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The Ewan McGregor-starring Son of a Gun has released its first clip.
The clip sees an early encounter between McGregor and Thwaites's characters in prison.
The film centres around a young convict (Thwaites) who is taken under the wing of a seasoned criminal (McGregor).
After being released from prison, the pair become involved in an ambitious gold heist.
Avery won a Cannes Jury Prize for his 2008 short Jerrycan.
Thwaites can currently be seen in young adult adaptation The Giver.
Son of a Gun will screen at the BFI London Film Festival on October 16.
The film will be released in UK's cinemas on January 16. A Us release date is yet to be announced. »
Entertainment One has released the first Son of a Gun clip. The Australian thriller follows a young man (Brenton Thwaites) who becomes the apprentice of a calculating crime boss (Ewan McGregor). The clip shows what looks like the meet-cute between the two in prison, where the apprentice walks by and shows the boss where he went wrong in his chess game. McGregor is more intimidating than I expected. Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, and Tom Budge also star in the feature directorial debut of Julius Avery. There is no U.S. release date yet, but Son of a Gun opens October 14 in Australia. Watch the Son of a Gun clip after the break. Official synopsis: "An edge-of-your-seat heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor and talented newcomer Brenton Thwaites, Son of a Gun tells the story of a young man who is drawn into the lawless world of a notorious criminal. »
- Brendan Bettinger
There’s many stories that never go out of style. The heist flick is certainly at the top of that list. It’s a popular sub-genre because it can easily avoid the timestamp. Certainly, modern movies implement technology into their schemes, but sometimes it’s just a coupla guys, a girl and a plan. And you don’t need tech for that choice premise to work beautifully.
For writer-director, Julius Avery, his upcoming crime caper Son Of A Gun marks his directorial feature debut. It’s a low-budget story of career criminal Brendan Lynch (played by Ewan McGregor) whose attractive darkside is too much for impressionable youngster Jr (Brenton Thwaites.) As soon as the kid becomes embroiled in a deal that “can’t go wrong” – it does go wrong.
It’s a neat premise that’s only captivating to this writer after watching the first clip. Locked up in the slammer, »
- Gem Seddon
While there is still no sign of a stateside release anytime soon, over in Australia, cinemas are gearing up for the crime thriller "Son Of A Gun." With a couple weeks to go before it arrives, a batch of new photos and the first clip have landed. Written and directed by Julius Avery, and co-starring rising talents Alicia Vikander and Brenton Thwaites (not to mention a guy named Ewan McGregor you may have heard of), the film tells the tale of a gold heist hatched by a career criminal and his young protege. Of course, things go wrong, a girl gets involved, and hell presumably breaks loose among everyone involved. This new clip takes you to the beginning of the story with an early meeting between the two jailbirds who later team up on the job. "Son Of A Gun" plays the BFI London Film Festival and opens on October 16th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There's some good news for Johnny Depp fans. The actor's next film, "Mortdecai," will be released two weeks earlier than initially planned. Lionsgate has announced that it will hit theaters on January 23, 2015. The move will put the film up against the Jennifer Lopez vehicle "The Boy Next Door." The studio is moving "The Age of Adaline" from January 23 to April 24, 2015. It stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. "Mortdecai" centers on the dashing Charlie Mortdecai (Depp), who travels the world on the trail of a stolen painting which may contain a clue to a hidden cache of Nazi gold. Based on Kyril Bonfiglioli's book series, "Mortdecai" was directed by David Koepp ("Premium Rush"). He and Depp previously teamed on 2004's "Secret Window." "Mortdecai" also stars Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, and Olivia Munn. Depp was recently seen in "Transcendence," and will next appear in the musical "Into the Woods. »
- Dave Lewis
Johnny Depp’s upcoming crime-comedy flick about a hapless art dealer was supposed to be released on February 6th but Lionsgate have now reportedly moved the film forward two weeks meaning it will now hit the big screen on January 23rd. Mortdecai will now avoid a head-to-head battle with the Wachowski’s futuristic Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis and will instead duke it out with The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez as a recently divorced woman who begins an affair with a younger man.
It seems like a fairly sound strategic move from Lionsgate considering the Wachowski’s have a decent following (despite their recent poor efforts) and Lopez hasn’t exactly attracted the masses as of late. It will also avoid the fantasy adventure epic Seventh Son starring Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and Kit Harrington, which is likely to do decent box-office numbers.
Mortdecai is »
- Gavin Logan
Exclusive: Morgan Matthews’ X+Y among Toronto haul
Morgan Matthews’ drama X+Y, about a socially awkward but highly intelligent teenager who finds new confidence when he is selected for the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad, was acquired up from Bankside.
The Dark Horse, based on the true story of New Zealand’s troubled genius chess champion Genesis Potini, was picked up from Seville International.
Both films are set for early 2015 releases.
Also due out in 2015 will be Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy, acquired through Films Distribution.
The story surrounds a pair of twins who start to doubt their mother’s identity when she »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The first photo is out of Reese Witherspoon in he role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice". Witherspoon plays Deputy District Attorney Penny Kimball, a former love interest of Joaquin Phoenix’s character. The film itself is scheduled to open on December 12th. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]
Following a welcome reaction to the first trailer, Lionsgate has moved up the Johnny Depp-led action comedy "Mortdecai" by two weeks. The film, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor, will now open on January 23rd 2015.
As a result of the change, the immortal woman tale "The Age Of Adaline" has been pushed back three months from January 23rd to April 24th next year. Blake Lively and Harrison Ford star. [Source: Screen]
For years he had no interest, but a new interview with Keanu Reeves by The Nerdist this week has led to speculation the actor could reprise one of his most »
- Garth Franklin
David Koepp's action comedy will now debut on January 23, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.
Depp plays a roguish art dealer on the hunt for a stolen painting that holds the code to a bank account full of Nazi gold in the adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli's novels.
Mortdecai was filmed in both London and Los Angeles. »
Here's a look at the latest release date shuffle: The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films horror projects Amityville and James Wan Presents Demonic were previously slated to bookend the new year, but have now been moved to Tbd status. Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline, starring Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, moves to an April 24, 2015 release date. David Koepp's Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, Oliver Platt, and Paul Bettany, takes the vacant January 23, 2015 release date. Hit the jump for more on each film. Here's what horror producer Jason Blum had to say about the planned Amityville sequel/reboot a couple of months ago: Tell me a little bit about how you guys are approaching Amityville. Blum: So Amityville – I love being the underdog. It’s one of the reason I like making horror movies, »
- Dave Trumbore
Lionsgate is shuffling its 2015 release slate, pushing Johnny Depp's Mortdecai from February 6, 2015 to January 23, 2015, while also moving Blake Lively's The Age of Adaline from January 23, 2015 to April 24, 2015.
Mortdecai will now go up against Jennifer Lopez's The Boy Next Door and the limited release title Black Sea, starring Jude Law, on January 23. Johnny Depp stars as a charming art dealer who travels the globe to track down a stolen painting, rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany round out the supporting cast in director David Koepp's action-comedy.
Just one month after The Age of Adaline was given a January 23, 2015 release, Lionsgate is shifting it to April 24, 2015, where it will face Rock the Kasbah starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel, and Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary in limited release. »
The story of a hapless art dealer entangled in larceny on a globe-trotting scale will debut on January 23 as opposed to its original release date of February 6. That sets it up against the Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy Next Door.” In its previous perch, “Mortdecai” would have gone toe to toe with the Wachowskis “Jupiter Ascending,” the fantasy adventure, “Seventh Son” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The film co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor.
The studio seems high on the film and even hinted at the possibility for sequels on a February 2014 call with investors and analysts.
To make room for “Mortdecai,” Lionsgate will shift romantic drama “The Age of Adaline” from that January release date to April 24. The film stars Harrison Ford and Blake Lively and centers on a woman »
- Brent Lang
Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have moved up the release date of Johnny Depp's Mortdecai by two weeks, from Feb. 6, 2015, to Jan. 23. Mortdecai stars Depp opposite Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany. Directed by David Koepp, the action comedy stars Depp as a rakish art dealer on the run from the Russian mob. In its old date, Depp's latest outing would have gone up against Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son. The only other movie set so far to open Jan. 23 is Jennifer Lopez's thriller The Boy Next Door. Read more Johnny Depp Gets His
- Pamela McClintock
StreamFix counts up the best and most notable in new streaming video on the web every week. Check out our rundown of what to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Crackle. Netflix "Silver Linings Playbook" Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence solve mental illness with a dance-off. Watch closely as Jacki Weaver sneaks into frame three or four times for an Oscar nomination. "Beginners" This delightful movie retraces he relationship between a downtrodden son (Ewan McGregor) and his father Hal (Christopher Plummer), who comes out as gay near the end of his life. Worth it to see Plummer in an Oscar-winning role roaming around the real La gay bar Akbar. "One Day" Anne Hathaway's best? Not by a long shot. But if you still have a vendetta against Hathaway for her streak of cloying interviews in late 2012, this is a good way to spite her. "New Girl »
- Louis Virtel
Manuel here with some Spectacular Spectacular news!
This one goes out to those Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin fanatics out there (there’s still a number of us, right?). Since releasing The Great Gatsby ...sorry, two-time Academy Award winner The Great Gatsby, Baz has been flexing his muscles elsewhere: he directed some beautiful shorts for the Prada/Schiaparelli exhibit at the Metropolitan museum, he directed the musical stage adaptation of Strictly Ballroom currently playing in Sydney, and threw quite the lavish party (does he throw any other kind?) to commemorate the opening of Melbourne’s newest mall, Emporium. We’ve also been hearing whispers of him possibly directing the long-gestating Stanley Kubrick project on Napoleon for HBO. While we wait, those of us in the tri-state area (or those visiting) may get our Baz-fix from the holiday windows at Barney’s this winter in what the retail company is calling »
- Manuel Betancourt
Natalie Portman glows with elegance in a new campaign for Dior’s new makeup range, DiorSkin. She shows how it’s all put together in a new behind-the-scenes video that is going viral on the Internet. Portman, 33, has two new film projects in the works. She’s slated to appear in an as yet unamed Terrence Malick musical drama starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer and Michael Fassbender. She’ll also star with Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro in a western drama about a frontier family. [...] »
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
It's been an exciting last few days with all of the pics from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, but in the midst of all that, a new rumor concerning one of the upcoming stand-alone films has popped up. It's one we've heard rumblings of in the past, but it appears as though it's rearing it's head once more, that Lucasfilm is currently working on bringing a spin-off film that would focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Come inside to learn more!
If this rumor sounds vaguely familiar, you're not alone. About a year and a half ago, a rumor started up that one of the 3 planned spin-offs would focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul (set in the years between the Prequel and Original trilogies). It was an exciting prospect, and despite Ewan McGregor's willingness to return to the role of Kenobi, it didn't seem likely to happen.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
One minute after midnight on the 3rd May 1999, a branch of Toys R Us in Brandon, Florida became a hive of activity. Having queued patiently in the dark for hours, scores of shoppers - most of them full-grown men - funnelled through the doors. Some of them stacked merchandise up in their cradled arms, while others heaped toys up in their baskets and trolleys.
It was all part of the Star Wars fever that had begun in October 1993, when George Lucas first told Variety about his plans to make three prequel movies, and continued to grow over the next six years. Lucasfilm cannily fanned the flames of anticipation itself, with the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy. Suddenly, the franchise seemed new again, »
Once the lucrative deal was made between Lucasfilm and Disney for the ownership of a galaxy far, far away, it’s fair to say that the studio have made plans to reinvigorate the IP for a modern audience by introducing a Star Wars spin-off film intermittently between the confirmed trilogy of VII, VIII and IX.
Although, exactly which characters these projects will feature remains shrouded in mystery, with reports suggesting that the planned Boba Fett spin-off encountered problems purely because of its villainous and wholly ambiguous lead. Now, it seems the latest character to be in contention for their own spin-off is Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
At least, that’s the latest mooted rumour making the rounds today, courtesy of Making Star Wars.
“For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters. But I’m hearing now that because of the popularity »
- Michael Briers
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