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With the upcoming X-Men: Age of Apocalypse film set to introduce younger versions of some of the original X-Men characters, speculation on the casting of Storm has been up in the air.
Back in 2011, the X-Men franchise managed to pull off something kind of incredible. After spending years of establishing actors like Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Rebecca Romijn as cinematic versions of Professor X, Magneto and Mystique, the series completely changed things up with the prequel X-Men: First Class. Now, three years later, the comic book movie franchise is ready to do a bit of recasting once again, although this time it will be with the characters like Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops.
Halle Berry has signed on to front Kidnap, a thriller that will follow the harrowing journey of a mother who will stop at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. No further plot details are being released at present, but it sounds to us like Kidnap might be Berry's Taken, or possibly her Ransom.
The future of the past X-Men stars was likely limited, so actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender can carry the torch. Even if Berry has, like, three scenes in Days, the emphasis isn’t going to fall on Storm or the heroes who helped launch this film franchise back in 2000.
Recently, Berry really got back into the game with The Call, a mid-level budget thriller that did better than expected at the box office, pulling in over $50 million on a $13 million dollar budget. If you haven’t caught the film, you’ll be able to very soon: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing The Call to Blu-ray and DVD on June 25.
We'd been warned already that Halle Berry wouldn't be a major part of X-Men: Days of Future Past, since being pregnant is a pretty good excuse not to be flying around doing stunts or using your superpowers. But Bryan Singer has placated Storm fans anyway, thanks to another photo from his Twitter account. Berry is back in leather and white hair on set, and she looks… I mean, she's Halle Berry, so naturally she looks fantastic
What's kind of funny about this is that Berry was actually one of the last original cast members to sign on for Days of Future Past, making it somewhat ironic that now they'll have to alter the part.
We've been hearings rumors for a while now, but it appears that all of the appropriate papers have been signed and initialed and it can be said officially: Halle Berry will be back as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
As X-Men: Days of Future Past rolls toward production (insert Professor X pun here) there remains some big question marks about the cast. Director Bryan Singer has already established that this is a reunion film, bringing back multiple actors from the original trilogy, but there are some key names missing.
The Academy confirmed today that previous Best Actress winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be presenting awards at the Oscars this year. The tweet didn’t say which Oscar these ladies would be handing out, or if they’d be handing them out separately, or as a group.
Director Bryan Singer has been very vocal about the actors he will be reuniting with on the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Thanks to the film's time travel plotline, having part of the story set in the distant future and others set in the 1970s with the First Class crew, the project has allowed Singer to bring back actors to reprise their roles from the original trilogy.
Beyond the promise of epic storytelling, on a grand scale, Cloud Atlas also boasts a remarkable cast, many of whom are called on to play various roles throughout the winding narrative. The film's website gave us an early taste of these transformations, and now the latest banners posit some of these characters in the lushly realized worlds they inhabit.
As you might guess by the fact that the massive cast includes a lot of actors not featured here, these images come from just two of the six intertwined stories, which take place over the course of a millennium and range from science-fiction adventures to the old-fashioned tale of an American merchant traveling the South Pacific
I decided to ask him about a few specific characters from the book that I thought he might be playing. Unfortunately I guessed wrong on a big one-- and I'll tell you after why it makes no sense the way they cast it-- but he did reveal one character Halle Berry will play, as well as a little more about the arduous makeup process the entire cast endured
Dark Tide offers some real-life romance and shark attacks all in one-- what more could you want from a movie? Check out the film's official synopsis and poster below, and make sure to schedule your next beach vacation for a while from now-- you might need that time to recover
For those of you who weren’t already sold by a bikini-clad Halle Berry featured prominently on the poster of her upcoming movie Dark Tide (or DARKTIDE according to the poster), perhaps this trailer will whet your appetite for shark shenanigans.
It’s Gold Circle’s second genre film after The Haunting in Georgia, a horror movie that has yet to be released which stars Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer and Katee Sackhoff. But Gold Circle isn’t limiting itself to that type of storytelling. They’re also producing a musical comedy titled Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick as a contestant in a Glee-inspired a capella singing competition
Some good news for those eagerly anticipating Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s award-winning novel Cloud Atlas. The production has picked up an additional $1.35 million in funding from the German Federal Film Board. Now, that sounds like a drop in the bucket. But it’s worth noting the addition of funds because the film’s budget primarily has been adjusted and slashed
With the cast firming up and shooting set to start in the fall it's time to get seriously interested in the project, the Wachowskis' first since Speed Racer and bound to be one of the more bizarre and ambitious we see in the coming years
Remember when they rewrote Tom Cruise’s role in Salt for Angelina Jolie? That movie turned out to be passable, but I was pretty red faced about it at the time. How can you just change pronouns alter a few scenes and plop in a woman? It’s still hard for me to grasp. This casting switcharoo? Not so much.
Given her track record for participating in only the dullest and most by-the-numbers romantic comedies ever since breaking out in Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl has given us all yet another reason
The gospel singing legend Aretha Franklin is an obvious pick for the biopic treatment, and the singer herself has been working on putting one together at least since 2007
With the cash cow known as Sex and the City over with, one has to wonder where Sarah Jessica Parker's career goes from here. After all, her last major feature outside of the Michael Patrick King
This year's crop of nominees is especially out-there, given the weak Comedy/Musical category that allowed Burlesque to sneak in, an apparent Hollywood Foreign Press love of The Tourist
Last we heard about the film Frankie & Alice, the film was being set up for a December release date in order to launch a major Oscar campaign that would hopefully land her her first Academy Award