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‘Coming Through the Rye’ Casts Chris Cooper as J.D. Salinger

‘Coming Through the Rye’ Casts Chris Cooper as J.D. Salinger

Academy Award winner Chris Cooper is set to play J. D. Salinger in the feature film, Coming Through the Rye, written by Emmy Award winner James Steven Sadwith, making his feature directing debut. The film is currently in production.

The story is a coming-of age drama set in 1969 involving two teenagers, Alex Wolff (Hair Brained, A Birder's Guide to Everything) and Stefania Owen (The Carrie Diaries, The Lovely Bones) as they search for J.D. Salinger. Based on Sadwith's own quest to find Salinger and his encounters with the reclusive author, the story is about a sensitive boy, a quirky girl and the road they travel to find not only Salinger but also friendship and the truth about themselves.

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Chris Cooper Teases Norman Osborn's Introduction in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Chris Cooper Teases Norman Osborn's Introduction in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Stay tuned for the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer that debuts on December 5.

Spider-Man comes to theaters July 28th, 2017.

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‘August: Osage County’ 'Ingesting the Animal's Fear'

‘August: Osage County’ 'Ingesting the Animal's Fear'

Jean Fordham (Abigail Breslin) shares her vegetarian beliefs with the family over dinner in this first clip from the star-studded stage adaptation August: Osage County. Watch as family patriarch Charles Aikens (Chris Cooper) scoffs at her notion that when you eat meat you are ingesting an animal's fear. This scene also features ensemble cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale and Dermot Mulroney.

August: Osage County was released December 25th, 2013.

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Chris Cooper Talks Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and ‘3’

Chris Cooper Talks Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and ‘3’

Major Spoiler!

We reported in June that the Green Goblin will make an appearance during the final battle of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it is actually Harry Osborn who will turn into the villain, instead of his father. Since Norman is on his "last legs," isn't known how the character will fit into The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4 storylines, although it will likely have something to do with handing his Oscorp company over to his son.

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Chris Cooper Is Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Chris Cooper Is Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Chris Cooper has signed on to portray Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While we knew that Oscorp was featured in director Marc Webb's sequel, Norman Osborn's casting has never been confirmed until now. Dane DeHaan is playing Norman's son Harry Osborn.

It isn't known at this time if Norman Osborn will transform into The Green Goblin in this sequel, or if they are holding off on using that villain for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. In the comic books, Norman Osborn starts out as a mentor to Peter Parker, before his villainous turn. The character was originally portrayed by Willem Dafoe in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

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‘The Tempest’ Photos Featuring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren

In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller The Tempest, Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

The Tempest was released December 10th, 2010.

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‘The Muppets’ Add Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones

Heat Vision Blog is reporting that actors Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are in negotiations to join The Muppets.

We reported just yesterday that Amy Adams had joined the cast, alongside Jason Segel. Who also co-wrote the movie with Get Him to the Greek director Nick Stoller.

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‘The Company Men’ Finds a Home at the Weinstein Company

http://movieweb.com/movie/the-company-men/ The Weinstein Company announced today that they have acquired US rights to The Company Men, the first feature film by acclaimed writer/director John Wells. The Company Men is a powerful and heartwrenching portrayal of corporate downsizing with acclaimed performances by Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones. The film is written and directed by Wells and produced by Claire Rudnick Polstein, Paula Weinstein and The Company Men. The Company Men premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to positive audience and critical response. The deal was announced by Harvey aBob Weinstein, Co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company. The Weinstein Company plans to release the film later this year.

The Company Men centers on Bobby Walker (Affleck) who is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Cooper) and Gene McClary (Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers. With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer/director John Wells (ER, The West Wing) introduces us to the new realities of American life.

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