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Whew, another project for Anna Kendrick. Reports are that she’s joined “Into the Woods”, an adaptation of the Broadway musical. Obviously we know she has singing chops, which she showed off in “Pitch Perfect”. She’ll play Cinderella in the film that,(from Firstshowing.net): mashes-up classic fairy tales and revolves around a baker and his wife, to be played by James Corden and Emily Blunt. They attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront The Witch, played by Meryl Streep, who put the spell on them. Along their journey they meet classic characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and Little Red Riding Hood. In this version, Cinderella is married to a vain prince…”

The film also stars James Corden, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine and Meryl Streep. Rob Marshall (“Chicago”, “Nine”) is directing.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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Here’s the first trailer for “The Prisoners”. The film looks very intense, check it out below.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Brad Pitt headed back to WWII

Brad Pitt’s work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” was amazing. Now he’s headed back to WWII, but in a much more serious tone with “Fury”. The film will center around an American tank crew who operates a tank called Fury during the final days of the war. David Ayer is directing. He helmed last year’s “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. He’s also helming next year’s “Ten”, starring  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. We’ll see how this turns out. I wasn’t in love with “End of Watch” as much as a lot of people were. But it was a solid film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com. 

First it was Hugh Jackman signing on for the film “Prisoners”. Then, Melissa Leo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano followed suit. Now Terrance Howard is joining them as well. Director Denis Villeneuve is helming the project. From FirstShowing.net, the story:

“follows a small town carpenter (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands when the local police can’t find his kidnapped daughter and her best friend. Jackman’s character runs into a problem when a hot shot cop (Gyllenhaal) is sent in to take on the case, and he doesn’t appreciate his investigation being interfered with. Since the last time we’ve updated you on this project, Maria Bello has joined the film as Jackman’s wife and Oscar nominee Viola Davis signed on as well.”

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Prisoners” already has Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal starring in the film. Now, another rising talent is joining. Paul Dano, best known for his work in “There Will Be Blood” and fresh off his role in “Looper” has signed on. Dano seems to be making some pretty solid career choices here. And “Prisoners” is looking like it’s shaping up to be a heck of a film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Clint Eastwood looks to ahem…hit one out of the park with “Trouble With The Curve” while “The House At The End of the Street” and “Dredd 3D” also look to make a mark while a potential Oscar wild card could make some waves as well.

The movie with the widest release this week is”Trouble With The Curve”, starring Eastwood and Amy Adams. This film looks to draw in Eastwood’s large fanbase and looks to find similar success to last year’s “Moneyball”, which was also released around the same time last year. But, this one isn’t based on a true story and it looks very formulaic in its trailers. That being said, Eastwood will likely draw in a lot of fans to this one and an opening in the high teens to low 20s looks possible.

Opening weekend: $19-21 million

Total box office gross: $55-60 million

“The House At The End of the Street” features rising star Jennifer Lawrence. That should help bring in an audience that would normally skip this film. But, it’s going to struggle to draw in audiences skeptical of this film. And, it’s too far away from Halloween to really play off that. That being said, it should contend for the No. 1 spot pretty tightly.

Opening weekend: $15-17 million

Total box office gross: $28-33 million

“Dredd 3D”, starring Karl Urban, is the first of two very different police films. This one is getting surprisingly strong reviews and could break out this weekend. But, I’m not sure how many Dredd fans there are out there.

Opening weekend: $11-13 million

Total box office gross: $40-45 million

“End of Watch” stars Jake Gyllenhaal and looks to be much more gritty and realistic. That being said, it might have trouble getting audiences away from “Dredd 3D”.

 

Opening weekend: $7-9 million

Total box office gross: $25-30 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.