"Jurassic World" star Bryce Dallas Howard is so excited about the blockbuster hit's sequel that she reportedly regularly texts "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow about the sequel's progress.
"I text him every day, pretty much, with messages like, 'OK, what are you doing now? What are you writing now?'" she told The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh.
The as-yet-untitled sequel, which will be helmed by "The Impossible" director J.A. Bayona, is slated for a 2018 release and will begin filming in early 2017. more >>
Whenever a Stephen King novel is made into film, there always is that great level of excitement, and when it happens once again, this time, with big-time names like John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson part of the cast, the anticipation is a lot higher.
The newest King adaptation is called "Cell," which is based on a novel that the best-selling author released a decade ago. While the plot and theme in his novels have been praised for their uniqueness and originality, "Cell" isn't really a new story. It's a sci-fi horror film that stars Cusack, who plays the character Clay Riddell, a New England artist who must figure out the cause and source of a mysterious signal broadcast over the cell phone network that turned thousands of people into a form that resemble zombies and at the same time find his son, whom he believes hasn't been turned yet.
The film is some sort of reunion for Cusack and Jackson, who both starred in a 2007 film called "1408," which interestingly is also based on a Stephen King book. more >>
Stephen Merchant is the latest actor confirmed to join Hugh Jackman in the as-yet-untitled third "Wolverine" stand-alone film.
Merchant, who has collaborated with Ricky Gervais on a number of projects, including both the U.S. and the U.K. versions of "The Office," is a three-time BAFTA winner. The English comedian has also lent his voice to "The Simpsons" and his dancing prowess to the reality competition "Lip Sync Battle."
Merchant's role in the latest "Wolverine" film has not been announced. more >>
Actor Stephen Baldwin opened up about his life before coming to Christ, and how an unexpected witness planted the seed that ultimately helped him to believe, in a recent video posted for I Am Second, a movement that helps people discover their purpose in life by putting Christ first.
"My life before Christ was focused on making money," said Baldwin. " … A totally day-in-and-day-out existence that was, unbeknownst to me at the time, an existence of self-absorbance, and just doing what you normally do when you're trying to maintain a career in the movie business."
Over time, however, the priorities of the 49-year-old actor changed. more >>
"Captain America: Civil War" star Chris Evans knows that he may soon have to pass the torch to a different actor, but should Marvel choose to keep him as Cap, he is willing to stay on and make more films for the MCU.
In a recent interview with Collider, the "Avengers" actor spoke about taking on the role of Cap, the shock at realizing that six years had gone by since his first MCU film, and the possibility of passing Captain America's shield to someone else.
According to Evans, he initially turned down the role of Cap as he was reluctant to lock himself into a 9-picture deal. He feared that he would find himself unhappy with the film franchise in the middle of it and would then be legally bound to sticking it out until all the movies were done. Luckily, despite his initial fears, the actor signed on to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and later found himself thoroughly enjoying the experience. more >>
Following the backlash surrounding Tilda Swinton's casting as the Ancient One in its upcoming superhero film "Doctor Strange," Marvel has issued a statement saying that the Ancient One is a moniker and not limited to any particular character defined by his/her age and/or ethnicity. Marvel also said that the studio has a record of casting strongly diverse casts and that its upcoming film will not be an exception.
Swinton, who is of Anglo-Scottish-Australian heritage, was at the receiving end of the Asian whitewashing outcry after some fans questioned why a white female was cast in the role of what was, in the comics, a male Tibetan character.
"Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life," the studio said in a statement (via Mashable). "The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic. We are very proud to have the enormously talented Tilda Swinton portray this unique and complex character alongside our richly diverse cast." more >>