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Who Will Replace Tom Hardy In 'Suicide Squad'?

1/24/2015 5:25pm EST
Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal Eyed For 'Suicide Squad' Role
Australian actor Joel Edgerton and "The Walking Dead" star Jon Bernthal are being considered to replace Tom Hardy in "Suicide Squad."

Hardy dropped out of the project earlier this month, and Jake Gyllenhaal also quit talks to take on the role of Rick Flag.

Warner Bros. executives are now considering Edgerton and Bernthal as possible replacements, according to

The film is being directed by David Ayer, who worked with Bernthal on WWII movie "Fury." Other stars include Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. "True Blood" star Joe Manganiel...

Joel Edgerton To Replace Michael Fassbender In 'Jane Got A Gun'

3/12/2013 2:20pm EDT
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Australian actor Joel Edgerton has stepped up to replace Michael Fassbender in new Western Jane Got A Gun.

Fassbender had been due to star opposite Natalie Portman in the upcoming movie, but he has now left the project and been replaced by Edgerton.

The cast change comes just weeks before the film is reportedly due to start shooting in New Mexico in April.

British actor Jude Law has also signed up to play the villain of the piece, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project tells the story of a woman forced to defend her farm after her outlaw husband is seriously injured in a s...

Protesters Disrupt Filming On Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden Movie

3/2/2012 6:36pm EST
Kathryn Bigelow
Production on director Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie in northern India was disrupted by protests on Friday after Hindu locals became angry that their city had been transformed to portray sworn enemy Pakistan.

The Hurt Locker filmmaker has been forced to shoot the new project, about the hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, in India after being denied permission to film in neighboring Pakistan, where the terrorist mastermind was shot and killed by U.S. troops last year.

Crewmembers were subsequently forced to use Chandigarh to mirror the Pakistani city of Lahore, but the transformation...

The Pentagon Investigating Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden Film

1/6/2012 3:37pm EST
Kathryn Bigelow
U.S. officials have launched an investigation into reports suggesting Oscar-winning moviemaker Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriter partner Mark Boal received classified information while they were researching their new Osama Bin Laden film.

Hours after Warrior star Joel Edgerton was confirmed as the new film's leading man, America's deputy inspector general for intelligence and special program assessments, Patricia A. Brannin, revealed an investigation was underway following concerns raised last year by New York politician Pete King.

King raised the issue in August after reading an art...

'Warrior' Star Joel Edgerton Lands Killer Bin Laden Role

1/6/2012 8:17am EST
Joel Edgerton
Warrior actor Joel Edgerton is to play the hero who helped kill Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's new all-action war film.

The filmmaker and screenwriter Mark Boal were putting the finishing touches to their script about the search for the terrorist when Bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals last year.

Bigelow and Boal chose to revamp the script and include the scenes of the shoot-out that led to the death of the man behind the 9/11 atrocities in 2001. And now they have their star.

Edgerton has been attached to the project for months ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Warrior'

12/20/2011 12:22pm EST
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You’re fighting the baddest boys that mixed martial arts has to offer and in the end you then come face to face with...your own brother? Such is the dilemma of the two tough guys of the new film "Warrior," out Dec. 20 on Blu-ray/DVD, Video On-Demand and Digital Download from Lionsgate. Heroes, heart and head injuries – the bell rings below!

Title: "Warrior"

Grade: 4

Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte

Director: Gavin O’Conner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 140 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: A fantastic mix of action and a...

Q&A: Meet Disney XD's 'Mr. Young' Star, Brendan Meyer

12/12/2011 2:20pm EST
Brendan Meyer Mr. Young
Disney XD’s Mr. Young is a show about a child prodigy who returns to school to teach kids his own age. I recently had a chance to talk to Brendan Meyer, the star of Mr. Young. Here’s what went down.

Q: The lead in a TV show is an opportunity most actors spend an entire career waiting for; what has it been like for you to achieve this at such a young age?

Brendan Meyer: It has been a real thrill to achieve a success like this. I did a lot of work in Film/TV in 2006-2008, but in the year before Mr. Young I didn't work a lot. So, I was really able to appreciate what I got with this role. A...

Director Steven Soderbergh Quits 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

11/19/2011 1:00pm EST
Steven Soderbergh
Plans for a movie adaptation of cult 1960s spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." have been thrown into doubt - director Steven Soderbergh has quit the project just days after Bradley Cooper dropped out of the lead role.

George Clooney had initially been touted to portray Robert Vaughn's iconic spy character Napoleon Solo in a proposed film version of the TV show, and when he dropped out, Cooper was slated to take his place.

The Hangover star walked away from the job this week - and now Soderbergh has followed him out the door.

According to movie blog The Playlist, the filmmaker quit after...

Bradley Cooper Drops Out Of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

11/14/2011 2:24pm EST
Bradley Cooper
Director Steven Soderbergh is back on the hunt for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. after Bradley Cooper quit talks to become his leading man in the movie.

George Clooney was initially touted to portray Robert Vaughn's iconic spy character Napoleon Solo in the movie adaptation of the cult 1960s TV series, and when he dropped out, Cooper was slated to take his place.

Nevertheless, The Hangover star has now walked away from the project too, leaving Soderbergh to search for a new leading man, according to

Warrior star Joel Edgerton will reportedly play Solo's sidekick Illya Kuryakin ...

Fall Movie Preview: October 2011

10/5/2011 11:00am EDT
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The Ides of March

This weekend has an interesting match-up for the box office: George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” a sure Oscar contender, vs. “Real Steel,” a robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. In “Ides,” Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, stars as a promising presidential candidate whose young, idealistic aid (Ryan Gosling) sees the dark underbelly of what political campaigns are really about. Expect amazing performances from the entire cast which also includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maris Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Real Steel

So why ...

'Warrior' Stars Tom Hardy And Joel Edgerton Talk Their MMA Movie, 'Dark Knight Rises' & 'Great Gatsby'

9/8/2011 3:00pm EDT
Warrior - Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton
This weekend’s MMA fight film Warrior has been generating a lot of buzz. The massively popular sport is still looking for a movie to represent it the way Rocky did for boxing. Perhaps this story of two estranged brothers competing in the same tournament will be the one.

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play brothers Tommy and Brendan respectively. Tommy is the returning war veteran, an animal in the ring. Brendan is fighting to make ends meet for his family. The pair remained together as they promoted the film, bantering about their fight experience.

Q: You’re two Brits playing Pittsburgh boys...

Review: 'Warrior' A Wimper, Not A Roar

9/7/2011 1:00pm EDT
So a previously violent and drunken wrestling coach, a soldier with undiagnosed PTSD, and a high school science teacher walk into a MMA tournament. I'll let you write the punchline. But if you're watching the 2011 testosterone-o-rama “Warrior” the joke's on you.

We open with Tom Hardy (of “Inception” fame) juggling a variety of not-particularly-well-explained-to-the-audience demons, the most distracting of which appears to be irritable switching accent syndrome. We know he's troubled because he's wearing a dark hoodie and drinking from a can inside of a paper bag.

He happens to be jugglin...

Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

8/29/2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

September 2

Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...

Two Brothers Square Off In Mixed Martial Arts Film 'Warrior' (Watch Trailer)

8/17/2011 1:00pm EDT
Two estranged brothers and mixed martial arts fighters confront the forces that tore their family apart as they prepare to do battle in the ring in "Warrior."

Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) is an ex-Marine from Pittsburgh who's never quite shaken his troubled past. Upon learning that the purse in an upcoming MMA tournament is the largest in the league's history, Tommy recruits his father (Nick Nolte), a former coach and recovering alcoholic, to whip him into shape in time for the competition.

Meanwhile, as Tommy steadily ascends the ranks by defeating one powerful opponent after anothe...

Carey Mulligan 'Terrified' About Her 'Gatsby' Role

7/25/2011 12:44pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has become a nervous wreck while waiting to shoot The Great Gatsby - because director Baz Luhrmann is taking several months to cast her co-stars.

The Brit saw off competition from the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively to win the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.

She was the Aussie moviemaker's first official casting for the new project, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher subsequently coming on-board over a period of several months.

However, Mulligan admits...

Chris Hemsworth Offered Huntsman Role In 'Snow White'

5/10/2011 1:18pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth
Thor star Chris Hemsworth looks set to swap superheroes for fairytales with a role opposite Kristen Stewart in the upcoming Snow White movie.

The Twilight actress has already signed up to play the title role in the retelling of the classic story in Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Charlize Theron, who will portray the Evil Queen.

British actor Sam Claflin was unveiled as the project's Prince Charming last week - but the film has so far been left without the huntsman.

Viggo Mortensen was originally slated to take on the role, but after he dropped out, stars including Hugh Jackman...