Joey King

Casting Net: Creed breakout Tessa Thompson joining sci-fi film with Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez

  • Tessa Thompson is riding high off Creed. The rising actress is being eyed to star alongside Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez in Alex Garland’s Annihilation. The Ex Machina director’s adaptation of Jeff VaderMeer’s book details a quartet of women embarking on a risky mission. Filming is expected to begin this spring.
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Casting Net: Will Smith replaces Hugh Jackman in Collateral Beauty

  • Collateral Beauty has swapped out Hugh Jackman for Will Smith in the lead role. Rooney Mara will also star. The plot focuses on an advertising bigwig who has to rally back from a tragedy in his life through atypical means. Shooting for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s movie on Allan Loeb’s script begins in October.
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Casting Net: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz to co-star in Pablo Escobar biopic

  • Academy Award winners and real-life couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will be starring in the Pablo Escobar biopic Escobar, based on the best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating EscobarFernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day, Mondays in the Sun, Familia) will direct from his own screenplay. The movie will follow Escobar’s rise to become one of the most powerful drug lords of all time.

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Brent Spiner will return for Independence Day 2

So we guess Dr. Brackish Okun survived Independence Day after all?

It certainly seems that way, with director Roland Emmerich announcing on Twitter that Brent Spiner will return in the upcoming Independence Day 2. Emmerich also announced the addition of Fargo actress Joey King to the cast, which already includes Vivica A. Fox, Jessie Usher, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Carter Blanchard is writing the script for the sequel, which is reportedly set for a June 24, 2016 release. 

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New 'Wish I Was Here' trailer: Zach Braff is at a crossroads -- VIDEO

Zach Braff does a bit of soul searching after learning that his father’s cancer has returned in the latest trailer for the upcoming indie film Wish I Was Here. Watch it below:

Braff’s highly anticipated follow-up to Garden State focuses on 30-something Aiden (Braff), a struggling actor and father of two (Fargo’s Joey King and One Tree Hill’s Pierce Gagnon) who finds himself at a crossroads in his career and his family life.

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