Screen Talk: Ryan Guzman is Stepping Up for the occasion
Friday 20 September 2013
The dance card for the fifth film in the Step Up franchise is filling fast. Ryan Guzman (pictured) and Briana Evigan are signed to Step Up 5, directed by Trish Sie from a script written by John Swetnam. Shooting in Vancouver and Las Vegas, previous Step Up alumni returning to dance include Adam Sevani and Misha Gabriel.
Rowling fills the post-Potter hole
How will Warner Brothers replace the box-office income of Harry Potter? By striking a deal with JK Rowling to write original scripts based on a Hogwarts' textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by fictional author Newt Scamander. The studio also promises a video game and a theme park attraction.
Fox's heroic life makes it to film
A movie about Terry Fox, the Canadian amputee whose 1980s cross-country marathon was interrupted by a return bout of cancer and eventual death, is coming to the big screen. It is to be a non-profit biopic from Los Angeles-based producer Kelly Slattery of Therapy Content and has the support of Fox's family.
Castro's girl gets her own movie
The story of Aline Fernández, the daughter of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, is soon to be filmed. Sarah Siegel-Magness will direct Castro's Daughter, with production scheduled to begin in March. The screenplay, by Bobby Moresco and Nilo Cruz, tells how Fernández fled Cuba in disguise after clashing with her father.
Lady Sybil stars in a horror show
Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey, has landed the female lead role opposite Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in the 20th Century Fox-backed Frankenstein. The adaptation retells the story from the perspective of Igor, Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant.
Big-name cast for US thriller
Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson and Mehmet Kurtulus have signed up to star alongside Samuel L Jackson in Big Game. Written and directed by Finland's Jalmari Helander, it stars Jackson as a US President, alongside Onni Tommila as his unexpected 13-year-old sidekick, who team up to escape a terrorist plot.
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
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