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  • Monday, July 22, 2013 1:56 PM | Anonymous

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    With news that David Fincher has jumped ship from Disney's epic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo," US based entertainment websites are reporting that the remake has been docked for good.


    The Australian government has reached out to The Walt Disney Co. for clarification on the progress of the project, given that ex-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Minister for the Arts Tony Burke, promised the company almost $22 million as incentive to film in Australia. 


    According to IF, Disney told the Government that the project is still going ahead: “Disney has confirmed that the production is still in development with casting decisions still to be confirmed, the filming of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea will not commence production in Australia in 2013 however the film remains in active development for production next year.


    This is a developing story. Stay tuned... 


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    Abbie Cornish is in the running to star opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher's thriller "Gone Girl"


    Gillard Government commits funding to attract Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea to Australia

  • Monday, July 22, 2013 12:28 PM | Anonymous


    Variety is reporting that Abbie Cornish has submitted an audition tape to "Gone Girl" helmer David Fincher for the lead female role opposite Ben Affleck.


    The entertainment news website also cited sources who say Cornish is set to meet with Fincher in the next few weeks. 


    Cornish is up against other potential female leads Olivia Wilde, Julianne Hough and Rosamund Pike.  

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    "Gone Girl" is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's very popular New York Times Best Seller novel of the same name, which tells the page-turning story of Amy Dunne who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband, Nick Dunne (Affleck), is the prime suspect.  


    Flynn is also writing the screenplay. 


    Good luck, Abbie!

  • Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous


    BREAKING: Lionsgate has JUST debuted the first trailer for their upcoming action adventure sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire".


    Catching Fire stars Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson at Comic-Con.


    Hemsworth plays Gale and Francis Lawrence directs.

  • Friday, July 19, 2013 1:52 PM | Anonymous

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    Rose Byrne is set to return as Renai Lambert in Leigh Whannell and James Wan's terrifying sequel to 2010's Insidious, "Insidious: Chapter 2". 


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    The film is slated for a Friday 13th release in the USA (13 September 2013). No Oz release date has been set just yet. 


    Directed by Wan, and written by Wan and Whannell, Chapter 2 will see Byrne reunite with costars Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins to tell the rest of the story of the haunted Lambert family who seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.


    Here's the trailer. It's not for the faint of heart:

    If you can stomach it, here's a brand new clip with some more chilling events. 

    The first chapter of Insidious is available on Netflix. Watch it now and get ready for Insidious Chapter 2! 


    http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Insidious/70142542?locale=en-US


    James Wan and Leigh Whannell were awarded the 2006 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award for their success with the terrifying "Saw" franchise. 

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    Congrats, guys! Can't wait for this one.

  • Friday, July 19, 2013 11:46 AM | Anonymous



    The TALENTED guys at Glove and Boots have made another puppetelicious video, this time called "Wolverine - The Musical". 

    Enjoy!


    Australians in Film and 20th Century Fox are proud to present the screening of The Wolverine starring AiF Ambassador Hugh Jackman.


    Tuesday July 30, 7:30PM. Fox Studios. RSVP http://conta.cc/15zEByz

  • Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:54 PM | Anonymous


    BREAKING: Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of "How To Train Your Dragon 2".


    Dreamworks Animation made the announcement today during their panel at San Diego's geek-fest, Comic-Con.


    According to the film's director, Dean DeBlois, Blanchett is set to voice Valka, a courageous vigilante fighter who is trying to save the dragons from two villains who are trying to capture and enslave the dragons.


    TRAILER:


    The studio also announced that Game of Thrones' Kit Harington (Jon Snow), and Oscar nominated actor Djimon Hounsou will play the villains. 


    This news comes a year in advance of the release dates of the film, which is set for 20 June 2014 in the USA and 10 July 2014 in Australia. 


    Dean DeBlois is a seasoned animation writer and director, and judging from the reception he received at the event today, this is a highly anticipated film!


    Blanchett joins Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel on the cast. 


    Congrats, Cate! 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:10 PM | Anonymous



    Jason Clarke is in talks to star in Baltasar Kormakur's "Everest".


    The film tells the true story of three hiking expeditions on Mt. Everest in 1996 that were devastated by a severe snow storm, killing eight climbers. 


    According to Deadline, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal are also in talks to star. 


    Last week we reported that Clarke has also been cast in Daniel Espinosa’s thriller "Child 44", alongside Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 


    Read more about that here:

    http://australiansinfilm.tumblr.com/post/55294857289/jason-clarke-is-in-talks-to-join-tom-hardy-gary



  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:58 PM | Anonymous

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    Tim Winton's The Turning starring Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Callan Mulvey and Myles Pollard has an Aussie release date: SEPTEMBER 26TH 2013!


    The Turning is a unique cinema event. Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton.


    The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people's lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever. This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines the work for the screen.


    Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving, Callan Mulvey, Brenna Harding, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Matt Nable, Wayne Blair.


    Directed by: Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Ian Meadows


    TRAILER:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:20 PM | Anonymous



    Check out the new trailer for Ron Howard's "Rush" starring Chris Hemsworth. 


    Rush tells the true story of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda, the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life, and his rivalry with fellow driver James Hunt.



    Hemsworth was Australians in Film's 2010 Breakthrough Award recipient. 


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    In other "Rush" news, Universal Pictures announced last week that they have moved the release date of the film from September 20 to September 27. 


    Check out the film's other trailers below:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:14 PM | Anonymous

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    Aussie Kate Jenkinson is set to join Rebel Wilson's upcoming ABC comedy "Super Fun Night".


    According to Deadline, "Jenkinson is joining the show as Kendall, a neurotic Type A lawyer idolized by Wilson’s Kimmie."


    Super Fun Night will see the two Aussies reunited for the third time, having worked together previously on two Australian comedies - in 2006 on sketch show "The Wedge" and in 2008 on six-part SBS comedy series "Bogan Pride".


    Super Fun Night will premiere on ABC (in the US) October 2, 2013. 


    The program will be a single-cam half-hour comedy that revolves around three nerdy female friends who are on a “funcomfortable" quest to have “super fun" every Friday night.


    The show will be executive produced by Conan O’Brien and will be directed by 30 Rock’s John Riggi.


    Jenkinson is one of Australians in Film's 2013 Heath Ledger Scholarship finalists.

    Read more about Super Fun Night

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