Movie News: First Look at Jason Clarke in 'Everest;' David Fincher Returning to TV; Melissa McCarthy in First 'Tammy' Trailer

Movie News: First Look at Jason Clarke in 'Everest;' David Fincher Returning to TV; Melissa McCarthy in First 'Tammy' Trailer

Feb 13, 2014

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Everest: Jason Clarke will be climbing the world's highest mountain in the upcoming adventure film Everest. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns), the film chronicles a real-life 1996 expedition that turned disastrous. Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal also star; it's scheduled for release on February 27, 2015. [IAmRogue]

Utopia: After a successful foray into television as House of Cards producer (and director of two episodes) for Netflix, David Fincher is returning to the small screen. He will produce (and direct at least one episode) of Utopia, a proposed series for HBO based on a British TV show. Gillian Flynn, whose novel Gone Girl serves as the basis for the movie that Fincher is now directing, will write the thriller. [Deadline]

Academy Awards: The producers of the upcoming Academy Awards broadcast are busy lining up musical acts, first adding Idina Menzel (to sing "Let It Go" from Frozen) and now U2. The group will perform their composition "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, nominated as Best Original Song. The show will air on March 2. [AMPAS]

Tammy Trailer: Melissa McCarthy dances, puts on a paper bag, and tries to rob a fast-food joint in the first trailer for the comedy Tammy. McCarthy wrote the screenplay with her husband, Ben Falcone, who directed; she plays a desperate woman who goes on a road trip with her grandmother (Susan Sarandon). The movie will steal its way into theaters on July 2. [Warner Bros.]


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