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Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Cast in the Superman/Batman Film

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The upcoming Man of Steel sequel, tentatively referred to as Batman Vs. Superman, has officially cast the roles of Lex Luthor and Alfred with Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons respectively. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Zach Snyder, the film’s director said,

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

He also commented on the casting of Alfred saying,

“As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also reunites Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Batman vs. Superman is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016.

Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg to Headline The End of the Tour

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According to a recent report from The Wrap, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have been added to headline the film,  The End of the Tour. Segel will star as the late David Foster Wallace with Eisenberg playing Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky. Lipsky is both the author and central character of the film’s source material, “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.”

The memoir was published about a year and a half after the author’s death. In the book, Lipsky puts together a travelogue composed of interviews he conducted with DFW in 1996 during the final week of the book tour for the novelist’s epic tome.

The project will reportedly be more of a biopic, making this one of Segel’s more dramatic roles to date. This will be in stark contrast to the only other film adaptation of  a DFW book to date: John Krasinski’s stylish approach to the 1999 short story anthology, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

Jason Ponsoldt is directing the project. The screenplay was adapted for film by Donald Margulies. Production is said to begin in February or March of 2014 with Anonymous Content’s Matt DeRoss and David Kanter and Modern Man Films’ James Dahl producing.

Mia Wasikowska to See Double

 

Mia Wasikowska of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland fame will star opposite Jesse Eisenberg the award-winning star of The Social Network in The Double, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

This film is being directed by Richard Ayoade; from TV comedy shows The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh. Ayoade who wrote the script with Avi Korine, draws this story from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same name. While the Russian novelist is not known for his humor, and more for being one of the greatest and most influential Russian writers of the 19th century; having written the popular classic Crime and Punishment; the film adaptation is being billed as a comedy.
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