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As the search for an actor to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange rages on, a new name has been added to the mix of possible contenders (read: “actors who have name recognition and even a passing interest in being in a superhero franchise”), with Ryan Gosling joining a list that also reportedly includes Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Keanu Reeves and Ethan Hawke. THR reports that Gosling has at least met with the Marvel team to talk about the feature, which sounds like a nice way to pass an afternoon. This news comes on the heels of yet another big, Gosling-centric superhero rumor: that he could also star in DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad feature. THR shares that Gosling is “being courted to star” in that film, with other names like Will Smith and Margot Robbie also mentioned for possible parts. It now seems unavoidable: Ryan Gosling will probably end up starring in a superhero film. But »
- Kate Erbland
(Cbr) Yet another name has been conjured to potentially lead Marvel Studio’s "Doctor Strange" to the big screen. The Wrap reported Friday that Colin Farrell is now a frontrunner for the Sorcerer Supreme role, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keanu Reeves. The report comes on the heels of this week’s rumor that Ewan McGregor may also be up for the Strange role. This is the first time Farrell — who will soon begin shooting the second season of "True Detective" — has been mentioned as a possible lead for the film. Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke are also apparently interested as well. However, The Wrap’s "Doctor Strange" casting roundup initially also still named Joaquin Phoenix as a frontrunner, despite talks breaking down between Phoenix and Marvel earlier this month. The same report also mentions that aside from once being in contention for Doctor Strange, Tom Hardy »
- Ryan Ingram, Comic Book Resources
Niccol directed Good Kill from his screenplay about a former fighter pilot who struggles with the morality of his new role as part of a drone strike team under orders from the CIA.
Good Kill premiered in Venice and received its North American premiere in Toronto.
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There’s been yet another shift in the seemingly never-ending casting race for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Just a few days ago, we learned that Marvel’s new shortlist included Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke. Then, on Friday, we heard that Ryan Gosling had actually taken a meeting with the studio for the titular role of Sorcerer Supreme.
Now, however, there seems to be a new list of frontrunners, which was reported by TheWrap late Friday night. The new names in Marvel’s crosshairs are apparently Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Benedict Cumberbatch and… Joaquin Phoenix?!
Last we heard, Phoenix had gone so far as to enter final negotiations for the role, but eventually took his name out of the running as he was supposedly uncomfortable with the studio’s demands. The actor’s publicist insists that the talks with Marvel are, “dead dead dead, »
- James Garcia
There’s been a few sites chipping in this week with shortlists for the lead role in Doctor Strange – with names such as Ewan McGregor (Star Wars), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Ethan Hawke (Sinister), Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VII), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) bandied about – and now the rumour mill has churned a few more contenders for the upcoming Marvel movie.
According to The Wrap, Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) is still in contention for the part, while Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) remains in the mix along with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Colin Farrell (Total Recall) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers). And following his expression of interest, it’s also said that Marvel is giving some thought to Keanu Reeves (John Wick).
At this point, it’s becoming easier to track which names haven’t been linked to the role »
- Gary Collinson
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40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
We’ve already got Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Oscar Isaac, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethan Hawke in the mix for Doctor Strange. Why not add another name to the ever-growing list? Not only is it being reported that Colin Farrell is in consideration for the title role, but that Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the race as well. Hit the jump for more on who’s supposedly in and out. Doctor Strange is due in theaters on July 8, 2016. This latest report comes from The Wrap with the outlet initially claiming that both Cumberbatch and Joaquin Phoenix are still “very much in the mix.” However, soon after publishing the article, The Wrap added an update from Phoenix’s publicist insisting that his negotiations are “dead dead dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival.” Does »
- Perri Nemiroff
Is there a man in Hollywood not already connected to the Marvel cinematic Universe that isn't being looked at for Doctor Strange? With Joaquin Phoenix's publicists confirming that all talks with the actor are dead, Marvel and Disney are casting a wide net to find their Stephen Strange. Today, they are adding Colin Farrell to a shortlist that has grown to become very long.
Previously rumored Benedict Cumberbatch is said to be at the top of this want list, and The Wrap confirms that Keanu Reeves is now officially in the mix after he publicly talked about the role with the press earlier in the week.
Marvel has no comment at this time, and its not known when we can expect an announcement.
Ethan Hawke portrays Egan, a former pilot who now flies drones via remote control. After spending eight hours a day flying these plans, he returns home to his wife (January Jones), whom he constantly argues with while numbing his stress and pain with alcohol. He gets new orders from the CIA to select targets based on patterns of activity, and not personality profiles, as Egan contemplates his future as a drone pilot. Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood and Stafford Douglas co-star in the indie thriller.
Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Host) directs Good Kill from his own screenplay, with Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman producing for Voltage Pictures. The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival, and held its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Jake Abel. Producers are Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures and Mark Amin of Sobini Films.
The story centers on a Hawke’s character, who works eight hours each day fighting the War on Terror by remote control and the remaining time at his suburban home, where he feuds with his wife, (portrayed by Jones).
In his review for Variety, Guy Lodge called the film a “smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama.”
“Good Kill” had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
There was a time that a brainy anti-drone movie like "Good Kill" would be mid-priced studio fare. Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing "The Truman Show," is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" to "In Time." And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like "Good Kill." Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war--especially when the CIA gets involved. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, »
- Anne Thompson
IFC Films is acquiring U.S. rights to writer-director Andrew Niccol‘s drone warfare movie “Good Kill,” which stars Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood and Jake Abel, the company announced Friday. “Good Kill” was produced by Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures and Mark Amin of Sobini Films. The film recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also read: What's the Deal? With Toronto: Jeff Sneider Reviews ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘The Cobbler,’ ‘Good Kill’ (Video) “Good Kill” is a chilling inside look at drone warfare and its collateral. »
- Jeff Sneider
Paramount Home Media Distribution recently announced that it will be sending Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, one of the most extraordinary movies to emerge this year (if not indeed this century) to Blu-Ray and DVD on January 6th, 2015. The film will be available on Digital HD a full four weeks early, on December 9th.
Shot by Linklater over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18, as he experiences the ups and downs of growing up, from birthdays and road trips through his first love and graduating from high school. Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater co-star alongside Coltrane.
Boyhood, to put it simply, is one of the most wonderfully moving motion pictures to come along in quite some time and it’s an absolute must-own for any cinephile, aspiring or established.
Looking at the specs, the Blu-Ray Combo pack for Boyhood »
- Isaac Feldberg
We’re back! Once again, it’s time to bring up and subsequently deconstruct all those interesting little tidbits that we’ve acquired over the past week or so. The amount of spoiler-ish news stories that seem to come our way courtesy of the internet only seem to be increasing as time goes on – there’s no point in sitting back and just waiting to see what happens anymore. The best approach? Embrace the tantalising nature of every single news story, dissecting and speculating about what they might mean for the future.
In short, then, the previous week in spoiler-based news has offered up some seriously interesting prospects, one of which includes a surprising candidate for the role of Doctor Strange in the upcoming Marvel flick of the same name (nope, it isn’t Ethan Hawke or Joaquin Phoenix, but somebody completely unexpected). Then there’s the surprising news that Iron Man himself, »
- Sam Hill
Oscar finally has a host, Neil Patrick Harris, but does she have a frontrunner yet? Not really. This has been a curious awards season so far in terms of the Best Picture race. There are a number of potential contenders that could win it all, but even the films that have already screened such as "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything," "Birdman" and "Boyhood" haven't really separated themselves from the pack (not yet, anyway). That will all change when Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" begins to screen for critics, pundits and the industry soon. We assume it will be screened before it hits theaters on Nov. 7, a little over three weeks from now, but, hey, it's Nolan. Maybe he makes everyone buy a ticket? (We keep telling ourselves that's a joke.) Considering the film's European premiere is in London on Oct. 29, it's going to be seen by someone soon. But then again, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Honestly, at this point, if you’re an A-list actor and haven’t been name-dropped in association with Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange, it’s time to get a new agent. As the superhero-centric studio continues to search for a recognizable star to cast in the role of the Sorcerer Supreme, Ryan Gosling recently became the latest actor to emerge as a potential candidate.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gosling has met with Marvel Studios to discuss starring in the tentpole. Doctor Strange is not the only project that the in-demand star has been eyeing, however – Warner Bros. is courting him to star in the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad, which is up next for that studio after Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Gosling has also been offered the title role in Summit’s The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. So, as per usual, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Ryan Gosling has managed to be one of the most popular and well-liked actors in the biz, and all this without being in any superhero/comic-book blockbusters. But that could change very soon. The actor is in talks to play the lead role in Doctor Strange. He's also being courted for Summit's The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, and David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which is about a super-villains team, set up at Warner Bros.
Ever since it was confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix would not be playing Doctor Strange, actors like Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Ethan Hawke and Keanu Reeves, have been hoping to land the lead role. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but the film is still slated for July 8, 2016.
- Laura Frances
The actor is the latest to be considered to star in the supernatural film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Following Joaquin Phoenix dropping out of talks for the project, rumours have again begun to fly about who could play Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange.
Gosling has also been offered a role in The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero.
He is believed to be wanted for DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad as well, according to the report.
Just yesterday it was reported that Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey are allegedly in contention for the role of Doctor Strange in Marvel’s Phase Three movie, and now The Hollywood Reporter has thrown another name into the mix…
According to the site, Ryan Gosling (Drive) has met with Marvel about the role of the Sorcerer Supreme. Gosling is also reportedly being tapped for a role in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad movie, and is said to be mulling over an offer to star in Simmit’s The Secret life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.
Would you like to see Ryan Gosling as Stephen Strange? Are you tired of the seemingly never-ending casting rumours surrounding this movie? Let us know your thoughts…
- Gary Collinson
And so the Doctor Strange casting speculation continues. Yesterday, we brought you the news that the shortlist for the movie was down to six names. Turns out, it might be seven.
For joining Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Ewan McGregor on that list is now apparently Ryan Gosling. Gosling, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "has met with Marvel Studios to discuss starring in the title role in Doctor Strange".
That's still some way away from him landing said role, or wanting to play the part. Yet Gosling's name wasn't in the mix previously. It certainly is now.
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