Chris Hemsworth Heads to 'The Heart of the Sea'
Also, Ray Liotta takes a role in 'Muppets 2,' and January Jones' 'Days of Future Past' are uncertain.
First, Ron Howard announced that he was in talks to adapt Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. Now, the director is reportedly circling another novel to turn into a movie: The Heart of the Sea. Howard could start shooting Sea as early as this fall for Warner Bros., re-teaming the director with Chris Hemsworth, the star of Howard's upcoming Formula-One racing drama, Rush. Sea, set in the 19th Century, tells the story of sailors lost at sea after being attacked by a sperm whale. And yes, this tale went on to inspire the classic Moby Dick. [Vulture]
Chloe Grace Moretz, who recently wrapped work on the remake of Stephen King's Carrie, is attached to star next in an adaptation of YA novel If I Stay.
Twilight's Dakota Fanning was previously attached to star in the film, which tells the story of Mia, a 17-year-old cellist destined for big things, until a terrible car accident puts her in a coma. The story unfolds from Mia's "out of body experience" while still in the coma. Nashville's RJ Cutler will direct, marking his feature film debut. [Variety]
The Muppets sequel keeps collecting quite the cast. First Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, now Ray Liotta. The Goodfellas star has officially signed on to play an undisclosed role in the film, which starts shooting this month. This is not Liotta's first run-in with the Muppets; he previously played a dim security guard in Muppets From Space. The Muppets sequel, rumored to be titled The Muppets...Again, is set for release on March 21, 2014. [Variety]
It was recently announced that January Jones will return for Mad Men's sixth season, but will she reprise her role as the villainous Emma Frost for the X-Men: First Class sequel? “I don’t know that I’m in it, I don’t think Emma’s in this one," Jones told Collider.com on Thursday. While Jones has yet to hear from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer regarding her character's return, she does remain slightly optimistic. "I wouldn’t put it past them though. I got the script for the first one on the airplane on the way there." [Collider]
Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis is now available. The story centers on the titular folk singer/songwriter, played by Oscar Isaac, who struggles to find his way in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s.
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