The American actress, who turns 20 next year, will star in a coming-of-age movie from Gerardo Naranjo, the Mexican filmmaker behind the 2011 film "Miss Bala." Fanning, who starred opposite Sean Penn at age eight in "I Am Sam" in 2001, has been cast as a roadie traveling across America with a punk band. The project will mark Gerard Naranjo’s return behind the camera since directing the pilot for "The Bridge," the series headlined by Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir. Dakota Fanning is currently on the set of "Franny," in which she plays a young newlywed dealing with a rich and lonely 60-something who decides to ingratiate himself into her life.
The young British actress has landed the title role in the forthcoming film from Todd Field, the acclaimed director behind "Little Children" (2006). Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films have announced that 24-year-old Imogen Poots will portray Dee Moray, a young American actress, in this adaptation of the bestselling Jess Walter novel. For the time being, Poots is the only confirmed cast member for "Beautiful Ruins," which opens in the early 1960s, when director Joseph L. Mankiewicz was filming "Cleopatra" in Rome.
The Spanish actor is being courted by the producers of "Pan," a Peter Pan origin story to be directed by Joe Wright ("Atonement"). According to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. Pictures are eyeing Javier Bardem to play the pirate Blackbeard, the main antagonist in the forthcoming adventure movie. "Pan" will be loosely based on the writings of J.M. Barrie, published during the early 20th century. Bardem, aged 44, can be seen in theaters now in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," a crime thriller featuring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Bardem's wife Penelope Cruz.
Marvel's sequel focusing on the Nordic deity ranked first at the international box office for the third consecutive weekend, taking in revenues of $90.95 million during the weekend ending November 17, according to Rentrak. The space drama headlined by Sandra Bullock took in $24.78 million in global revenues over the weekend ending November 17, for a total of $514.86 million worldwide in revenues since its release.
By Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Superhero sequel "Thor: The Dark World" hammered out another victory in its second weekend at U.S. and Canadian box offices, overcoming a strong performance from Christmas-themed romantic comedy "The Best Man Holiday." "Thor," from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, hauled in $38.4 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. "Best Man Holiday" earned $30.6 million to take the No. 2 spot. Senior-citizen, buddy comedy "Last Vegas" finished third with $8.9 million. ...