News Round-Up: Last Bond Film, ‘Spectre’, Announced; Screen Actors Guild Nominations; and More
Come one, come all to today’s News Round-Up. With a casting heavy post, you can expect to hear about casting related to Spectre, Arms and the Dudes, Kickboxer, and Inside Out. Other than those, I’ve got news relating to Robert Schwentke’s upcoming filmography, the Screen Actors Guild nominations, and information on the setting of Finding Dory.
Earlier this week, I mentioned that with the announcement of the latest Bond film (officially titled Spectre) there was a teaser poster. To backtrack a bit, I have the complete list of actors involved in Sam Mendes’ hotly-anticipated follow-up. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond (no surprises here) but the exciting part is that Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz will play the villain. The other notable addition is Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color). Spectre releases on October 23, 2015. (Source: Deadline)
Moving on to something a little less dramatic, I’ve got news involving Jonah Hill and the film Arms and the Dudes. Hill will headline the movie that’s still in the early stages of development. As of now, we have no co-stars and certainly no release date. However, Todd Phillips (The Hangover) will apparently be directing it (a good sign for some). More information to come! (Source: THR)
There’s a Kickboxer remake on the horizon (not a surprise, really). Based on the 1989 film, the movie will again star Jean-Claude Van Damme. However, this past week we found out Gina Carano (Haywire) will co-star in the flick. John Stockwell’s (Blue Crush) latest movie doesn’t have a specific release date outside of next year. (Source: Comingsoon)
Pete Docter’s (Up) latest Pixar film, Inside Out, already had an impressive cast before the latest announcement. It appears Diane Lane will join voice stars Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, and comedian Lewis Black. Look for Inside Out – a movie told from the perspective of human emotions – on June 19, 2015. (Source: IGN)
Yesterday, I reported on the first image for Robert Schwentke’s (R.I.P.D.) Insurgent (a sequel to this year’s YA adaptation Divergent). Even before that, though, news came down that Schwentke would be returning for its sequel, Allegiant – Part 1. For those that don’t know, the Shailene Woodley-fronted films release on March 20, 2015 (Insurgent), March 18, 2016 (Allegiant – Part 1), and March 24, 2017 (Allegiant – Part 2). (Source: Variety)
Awards season is officially upon us! Although nominations have been trickling in the past month, yesterday morning’s SAG (Screen Actors Guild) announcements were undeniably the biggest deal. You can check out the full list below (which includes all the individual nods) but to summarize: Birdman picked up the most nominations. One big indicator of things to come is “Outstanding Performance by a Cast” which the aforementioned Birdman was nominated alongside Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything. In my opinion, all of these movies are deserving of the distinction. (Source: Deadline)
I don’t normally report on plot details. However, I thought I’d make an exception partly due to the fact that this week has been pretty weak on big news. Also, Pixar’s sequel Finding Dory is a pretty big deal. Unlike its predecessor, Finding Dory (which again voice stars Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks) will take place in one set location – a marine institution where Dory was raised. Andrew Stanton’s sequel is set to come out on June 17, 2016. (Source: Comingsoon)
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