for Tomorrowland for the first time and her emotional reaction. Hit the jump to watch. Judy Greer: Is it weird getting asked a lot of the same questions? What did her friends and family think when she told them she'd be remaking Carrie? What was it like making a movie when the lead can only work so many hours? How much changed during the making of the film. She talks about the very beginning of the film. Deleted scenes talk. What can she tease people about Tomorrowland? She talks about reading the script for the first time and how she was ...
Sony Pictures has released a new featurette and three new images for Kimberley Peirce's new adaptation of Carrie. For those unfamiliar with the story, it centers on a bullied teenage girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers, and decides to dish out retribution against her tormentors including her abusive mother (played by Julianne Moore). The featurette highlights the psychological horror at the center of the movie, and that by going through the story most people know (Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation is a classic), it can provide a more tragic and disturbing undertone. Hit the jump to check out the featurette and the images. Carrie opens October 18th. Here's the official synopsis for Carrie: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. [gallery columns="1" link="file" ids="279992,279993,279991"]
Let's be honest: Pixar has lost a bit of its luster. While I still love the company and will see everything they release, they've moved from being a studio that releases home-run after home-run to a company that has to answer to Disney shareholders and sell merchandizing. And I'm fine with that. The fact is, I'm cool with Pixar making sequels because it then allows them to make films that take chances like Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and next summer's The Good Dinosaur. For those unfamiliar, The Good Dinosaur takes place on an Earth where the asteroid never killed the dinosaurs and the creatures now live happily alongside humans. The lead character, a dinosaur named Arlo, will be voiced by Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), while Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer voice his siblings. At D23, I was able to talk with Neff, Greer, and co-director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream on the red carpet. Hit the jump what they had to say. And if you missed Dave's recap of The Good Dinosaur panel from D23, click here to read it. Lucas Neff Judy Greer Co-Director Peter Sohn and Producer Denise Ream
Pixar has announced the voice casts for two of its upcoming films during the D23 convention today. Director Bob Peterson’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens next summer, takes place on an Earth where the asteroid never killed the dinosaurs and the creatures now live happily alongside humans. The lead character, a dinosaur named Arlo, will be voiced by Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), while Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer voice his siblings. The dinosaur mother and father will be voiced by John Lithgow and Frances McDormand. The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on May 30, 2014. Pixar’s next film, Up director Peter Docter’s Inside Out, takes place within an 11-year-old girl’s mind as she is forced to move to San Francisco. The fantastic voice cast—playing the girl’s emotions—includes Amy Poehler as the lead character, Joy, Bill Hader (there's no such thing as too much Bill Hader) as Fear, Lewis Black as Anger, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, and The Office’s Phyllis Smith as Sadness. Inside Out opens in theaters on June 19, 2015. Look for Dave’s full recaps of the D23 Pixar panels later today. [Update: We've added new concept art images and the official synopsis for both films after the jump.] Here's the official synopsis for The Good Dinosaur: “The Good Dinosaur” asks the generations-old question: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters May 30, 2014, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively 70-foot-tall teenage Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic ...
Here's today's casting announcements: UFC/Strikeforce fighter Ronda Rousey is in talks to join James Wan's Fast & Furious 7. Judy Greer (Arrested Development) is being eyed to star in Brad Bird's Tomorrowland for Disney. Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) has joined the cast of the Michael Almereyda’s Shakespeare adaptation, Cymbeline, starring Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris. Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs) joins Sean Astin and Chris Mulkey in Gil Cates Jr.'s thriller, The Surface. Hit the jump for more on each film. Variety reports that Round One of Fast & Furious 7 casting announcements goes to UFC star Rousey. The UFC/Strikeforce champion and Olympic medalist has entered into early negotiations to join the picture, following in the footsteps of another renowned female fighter, Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious Six). Rousey also landed a spot in The Expendables 3 and will shoot both action films back to back before jumping into 45 straight days of training for her championship rematch against Mischa Tate on December 28th. Deadline reports that Greer may join star George Clooney for a third time (Three Kings,The Descendants) in Tomorrowland. She would join a cast that includes Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson. The plot of the Damon Lindelof-scripted picture remains under wraps. Greer will next be seen in the Carrie reboot this fall and is currently filming on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Also from Deadline, Badgley has joined Cymbeline, a modernized Shakespeare adaptation centering on a secret marriage and a resulting war. In the original play, Posthumus (Badgley), raised as a son by King Cymbeline (Harris), secretly marries the monarch's ...
When you think of a modern day take on Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie, the actress Judy Greer doesn’t immediately come to mind. The actress is best known for her scene-stealing comedic work on Arrested Development and Archer and in films like 13 Going on 30 and Elizabethtown, but she’s also stretched her dramatic chops to great effect, most recently in 2011’s The Descendants. For director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, Greer plays the role of the sympathetic gym teacher Miss Desjardin, a character who goes out of her way to try and aid the shy and bullied Carrie, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Of course, things don't exactly go smoothly. Last summer I visited the set Toronto set of Carrie along with a handful of other journalists, and Greer sat down with us to discuss her work on the project. The actress talked about her unlikely casting, how she altered her performance after seeing Moretz’s portrayal of Carrie, how the new film differs in tone and focus from De Palma’s adaptation, what Peirce brings to the pic as a female director, arguing to change her character’s fate, and more. Hit the jump to read on. Question: Are you playing one of the students? JUDY GREER: You’re my favorite. What’s your name? You’re my favorite. 1:1 later. So how many people have you slapped so far? GREER: Just Carrie, just one so far, but we have a lot more to shoot. Is this one of those films where you dispense with anything everybody knows from the first ...
The first trailer for director Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie has been released. We’ll have our thoughts up shortly, but we wanted to make the trailer available as quickly as possible. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, and Gabriella Wilde. Carrie opens on March 15th, 2013. Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD. Here’s the synopsis for Carrie: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
The cast is really starting to shape up for Kimberley Peirce's (Boys Don't Cry) remake of the classic horror film, Carrie. The new adaptation of the Stephen King source novel already features Chloe Moretz in the title role with Julianne Moore playing Carrie's conservative and controlling mother. Now, it looks like some of Carrie's classmate tormenters are in the process of being cast, with Ivana Baquero (Pan's Labyrinth) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) having recently joined. Another addition is Judy Greer (13 Going on 30) who in talks to play the pivotal role of the girls' gym teacher. It's not known yet whether the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) adaptation will follow Brian De Palma's original to the letter or if some artistic license will be taken. Hit the jump for more info on the Carrie casting news. Bloody Disgusting reported on both the news of Baquero's addition as well as that of Wilde and Greer. Baquero, best known for her role in Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, is reported to be considered the frontrunner to play teen tormentor, Chris. If the character names and roles are being carried over from the original, expect "Chris" to be one of the cruelest of Carrie's classmates and the catalyst for the ultimate climax of the film. Wilde, on the other hand, is reported to star as "Sue." Again, if this character is similar to the original's Sue Snell, she'll be another bully who picks on Carrie but, unlike Chris, is actually able ...