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Hollywood and the world are mourning the loss of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker. The actor was killed in a car accident this past Saturday at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon in Valencia, California. TMZ was first to break the news, just days after an internet hoax had claimed the star was killed in a crash. Walker was a passenger in the car with his friend and financial advisor Roger Rodas. The two had just left a charity event held in support of Walker's organization Reach Out Worldwide. The 2005 Porsche Carrerra GT, drivent by Rodas apparently slammed into a light pole and a tree before bursting into flames. The accident happened near the shop Always Evolving Performance Motors which Rodas owns and people still at the event reportedly heard the crash, grabbed fire extinguishers and ran down to the accident site trying to put out the fire but the two were trapped inside. It is still early in the investigation, but speed was a factor according to the Los Angeles County Sherrif's office.
Because of the condition of the bodies, which were badly burned, dental records will be used to positively identify the victims, said Los Angeles County coroner's investigator Dana Bee. CNN has stated, "The car, which sold for $450,000 when new, is a notoriously difficult vehicle to handle, even for professional drivers, according to Autoweek magazine. A top driver called it "scary," the magazine reported Sunday. It is powered by a V-10, 610-hp engine."
Walker's blue eyes first caught everyone's eyes back in the 1998 film Pleasantville, but really hit the map in the 1999 films Varsity Blues and She's All That. He is of course best known for his role in The Fast in the Furious franchise. The 40 year old was in the middle of filming Fast 7. It is not yet known what will happen with the film.
Reps took to Walker's official Facebook page and Twitter to confirm the sad news saying " It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
The world did not just lose a beautiful man and a great actor, but a humanitarian who did so much to help those in need and make the world a better place. He is survived by his 15 year old daughter Meadow. One Source Talent would like to send our deepest condolences to Paul and Roger's family, our thoughts our with them during this awful time. Paul will live on in our hearts and in the legacy of his films and his charity work. R.I.P. Paul.
Matthew McConaughey is starring in the upcoming film Dallas Buyers Club
The film is about an imperfect man who fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof's story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more. A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.
His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron's lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron's entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a "buyers club," where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron's pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.
The film is being directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. He directed the Emily Blunt film The Young Victoria. On the eve of her 18th birthday and succession to the English throne, young Princess Victoria (Emily Blunt) is caught in a royal power struggle. But it is her blossoming love affair with Albert (Rupert Friend) that will determine the strength of her reign. Can she dedicate her life to her country and her heart to the one man she truly loves? The Young Victoria exposes the passion and romance behind one of history's greatest love stories.
The film is reportedly being made for 5 million dollars. The film is currently set to be released on November 1st.
There has been much speculation and guesses over the last year of who will play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit book 50 Shades of Grey.
Well, the wait is over, casting calls are taking place, and the choice is a surprising one! Thoughts of Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine were just some of the guesses going around. Well, now some of the cast has been revealed and it looks like Charlie Hunnam will play the role in Sam Taylor-Johnson's big screen adaptation of the book. The British actor plays Jackson "Jax" Teller on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy. The actor also appeared in the shows Queer as Folk, Young Americans and Undeclared. He appeared in the feature films Abandon, Nicholas Nickleby, The Nicole Kidman and Jude Law hit Cold Mountain and most recently Hunnam starred in the film Pacific Rim. The film is when legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
The romance Novel 50 Shades of Grey was written by British author E. L. James. The book is about when literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too-but on his own terms.Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success-his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family-Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Cast as the female lead is Anastasia Steele. You may remember her from the films The Five Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street and The Social Network. The film is currently set to be released in August of 2014.
We're really excited to announce that the much anticipated Super-man Batman movie is being shot right in here Michigan, One Source Talent's very own corporate state.
The movie, starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavil as Superman has been approved for $35 million in incentives and has an anticipated in-state spending of over $130 million, which is even higher than the anticipated in-state spending of "Oz The Great and Powerful", which was filmed in Pontiac, Michigan in 2011.
Man of Steel and Batman are set to start filming in the first three months of 2014. This is really exciting for us Michiganders because not only is it going to be a great, and much needed boost to our local economy, but also an amazing opportunity for local actors and models living in Michigan.
The filming of the movie is expected to inject millions of dollars into Michigan's economy, with an expected $5 million being spent on local hotels during the shooting of the film, hiring over 400 Michigan workers to help on set, and also using over 500 Michigan vendors during the shoot. In addition, the two Warner Bros. films could raise Michigan's status as a potential filming loaction for many more blockbuster films.
As for local Michigan actors, this is an absolutely great opportunity because it has already been announced that thousands of movie extras and background actors are going to be needed on set. Maybe this is your chance to rub elbow's with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavil?
Stay tuned for more information about the filming of the Super-man Batman movie.
That's right, Effron will hit the screen with some big hitters.
From producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and writer/director Peter Landesman, Parkland is the true story behind a tragic day in history you thought you knew, but didn't, and couldn't, until now...50 years later. Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered. Written and Directed by Peter Landesman, the ensemble cast includes Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Paul Giamatti. The film is produced by Playtone Partners' Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Bill Paxton and Exclusive Media's Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson. Park land is based on the book Four Days In November, by Vincent Bugliosi.
"Four Days in November is an extraordinarily exciting, precise, and definitive narrative of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald. It is drawn from Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a huge and historic account of the event and all the conspiracy theories it spawned, by Vincent Bugliosi, famed prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Helter Skelter. For general readers, the carefully documented account presented in Four Days is utterly persuasive: Oswald did it and he acted alone."
This looks like such an interesting film and one that will most likely gain a lot of attention. The new trailer for the film has just been released. We can't wait to check it out!
The film is set to hit theaters on November 4th.
A seemingly usual choice for Batman has been made. Following in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale is now Ben Affleck. The actor has been chosen to play the new Batman. Warner Bros has announced that the 41 year old actor and director will in fact star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight. The film will be bringing Batman and Superman together.
The studio said the Oscar winner will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will be reprising his role of Superman from the film Man of Steel. The movie will also feature "Man of Steel" stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
Snyder, who will direct the sequel written by "Man of Steel" screenwriter David S. Goyer, said in a statement that Affleck will provide an "interesting counter-balance" to Cavill's Clark Kent."(Ben Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.I can't wait to work with him." Synder said.
The film is set to be titled Batman vs. Superman, which of course is still subject to change. In 1989 Michael Keaton took on the role in the films Batman and Batman Returns in 1992. In 1995 The Doors star Val Kilmer was the masked man in the 1995 film Batman Forever. In 1997 Hollywood's most notorious bachelor landed the role in the 1997 film Batman & Robin. Christian Bale took the role over from George Clooney in 2005 in the film Batman Begins. In 2008 he reprised his role in The Dark Knight where of course Heath Ledger gave a performance of a lifetime as The Joker. In 2012 the last of the trilogy was released where Bale gave his last performance as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises.
Affleck is a surprising choice for the role. This isn't the first time the actor has played a super hero. The Argo director starred as Matt Murdock in Daredevil with his now wife Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. The film didn't receive the greatest reviews but it did go on to gross 179 million dollars worldwide. It will be interesting to see the actor's take on Batman. One thing is for certain, he has some big shoes to fill.
Batman vs Superman is already in pre-production. The film is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
Joaquin Phoenix is back! This time he will star in the film Her.
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature-and the risks-of intimacy in the modern world.
The films cast included Scarlett Johannson, Amy Adams, Oliva Wilde ad Rooney Mara.
It's been a ride for Phoenix. From his younger days in the movie Parenthood (yes that was him if you can remember) to having roles in 8mm and his role in Commodus in Gladiator and in the Mel Gibson film Signs. He is definitely one of the most talented actors of our time. He shined in Hotel Rwanda dna Ladder 49, but nothing captured us all as his unforgettable portrayal of Johnny Cash in the film Walk the Line. The film won Reese Witherspoon (who played June Carter Cash) the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a leading role. Phoenix was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He didn't take home the award, but he should have! He was honored with a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -Comedy or Musical. Witherspoon also won for that same category for Actress and the film took home Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical. Things were looking up for the actor. He immediately co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the film We Own the Night and then went on to co-star in the film Reservation Road with Jennifer Connely and Mark Ruffalo. He appeared in the film Two Lovers after that, and then things got a bit weird. You may remember all of the stunts he pulled, claiming he was leaving acting to pursue a rap career. It of course was later revealed that he did it for a documentary style film that brother-in-law Casey Affleck was directing called I'm Still Here. The actor took a four year break before coming back last year in the film The Master. It looks like he picked the right time and the right film to come back, because the actor was just nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in the film along with Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman snagging nominations as well!
Her is set to hit theaters next month on November 20th!
Favorite Hollywood bachelor George Clooney is making the film The Monuments Men.
The film is based off of the book The Monuments Men by author Robert M. Edsel. The Monuments Men were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered for service in the newly created Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section, or MFAA. Most had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, architects, and archivists. Their job description was simple: to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat.
These men not only had the vision to understand the grave threat to the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of civilization, but then joined the front lines to do something about it. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt and the support of General Eisenhower, but no vehicles, gasoline, typewriters, or authority.
In a race against time to save the world's greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics, each man gathered scraps and hints to construct his own treasure map using records recovered from bombed cathedrals and museums, the secret notes and journals of Rose Valland, a French museum employee who secretly tracked Nazi plunder through the rail yards of Paris, and even a tip from a dentist during a root canal.These unlikely heroes, mostly middle-aged family men, walked away from successful careers into the epicenter of the war, risking-and some losing-their lives. Like other members of the Greatest Generation, they embodied the courageous spirit that enabled the best of humanity to defeat the worst.
The action-thriller is written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, but based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Clooney and Heslov also produce the film through their Smokehouse Productions. It is their first production since winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for their work on Argo.
The film will follow this story- An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
This is a star filled cast and we're guessing they will probably be pulling in some award nominations. The cast includes Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and John Goodman.
It is scheduled for domestic release on December 18, 2013. This definitely looks like it's going to be a good one!
Well here's one we didn't really see coming. Sylvester Stallone let it all out on Twitter that Bruce Willis was not going to be in Expendables 3 for being "greedy and lazy". He first tweeted "Willis Out.. Harrison Ford In!!! Great News!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!" Before tweeting "Greedy and Lazy....A sure formula for Career failure" Ouch! He didn't have to say who exactly he was referring to but we all know it was implied that he was talking about Willis. It is being reported that a representative for the actor confirmed that the tweet referred to Willis.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "A source with knowledge of the situation says the fallout was over a specific money demand. Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," this source close to the production says. "A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no." Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.The insider adds, "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford - a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film." Willis' reps at CAA declined to comment."
The first film, The Expendables was released in 2010. THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge-one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers. The film had a budget of 80 million dollars and went on to gross over 274 million worldwide.
In the second film The Expendables 2 The team accepts a mission from Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to retrieve an item from a safe from an airplane that was shot down in Albania. Lead by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), the team includes former SAS soldier and blades specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), martial artist Yin Yang (Jet Li), weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture), and sniper Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), the group's newest member is Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth).When a member of their gang is Kidnapped and killed, his comrades vow to avenge him. Although the odds are stacked against them, the band of mercenaries rip through opposing forces, wreaking havoc in the already hostile territory. They're also faced with the task of shutting down a deadly threat with enough power to shift the balance of the world's power forever. This film went on to gross 271 million worldwide. Looks likely the third film will match or break this.
The Expendables 3 is set to be released next August. The budget is slated at more than 90 million dollars! In addition to Stallone and Ford, the cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and Wesley Snipes.
Ben Stiller stars and directs in the upcoming film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".
The film is a mystical dramedy, which draws off the same James Thurber New Yorker story as the 1947 Danny Kaye classic.
The James Thurber story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" tells the story of the aging Walter Mitty on a trip into town with his overbearing wife, Mrs. Mitty. Walter is inept at many things; he is an absent-minded driver, he can't handle simple mechanical tasks, and he forgets things easily. What makes Walter exceptional is his imagination.
While Walter goes through a day of ordinary tasks and errands, he escapes into a series of romantic fantasies, each spurred on by some mundane reality. As he drives his car, he imagines he is commanding "a Navy hydroplane" through a terrible storm . When he rides past a hospital, he imagines he is a world-famous surgeon saving a VIP's life. When he hears a newsboy shouting about a trial, he imagines he is a crack shot being interrogated in the courtroom. As he waits for his wife to finish at the hairdresser's, Walter sees pictures of German plane and imagines he is a British pilot willing to sacrifice his life for his country. Lastly, as Mitty waits outside against a wall for his wife to buy something in a drugstore, he fantasizes that he is a bold and brave man about to be shot by a firing squad. The story ends with the inscrutable Walter Mitty awaiting this romantic death.
The film also stars Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig, Sean Pean, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt. In this film, magazine proofreader who gets through life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with action, adventures and romance. However, when his job and that of a co-worker (played by Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Mitty takes action in the real world and ends up on a global adventure, the synopsis teases, that's "more extraordinary than anything he could ever have imagined".
This is not the first film Stiller has directed. In 1994 he directed the cult classic Reality Bites. In 1996 he directed the Jim Carrey classic Cable Guy. In 2001 he directed and starred in the film Zoolander. In 2008 he directed and starred in the film Tropic Thunder. Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award in the film for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Stiller also wrote the screenplays for both Tropic Thunder and Zoolander. If that weren't enough, the actor has been a producer on 47 projects including The Big Year, Blades of Glory, Starsky and Hutch and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
The 20th Century Fox film is set for a big Christmas Day release!
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