Casting News – Hugh Jackman Officially Joins Joe Wright’s “Pan”

Hugh Jackman does not usually play the villain, but it looks like he will be journeying into new acting territory in the Joe Wright-directed Pan. The actor will be taking on the role of Blackbeard in the Warner Brothers Peter Pan prequel. 

Jason Fuchs will be penning the script for this adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story. A new part of the narrative will focus on the relationship between Peter Pan and Captain Hook working together before Hook ultimately turns evil.

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(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For People.com)

Here is an official synopsis (via The Playlist):

A prequel to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. When an orphan is taken to the magical world of Neverland, he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates.

According to Variety, Warner Brothers will be holding an open casting call for the roles of Peter Pan and Tiger Lily. For the time being, no other roles have officially been cast.  

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What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think this sounds like an interesting new take on the classic story? Who do you think should play Peter Pan and Tiger Lily? Stay tuned for more coverage of Pan as early production continues!

Sources: The Playlist and Variety

Trailer and Photos – “Anna Karenina”

A trailer has been released for Joe Wright’s new film Anna Karenina, which is  based off of Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yUo9YbuinI

This film is on the right track for success as Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love) wrote the screenplay and it has a very strong cast. Cast members include:  Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFayden, Emily Waston, and Olivia Williams. It is set in late-19th-century Russia high-society and follows the aristocrat Anna Karenina (Knightley) as she enters into a life-changing affair with the wealthy Count Vronsky (Johnson.)

Anna Kareninais set to hit theatres November 9, 2012.

Will you be going to see this film in theatres? What do you think of the trailer?

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