Hot on the heels of DC Comics icon “The Flash’s” small-screen success on The CW, Warner Bros. has confirmed that a standalone “Flash” movie is coming in 2018. The film will be unaffiliated with The CW series and will feature a new actor in the role: Ezra Miller.
During the Time Warner earnings meeting Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced “The Flash” would bow in 2018.
No writer or director are attached at this time. Bewkes also announced that a movie focused on DC Comics’ Aquaman will bow in 2018 with Jason Momoa set to star.
“The Flash” story revolves around Barry Allen, a scientist who awakes from a coma and is gifted with the power of super speed. Allen is a part of the Justice League and it is expected that Miller will have some sort of cameo in the upcoming pic “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” where that team is likely to be unveiled.
Warner Bros. also announced several other films scheduled to bow in the next several years including a “Wonder Woman” movie slated for 2017 and “Justice League: Part 2″ in 2019.
Grant Gustin stars as the Scarlet Speedster in the recently-launched CW “Flash” series, which set ratings records for the network in last week’s debut.
Miller was most recently seen in “Madame Bovary.” He is repped by Paradigm.
Director Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary has landed a U.S. home with the newly reorganized Millennium Entertainment.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, the movie made its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and will play at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10. Madame Bovary, which has drawn mixed reviews, also stars Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller.
Felipe Marino adapted the screenplay from Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel of the same name with Barthes.
Wasikowska plays Emma Bovary, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming. But she soon grows tired of her husband and enters into a series of ill-fated love affairs.
WME helped secure financing for the film and represents U.S. rights, while Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales.
The deal for Madame Bovary comes days after the management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group bought out the stake owned by Avi Lerner’s NuImage/Millennium Entertainment. Millennium Entertainment will be renamed in the coming weeks.
Marino and Joe Neurauter produced Madame Bovary in association with Barthes via her Aden Film banner and Aleph Motion Picture’s Jaime Mateus-Tique.
I have added screencaptures, posters and stills of Ezra from City Island to the gallery. A thank you goes out to the lovely Kaci from Hugh Dancy Fan for the captures.
Career: Film Productions > 2009: City Island
After more than a decade in development, a movie about the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” is finally moving forward with Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Michael Angarano set to star and “C.O.G.” filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“C.O.G.”) directing, TheWrap has learned.
Sandbar Pictures and Abandon Features are financing the indie project, which Brent Emery and Lizzie Friedman are producing with Greg Little, Lauren Bratman and “The Hurt Locker” star Brian Geraghty.
The film is based on the landmark experiment conducted at Stanford University in the summer of 1971, in which randomly-chosen 19 and 20-year-old students were divided into camps of either prison guards or prisoners. The experiment was meant to last two weeks, but it was cut short due to the level of cruelty and sadism that erupted among the participants.
he story is particularly topical, as many Twitter users have drawn parallels between the Stanford Prison Experiment and what’s currently going on in Ferguson, Missouri, where police have been accused of abusing their power.
Hollywood has been trying to tell the Stanford Prison Experiment story since the 1970s, when its creator, Dr. Philip Zimbardo, began hearing pitches from movie producers soon after he testified in front of Congress about his findings.
Many different variations have been developed since, but none ever made it before cameras until now. Production finally starts Tuesday with Crudup playing Zimbardo, who’s still called to testify about incidents that involve alleged abuses of power, such as Abu Ghraib.
Elle Fanning will play the titular character in Branded Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming MARY SHELLEY. The biopic follows the teenage “Frankenstein” author through the tragic events of her early life (Shelley lost her three eldest children and her husband at a young age), and explores the parallels between her life and her famous novel. Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to star. “Mary Shelley” also has a new director; “Skeleton Key” director Iain Softley is replacing Paul Andrew Williams at the helm. Ezra Miller will play Mary’s husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Jack Huston has been cast as Frankenstein’s monster.
Thanks to Butterfly, I have added a scan of Ezra from the September 2009 issue of Dazed and Confused to our gallery.
Magazine Scans > Dazed and Confused – September 2009
I have added captures of Ezra from his guest role in season two of Californication to our gallery!
Home > Career: Television Productions > 2008: Californication
I have added six shoots/portrait sessions the gallery, it’s not much but it’s a start!
Home > Photoshoots
Judd Apatow has beefed up the cast of his upcoming comedy Trainwreck, which will feature comedienne Amy Schumer as a woman attempting to rebuild her life. Already in the cast were Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Colin Quinn, but that list has grown in a big way today.
Actors joining the cast include Tilda Swinton, Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser (“Girls”), Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Life”), WWE star Jon Cena and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk about Kevin).
I’m very hopeful Abdi’s casting isn’t stunt casting and he won’t be playing himself because this could be great news for not only him, but the industry as we also learned Lupita Nyong’o is up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII as well as a courtroom drama with Daniel Craig.
While I’m sure you’re familiar with most of the names in the cast, if you’re not familiar with Schumer, she’s a very funny, witty comedienne. I’ve included a clip from her Comedy Central special “Inside Amy Schumer” below, get acquainted and look for her on Spotify if you’re interested in hearing more, but beware, her comedy isn’t clean.
The film is set for a July 24, 2015 release date.
I’ve added Another Happy Day, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Every Day and The Perks of Being A Wallflower Blu-Ray captures to the gallery