News Round-Up: Vincent D’Onofrio Cast as Villain in ‘Jurassic World’; ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Release Date Shift; and More
Although I’ve had plenty to choose from in the trailer, poster, and photo departments, this week’s News Round-Up didn’t quite have the flair. However, I still did want to pass on casting tidbits for Jurassic World (Vincent D’Onofrio) along with various release dates (The Purge: Anarchy, The Zero Theorem, The Railway Man, and Kill the Messenger). Even bigger, perhaps, is the news about Marc Webb’s attachment to Cold Comfort or Juan Antonio Bayona’s involvement in A Monster Calls.
Check out all the news and links below.
Although Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black) isn’t exactly a household name, his attachment – and villainous role – in Jurassic World is still noteworthy. It looks like dinosaurs won’t be the only thing after Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village). A 2014 release date was initially set for Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) long-rumored film, but it’ll now come out June 12, 2015. (Source: Deadline)
I initially reported on The Purge: Anarchy’s release date but must now report on its adjusted date. Instead of releasing in June, James DeMonaco’s horror sequel will now come out on July 18th. It’ll star Zach Gilford (NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Michael K. Williams (HBO’s The Wire). (Source: THR)
Terry Gilliam’s (12 Monkeys) upcoming The Zero Theorem film has been without a release date for quite some time. And although a distributor picked up the film for a U.S. release and a DVD release, we still are without a specific date. However, the good news is it was announced that the film will land in theaters sometime this summer. At this point, a season is good enough. For those that don’t know, the sci-fi film stars Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry (Babylon A.D.). (Source: Deadline)
I’ve also been waiting awhile for a U.S. release date for The Railway Man. The biographical WWII drama stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) and, lucky for us, will come out already on April 11th. Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man) directed the movie. (Source: IMDB)
Fans of Jeremy Renner listen up. His starring role in Kill the Messenger can be seen on October 10 (in limited theaters). He’ll play the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. It’ll also star Andy Garcia (Oceans Eleven) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Sister Sister). Michael Cuesta (Roadie) directed the movie and Focus Features is in charge of the release. (Source: Comingsoon)
For new projects, the biggest splash probably came with the announcement of Marc Webb’s name and the movie Cold Comfort. Webb has been, and will continue to be, busy with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. However, eventually he’ll go back to something smaller-scale when he directs the real-life spy movie. No other details, like cast and a release date, are known yet. (Source: Cinema Blend)
To finish things off, I thought I’d update you on the upcoming A Monster Calls adaptation. The children’s fantasy novel will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), so it appears it is in good hands. A Monster Calls does not have a star yet; however, a fall 2016 is being tentatively planned. (Source: THR)
Come on back tomorrow for the weekend’s releases and the newest clips.
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