The next title to "The Hunger Games" film franchise, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1," will be arriving in movie theaters on Nov. 21 later this month. Now Lionsgate has announced Friday earlier this week that it has made a deal to mount "The Hunger Games" as a stage production in London.
The stage adaptation of the film will be scheduled to premiere in the newly constructed theater next to Wembley Stadium in 2016. The production will also be produced by Robin de Levita, also known for his Broadway hits like "Urinetown" and the "Into the Woods" revival in 2002.
"Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending 'The Hunger Games' franchise into a live theatrical experience," says Tim Palen, Lionsgate chief marketing officer in a statement. "Their creative genius, combined with world-class production values and state-of-the-art technology will provide a uniquely immersive experience for fans around the world." more >>
Oprah Winfrey shared a teaser trailer of "Selma" yesterday, after she was praised for her efforts by the film's director.
The media mogul co-produced and starred in the civil rights film, which is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by a small group including Martin Luther King, Jr. She plays civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper, who is best known for punching a police officer, and she shared her excitement about the film on her Facebook page which has 10 million likes.
Thomas Torrey is the man behind the Moments initiative on INSP and was specifically hired to create the campaign, which airs creative and biographical "moments" instead of commercials on the channel. They are meant to inspire and draw people in. He spoke with The Christian Post on Friday about his work and the idea of Christian programming in a traditionally secular environment.
"The idea came from our CEO, who wanted to produce original content for INSP. He wanted to have a voice out in the world and had the initiative to start with short films that could fit in with the programming that would entertain and inspire our viewers. Most of the ideas come from the team that comes up with and executes the short films. We have a few different formats and everything comes from us internally," Torrey explained of his work for INSP.
The Moments initiative has featured well-known actors and actresses in both fiction and non-fiction films and has been recognized with several awards such as Telly Awards, Summit Creative Awards, New York Festivals Film & Television Awards, and many more. The films are meant to "inspire, encourage and entertain viewers with stories that celebrate love, faith, redemption, patriotism and other timeless truths," its website states. more >>
Executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett released the first look at the original NBC series event "A.D." on Wednesday, including photos of the diverse cast.
In the follow up to Downey and Burnett's hit "Bible" series, "A.D." stars Argentinean actor Juan Pablo di Pace as Jesus, while the roles of iconic Bible characters such as Mary Magdalene, John, James, and Simon the Zealot went to actors from all over the world.
"Christianity is among the most diverse movements in history, so when Mark and I looked to bring this epic story of A.D. to life on NBC, is was important to us to find a cast as diverse and beautiful as the church is around the world," Downey who serves as executive producer, said in a statement. more >>
Kirk Cameron not only spent his birthday with the stars of "Duck Dynasty" recently, but also shared his new film "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" with the famous Robertson clan.
Similar to Cameron, who turned 44 on Oct. 12, the Robertson's family patriarch Phil aims to "put the Christ back in Christmas" this year by supporting Cameron's film. "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is headed to theaters for just two weeks on Nov. 14, but Cameron announced Tuesday that he offered the Robertsons an early screening.
"The heavens opened and a shaft of light came streaming down when Duck Dynasty's King and Queen, Phil and Kay Robertson, cooked my 44th birthday dinner in their country kitchen, spoiled us boys with outdoor fun and faithful inspiration, and the Robertson family watched Saving Christmas in their camouflage living room" Cameron posted on Facebook on Nov. 4. more >>
News surrounding the upcoming Marvel movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" seems like never to end as new developments and rumors about the forthcoming film are still coming out.
Hypable reported in their article that there will be "two more (big) names" set to appear in "Avengers 2." Although their exact roles are still a mystery, at least this report can help fans figure out more on what will likely to happen when the title hit the theaters this May 1, 2015.
According to the publication, actor Idris Elba had confirmed, during an interview with The Telegraph, that his "beloved" character, Heimdall, as well as Tom Hiddleston's Loki, had recently shot scenes for "Avengers: Age of Ultron." more >>