Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Bruce Willis had parted ways with the 2016 Untitled Woody Allen Comedy, just days after he was spotted shooting scenes on the set in Los Angeles. Today we have word from Deadline that Steve Carell has signed on to replace him. The casting keeps the production on schedule, with filming also set to take place in New York after the L.A. shoot wraps.
We reported in March that Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg were the first three cast members to sign on for this untitled comedy movie. Bruce Willis reportedly dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with his Broadway stage play adaptation of Misery. However, there have been persisting rumors that claim the actor was actually fired by Woody Allen, because he didn't think he was right for the role.Read More
The cast and crew of Lionsgate's sci-fi thriller Vice tell their favorite Bruce Willis stories from the set in our exclusive preview for the Blu-ray and DVD release on March 17. While we don't hear from Bruce Willis himself, stars Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers and Johnathon Schaech discuss their experiences in working with the iconic actor. We also hear from director Brian A Miller, who worked with Bruce Willis on back to back projects Vice and last year's The Prince.
Vice centers on Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis), who has designed the ultimate resort in Vice, where anything goes, and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. When an artificial (Ambyr Childers) becomes self-aware and escapes, she finds herself caught in the crossfire between Julian's mercenaries and a cop (Thomas Jane) who is hell-bent on shutting down VICE. Can she stop the violence once and for all?Read More
Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg have signed on to star in an Untitled Woody Allen Comedy. As is the case with most Woody Allen movies, no plot details were given. As Deadline points out, Woody Allen is one of the few directors who doesn't show a script to the actors he's courting, since everybody wants to work with him if they are available.
The project will reunite Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart for the third time. They first starred in the 2009 comedy Adventureland together, and they will next be seen in American Ultra, which debuts later this year although a release date has not been given yet. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg have never worked with Bruce Willis before, and this will also be Bruce Willis' first Woody Allen movie.Read More
Stephen King's 1987 novel Misery, which was adapted into the hit 1990 movie, will be turned into a new play, with Bruce Willis set to make his Broadway debut alongside theater favorite Elizabeth Marvel. Bruce Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Elizabeth Marvel), who just happens to be the author's biggest fan. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the feature adaptation, which also starred James Caan as Paul Sheldon.
William Goldman, who wrote the feature screenplay adaptation, is writing the script for this play, which will be directed by Will Frears. The director previously staged the world premiere of his Misery stage adaptation in 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. Johanna Day and Daniel Gerroll starred as Annie and Paul in that production.Read More
Bruce Willis is in talks to star in the Lionsgate action-thriller Extraction, which is being directed by Steven C. Miller (Submerged). The story centers on Bruce Willis' character, a CIA operative who is still tormented over his wife's murder. His son joins the spy agency to follow in his father's footsteps, as they both begin work on a top secret weapons project known as Condor.
The plot thickens when the father is kidnapped by a terrorist group. After learning that the CIA isn't planning a rescue mission, the son tries to save his dad on his own, which plunges him into a conspiracy that he is nowhere near ready for. Umair Aleem wrote the screenplay, with Emmett/Furla/Oasis' Randall Emmett and George Furla producing alongside Aperture's Adam Goldworm. Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla are serving as co-producers. EFO is providing the financing along with Ingenious and Odyssey Media Releasing.Read More
Bruce Willis (Die Hard film franchise) will star in John Pogue's (The Quiet Ones) action thriller Wake, produced by Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call) of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust (A Walk Among the Tombstones, Begin Again), David Alpert (upcoming American Ultra, AMC's The Walking Dead) and Chris Cowles (The Numbers Station, Autobahn). The screenplay is written by Christopher Borrelli (upcoming The Vatican Tapes) with revisions made by Pogue. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust's (IFT) co-founder Michael Benaroya and IFT's President Christian de Gallegos who will handle international rights to the film.
Bruce Willis has starred in countless Box Office hits including the Die Hard film franchises. He will next be seen in Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah opposite Bill Murray and Zooey Deschanel. John Pogue most recently wrote and directed The Quiet Ones starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke. Bruce Willis is repped by CAA. John Pogue is repped by Circle of Confusion and Verve.Read More