Gabriella Wilde

Bare with me as I try and give a shit about Transformers 4 long enough to impart this new, little bit of casting development. After saying he wouldn’t do a fourth Transformers flick, Michael Bay is doing a fourth Transformers flick, and after saying he wasn’t casting Mark Wahlberg, he’s casting Mark Wahlberg. At this point any news associated with this GIANT misstep of a movie should be considered false. At least until Bay tells you other wise, then changes his mind about it.

It was rumored from the start Bay wanted a whole new cast for Transformers 4. He was even supposedly – shockingly – looking to cast a young woman in the lead. With what THR is now reporting it seems things are still heading that direction. Competing for the female lead are,

Isabelle Cornish, sister of Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Limitless); Nicola Peltz, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Paramount movie The Last Airbender and has a part in A&E’s Bates Motel; Margaret Quallay, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell; and Gabriella Wilde, who is in the new Carrie movie.

And the potentials to play the female lead’s boyfriend are,

Luke Grimes, who appeared on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and is in Taken 2; Landon Liboiron, who co-starred on Fox’s Terra Nova and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Hemlock Grove; Australian Brenton Thwaites, who starred in the telefilm Blue Lagoon: The Awakening; relative newcomer Jack Reynor; and Weeds co-star Hunter Parrish.

I know none of these young actresses and actors and am barely familiar with their work. Except maybe Hunter Parrish from Weeds, he one of the sons, right? Which one, the younger or older? Oh what does it matter, I can’t imagine any of these “stars” would make me actually want to watch Transformers 4.

Any of these young and hopefuls you like? Is there anyone who even sat through this article long enough to care?

Source: /Film

‘Carrie’ Teaser Released!

The first teaser trailer for the remake of Stephen King‘s classic story Carrie has hit the interwebz. The very same teaser that was shown over the weekend at New York Comic Con.

Screen Gem and MGM certainly wasted no time in getting this to the masses. *shakes head* They obviously do not care about a little thing called “convention exclusivity.” I want to talk about this for a minute…

Online reveals like this are bad and studios should feel bad.  I mean come on, what’s the point of attending conventions -spending loads of money, standing in long lines-  if all the visual treats are blasted on the net the following day or two? It’s completely unfair to loyal fan-boys/girls!

Anyway…

The adaptation was directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), and it stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.

Talent wise, I’m all thumbs up (love Chloë  Moretz). However, based on this brief tease, I feel this is going to be an over produced, watered down, PG-13 version of King’s prom horror classic.  Check out the preview below and lemme know what you think.

Carrie opens on March 15. Here’s the synopsis:

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie.  Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society.  Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.