Screen Junkies » Stephen Sommers http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Casting Round-Up: Olivia Munn, Allison Pill, Topher Grace, 50 Cent http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 00:09:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212735 Two of these actors will walk and talk for Aaron Sorkin, one will go blind and the other will flow 'Gently Down The Stream'.

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Time to saddle on up and head over to Casting Call Fields, to see which actors are getting rustled up for which Hollywood movies. Don’t look away while the casting director brands their actors with the iron, unless you’re a yellow-bellied coward.

Olivia Munn has officially joined Aaron Sorkin‘s HBO drama about what happens behind-the-scenes – whoa, there’s a behind-the scenes? – at a cable news show. Currently the series is called “More As The Story Develops.” When I wished I could “see more” of Olivia Munn, her suddenly getting a lot of acting work was not what I had in mind. Stupid monkey’s paw. Meanwhile, Allison Pill (Milk) joins the cast as an associate producer in a shaky relationship with another staffer. The reason the relationship’s shaky? He accidentally asked her to give him some “forehead.” (Hollywood Reporter)

The old and buster Spider-Man, Topher Grace, is set to star in Gently Down The Stream along with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl. He’ll play De Niro’s son, who falls in love with his adopted brother’s Latin sister. Eh, that kind of thing happens all the time, I’m sure. Justin Zackham is directing. (Deadline)

Rapper / actor / vitamin water aficionado 50 Cent will play blind DJ Shamus Cocobolo in Stephen Sommers‘ Odd Thomas. Yeah, that does sound odd. Based on the bestseller by Dean Koontz, the film’s about a clairvoyant short order cook (Anton Yelchin) who follows around a suspicious man connected to an impending disaster. Odd Thomas also stars Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt. (Variety)

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Patton Oswalt To Play Oswald With A ‘D’ In ‘Odd Thomas’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/patton-oswalt-to-play-oswald-with-a-d-in-odd-thomas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/patton-oswalt-to-play-oswald-with-a-d-in-odd-thomas/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:34:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207118 Patton!

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Comedian/Actor/Guy Patton Oswalt is the next person to want in on the Odd Thomas train to Funtown. Oswalt will be playing the part of “Oswald” (my dad is already confused), a sculptor who goes by the delightful nickname “Ozzie.” Since I don’t have much else to say about this story, I’ll make a joke about how he might be biting the heads off of bats, or spitting blood, or sucking since the 80s, or something.

Anyway, he’s joining Anton Yelchin as the titular clairvoyant, and Willem Dafoe and Nico Tortorella are rumored to be attached as well. The universally beloved Stephen Sommers is directing, so it’s likely we’ll be hearing some funny stories about Oswalt complaining about Van Helsing on set. (Variety)

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Ghostface Highly Recommends Nico Tortorella For ‘Odd Thomas’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghostface-highly-recommends-nico-tortorella-for-odd-thomas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghostface-highly-recommends-nico-tortorella-for-odd-thomas/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:54:41 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206788 Tortorella ('Scream 4') is up for the lead villain: a shady, Satan-worshipping cop. Side note: has there been a satanic police procedural yet?

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Ghostface from the Scream francise doesn’t write too many letters of recommendation, what with having to stab teenagers all day. However, he took some time to write one for Scream 4‘s Nico Tortorella, who’s now in consideration for a major role in Stephen Sommers‘ adaptation of novelist Dean Koontz‘ Odd Thomas. When you’ve got Ghostface on your side, the world is your oyster.

Tortorella is up for the lead villain: a shady, Satan-worshipping cop working under Willem DaFoe‘s local police chief. Has there been a satanic police procedural yet? Maybe there’s one in development at USA. Anyway, for those of you not currently in the Koontz Klub, Odd Thomas is about a clarvoyant, small town cook named Odd (Anton Yelchin has been cast), his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and their wacky adventures trying to sav the town from evil spirits.

Odd Thomas is looking to begin production in New Mexico later this year. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Will Addison Timlin Flash ‘Odd Thomas’ Her Boobs? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/odd-thomas-sees-crazy-visions-of-addison-timlin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/odd-thomas-sees-crazy-visions-of-addison-timlin/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 03:54:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205570 "Californication" star Addison may play opposite Anton Yelchin in the Dean Koontz adaptation 'Odd Thomas'. Hopefully, she will play the character topless.

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So Odd Thomas struck out with Lily Collins (The Blind Side). Collins was the frontrunner to play Stormy Llewellyn in the Dean Koontz adaptation, but decided she wanted to play one of the 200 Snow Whites in one of the 200 Snow White movies coming out – specifically, Th Brothers Grimm: Snow White for Relativity Media.

Who will date the dead people-seeing, short-order cook played by Anton Yelchin now? Rumors say it’ll be Addison Timlin from “Californication,” who would beat out the likes of Emma RobertsPortia Doubleday, and Kat Dennings. See, flashing your boobs on Showtime can only lead to great things.

Stephen Sommers is directing his own script. (Variety)

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‘Odd Thomas’ Offers Oddly-Named Girlfriend Role To Lily Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/odd-thomas-offers-oddly-named-girlfriend-role-to-lily-collins/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/odd-thomas-offers-oddly-named-girlfriend-role-to-lily-collins/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:15:27 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203617 The role of Stormy Llewellyn, which sounds like a dragon porn star's name, has been offered to Lily Collins ('The Blind Side').

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Dean Koontz fans, are you ready to get excited? Or rather, are you ready to casually acknowledge that another major role in the film adaptation of Odd Thomas has almost been filled? Nod your head nonchalantly and we’ll begin.

The role of Stormy Llewellyn, which sounds like a dragon porn star‘s name, has been offered to Lily Collins (The Blind Side). She beat out a bunch of other young ladies, like Emma Roberts, Portia Doubleday, and Kat Dennings, for the opportunity to play Anton Yelchin‘s girlfriend. That’s something worth Yelchin about. We’ll see if she accepts the part.

Directed by Stephen Sommers, the plot concerns California desert townie Thomas, “a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.” Sounds like Odd lives up to his name. Production will start May 2, provided ghosts don’t screw up the filming. As long as they stay in their special trailer, like they’re supposed to, everything will be fine. (Variety)

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Stephen Sommers May Return for ‘G.I. Joe’ Sequel…World May Not Care http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-sommers-may-return-for-g-i-joe-sequel-world-may-not-care/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-sommers-may-return-for-g-i-joe-sequel-world-may-not-care/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Director Stephen Sommers may return for the proposed G.I. Joe sequel, Coming Soon is reporting...because they're obviously bored. Sommers, who directed  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, would join Channing Tatum, who will reprise his role as Captain Duke Hause. Whooop-dee-do! What is interesting, however, is that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernic, the writers behind Zombieland, are working on the script. This seems to indicate one of two things. Either the next G.I. Joe film will be a vast improvement over the original, or a certain pair of screenwriters are about to be exposed as frauds. Only time will tell. Got to get tough, Reese and Wernic!

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Director Stephen Sommers may return for the proposed G.I. Joe sequel, Coming Soon is reporting…because they’re obviously bored. Sommers, who directed  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, would join Channing Tatum, who will reprise his role as Captain Duke Hause. Whooop-dee-do!

What is interesting, however, is that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernic, the writers behind Zombieland, are working on the script. This seems to indicate one of two things. Either the next G.I. Joe film will be a vast improvement over the original, or a certain pair of screenwriters are about to be exposed as frauds. Only time will tell.

Got to get tough, Reese and Wernic!

 

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