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Jennifer Lawrence Is Playing Zelda Fitzgerald in Ron Howard Biopic


According to a recent announcement, Jennifer Lawrence is set to play the lead, Zelda Fitzgerald, in an upcoming biopic currently titled Zelda.

Zelda is based on the Nancy Milford’s best-selling biography Zelda, which served as the inspiration for the screenplay which was written by Emma Frost. Zelda was the wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his indispensable muse and fiercest competitor. Desperate to define herself through her own art, the film explores the question: Can love exist between creative equals? Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Fitzgerald was dubbed by her husband as “the first American Flapper,” but her life descended into madness (she was diagnosed with schizophrenia).

The drama is being developed by Ron Howard who is rumored to also be directing. Allison Shearmur is producing the project with Brian Oliver. Lawrence and producing partner Justine Ciarrocchi also will serve as producers.

There is currently no release date or anticipated production schedule yet.

Trailer Released for “Mockingjay Part 1”


In the first trailer for the upcoming third film in The Hunger Games franchise, we return to District 12 only to find there is nothing left. In the trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 we see the fate of District 12 after the events of the last film.

Katniss also returns to the remains of her home which had been bombed as well. The trailer is set against Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the song that was written specifically for the movie.

The film picks up immediately after Catching Fire with Katniss surviving the Quarter Quell. She finds herself in District 13 after she literally shatters the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters on Nov. 21. Tickets for Mockingjay Part 1 go on sale Oct. 29. (There’s even a hashtag for it, #MockingjayTickets, in case your into that kind of thing.)

Watch the “Return to District 12” trailer below:

Watch The Second Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1


A brand new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has released. In the trailer, President Snow is back again in another PSA style trailer promising that Panem has never been more unified. Peeta is at his side once more.

The message from Panem reads:

#OnePanem CITIZENS: Never have we been more unified as a nation… The Capitol and the districts are bound together in solidarity, striving to forge a stronger future.
Join esteemed victors Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason in their support of President Snow’s Panem Address, “Unity,” brought to you by Capitol TV in stunning 4K.

However, is it really unity when surrounded by soldiers? Not to mention the appearance of District 13 who pirates the transmission and interrupts the broadcast? “This is a pirate transmission from District 13. The message: The Mockingjay lives.”

Part one sees Katniss in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The film stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonElizabeth BanksJulianne MooreJeffrey WrightDonald Sutherland, and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters on November 21. (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will release on November 20, 2015). 

Lionsgate Releases Amazing Catching Fire IMAX Poster


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has revealed a pretty amazing new IMAX one sheet poster that has intense detail while remaining eye-catching and gorgeous. You can see the poster above. The poster was inspired by the work of artist Kris Kuksi.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is almost here. The sequel film based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, Catching Fire, was produced and distributed by Lionsgate. Francis Lawrence is set to direct a screenplay from Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Willow Shields also reprising their roles.

The supporting cast for Catching Fire includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen,Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright.

After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss returns home to District 12 along with fellow winner Peeta Shortly after returning home, they must embark on a “Victory Tour” of the districts, leaving behind their close friends and family again. On the day of the Victory Tour, President Snow (Sutherland) threatens Katniss’ best friend and pretend cousin, Gale Hawthorne, outraged after she and Peeta broke the rules of the 74th Hunger Games that allowed them both to win. During the tour, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing in the districts, but the Capitol is still firmly in control as Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, known as a Quarter Quell, an event taken place every 25 years – a competition that could change Panem forever.

In this Hunger Games, the tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors, making all the other Games look like child’s play. As Peeta and Katniss end up in the arena again (as the only victors of District 12 with the exception of Haymitch), this time surrounded by experienced and vicious killers, President Snow is determined to eliminate them and destroy the rays of hope and the sparks of rebellions brewing up in the Districts. Now Katniss and Peeta must do whatever it takes to defeat their foes and come out on top once again and ignite the flames of rebellion in Panem.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled to be released in IMAX on November 22, 2013.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire Debuts Final Trailer


Lionsgate has debuted the final trailer for the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film will see the return of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Willow Shields also reprising their roles.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film picks up where The Hunger Games left off as Katniss and Peeta have returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

The new trailer debuted during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Fox. It contains very little dialogue but does feature President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, in voice-over, saying: “Miss Everdeen, you fought very hard in the arena. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?” The clip then cuts to him watching Katniss, played by JenniferLawrence, on a TV screen as she wields her bow and arrow in the Hunger Games arena.

The trailer also includes a glimpse at Katniss’ and Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) fiery costumes as well as some intense action inside the arena.

Francis Lawrence is set to direct a screenplay from Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters Nov. 22. Watch the final trailer below:

Destin Cretton To Helm The Glass Castle?


Lionsgate has been planning to adapt Jeanette Walls’ bestselling memoir “The Glass Castle” for about a year. The project seems to be finally moving forward as Variety is reporting that Destin Cretton is in talks to helm the big screen adaptation that will star Jennifer Lawrence. Continue reading

Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross Head to “East of Eden” and “Burial Rights”


Jennifer Lawrence, also known as your imaginary best friend, and her previous “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross, have signed on to the big screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel, “East of Eden.” Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer are developing the adaptation with plans for Lawrence to shoot following production on the two-film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

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Jennifer Lawrence Takes Lead Role In The Rules of Inheritance


Jennifer Lawrence, the BFF we all wish we had, has officially signed on to the lead role of the big screen adaptation of The Rules of Inheritance. The film is based on the recently published memoir of Claire Bidwell Smith. The story is a tragic real life account of some of life’s greatest hardships and one girl’s struggle to overcome them.  Continue reading

The First Trailer For NBC’s Hannibal Released


Bryan Fuller’s new series, “Hannibal” is set to premiere on NBC on April 4th and the network has finally debuted its first trailer for the show. The series is based on the characters and word presented in the novel series written by Thomas Harris, published in 1999.

“Hannibal” will also star Hugh Dancy and Lawrence Fishburne. The official plot description is as follows:

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this new drama from Bryan Fuller, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, we see where this incredible story began.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…

“Hannibal” will also feature appearances by Gillian Anderson and Lance Henriksen. It should be noted that “Hannibal” should not be confused the other pilot based on Clarice Starling that will be appearing on Lifetime.

You can see the trailer courtesy of EW below:

Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: Days of Future Past


Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past, recently discussed the new project and why it is his most ambitious one yet. One of the reasons it is so highly anticipated is that both casts of from the original X-Men films and the most recent X-Men: First Class will appear. Singer talked about X-Men: Days of Future Past in an interview with Empire.

When speaking about the sheer magnitude of the film and those involved, Singer mentioned how it was to work with both casts of the previous films as well as the ideas of time travel!

It’s epic. I don’t think people realize how big this movie’s going to be. We get to bring both casts together. We’ve cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick with them. That’s why Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible.”

In prospect of the combination cast, Singer addressed fans concerns that film will not adhere to the original source material.

It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it’s like any of these things; you have to distill it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie.”

One of the major worries about X-Men: Days of Future Past has to do with continuity. Fans wonder whether the film will acknowledge the events of the previous films due to continuity issues, but Singer assures that every film in the series will be taken into account as canon.

“I’m taking into account every movie – I’m not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together. I’m taking into account the entire universe as it’s been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so there’s some clean-up. But ultimately I’m not just ignoring them either.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on July 18, 2014. Confirmed cast members for the film include Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman.