If you’re a fan of spaghetti westerns — or if you’ve been to a Metallica concert in the last three decades — you’ll recognize the music used in the new international trailer for Django Unchained: A remix of “The Ecstasy of Gold,” the exultant Ennio Morricone track from the final act of The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly, which later became the iconic entrance music for the heavy metal band. Meanwhile, scholars of international distribution can appreciate the differences between this trailer and the most recent domestic spot. Jonah Hill is a no-show here; instead, we get a scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. DiCaprio: “Your boss looks a little green around the gills.” Foxx: “I’m just a little more used to Americans than he is.” Cut to a marauding band of Americans wearing masks. The French are gonna love this! Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking their stock market true crime thriller The Wolf of Wall Street to Paramount Pictures, EW has confirmed. The studio has picked up the domestic distribution rights to the film, adapted from Jordan Belfort’s memoir of his time as a hard-partying trader eventually sentenced to prison for fraud and insider trading. No release date has been set yet, but Paramount is eyeing the fourth quarter of 2013, a prime awards season corridor.
The film costars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, and The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter penned the screenplay.
Director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D film The Great Gatsby will open in theaters nationwide and in Canada on May 10, then worldwide the following week. The film was initially scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas day, but Warner Bros. pushed the release back last August.
The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. The film will now be able to “beat on, against the current” as it will no longer be competing with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Misérables, This is 40, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, and other December blockbusters.
“Audiences have been looking forward to Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of one of the most beloved books of all time, and we felt this beautifully extravagant and dramatic film would be a perfect way for us to kick off our Summer slate,” president of Warner Bros. domestic distribution Dan Fellman said in press release.
Leonardo DiCaprio dove into the politically charged world of diamond trafficking in 2006’s Blood Diamond, and now he’s teaming up with actor pals Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy to produce an untitled drama about animal trafficking for Warner Bros., confirmed a studio spokeswoman to EW.com.
The movie is currently in development, and a search for writers has started, said Warner Bros.
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Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling visuals and Leonardo DiCaprio’s suave ways were certainly disappointed Monday when Warner Bros. announced that its adaptation of The Great Gatsby is being pushed from a Christmas release to summer 2013.
But when EW caught up with Joel Edgerton — who plays Tom Buchanan in the adaptation — at the premiere of his upcoming family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green Monday night, he was much more upbeat. READ FULL STORY
Looks like the mercurial Jay Gatsby will remain mysteriously out of reach for a bit longer.
Warner Bros. announced today that The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of the seminal novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been pushed to Summer 2013. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton, the film had been slated to open on Christmas day this year. No specific new date was indicated. READ FULL STORY
The latest preview for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is short on new clues, but it confirms some plot details and shares more scenes with a few delicious characters. If we weren’t already certain that Leonardo DiCaprio’s sadistic Calvin Candie was joyfully watching slaves fight in his home, he happily admits it. “Gentlemen, c’mon over,” he says, inviting some guests to join him. “We got us a fight over here that’s a good bit of fun.”
Of course, we always suspected that Candie had a snarl behind that sly grin, and the clip shows that side of him, too. Plus, there’s more of Kerry Washington, who doesn’t appear to have been banished to the fields by her new slave-master, and Samuel L. Jackson, who seems to have made the best of a bad life situation. As he says, “You’re welcome.” READ FULL STORY
Last week, we got a heaping helping of the bad ‘ol days with the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s slavery-era western Django Unchained, and now a new international trailer is giving us a look at new footage from the vengeance saga, which opens this Christmas.
We only get a glimpse, but it’s the first time we see the house slave played by Samuel L. Jackson — a Tarantino mainstay — who might be unrecognizable if not for the title credit.
Jackson always creates a unique look for his Tarantino characters, and this time around he is downright Uncle Ben-esque. (And we don’t mean the with-great-power-comes-great-responsibility one from Spider-Man.)
Maybe it’s coincidence, but I wouldn’t put it past the actor or the director’s mordant senses of humor to take a shot at at the longtime politically incorrect logo, especially for this character — who has made his share of compromises to survive.
Here are some more observations on the new footage.
More photos from Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D take on The Great Gatsby have hit the Web. The movie’s first trailer, released last month, reassured both Luhrmann fans and F. Scott Fitzgerald devotees that the vision of the two storytellers could be married into one film. Now fans of Lurhmann’s shiny, dazzling style can check out these images to get another look at the director’s interpretation of the high school English class staple, complete with a tuxedo’ed Leonardo diCaprio.
Writers have been documenting the incredible shrinking movie star for decades. Google “the last movie star,” and not only will you find serious musings about George Clooney, Will Smith, and Tom Cruise, but thoughtful ones about Elizabeth Taylor. Hyperbole about imminent extinction aside, movie stars have shrunk as the films have grown bigger and louder. Just look at the box-office results from last year. Thirteen of the top 15 films were sequels, franchise starters, or animated films that don’t always require or even want stars. So far this year, The Hunger Games has proven once again that you don’t need a huge international star like Smith, Cruise, or Brad Pitt to mint box-office millions, and The Avengers cruised past a billion dollars with stars predominantly of Marvel’s own creation. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp, one of the other famous faces currently chiseled in Hollywood’s hypothetical Mt. Rushmore, learned that makeup, eccentricity, and Tim Burton do not always connect, as Dark Shadows opened poorly and is limping home. It all begs the question: Are movie stars still essential? And as the current class of elite stars inches towards 50, who is poised to save the planet and catch the bad guy while kissing the girl? READ FULL STORY
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