Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt Set To Play Morpheus In The Sandman Movie?

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Well it seems the rumour mill has started churning again, and once more Joseph Gordon-Levitt is at the centre of it. Nowadays there isn’t a huge role to be announced the JGL isn’t attached to. This time around, he is rumoured to be up for the role of Morpheus in an apparent adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic comic work, Sandman.

The news was broken at Badass Digest who have said that David Goyer, who has penned The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, has apparently pitched his interpretation to Warner Bros and the studio is rather interested to what he has presented to them at this present stage.

Whilst this is all still in the rumour stage, it would be interesting to see if this adaptation could actually gather some steam and come to fruition, but with Geoff Johns, the go-to Hollywood and DC relations guy apparently behind the project; it could certainly go a lot further than some of the other times it has been announced.

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Casting News For Joe Dante’s “Burying The Ex”

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Everyone’s favourite master of comedy-horror, Joe Dante, who brought us Gremlins, The ‘Burbs and Eerie Indiana is set to return to the genre with his latest movie, Burying The Ex.

The movie has been written by Alan Trezza has stated the story follows

“Max and Evelyn as their relationship takes a nose dive once they move in together. Max discovers how controlling and manipulative Evelyn is but he’s too scared to break up with her. When fate steps in and Evelyn dies in a freak accident, newly-single Max prepares to move on with Olivia . His romantic life becomes complicated when Evelyn rises from the grave and sets out to get her boyfriend back, even if that means turning him into one of the undead.”

Anton Yelchin has been cast as Max, with Ashley Greene in the roll as Evelyn with Alexandra Daddario rounding off the group as Olivia.

Dante hasn’t disappointed fans with his work within this genre, so hopefully this film will be another example of why he is a master within this field

Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart to star in Max Landis’ latest project “American Ultra”

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After starring together in 2009s Adventureland, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are set to team up again; although time under slightly different circumstances.

The duo are set to star in Max Landis‘ latest project, American Ultra, with he film will be directed by Nima Nourizadeh, of Project X fame.

The plot, according to Variety,  concerns “Eisenberg [portraying] a stoner who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small town. His life takes an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.”

Sounds like interesting stuff from the man that brought us Chronicle. Shooting is set to set next April.

Is Paul Rudd set to be Ant-Man?

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The rumour mill has been churning away recently about who is going to be cast as Hank Pym in the upcoming Edgar Wright directed Ant-Man, and it looks like Paul Rudd is just edging closer to the finish line.

Last week it was looking like a toss up between Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but now Gordon-Levitt seems to have fallen behind in the possibility for the roll,.

Whilst nothing is set in stone with casting yet, it also looks like Rashida Jones is another possibility to be in the film as well.

Tom Hardy to play Elton John

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In a shock casting that is even more left field than Ben Affleck as Batman, Tom Hardy has been cast as Elton John in the new upcoming biopic of his life, Rocketman

Hardy is used to playing real life characters, after his break out roll in Bronson, but this one is slightly out of his usual range. 

The film will be directed by Michael Gracey with the script coming from Lee Hall (who wrote War Horse), and will focus on John’s life from childhood to his huge popularity and fame he now has.

Personally, I feel Justin Timberlake would be much more suited for the roll after his portrayal of Elton in the video for This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsuHAn54wPs

Jamie Dornan is the new Christian Grey

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Love it or hate it, but the news of the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie is plodding along.

After Charlie Hunnam recently dropped out Dornan is the latest actor to be edging closer to the prestigious roll. Whilst nothing is set in stone just yet, it looks like he is about to sign up for the film.

Dornan will star opposite Dakota Johnson in the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed film

Is Benedict Cumberbatch set to climb Everest?

Apparently director Doug Limon is trying to cast in his latest film, Everest. That is if Cumberbatch can fit it into his ever growing schedule!

Benedict is wanted to play the roll of mountain climber, George Malloy, after Tim Hardy dropped out. The film is about the story of Malloy and competing climber George Finch trying to ascend the legendary mountain in 1924. This won’t be his first foray into playing a real life person though, after the recently released Fifth Estate, I wonder if he will be up for playing another real life character again?

He isn’t locked into the roll yet and no one has been cast as Finch at the moment, but names included in the line up include Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans and James McAvoy.

We will keep you posted on more information as it appears!