Steven Martin Minds To Disneyis Magic Camp

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Comingsoon.net Source: The Hollywood Reporter August 22, 2014 Steve Martin is set to headline a new live-action family comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Martin, who was last on the big screen in 2011's The Big Year, will play the leading role in Magic Camp, originally scripted by Diary of a Wimpy Kid's Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs and recently rewritten by A.C.O.D. writer/director Stu Zicherman. Magic Camp will feature Martin as a banker who returns as a counselor to the camp he loved as a child, hoping to spread a love of magic while getting the campers ready to compete in the prestigious Golden Wand competition. No director has, as of yet, signed on for the project, but check back for details as soon as they become available. (Photo Credit: Dimitri Halkidis / WENN) http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=122191

wants McConaughey to play the role of the demonic figure Randall Flagg in the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand , which will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars). Flagg has been a recurring character in much of King's work, sometimes appearing in different guises, but he first appeared in his 1978 novel "The Stand" and then became the primary antagonist of his serialized "The Dark Tower" (which also has been in development to become a feature film or serialized television show). Jamey Sheridan played the role of the character in the 1994 television mini-series directed by Mick Garris, and Flagg has been brought to the comics in recent years with Marvel adaptations of both King works. The Deadline story also mentions that McConaughey might team with Oscar-winning Traffic writer (and Syriana writer/director) Stephen Gaghan to make Gold for Black Bear Pictures, a movie that previously had director Paul Haggis attached. Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, it's based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal where large amounts of gold were found in the Indonesian jungle. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=122193

Stephen Gaghan to Direct White City Pilot for AMC

"White City" is an AMC Studios production. "Nick and John were actually staying at my house, fresh out of Kabul, when they were going around pitching the show. They then went on to write a truly astonishing script. Which got the attention of another old pal, Chris Mundy. It reminds me of Altman's 'Mash' or a great Hal Ashby script. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=122189

Mrs. Doubtfire Writer Signs Onto Alvin and the Chipmunks 4

O'Connell's year didn't just start and end with Starred Up, because he also had a role in the worldwide blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and stars in the Yann Demage Northern Ireland action-thriller '71 , which was picked up by Roadside Attractions at this year's Berlin Film Festival and will be doing the September festival circuit: Telluride, Toronto and the New York Film Festival. (It opens in the UK in late October and in the States sometime next spring.) If that weren't enough, O'Connell was also personally picked by Angelina Jolie to play the late Louis Zamperini in her second film as a director, Unbroken , which has already gotten huge Oscar buzz sight unseen. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=121811

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Nothing is known about the plot for the new movie although it will once again feature the three singing chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. back in 1958. At this point, it's unknown whether any of the human cast from the other movies, most notably Jason Lee and David Cross, will be returning, or whether the Chipmunks will be voiced by the same trio as before: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney. (The last installment also starred Obvious Child's breakout star Jenny Slate.) Besides writing Mrs. Doubtfire, Singer also wrote the screenplay for the 2010 Dwayne Johnson comedy Tooth Fairy and has been working on TV for much of her time in between. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=122192