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Here's the first trailer for a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. The movie was directed by Hamlet director Michael Almereyda, who teamed back up with Ethan Hawke to bring this story to the big screen.
The new adaptation takes "the tale of Roman and Celtic nobility battling it out and takes it to the streets. Explosions, machine guns and lots of people looking pretty grimy."
As of right now there is no release date for the film. It doesn't even have a U.S. distributor. Thanks to The Playlist.
- Joey Paur
Both director Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke are returning to Shakespeare with an adaptation of one of the Bard’s lesser known and late (perhaps even final) works. In fact, this is its first big screen treatment.
Cymbeline tells the story of Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline (King of Britain) and her elopement with Posthumus. However, problems face the loving pair when daddy decides he’s not so keen on his new son-in-law. It’s all set against the backdrop of Celtic/Roman Britain and warring factions.
Almereyda is no stranger to Shakespearean adaptations. In 2000 he tackled crowd-pleaser Hamlet, which also starred Hawke as the procrastinating Prince of Denmark, in a modern re-telling of the tragedy complete with business suits and CCTV surveillance. Cymbeline will have a Sons Of Anarchy vibe, transposing the war to drug dealers and bikers. And if the trailer’s anything to go by, it’s »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Michael Almereyda’s (Hamlet) latest film adaptation of a work of William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, has a lot going for it on the surface. Not only does it feature all of the flowery language and intricate, twisting plot elements that one would associate with a work that was penned by the Bard, but it also features an extensive ensemble cast that’s full of familiar faces, and more action than you can shake a stick at. Almereyda has taken a pretty soap opera-heavy story about love and deceit, set in a world of ancient nobility, and plopped it right down in a modern drug war between a crew of corrupt cops and a gang of unruly bikers, he’s got big stars like Ethan Hawke, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Ed Harris, and a handful of others helping to bring it all to life, and he’s brought more car crashes, machine »
- Nathan Adams
Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Cymbeline" crime drama, starring Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin and Penn Badgley. Check it out below. Plot: Based on William Shakespeare's timeless play, "Cymbeline" unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. The new movie is directed by Michael Almereyda. It has yet to get a release date. Trailer: »
Cymbeline unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. In the vein of Sons of Anarchy and in the style of Romeo + Juliet, this is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge. Check out the trailer, featuring Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris, Penn Badgley and Dakota Johnson.
Four months ago, we reported that Ethan Hawke would reunite for his Hamlet director Michael Almereyda for another modern spin on the Bard’s work. This time, they’ve teamed up for one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, Cymbeline. In the play, the story is about [per Yahoo! Movies] “the impossible love between Imogen (Dakota Johnson) and Posthumus (Penn Badgley), and on the conniving influence of the Queen (Milla Jovovich) on her husband, King Cymbeline (Ed Harris).” The new adaptation was reportedly “in the vein of Sons of Anarchy and Baz Luhrmann‘s Romeo + Juliet, and is an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corrupt 21st century America.” The trailer has now come online, and it looks like Amereyda has delivered on that promise in an effective and exciting manner. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, »
- Matt Goldberg
Like Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, director Michael Almereyda (of The Eternal, Hamlet previously) is taking on a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's lesser known Cymbeline. After directing Ethan Hawke in a similar style adaptation of Hamlet, Almereyda reteams with the Training Day star to amp up the tale of Romans and Celtics going head to head, this time with the aid of automatic weapons, explosions and a gritty cast of characters played by Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Dakota Johnson. Benaroya Pictures describes the film in the vein of "Sons of Anarchy" and this first trailer supports that. Here's the first trailer for Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline from Ontd (via The Playlist): Cymbeline is directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), based on William Shakespeare's original text. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, The Purge) stars in the film which unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug »
- Ethan Anderton
While the film does not have a North American distributor or release date, a trailer for writer/director Michael Almereyda's crime drama Cymbeline has surfaced (via Ontd ) and can be watched below. The film stars Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin and Penn Badgley. Based on William Shakespeare's timeless play, Cymbeline unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. »
Cymbeline has released its first trailer.
The tale centres around the titular British king, his war against the Romans, and his daughter's forbidden love.
Cymbeline began shooting in the summer. The film will arrive in cinemas in 2014. »
Dirty cops, drug dealing biker gangs.... Now this is Shakespeare. Ethan Hawke has reteamed with his "Hamlet" director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary take on "Cymbeline" and they are moving fast. Lensing only went down in August, yet a trailer has emerged online already and it certainly throws any preconceived notions of the Bard out the window. Co-starring Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson, this new adaptation takes the tale of Roman and Celtic nobility battling it out and takes it to the streets. With explosions, machine guns and lots of people looking pretty grimy, we'd wager it's probably the most exciting treatment the otherwise less celebrated "Cymbeline" has ever gotten. No release date or even U.S. distributor yet for this one, though it has sold in numerous territories worldwide. Watch below. [Ontd] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Though it was only shot recently, director Michael Almereyda has already assembled a promo for his take on William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, which takes the lesser-known play and gives it an update that appears to blend the modern stylings of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and the grittier edges of Sons Of Anarchy for a violent crime drama. The first trailer has now emerged online. Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley, John Leguizamo and Delroy Lindo star in a labyrinthine romance which on the page includes deception, disguises, cross-dressing and supernatural intervention. We don’t see much evidence of the spookier elements, but there are a lot of guns and cars on display, plus the cast giving it their best Bard. The setting this time is among dirty cops and drug-dealing bikers in a crime-ridden modern-day America.Johnson plays Imogen, who disobeys her father »
The American Film Market was hardly a hive of activity for Australian distributors but a reasonable number of deals were signed or are about to close.
.There were quite a few pre-buy projects but not a lot to get intensely enthusiastic about,. Transmission Films co-founder Andrew Mackie told If.
Mackie did get out his cheque book for Brooklyn, a 1950s-set drama about a young immigrant who struggles to leave behind her tranquil existence in Ireland for life in New York, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.
.Brooklyn was a real find for us - a brilliant script by Nick Hornby. Beyond that there was very little in our sweet spot,. Mackie said. Hornby.s screenplay is adapted from Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. The director is John Crowley, whose credits include Boy A, Is Anybody There? and the Eric Bana thriller Closed Circuit, which Bana and Rob Connolly.s »
- Don Groves
We reported last week that the Entourage movie is finally starting to build up momentum. All the key male actors from the original television series have put pen to paper and signed their contracts for the film which is to be directed by creator Doug Ellin. The series ran for an impressive eight seasons and had one very famous fan in the shape of American President, Barack Obama.
For the uninitiated, Entourage followed fictitious actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) as he rose from nobody to superstar and dealt with the pitfalls of fame along the way. The brilliant thing about Entourage, other than it essentially being a Sex and the City for men, was all the amazing cameos that popped up. The series was pretty much a ‘who’s who’ of Hollywood, with stars such as show producer Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Malin Ackerman, Gary Busey, Val Kilmer, and the late Dennis Hopper making appearances. »
- Kat Smith
"Kill Bill" star Uma Thurman is killing it ... for Campari! The classic Italian alcoholic spirit company has just unveiled their highly-anticipated 2014 calendar -- and the leading lady definitely doesn't disappoint in her latest role.The calendar, titled “Worldwide Celebrations,” features the effortlessly elegant 43-year-old depicting a variety of festivals from different cultures, from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Spring Festival in Beijing. The blonde beauty is dressed in a collection of beautiful gowns from top international fashion houses including Atelier Versace, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen and Chopard.“The 2014 Campari Calendar is a stunning piece of artwork. It conveys the positive energy and pleasure that Campari lovers around the world enjoy through worldwide celebrations of culture in such a striking and powerful fashion,” Thurman said. "The nature of my career has me all over the globe and there is nothing more enjoyable to me than basking in local festivities and culture. »
- tooFab Staff
Rights have gone to Cis (Nashe Kino), Japan (Happinet), Australia/New Zealand (Transmission), Switzerland (Praesens), South Korea (Sookie), Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey (Tanweer) and Middle East (Shooting Stars).
Further deals closed in China (Hgc), India (PVR), Singapore (Shaw), Thailand (Ipa), Taiwan (Well Go) and the Philippines (Pioneer).
Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley and Anton Yelchin star in Michael Almereyda’s modern-day Shakespeare adaptation, set against an epic battle between corrupt police officers and biker gangs.
Anthony Katagas produces Cymbeline for Keep Your Head Productions alongside Michael Benaroya, who is fully financing through Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya Pictures serves as executive producer.The project is in post.
“With a star-studded cast, buyers have really embraced Michael Almereyda’s refreshing adaptation of Shakespeare’s play,” said »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Expendabelles is an all-female spin-off of Millinium Entertainment's popular The Expendables franchise, and reportedly already has Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich cast in lead roles. Others rumored for this action adventure include Linda Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Stewart. Fans have recently rallied around Punisher: War Zone and Green Street Hooligans director Lexi Alexander as the only woman capable of directing the movie.
Lexi Alexander heard the news, and decided to make herself available for the project. Even franchise creator Sylvester Stallone was championing her for the job. Well, according to her, he was talked out of that decision, and others involved with the project denied her request for a meeting.
The director has taken to her personal blog for an account of what actually happened (sorta). Here, she tells how and why she was denied a meeting with producers to potentially direct this upcoming spin-off, which seems tailor-made to her sensibilities. »
Written by Lem Dobbs
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
In early 2012, while most of the film world was caught up in Oscar prognostications, one film quietly came and went through theatres, earning less than $20 million domestically, and just over $30 million internationally. That film was Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, with Gina Carano taking on the lead role of Mallory Kane, and its quiet box office reception is in no way indicative of the film’s quality. While it may appear, on the surface, to be a standard action thriller – and there’s certainly no issue with that, as the genre is littered with efforts that fail to even be competent in their execution – in true Soderbergh style, there’s a lot more going on in Haywire than it may appear at first glance. In fact, the movie seems to be Soderbergh’s answer to common action heroine complaints, and »
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Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter – aka crime writer Ed McBain – who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx – Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage delinquent. In London, Brooks's film attracted crowds of Teddy Boys, who slashed cinema seats, danced in the aisles and actually started a riot.
The reason for such shocking behaviour wasn't so much the film's content, which today garners a more sober 12 rating, but because of the use of »
In a pre-American Film Market move, International Film Trust has appointed Marcin Janowski as head of international marketing and publicity.
He will represent the 6-month-old sales company — a venture between Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment — at Afm and oversee marketing strategies and creative campaigns for the Ift titles including Eduardo Sanchez’s thriller “Exists”; “Cymbeline,” starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich; and Emma Watson drama “Your Voice in My Head.”
- Dave McNary
International Film Trust (Ift) has appointed Marcin Janowski to the newly created position of head of international marketing and publicity, effective immediately.
He heads to Afm and in his new role at Ift will oversee marketing strategies and creative campaigns for such titles as Eduardo Sanchez’s horror thriller Exists; Cymbeline, which is currently in post-production and stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich; and Your Voice In My Head to star Emma Watson.
“Marcin’s expertise »
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