Casting News – Jennifer Lawrence joins “The Rosie Project” adaptation

The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that actress Jennifer Lawrence signed on to the upcoming adaptation of Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

The romantic dramedy follows Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor as he tries to find the perfect partner. However, plans become derailed when Rosie Jarman comes into his life and needs help finding her biological father.

(photos from IMDb and Amazon)
(photos from IMDb and Amazon)

Columbia Pictures is developing the project with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer and The Fault in Our Stars) writing the screenplay. There is currently no news on a new director or who will be playing Don, the male lead. Stay tuned for more details as this project develops.

Have you read The Rosie Project? Do you think Jennifer Lawrence is suitable for the role of Rosie?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, IMDb and Amazon.ca

Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. – New Character Portraits for “Suffragette”

Ladies, let’s face it, being a woman in a man’s world has never exactly been easy. However, women today would not have the same rights that we do without the generations of suffragettes who used their voices for change. This is what Focus Pictures is trying to celebrate with the upcoming historical drama, Suffragette.

Already getting early awards buzz, Suffragette stars an incomparable trio of ladies: Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan. Plus, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Samuel West round out the cast.

Here are the two character posters/portraits that were released earlier this week:

From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)

Suffragette is premiering at the London Film Festival on October 7 and hitting theaters in North America on October 23. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, definitely something you do not want to miss:

Sources: BuzzFeed Entertainment and IMDb

Official First Look at Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys”

Broadway fans are no doubt familiar with the classic musical, Jersey Boys. Clint Eastwood will be showing off his movie-musical directing chops in a film adaptation of the hit Broadway show. The Wrap has shared the first official trailer for the film!

In this new trailer, we get to see how Eastwood has broken the fourth wall by having actors direct address the camera. Of course, we also get an introduction to the story and journey that singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) and The Four Seasons go through to become successful.

Jersey Boys also stars Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Steve Monroe, Freya Tingley, Mike Doyle, and Katherine Narducci. Will you be seeing Jersey Boys when it hits theaters on June 20, 2014? Are you a fan of the original Broadway show? Sound off in the comments!

Jersey Boys movie poster

Sources: The Wrap and IMDb

First Full-Length Trailer for the “If I Stay” Movie Adaptation

The first official trailer for the adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay has been released! This is such a great trailer and it really highlights the different emotions felt in the story.

If I Stay follows 17-year-old Mia as she goes through a strange out-of-body experience after she and her family were in a devastating car accident. There are moments where she remembers certain events about her past as she is in a coma. The question is, will she stay alive after losing everything? Watch the trailer below:

The cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, newcomer Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard, and Jakob Davies.

What do you think of this new trailer? Will you be seeing If I Stay when it is theatrically released on August 22?

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Trailer Exclusive – Extended Trailer for “Godzilla”

A new extended trailer for Godzilla has recently been released! This exclusive trailer gives us a broader sense of how the story is going to play out and the relationships between the major characters.

We also get a closer look at the sheer amount of destruction that Godzilla leaves behind and another look at the monster himself.

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It is an action-packed and thrilling trailer you do not want to miss! Are you looking forward to when Godzilla is theatrically released on May 16, 2014? Do you think this trailer gives away too much?

Movie Exclusive – First Official Still from “If I Stay”

Entertainment Weekly has officially released a new still from the If I Stay movie adaptation! If I Stay is based off of Gayle Forman’s young adult novel of the same title.

This exclusive new still gives us our first look at Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia and newcomer Jamie Blackley as her boyfriend Adam.

If I Stay follows 17-year-old Mia as she goes through a strange out-of-body experience after she and her family were in a devastating car accident. There are moments where she remembers certain events about her past as she is in a coma.

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Her boyfriend Adam tries his best to wake her up and let her know that she still has a reason to stay alive. Mia is also a very talented cellist and she must decide between a life at Julliard or a life with Adam in Oregon.

Read an exclusive interview in which Moretz talks about the film and the casting process over on Entertainment Weekly! If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler and also stars Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, Lauren Lee Smith, Joshua Leonard, and Jakob Davies.

Are you a fan of Gayle Forman’s novels? What do you think of this first still? Does this sound like a movie you might want to see? Stay tuned for more exclusives as we get closer to the August 22 release date!

Sources: Entertainment WeeklyIMDbPro, and Amazon

Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for “The Maze Runner”

20th Century Fox has been working on getting an adaptation of James Dashner’s, The Maze Runner, to the silver screen. Fans of the young adult series will be very excited to know that the first official trailer for this anticipated adaptation has finally been released!

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The first trailer gives us a close look at the dystopian world the story is set in and an introduction to the major characters. The Maze Runner follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), who finds himself in a closed off community with a group of boys his age.

Thomas also discovers later on that his memory was erased before being placed in “the glade.” He must join the forces of “runners” to try and find a way out of the glade and to figure out the truth behind the situation they are in.

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The Maze Runner is directed by Wes Ball and has quite a talented young cast that also includes Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, Don McManus, Chris Sheffield, Blake Cooper, Joe Adler, and Dexter Darden.

What do you think of this new trailer? Are you a fan of James Dashner’s novels? Are you looking forward to this movie hitting theaters on September 19, 2014? What do you think of the young and talented cast behind this project?

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Source: YouTube and IMDbPro