The American actor will join Ben Foster and Chris O'Dowd on the set of this Stephen Frears feature, according to Thewrap.com. Lee Pace, introduced to US audiences through his role on "Pushing Daisies," has joined the cast of this still untitled feature, produced by Working Title and StudioCanal. The actor's role in the Lance Armstrong biopic has not been revealed. Stephen Frears is already filming the feature, which will follow the career of the American cycling champion.
After showing his vocal prowess in "Les Misérables," the Australian actor may join the cast of another film adaptation of a Broadway musical, titled "The Drowsy Chaperone." Hugh Jackman, who recently appeared in the drama "Prisoners," plans to continue his eclectic career through a role in a musical comedy. Australian actor Geoffrey Rush was reported to be attached to the film in late August.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's dramatic biblical saga. The new trailer, in just over two minutes, provides the first extended look at "Noah," which promises to be one of the most riveting and surprising films of next spring. Russell Crowe is seen in the role of the biblical hero, while Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone complete the cast of this film, based primarily on the comic book authored by Aronofsky himself. "Noah" will be released in the US and Canada on March 28, 2014.
"Star Wars VII" just got a little more real for fans, after a photo was released showing the famous robot R2D2 alongside the movie's producer and director. J.J. Abrams's production company Bad Robot (@bad_robot) tweeted the photo, which shows R2D2 in the center of the frame, surrounded by "Star Wars VII" director J.J. Abrams (left) and producer Kathleen Kennedy (right). While the photo isn't exactly thrilling, the caption -- "Hi from the workshop!" -- shows that preparations for shooting are under way. This seventh episode in the "Star Wars" series will be set directly after "Return of the Jedi" in the chronology of the saga.
An aspiring Canadian actress accused of stalking Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin was convicted on Thursday and sentenced to 210 days in jail. Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Genevieve Sabourin, 41, guilty of stalking and harassment of Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Sabourin was held in contempt on Wednesday after outbursts during the trial at New York Criminal Court in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. During emotional testimony on Tuesday, Baldwin, 55, wiped away a tear as he told the court how the Montreal actress had unexpectedly arrived at his house on his engagement day, ruining the occasion.
By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comcast Corp plans to start selling movies for download and streaming through the cable operator's set-top boxes and its Xfinity TV website, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The effort will offer a new path for Hollywood studios to generate revenue from films after they leave theaters. For Comcast subscribers, it provides a way to purchase movies they can watch anytime on through a TV, computer or mobile devices. The new service could start by the end of the year with a range of new releases, older movies and some TV shows from several Hollywood studios, one of the people said.
Comcast Corp plans to start selling movies for download and streaming through the cable operator's set-top boxes and its Xfinity TV website, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The effort, which would offer a new path for Hollywood studios to generate revenue from films after they leave theaters, could start by the end of the year, the sources said. The initial offering will include a range of titles from several Hollywood studios that include new releases, older movies and some TV shows, one of the sources said. A Comcast spokeswoman declined to comment.