Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison and Katie Holmes are among the cast providing voices for the Weinstein Co.’s English-language version of the Argentine family comedy Underdogs.
Rounding out the the voice cast of Juan Jose Campanella’s film are John Leguizamo, Mexican star Eugenio Derbez, Taran Killiam, Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan and Rizzoli & Isles’s Chazz Palminteri.
The film’s release date has been pushed to Apr. 10, 2015, from its previous date of Jan. 15, the date to which Weinstein has just moved its family fantasy Paddington, which was previously set for Christmas.
Underdogs centers on a shy but talented foosball player (Morrison) who must defend his town and the girl he loves, Laura (Grande), from the nefarious soccer player Ace (Hoult). He’s aided by the figures on his foosball table, who magically come to life. The screenplay, by Campanella, Gaston Gorali and Eduardo Sacheri, has been reworked for U.S audiences.
“This talented cast takes our script and enhances it, with brilliant improvisation and wonderful chemistry. I’m so proud of these super-talented actors and comedians,” TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein commented in a statement.
The film shares its new release date with Fox’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and Paramount’s fantasy The Moon and the Sun. On its previous date are the thriller Blackhat and the Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer.
Nicholas has joined fellow British actors Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley & Mark Strong in the villain themed Jaguar commercials. Be sure to check out the commercial below and visit the Innovation Lab for more videos and photos of Nicholas.
Things are not always as they appear on the surface. Visit http://www.jaguarusa.com/innovationlab and let Nicholas Hoult introduce you to the Innovation Lab, where all Jaguar cars are designed and tested. #MethodToOurMadness
Jennifer Lawrence already had more screen time in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” than in the franchise’s previous installment and it looks like the trend will continue with the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Simon Kinberg, who returns to co-write and co-produce the latest movie in the mega-successful franchise, told Collider that the film will more closely explore the relationship between Lawrence’s blue mutant Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast. It will also focus on the impact that Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) have each had on Mystique, as well as the friendship between Charles and Erik.
Although it doesn’t rule them out of future movies, Kinberg said that “Apocalypse” will close the trilogy for the aforementioned “First Class” characters.
“The relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn’t have a lot of time to explore in ‘Days of Future Past’ so we’ll have an opportunity to do more of that in ‘Apocalypse,’” Kinberg said.
Kinberg didn’t disclose whether the film would single out a single character, as the previous two have, but did say that “Apocalypse” examines how both Erik and Charles has impacted Mystique.
“Part of what’s really interesting about Mystique’s character is that she is, in some ways, the child of both Erik and Charles,” he told the site. “She grew up with Charles and then she sort of became a woman with Erik, so her being the cross-pollination, if you will, of those two philosophies and those two men is something we can explore in the movie, too.”
Bryan Singer will return to direct “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which hits theaters on May 18, 2016. Meanwhile, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14.
Glamour UK is asking for our help to decide who will be 2014’s sexiest man. They’ve put together a list and they included Nicholas so be sure to vote for him.
Single? Nick has been linked to co-star Kristen Stewart since splitting with Jennifer Lawrence, but the jury’s still out as to whether they’re actually an item or just good friends.
See Him Next: In Equals a remake of distopian novel 1984 in which he stars with the aforementioned K-Stew. There’s also two big action films coming up for Nick – Mad Max and the next X-Men movie, which he stars in with the also aforementioned J-Law.
Go to Glamour to cast your vote!