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Wonder Woman, the premiere female superhero of all time, is finally making her big screen debut in Batman vs. Superman! And, after years of speculation on who could play this role that every actress wants to play, the role of Diana Prince/Ww goes to Gal Gadot. Gadot played Giselle in Fast & Furious (No. 5) and Fast and Furious 6. She also played a Russian villain in Date Night.
Many actresses have been mentioned for the role of the Amazon Princess through the years, including Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Alba. More recently, Oblivion's Olga Kurylenko, Thor's Jaimie Alexander and G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Elodie Yung were believed to be up for the part.
Batman vs. Superman is the sequel to Man of Steel, scheduled to hit theaters in 2015. Zack Snyder is again directing and Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman once again. Christian Bale, however, will reportedly not be »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Costume Illustrations by Christian Cordella Click to see uncensored version Concept Art by Robert McKinnon Click to see uncensored version Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find »
Film-makers have tried sex, murder and intrigue, and yet that most intellectual of spectator sports remains remarkably difficult to depict on screen
• Computer Chess: watch the trailer
Throw a rock at the sports genre and you'll hit a film about baseball or football, or hockey, or racing. Odds are, you won't strike a film about chess. Chess isn't generally considered a stadium filler (although it can be). It's perceived as a game for eccentric intellectuals and elderly historians. It doesn't have the glamour or sex appeal of more sedentary sports, such as pool, as demonstrated by Paul Newman in The Hustler. Chess won't even fit snugly in to other genre films, where the banality of cards, for example, naturally lends itself to a seedy, gambling gangster underworld (Rounders), the exotic highlife of a casino (Casino Royale), or even more piquant, a combo »
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls of all ages… roll up, crack open a can, pop on your headphones and tune in for this week’s episode of The Hollywood Booze… the greatest movies podcast show of all!
This week The Hollywood Booze serves up a healthy dose of movie news, reviews and trivia-rific filmic banter. Reviews include Carrie and Saving Mr. Banks (it’s brilliant), whilst the boys chart the latest movie news and chew the fat on topics such as; Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, Kate Beckinsale plays down messy Foxy Knoxy rumours, sacrilegious Road House remake and much more. On top of this we run down the UK box office with the pun down as well as texsting how well you know movie faces with Hollywood Who?
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- Joe Upton
Baltasar Kormákur is one of the national treasures of Iceland’s film industry, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His Icelandic films, like 101 Reykjavik and The Deep, often screen at the Toronto International Film Festivals (with the former winning the festival’s Discovery Award in 2000). Kormákur is also a noted actor in his country and appeared in the hit movie Reyjavik-Rotterdam. A few years after starring in that film, Kormákur would direct its American remake, Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale.
Today, Kormákur moves between big-budget American films and Icelandic projects. He is currently preparing to make Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke, based on the true story about a 1996 disaster on the mountain that killed eight climbers. Until then, Kormákur is celebrating the DVD and Blu-Ray release of his buddy comedy/thriller 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
Recently, we sat »
- Jordan Adler
[Spoilers ahead for a movie that was released 12 years ago.]
I have the distinct memory of being 12 years old in a packed theater watching Ben Affleck die in Pearl Harbor and thinking I would never cry that hard again in my life. And then, of course, Josh Hartnett died. And things got a lot worse. I mean, deep, guttural, weeping sobs. I am not over, and will never be over, the heartbreaking Affleck-Beckinsale-Hartnett love triangle in Pearl Harbor.
- Jodi Walker
Kate Beckinsale isn't one to shy away from tough roles. The 40-year-old actress, who's perhaps best known on the big-screen for her blockbuster Underworld franchise, is taking an indie turn in director Michael Winterbottom's movie about the highly publicized Amanda Knox murder trial,The Face of an Angel, which shot in Rome, Italy over the weekend. In it, Beckinsale plays a journalist who teams up with a documentary filmmaker (Rush's Daniel Brühl) to uncover the mystery of who killed British student Meredith Kercher, a controversial case which has sharply divided public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic, especially after Knox and her ex, Raffaele Sollecito, had their convictions »
Us suspect in Kercher murder case who refused to attend retrial in Italy is peripheral to The Face of an Angel, British actor insists
Over a cup of tea in Rome on Friday, Kate Beckinsale was describing how her next film is about a young American girl jailed in a medieval Italian town for the murder of a British student, and she was insisting that it is not about Amanda Knox. "That case is peripheral," said the British actor, who is best known for her role as Selene, the gun-toting vampire in the Underworld series of films. "This is not a whodunnit."
But that is unlikely to stop headline writers linking Beckinsale with Knox, the Seattle-born student whose every court appearance in her trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007 was treated like a Hollywood red carpet moment, and whose guilt or innocence still provokes furious and sometimes fanatical »
- Tom Kington
Update: More news coming in from Afm. Production is set to begin next week on Michael Winterbottom's "The Face of an Angel," starring Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") and Cara Delevingne ("Kids in Love"). Adapted and fictionalized from Barbie Latza Nadeau's bestseller "Angel Face," on the Amanda Knox case, the film centers on the murder of a Brit student in Tuscany, and the ensuing trial and conviction of her American roommate and Italian boyfriend.-Myriad is going to handle worldwide sales of thriller "Frontera," starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria and Michael Pena. The film, helmed by Michael Berry, is set in the dangerous Us-Mexico border area, and looks at the aftermath of a sheriff's wife's mysterious death.Earlier: Sienna Miller has joined the cast of the new project from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden ("Half Nelson"), "Mississippi Grind." The film centers on a man facing financial hardship, who »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Drama is a fictionalised adaptation of Angel Face, the bestselling book about Amanda Knox, the Us student accused on the murder of her UK flatmate Meredith Kercher.
Shooting starts next week in Italy on The Face of an Angel, directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Cara Delevingne (Kids in Love). The cast also includes Valerio Mastandrea.
The fictionalised story centres on the murder of a British student in Tuscany that leads to the trial and conviction of her American flat mate and Italian boyfriend in controversial circumstances.
The public interest around the case attracts once successful, but now struggling filmmaker Thomas (Brul), to be commissioned to write »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
London – British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's The Face of an Angel, starring Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne, is set to begin shooting in Italy next week. The movie -- billed as a fictionalized adaptation of Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by Rome-based American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau -- uses the tragic story of the 2009 murder in Umbria, Italy, of British student Meredith Kercher and Amanda Knox’s initial conviction for murder as a springboard for a wider investigation of society’s fascination with violence, rather than love. Winterbottom's film is produced by Melissa Parmenter (The Look of
- Stuart Kemp
Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Consequences of Love, Il Divo) has secured British thesp Michael Caine to star in his next feature film, a mysterious project tentatively titled In the Future. The film will be Sorrentino’s second English-language effort; his first, This Must Be the Place, premiered to mostly positive reviews when it screened in competition at Cannes back in 2011.
In the Future‘s plot is being kept entirely under wraps for now, but we do know that Sorrentino is planning to roll cameras on the film at some point next year, with the goal of unveiling the finished product at film festivals in 2015. Medusa Film will distribute the project, while Indigo Film will produce.
Though This Must Be the Place was not greeted with overenthusiastic praise, Sorrentino’s last project, The Great Beauty, is currently in the mix for a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination – Italy officially submitted »
- Isaac Feldberg
• Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) will star in the secretive project In The Future from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). The two-time Oscar winner (for Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules) is currently working on Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure Interstellar. Caine also has a part in Brad Anderson’s Eliza Graves (based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story) with Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, and Ben Kingsley. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
Mandy Ingber is Jennifer Aniston and Kate Beckinsale's trusted yoga instructor and a New York Times bestselling author, but she isn't your stereotypical, permanently zen yogi. In this episode of In Her World, we join Mandy in a frank discussion about her life's ups and downs and find out why the beach is a place that's brought her peace and perspective in the middle of some of her toughest personal and professional moments. Brought to you by Ford Warriors in Pink. On Lindsay: Lna tees, Heather Gardner necklace »
- Lindsay Miller
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 »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Kate Beckinsale has been cast in D.J. Caruso's upcoming supernatural thriller The Disappointments Room. Caruso is the director who brought us films such as Disturbia, Eagle Eye, and I Am Number Four. The script for the movie was written by Wentworth Miller, who wrote the amazing script for the film Stoker.
Beckinsale plays a mother who moves her family to a nice Colonial manse in the country. The woman slowly begins to lose her sanity as she learns of the home’s bloody past and is afflicted by visions of a dead girl.
Miller is a hell of talented screenwriter, and I'm excited to see what he came up with for this story. This has the potential to end up being a really great film. »
- Joey Paur
Kate Beckinsale (Contraband, Underworld) is in negotiations to star in the thriller The Disappointments Room, to be directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) , from an original screenplay by Wentworth Miller (Stoker).
Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.
- Michelle McCue
• Magic Mike star Channing Tatum is in early talks to produce and star in Bad Romance for writer and director Jonathan Levine (50/50). No details about the plot were revealed. Tatum can be seen next in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, recently bumped to a 2014 release, and 22 Jump Street. He also voices the part of Superman in The Lego Movie. [THR]
• 12 Years a Slave antagonist Michael Fassbender is in talks to play a man who wants out of the family business in the gangster pic Trespass Against Us. Adam Smith, who has directed episodes of Doctor Who and Skins, will make his feature debut on the project. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and will introduce the project to buyers next week at the American Film Market.
Beckinsale would portray a mother who moves into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. There in the attic she discovers a small locked door — and the ghost of a young girl beckoning her to open it.
The film will be exec produced by Demarest Films’ Sam Englebardt and Bill Johnson, Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe, PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes, Merced Media’s Raj Brinder Singh and Envision’s Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan. »
- Dave McNary
Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and Jill Scott (Baggage Claim) are set to star in Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Chadwick Boseman (42) stars as the legendary musician in a story that takes Brown from his humble beginnings to the peak of his career, "while recounting his battle with drug addiction, arrest for domestic violence, and flirting with financial ruin several times." Aykroyd is set to play Ben Bart, the president of one of New York's biggest agencies, Universal Attractions, which represented Brown for 40 years. Scott stars as Brown's wife, in a part written with her in mind. Get On Up also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Lennie James, and is scheduled for an October 17, 2014 release date. Hit the jump for news on Kate Beckinsale's negotiations to star in D.J. Caruso's The Disappointments Room. News on Aykroyd and Scott's addition to Get On Up comes courtesy of THR. »
- Dave Trumbore
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