Kate Mara has signed on to star in the sci-fi thriller Morgan, which will mark the feature directorial debut of Ridley Scott's son, Luke Scott. Anya Taylor-Joy, who had a breakout performance in the Sundance thriller The Witch, is in final negotiations to co-star alongside Kate Mara. Ridley Scott will produce, with Seth Owens writing the screenplay, which landed on The Black List as one of the top unproduced screenplays in 2014.
The story centers on a risk management consultant who is brought in to a remote research lab to determine whether or not an "at-risk artificial being" should be terminated or not. No details were given for Kate Mara or Anya Taylor-Joy's characters at this time. Luke Scott has directed two short films and served as a second unit director for his father Ridley Scott on last year's Exodus: Gods and Kings. Luke Scott is actually the third of Ridley's children to step behidn the camera. His daughter Jordan Scott directed the 2009 drama Cracks, and his son Jake Scott directed Welcome to the Rileys.Read More
Even though we still don't know the official title or any confirmed plot details whatsoever, casting is currently under way on Disney and LucasFilm's first Star Wars Spin-Off, which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Following yesterday's report that Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones and Tatiana Maslany are reading for the female lead, Variety reporter Justin Kroll dropped a "Twitter scoop" that Rooney Mara's sister Kate Mara has also tested for the role. Naturally, this has yet to be confirmed, and we have no details on who the character may be, or if it has any ties to the existing Star Wars franchise.
The news does make sense, since Kate Mara stars in The Fantastic Four, which was written by Simon Kinberg, who is deeply involved in the entire Star Wars franchise. However, if the rumors are true that 20th Century Fox is demanding reshoots for The Fantastic Four, that may make her unavailable for this Star Wars Spin-Off. With that being said, we don't know when production will start on either the Star Wars Spin-Off or The Fantastic Four reshoots, so it's possible that the actress could make the scheduling work.Read More
Emmy-nominated House of Cards star Kate Mara has been offered a role in director Ridley Scott's The Martian.
We reported earlier this month that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in early talks for the female lead roles in this sci-fi drama, but it isn't known if their deals have closed. It isn't known if Kate Mara has been offered a different part, or if she is vying for one of these same lead roles.Read More
Shia LaBeouf (Transformers, upcoming Fury), Emmy nominee Kate Mara (Netflix's House of Cards, upcoming The Fantastic Four) and Oscar nominee Gary Oldman (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises) are set to star in the psychological thriller, Man Down, it was announced today by producers Dawn Krantz (Doonby), Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) and Jon Burton (The Lego Movie).
Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).Read More
That's a wrap on #FantasticFour! Thanks to my boys @Miles_Teller@michaelb4jordan@1jamiebell for the fun times... pic.twitter.com/7ZdgvlBsP3— Kate Mara (@_KateMara) August 2, 2014
And that's a wrap on the lovely & talented @_KateMara. They couldn't have picked a better invisible woman for me to lust after— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) August 2, 2014Read More
There have been rumors that this Ultimate reboot is in trouble, and some claimed that 20th Century Fox is scrapping the whole thing. That doesn't seem to be the case, but just how ready are they to jump in front of the camera. This smells like a rushed production. Will it be any good? Only time will tell.
Fantastic Four comes to theaters August 7th, 2015.Read More
After month of rumors, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are close to closing a deal to star in Josh Trank's upcoming superhero reboot The Fantastic Four.
If the deal comes together, Miles Teller would play Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) with Kate Mara taking on the role of Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman). Michael B. Jordan will portray Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Jamie Bell will tackle the role of Ben Grimm (The Thing), although no official offer is on the table as of yet.Read More
BN Films announced today that David Oyelowo and Kate Mara would be boarding the thriller Captive. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers will be rounding out this ensemble. Captive is written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, based on Ashley Smith. Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, David Oyelowo, and Ken Wales will produce along with Katrina Wolfe, Jonathan Gray, Ralph Winter, Elliott Lester, and Brian Bird who are set as executive producers. The film is set to begin principal photography later this month.
The movie will be directed by Jerry Jameson (Safe Harbor, Raise the Titanic) and is being produced in association with Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon Productions. This will also mark BN's second venture with Oyelowo, who starred in Nightingale, set for a festival run next year.Read More