While it hasn't been officially announced yet, we reported last week that the new Spider-Man is likely Asa Butterfield, who reportedly beat out Tom Holland for the role. While we wait for any confirmation on the new Spidey, another unconfirmed report has surfaced, which claims that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed to play Norman Osborn, a.k.a. Green Goblin. Naturally, this is the first we're hearing about the casting, or about the inclusion of Norman Osborn, since very little is known about the story, except that Marvel and Sony want to bring Peter Parker back to high school.
The news comes just a few days after we reported that Matthew McConaughey is wanted by both Marvel and DC, with the actor himself admitting that he has read scripts from both companies, although he would not divulge which scripts he read. While Marvel is producing the new Spider-Man with Sony, it seems unlikely that a script is already in place, since the studios have yet to announce a writer or director for this project. With that being said, it isn't known if Spider-Man is one of the Marvel scripts that he has read.Read More
Following the first photo released last month from The Free State of Jones, STX Entertainment has released two more images, both of which feature star Matthew McConaughey as Newt Knight. The first image features Newt leading a makeshift army as they advance on unseen enemies, while the second shows just Newt leveling a large rifle against another enemy. Production is still under way in New Orleans, so we'll keep you posted if more photos emerge as filming continues.
Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, The Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.Read More
Motion picture and television studio STX Entertainment has begun principal photography on the theatrical feature The Free State of Jones in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, it was announced by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STX Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. The epic action-drama is written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and stars Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, House of Cards).
Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Take a look at the first photo of Matthew McConaughey in action as Newt Knight in The Free State of Jones.Read More
Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in the adaptation Born to Run from Di Bonaventura Pictures, Outlaw Productions and LD Entertainment. The project is based on Christopher McDougall's 2009 best-selling book Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen, which has sold 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
The story centers on an award-winning journalist who teams up with an injury-plagued runner on a journey to the deadly Copper Canyons in Mexico, to learn how the Tarahumara Indians can run hundreds of miles without rest or sustaining injuries, a skill they used to chase down anything from deer to Olympic marathon runners. The journalist begins to learn the secrets of this tribe, as he prepares to take part in a 50-mile race through Tarahumara country against the tribe and a number of American runners, including an ultra-marathoner, a young surfer and another barefoot running prodigy.Read More
LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman and the current Critics' Choice and Golden Globe Award-nominated release The Boxtrolls, today announced production on their fourth collaboration, Kubo and the Two Strings. LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight and Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today. Mr. Knight, an Annie Award-winning animator, is making his directorial debut on Kubo and the Two Strings. The new movie, from an original screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman) is a sweeping, swashbuckling adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan.
It is being brought to life at LAIKA's Oregon studios via the company's innovative 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid technique. In addition to directing, Mr. Knight is producing Kubo and the Two Strings with Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman). The all-star voice cast includes Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron; Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro and Art Parkinson, who plays Rickon Stark on Game of Thrones and who is providing the voice for the title character of Kubo.Read More