Entertainment News: The Week in Recap 5/16/14

By May 16, 2014


Tom Hardy will be starring in the Megan Ellison-produced, Kathryn Bigelow-directed adaptation of post-9/11 ‘The True American’.

Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to star in Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance’s upcoming adaptation of ‘The Light Between Oceans’.

Not balked enough by the failure of Transcendence by a first time director, Paramount and Skydance have handed the reins to Star Trek 3 over to another first time director: Roberto Orci.

Channing Tatum has signed with Fox to play Gambit in the next X-Men film, as well as a possible standalone.

Terry Gilliam has approached John Hurt to star in the once again revived production of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn has sought out a horror script called The Bringing and has designs on directing it.

Dave Bautista and UFC champion Georges St. Pierre will be starring with stuntman Alain Moussi in the remake of 1989’s Kickboxer.

Nymphomaniac’s Lars von Trier is currently writing a Detroit-set horror film for The Salvation’s Kristian Levring to direct.

Anthony Mackie has joined the cast of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Seth Rogen-starring, Christmas-set film by 50/50’s Jonathan Levine.

Noomi Rapace is gearing up to join Will Smith in the upcoming Julius Onah-directed thriller Brilliance.

Ridley Scott is in talks to replace Drew Goddard on the Matt Damon-starring The Martian.

The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius will be directing Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd in the destiny-centered, Demetri Martin-penned comedy, Will.

Rachel McAdams and Lupita Nyongo are in talks, alongside Forest Whitaker, to join the Kurt Sutter-penned, Jake Gyllenhaal-starring and Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing film Southpaw.

Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss is set to star in Bryan Bertino’s upcoming horror film There Are Monsters.

The feature adaptation of Spike’s Blue Mountain State has been Kickstarter-ed and will soon commence filming with Super Trooper’s Jay Chandrasekhar directing.

Nicolas Cage will be starring in the supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost, which is set to be directed by Baader Meinhof Complex’s Uli Edel.

Edgar Ramirez has been cast in place of the recently vacated Gerard Butler in the upcoming Point Break remake.

Trick ‘r Treat’s Michael Dougherty will be writing and directing a “twisted horror comedy” centered around the Krampus mythos, Krampus.

Alcon has dropped a press release asking kindly that Harrison Ford should totally star as his original Replicant in the planned Blade Runner sequel.

Taken is getting another spoof treatment, this time courtesy of The Starving Games’ Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, called Who the F#@k Took My Daughter?.

Television and Streaming


Brad Pitt is reportedly in talks to star in the second season of HBO’s True Detective.

With the clear highlights (for me anyway) being the cancellation of Community and the renewal of Hannibal at NBC, our own Desi Jedeikin compiled a simple list to sort through all your confusion regarding this season’s various additions and drops in the network TV landscape.

Casey Affleck has been cast as Lewis Meriwether Lewis in HBO’s six hour miniseries Lewis and Clark.

Comedy Central has given the green light to The Minority Report, which will replace The Colbert Report, and will be hosted by The Dail Show’s Larry Wilmore.

30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski has joined the cast of Tina Fey’s new Ellie Kemper-starring NBC sitcom, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

TBS has renewed Conan’s contract to last through 2018.

CBS has passed on the How I Met Your Dad pilot.

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