U.S. TV star Nick Eversman has been cast as Mick Jagger in the new James Brown biopic, which the Rolling Stones star is producing. The CSI: Miami, House and The Tomorrow People actor will portray the rocker as a much younger man in The Help director Tate Taylor's new film, titled Get On Up.
According to CinemaBlend.com, Eversman landed the role after moving like Jagger on his audition tape. The actor offered up a side-by-side comparison of his performance to archival footage of the Rolling Stones frontman.
He joins a cast that includes 42 star Chadwick Boseman as Brown, Dan Aykroyd and Taylor's The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
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Director Terry Gilliam told ComingSoon that his next movie after The Zero Theorem is going to be his long gestating, on-again-off-again adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. But as much as we want the movie to happen, we're not going to hold our breath while we wait.
Production originally began on Gilliam's Don Quixote in 2000, with Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort attached, and while the footage was used in the 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha, the actual film never came to fruition. Gilliam hopes that this time around he'll be able to actually complete the project.
"I'm going to try to do 'Don Quixote' again," Gilliam said in an interview with ComingSoon. "I think this is the seventh time. Lucky seven, maybe. We'll see if it happens. This is kind of my default position, going back to that. I actually just want to make it and get rid of it. Get it out of my life."
At this point in time (13 years later), we're just about ready to give Gilliam a standing ovation if the movie gets made at all, whether it is good or bad. The same goes for these six movies that have been in development hell for way too long:
AN ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT MOVIEWhat It Would Take to Actually Get This Made: The entire cast signing a contract saying that they'll actually do it, with a mandated deadline. Creator Mitch Hurwitz can say that "everybody seems really into it" all he wants, but it's hard work to bring a cast of their size together to work on something at the same time. Until there's some pen-on-paper action, we don't think we'll be seeing the banana-loving Bluth clan anytime soon. Oh, and we heard Tony Hale won't sign anything until he's promised unlimited juice.
GHOSTBUSTERS IIIWhat It Would Take to Actually Get This Made: Bill Murray realizing that there is no Ghostbusters without him. Dan Aykroyd has already said that Murray doesn't want to be involved, but we're still crossing our fingers. There's rumor that Emma Stone might be cast in the movie (if it's ever made), so maybe Stone can talk to Murray, Zombieland star to Zombieland star.
THE THIEF AND THE COBBLERWhat It Would Take to Actually Get This Made: Another 31 years. Would it be worth it to wait that long? Uh, yes. Especially since it's been called "the greatest animated film never made."
A WONDER WOMAN MOVIEWhat It Would Take to Actually Get This Made: Hollywood realizing that a female superhero can be a kickass lead in a movie. Come on, everyone! It's time already.
A DARK TOWER MOVIEWhat It Would Take to Actually Get This Made: The Arrested Development movie actually being completed. First thing's first, Ron Howard.
Actor Jim Belushi is urging producers behind an upcoming biopic about his brother John to reconsider casting Emile Hirsch as the tragic funnyman, insisting his son is better suited to portray his late uncle. Into the Wild star Hirsch was confirmed to lead the cast of Steve Conrad's new movie last month (Oct13), but John Belushi's own sibling is convinced his comedian son could do a better job than anyone else - because the young How I Met Your Mother actor resembles the Blues Brothers icon in both looks and humour.
Jim Belushi tells TMZ.com, "I think he (Hirsh) is a terrific actor but I think they should have got (sic) my son, Robert Belushi... My son is 33, same age as John when he passed, and he looks like him... He's a comic actor and he's really good. He would nail it..."
The biopic has the full backing of Belushi's widow Judy and his Blues Brothers and Saturday Night Live sidekick Dan Aykroyd, who is expected to be portrayed onscreen by TV actor Nelson Franklin.
John Belushi died in 1982.
There are few things in life more terrifying than the thought of being lost in space, but one of them just might be getting lost in IKEA. Anyone who has ever been to the furniture superstore knows that all it takes is one wrong turn before you're left wandering the aisles for hours, unsure of where you are, how you got there, or how to get out. But hey, at least you've picked up a futon and few bookshelves on the way, right?
YouTube user Daniel Hubbard took that terror and used it parody one of the biggest movies of the year, Gravity. Instead of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock getting detached from their space station after floating into an asteroid field, IKEA follows a young couple shopping for furniture for their apartment... before one of them wanders off and gets lost amongst the kitchen fixtures and bunk beds. Instead of a dwindling oxygen supply, Dan is tasked with finding Alex before the battery on her cell phone runs out, and they have to spend their whole Saturday wandering around the store looking for each other.
The video uses the music from the original Gravity trailer to help capture the wonder of first arriving, the panic of getting separated, and the importance of meatball breaks, while the two characters race around the store trying to find each other, but only succeeding in getting themselves even more lost. It even manages to nail the film's more emotional moments with Alex collapsed on the ground in the warehouse, begging that if she doesn't make it out of the store, Dan will still find every item on the list. Now those are some high stakes.
You can experience the terror for yourself by watching "Alfonso Cuaròn's IKEA."
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was reportedly hospitalised in Los Angeles on Wednesday (13Nov13) after injuring himself by punching a mirror for a scene in his new film Nightcrawler. The Brokeback Mountain star, who shed 20 pounds (nine kilograms) to portray a crime reporter in the movie, required stitches for a large gash on his hand.
A source tells People.com, "The scene was emotionally charged and his character was talking into a mirror and he got so into it, he banged his hands against the mirror and it broke and cut him. It was all the scene and not because he was mad about anything else."
However, the 32 year old refused to let the injury delay production for long and returned to work later on Wednesday.
Nightcrawler also features Bill Paxton and Rene Russo, who is married to the film's director, Dan Gilroy.
"I was so shocked last year when Matthew (Crawley) got killed in the car crash, I couldn’t believe it! I jumped out of bed and tried to call Julian Fellowes. You know, ‘What’s going on here?’ I was so stunned." New Downton Abbey star Shirley Maclaine was stunned when Dan Stevens' character in the period drama was killed off during the show's Christmas special last year (13).
Clint Eastwood's estranged wife went from making the news to reporting it on Monday (11Nov13) when she returned to her old job. Dina Eastwood co-anchored the news at her old California TV station KSBW in Monterey, where she presented the news between 1991 and 1996.
After sitting back behind her old desk with newsman Dan Green, she tweeted: "Sooooo happy to be back with my KSBW family. Your support is UNBELIEVABLE! Thanks!"
She will reportedly co-anchor the evening news show for the next two weeks.
Ironically, Dina first met Clint in 1992 when she interviewed him for a news piece.
She made headlines this summer (13) when she announced plans to split from her husband. Dina filed for divorce last month (Oct13).
Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has joined the cast of the new Night At The Museum movie. The Brit, who played Matthew Crawley on the period drama, will portray King Arthur's one-time sidekick Sir Lancelot in the third installment of Ben Stiller's hit film series.
Stiller and Robin Williams will return as security guard Larry Daley and Teddy Roosevelt, respectively, when the film starts shooting in February (14).
Cult indie rockers Tribes have split after four years together. The members of the London-based group made the announcement on their Facebook.com page on Thursday (07Nov13), thanking fans for their support.
They wrote, "We are sad to announce that we will no longer be writing and performing together as Tribes... We are proud of what we achieved together. You gave us the best four years of our lives so far."
The Tribes formed in 2009 and consisted of former Operahouse members Johnny Lloyd, Dan White and Jim Cratchley and White's childhood friend, Miguel Demelo.
The bandmates released two EPs in 2011, titled We Were Children and When My Day Comes, and their first full-length album, Baby, debuted in 2012, the same year they were named Best New Band at the NME Awards.
Their second record, Wish To Scream, came out earlier this year (13).
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has vowed to continue pushing forward with his online production company hitRECord as a tribute to his late brother. The Inception star was left devastated when his beloved sibling Dan died in 2010 at the age of 36 in a drug-related accident.
The pair launched the arty website together in 2005, and the actor is determined to keep developing the project in honour of Dan, as it helps him feel connected to his tragic brother.
Gordon-Levitt tells Britain's The Daily Telegraph, "hiRECord is very connected with my brother. So it's very dear to me... (Continuing it is) certainly what he would want... He and I were really trying to do something with it. For me it's a great way of feeling connected to him, by continuing to have the thing grow and evolve. It can be painful, but it's the good kind of pain. It's the healing kind."