An eclectic assortment of goodies awaits you in today’s Movie Morsels! We’ve got confirmation on Martin Scorsese’s next project with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Devil in the White City, the latest pic from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, a Jem and the Holograms featurette, a clip from Final Girl, a casting update on the Baywatch movie, and more!
Our cup runneth over! Yet another X-Men: Apocalypse photo has arrived, courtesy of Bryan Singer. You’ll recall that Singer’s last such photo teased the possibility of alien life being introduced to the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Now we’ve got a flash of Ben Hardy’s high-flying Angel in some sort of 1982 East Berlin “fight club.” Hmmm… X-Men: Apocalypse also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, and Lana Condor. It opens everywhere May 27, 2016.
Devil in the White City
Get ready to have yourself another Marty Party! Mr. Scorsese’s next film, an adaptation of Erik Larson’s bestseller, is officially moving forward with frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on two very different “architects” — Daniel H. Burnham, responsible for the design of the 1893 World’s Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who murdered his victims in his infamous “Murder Castle”.
Jem and the Holograms
The live-action adaption of ’80s animated TV musical favorite, Jem and the Holograms, hits theaters on October 23rd. But, if you’ve never seen the show, no worries. Here’s a primer courtesy of E! Online:
Director Jon M. Chu’s film features Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau, as well as Juliette Lewis.
Wondering what’s in store for former Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin when she headlines celebrity photographer Tyler Shields’ directorial debut Final Girl? Here’s a clip from the film, due out on limited release and video on demand starting August 14.
Zac Efron went from teen heartthrob to legitimate box office star in last year’s Neighbors. Now, it looks like Efron will partner with Dwayne Johnson for Seth Gordon’s long-planned Baywatch movie adaptation. Production is expected to begin in February.
The Today Show has debuted a first look at the upcoming dramedy Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper as a troubled chef– a role with which he’s had some experience (he played a similar character in 2005’s Kitchen Confidential). This time around, the Hangover star will appear opposite Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, Uma Thurman, and Emma Thompson for director John Wells.
The Hateful Eight
Last, but far from least: are you feeling hateful this morning? If not, we’ve got just the thing to turn your mood sour, in a sweet, sweet way. Our friends at the Weinstein Company have just released a new poster for Quentin Tarantino’s next film The Hateful Eight!
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern, the post-Civil War western, set in Wyoming, opens on Christmas Day in 70mm, and on January 8, in digital theaters.
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