• Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) have signed on to star in The Lobster, set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is “a matter of life and death.” Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos is making his English-language debut on the project, which also stars Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas) and Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). [THR]
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A common thief falls in love with a tuberculosis-stricken beauty in the supernatural drama Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell as said thief, and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil!) as the object of his affection. Set in a mythic, Edwardian-style New York City, Russell Crowe brings out a devilish Irish growl to play a malevolent gangster.
Based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel, the adaptation marks Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman’s (A Beautiful Mind) directorial debut. Winter’s Tale also boasts an impressive supporting cast including Will Smith, Eva Marie Saint, Matt Bomer, and Jennifer Connelly. Check out the trailer after the jump, and don’t blink or you might miss Smith.
Don’t let the name fool you: Winter’s Tale has nothing to do with Leontes, Hermione, and an exit, pursued by a bear.
Instead, it’s a sort of supernaturally inflected Aladdin/Walk to Remember/The Fountain mashup, starring Colin Farrell as charming World War I-era thief Peter Lake and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay (a.k.a. the dearly departed Lady Sybil) as the dying woman he loves.
Through mysterious means — time travel? A Sleepy Hollow-style decades-long dirt nap? — Lake finds himself still alive and kicking in present-day New York City, where friendly face Jennifer Connelly helps him remember his past and figure out what he’s meant to do in the future. (Evidently, it’s got something to do with his undying passion for Sybil.) Oh, and Connelly’s fellow Beautiful Mind Oscar winner Russell Crowe plays some kind of mustache-twirling Irish gangster. The film also features “Athansor, a mysterious white horse who becomes [Peter’s] guardian angel” — according to Wikipedia, anyway.
• Colin Farrell has reportedly been offered the lead in Warcraft, the Legendary Pictures adaptation of the popular video game World of Warcraft. Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) is also in talks to star in the film, which is set to go into production in January with Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) in the director’s chair. Paul Dano (Prisoners), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Travis Fimmel (Vikings) are all on the short list as well. Blood Diamond scribe Charles Leavitt penned the script. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Charlize Theron may join Gillian Flynn adaptation; Plus Colin Farrell, Lily Collins, Rodrigo Santoro, and more
• Last time we checked on the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Dark Places, Amy Adams was in talks to star, but the latest news is that Adams has fallen out and Charlize Theron is interested in the role. Flynn said of Adams last June that she “couldn’t dream of someone more fantastic.” Even though we had been looking forward to seeing Adams in the adaptation, Charlize seems like a perfect alternate for the character of Libby Day. [Deadline]
• Colin Farrell is in talks to join Anthony Hopkins in the supernatural thriller Solace, about an FBI agent who enlists the help of a retired doctor to help him solve a series of murders. Farrell will not, however, be playing the agent — he’ll be the serial killer. Brazilian filmmaker Alfonso Poyart (2 Rabbits) is set to direct the project. [Deadline]
Casting Net: Bradley Cooper in high demand; Plus Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and more
• Warner Bros. has acquired The Man From Primrose Lane with the intent of developing it into a feature for Bradley Cooper. Chad Feehan (Paranormal Activity 4) will write the screenplay based on James Renner’s novel about a true crime writer who decides to investigate the mysterious murder of a mitten-wearing, West Akron, Ohio recluse. [Deadline]
• Bradley Cooper is also currently in discussions to re-team with Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) for his next project, tentatively called Chef and described as a “culinary comedy” about a disgraced Paris-based chef attempting to stage a comeback in London. Cooper can be seen alongside Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling in Cianfrance’s upcoming film The Place Beyond the Pines, out in theaters March 29. [Variety]
• Though they haven’t even begun work on Animal Rescue yet, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are currently in talks join Daniel Espinosa’s (Safe House) adaptation of the thriller Child 44. Set in Stalin’s Soviet Union and based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel — the first in a trilogy — is about a devoted war hero whose faith in the system is shaken when he is forced to investigate the death of a child. [The Wrap]
• Charlize Theron is in talks to star in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, which has been described as a broad comedy in the vein of Blazing Saddles. As his first feature after Ted, MacFarlane is not only co-writing and directing the film — he’ll also star. [THR]
Colin Farrell stars in Dead Man Down as some kind of criminal hitman with a heart of gold. But the real draw for the thriller, opening in March, is that it reteams Noomi Rapace (a.k.a. “original Swedish Lisbeth Salander”) with director Niels Arden Oplev (a.k.a. “Original Swedish director of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”) That collaboration positively guarantees that everyone who discovered Dragon Tattoo on Netflix a couple of years ago will go see this movie, if only to complain about the inevitable David Fincher remake. The film also stars Terrence Howard as a vile mob boss. It looks pretty cool. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Toronto Film Festival Q&A: Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken on 'Seven Psychopaths' and their triple bromance
They play speech-giving, gun-toting psychopaths in In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s zippy, blood-drenched comedy Seven Psychopaths, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. But in person Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are really just big softies at heart, and good buddies who like tea, each other’s movies, and do soft-core porn? (More on that below).
EW.com sat down at the Toronto fest on Sunday with Rockwell and Harrelson, and separately with costar Christopher Walken, who’s totally dead-pan funny as Hans, a philosophical dog-napping business partner of Rockwell’s super chatty, psycho killer Billy. Colin Farrell (an In Bruges alum) stars as Billy’s friend Marty, an L.A. screenwriter working on a screenplay about psychopaths, and all the guys, while on set, fell for a little pooch named Bonny, a white, fluffy Shih Tzu belonging to Harrelson’s character, scary mob moss Charlie. Bonny’s kidnapped by Billy and Hans, leading to violent consequences. READ FULL STORY
Toronto Film Festival: Midnight premiere of 'Seven Psychopaths' with Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken total madness
You know a movie’s going to be a festival hit — or at least feel that a movie’s going to be a hit — when hundreds of fans slog to a midnight premiere, potentially boozed up but still edgy with excitement, laughing and yelling their approval.
The Midnight Madness premiere of In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s violent comedy Seven Psychopaths, starring a litany of actors who’ve played past cinematic psychopaths, including Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, brought out film nerds and nerdettes alike. Costars Abbie Cornish, in swooping red, and Olga Kurylenko, in a glam black gown with an Angelina Jolie-ish leg slit, came as well, along with a non-human cast member: a sweet, sedate shih tzu in the movie named Bonny. READ FULL STORY
If you’re like me — and I hope you’re not — you probably watched the first trailer for Seven Psychopaths and thought to yourself: “Well, I’m intrigued, but before I commit to this movie, I’d like to be sure that it features Christopher Walken using the F-word and Colin Farrell using the S-word.” Thankfully, there’s a new red-band trailer which features lots of R-rated invective straight from the brain of Martin McDonagh, the writer/director of Psychopaths who’s like an Irish David Mamet. Watch the new trailer: READ FULL STORY
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