From exciting casting news concerning some of the biggest upcoming movies to the latest news from last week’s Comic Con, this has been a busy week in the world of cinema. Join us for a round-up of the hottest film news from the past seven days.
Jennifer Lawrence Tipped For The Rosie Project Adaptation
Australian author Graeme Simsion’s hit novel The Rosie Project was an international bestseller upon its release in 2013. The novel tells the story of socially awkward genetics professor Don Tillman, who decides the best way to find himself the perfect partner is through devising a thorough, rational questionnaire. Don’s plans go astray when he meets Rosie, who’s unconventional, spontaneous and matches none of his criteria.
Praised for its individual love story, lovable characters and laugh-out-loud humour, The Rosie Project was originally written by Simsion as a screenplay and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010, before being published as a novel three years later.
The Rosie Project’s success lead to Sony Pictures snapping up the rights. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber are now writing the script from Simsion’s first draft.
Many fans have been wondering which actors will play Don and Rosie, but this week The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Jennifer Lawrence is on board to play the role of Rosie. This seems brilliant casting: Lawrence is an incredibly talented actress, whilst her quirky personality and likable onscreen presence makes her perfect for the role. The search for Don continues, although many book fans have tipped Benedict Cumberbatch as the ideal Don.
JK Simmons To Reunite With Whiplash Director On La La Land
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Back in February J.K. Simmons won an Oscar for his electric performance as a sadistic music teacher in the wonderful Whiplash. Now Simmons is set to reunite with the film’s director, Damien Chazelle. The two will collaborate on upcoming musical La La Land, billed as a modern take on the classic Hollywood musical, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a pair of star-crossed lovers. Gosling’s character is a jazz pianist, whilst Stone plays an aspiring actress. The film will pit their burgeoning love against the trials and tribulations that come with living and working in ruthless L.A. First Image Of All-New Ghostbusters Team
Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming, all-female Ghostbusters reboot, has tweeted the first on-set picture of the cast in action.
The image depicts stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon posing in costume by the iconic Ghostbusters vehicle.
First Image Of James McAvoy And Daniel Radcliffe In Victor Frankenstein
Last weekend’s Comic Con brought a new host of edge-of-your-seat trailers and exhilarating previews for some of the most hyped films of the next twelve months. One such movie is Victor Frankenstein, a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, focusing on the relationship between the ambitious young medical student (James McAvoy) and his troubled assistant, Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).
Three new images were released to coincide with McAvoy and Radcliffe promoting the film in San Diego, all of which emphasise the relationship between these two men and the potential chaos and turmoil their plans cause.
Due to open in cinemas this November, Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan and also stars Mark Gatiss, up-and-coming actress Jessica Brown Findlay and Sherlock stars Andrew Scott and Louise Brealey.
Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Fights For Survival In The Revenant
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow-up to Birdman looks drastically different thematically from its predecessor, but equally as ambitious in scope.
Inspired by true events, The Revenant follows the fortunes of explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a man betrayed and left for dead, and his subsequent attempts at survival.
It will be released in the UK in January next year. Read the full trailer chat article here.
Trailer: David O. Russell Reunites With Jennifer Lawrence For Joy
The widespread success that accompanied David O. Russell’s recent hits Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle looks set to repeat itself for a third time in his newest film Joy.
Jennifer Lawrence takes centre stage in this upcoming film as the eponymous protagonist, a single mother of three who becomes a successful businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop.
The powerful trailer previews the highs and lows of Joy’s life, with Lawrence’s arresting and passionate performance the main attraction. With support from co-stars Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, and David O. Russell’s unique vision guiding the story, Joy is one to watch at next year’s awards ceremonies.