Jj Abrams

  • 09 March 2006

Date of birth

27th June, 1966

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.70

The Disaster Artist Trailer

Tommu Wiseau is an ever secretive and Louisiana-born filmmaker who directed, wrote and starred in the 2003 romantic drama 'The Room' with Greg Sestero. It's a movie that has become a cult hit among film-lovers for all the wrong reasons, as it's considered to be one of the worst films ever made.

It follows the love triangle between banker named Johnny (Tommy's character), his lying wife Lisa ( protrayed by Juliette Danielle) and his best friend Mark (who is played by Greg Sestero). Amongst the random subplots that seemingly have no relation to the plot itself, we see Johnny struggling to quash Lisa's stories that she is the victim of domestic abuse.

James Franco stars as the filmmaker while his brother Dave Franco plays Greg Sestero in 'The Disaster Artist'; a comedic retelling of Sestero's 2013 memoir and a look at the making of this iconic flick. Amusingly Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero also star in this new movie - though they portray characters Henry and the casting agent respectively. Plus, Sestero previously claimed that Wiseau would only agree to this adaptation if he would be played by either James Franco or Johnny Depp.

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J.J. Abrams To Direct And Co-Write 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 September 2017

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Following his success with 'The Force Awakens', the director will close out the trilogy.

Following the news that Colin Trevorrow would be stepping away from the 'Star Wars' franchise, despite working for some time on the beginnings of 'Episode IX', came the rumours of exactly who would be moving in to replace him.

J.J. Abrams will co-write and direct Episode IX

Many thought that Rian Johnson - director for the upcoming episodic addition 'The Last Jedi' - would be promoted to direct the closing chapter of this new trilogy, but according to a new report, that's not going to be the case.

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Jj Abrams at the film premiere of Arrival held at the Village Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th November 2016

J.J. Abrams at the premiere of the HBO drama series 'Westworld' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 28th September 2016

'Green Room' Tops Our List Of 2016's Most Exciting Horrors

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 May 2016

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It joins '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the upcoming ghost story 'The Conjuring 2'.

This year is quite the year for horror. We've already seen a good handful of epic chillers and it's not stopping there. Stephen King's 'Cell' is the latest movie to be announced for release later this year, but here's a look at what we've seen so far and what's to come this summer.

Image caption Meet the band in exhilarating horror 'Green Room'

1. Green Room - Patrick Stewart as a ruthless psychopath determined to murder a punk band may seem an unlikely concept but that's what makes this nerve shredding horror (directed by Jeremy Saulnier of 'Blue Ruin') so grippingly intense. When a band shows up at neo-Nazi bar for a show, they unwittingly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder - and now they're next on the hitlist. Alongside Patrick Stewart, the movie also stars Joe Cole from 'Peaky Blinders', '28 Weeks Later' actress Imogen Poots and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Anton Yelchin.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Steals The Show At 2016 Empire Awards

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21 March 2016

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Spectre' were also big winners.

Just when you thought film awards season was over, the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards rolled in last night (March 20th 2016) to heap some much deserved praise on the epic of the year 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; a film which didn't manage to land an Oscar and wasn't even recognised at the Golden Globes in spite of its enormous appeal.

Daisy Ridley wins for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The film won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, beating 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Martian'. However, it was beaten to Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) over all by Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'. It also lost out on Best Costume Design to 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was another major winner at the awards show when it also landed Best Soundtrack.

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Stars And Stormtroopers Turn Out For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premiere [Photos]

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 December 2015

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It's pretty much THE movie event of the whole year.

'Star Wars' fever has been rife all year, but nowhere was it more infectious than at the world premiere of 'The Force Awakens' yesterday (December 14th 2015). Packed with fans, celebrities as well as the stars of the movie, this was a film event of titanic proportions.

George Lucas and Jj Abrams buddy up at the Star Wars premiere

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' made it's premiere in Los Angeles, though the night became so busy that it had to be spread from the Dolby Theater to the TCL Chinese and El Capitan as well. The director of the previous movies George Lucas showed, to the delight of new director and major fan J.J. Abrams. Lucas previously described having to attend the premiere as being like a divorced father at his grown child's wedding, but in this case it seems stepfather Abrams couldn't have been more right for the continuation of the 'Star Wars' project.

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Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Dies Days After Seeing 'The Force Awakens'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 November 2015

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Daniel Fleetwood was granted a special screening of the new 'Star Wars' film last Thursday.

Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was granted his dying wish to see The Force Awakens film last week, has died. The 32 year old Texan, who had an aggressive form of cancer that had spread to 90% of his lungs, was granted the chance to see the film months before it hits cinemas, after the social media campaign #forcefordaniel went viral.

Terminally ill Star Wars fan Daniel Fleetwood has died, days after viewing The Force Awakens.

His wife Ashley, confirmed his death in a Facebook post on Tuesday, writing: “He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Rest in peace my love. Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force.”

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JJ Abrams Says Star Wars 'Episode VIII' Script Is "Already Written"

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 November 2015

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'Star Wars' fans will be relieved to know that preparations for the sequel to 'The Force Awakens' are under control.

There’s still a more than a month of impatient waiting to go before the world gets to see The Force Awakens, but director J.J. Abrams says that the Star Wars producers aren’t resting on their laurels, revealing that the script for Episode VIII is already written.

The 49 year old director conducted a lengthy interview with Wired, in which he revealed that the eighth movie of the franchise is taking shape quickly. Though it will be directed by Rian Johnson, Abrams has already announced that he’s taking an executive producer’s role, and has shared a first look at the script with Johnson.

Jj Abrams is the executive producer of 'Episode VIII'

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Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Granted Dying Wish To See 'The Force Awakens'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 November 2015

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Daniel Fleetwood viewed an early cut of the film on Thursday.

Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan, was granted his dying wish to view The Force Awakens on Thursday, nearly two months before it is released in cinemas. Fleetwood suffers from an aggressive form of cancer that has spread to 90% of his lungs and has been given just months to live.