Charlotte Riley, who is most famous for being Tom Hardy’s prettier half, is getting her big Hollywood break — the British actress will join Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s big-budget sci-fi actioner “All You Need is Kill”.
Set in the future, the film involves a green recruit (Cruise) fighting an alien invasion by space bugs, who finds himself stuck in an endless time loop on the same day that he dies on the battlefield. Fortunately for him, as soon as he dies he wakes up and must relive the same day, and through repetition, because a fearsome warrior.
Riley will play a soldier who fights alongside Cruise, though I suspect it’s a more important role than that. In the novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, from which the movie is adapted from, Cruise’s character has a pair of love interests. One could be played by Riley, while the other will definitely be played by Emily Blunt, a fierce fighter with a secret of her own. [Showblitz]
“G.I. Joe’s” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who can next be seen in the Sylvester Stallone actioner “Bullet to the Head”, has landed another cushy Hollywood gig — he’ll play co-bad guy Algrim the Strong (who later becomes Kurse) in Alan Taylor’s upcoming “Thor 2: The Dark World”.
Algrim the Strong is described as “the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he’s betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse, who is twice as a strong as Thor.”
Christopher Eccleston was previously cast as the backstabbing Malekith.
“Thor 2: The Dark World” returns Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the God of Thunder, with Natalie Portman as his mortal love Jane Foster, and Anthony Hopkins as his pop, Odin.
The film strikes theaters again November 8, 2013. [Variety]
Nothing fishy going on here: Ellen DeGeneres is in talks to return as Dory in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” sequel for Andrew Stanton, no doubt still smarting from the grand debacle that was his childhood fantasy come true, “John Carter”.
Comedian turn daytime talk show host DeGeneres played Dory, the fish with the short-term memory problem in the original, who aids clown fish Marlin in search of his missing son, the titular Nemo. I guess the little tyke is in need of “finding” again, probably.
“Finding Nemo 2” is currently scheduled for 2016, a long ways off, indeed, with Victoria Strouse writing the script and Stanton directing. [Heat Vision]