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Jean-Marc Vallée To Helm Wild with Reese Witherspoon

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Director Jean-Marc Vallée reportedly has signed on to helm the upcoming big screen adaptation of the novel “Wild,” according to Deadline. The project has already gained Reese Witherspoon to star in the film based on Cheryl Strayed bestselling memoir of the same name. Oscar-nominated writer Nick Hornby will provide the adapted screenplay. Continue reading

Reese Witherspoon to Star in Nick Hornby’s Wild

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Fox Searchlight Pictures has officially acquired the worldwide rights to Oscar-nominated writer Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s NY Times #1 best-seller “Wild.” The news was announced by Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley. The film is set to star Reese Witherspoon and will be produced by Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea with River Road Entertainment’s Oscar nominated Bill Pohlad.  Continue reading

Josh Brolin Joins Inherent Vice

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The already star-studded cast of Inherent Vice adds another big name by way of Josh Brolin in an undisclosed role. Paul Thomas Anderson’s big screen adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel currently features big names such as Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and, likely, Sean Penn. Continue reading

The Engagements Eyed By Reese Witherspoon To Produce

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Fox 2000 recently announced their plans to adapt the forthcoming novel, “The Engagements,” written by J. Courtney Sullivan. The novel is set for release on June 11th but it appeares that Reese Witherspoon is already eyeing to produce the big screen adaptation.

The official description of the novel is as follows:

Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years—forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love—the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding—beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings—and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own.

As these lives and marriages unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.

Witherspoon will reportedly produce alongside Bruna Papandrea.

True Blood Star Stephen Moyer Joins Devil’s Knot

Stephen Moyer, most known for his role on HBO’s “True Blood” and being married to the adorable Anna Panquin, has announced that he has joined the cast of upcoming film Devil’s Knot. 

Devil’s Knot comes from director Atom Egoyan and already has an all star cast including Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Other cast members include Alessandro Nivola, Kris Polaha, Collette Wolfe, Justin Castor and Kevin Durand.

The film will appear as a narrative take on the highly controversial and well known case of the West Memphis Three.

The famous case surrounded Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin. The three were believed to be those responsible for the murder of three eight-year-old boys in 1993. All three were recently released from prison this year after spending two decades behind bars. The upcoming film will show the trial and conviction.

The film is based on the book, “Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three” by Mara Leveritt.

Witherspoon is set to play Pam Hobbs, the mother of one of the original victims, Firth will play as Ron Lax, a private investigator on the case. Moyer will be portraying prosecutor John Fogelman.

There is no word on when the film is set to be released.

Colin Firth Tied to The Devil’s Knot

 

Colin Firth has joined the cast of the theatrical adaptation of The Devil’s Knot, Deadline reports. Firth will star opposite to Reese Witherspoon in this narrative take on the West Memphis Three; A real life crime story about the savage murders of three eight year old children in 1993, the investigation that proceeded it and the subsequent trials. Continue reading