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This week’s biggest upcoming project was one so weird that we needed a few days to process it. It has been called Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (possibly even Lost in Translation for good measure), and if it seems like those two titles don’t add up in anyway whatsoever, you’re not far off.
The movie is Colossal, and THR reports is set to star Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays a woman returning to her hometown from New York after losing her job. Upon returning home, she discovers that a giant lizard is attacking Tokyo, and she feels strangely connected to the incident via her mind.
Colossal isn’t even some tongue-in-cheek Spike Jonze project but coming from Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), and aiming to be sold at this year’s Cannes Film Festival market. “Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. »
- Brian Welk
Title: The Gunman Director: Pierre Morel Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel ‘La Position du tireur couché’ (The Prone Gunman), gets adapted for the silver screen by French cinematographer and film director Pierre Morel, known for ‘District 13,’ ‘From Paris With Love,’ and ‘Taken.’ The American action thriller, stars Sean Penn as an ex-soldier who carried out an assassination in the Democratic Republic of Congo and finds his past catching up with him eight years later. The cast also includes Javier Bardem, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. The film begins with utter promise: the [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
What is it about infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar that keeps filmmakers hooked on his story? He certainly led an interesting life, and now yet another movie will be made about him, this time starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.Writer/director Fernando León de Aranoa is on board to adapt the script from Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, with Aranoa also directing the biopic.The film, called Escobar, will see Bardem playing the man himself in a story that charts his days in the Medellin and Cali cartels, his dealings with dictators and the growth of the cocaine industry. Cruz is set to play Vallejo, who had a relationship with him and testified on some of his actions during a 2008 investigation into the 1985 Palace of Justice siege, which left 100 people dead. This is yet another project backed by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and the rights will »
Javier Bardem is a real-life Vincent Chase, and has been trying to play Pablo Escobar for years now. He's been forced to pull out every time, after, we assume, his childhood friend turned manager inevitably clashed with each film's talented-but-mercurial director. But likely thanks to a chance meeting with a Hollywood big shot, Bardem is now attached to star in Fernando León de Aranoa's upcoming biopic Escobar, based on Virginia Vallejo's memoir, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. That's right: Javier got the movie! Even better: Since Bardem's wife Penélope Cruz is also attached, there's a good chance his brother and driver get to come along as well. Oh yeah! »
- Nate Jones
Fernando León de Aranoa will direct from his adapted screenplay charting the drug lord’s rise to power based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 Spanish-language bestselling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
On any given day, there may be three or four announcements of note regarding projects in the works. But once Cannes opens, they come tumbling, hour after hour. In today's roundup, we hear about forthcoming films by Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, Ava DuVernay, Pablo Larraín and Marco Bellocchio and other projects featuring Robert De Niro, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Weisz, Noomi Rapace, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. » - David Hudson »
Pablo Escobar was one of the most successful drug kingpins of all time if not the most successful. That doesn’t necessarily make him interesting, but people are going to keep trying to tell his story. According to THR, the latest Escobar biopic, creatively titled Escobar, is set to star Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. The story will be based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. Fernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day) will write and direct with filming expected to begin later this year. Although THR doesn’t specifically mention casting, I think it’s safe to assume that Bardem will play Escobar while Cruz will play Vallejo. The lead actors have my interest, but again, there’s still the problem of Escobar as a character. What makes Escobar different than any other paranoid, manipulative drug lord? His most fascinating aspect is his relationship to the people, »
- Matt Goldberg
The film will be based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 bestselling Spanish-language memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.” Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa (“A Perfect Day”) will direct from his own script.
Producers for the film are Dean Nichols, Javier Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Executive producers are Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols. International sales for the film will be launching in Cannes.
Bardem and Cruz teamed previously on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” for which Cruz won a best supporting actress Oscar. Bardem worked with León de Aranoa on “Mondays in the Sun.”
“A Perfect Day,” the Spanish director’s first English-language film, will premiere as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors Fortnight. »
- Dave McNary
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in EuropaCorp’s “Escobar,” the studio announced Wednesday from the Cannes Film Festival. EuropaCorp will finance, distribute and produce the drama based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish language memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar” with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions. Written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa (“A Perfect Day”), the film will follow the rise of Pablo Escobar — one of the most powerful drug lords of all time. Also Read: Cannes Buyers Will Have to Scramble for Market's Few Big Projects Bardem is producing with Dean Nichols and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert, »
- Greg Gilman
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp announced Wednesday in Cannes that it will finance, distribute and co-produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions the Pablo Escobar biopic Escobar, starring Academy Award winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Based on Virginia Vallejo’s 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, Fernando Leon de Aranoa (A Perfect Day, Mondays in the Sun, Familia) will write and direct the biopic of the Colombian drug lord. Producers are Dean Nichols, Bardem and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Jere Hausfater, Dany Boon and Todd Nichols will serve as executive producers. Read More Cannes: Jake Gyllenhaal
- Georg Szalai
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is popping its second big movie announcement in as many days. The studio has just set up power couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz to star in Escobar, which will be the latest pic about the rise of Colombian drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. The biopic will be based on Virginia Vallejo's 2008 Spanish-language memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. Vallejo is the Colombian journalist whose career came to a halt in the mid-1990s after it was… »
EuropaCorp has announced that Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are set to star in "Escobar," a new biopic about Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar which it will finance and produce with Pinguin Films and Dean Nichols Productions.
Based on Virginia Vallejo's 2008 best-selling Spanish-language memoir "Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar," Fernando Leon de Aranoa will pen and direct the story which will follow the rise of Escobar on his way to become one of the most powerful drug lords of all time.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, David Ryall, Javier Bardem, Andrew Tiernan, Lyubomir Neikov, Krasimir Kutsurapov, Geraldine Somerville | Written by Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate | Directed by Gabe Ibáñez
Thirty years in the future, mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates. Technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Roc corporation has set forth security protocols to ensure mankind maintains control over the manufactured population. However, as Roc insurance agent Jacq Vaucan investigates cases surrounding defective androids, he begins to uncover the secrets behind who is really manipulating the Automata Pilgrim 7000 – and the truth is far more complex than the make or model of any machine.
Take I-Robot, Blade Runner and a hefty tome on the philosophy of life, remove most of the action, stir in a »
- Richard Axtell
Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »
- D. Zhea
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the date and official details for the release of director Pierre Morel’s (Taken) action-thriller The Gunman, which is set for June 30th in the States and July 20th in the UK.
Oscar winner Sean Penn (Mystic River) heads a cast that includes Idris Elba (Luther), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), Jasmine Trinca (Saint Laurent) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall).
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From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse-pounding film with two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. »
- Scott J. Davis
Penélope Cruz is celebrating her 41st birthday on Tuesday. The Spanish actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in films like Blow, Nine, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she won an Oscar in 2010), and she never fails to heat up the screen with her steamy brand of dark, moody sex appeal. She was even named as Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2014. Of course, Penélope's most beloved roles at the moment are as a mother to Leo and Luna and wife to husband Javier Bardem. In honor of Penélope's big day, we've rounded up some of her hottest moments on the beach, the red carpet, and beyond. Scroll through to see them all now! Source: Bauer-Griffin Online, INFphoto.com, FameFlynet »
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Las Vegas - It's not an understatement to suggest that since they last presented their wares to the world's theater owners Sony Pictures has had a pretty dramatic 12 months . December's North Korean hacking scandal made the release of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "The Interview" a global news story where the studio and exhibitors blamed each other for not screening the film in mainstream theaters. And, frankly, when Potus gets involved there better be a lot of water under that bridge to put all that behind you. Five months later Sony has a new Chairman (Tom Rothman) and, luckily, much better films to help heal some delicate wounds. The studio didn't have the star power to rival previous presenters Paramount and Warner Bros, but they did bring a lot of new footage and also made some news. First, let's get to the news. Sony revealed that a new "Jump »
- Gregory Ellwood
Lost in all the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and Jurassic World trailer madness of the past few days is a first look at Johnny Depp in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 5, or as it will be known when released in 2017, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The photo was snapped from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and shared via Twitter by executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer. It features Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, tied to a mast by some impressively thick rope and looking quite concerned about his current predicament.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. Orlando Bloom returns to the franchise as Will Turner, while Javier Bardem joins the Disney franchise as Captain Salazar.
Jack Sparrow fans will have to wait more »
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