Australia was founded as a repository for crooks and criminals — a wretched hive of scum and villainy, like the British Empire’s own Mos Eisley. Of course, that was a long time ago and the Australian national demeanor has since shifted from “kill or be killed” to “live and let live,” but David Michôd’s gritty 2010 drama Animal Kingdom chronicled some of the country’s more modern criminal descendents. In his upcoming sophomore effort, The Rover, the director takes things even further. READ FULL STORY »
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“I’m Tony Stark: I build neat stuff, I got a great girl, and — occasionally — save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”
So begins the newest trailer for Iron Man 3, continuing the film’s promotional march toward gloominess while also giving us longer looks at the franchise’s latest antagonists, Guy Pearce and a ponytailed Ben Kingsley.
In case the morose voiceover didn’t give it away, Iron Man 3 promises to include more explosions, more mayhem, and more frowns. The new trailer is also noticeably lacking in one-liners, while dramatically increasing the amount of time Gwyneth Paltrow spends struggling in a mean-looking metallic harness. Meanwhile, Kingsley is doing a spin on Ben-Kingsley-doing-a-spin-on-Tom-Hardy-as-Bane. There’s even a thing with an airplane exploding. Watch it below.
Casting Net: George Clooney teaming with Paul Greengrass. Plus: Daniel Bruhl, Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike
• George Clooney is attached to star in and produce an untitled crime film written by Argo scribe Chris Terrio. Filmmaker Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) is attached to direct and produce, along with Clooney’s producing partner Grant Heslov. And that’s all we got for this one, folks — the details of the script remain top secret. Probably not a sci-fi adventure set in the Persian desert, though. [Variety]
• Inglourious Basterds‘ Daniel Brühl is logging onto the untitled Wikileaks movie as Daniel Domscheit-Berg (gesundheit!), the man who helped Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch – i.e. Benny Batch) build his site for clandestine government secrets. James McAvoy had been in talks for the role, but they fell through. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is directing the film from a script by Fringe writer Josh Singer, based on Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and Luke Harding and David Leigh’s book, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy. [THR]
• Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike (Wrath of the Titans) and Bryan Brown (Australia) have boarded the Aussie production The Art of the Engine Driver, a period drama based on Steven Carroll’s novel about a New Year’s Eve party that goes sour. Mark Joffe (The MatchMaker) is directing from a script by Australian TV writer Matt Cameron. [Deadline]
• Mark Indelicato (Justin on Ugly Betty) has joined the ensemble cast of White Bird, a drama about a woman (Shailene Woodley) coping with the sudden disappearance of her mother. Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Eva Green, and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) costar. Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin) is directing from his script. [Variety]
Casting Net: Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye. Plus: Amy Smart, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz
Casting Net: Laura Linney, James McAvoy circling Benedict Cumberbatch/WikiLeaks movie. Plus: Marisa Tomei, James Corden
Casting Net: Bryan Cranston joining thriller ‘Eye of Winter.’ Plus: Christopher Meloni, Richard Dreyfuss, Gloria Reuben
Before the Internet, it was nearly impossible to get a true sense of what a hard-R rated movie was like from its trailer, which the MPAA insists must be palatable for all audiences. But thanks to the proliferation of the online red-band trailer — which can only be shown in a movie theatre before R-rated movies, and even that rarely happens — we can get a far more accurate idea of what’s in store for a movie like, say, the upcoming Depression-era thriller Lawless, starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clarke as the bootlegging Bondurant brothers. And indeed, the new red-band trailer makes clear the film, which opens Wed., Aug. 29, is chockablock with confrontations both savage and sexy. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
Tom Hardy may be dismantling the entirety of Gotham this summer as the autotuned supervillain Bane, but in Lawless, his criminal aspirations are a bit more modest. In the Cannes film — directed by The Proposition‘s John Hillcoat — Hardy and his two brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke) are just trying to eke out a living making moonshine for the good hillbilly people of the Virginia hills. That is, until a reptilian-looking Guy Pearce shows up from Chicago threatening a shakedown. Watch the clip below and decide who’s the more daunting foe for Hardy: Batman or Eyebrowless Epicene G-Man. READ FULL STORY »
Who doesn’t love a good Depression-era moonshiner gangster pic? Previously titled The Wettest County, our first look at John Hilcoat’s film about bootlegger brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clarke) in Franklin County, Va. features some fabulously outré accents and enough hard-boiled dialogue to turn an ear of corn into whiskey so strong it’d grow hair on a newborn baby’s behind. I’m not entirely sure what that previous sentence is supposed to mean except that I’m already plumb keen on this film. Check out the trailer below: READ FULL STORY »
Casting Net: Taylor Swift nearing noteworthy role as Joni Mitchell, plus Mark Wahlberg, Guy Pearce, Jaden Smith
• Taylor Swift is in negotiations to make her big-screen dramatic debut as singer-songwriter icon Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us, based on the book by Sheila Weller. Casting directors are also looking to fill the roles of Carly Simon and Carole King, with Milk star Allison Pill reportedly under consideration. [Variety]
• Mark Wahlberg will come a-knockin’ for Avon Man. Hugh Jackman was supposed to headline the long-in-development project, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his X-Men spin-off The Wolverine. Wahlberg is now looking to produce and star. [Deadline]
• Lockout lead Guy Pearce is in final talks to join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, and Don Cheadle in Iron Man 3. Pearce will play geneticist Aldrich Kilian, who develops nanotechnology that can spread viruses and sells it to terrorists. [Variety]
If you thought the first five minutes of Haywire offered a lot of talk and not much action, well, you’re a maniac, and boy do we have the movie for you. Feast your eyes on Lockout. The first five face-punching, chopper chasing minutes of Guy Pearce’s latest movie — which should have been called Prison Break Galactica — have been released online.
Molting his indie feathers after Memento, The King’s Speech, and Mildred Pierce, Pearce is blowing smoke rings around his pursuers and positioning himself as a legit action star. Maggie Grace (not seen in the clip) is the young woman Pearce’s Snow must rescue from a space prison (oh yes, a space prison) to clear his name. The clip gives us a glimpse of Pearce’s baddie counterpart, and who better to play him than Prison Break alum and scene-chewing über-thug Peter Stormare? Check it out below. READ FULL STORY »
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, set for theatrical release on August 12.Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the basement … FilmDistrict and Miramax have announced a partnership for the U.S. distribution of
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