Movie Exclusive – New Stills from Open Road’s Historical Drama “Parkland”

Yahoo! Movies originally shared the first exclusives from the Peter Landesman-directed historical drama, Parkland. More exclusive stills have been shared for audiences to get a deeper look into the film. These new stills reveal some intense and emotional moments portrayed in the film.

These new stills give us a closer look at Jacki Weaver as Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite Oswald, and James Badge Dale as Oswald’s brother, Robert Edward Lee Oswald. Plus, we get a glimpse at Colin Hanks as Dr. Malcom Perry and Tom Welling as US Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman. Finally, there are also a few behind-the-scenes photos of director Peter Landesman working with the actors on set.

James Badge Daley and Jacki Weaver in "Parkland"
James Badge Dale and Jacki Weaver in “Parkland”

As previously shared, Parkland is based off of the real life events that occurred at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas the day US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The story also focuses on different aspects of the investigation and the trials and tribulations the investigation team went through when trying to convict Oswald.

Parkland stars Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Welling, and James Badge Dale. Will you be interested in seeing Parkland when it is released on October 4, 2013? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? What do you think of these new photos from the film?

Source: IMDbPro

Television Exclusive – First Look at Season Five of “Glee”

Entertainment Weekly recently shared an exclusive new photo from the season five premiere episode of Glee. At the end of last season, it was teased that Blaine could potentially propose to Kurt and the last few seconds of the episode ended on a cliffhanger and left fans wanting more.

This adorable new photo features Chris Colfer and Darren Criss as their characters Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson in the midst of a student crowd. Despite that this photo seems like it may be revealing the big proposal, Criss explained to Entertainment Weekly that it is not the moment most fans are hoping for. In a recent interview, the actor did tease: “There’s definitely going to be an answer to what Blaine is going to do within the first two episodes.”

Glee - Season Five - EW first look

As most fans know, the season premiere is going to be divided into two parts and is a major tribute to The Beatles. Here is what the set list for the two-episode tribute includes:

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Will you be watching the season premiere on September 26, 2013? Are you hoping that Blaine and Kurt do get engaged? Which Beatles song are you looking forward to hearing performed?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

TIFF 2013 – Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” Wins Toronto Audience Award

The Steve McQueen-directed historical drama 12 Years a Slave was awarded top honours today at the  2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The highly awaited film was awarded the Toronto Audience Award today during the awards luncheon.

Other films that have won this award include Oscar-winning films American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Slumdog Millionaire. This is a very prestigious award and often winning this award leads to other nominations and to potential Oscar wins .

Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave is base off of the true story of Solomon Northup’s life as a slave. Northup was a free man living in upstate New York, until he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and eventually freed in 1853.

This film has an absolutely stellar cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Alfre Woodard. If you have not seen the trailer, be sure to watch it here.

12 Years a Slave - poster

Do you think 12 Years a Slave will win any Oscars this year? Are you interested in seeing this film when it is theatrically released on October 18, 2013?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Television Exclusive – “Glee” Star Grant Gustin Joining “Arrow”

Fans of the hit television show Glee may know actor Grant Gustin as the tricky and conniving Dalton Warbler, Sebastian Smythe, but he is now going to be playing a bit of a different role on the CW’s Arrow.

The actor was recently cast in a guest starring role as Barry Allen or The Flash for the sophomore season of Arrow. A Warner Brother’s TV representative shared with The Wrap that this could potentially help Gustin transition into starring in a backdoor pilot for a new spinoff, Flash.

Barry Allen is being described as a Central City assistant forensic investigator who is investigating a series of unsolved robberies that may have a more personal connection to his troubled past.

Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin

As the TV network did with their new Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals, episode 220 of Arrow this season will act as the backdoor pilot for Flash. Gustin will be guest starring in episodes 208, 209 and 220, which will all be written by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns. The pilot will serve as an origin story for The Flash.

What do you think of this interesting casting news? Are you looking forward to the second season of Arrow? Do you think that this new “backdoor pilot” format has been successful for the network?

What do you think of this interesting casting news? Are you looking forward to the second season of Arrow? Do you think that this new “backdoor pilot” format has been successful for the network?

Source: The Wrap

Casting News – Actress Julianne Moore Officially Joins “The Hunger Games”

Lionsagte has officially announced that actress Julianne Moore will be joining The Hunger Games franchise. The accomplished and talented actress will be playing the role of president Alma Coin in Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. The studio shared this exciting news in an official press release on Friday:

“Lionsgate announced today that four-time Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights, The Hours, The End of the Affair, and Far From Heaven) has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 as President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol. Moore will star opposite Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the third and fourth installments of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, slated for release in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively. She will join new cast members including Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson and Evan Ross. In addition to her four Oscar-nominated roles, Moore has previously starred in Crazy Stupid Love, The Kids Are All Right, Children of Men and last year’s HBO political drama film Game Change, which netted her an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award®. She will next be seen in Don Jon, Seventh Son and Carrie. Moore is represented by CAA and Management 360.”

Julianne Moore

What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Moore is a good fit for this role? Do you think that Lionsgate should move the release date for Mockingjay Part 2 to an earlier date? Share what you are thinking in the comments below!

Source: Deadline