Movie News: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script Done; 'Wolf' Star Will Be Jane in 'Tarzan;' Intense Trailer for 'Blue Ruin'

Movie News: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script Done; 'Wolf' Star Will Be Jane in 'Tarzan;' Intense Trailer for 'Blue Ruin'

Jan 20, 2014

Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode VII: Writer-director J.J. Abrams confirmed that the script for Star Wars: Episode VII is done, and that he has spoken with Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) about a role, among others. He also indicated that he planned to shoot the movie on film, rather than digitally or on IMAX. As to all the rumors that have been circulating, he described them as "sweet." Preproduction is underway on the movie, due in theaters in December 2015. [The Wrap]

Tarzan: Margot Robie, who is featured prominently in the Academy Award-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, is in talks to play Jane in a new big-screen version of Tarzan. She would join Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson in the project, which will be directed by David Yates. The Australian actress has also been set to star in Z for Zachariah, a postapocalyptic drama about a young woman who survives a nuclear war; Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also star in the latter. [The Wrap/Deadline]

John Belushi Biopic: Last fall, we heard Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor) would star as the late John Belushi in an upcoming biopic, and now Hirsch himself says that Miles Teller will be playing Dan Aykroyd in the movie. Rising star Teller got good notices for last year's Sundance hit The Spectacular Now and this year's Sundance hit Whiplash, but his agents say he will "take a beat" before committing to the role that has been offered. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Blue Ruin Trailer: The new trailer for indie thriller Blue Ruin is pitch-perfect, conveying an atmosphere of dread without giving any too many plot points. Mason Blair stars as a man who is hurtling inevitably toward a collision that is bound to be painful, both for himself and possibly members of his family. The movie will open in select theaters and On Demand on April 25. [RadiusTWC]




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