Opening in theaters on September 21st is the new horror-thirller House at the End of the Street from director Mark Tonderai (Hush). The film stars an excellent cast of actors that includes Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Academy Award-nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Max Thieriot (Jumper), and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to speak with director Mark Tonderai, as well as actor Max Thieriot about their work on House at the End of the Street. The director discussed the new film, its intricate plot, and casting Jennifer Lawrence, while Thieriot talked about his role, collaborating with Tonderai, and acting opposite two former Oscar-nominees.
Just a few days ago, Lionsgate announced yet another excellent actor was officially on board The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and now the studio has declared that production on the sequel is underway. To really get fans in a lather, there's also a competition that will allow somebody to eventually make their way to the set.
Short version: Jeffrey Wright has joined the already expansive cast of next year's sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
With the much-anticipated film's nationwide release less than a month away, Relativity Media has released a new official clip and a featurette from House at the End of Street, an original thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Allie MacDonald, Krista Bridges, and Nolan Gerard Funk.
While we've been hearing casting announcements for characters large and small on next year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, official word on the biggest new player has not been forthcoming. Well that changed today, as Lionsgate has announces that Sam Claflin is all set to play Finnick Odair in the sequel.
After playing an instrumental part in the decade-plus glut of superhero movies as the director of X-Men and X2, Bryan Singer then spent some time away from the franchise, only to return as producer of last year's prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class, the best entry since his departure. Singer's staying aboard to produce the sequel scheduled for summer 2014, and he's confirmed that the film is titled X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Another week, another update on the casting of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Since the biggest characters were all cast last year, we're nowhere near the pandemonium that accompanied The Hunger Games casting, but it's still a relatively big deal as the second adaptation in the franchise based on Suzanne Collins' novel trilogy fills out new supporting roles. Today, the latest thespian to official join the sequel cast is the one and only Amanda Plummer, who will be playing Wiress.
We've known for quite some time that the final novel in Suzanne Collins' Panem trilogy would be split into two separate movies wrapping up The Hunger Games. It worked for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it's pretty much guaranteed to work for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, so Lionsgate is taking the opportunity to make extra truckloads of money with Mockingjay parts 1 and 2. We've known that since before The Hunger Games reached theaters, but now Lionsgate has set release dates for both halves of the novel, so we know just when Mockingjay will wrap things up.
Just short of a month ago, word emerged that Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence were all kinds of keen on Oscar-winner and Awesometwon resident Philip Seymour Hoffman to play a crucial supporting role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Since the casting of the first film involved so many false leads and wild speculation, the ensuing month of silence led many to assume that the busy actor wasn't down for a trip to the dystopia of Panem. Not so, as it seems Hoffman is now committed to the role of Plutarch Heavensebee.
Everybody remembers the three-ring circus that was casting on The Hunger Games. Just because the central roles like Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are taken care of doesn't mean that the sequel, officially titled The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, can't at least provide an echo of the deafening cacophony that accompanied every bit of news, rumor, and speculation on the first film. For example, after numerous breathless reports of shortlists and alleged candidates, Jena Malone has been offered a crucial supporting role in Catching Fire.