10:59 pm - 05/01/2014

Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult replace Amber Heard and Zac Efron in Autobahn


Car chase thriller “Autobahn” has gone through yet another casting change, but looks finally ready to go before cameras. Felicity Jones is now onboard as the female lead, replacing Amber Heard and joining Nicholas Hoult, who himself replaced Zac Efron. But the film is finally happening a year after being announced, with filming set to begin on May 5th and a supporting cast including Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley.
Hoult and Jones will play a young American couple backpacking through Europe who find themselves fleeing from some bad guys when his job as a pickup driver for some German drug smugglers goes horribly wrong. F. Scott Frazier wrote the script and Eran Creevy will be directing.
Jones will next be seen in Stephen Hawking biopic “Theory of Everything” opposite Eddie Redmayne and a badly-kept secret role in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ set to premiere tomorrow. She’s also wrapped true life crime thriller “True Story” with Jonah Hill and James Franco and will next play the title role in revisionist “Romeo and Juliet” rom com “Rosaline.” She recently signed on to play one of the leads in JA Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ “A Monster Calls.”

tiltheworldend 2nd-May-2014 03:04 am (UTC)
Upgrade on both counts tbh
coulditbesatan 2nd-May-2014 03:20 am (UTC)
firstblush 2nd-May-2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
lol i thought the exact same thing when I saw this.
iamamerman 2nd-May-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
zac ditched it to clear up time for star wars
luvthatdrtywata 2nd-May-2014 03:17 am (UTC)
i am weirdly holding out for the zac/lupita announcement tbh.
la_petite_singe 2nd-May-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
whiskybars 2nd-May-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
basic for basic, only mildly talented

fair trade
dull_and_wicked 2nd-May-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
more like chins for no chins
_pinkpornstar_ 2nd-May-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
I wonder if they'll change it to a "young couple from the UK" instead since both the leads are themselves now.
indignantindigo 2nd-May-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
Aww I feel bad for Zac Efron. Not that this movie seems like anything I wanna watch eh
_cheshire 2nd-May-2014 03:06 am (UTC)
Sounds meh tbh

Also o/t but I need a Vikings post asap, I need somebody to flail around with lol
luname3 2nd-May-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Major upgrade.
zombieland 2nd-May-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Vast improvements
_pinkpornstar_ 2nd-May-2014 03:09 am (UTC)
I still can't believe Felicity Jones is 30 years old.
presidentmlissa 2nd-May-2014 03:09 am (UTC)
oh my stars is that Felicity Jones' actual eye color?
_pinkpornstar_ 2nd-May-2014 03:11 am (UTC)
lol yes
presidentmlissa 2nd-May-2014 03:15 am (UTC)
handsdowntoo 2nd-May-2014 03:10 am (UTC)
Upgrade on female lead.
Downgrade on male lead.

She's gorgeous. He's ugly as fuck.
crazyventures 2nd-May-2014 03:11 am (UTC)
flyfingers7 2nd-May-2014 03:11 am (UTC)
amber...what good is that 50 yr old dick if you can't keep a role?
semirose 2nd-May-2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Whelp this is way superior casting. Hope it's not wasted on a shit movie.
neverhft 2nd-May-2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Double Upgrade!

palcica123 2nd-May-2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Can you send me a video of this slayage?
foxtree 5th-May-2014 05:08 am (UTC)
Aww, how nice to see the 2016 AA Olympic gold medalist in this post
cloudsnberries 2nd-May-2014 03:15 am (UTC)
wow upgrade, it's like a completely different movie now
luvthatdrtywata 2nd-May-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
i am watching this awkward moment rn and jfc was zac efron always this gorgeous???
msweetie913 2nd-May-2014 03:38 am (UTC)
he really hit his stride after like 17 again
illiade 2nd-May-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
What an incredibly non generic plot, tell me more.
tommybeulah 2nd-May-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Wonder if this will be a big a hit as Jack the Giant Slayer
winifredburklle 2nd-May-2014 03:17 am (UTC)
Felicity is so fucking cute.
xeroxicide__ 2nd-May-2014 03:19 am (UTC)
downgrade of the century. not that i care.
kdvn 2nd-May-2014 03:20 am (UTC)
I love Felicity (even in Like Crazy) but this movie sounds kind of cheesy, a bit like Joyride and countless other movies of that nature.
ronsypooie 2nd-May-2014 03:22 am (UTC)
why can't they just be a British couple backpacking through Europe? instead of them trying to do their American accents.
camillesaens 2nd-May-2014 03:23 am (UTC)
ik she gets a lot hate on her recently but Amber Heard is sf gorgeous omg
ayajedi 2nd-May-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
good move
mavis_gary 2nd-May-2014 03:32 am (UTC)
upgrades, not that I will prob ever see this movie. Felicity Jones is so lovely to me.
leperheart 2nd-May-2014 04:10 am (UTC)
the autobahn scared the fuck out of me
hank_kowalski 2nd-May-2014 11:55 am (UTC)
snark_ranger 2nd-May-2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Amber Heard must have the worst agent in Hollywood. This chick has been on the cusp of breaking out since like '07.
onyxrose81 2nd-May-2014 10:55 am (UTC)
The fact that she can't really act (or worse, she has no screen presence) is probably the reason.
hypermuseic9 2nd-May-2014 05:02 am (UTC)
upgrade from Amber tbh. I love Felicity. get them roles!!!
megedeborch 2nd-May-2014 07:30 am (UTC)
LOL @ that title. Movie sounds boring but if the car chasing is good I might still watch.
posthuman 2nd-May-2014 11:15 am (UTC)
yaaas get those roles Nicholas
therearewords 2nd-May-2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh Nicky, why don't you just stick to Tom Ford.
prophecypro 2nd-May-2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
Upgrade but the other two have promise with the right stuff. Would actually like to see all 4 in something

Love Felicity
tx5mym5 2nd-May-2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
Cast upgrade to people who can actually act.
hottestarcher 5th-May-2014 06:08 am (UTC)
Zac and Amber are two of the hottest actors right now. They shouldn't have replaced them. A sex scene would've been amazing
smalltownitch 7th-May-2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
F. Scott. No. Even if that's your given name, a writer should should leave that name alone. That's like writing under the name Ernest Hemingway Jones. Just no.
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