FilmBuffOnline » Actors For The Complete Movie Fan Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:02:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Renner Confirms Return For MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 15:05:32 +0000 JeremyRenner1

It may not seem like it at first, but when you think about it, Jeremy Renner seems to be a go-to guy for action franchises. He’s a part of Marvel Studio’s blockbuster Avengers films. He has taken over the Bourne franchise and may have be returning for a second Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

And just in case you forgot, he was being positioned in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to take over that franchise from Tom Cruise. Well, Cruise will be back for a fifth installment, but the idea that Renner may one day assume the reins of the series has not been abandoned. Last week in an interview with Yahoo, he mentioned that amongst his work load over the next couple of years will be a return to the spy franchise.

I’m kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie.

I don’t think there has been an official announcement of his participation in the sequel yet, so I suppose we can take this as close to an official confirmation that his character of William Brandt will be returning for another outing with Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Missions Force. Maybe Mission: Impossible 6 will be the time for Brandt to shine in the spotlight.

Currently director Christopher McQuarrie is prepping the film for a shoot later this year in order to meet the announced release date of Christmas 2015.

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Cumberbatch, Hardy Being Considered For DOCTOR STRANGE Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:59:10 +0000 cumberbarch hardy dr, strangeWhile Ant-Man flounders in the wake of losing its director, Doctor Strange is pressing full steam ahead, even though it hasn’t been officially announced yet.

One had to expect that after Scott Derrickson was named director of the film, the casting rumors would stat coming fast and furious. And they have.

Deadline is reporting that Marvel has started a wish list of actors they’d like to play Stephen Strange and on the top of that list is Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.

Now would be the time to mention that we at that “apple-pie-in-the-sky” period of casting rumors, where the actors named might actually be the ones Marvel wants, they might not actually be the actors Marvel gets.

That being said, if Marvel does cast Cumberbatch as Strange, they can just take my money now. I’ll camp out in the theater and wait for the film to arrive. However, Cumberbatch has been mentioned before in geek cred properties and not signed on (namely Star Wars). So, I’m not holding my breath.

Hardy is an interesting choice. Most people might only know him as the barely-audible Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, but he is definitely a skilled actor. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in the role.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Is Getting A Sequel Wed, 28 May 2014 00:42:10 +0000 MyBigFatGreekWedding

Writer/actress Nia Vardalos is getting ready to say her vows again. Deadline is reporting that the writer and star of the 2002 hit independent comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding has finished the screenplay for a sequel. Vardalos will be joined on-screen by her Wedding co-star and groom John Corbett as well as various members of her character’s extended, trouble causing family.

In a statement Vardalos said -

Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story. Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.

Although the film was produced for approximately $5 million, it grossed over $368 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful indie films of all time.

This is not the first time that Vardalos revisited the Portokalos clan of the film. In 2003, the film spun off the television series My Big Fat Greek Life, though it did poorly in the ratings and only lasted one season.

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Jackie Chan Teaming With Renny Harlin And Seann William Scott For SKIPTRACE Thu, 22 May 2014 00:17:20 +0000 JackieChan1

Although his work in numerous Hong Kong-produced action films have been rightly praised the world over, his work done in Hollywood has been at best a mixed-bag. But will Chan bringing elements of Hollywood to Hong Kong for a film produce better results? We may just find out as Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin is in talks to direct the Hong Kong-produced Skiptrace which is set to star Chan and Seann William Scott.

According to the Hollywood Reporter -

The story, based on an idea by Chan, centers on a good cop (Chan) whose niece (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with a crime syndicate run by a man the detective has been chasing for a decade. The cop is forced to track down the one person who can help save the niece — a fast-talking American gambler (Scott) — and bring him to Hong Kong.

Harlin has had a career that has seen both some highs and lows and hopefully this will be more Die Hard 2 than The Exorcist: The Beginning. What’s more interesting is to see a name director like Harlin being hired for a film not being funded by a Hollywood studio. Instead, the budget is being covered by China’s Talent International Film Co. and Dasym Entertainment. It will be interesting to see if this will lead to more creative freedom for Harlin, Chan and the rest of the production team.

It might be a while though before we may be able to see the end results as there’s no word yet as to any distribution deals for the film in the United States being set.

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Harrison Ford Offered Role In BLADE RUNNER Sequel Thu, 15 May 2014 20:02:15 +0000 Blade-RunnerTypically, when a star is offered a role in a movie, it is done behind closed doors as a private matter between the producers and their agent.This way, if a star says no, the only way the world will find out is if it slips out through the easy-to-deny web of gossip sites.

Alcon Entertainment is taking a different approach. The Warner Brothers-based production company wants Harrison Ford for their Blade Runner sequel and they don’t care who knows it. As a matter of fact, it’s quite the opposite, they want everyone to know it–the news hit the wire via a press release from the company.

This move is quite unorthodox, and one can’t help to think that there is some kind of ulterior motive for making this offer public. The reason that readily comes to mind is that they want some kind of public pressure on Ford to take the role, knowing fans of the original would be clamoring for the actor to return to one of his most iconic roles.

If Ford takes them up on their offer, he wouldn’t be only one connected with the first production involved in the sequel. Blade Runner‘s director Ridley Scott is attached to helm the sequel, and one of the writers of the original film, Hampton Fancher, will be co-writing this one with Michael Green.

Ford has expressed interest in revisiting Rick Deckard in the past, but his now busy schedule, coincidentally stuffed with roles from his past,  might be the only thing standing in his way. As we all know know, Ford has returned to reprise his role as Han Solo in J.J. Abrams new Star Wars trilogy. And there are rumblings that a new Indiana Jones film is being developed. Ford was able to juggle all three franchises back in the early 80s, but there are 30-plus years of extra mileage on him now.

Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what Ford’s response to this public wooing will be.

Via Collider.

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Bob Hoskins, 71 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:29:56 +0000 bobhoskinsVeteran British actor Bob Hoskins has died after a bout with pneumonia. He was 71.

Hoskins got his start on the London stage in the late 1960s, and soon found himself with roles in a number of British television shows of the 1970s. His TV work led to film work, with roleds in film,s such as Pink Floyd; The Wall, Lassiter, The Cotton Club, Brazil and Sweet Liberty.

His breakthrough performance came in 1986 when he played the male lead in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, playing an ex-con who get a job driving a high class call girl from appointment to appointment. The role garnered Hoskin a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination.

This led to Hoskins gaining the attention of Robert Zemeckis, who cast the actor in his most famous role–as private investigator Eddie Valiant in 1988′s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a performance that would garner the actor another Golden Globe nomination.

Hoskins’ post-Roger Rabbit roles would switch between kid-friendly fare (Hook, Super Mario Brothers), supporting parts in comedies and dramas (Mermaids, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Maid in Manhattan) and historical figures such as J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon, Eddie Mannix in Hollywoodland, among others.

His last role was in 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman. Hoskins retired from acting soon after due to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Jason Momoa Rumored To Have Joined BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:01:28 +0000 jason-momoa-300Ray Fisher, who was announced as joining the cast of Batman Vs Superman earlier this week, may not be the only new actor signed for Warners’ Man Of Steel sequel this week. There is a rumor starting to circulate that Jason Momoa will also be joining the film as well.

The story has its origins over at Batman News, who is quoting an anonymous source stating that Momoa actually signed for the film months ago for an unspecified part. Last December, Momoa was first rumored to be up for a part in the film, though at the time it was thought he might have been up for the role of the villainous alien Doomsday. The current frontrunner character for Momoa now is Aquaman. If so, that would put the film one step closer to getting the full Justice League on the big screen, which I am sure that Warner Brothers’ brass, having seen the box office grosses on 2012′s The Avengers, is anxious to do as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, I have the feeling that they may be proceeding too fast.

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Fey And Poehler To Play Sisters In THE NEST Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:57:41 +0000 TinaFeyAmyPoehler

Between their work on Saturday Night Live, hosting the Golden Globes and the film Baby Mama, comic actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have shown that they share a great comic chemistry. Now the two will be bringing that back to the big screen in the film The Nest.

Fey signed on to the project late last year and now Deadline is reporting that Poehler is in final negotiations to join the cast of the Jason Moore-directed project. Former Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell is responsible for the screenplay, which tells the story of two sisters who return to the family home on the eve of it being sold for one last weekend of partying.

No word yet as to when the project will start shooting but I would surmise that it will shoot later this spring/early summer when Poehler is on break from her hit television series Parks And Recreation and will be released sometime in early 2015.

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Toby Kebbell Cast As Doctor Doom In FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:42:05 +0000 tobykebbellWhen we last left FOX’s Fantastic Four reboot, it was in danger of being rebooted itself. Sadly, it appears that shake-up will not be taking place, although, apparently, not for lack of trying. So, the abomination is going forward, and they have cast their main villain.

The Hollywood Reporter states that British actor Toby Kebbell has been cast as Victor Von Doom, a.k.a. Doctor Doom, in the upcoming reboot. Kebbell has appeared in films such as RockNRolla, The Sorceror’s Apprentice and The Conspirator. He certainly looks the part.

It is unknown how Doctor Doom will play in the reboot. In the comics, he was a college roommate of Reed Richards (Miles Teller) who was disfigured in an experiment gone wrong, an accident he blamed Richards for. Now, if the rumors about the planned changes to the back story are true, Reed and Ben Grimm would have gotten their powers as teens and gone to work for the government not long after. Hard to see the comic book Doom’s origin fitting in that scenario.

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Patrick Wilson In Talks To Join ANT-MAN Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:54:57 +0000 patrickwilsonIt’s an inter-company team-up! Nite Owl is joining forces with Ant-Man!

Variety is reporting that Patrick Wilson is circling the last major role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. No word exactly on what that role would be. He’d be joining Paul Rudd as Scott Land and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Michael Pena and Evangeline Lilly are also rumored for roles in the film.

If an agreement is made, this will be the second superhero film on Wilson’s resume, after 2009′s Watchmen, where he played Dan Drieberg, a.k.a. Nite Owl.

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