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Cine-Geek Nuggets: 24 Movie Not Dead, LIEV SCHREIBER Is LBJ, FAVREAU Is A WOLF OF WALLSTREET, Posters For FRANKENWEENIE, LIFE OF PI, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, And LAWLESS, Plus JAY BARUCHEL For ROBOCOP And More

KIEFER SUTHERLAND Says 24 Movie Will Shoot Next Summer

The 24 feature film is still happening and according to star Kiefer Sutherland, timing is everything and fans have no need to worry. The problem was that they, “didn’t have a script ready for that until the end of Touch.” At this point plans are to go into production after the second season of Touch wraps.


LIEV SCHREIBER Will Be Presidential In THE BUTLER
Lee Daniels has found his Lyndon B Johnson with Liev Schreiber. The film will also see Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsen as JFK, and a supporting cast which includes Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey as well as John Cusack, Alan Rickman, and Jane Fonda. The story follows Eugene Allen a servant in the White House who worked for eight different presidents and their families. 

JAY BARUCHEL May Join The Cast Of ROBOCOP
Close to finalizing a deal for a role in Robocop, Jay Baruchel is looking to play the head of marketing for Omnicorp, the company behind the cyborg policeman. Jose Padilha is directing the remake of the 1987 sci-fi action flick with Joel Kinnaman set to take the lead. The rest of the cast is made up of Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley.

JON FAVREAU Set To Star In THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Director Jon Favreau is returning to acting has been cast as a securities lawyer in the next project from Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street which already is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Some New Posters For LIFE OF PI, LAWLESS, And WUTHERING HEIGHTS
Today we have a few new one sheets for you which show a bit of some highly anticipated films. First there is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi based on the book of the name which follows a kid in a boat shipwrecked with some animals.  Then we have the big poster for Wuthering Heights, adapted from Emily Bronte‘s book and directed by Andrea Arnold. The film has gone international but has yet to hit American theaters. The film follows a poor boy rescued and taken in by a wealthy family, Then there’s Lawless, or in French, The Men Without Law. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Guy Pearce. The film is said to focus on guns, greed, and brotherly love. 

RIC ROMAN WAUGH Will Take On True Story of DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster happened in 2010, and Summit Entertainment has plans to dramatize the story with director Ric Roman Waugh who is in negotiations to direct the film with a script from Mathew Sand based on a New York Times article written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul. The incident was said to be the second largest U.S. environmental disaster. 11 died, 16 were injured and countless others were effected by the massive amount of oil in the gulf coast.

Three Names Added To Cast Of SOMEONE MARRY BARRY
Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr., and Lucy Punch are looking to star in the comedy Someone Marry Barry which was written and directed by Rob Pearlstein. The story follows three friends who are plotting a way to find a woman for their socially inept friend Barry. When he finds his female equivalent, the boys have to deal with two Barry’s. The cast already includes Hayes MacArthur, Thomas Middleditch, Frankie Shaw and Amanda Lund “The funniest, most outrageous characters are often relegated to the role of sidekick,” said Pearlstein. “We’re bringing those characters front and center and giving them their own love story. But the movie is also a love story between the friends, and at its heart, it’s about how friendship endures against all odds.”

FRANKENWEENIE Introduces Weird Girl and E-Gore With New Character Posters
Here’s the first real look at the characters Weird Girl and E-Gore from Frankenweenie. The stop-motion animated film comes from Tim Burton and follows a young scientist who brings his dog Sparky back from the dead after he was hit my a car. An ode to Boris Karloff‘s film from 1931 the film sees the two as they are nearly chased out of the city by an angry mob.

JOEY KING Will Be CHANNING TATUM’S daughter in WHITE HOUSE DOWN

Roland Emmerich‘s White House Down has added and while its already has names like Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, today has added Joey King as the daughter of Tatum’s Secret Service character.

DAVID MORSE, BRANDON ROUTH, And CORY MONTEITH Will Star In MCCANICK
In the action drama McCanick from screenwriter Daniel Noah, David Morse, Brandon Routh and Cory Monteith are all lined up to star in the Josh C. Waller directed film. Morse will play a narcotics detective who is caught up in a mess of paranoia and violence when a young criminal played by Monteith is released from prison. Routh is Morse’s partner who helps him find the person that “holds a secret to a truth from his past.”

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