Movie News: Tattoo-Covered 'Ender's Game' Image; a Zombie Movie Comes Back to Life; 'Before Midnght' Clip

Movie News: Tattoo-Covered 'Ender's Game' Image; a Zombie Movie Comes Back to Life; 'Before Midnght' Clip

May 02, 2013

Ender's Game

photo credit: Richard Foreman, Jr

Ender's Game: Ben Kingsley plays the villainous Mandarin in this week's Iron Man 3, but he gets to be a war hero in the sci-fi thriller Ender's Game, which is due out on November 1. His character, Mazer Rackham, is half-Maori, which explains the tattoo that covers his face. Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Viola Davis (The Help) and Harrison Ford also star. []

Jane Got a Gun: Who wants to be the bad guy in the new Natalie Portman Western? Citing unexpected scheduling conflicts, Bradley Cooper has now dropped out, following Jude Law and Michael Fassbender out the door for Jane Got a Gun, which also lost director Lynne Ramsay shortly before production began. Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) is now directing; the villain role is not scheduled for shooting until June, so there's a little time left, in case you want to audition. [Deadline]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) is the latest actress attached to star in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, based on the spoofy horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. She follows in the footsteps of Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Wasikowski, who have all been considered seriously at one point or another. Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) is now signed up to direct. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Before Midnight Clip: In their third film together over a period of nearly 20 years for director Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy play characters whose attraction to one another is undeniable. A new clip for Before Midnight teases at the charming, romantic chemistry -- and history -- they share. The movie opens on May 24. [Collider]

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