The first trailer for Tracks, the true story of naturalist Robyn Davidson on a hike with four camels for almost 2,000 miles through an Australian desert that stars Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, is now online. Check it out below:
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Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is a timeless literary classic, but it’s been more than 60 years since Hollywood attempted a big-screen adaptation of the 1856 novel. French-born filmmaker Sophie Barthes, who last tackled Chekov in the critically-admired Cold Souls, is currently directing Mia Wasikowska and a cast that includes Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
Wasikowska plays Emma, a beautiful French farm-girl with few prospects who marries a doctor (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) to secure her future. She tries to be happy in her new life — as a wife, as a mother — and when she can’t, she tries to pretend. Until she can’t any longer. She engages in several extramarital affairs that offer glimpses of happiness but ultimately further her despair.
In this exclusive first look photo, Wasikowska wears the 1,000-yard stare of a woman slowly suffocating in her life. The movie is being filmed in Normandy, France, where the novel is set.
If you want to get to the heart of Madame Bovary, click below to see a scene from Little Children, Todd Field’s marvelous 2006 movie with Kate Winslet, who played a modern-day character who shares Bovary’s plight. READ FULL STORY
• He might be King of the North to some, but Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden (he plays Robb Stark on the HBO series) is about to reach a whole new demographic when he takes on the role of Prince Charming in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Downton Abbey’s Lily James will play the title role in the Kenneth Branagh-directed film, with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. With a script from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), we’re starting to get excited to see what Branagh does with the film, and to finally see Madden in a less stressful role.
• It’s quite a departure from her work in Anna Karenina and A Royal Affair, but up and coming actress Alicia Vikander is in talks to star opposite Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The Swedish actress would play a British agent. For those of you who might remember the television series, don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind — this character is a new addition. Vikander can also be seen in The Seventh Son (out October 18) and The Fifth Estate (out November 13). [THR]
Family? It’s complicated … but also bloody, at least when it comes to Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s thriller Stoker, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.
Case in point, check out this exclusive one-sheet poster for the film that features an unusual holiday-esque portrait warning “DO NOT DISTURB THE FAMILY” with a blood splattered twist.
Coming to America: South Korea's top directors on hitting Hollywood with English language films -- EXCLUSIVE
There’s a scene in South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 revenge classic Oldboy, currently being remade by Spike Lee, in which the film’s wild-haired, wild-eyed lead Min-sik Choi plops down at a restaurant and slurps on a huge fidgety live octopus, its long tentacles squirming out of his mouth. To American audiences, the moment may seem totally strange. But Park says the scene is less disgusting to Korean audiences. “They would be able to sympathize with the protagonist at that stage, who was incarcerated for 14 years,” he told EW. “He wants to eat something that is alive and moving. By chewing on this living thing, he’s venting his anger to an unknown protagonist.”
What is really gained, or lost, in translation? READ FULL STORY
In South Korean Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s upcoming first English language movie Stoker, out March 1, Nicole Kidman throws eye daggers as the unloving mother of a budding, brown-haired Mia Wasikowska. The family thriller, itself, is awash in blue-tinged darkness.
In keeping with Stoker‘s intense vibe, check out this exclusive track, “Becomes the Color,” by classical-hip-hop-electronic hybrid violinist and singer Emily Wells from the film’s soundtrack, out on Milan Records on Feb. 26. “I became the color, I became the daughter and the son, when the feast is over,” sing-raps Wells, who was hand-picked by Park for the film, in a ghostly voice behind a skittering mix of keyboard blips, floating electronic melodies and a steady drum beat. The soundtrack also includes a score by Clint Mansell (Black Swan) and original pieces by experimental composer Philip Glass.
Today’s creepy movie trailer is brought to you courtesy of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode.
Stoker, written by Wentworth Miller, tells the story of a man who has just died. When his brother mysteriously shows up and moves in with the family, everything gets just a little bit terrifying. First going after mom (Kidman), he then turns his intense attention on her daughter (Wasikowska). The script was part of Hollywood’s 2010 buzzy “Black List,” that calls out the best “unproduced” scripts each year. Wentworth previously said of Stoker, “[It's a] horror film, a family drama and a psychological thriller, all wrapped up in one.”Watch the trailer below:
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
Alice will not be entering the arena.
Contrary to a report last week, Mia Wasikowska is not vying for the role of headstrong tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. According to the Alice in Wonderland star’s reps, Wasikowska has neither been approached for the role, nor would be able to play it given other film commitments she has for 2012.
Model/actress Zoe Aggeliki was also mentioned as a potential candidate for the role, but when reached for confirmation, Lionsgate had no comment.
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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
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