Now that the villains of Kingsman: The Secret Service have had their shot at the EW Hideout, it’s time for the heroes to take over. Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Sophie Cookson swung by to talk about the upcoming film from the good guys’ perspective while guaranteeing plenty of badass action on their end. Just don’t ask Colin Firth to tell you himself just how badass it is. He might have some trouble.
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In the new teaser for Before I Go to Sleep, Nicole Kidman plays a traumatized woman who can’t remember the violent attack she suffered 10 years ago. Her husband (Colin Firth) and doctor (Mark Strong) say they only want to help her recover, but every morning, when she wakes up, her memory of everything is gone. So she starts to document her days, Memento style, so that each day slowly brings her closer to the truth. READ FULL STORY
Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) will replace Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear in the Weinstein Company’s Paddington, based on the popular children’s literature character. Firth departed the live-action/CGI-hybrid project in June. Producer David Heyman told the Daily Mail, which broke Thursday’s news, that Firth’s voice was “too mature” for the part; the film needed a slightly younger voice for the beloved bear who arrives in England from Peru. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi will also lend their voices to the film. [The Wrap]
Christina Chong has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, joining Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, among others. Chong’s role is unknown at this time, but it is believed to be minor. The actress most recently appeared in Fox’s 24: Live Another Day. The Disney and Lucasfilm project is being directed by J.J. Abrams and is set to hit theaters December 18, 2015. [Variety]
Renée Elise Goldsberry has joined Universal’s comedy The Nest. She will play the role of Kim, an old friend of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s characters who host one final house party at their parents’ place. Goldsberry has a recurring role on The Good Wife as Assistant D.A. Geneva Pine, and recently appeared on The Following and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She’s expected to do a bit on the ongoing second season of Masters of Sex. [Deadline]
Glen Powell (Fast Food Nation, Best Friends Forever) has been cast in Universal’s Ride Along 2, teaming up with leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Tim Story will direct. Cube and Matt Alvarez are producing for Cubevision along with Will Packer Productions’ Will Packer and Larry Brezner. Powell can next be seen in The Expendables 3, which arrives in theaters August 15. [Deadline]
Paddington is losing his voice.
Colin Firth, who was providing the impeccably polite tones of the stuffed bear in a red hat, has split with the film in the midst of production.
“After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,'” The King’s Speech Oscar-winner said in a statement to EW.
It’s rare for an actor to leave a project this late, with a trailer for the December movie having already been released. But it’s not uncommon for voice actors to drop out periodically.
Ready to see Creepy Paddington where he actually belongs?
The first full-length trailer for Paddington, a live-action/CGI update of the classic children’s story about a Peruvian bear who finds himself in London, is here. Rather than setting up the plot, this first look shows one specific scene — Paddington (voiced by Colin Firth) attempting to get ready for bed, and Mr. Brown (
Lord Grantham Hugh Bonneville) wondering how much trouble one world traveling little bear can be.
Turns out, quite a lot. The film adaptation also stars Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Nicole Kidman as the villain, as well as Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi. Say goodbye to your childhood (or get ready to love the updated take) below: READ FULL STORY
Emma Stone “is a visionary and a vision” in the trailer for Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy, Magic in the Moonlight.
The filmmaker’s latest takes him back to Europe — and back in time, circa the 1920s — where Stone plays a fake medium/mind reader. Or does she actually possess supernatural powers? Colin Firth is onto her — and begins to fall for her — in the South of France.
The film, which hits theaters July 25, co-stars Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver. Take a look: READ FULL STORY
Super spies aren’t born — they have to learn some manners first. And undergo heart-stopping, think-on-your-feet training, as we learn in the first trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons, it’s the next comic book movie from X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, who also adapted Millar’s Kick-Ass for the big screen.
The movie stars Colin Firth as a suave agent who recruits a promising street punk (newcomer Taron Egerton) for Kingsman, an elite independent international intelligence agency. At the same time the kid signs up, a global threat from a nasty tech genius emerges. Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson — who speaks with a lisp and complains about everyone’s British accents — also star. Take a look below: READ FULL STORY
Colin Firth plays a suave intelligence agent who grooms a teen delinquent (British newcomer Taron Egerton) into a superspy in Kingsman: The Secret Service (out Oct. 24). The film — co-starring Michael Caine and a villainous Samuel L. Jackson — is based on the beloved comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, itself a riff on Millar and director Matthew Vaughn’s mutual love of old espionage flicks. READ FULL STORY
Casting Net: Jude Law to play a literary 'Genius' opposite Colin Firth; Plus Ben Kingsley, Chace Crawford, more
• Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) will join Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) in theater director Michael Grandage’s film debut Genius. The film recounts the complex friendship between renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) and literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Perkins, adapted for the screen by John Logan (The Aviator). [Deadline] READ FULL STORY
The true story of the West Memphis Three has been told many times in many different forms, notably the trio of documentaries from filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, who helped shed light on the miscarriage of justice that convicted three Arkansas teenagers for the ritual killing of three young boys in 1993.
On May 9, the haunting tale comes to theaters and digital home video with Devil’s Knot, Atom Egoyan’s star-studded feature with Reese Witherspoon as the mother of one of the murdered boys and Colin Firth as the investigator who senses that the truth had been lost in the town’s rush to judgement. Three troubled teenagers were convicted of committing the murders as part of a Satanic ritual that the prosecution and the media used to whip-up paranoia and speculation.
One of Hollywood’s biggest young stars, Dane DeHaan, who stars in the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, plays the minor role of Chris Morgan. While the police quickly targeted the three major suspects — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin — Morgan was briefly questioned since he knew the victims, had a history of substance abuse, and had suspiciously left the state shortly after the crime.
In the exclusive clip below, Morgan takes a polygraph test to clear his name. READ FULL STORY
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