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Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Adds Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer and John Slattery

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Marvel’s Ant-Man has added some of the best actors to the cast! Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, and John Slattery have joined the cast of the upcoming installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The superhero film features Paul Rudd in the titular role as the man who can shrink while increasing in strength. Michael Douglas will star opposite Rudd as Dr. Hank Pym with Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s daughter. Corey Stoll was recently announced as the villain of the film Yellowjacket.

Peyton Reed is directing Marvel’s Ant-Man. Principal photography has officially commenced. It will hit theaters on July 17, 2015. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe it will be followed by  Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28, 2017, as well as several untitled releases.

Judy Greer Cast in Jurassic World

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One of my favorite people in existance, Judy Greer, has been cast in the upcoming film, Jurassic World. The fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, most known for his work on another science fiction film, Safety Not Guaranteed. 

Greer is most known for her roles in comedy shows such as Kitty in “Arrested Development” and Cheryl/Carol in “Archer.” She has also recently been cast in a few other upcoming blockbusters,  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Tomorrowland.

Her role in Jurassic World has not been revealed. However, she will be starring alongside Christ Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, and BD Wong returning as Dr. Henry Wu. Vincent D’Onofrio will reportedly be playing the villain.

 Trevorrow is keeping the story tightly under wraps, and has been cagey about sharing even details of some principle characters. In a recent interview with IGN, he noted that Pratt’s character will have a scientific connection to the dinosaur experiments, and serves as a foil for Howard’s more buttoned-down type. 

More details about the plot and characters are likely to come out over the next few months while the project moves into production.

Carrie Adaptation Delayed Seven Months

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Sony Picture has announced that they have delayed the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Carrie. The film was originally supposed to be released on March 15th but has been pushed back seven months to October 18th.

There is no word on why the film has been pushed back so far, but given the horror movie setting that is Carrie, releasing near Halloween doesn’t seem like a bad idea for the studio. The project has been generating buzz over the last few months as posters and teasers have been steadily released online. Halloween seems like the ideal time of the year for the film to hit theaters.

Carrie stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore.

In a small town of Chamberlain, Maine, teenager Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), is a lonely and awkward high school girl who is constanly bullied by her peers led by the popular mean girl, Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday), at school and abused by the hands of her religious mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore) at home. After participanting in mean prank towards Carrie, Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets their action and tries to make amends with Carrie by asking her popular boyfriend, Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie starts to form a friendship with her gym teacher, Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer), who tries in vain to protect Carrie from Chris and her peers.

However, Chris, her boyfriend, Billy Nolan (Alex Russell), and their friends hatch a plan to humiliate Carrie at the prom. However, Carrie uses her telekinetic power for revenge.

The Kimberly Pierce directed adaptation is set to be more of direct remake of the original novel rather than a remake of the cult classic 1976 film.

Casting Update For Carrie Adaptation

With most of the major cast members already set for the upcoming adaptation of “Carrie” two more actresses have been added to the list. It was recently announced that Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of MGM and Screen Gems’ remake of Stephen King’s Carrie.

Doubleday will play antagonist Chris Hargensen the mean-spirited popular girl who torments Carrie and later comes up with the plan to further humiliate her at the prom. Greer will play the gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, the sympathetic gym teacher that aids Carrie in the gym locker room. In the famed cult classic 1976 adaptation by Brian DePalma, the role of Chris was played by Nancy Allen and the gym teacher was played by Betty Buckley.

Director, Kim Peirce, has described this incarnation as an adaptation of the novel rather than remake of the De Palma film.

Other cast members include: Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Carrie White, Julianne Moore will play Carrie’s religious mother, and Gabriella Wilde will play Sue Snell.

The official synopsis for King’s 1974 novel follows:

“The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.”

For those wishing to relive the 1976 horror film, or see it for the first time, here’s the trailer:

You can also see the trailer for 2002 remake below: