Movie News: George Clooney's Next Leading Lady; Trailers for Idris Elba's 'Mandela' and All-Star 'Last Vegas'

Movie News: George Clooney's Next Leading Lady; Trailers for Idris Elba's 'Mandela' and All-Star 'Last Vegas'

Jul 19, 2013

Under the Dome

Tomorrowland: George Clooney has been set to star in Brad Bird's mysterious adventure Tomorrowland for some time, and now a leading lady has finally been found to star opposite him. Britt Robertson, currently seen on TV's Under the Dome, will play a high school student "who is launched on a journey to reclaim her future." Hugh Laurie also stars; the movie is set for release on December 12, 2014. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Nebraska: With a series of action blockbusters securing PG-13 ratings this summer despite their depictions of widespread death and destruction, it seems odd that the MPAA's ratings board would insist that Alexander Payne's small-scale movie Nebraska deserves an R (or "Restricted") rating. Yet the board upheld its rating for "some language," even after it was appealed by Paramount. The movie, which follows Bruce Dern and Will Forte as father and son on a road trip, is motoring its way to theaters on November 22. [The Wrap]

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Trailer: We've already seen a brief teaser that was suitably intriguing, but the first full trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom looks breathtaking in its scale and ambition. Based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, the movie stars Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) as the South African leader and Naomi Harris as his wife Winnie; look for it in theaters on November 29. [Yahoo! Movies]

Last Vegas Trailer: Put Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline together as four longtime friends assembling in Las Vegas for a bachelor party, and what do you get? Last Vegas is the title of the movie, which, come November 1, will be searching for audiences hungry for some easy laughs about old guys. Considering the talent involved, though, we're hoping for something more; the first full-length trailer gives a hint. [YouTube]

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