Movie News: Harrison Ford Sells 'Ender's Game' (Photo); Zac Efron Turns 'Narc;' 'Byzantium' Trailer

Movie News: Harrison Ford Sells 'Ender's Game' (Photo); Zac Efron Turns 'Narc;' 'Byzantium' Trailer

May 22, 2013

Ender's Game

Ender's Game: Anyone who has read the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card knows that the commander of the battle school attended by the young hero (Asa Butterfield) is important, but only a supporting player. In Hollywood, however, when you hire Harrison Ford as the commander, you better believe he will be the star. That's reflected in a new promotional image for Ender's Game, which will be heading to theaters on November 1. [Coming Soon]

Narc: Though Zac Efron has worked hard to leave behind his family-friendly image as a past star of Disney TV shows, his latest role takes full advantage of his all-American looks. In Narc he'll play a star college student who is arrested on a drug charge and then becomes an informant for the police. It's based on a true story and has been pitched as a "college Donnie Brasco," referring to the 1997 movie starring Johnny Depp as an FBI agent who goes undercover in the Mafia. [Deadline]

Travis McGee: Leonardo DiCaprio is serving as one of the producers of Travis McGee, based on The Deep Blue Good-by, the first of a series of novels by the late, great John D. MacDonald that featured a socially conscious "salvage consultant" who lives on a house boat in Florida. Boston novelist Dennis Lehane, whose work has served as the basis for Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, has been hired to write the screenplay. The movie is envisioned as a star vehicle and possible franchise for DiCaprio. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Byzantium Trailer: Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Host) stars in Byzantium as a teen girl who has secrets. But we think it's OK to tell you that she's a vampire, because the new trailer for the film makes that abundantly clear. Neil Jordan (Interview with a Vampire) directs; the movie is due out on June 28. [The Film Stage]

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