June 16, 2011

Charlie Day In Talks For Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim

Variety reports that funny man Charlie Day from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is in talks for role in Pacific Rim. The film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy 1-2) focuses on a group of soldiers who fight unspeakable giant monsters who rise out of the Pacific Ocean with massive robots they pilot. Charlie Hunnam is set for the lead with Idris Elba in talks as well. Day would play a professor in the film.

Benedict Cumberbatch Will Play Smaug In The Hobbit

Deadline has yet another casting announcement for the Hobbit films. Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Sherlock Holmes) who had been linked for a role has officially joined the cast playing Smaug the Dragon , doing motion capture and voice work.

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Luke Evans To Play Bard In The Hobbit

Deadline reports that Luke Evans (Robin Hood, Immortals) has nabbed one of the final big roles in Peter Jackson's Hobbit films. Luke will play archer Bard The Grim who is the heir of King Girion of Dale (killed by Smaug). Bard is expected to have a larger role in the films similar to that of Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn. Evans along with Richard Armitage (Captain America) could end up becoming the breakout stars of the two films.

Attack The Block Red Band Trailer

Simon West Will Direct Expendables 2

Deadline reports that Simon West will direct Expendables 2. There isn't word if they have a script finished but at least we now have confirmation Stallone won't be directing this time around. There has also been confirmation of sorts that Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme will play villains in the film.

Simon's previous films Mechanic, Con Air and The General's Daughter are decent action efforts so he seems like the right director for the job. It will be interesting to see what happens with Red Sonja as West was attached to direct that film as well. Considering Red Sonja is likely to go next before Conan 2 goes into production.

James Mangold Will Direct The Wolverine

20th Century Fox has finally chosen a director to replace Darren Aronofsky. Deadline reports that James Mangold (Walk The Line) has nabbed the director's chair and will start production on The Wolverine in the fall. Hopefully this means that the studio still plans on shooting on location in Japan.

Mangold wasn't my favorite choice out of the recent group of candidates but he isn't a bad one either. He's no stranger to action films with his previous work on 3:10 To Yuma and Knight & Day. He does have a visual edge to his movies so with a solid script from Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects) I have no doubt he can improve on the last Wolverine film. It's expected that The Wolverine will be it's own film ignoring the events of X-Men: Wolverine Origins. More than anything focusing on the raw source material that Frank Miller wrote.

June 15, 2011

A Better Look At Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye Costume In Avengers

Russell Crowe & Connie Nielsen In Talks To Play Superman's Kryptonian Parents

ShowBlitz reports that Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El, Superman's biological father. It had been rumored that Daniel Day-Lewis and Viggo Mortensen had been offered the part in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel. GeekTyrant also says Crowe's Gladiator co-star Connie Nielsen has been offered the role of Lara, Superman's mother. It's yet another interesting group of casting for the film that already stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

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Matthew Fox & Ed Harris Could Join World War Z

Deadline reports that Matthew Fox (Lost) and Ed Harris (History of Violence, Gone Baby Gone) are in talks to join World War Z. The film directed by Marc Forster (Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace) stars Brad Pitt, Mirielle Enos (The Killing) and James Badge Dale (Pacific, Departed). It looks like the role Anthony Mackie was being considered for went to James.

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Set For Christmas 2012

We're still waiting on final casting announcements but it looks like everything is moving into place. The Weinstein Company has set a December 25th 2012 release date for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

An R-rated film isn't uncommon for the holiday season as David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is marketing itself as "the feel bad film of Christmas". Not to mention Quentin's Jackie Brown also dropped during the holidays with the tagline "Santa's got a brand new bag". This also seems to conflict with previous thoughts that Django could end up with a speedy post-production like with Basterds for a Cannes 2012 premiere. It sounds more reasonable that it could have it's premiere during the Venice Film Festival.

June 14, 2011

Promo Poster For 47 Ronin

Ellie Kemper Joins 21 Jump Street

Variety reports Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) has joined 21 Jump Street. The film stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum Brie Larson, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco, Johnny Simmons, Dakota Johnson, Jake M. Johnson and DeRay Davis with a cameo from Johnny Depp. It's expected to be more in the realm of the Apatow comedies rather than a homage to the original series.

Jamie Foxx Frontrunner For Django Unchained?

Showbiz411 reports that Jamie Foxx is now inline to land the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. The role was originally setup for Will Smith but he is rumored to have backed out. The two other candidates include Idris Elba and Chris Tucker. The site also confirms that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on for Calvin Candie, along with Sam Jackson and Christoph Waltz.

Christian Bale In Talks For Darren Aronofsky's Noah's Ark

Vulture reports that Christian Bale is in talks to star in Darren Aronofsky's next film the biblical epic Noah's Ark. Bale might owe Darren his Oscar win  as The Fighter was originally his film before leaving and staying on as a producer. It will be interesting to see Darren finally make a large film so this is one to keep an eye on.

Josh Stewart Joins The Dark Knight Rises

ShowBlitz reports Josh Stewart has joined the cast of The Dark Knight Rises which is currently in production. His role is unknown but it's likely it would be a small supporting part. He joins newcomers Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Pence, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Juno Temple, Alon Aboutboul, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman.

Avengers Promo Poster Features Hawkeye & Modern Cap Costume

Someone was able to nab this cellphone pic of an Avengers promotional poster at the Licencing Expo. It's likely artwork for the Hasbro toyline as it's similar to the Thor and Captain America art that leaked last year. It does however give us a first look at Hawkeye in his Avengers costume. Along with updated looks for both Captain America and Iron Man. I'm unclear if the Iron Man armor seen in the image will actually be on screen. It's interesting to see the group together even if it's only toy promotional artwork.

The Comic-Con presence for Marvel Studios is said to be muted this year. As there will not be a promotion for Avengers. I would like to think the studio could put together a second teaser trailer just in time for Captain America.

June 13, 2011

Jon Favreau Wants Happy Hogan To Become The Freak In Iron Man 3

During the HeroComplex (via ComicBookMovie) film festival over the weekend there was a Q&A with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. Robert was jokingly vocal about the biggest sticking point for Iron Man 3 being Jon Faverau's date rate to reprise Happy Hogan. Jon didn't sound opposed to the idea and wanted to see Happy exlpore his own impact on both Tony Stark and Iron Man. Hogan eventually marries Pepper and for a time becomes a villain known as The Freak.
RDJ: Here’s the first thing I want to say. The most difficult part of making Iron Man 3 is going to be negotiating Jon Favreau’s acting deal.

Favreau: If The Freak isn’t in it, I’m not doing it. If Happy Hogan doesn’t turn into The Freak, I’m not doing it. Here’s what happens to Happy Hogan, he marries Pepper Potts…

RDJ: Wait a minute, you want both?

Favreau: I want a love scene with Pepper Potts with my shirt on and I want to transform into The Freak.

Favreau also revealed his thoughts on writer/director Shane Black continuing the franchise. Shane actually gave advise a few times in past to both Robert and Jon.

RDJ: - The negotiations have begun and so far I’m in agreement on every point. Well Shane, interestingly enough, there was a point when Jon and I were stuck on an idea [with a previous film]. We were just in an exploratory phase. So I said, ‘We should talk to Shane.’ And I was like, ‘Shane, we can’t really pay.’ And he was like, ‘Bring me some salmon and some blueberries.’ And we went to Yoda’s house in Miracle Mile and it wound up coming in handy, particularly for a couple scenes. So what I can say about this kind of circle of life thing is Shane, as he’s getting into the process [to direct Iron Man 3] and getting his sea legs and stuff, he goes, ‘When can we talk to Jon?’ So there’s going to be this kind of conglomerate of efforts.
Favreau: And I love the franchise and I’m a big fan of Shane’s as well so hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform. And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, ‘All right, that’s gonna be something interesting.’ Especially because it’s gonna be so difficult for whoever does that one because although it’s Iron Man 3, the whole Avengers thing…I guess in comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.

Anthony Mackie & Michael Peña Join Gangster Squad, Plus Actresses Audition

Warner Bros' Gangster Squad is quickly becoming one of the studio's films to look out for. The dramatic crime thriller focuses on a unit of L.A. cops who target gangster Mickey Cohen and are tasked in taking down his crime empire. Anthony Mackie (Hurt Locker) and Michael Peña have joined the cast which already boosts an impressive group that includes Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. It will be directed by Ruben Fleischer who made Zombieland and the upcoming 30 Minutes Or Less.

 JustJared posted a large batch of candid photos of actresses going in and leaving auditions for Gangster Squad. A majority of the ladies showed up in outfits specific to the era. They included Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Amanda Righetti, Camilla Belle and Alyson Michalka. Adam Brody was spotted as well and could be testing for a role.

Rian Johnson's Looper Gets Release Date

Sony has picked up Rian Johnson's violent time-travelling action thriller Looper. They've slated to release it on September 28th 2012. Looper stars Bruce Willis, Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano and Garret Dillahunt. I'm expecting big things from Looper and it has the potential to be a science fiction action film on the level of the original Total Recall.

Directors Out Of The Running For The Wolverine?

It looks like Fox has had quite a mess on their hands since Darren Aronofsky exited The Wolverine. The promising film written by Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and based on Frank Miller Japanese saga hasn't had much traction since. The studio still aimed at shooting on location in Japan seems to have been waiting to see how the recovery was going before proceeding with the production. Pausing the production date doesn't seem to be a problem but finding a new director however is. 

Recently it was reported that the studio had a list of hopeful directors that included Duncan Jones (rumored), Jose Padilha (Elite Squad 1-2, Robocop), Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, All You Need Is Kill), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest), Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go), Justin Lin (Fast Five, Highlander, Terminator 5), Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), James Mangold (Cop Land, Knight & Day, 3:10 To Yuma, Walk The Line) and Gary Shore.

Mark Romanek, Doug Liman and Antonie Fuqua have seemingly taken themselves out of the running.  Romanek states "That's just one of those stories that floated around. I was on their list, I received the script months ago. It didn't seem like my kind of thing...That script was a terrific version of that kind of thing, but not something I felt really passionate about." While Liman (Luna) and Fuqua (South Paw) are pursing other projects.

Jones had been the most promising name linked and confirmed meeting with the studio out of politeness. Jones has been trying to get money together for Mute and his Blade Runner homage. So it's likely he's been talking with major studios like Fox to get the films financed. Justin Lin is also linked for the film but has a three projects currently in development which includes Terminator 5, Fast Six and Highlander.So it looks like the only current directors in the running are Jose Padilha, Gavin O'Connor, James Mangold and Gary Shore.

June 11, 2011

Paolo Rivera's Awesome Retro Poster For Captain America

James Badge Dale Circling Role In World War Z

ShowBlitz reports that James Badge Dale (The Departed, The Pacific) is up for a role in Marc Forster's (Quantum of Solace) World War Z. Brad Pitt is already set for the lead with Anthony Mackie (Hurt Locker) and Mireille Enos (The Killing) expected to take roles as well.

Elodie Yung To Play Jinx In G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes

HeatVision reports French actress Elodie Yung is in talks to play the role of Jinx in G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. Jinx is a Joe who like Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow is a member of the Arashikage Ninja Clan. Yung is no stranger to action she had a rather psychical role in the French action film District 13: Ultimatum. She also has a role in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo playing Rooney Mara's girlfriend.

Elodie would join Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Channing Tatum (Duke) and Ray Park (Snake Eyes). It's also expected that Byung Hun Lee will return as Storm Shadow since he's gaining a lot of praise for his work in the Korean thriller I Saw The Devil. I have to admit I'm starting to become impressed with the new additions to the cast. They seem to be actually setting up a viable action film franchise here.

June 10, 2011

Bryan Singer Talks Possible Details Of X-Men First Class Sequel

Another film set in the world of First Class is very likely considering all the praise the first film has received. We've heard from writer/director Matthew Vaughn that we could see Magneto control the magic bullet that kills JFK in an intro for the sequel. Now there is word from producer Bryan Singer (via LATimes) how he'd like to go even further to ground the franchise. Singer made a lot of the creative choices for First Class choosing the mutants and working on the story with writers. It's likely he'll be involved the same way with the sequels since there has been talk of a trilogy if not more. Bryan wants to include the Civil Rights Movement along with the Vietnam War.

With this new information I've come up with my own theories for the sequel. The Civil Rights angle might give us anti-mutant groups like Friends of Humanity which violently targeted mutants and mutant supporters. The assassinations of JFK and MLK could also bring up the aspect of Bishop trying to kill Xavier. The only thing is that it's expected mutants existence might be kept from the public for a little longer.

The Vietnam inclusion might give hope to fans who were disappointed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It's possible that a young William Styker Jr. could make a solid appearance along with a bone-clawed James Howlett (Logan). Cain Marko is another service man who could also appear in the conflict. Marko's origin involves him as a solider discovering his powers during the Korean War and becoming the Juggernaut. The only issue is that they took the aspect of Cain being Charles' stepbrother and used it for Raven (Mystique). Cable, a very popular character that producers have been vocal about including in future X-Men films is a strong possibility. Stephen Lang (Avatar), who fans wanted cast in the role revealed he'd be up for it. He could fit nicely in here as a gruff new X-Men team leader along with the father of both Alex (Havoc) and Scott Summers (Cyclops).

When it comes to the newly formed Brotherhood of Mutants we could see Magneto finally make the transition to mutant terrorist. Organizing the group to better serve mutant kind throughout their actions. Along with the relationship between Mystique and Azazel which will eventually lead to the birth of Nightcrawler. I'm not sure if Emma Frost and Magneto will develop one as well but there has been talk of love interest for Erik in future films. It would be nice to explore the origins of the Russian mutant Azazel.

I would think after the events of the first film the allied governments might try to work together to develop a non-mutant tactic to combat the Brotherhood and other dangerous mutant threats. Perhaps leading to the development of the Sentinel program which has been teased in previous films. Having the large robots identifying/rounding up threatening mutants and taking them to the isolated African island of Genosha. Where the mutants would have their powers repressed with technology and imprisoned. It would be an interesting way to raise the bar from First Class.

Diego Luna In Talks To Join Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

ShowBlitz reports that Diego Luna (The Terminal, Contraband) is in talks for a role in Neill Blomkamp's follow up to District 9. Elysium, pits humans and aliens against each other in a class war set off-world. The casting is decent as is with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura and William Fichtner. The science fiction thriller is set to open on March 1st 2013.

June 9, 2011

Damon Lindelof Tapped To Write Sci-Fi Project For Disney

Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek) is becoming a go to writer for science fiction films. Deadline now reports he's been hired buy Disney write an unknown science fiction film for the studio. The project with the working title 1952 has zero details but I have a few ideas. While it very well could be an original concept there are two big sci-fi projects currently in development at Disney.

First there has been a Tomorrowland film being planned since 2008 based on the park attraction. 1952 could be referring to the year that Walt Disney Imagineering was created, the group that created many of the attractions at the theme parks. SlashFilm had word that Dwayne Johnson was attached to the film with Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (Hangover) handling the script. This seems unlikely as Disney is shelling out seven figures to land Lindelof, a little expensive for just a rewrite.

Another science fiction project that has been developing at Disney is Alien Legion. The comic book series was nabbed by the studio not too long ago. Lindelof isn't a stranger to adapting comic books since contributed to the script for Jon Faverau's Cowboys & Aliens. The premise is similar to Green Lantern meets the dreggs of Star Wars. Yet that project also has writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted, A-Team) attached.

Matthew Goode Could Replace Colin Firth In Stoker

ShowBlitz reports that Matthew Goode (Watchmen) is talks to replace Colin Firth in the vampire film Stoker. Firth had left the project which is the first English film for Korean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Thirst). Mia Wasikowska is set in the lead with Nicole Kidman in talks for the role of her mother.

Will Yun Lee Joins Total Recall

ShowBlitz reports that Will Yun Lee has joined Len Wiseman's Total Recall reboot. Supporting roles in the film are quickly coming together as production is expected to start up soon in Pinewood Studios Toronto. The impressive cast includes Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy and Bokeem Woodbine.

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Writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz Want A Crack At Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four is one of the most popular and recognizable Marvel properties. The comics themselves introduced us to Silver Surfer, Galactius, Rama-Tut (Kang The Conqueror) and Doctor Doom (one of the greatest villains in comics). So it's puzzling how three attempts to make a decent film has ended up in ethier disaster (Roger Corman's version) or average at best. Fox is giving the foursome one more shot before the rights revert back to Marvel/Disney. The relaunch has been stuck in development limbo for years now and it's status has yet to be updated.

Screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (via ComicBookMovie) think they have a way to reinvent the characters while keeping the fantastical aspect of the comics intact. Miller and Stentz are best known for their work on Thor as well as writing credits for X-Men First Class.They believe the Fantastic Four reboot  should be playing up the cosmic aspect of the comics.

"We would absolutely love to reboot the Fantastic Four. There is a franchise that's crying out for it. The Fantastic Four are adventurers, not superheroes, and we have not seen that so far.

"It should all be about venturing into the unknown, space, the Negative Zone, the Microverse. They are explorers. It should be Star Wars meets superheroes."

I have to agree with them as Thor and Green Lantern seem to be proving that science fiction can be included in the superhero genre. Considering they get their powers in space and a majority of their villains are aliens this makes a lot of sense. With Fox's massive success with Avatar they should understand the power of a space adventure spectacle. It would be interesting to see a Fantastic Four film on the edge of Star Trek and Star Wars. The studio doesn't seem to be revamping their recent comic properties without thinking things through. First Class brought the X-Men series back to it's roots while The Wolverine, Daredevil and Deadpool are expected to be on the nose faithful reinventions. Hopefully they will go the same route with Fantastic Four and putting the time into giving fans a solid film.

June 8, 2011

Jesse Eisenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal & Melanie Laurent In Now You See Me?

ShowBlitz reports that Jesse Eisenberg (Social Network), Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) are being considered for roles in Now You See Me. The heist thriller focuses on a group of magicians who pull of bank jobs during performances, which end with the audiences being showered in stolen money. The film will be directed by Louis Leterrier (Incredible Hulk) and setup at Summit.

Yet Another Cool Captain America TV Spot

Three Musketeers Poster

Set Images From Wes Anderson's Moon Rise Kingdom

Darren Aronofsky's Next Film Could Be Noah's Ark

Darren Aronofsky is a rare type of director as he's able to make his passion projects. It took him a long time to make The Fountain and was even passionate enough about The Fighter to let David O'Russell take it over so it would get made. His last film Black Swan earned him awards/nominations along with a box office take of $300 million. Giving him a lot of cache in Hollywood following projects he wants to do rather than what a studio develops. Recently he dropped out of directing The Wolverine likely to pursue his original projects. One of the them seems to be moving forward with co-finacing offers going out to studios.

Deadline reports that Noah's Ark is currently looking for a studio to come in and co-fiance the $130 million dark biblical epic. There is confirmation that John Logan is doing rewrites on Aronofsky's original script. Logan is no stranger to large films as he wrote Gladiator, The Last Samurai and Bond 23. Darren and artist Nico Henrichon had put together a graphic novel for the film to help their pitch. Some of the artwork made it's way online and it is very impressive. He also previously gave same tidbits about the project.

"Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk. It’s there in the Bible – it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor’s guilt going on there. He’s a dark, complicated character.

It’s a great script and it’s huge. And we’re starting to feel out talent. And then we’ll probably try and set it up… It’s the end of the world and it’s the second most famous ship after the Titanic. So I’m not sure why any studio won’t want to make it…

I think it’s really timely because it’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us. Noah was the first environmentalist. He’s a really interesting character. Hopefully they’ll let me make it."

Cool Poster Artwork For Super 8

An Overview Of The New Django Candidates

When it comes to a Quentin Tarantino film it can launch careers and earn industry awards for it's actors. Relatively unknown actors like Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Fassbender, Melanie Laurent and Christoph Waltz were given prime roles rising their profiles. He's also known to resurrect careers such as with John Travolta, Pam Gier, David Carradine and Robert Forester. Django Unchained looks to be one of Quentin's most controversial film yet as the spaghetti western homage will focus on America's era of slavery.

While it seems three of the major roles could be filled by Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. The lead role of freed slave Django might be the second meatiest part in the film. Django is on a mission to save his wife from Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) and his horrific Candyland. The Missouri club pits male slaves in death matches while the women are used as sexual playthings. A German dentist turned bounty hunter agrees to help Django get his wife back and enact revenge on Candie, if he assists him on a few missions first. It's been reported that Will Smith, Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker are in the running for the role.

Will Smith was originally linked for the role and had been willing to take a paycut. Those talks seem to have broken down as others are now being mentioned. Smith is an odd actor taking little risks with his film roles and it's not suprising as he's a major money maker. If anything I would compare casting Smith in the role as casting Brad Pitt in the role of Aldo in Basterds. I think Smith has a other projects to be concerned about as Men In Black 3 is in production and is likely to need reshoots. Along with possible roles in The Wachowskis' Hood and Bad Boys 3.

Jamie Foxx has a lot of acting pedigree like Smith as he earned an Oscar for Ray and has had solid career of dramatic, action and comedic roles. Foxx could be the one the studio wants as he might not be asking as much as Smith and could be an easy road to awards consideration. As Jamie is the most well known actor of the new candidates.

Chris Tucker is also very well known internationally but hasn't made a film since Rush Hour 3 (2007). The upside is that Tucker has worked with Quentin previously on Jackie Brown. This very well could be a resurrection of sorts for Tucker as he's been out of the spotlight. A couple of years ago I wouldn't say Chris could fit this role but he's drastically changed psychically. Going from the tall/lanky Tucker from Rush Hour and Friday to a rather bulky guy. If he doesn't land the lead I hope he ends up in another role in the film.

Idris Elba is about to blowup as he's been praised for his television work on The Wire and Luther. Along with excellent supporting roles in films like RockNRolla, Thor, 28 Weeks Later and American Gangster. He reminds me of where Michael Fassbender was in his career when he was cast in Inglourious Basterds. Idris has been a favorite of many people for the role so I'm sure that's been taken into consideration. Hopefully Elba starts the transition to leading man sooner than later. The only problem is that he is also in talks for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim which will likely conflict with the shooting schedule of Django.

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