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  • 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.


    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:

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


    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


  • 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. 


    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


    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

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    XLrator Media is releasing STORM SURFERS 3D in LOS ANGELES on July 19 at the Chinese 6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 ‎.

    Chinese 6 Tickets:

    The film is also screening Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at the Aero Theatre1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

    Aero Theater Tickets

    Additional California cities dates below.

    Newport Beach, CA - July 19 at the Lido
    Palm Desert, CA - July 19 at the Palm D'Or
    San Diego, CA - July 26 at the Gaslamp Cinemas


    Meet Surfing Legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones on Saturday, July 20 at 7pm

    The film stars two time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and big wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones and directed by Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius.  The film is narrated by Toni Collette with appearances by pro-surfers Kelly Slater, Mark Matthews and Paul Morgan.


    SYNOPSIS:  Combining cutting-edge 3D technology and bravura filmmaking, STORM SURFERS 3D is the ultimate big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, along with surf forecaster Ben Matson, as they track and chase giant storms in their quest to ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.  Using state-of-the-art miniature 3D cameras that put audiences inside the barrel of the waves, STORM SURFERS 3D is a visually stunning cinematic adventure unlike any other


    Tom Carroll: Two-time world surfing champion (1984 and 85) Tom Carroll was the poster-boy of surfing in the 1980s. He risked his third championship by boycotting the South Africa leg of the world tour in protest against Apartheid – elevating him from star athlete to Australian hero.  He is now 51 years old and still searches for the biggest waves to surf around the world. 

    Ross Clarke-Jones: At 44, Ross Clarke-Jones is the greatest big wave surfer Australia has produced. He has tamed 80-90ft waves on the biggest day ever surfed, ridden a tidal surge up the piranha-infested Amazon River and is the sole Australian invitee to the legendary Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau competition held at Hawaii’s Waimea Bay (and, in 2001, the first ever non-Hawaiian to win it).

    Co-directors Chris Nelius and Justin McMillan first teamed-up in 2005 to shoot The Sixth Element, a biopic about Ross Clarke-Jones. The trio became firm friends, drawn together by their mutual passion for surfing, adventure and communicating to a broad audience the extraordinary feats of daring necessary to ride big waves.
    Winner, Best Surf Film, 2013 Australian Surfing Awards
    Winner, Best Documentary – 2012 International 3D Society
    Winner, Best Feature Documentary – AATCA
    First Runner-Up, Best Documentary, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Aussie Margot Robbie is in talks to join Will Smith on the cast of "Focus".

    Directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), "Focus" tells the story of a con-artist and the trouble that ensues after he falls for his apprentice.

    According to Variety, Warner Bros tested several actresses for the role, including Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel and fellow Aussie Rose Byrne.

    Robbie is expected to receive an official offer from the studio soon.  

    In other Robbie news, the actress will soon be seen starring in two movies this coming November.

    On November 8, Universal Studios and Working Title will release "About Time"- a time-traveling love story from the creator of "Love Actually", "Notting Hill" and "Four weddings and a Funeral", starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Bill Nighy. 

    Then, on November 15, Robbie can be seen starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street".

    Read more about the Wolf of Wall Street

    Congrats, Margot!

  • Monday, July 15, 2013 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    The Way Way Back starring Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Allison Janney is now in theatres! 


    THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). 

    Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.


  • Friday, July 12, 2013 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Here's a new clip from The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman.

    The film hits Australian cinemas July 25 and US theatres July 26. 

    Can't wait!

  • Friday, July 12, 2013 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    It's here! Check out the brand new trailer for John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks".

    The film stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers, the Australian author of the classic children's tale Mary Poppins, Colin Farrell and Rachel Griffiths. 

    Inspired by true events, Saving Mr Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how the classic 'Mary Poppins' made it to the screen - and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.


    The film is set to be in US theatres 13 December, and in Australia 26 December.

    Can't wait!

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