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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘biopic’

Woody Harrelson To Star In Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’

According to reports from Variety and Entertainment Weekly, Woody Harrelson is set to play President Lyndon B. Johnson on the big screen. The 53-year-old True Detective and Hunger Games actor will join Tom Wilkinson, Bryan Cranston and Liev Schreiber in the “Actors who have played LBJ” club. Harrelson will also star in three more films this year: The Hunger Games: …

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Natalie Portman Stars As ‘Jackie,’ Movie Revolves Around JFK Assassination

Aside from her stint playing Jane Foster in the last Thor movie, Natalie Portman has been pretty low-key the past few years. But that’s set to change as the actress has signed on to portray Jackie Kennedy. Reports coming out of the Cannes Film Festival say that the Oscar winning actress will star as the titular Jackie. The film revolves …

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Brittany Murphy’s Father Is Crying Foul Over Lifetime Biopic

Angelo Bertolotti, father of the late actor Brittany Murphy, is reportedly furious about the biopic about his daughter that aired on Saturday, September 6 on Lifetime. He is apparently upset that no one from the production of The Brittany Murphy Story had approached him or her family for their input when they made the movie. “I am disgusted and outraged …

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Courtney Love Plans Kurt Cobain Biopic

Courtney Love says she is putting together a movie about late husband and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s life. This year marks 20 years since the death of Cobain in what was ruled a suicide. The singer’s death is remembered by many of that generation as a tragedy on a par with the death of John Lennon. Since Cobain’s death, things …

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Zendaya Coleman Drops Out of Aaliyah Biopic

Zendaya Coleman has dropped out of Lifetime Network’s Aaliyah biopic a mere two weeks after announcing she’d play the role in Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Lifetime confirmed on Sunday via Twitter: “We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold.” A rep for Zendaya also confirmed to E! News: “Zendaya is no longer involved in …

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Gregg Allman Biopic Adds More Actors

Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge, and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic. Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are responsible for making the film. The movie will tell the story of Allman’s journey as a struggling musician to becoming the frontman of the Allman Brothers Band. The story will also reflect upon …

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Gabby Douglas Biopic on Lifetime Saturday Night

Gabby Douglas is featured in a biopic on Lifetime on Saturday night. Called The Gabby Douglas Story, the feature highlights the struggles the young girl faced that eventually resulted in her accomplishments during the 2012 Olympics. Douglas was known as one of the “Fierce Five” in the 2012 Olympics–lauded for her abilities as a top notch gymnast on the U.S …

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Gregg Allman Biopic Cast Will Include William Hurt

The cast for the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider is coming together. In December, Tyson Ritter from the band All-American Rejects was cast to play the young version of Allman. Now, Oscar winning actor William Hurt is set to play the modern-day version of the legendary founder of the classic rock-southern blues band The Allman Brothers. The screenplay for the …

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Tyson Ritter Stars in Allman Brothers Movie

Gregg Allman’s memoir “My Cross to Bear” will be turned into a movie thanks to Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The legendary band will come to life in the biopic with Tyson Ritter playing the role of young Gregg Allman. Does that name sound familiar? That’s because Ritter is the lead singer of The All-American Rejects. Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt …

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Charlize Theron Leads Celebrities in Mandela Tribute

After the sad news spread that Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95, mourners from around the world showed the Nobel Peace Prize Winner a lot of love and respect. Appreciation and gratitude for all that Mandela did to stop apartheid in South Africa, including giving up his own freedom, was sincerely expressed by the Hollywood community. …

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J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Film Is In The Making

Have you ever wondered what went on in the mind of the man who created the popular Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit novels? There is now a film in the works that is being developed about the well-known author’s life, taking a closer look at what caused him to write the books that have become one of the …

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Tom Hardy As Elton John In New Biopic

Tom Hardy has been cast in the role of Elton John in the upcoming film called Rocketman. While it seems a bit soon to make a film about the man who is still making music, Hardy is the one who has been chosen with the honor of portraying the pop icon. Hardy, who was most recently seen in the role …

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