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Sean Bean boards Ridley Scott’s The Martian

– by ELI COLON –

As Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” approaches the start of shooting, yet another high-profile name has entered its orbit, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word Sean Bean is set to star in the space survival drama, which centers on an astronaut played by Matt Damon.

Scripted by Drew Goddard and based on the book Andy Weir, “The Martian” focuses on astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), who is accidentally left stranded in a Martian colony by his crew. He struggles to survive as NASA sends a rescue mission to go find him.

THR is reporting Bean will be playing a NASA flight director. (CONTINUED)

James Wan to direct The Conjuring 2

– by ELI COLON – Warner Bros. started developing a sequel to “The Conjuring” before the first movie even opened, and that bet paid off when “The Conjuring” grossed over $300 million worldwide with a budget just over $20 million. The studio, which must be thrilled with the new horror franchise, had scheduled “The Conjuring […][...]

Vacation reboot gets a release date

– by ELI COLON – New Line has already started production on “Vacation,” the reboot of the classic ’80s comedy “National Lampoon’s Vacation” starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. This time Chase and D’Angelo are only returning in a cameo capacity as the new film will follow Ed Helms as a grown up Rusty Griswold […][...]

Jena Malone cast in Batman v Superman

– by ELI COLON – You may have noticed some “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” news floating around courtesy of an extra who chose to break his signed agreement, but now we finally have a more concrete report that doesn’t call for Warner Bros. to file lawsuit. Multiple sources from The Hollywood Reporter have […][...]

Sam Raimi targeting Love May Fail

– by ELI COLON – After years of spending time in the world of horror, followed by blockbuster territory with “Spider-Man” and most recently prequel adventures with “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” it sounds like director Sam Raimi is ready for something completely different. Deadline brings word that Raimi is currently in talks to direct […][...]

Review: Big Men

– by BEV QUESTAD – “Is there some society that you know that doesn’t run on greed?” Executive produced by Brad Pitt, “Big Men” opens with this question. It also tells the true story, with impressive access and documentation, about a little Texas company that finds oil in Ghana. Everyone wants to be a major […][...]

Hail, Caesar! cast still growing

– by ELI COLON – The ensemble cast for the Coen Brothers next film “Hail, Caesar!” just got a little bit bigger, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that David Krumholtz (“Serenity,” “Numbers”), Patrick Fischler (“2 Guns, “Mad Men”), Fisher Stevens (“Lost”) and Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Starship Troopers”) have joined the upcoming film. […][...]

Anton Yelchin & Imogen Poots join Green Room

– by ELI COLON – Back in 2011, Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots starred in the remake of “Fright Night,” and now they’re getting back together for another thriller, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word Yelchin and Poots will both star in “Green Room,” the next thriller from “Blue Ruin” director Jeremy Saulnier. The film […][...]

Robert Redford eyeing Pete’s Dragon remake

– by ELI COLON – Nearly everything about Disney’s remake of the 1977 classic family film “Pete’s Dragon” has been pretty unexpected. First, the studio enlisted David Lowery — the director behind the Terrence Malick-esque film “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” — to take the helm instead of some studio-friendly journeyman. And now, the studio is […][...]

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