Zoe Bell

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Although it’s disappointing that the tagline for Josh C. Waller‘s Raze isn’t “One big room, full of bad bitches,” the stand-in “you should see the other girls” is a pretty fantastic way of getting the film’s message across: do not mess with Zoë Bell. The New Zealand-born stuntwoman turned actress, best known on the acting side of the screen for her work beating the hell out of Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof, has her work cut out for her in the female fighting flick, which she also produced. Bell plays Sabrina, who is abducted along with 49 other women and deposited in a warehouse of horrors where they are forced to brawl. The catch on top of the crazy is that their captors have taken one of their loved ones ransom as well; if they lose their fight, their child or husband or lover will also lose their life. Not that their forced cage fighting was a super casual walk in the park before, but it’s a battle to the death now.


Jack Reynor

What is Casting Couch? It’s a casting roundup that’s knee deep in nostalgia as it reports on movies based on comic books and toys from its childhood. Due to a little bit of inspiration from the Internet, Michael Bay gave Mark Wahlberg a pretty big part in his upcoming fourth Transformers movie. It’s always been understood that Wahlberg was playing a placeholder character though, who would pass the franchise off to a couple of young kids who would be pushed into the forefront as it went forward. Well, today Bay announced that he’s found the male half of this new duo. Apparently little known Irish actor Jack Reynor is his guy. Bay says that he saw Reynor in an Irish movie called What Richard Did, which a quick Googling tells me has nothing to do with acting opposite giant robots, so let’s all hope he knows what he’s talking about.



Quentin Tarantino has very quickly, but not so quietly, found a new niche for his filmmaking talents as a teller of tall tales with a historical bent. He’s less interested in historical accuracy than he is historical tomfoolery, but that never lessens the sheer entertainment he finds in mankind’s relatively recent foibles and misdeeds. From Inglourious Basterds‘ band of World War II Nazi-killers to his latest film’s vengeful slave turned bounty hunter, Tarantino has shown a knack for fitting his charismatic and electric characters into unexpected historical contexts with entertaining as hell results. It’s 1858 in America, and Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is a dentist on a mission. It’s light on tooth decay, heavy on bloodshed and utterly unrelated to the field of dentistry. He’s a bounty hunter whose latest targets, The Brittle Brothers, present a challenge in that he has no idea what they look like. Undeterred, Schultz acquires, apprentices and befriends a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who can identify the brothers. In exchange the ex-dentist will help the newly freed Django reunite with his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), who currently belongs to a cruel but undeniably charming plantation owner named Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). What follows is a tale that would have made American History class a hell of a lot more memorable as Schultz and Django cut a bloody swath across the post-Civil War South through racists, enforcers and recognizable TV actors (Tom Wopat! Lee Horsley!) from decades past. The cinematic violence is paired with […]



Don’t call it a comeback for Wesley Snipes and director Abel Ferrara, they’ve been here for years…



Fox Searchlight has released a brand new featurette for the upcoming roller derby movie Whip It, from first time director Drew Barrymore. Narrated by Ms. Barrymore herself, the featurette shows that this Austin-set film is full of girl power.



The first photos for Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut — the story of girls on skates kicking the shit out of each other — have arrived.


FSR reader Christopher M. has sent us a few photos from the set of Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It, starring Ellen Page. Check out the groovy roller derby uniforms on Zoe Bell and Kristen Wiig.


Tom Rosenberg, the head of Lakeshore Entertainment, gives updates on all the movies they’ve got coming up.


The rapper turned actor and stuntwoman turned cult icon will be signing on to the production Lionsgate’s relatively untitled sci-fi action thriller from Crank writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

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