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Earlier this month Lionsgate released the first trailer for Gods of Egypt, with the film subsequently coming in for criticism, not only for its overuse of CGI, but also the lack of diversity – or “whitewashing” – of its cast. Taking note of the backlash, both director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have now issued statements apologising for any offence their casting decisions have caused.
“The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse,” states Proyas. “I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.”
“We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed,” adds Lionsgate. “In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed »
- Gary Collinson
“Gods of Egypt” director Alex Proyas and the film’s studio, Lionsgate, have issued apologies for the lack of diverse casting in the mythological action film, which has generated controversy for its predominantly white cast.
Movie, #GodsOfEgypt in which everyone is white? Egyptians, in history and today, have Never been white. Bring Back Geography!! It's Africa!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 12, 2015
Why does the Egyptian extras from #GodsOfEgypt look like they're from a Seth Rogen movie? pic.twitter.com/y4Rm4eyjYA
— BlackGirlNerds (@BlackGirlNerds) November 12, 2015
Proyas issued a statement apologizing for the lack of racial diversity in the cast on Friday. “The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.”
Lionsgate also acknowledged the need for more inclusive casting in a statement obtained by Variety, »
- Variety Staff
This is the latest and probably final trailer for biographical drama The Big Short, starring a lot of big names like Brad Pitt, Steve Carell or Christian Bale. “Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of […]
Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling were front and center at the premiere of their new film The Big Short in NYC on Monday, looking dapper as always. The handsome actors were joined by their costars Steve Carell and Finn Wittrock, who was accompanied by his lovely wife, Sarah Roberts. Missing from the fun, though, were Max Greenfield and Christian Bale, who popped up at the premiere of the movie during AFI Fest in La earlier this month. Brad recently made headlines when he and Angelina sat down for a rare joint interview with Tom Brokaw for NBC's Today and spoke about their working relationship and how Brad handled Angelina's medical procedures. Brad revealed he was in France when he found out about Angelina's health scare, saying, "I was out in France, and Angie called me and I got straight on a plane to return." Read on to see »
- Monica Sisavat
The film, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel, tells the story of a young mother and her 5-year-old son who are held captive in a small room. Lead actress Brie Larson has already received nominations at the Gotham Awards and yesterday’s Independent Spirits for her performance, and is a favourite for the Academy Awards next year.
The festival will be closed by Adam McKay’s The Big Short, which has an ensemble cast featuring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, and recently premiered at Los Angeles’ AFI Fest (Nov 5-12).
Watch the official trailer for Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups. With an ensemble cast headed by Christian Bale and supported by Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Imogen Poots, "Knight of Cups" centers around a screenwriter and his spiraling odyssey in the sexualized, hard-partying and urban landscape of Hollywood.
- Allan Ford
The second trailer has arrived online for Knight of Cups, the latest film from acclaimed director Terrence Malick, which stars Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Watch it below after the official synopsis…
See Also: New images from Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. »
- Amie Cranswick
“All those years, living the life of someone I didn’t even know,” mutters Christian Bale’s Rick in the poignant new trailer for Knight of Cups. Acting as Terrence Malick’s seventh directorial effort, the film charts the existential crisis experienced by Bale’s decorated screenwriter who, despite being surrounded by fame and excess, sleepwalks through life in search of a purpose.
Disorienting and visceral, the snippet for Malick’s latest can in many ways be seen as a reflection of the director’s own encounter with Hollywood, with the sombre voiceover and stirring music driving home the rapturous feeling experienced by Bale’s main lead. One thing’s certain: as this is the filmmaker’s first feature since To the Wonder almost four years ago – when Knight of Cups was shot back-to-back – we can readily expect his latest creative effort to draw the crowds.
In keeping with Malick’s M. »
- Michael Briers
Every acclaimed director eventually has to make a movie about making movies, and it’s Terrence Malick’s turn now. Named after the Tarot card, his latest Knight Of Cups sees Christian Bale and his American accent as a screenwriter in Los Angeles who, despite a successful career, lives an empty-feeling life. Coping with the death of one brother and the difficult circumstance of another, he distracts himself with a descent into Hollywood excess. The trailer that dropped… »
With a career spanning almost three decades, Brad Pitt is as passionate as ever about acting. He still finds performing a challenge and is always on the hunt for meaningful roles to plays — especially now that he’s older.
“I love acting. There’s still a fondness,” Pitt, 51, told Variety at the New York premiere of “The Big Short” Monday night at the Ziegfeld Theater. “Some stories and some characters are really special to me. The one we just finished is special because it has relevance and it asks, ‘What it’s going to mean in our time right now?’ Those are the stories that get me excited. I don’t know how many more I’ve got left in me so each one has to be meaningful.”
- Paul Chi
Were you under the impression that being a glamorous Hollywood big shot is a fun and easy way to have an emotionally fulfilling life? Not so, says Terrence Malick! The official trailer for the director's Knight of Cups is out, and it makes Los Angeles look like a gut-wrenching Boschian hellscape. Even including The Machinist, this is the least fun being Christian Bale has ever looked. Malick's been characteristically secretive about the film's plot, but here's the very Malick-y synopsis: Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to »
- Nate Jones
Christian Bale is pondering the ever changing realities in Hollywood in the newly released trailer for his upcoming romantic drama, ‘Knight of Cups.’ The clip follows the Oscar-winning actor as he portrays Rick, a screenwriter who’s being pulled into the sexualized and hard-partying landscape of L.A. The video, which was released by the film’s distributor, Broad Green Pictures, also features the lead character’s introspective narration of his life, which is one of the signature styles of the drama’s writer-director, Terrence Malick. Besides Bale, Malick’s latest drama includes a supporting ensemble cast that features Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Palmer, Wes Bentley, Joe Manganiello, Nick Offerman, Imogen Poots, Antonio Banderas, Joel [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Last December, just months before its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, the first trailer was released for Knight of Cups, the latest from director Terrence Malick. We haven't heard anything about this mysterious project since then, but today, Broad Green Pictures has released the second trailer, which only features a few brief new shots that weren't included in the first trailer, amounting to roughly 10 seconds of new footage. Unfortunately, these never-before-seen moments don't give us any added insight into this story.
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick's (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy. »
"No one cares about reality anymore." Broad Green Pictures has debuted another new trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, his latest feature which premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival earlier this year. It's slated for release next March, and it's another mesmerizing Malick creation this time focusing on the excessive culture of Hollywood by following a screenwriter around. Christian Bale stars, along with quite an impressive cast including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and more. I wrote in my review from Berlinale that it's a "gorgeous, mesmerizing, pensive trip into exploring who we are and why we act the way we do." There's still a few months until this opens, but worth the wait. Here's the new trailer (#2) for Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, direct from YouTube: A screenwriter living in La tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. Knight of Cups »
- Alex Billington
From Broad Green Pictures, watch the brand new trailer for Knight Of Cups .
The cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley.
Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. »
- Michelle McCue
Trailer’s like the new one for Terrence Malick’s latest film, Knight of Cups, can be difficult to describe. While you see a lot, it's hard to put everything you see into a clear context. This is something that Malick makes a habit of. What we have here is strange, flashy, and oddly beautiful, with a phenomenal cast to boot. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. "No one cares about reality anymore," says one of the voices in the trailer, and that certainly appears to be the case. This video is a mass of images, but few that go together. At the center of it all is Christian Bale, who seems to be both part of all of it as well as standing outside of it all at the same time. Knight of Cups features Bale as a »
Christian Bale finds himself in only the most strange ways in the visually stunning trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age film Knight of Cups. He gets down on all fours as a woman guides him by a leash at a wild Hollywood party, he engages in a "love experience" chasing a woman around an apartment, he submerges and suspends himself in water, he even hugs Brian Dennehy. In voiceover, the actor pontificates, "All those years, living the life of someone I didn't even know."
Terrence Malick has evolved a cinematic style over his two films since "Tree of Life," all shot by Oscar-winning Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, that involves following his protagonists through various spaces and landscapes, accompanied by voice-over narrations and lush classical music. Austin-based Malick, age 69, likes to shoot in an improvisational piecemeal way as inspiration hits and his actor collaborators are at hand. (They never know how or if they will wind up in the final product, shaped over time in the editing room.) Malick usually follows a male protagonist (Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale) through interactions with other characters, often women partners. With 2011's Cannes-winning entry "The Tree of Life," Malick's method cohered into a powerful narrative centered on a family dominated by a powerful father (Brad Pitt in his best performance to date) and loving mother (Jessica Chastain). But having revealed this approach, the »
- Anne Thompson
Bar none, the most competitive acting race this season is for best supporting actor. The number of ensembles with multiple standout portrayals, as well as films with scene-stealing turns, makes for a dense category that could easily stretch to 10 nominations. This year, a lot of fine work is going to be left on the sidelines.
Let’s start with the ensembles. “Spotlight” — by any measure a strong best picture contender and likely the year’s Screen Actors Guild winner for best performance by a cast in a motion picture — is filled to the brim with prospects. Indeed, the entire cast will compete in the supporting category. Michael Keaton, fresh off last year’s best actor circuit, is probably out front in “Spotlight” as the conscience of the movie. But Mark Ruffalo sparks with a fiercely mannered portrait of a beat journalist; Liev Schreiber’s dialed down editor-in-chief simmers on a different level; and Stanley Tucci, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Read More: Review: Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' Pushes the Director's Style to Its Limits Broad Green Pictures has remained quiet on the release of Terrence Malick's Hollywood-set drama "Knight of Cups" since announcing the film's March 4, 2016 release date back in July, but luckily that all changes today with the release of an exhilarating and definitively Malick-esque trailer. With an ensemble cast headed by Christian Bale and supported by Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Imogen Poots, "Knight of Cups" centers around a screenwriter and his spiraling odyssey in the sexualized, hard-partying and urban landscape of Hollywood. The new trailer features the hallmarks of every Malick picture — introspective narration and exhilarating camera work by Dp Emmanuel Lubezki — though a change in setting and subject matter (his last films have been rural-set explorations of love) looks like it should revitalize the director's trademark »
- Zack Sharf
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