Movie News: Ridley Scott's Biblical 'Exodus' Casting; Vin Diesel Explains Marvel Meeting; New 'Carrie' Trailer

Movie News: Ridley Scott's Biblical 'Exodus' Casting; Vin Diesel Explains Marvel Meeting; New 'Carrie' Trailer

Aug 28, 2013

Alien / Ender's Game

Exodus: With Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in place as Moses and the pharoah, respectively, Ridley Scott's forthcoming biblical epic Exodus is filling out its supporting cast with several notable names. Sigourney Weaver (who last teamed with Scott for the classic Alien), Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and John Turturro are all in talks for key roles; Weaver and Turturro would play the pharoah's parents, Kingsley a Hebrew scholar, and Paul would portray Joshua, aka Moses' successor. [Deadline]

Fading Gigolo / Breaking Bad

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vin Diesel dropped multiple hints in advance of the news that he was in talks to voice Groot, an alien tree, in Guardians of the Galaxy. Now he says that he originally met with Marvel to discuss a fresh property, one that would "come out in 2016 or 2017 and potentially launch the third phase" of Marvel films. He did not provide any more details about whether that was still a possibility, but did clarify that if negotiations are successful, he would also be doing motion-capture work for the character of Groot. [Heat Vision]

Carrie Trailer: If you've seen Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel, then the latest trailer for Kimberly Peirce's new version of Carrie won't hold too many surprises. But the remake seems to focus a bit more on the relationship between a troubled teenage girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her ultraconservative religious mother (Julianne Moore), before all bloody hell breaks loose. The movie is set to open on October 18. [Sony Pictures]

We Are What We Are Trailer: The first trailer for another horror remake takes a very subtle approach. Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are follows what happens to a tight-knit family after the mother dies tragically young, and certain, er, responsibilities are passed along to the oldest daughter. Look for the creepy, atmospheric movie in theaters on September 27. [IGN]

 

 

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