Actress Brie Larson is in talks with Legendary Pictures to play the female lead in their highly-anticipated King Kong movie Kong: Skull Island. If her deal is finalized, she will join Tom Hiddleston, who has been attached to star since September. The news comes just weeks after the action-adventure movie lost two of its stars, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons, due to scheduling conflicts.
No details were given for Brie Larson's character at this time, or how she fits into the story. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is also seeking replacements for J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton, with the studio courting Russell Crowe for one of those roles. It won't be known if the actor will sign on, though, until the latest draft of the screenplay comes in. Legendary first announced the project at Comic-Con 2014 at the end of their Hall H panel.Read More
Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg stars in the dramatic thriller The Gambler, which debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD last week from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Mark Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, a brilliant professor leading a secret double life as a high-stakes gambler. When Jim is forced to borrow money from a notorious gangster, he places the lives of those he loves in mortal danger. With time running out, he must enter the criminal underworld and risk everything to keep from losing it all.
What's interesting to me in watching your career is that you're smoothly transitioning back and forth from these really funny lighter roles to these dark, gritty, more dramatic roles. You thrive in both of those worlds. Has it been your goal to tackle different genres in equal measure, so that you're never really known as being just one type of actress?Read More
Brie Larson has signed on to star in the indie drama Room for director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank).
The story centers on a young woman known only as Ma (Brie Larson), who was kidnapped as a teenager and has been held captive for several years in a tiny room. She tries to raise her five-year-old son Jack, who has never seen life beyond the walls of that cramped space.Read More
The Terminator 5 casting race is starting to heat up even more, with a new report that reveals Emilia Clarke is the front runner for the Sarah Connor role, with Brie Larson also a top contender. We reported last month that both actresses were in contention for the role, alongside Margot Robbie.
Emilia Clarke reportedly has the edge over Brie Larson since the actress previously worked with director Alan Taylor on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, where she plays Daenerys Targaryen. Both actresses have tested for the coveted role, although it isn't known when a final decision will be made. Brie Larson is coming off of critically-acclaimed performances in Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. Emilia Clarke will next be seen on the big screen in Dom Hemingway.Read More
A social worker tries to balance her personal and professional lives in the first trailer for Short Term 12, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Brie Larson stars as Grace, who works at a facility that supervises at-risk teenagers, and is in a long-term relationship with her co-worker Mason (John Gallagher Jr.). When a troubled young girl joins their community, Grace is forced to confront the hardships of her own past, while trying to take the next step with her boyfriend. Check out the first footage from this compelling indie drama, also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, and Keith Stanfield.
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, 21 Jump Street and Showtime's United States of Tara), a twenty-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge - and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., HBO's The Newsroom and Tony Award-winner for Spring Awakening). But Grace's own difficult past - and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself - throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth - and humor - in unexpected places. The second feature from Destin Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster), Short Term 12 also stars Kaitlyn Dever (Bad Teacher), Rami Malek (The Master), and Keith Stanfield.Read More
Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) has joined the cast of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction.
The story centers on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, a porn-addicted lothario who goes on a quest to better himself, after meeting a recently widowed woman (Julianne Moore) at night school. Brie Larson will play the title character's sister. Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, and Rob Brown also star.Read More
It came as a shock, we know, but 21 Jump Street actually turned out to be an amazing experience. It still resides as the best comedy of the year, and it may just be the best TV-to-Film adaptation ever made, with maybe the exception of The Fugitive. It's taken a bit of an effort to get this fact across to the ticket buying public, but once they give into 21 Jump Street's wily ways, we know they'll be hooked.
If you refused its run in theaters, now you can catch what you missed and hit yourself in the face, screaming, "Dang! They were right! This shit is too good to pass up!" As 21 Jump Street makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, June 26th.Read More