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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Loses Michael Keaton and JK Simmons

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Loses Michael Keaton and JK Simmons

Not so fast there, guys! On the one year anniversary of its announcement at last year's Comic Con, the King Kong prequel Kong: Skull Island has suffered a mild set back today. The film loses two of it's three leads, with both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons bowing out due to scheduling conflicts. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is staying on board, as is Thor star Tom Hiddleston.

Kong: Skull Island was originally supposed to begin shooting this fall, but Legendary Pictures pushed the start date closer to the end of the year. The project is also said to be a very demanding shoot in terms of time. The schedule simply could not be aligned with either actor's current commitments. The studio is furiously seeking two more leads to replace the actors. They do not envision any delays. The movie already has a release date set for March 10, 2017.

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‘Terminator Genisys’ TV Spot Sends J.K. Simmons to the Rescue!

‘Terminator Genisys’ TV Spot Sends J.K. Simmons to the Rescue!

J.K. Simmons' Detective O'Brien is put on display in a new TV spot for Paramount's Terminator Genisys. O'Brien is a neurotic accomplice to both Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and her aging Terminator Guardian, affectionately known as "Pops" (Arnold Schwarzenegger), but while we see he's on board with their quest to save the world in this latest sneak peek, it remains to be seen how helpful he will actually be. It's worth noting that this TV spot doesn't feature Jason Clarke's John Connor at all, after the massive twist that (SPOILER) John is a cyborg was fully disclosed in a trailer back in April.

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Partially Set in 1970s Detroit

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Partially Set in 1970s Detroit

Of course, it isn't known how much of the story will be set in Detroit, and how much will be on Skull Island, but this is also the first we've heard about a period setting for the project. We also reported last week that Michael Keaton is joining the cast alongside Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons, although no details were given regarding their characters. While we wait for more details on this highly-anticipated adventure set for release on March 10, 2017, take a look at J.K. Simmons' video interview below.

Kong: Skull Island comes to theaters March 10th, 2017.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ Preview with Jason Reitman | EXCLUSIVE

‘Men, Women & Children’ Preview with Jason Reitman | EXCLUSIVE

Academy Award® nominated* director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) delivers the powerful and provocative Men, Women & Children, debuting on Digital HD and On Demand December 16, 2014, four weeks before it's available on disc, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive sneak preview.

Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) lead an amazing ensemble cast in this film about love and human connection in the modern world. Men, Women & Children tells the story of high school teenagers and their parents who attempt to navigate their complex relationships in an era defined by social media, online exchanges, and instant gratification. Discover how little you know about the people you know in the film critics are calling a movie that could change your life!

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Casts J.K. Simmons

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Casts J.K. Simmons

Fresh off his buzzworthy performance in the hit indie Whiplash, J.K. Simmons has signed on to join Tom Hiddleston in Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island. No details were given for either of the actor's characters, although we reported last week that the plot, "will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island." Legendary's story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.

It isn't clear at this time if Kong: Skull Island will be a period piece, or if it will be set in present day. We reported in October that screenwriter John Gatins (Need for Speed, Real Steel) has come aboard to rewrite the original script by Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Seventh Son). Jordan Vogt-Roberts was set to direct back in September, when Tom Hiddleston was confirmed to star.

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‘Whiplash’ Trailer Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

‘Whiplash’ Trailer Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

Following the first clip released back in May, Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Whiplash. The studio picked up writer-director Damien Chazelle's critically-acclaimed drama at the Sundance Film Festival in January, before it went on to win both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. The plot centers on Miles Teller's Andrew, a freshman at a prestigious music school who wants to be the best jazz drummer in the world. His first step in that journey is learning under the abrasive Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), whose abusive methods puts Andrew's talents to the ultimate test. Take a look at what everyone was buzzing about at Sundance this January with the latest footage from this upcoming drama, arriving in theaters October 10.

Whiplash follows Andrew (Miles Teller), a first-year college student as he begins his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country. Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor named Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), Andrew would do anything to become a famous musician. His commitment is put to the ultimate test when the unrelenting and eccentric band professor all but drives him to madness. Fletcher's extreme teaching methods rattle Andrew's faith in drumming...and in himself. In the end, the struggle is only worthwhile if Andrew is really the one-in-a-million talent that Fletcher believes him to be.

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J.K. Simmons Praises ‘Terminator’ Reboot Script for Its Intelligence

J.K. Simmons Praises ‘Terminator’ Reboot Script for Its Intelligence

The actor only has a small role in this sci-fi thriller, which will be expanded in subsequent sequels.
Miles Teller Gets a Harsh Lesson in First ‘Whiplash’ Clip

Miles Teller Gets a Harsh Lesson in First ‘Whiplash’ Clip

A young drum prodigy gets a lesson about rushing and dragging he'll never forget in this scene from director Damien Chazelle's Sundance sensation.