Movie News: Keira Knightley Is the New Mrs. Jack Ryan; First Image of Stallone and Schwarzenegger in 'The Tomb'

Movie News: Keira Knightley Is the New Mrs. Jack Ryan; First Image of Stallone and Schwarzenegger in 'The Tomb'

Aug 13, 2012

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Keira Knightley: It looks like Keira Knightley will be playing Mrs. Jack Ryan in the upcoming prequel to the action-thriller series, which starts shooting next month. She’s in negotiations to play the role opposite Chris Pine for director Kenneth Branagh, who will also be playing the villain. Knightley has been busy in the world of independent film, such as the upcoming Anna Karenina; this will mark her first participation in a would-be-blockbuster since the last Pirates of the Caribbean film in 2007. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Night Moves: Indie auteur Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) is moving into thriller territory with Night Moves, and Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning want to come along for the ride. If negotiations are successful, the two young stars would join Peter Sarsgaard in the story of three eco-activists who plot to blow up a dam; Paul Dano had previously been slated to star. [Showblitz]

As It Happens: Actor-turned-writer/director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) has a notable new writing partner: Joan Didion. The National Book Award-winning essayist and novelist is collaborating with Field on As It Happens, described as a political thriller. Didion worked with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, on several notable screenplays (including Panic in Needle Park, A Star Is Born, and True Confessions), the last, Up Close and Personal, coming in 1996. Field is only committed to cowriting the project so far, not directing. [It's on the Grid via The Playlist]

The Tomb: Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two of the biggest action stars of the 1980s, have teamed up yet again! No, we’re not referring to The Expandables 2, which opens on Friday; we’re talking about The Tomb, in which the two men are desperate to escape from prison. The first image from the film reveals the stars in a contemplative mode. [Wall Street Journal via The Film Stage]

The Tomb

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