Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Point Break’, ‘Trolls’ & More

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Anna Kendrick will headline the Trolls movie; Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal circle a POW drama; Teresa Palmer may join Point Break; and Colin Firth is no longer voicing Paddington.

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Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick has signed on for the lead role in Fox’s Trolls movie.

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Kendrick will play Poppy, a Trolls princess who takes off on an adventure of some sort. Poppy also reportedly has a knack for singing, which makes Kendrick a pitch perfect fit for the voice role.

The Trolls movie will reportedly delve into the origins of the dolls’ colorful and outlandish hairstyles. Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) will direct.

Trolls is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.

Source: The Wrap

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Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are reportedly working on a feature film about POW Bowe Bergdahl.

Boal and Bigelow Eye POW Drama Movie News Wrap Up: Point Break, Trolls & More

The duo, which previously collaborated on the Oscar nominated dramas The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, have been eyeing the story for a while and are now ready to pull the trigger. It just so happens that there is also a competing film about Bergdahl in development at Fox Searchlight, so it behooves them to move quickly.

For those who might not be familiar, Bowe Bergdahl was an Army sergeant who was held captive by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan. Not exactly uncharted territory for Boal and Bigelow, but if it ain’t broke…

Source: Deadline

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Teresa Palmer is in talks to join the Point Break remake.

Teresa Palmer Star Point Break Remake Movie News Wrap Up: Point Break, Trolls & More

Palmer is reportedly up for the love interest role in the film, opposite male lead Luke Bracey. Bracey will be playing a hotshot young cop, named Johnny Utah, who tries to infiltrate a group of criminals led by adrenaline junkie Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez).

For all intents and purposes, it sounds like the Point Break remake isn’t stepping too far outside the original’s shadow. That could prove to be the film’s key to success, or its downfall; we’ll have to wait and see.

Point Break hits theaters on August 7, 2015

Source: Variety

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Colin Firth is out as the voice of Paddington in the upcoming animated film.

paddington 2014 trailer Movie News Wrap Up: Point Break, Trolls & More

The news comes just days after the first full trailer for the film, an adaptation of the Michael Bond children’s books, hit the Net. However, both Firth and Studiocanal report the split was amicable, although no official reason is given.

While we may never learn why the Oscar winner dropped out, it’s hard not to think the decision had something to do with the trailer. Strangely, though, that first footage, which had a decidedly slapstick tone to it, did not feature any of Firth’s performance. Regardless, the hunt for a new Paddington voice is on.

Paddington releases December 25, 2014.

Source: EW

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  1. remaking point break, oh hollywood! they just don’t get it.
    point break is a badly acted, terribly paced, piece of crap, with dialoge, so poor it makes your toes curel, but! thats why we love it. Point being, you can’t accidentally turn sh*t in to gold twice.

  2. Don’t get me wrong I really like the hurt locker and zero dark thirty but Bigelow wanting to make a movie about that pos deserter is beyond me. I and I’m sure the majority of people have no interest on making a pos coward into a hero in some bs not even close to the facts movie. This will do nothing but piss off every veteran whos been in the service, and my logical guess is that is the majority of people that see her movies. But hey if she wants to damage her career and piss off the majority hey go for it I wont be paying to see it.

    • To be honest, I felt The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty looked like pandering, flag-waving piles of crap, which is why I avoided them so romanticising a deserter has lessened her even more now (not that I had a very high opinion of her work anyway, I respect the hell out of all military personnel regardless of which country they protect but I despise pro-military movies that applaud real life situations in conflict, the only exception is Saving Private Ryan).

      The people celebrating his return home….first of all, would they support ALL deserters and second, have they not seen Homeland?

  3. I genuinely thought SR would never report on Firth dropping out of Paddington because I mentioned it on the trailer comment section last week and assumed because it was a British production based on a British children’s show, you guys wouldn’t mention it (much like you’ve never mentioned the Bananaman film coming out next year, despite the teaser poster being widely reported on a month or two ago but happily report on films or shows based on US children’s shows that none of the readers here outside America will have even heard of).

    Having said that, much respect to Firth for pulling out for those reasons rather than just taking the money and giving a performance he wasn’t happy with.

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