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Rachel McAdams To Star In A Most Wanted Man

The adaptation of the John le Carre novel will be directed by Anton Corbijn. Rachel McAdams has signed on to join Phillip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man, director Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the 2008 novel by John le Carre. FilmNation is handling worldwide sales for the film at the Cannes Film Festival. Andrew Bovell adapted the screenplay, which takes place in present-day Hamburg, Germany, where a mysterious, near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Hoffman will play chief of a covert German spy unit who works to solve the mystery of the man's identity. McAdams will play a woman who becomes involved in the international intrigue. Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood are producing via their Potboiler Productions banner. Also producing are Stephen and Simon Cornwell of Ink Factory and Malte Grunert of Amusement Park Fil

Cameron Diaz Joins Colin Firth For Gambit

Cameron Diaz is attached to star opposite Colin Firth in the Joel and Ethan Coen -scripted Gambit , a remake of the 1966 British caper starring Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine . Gambit is one of the first projects financed by Crime Scene Pictures , launched in May by writer/director/producer Adam Ripp and agent-turned-producer Rob Paris. Glen Basner’s FilmNation will launch Gambit to foreign buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. FilmNation and Crime Scene announced Diaz’s casting on Tuesday. Firth, a frontrunner for the Oscar for his performance in The King’s Speech, was previously attached to Gambit. Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) is directing the remake. Mike Lobbell is producing alongside Ripp and Paris. Hoffman begins shooting in London in May. Storyline revolves around a London art curator (Firth) who plots an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. As part of the ruse, he recruits a Texas steer roper (Di

Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson To Play A Sexy Alien Scarlett Johansson as the perfect woman? A perfect alien woman? That is what FilmNation is selling at AFM, launching Under the Skin , a sci-fi drama from Sexy Beast writer-director Jonathan Glazer. “Johansson plays an alien on earth, disguised as the perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman. She scours remote highways and desolate scenery looking to use her greatest weapon to snare human prey -- her voracious sexuality.” But, wait, there’s more. “She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind. Taking her point of view throughout, the film presents a unique look at our world through alien eyes.” Glazer co-wrote the script with Walter Campbell and is eying a production late spring 2011. In a statement, FilmNation CEO Glen Basner said, “We’re so very excited to be

Another Vampire Film Coming To The Big Screen

Another Vampire Film Coming To The Big Screen Another vampire film is head to a screen near you, this time it comes from FilmNation based on Christopher Pike's bestselling series The Last Vampire. Their heroine, 5000 year-old vampire Sita, has never aged past her teens, allowing her to embark on a passionate love affair with a high school student, all while battling demons, personal and otherwise. FilmNation's Aaron Ryder points out that The Last Vampire series long predates Stephenie Meyer's books on the bestseller lists. “We could not pass up the opportunity to bring to life one of the best characters of young adult fiction. We see this as the original teen vampire series that started the craze today.” Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire