- The new The Monuments Men release date: February 7th.
- And Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been moved to January 17th.
- John Ridley (Twelve Years a Slave) is rewriting the new Ben-Hur movie.
- Miyavi and Jai Courtney have been cast in Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.
- Emma Watson and Stephen Chbosky are reuniting for an adaptation of Adena Halpern’s 29, called While We’re Young.
- Fox ran an unconventional ad for The Book Thief in the New York Times.
- Nicole Kidman will star in an adaptation of A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife.
Here’s a trailer for the other upcoming Frankenstein-inspired movie, based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein. It’s a sequel to the original Frankenstein story, set two hundred years later, and stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young. The movie will be in theaters on January 24th.
In this featurette from Summit Entertainment, author Veronica Roth and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Maggie Q, and Ashley Judd talk about the faction system that shapes the world of Divergent. The movie will be in theaters on March 21st.
The cast for the Divergent movie is growing: The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that Maggie Q will play Tori, Zoe Kravitz will play Christina, and Ansel Elgort will play Tris’s brother Caleb. We’ve had earlier reports of Kate Winslet joining the cast as well, and Tris, of course, will be played by Shailene Woodley. And now Deadline is reporting that Jai Courtney of Spartacus has joined the cast. The Deadline story does not mention who Courtney will be playing, but as I was typing that, The Hollywood Reporter published a story claiming that he will be Eric. Interesting!
Thoughts on any of this casting? The Divergent movie will be in theaters in just over a year, on March 21st, 2014!