Hoult and Shannon are to star in The Young Ones, a futuristic thriller directed by Gwyneth Paltrow’s brother, Jake.
Jack the Giant Killer to be either Perfect Snogger, About A Boy or Hunky Dory stage actor.
With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon lining up to take a turn in X-Men: First Class, we’re beginning to feel exceedingly spoilt. And now, according to the latest developments, actress Rose Byrne will also be singing in the mutant chorus; playing brain-box Moira Mactaggert.
It’s that time of year again! As the seasons turn, our adamant gaze pierces the mists of the future to tell you what you should be seeing next year. And, as usual, it’s mostly superheroes (not our fault the interesting little indie films don’t publicise themselves a year in advance, is it?). This year’s list is in order of release rather than assumed quality, because we keep putting crap films in the top 5 and then regretting it.
Katniss Everdeen is back in cinemas today with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in which she will once again rock out with a bow while namby pamby Josh Hutcherson makes croissants and cries for his mummy. But Katniss and Hawkeye and their arrow-slinging ilk are only the tip of the iceberg. Here we explore some forgotten heroes of the world of, errm, archering.
Love beans? Hate giants? Then you need Jack the Giant Slayer in your life – and we’ve got a deluxe combo DVD/Blu-Ray/Ultraviolet pack to give away!
Today’s Top Ten is brought to you by the jerry-built Best For Film bookcase, which this morning decided to collapse. At the top of the pile of undignifiedly dislodged books was a hefty volume of Roald Dahl short stories, and flicking through the pages we dusted off our Matilda bunches and decided that it was a sign. Forget Willy Wonka – although The Great Glass Elevator wasn’t all fun and games, frankly – and dive, Augustus Gloop-like, into the murky depths of Dahl’s imagination…