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Cho Joins Universal Comedy

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s John Cho and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) has joined The Identity Thief, a Universal comedy.

The Identity Thief is the story of a family man (Jason Bateman) who “gets a life-lesson in stepping up when his identity is stolen by a mess of a woman (Melissa McCarthy).”

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Yelchin The Photographer

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Recently, Anton Yelchin was asked by Bullett Magazine to submit a photo essay inspired by youth and the results of that essay reveal what interests the actor about people and their growth from youth to adulthood.

There are some self-portraits in the collection, but Yelchin’s photos do not show the glamorous life that an actor might lead in Hollywood.

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Pegg in A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The first trailer for Simon Pegg‘s latest project, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, has been released.

In A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Pegg plays Jack, “a children’s author-turned-crime-novelist whose deep research into gruesome Victorian era murders has made him an insomniac, fearful mess who finds himself on the run from an actual serial killer.”

A Fantastic Fear of Everything opens in the UK on June 8th. There is no word yet on the US release date.

People Like Us Trailer Debuts

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A new trailer for People Like Us, in which Chris Pine stars as a “twenty-something fast-talking salesman,” is now online.

People Like Us (formerly Welcome to People) is the story “of a struggling twenty-something man (Pine) who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew existed, and her troubled twelve-year-old son. Determined to keep the money to solve his own problems, he’s nonetheless fascinated by his unknown kin and makes contact with the two without revealing who he really is.”

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Saldana in Swindle

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana will be joining Megan Fox (Transformers) in a new Paramount “action-heist” film, Swindle.

The pairing of Saldana and Fox came out of the desire of the two actresses to work together in a film.

Developed by Michael De Luca (Moneyball), Swindle was written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, and will be produced by De Luca, Saldana and Fox.

The storyline for Swindle is being kept secret for now.

Pegg To Guest Star On TNT Drama?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Star Trek XI’s Simon Pegg may guest star in the pilot of a new TNT drama.

The new drama, L.A. Noir, is a period drama about a cop working in “an era of rampant police corruption,” and would center on the 1940s-1950s “epic battle” between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neil McDonough) and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen.

If Pegg signs on for L.A. Noir, he would join Jon Bernthal (Walking Dead), McDonough and Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), who have already signed on for the project.

L.A. Noir will be written and directed by Frank Darabont (Walking Dead), who will also executive produce the series along with Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Elliot Webb (TallTime Tales).

Hemsworth As Hunt In Rush

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The first pictures from Rush have emerged showing Star Trek XI‘s Chris Hemsworth as racing legend James Hunt.

Rush is the story of a rivalry between James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) for Formula One circuit dominance in the 1970s.

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Saldana In Talks For Drama

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Zoë Saldana is in early talks for a role on Scott Cooper‘s Out of the Furnace.

Out of the Furnace is the story of an ex-con who “must choose between his newfound freedom and avenging the death of his younger brother.” Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) has already signed up for the project.

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Quinto To Return To American Horror

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto will be returning for the second season of American Horror Story.

Quinto will not be returning as Chad Warwick though, but as a totally new character.

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Abrams Deal Extended

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Paramount Pictures has extended its “first-look” deal with Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams.

Abrams’ deal with Paramount began in 2006 and resulted in movies such as Mission: Impossible III, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Cloverfield, Star Trek XI, Morning Glory, Super 8 and the forthcoming Star Trek 2.

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Pine Sued By Former Agency

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Chris Pine‘s former talent agency, SDB Partners, has filed a suit against the actor after being dropped via email in November.

SDB Partners took a chance on Pine back in 2002 when “nobody was willing to touch [him],” and helped the actor to land various roles including that of James T. Kirk on Star Trek XI.

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Another Abrams Pilot Sells

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 

Just days after the news that The CW picked up Shelter, a pilot produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, comes the news that another Abrams pilot has been picked up by another network.

This time, the network is NBC and the pilot is Revolution, a dramatic thriller, to be written by Abrams, Bryan Burk and Eric Kripke (Supernatural).

In Revolution, a “group of characters” is “struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.”

 

New Abrams/Burk Pilot Sold

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

A pilot produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk is one of three ordered by the The CW.

The pilots include the Abrams/Burk Shelter pilot, The Selection and Joey Dakota.

Shelter is “set in a historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.

Shelter, a Bad Robot Productions project, is written by Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) and executive produced by Schwahn, Abrams and Burk.

Nimoy To Visit Trek Set

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Leonard Nimoy has been offered what most Star Trek fans would love to be given, an invitation to visit the Star Trek 2 set.

“I’ve been invited to visit the set of the new Star Trek film,” said Nimoy via his Twitter feed. “Hope to do that next week.”

Quinto As Chad Again?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If Zachary Quinto had his way, he would be returning to the second season of American Horror Story.

Quinto played Chad Warwick, the gay former owner of a spooky mansion, in four episodes of the first season of the new series.
In American Horror Story, the Harmon family (Dylan McDermott as Ben and Connie Britton as Vivien) moves from Boston to Los Angeles after a miscarriage and affair rock their family. But the mansion into which they move is anything but healing.

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