J.J. Abrams News

BWW Profiles: Stage Vet Adam Driver Vies for 2014 Emmy Award
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 19, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Miranda Otto Boards HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

According to Deadline, Miranda Otto is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilotWESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, Thandie Newton, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - STAR WARS EPISODE VII Concept Art of Han Solo Costume
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Indie Revolver has once again shared a first look at concept art of the Han Solo costume for the film. (more...)

Photo: First Glimpse of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Stormtroopers
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

STAR WARS Imperial Forces will be getting a makeover for J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, hitting theaters on December 18, 2015. (more...)

Thandie Newton Joins Cast of HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thandie Newton is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

Ed Harris Joins All-Star Cast of HBO's WESTWORLD
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Ed Harris is the latest to join the all-star cast of HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. Also in the cast are Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg, James Marsden, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Eddie Rouse. (more...)

James Marsden and Eddie Rouse Board HBO's WESTWORLD Pilot
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Deadline reports that James Marsden and Eddie Rouse are the latest actors to sign on for HBO's new drama pilot WESTWORLD, from J.J. Abrams. (more...)

Disney Developing STAR WARS Theme Park Expansion
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Disney isn't just bringing STAR WARS back to the big screen - it'll soon be expanding its theme park presence. (more...)

SPARTACUS Star Nick Tarabay Joins HERO Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

HERO Theatre announced Nick Tarabay, best known as "Ashur" on the television drama Spartacus, has joined their resident acting ensemble. Spartacus originally on STARZ, has recently been acquired by the SyFy Network. (more...)

Mark Hamill Reveals Details from Set of STAR WARS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In an all-new red carpet interview with BBC News, Mark Hamill shared details on the highly anticipated upcoming STAR WARS installment. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mark Hamill Debuts Luke Skywalker Look from STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2014

Despite the air-tight security surrounding STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, Mark Hamill took a break from shooting to attend the premiere of Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - inadvertently giving viewers a first glimpse at Luke Skywalker's look in J.J. Abrams' upcoming film. Check out photos from the premiere below! (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Interested in Taking on BATMAN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

If Ben Affleck as Batman doesn't work out, Benedict Cumberbatch is willing to give it a shot. (more...)

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Join HBO's WESTWORLD Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

TVGuide reports that Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have saddled up for J.J. Abrams' WESTWORLD on HBO. (more...)

Details Revealed for John Boyega's STAR WARS Character
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Badass Digest shares details about the character that actor John Boyega will portray in the film. (more...)

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Starfighter from STAR WARS EPISODE VII!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

On the set of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of the highly anticipated film! (more...)

The Houston Symphony to Perform Film Scores to Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Movie fans have another way to experience two blockbuster favorites this summer. On July 18 and 19, the Houston Symphony will perform the film scores live on the Jones Hall stage as audiences watch director J.J. Abrams' mega-hits Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness on a huge screen suspended above the orchestra. The live musical performance will synchronize perfectly with the film and blend seamlessly with dialogue and sound-effects tracks, creating a truly unique and thrilling movie-watching experience, as audiences witness composer Michael Giacchino's masterful scores recreated live before their eyes. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Present New STAR TREK Films with Live Orchestra, 7/18-19
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Movie fans have another way to experience two blockbuster favorites this summer. On July 18 and 19, the Houston Symphony will perform the film scores live on the Jones Hall stage as audiences watch director J.J. Abrams' mega-hits Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness on a huge screen suspended above the orchestra. The live musical performance will synchronize perfectly with the film and blend seamlessly with dialogue and sound-effects tracks, creating a truly unique and thrilling movie-watching experience, as audiences witness composer Michael Giacchino's masterful scores recreated live before their eyes. (more...)

Rebecca Ferguson Lands Female Lead in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5
by Movies News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to Deadline, Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (BBC's THE WHITE QUEEN) has landed the female lead in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5, set to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and written by video game scribe Will Staples. Alec Baldwin is also in talks to join the cast as the head of the CIA. (more...)

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Adds Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen to the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the US and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Krysta Rodriguez Guest Stars in IAN, Episode 3 - 'The Fly Goddess'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 03, 2014

Broadway diva and SMASH star Krysta Rodriguez is the fly-girl of Ian's dreams in Episode 3 of the Stage17.tv hit comedy web series IAN. (more...)

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