Movie News: Actresses Testing for Lead in 'Star Wars' Spin-off; Watch Salma Hayek in First, Action-Packed 'Everly' Trailer

Movie News: Actresses Testing for Lead in 'Star Wars' Spin-off; Watch Salma Hayek in First, Action-Packed 'Everly' Trailer

Jan 21, 2015

Orphan Black / Side Effects

Star Wars: Reportedly, Rooney Mara (Side Effects, above right) and Tatiana Maslany (TV's Orphan Black, above left) are among a handful of actresses testing for the lead role in the first Star Wars stand-alone movie, to be directed by Gareth Edwards. Academy Award-nominated Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is also under consideration for the starring role. The movie is due out on December 16, 2016. [Heat Vision]

 

Fables

Fables: Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) is writing a new draft of a screenplay for a proposed movie version of Fables, a long-running comic book series created by Bill Willingham. The series revolves around fairy-tale characters living in secret in New York City. A big-screen adaptation has been in development for several years; Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) is on board to direct. [io9]

 

The Prince

Extraction: The always-busy Bruce Willis has lined up a starring role in another action movie. Set to begin filming next month, Extraction revolves around a former CIA operative who is kidnapped by terrorists and must be rescued by his son, a current CIA operative. Steven C. Miller (The Aggression Scale) will direct. [Deadline]

 

Everly

Everly Trailer: The first official trailer for Everly is packed with explosive action. The film generated great buzz when it debuted at Fantastic Fest last fall; Salma Hayek stars as "a mobster's ex-girlfriend/sex slave who must shoot, punch, kick, scratch and crawl her way through an avalanche of bad guys in order to survive once it's discovered she's slipping information to a police detective." The movie crashes into theaters on February 27. [MovieClips]

 

 

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