Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana Join Ryan Reynolds in ‘The Adam Project’

Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana are joining Ryan Reynolds in sci-fi action adventure The Adam Project for Netflix.

Reynolds will star as a man who must travel back in time to get help from his 13-year-old self. Together, they encounter their late father, who is now the same age as Reynolds.

Garner is playing the boy’s mother while Saldana’s is the adult character’s wife, a fighter pilot.

Jonathan Tropper is behind the screenplay, a rewrite based on a script by Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, and TS Nowlin.

Along with Levy and Reynolds, Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce for Skydance, which worked with the streamer on Six Underground and Old Guard, and developed The Adam Project.

Executive producers are Dan Levine and Dan Cohen for 21 Laps, George Dewey and Patrick Gooing for Maximum Effort, as well as Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.

The Adam Project will be the first project under The Group Effort Initiative, a self-financed diversity and inclusion program from Reynolds’ Maximum Effort and Blake Lively’s B for Effort banner that aims to give people of color, across all ages, a chance to work and learn on the actor’s productions.

Garner, who is working with Netflix on feature comedy Yes Day, is repped by CAA, Linden and Sloane Offer.

Source: THR

‘Princess Bride’ At-Home Remake Set At Quibi

Beginning Monday, Quibi will stream an all-star remake of The Princess Bride filmed by actors at home while in quarantine.

The re-creation, first reported by Vanity Fair, will feature an A-list cast that includes couples Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Common and Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and Chris Pine and Annabelle Wallis, along with Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Elijah Wood, Jon Hamm, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Jenna Ortega, Jack Black, David Oyelowo, Keegan-Michael Key, Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Andy Serkis, Diego Luna, Taika Waititi and Zazie Beetz and more.

Directed by Jason Reitman, the project will see Common playing the heroic Westley (originated by Cary Elwes), Haddish as Princess Buttercup (first played by Robin Wright), and Jackman as the villainous Humperdinck, to name a few.

The Princess Bride’s director, Rob Reiner, will also appear in the remake, along with Fred Savage, who reprises his role as the grandson in the film.

Beginning June 29, Quibi will release chapters of the made-at-home movie daily for two weeks.

The remake also is aiding a good cause. As part of the project, Quibi has donated $1 million to chef José Andrés’ charity World Central Kitchen, which provides meals to those who have been most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Deadline

Oprah Winfrey To Deliver Commencement Address For Virtual Graduation Event

Oprah Winfrey will be the featured commencement speaker for #Graduation 2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020, a multi-hour streaming event set for May 15 on both platforms.

Aimed at this year’s seniors whose commencement ceremonies have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook and Instagram will be honoring the class of 2020 with a virtual graduation event. It also will feature words of wisdom from Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more to be announced soon.

Miley Cyrus also is scheduled for a special performance of her hit song, “The Climb.” The video will be broadcast on Facebook Watch and available at facebook.com/facebookapp. Individual segments will be posted to the @instagram account on Instagram, as well as contributors’ social media accounts.

Source: Deadline

‘Alias’ Season 2 Captures – Part 2

The gallery has been updated with the second & final batch of blu-ray captures from the 2nd season of Alias; gallery links & previews are below. Enjoy!

Gallery Links
2×12 – The Getaway Captures
2×13 – Phase One Captures
2×14 – Double Agent Captures
2×15 – A Free Agent Captures
2×16 – Firebomb Captures
2×17 – A Dark Turn Captures
2×18 – Truth Takes Time Captures
2×19 – Endgame Captures
2×20 – Countdown Captures
2×21 – Second Double Captures
2×22 – The Telling Captures

‘Alias’ Season 2 Captures – Part 1

The gallery has been updated with the first batch of blu-ray captures from the 2nd season of Alias; gallery links & previews are below. Enjoy!

Gallery Links
2×01 – The Enemy Walks In Captures
2×02 – Trust Me Captures
2×03 – Cipher Captures
2×04 – Dead Drop Captures
2×05 – The Indicator Captures
2×06 – Salvation Captures
2×07 – The Counteragent Captures
2×08 – Passage: Part 1 Captures
2×09 – Passage: Part 2 Captures
2×10 – The Abduction Captures
2×11 – A Higher Echelon Captures

Jennifer Garner Explains How Save With Stories Initiative With Amy Adams Came About

The two actresses have organized a movement in which stars will read books on social media to raise money for children that don’t have access to meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jennifer Garner explained how she and Amy Adams came up with their #SaveWithStories charitable initiative on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show: At Home Edition.

After Jimmy Fallon told some coronavirus-inspired jokes on his front porch, Garner called in to talk about the effort. Working with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Garner, Adams and other stars are reading stories on social media to raise money for children that don’t have access to meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Amy called me Friday night and she said, ‘I want to do something to help feed kids who are stranded with school closures.’ Cause you, you know, between 25 and 30 million in the United States rely on school for food and free and reduced breakfast, lunches, backpack programs,” she said.

Garner shared that she recently visited a school in Kentucky with Save the Children. “They opened their lunch at the end of the school day and kids take home cartons of food,” she explained. “What’s happening with those families, as well as kids in urban settings? And I said, ‘Okay, if you really want to do this, let’s do it.’ It’s been non-stop since then and really great.”

“It’s great to have a purpose right now,” she added.

A number of stars have volunteered to read books as part of the initiative, including Fallon and Reese Witherspoon.

“People I have never met before — our community — is just so generous and so just, ‘How can I help? What can I do?'” said Garner.

The actress later shared how she is spending her time social distancing. After saying that she has been video calling her parents and sister each night, Garner said that she has also spent her free time cooking.

“It’s actually been totally fine for me. We have a job to do. We’re doing it, which is to stay home. We’re flattening that curve,” she said.

Fallon concluded the interview by asking Garner to perform a song on the saxophone, which she played in high school.

At Fallon’s request for her to perform a “hand-washing song,” Garner broke out into a performance of “Happy Birthday” as Fallon sang coronavirus-inspired lyrics.

“Happy birthday, wash your hands/ Happy birthday, wash your hands,” he sang. “Wash your hands and don’t touch your face.”

Watch the full episode below.

Source: THR