Disney's D23 Expo is in full swing this afternoon, with tons of exciting Disney and Pixar animation news starting to flood in. First up, it was announced from Anaheim that Raising Hope's Lucas Neff, who plays Jimmy on the popular Fox sitcom, will take the lead in The Good Dinosaur, arriving in theaters May 2014.
This comedy adventure revolves around the concept of what Earth would currently be like had the dinosaurs never gone extinct. Lucas Neff is playing Arlo, an Apatosaurus.Read More
Focus Features is excited to introduce the characters from Promised Land with a new set of seven hi-res photos! Check out Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver & Hal Holbrook from the upcoming Gus Van Sant directed drama opening in select theatres on December 28th, 2012, before opening nationwide January 4th, 2013!
Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant. Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.Read More
Focus Features has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Moonrise Kingdom, the new feature from two-time Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson. Indian Paintbrush is presenting the American Empirical Pictures production, which Mr. Anderson is directing from an original screenplay that he wrote with Roman Coppola. Filming has begun, and Focus Features International (FFI) will commence international sales on the title at this month's Cannes International Film Festival. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.
Moonrise Kingdom is being produced by Mr. Anderson, Scott Rudin, Indian Paintbrush's Steven M. Rales, and American Empirical's Jeremy Dawson. Previously, Indian Paintbrush executive-produced and co-financed Mr. Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited, both also produced by Mr. Rudin.Read More
Writer-director Wes Anderson has firmed up the cast for Moonrise Kingdom, with Jason Schwartzman being the latest cast member to sign on.
We reported in November that high-profile actors such as Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand were in negotiations to join Moonrise Kingdom. It was confirmed today that they have all signed on.Read More
DreamWorks Animation has set Frances McDormand to voice the villain in Madagascar 3, the studio's latest installment of the zoo animal-based franchise, reports Heat Vision.
Eric Darnell is directing the project, which was written by Noah Baumbach with Mireille Soria and Mark Swift producing.Read More
Deadline reports that an influx of talent, including Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton, are in talks for Moonrise Kingdom.
Wes Anderson is directing this latest project from a script he co-wrote with Roman Coppola. The story centers on a young couple in the 1960s who run away from their small New England town. The town's leaders are convinced the kids are missing and form a search party to find them.Read More
Earlier today we reported that a shiny new Ferrari will be the latest Autobot in Transformers 3 and now we have word on who some of the newest cast members will be. Deadline New York is reporting that Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong have joined the cast of Michael Bay's Transformers 3.
McDormand will play the key role of National Intelligence Director while Malkovich will play the first boss of Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky character. It wasn't clear what role Jeong will have in the film.Read More