Between Matt Damon’s announcement that he’s returning as Jason Bourne and word that Jared Leto could be the next big-screen Joker, was there any other movie news to emerge this weekend? Hell yes, and we’ve got it for you in today’s Movie Morsels! Enjoy a new clip with Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, an intriguing photo from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, news on Chris Pine’s next science-fiction thriller, and more!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Jennifer Lawrence shares the screen for the first time with another fan-favorite actress, when Katniss Everdeen meets Natalie Dormer’s Cressida — a rebel “resident director who was enlisted by Plutarch to create footage of Katniss ” — in a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, due in theaters on November 21st.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The latest tidbit of news on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to emerge from the film’s Chicago shoot is that the DC character Kahina may appear in the film, possibly in connection with Aquaman. Photos from the film’s set reveal a trailer door with the name emblazoned on it.
“In DC canon, Kahina is a member of The Others; a team who were tasked with hunting down Aquaman villain Black Manta. The character is a ‘seer’, and has visions of the future. Could this somehow relate to how Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) will be introduced in the movie?”
It’s not much. But we’ll obviously hear much more as production continues in the days ahead.
The Burning Dead
Hey, you know what’s cooler than Danny Trejo fighting zombies? Danny Trejo fighting zombies filled with molten hot lava. Mr. Machete stars alongside Tom Downey in The Burning Dead. Directed by Rene Perez, the movie was just picked up by Uncork’d Entertainment at this year’s American Film Market. “In the film, a sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona wrote and produced the film which also stars Moniqua Plante (Nashville), and Robert F. Lyons (Death Wish II, Murphy’s Law).
Z for Zachariah
Three of Hollywood’s hottest actors are teaming for a new science-fiction film from Compliance director and Homestar Runner co-creator Craig Zombel. The Wolf of Wall Street breakout star Margot Robbie will appear with Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and 12 Years a Slave‘s Chiwetel Ejiofor in Z for Zachariah. Due out next year and “adapted from Robert C. O’Brien’s post-apocalyptic 1974 novel, the thriller follows a small-town girl (Robbie) who lives alone on a farm in the only valley with breathable air in the wake of nuclear war. Her world is turned upside down when two strangers wander in from the forest.”
The first image from the film (pictured above) has just been released by Lotus Entertainment.
Remember Naomi Watts’ famous “audition” scene in David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr.? If that wasn’t weird (or uncomfortable) enough for you, you might want to check out a scene featuring another young actress pursuing a role in the hopes of making it big in Tinseltown. Only to discover quickly the dark side of show business. The following clip is from Starry Eyes, a new indie chiller starring Alexandra Essoe that’s getting a good bit of buzz. Dark Skies brings it to iTunes, VOD, and theaters on November 14th. Here’s the synopsis:
“Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.”
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