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Matt Bomer has certainly been surrounding himself with some nice company lately.
After filming the sequel Magic Mike XXL, Bomer will next star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the action drama Nice Guys. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Crowe plays a gangster who hires a detective (Gosling) to find a missing girl and uncovers a dangerous conspiracy where Bomer’s character comes in. The TV star is making a strong transition into film now that the USA series White Collar is ending after six seasons. In addition to taking it off again opposite Channing Tatum, Bomer will also star in the upcoming Montgomery Clift biopic Monty Clift.
Shane Black, who wrote and directed Iron Man 3, is repeating his duties for this film for Warner Brothers. The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley has also joined the cast as the daughter of the corrupt chief justice involved in the scandal.
Shane Black, who made his reputation writing Lethal Weapon for producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros., has decided that he’s not too old for this shit.
After striking it big again as a director of last summer’s Iron Man 3, Black has re-partnered with Silver and Warner Bros. for a project he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi titled The Nice Guys. And he’s landed some pretty nice guys to play the two L.A. detectives investigating the mysterious suicide of a 1970s porn star: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. READ FULL STORY
Darren Aronofsky’s bold biblical epic Noah is sure to get different types of people talking for different reasons. The Black Swan director faithfully follows the message of the slim biblical text in the Book of Genesis, but he fills the gaps with spectacular CG effects, Tolkien-esque creatures, and a daring 21st-century point of view on evolution and environmentalism. Some parts of the world have already blanched at the film, presumably for the liberties Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel take with the sacred tale, but secular audiences and even some religious types might find themselves simply thinking… “Cool.” READ FULL STORY
In the much-hyped build-up to Passion of the Christ in 2004, Mel Gibson screened the polarizing film for Pope John Paul II, who may or may not have endorsed it by saying, “It is as it was.” The Pope later met with actor Jim Caviezel and blessed him in a priceless photo op that helped promote the movie.
Paramount and the team behind Noah were likely hoping for a similar boost this week, with the film having its Italian premiere on Tuesday. Russell Crowe, who plays the Bible figure as action-hero, had been tweeting Pope Francis in recent weeks, urging him to screen Darren Aronofsky’s $130 million movie about the great flood. It’s unclear whether the pontiff has seen the film, but a planned meeting between the film’s star and Francis was canceled after the Vatican reportedly grew concerned that Crowe’s celebrity would turn the Pope’s dignified weekly general-audience meet-and-greet into a media frenzy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount dropped its plan once news of Crowe’s possible appearance became public.
Though it must feel like a missed opportunity for the film, Crowe can take solace in knowing that the Vatican apparently considers him a bigger star than Caviezel.
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.
Russell Crowe is working against time and his own mankind as havoc begins to reign down on Earth in a brand-new TV spot for the upcoming film Noah.
The 35-second teaser for the upcoming biblical film is scheduled to air sometime during this Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. Watch the new promo for Noah below:
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In Noah, director Darren Aronofsky’s Old Testament epic, Russell Crowe plays the titular biblical figure who must save his family from God’s impending wrath of natural disasters.
In the pair of trailers below, Crowe sports varying hair lengths and levels of distress as he “builds a vessel to hold the innocent.” This vessel — his Book of Genesis-worthy ark — is gargantuan, with special compartments for reptiles, mammals, and birds. After all, it has to withstand biblical plagues.
We also see Anthony Hopkins, looking a little like a worse-for-wear Gandalf, advising Crowe: “You must trust he speaks in a way that you can understand.” The cast includes Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.
Watch the trailer below:
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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.
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