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Watch the first trailer for Ron Howard’s action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. The film is scheduled to open on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.
In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, »
- Michelle McCue
Chris Hemsworth throws down his hammer and picks up a harpoon in a new trailer for his latest movie “In the Heart of the Sea,” a harrowing true story about a 19th century whaling ship that inspired the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Ron Howard directs the movie based on the 200 book by the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with the screenplay by Charles Leavitt. The movie also stars Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy,Tom Holland, Brendan Gleesan Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville. ...Read More »
I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »
- Matt Patches
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Ron Howard's thrilling new epic adventure movie In the Heart of the Sea. The incredible-looking movie is is based on a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that tells the disastrous, true story that inspired the classic tale of Moby Dick. The movie follows a Nantucket whaling ship called the Essex, which was stalked and destroyed by a sperm whale in 1820. The crew was stranded thousands of miles from home, and they did whatever they could to survive during the 90 days that they were lost.
Howard in one of my favorite directors. The guy knows how to tell a great story on film. This first trailer is insanely awesome, and I can't wait to see this film! It also boasts an impressive cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, and Jordi Molla. Here's the »
- Joey Paur
Have you ever read Nathaniel Philbrick's book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex? It's a riveting tale of survival that goes to some wildly dark, disturbing places that you won't soon forget and this first trailer for Ron Howard's big screen rendition certainly reflects that. Back in 1820 the whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry whale in the South Pacific. Those who survived the attack drifted for more than 90 days in three small whaleboats during which many fell victim to disease, hunger and cannibalism. Not only does this new promo for the film boast some stunning cinematography with a striking and tonally appropriate color palette, but it also functions as a particularly effective tease of the narrative. It does reveal a good deal of action and destruction, but rather than sensationalize the tale to build interest, it keeps the characters in the forefront, »
- Perri Nemiroff
A new trailer for a whale of a tale has just been released by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures for In The Heart Of The Sea, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book. It’s the harrowing true survival story of the whaling ship Essex that inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, George Pollard, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Molla and Ben Whishaw as Melville.
In the winter of 1820, during the boom in the whaling business, Essex set out from New England and was torn apart by a mammoth whale. The boat went down, and that is really where this tale begins. It’s the story of cruel survival that involved leadership, cowardice, bad decisions, and cannibalism. I have been writing about the various attempts to adapt this book since it was first published and won the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and photos from Ron Howard's upcoming action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge ofTomorrow”) as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollá (“Riddick”) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
- Kellvin Chavez
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. The movie also stars Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Charlotte Riley and Jordi Mollà. In »
Warner Bros. has released the first In the Heart of the Sea images from director Ron Howard’s upcoming drama. Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent book of the same name, the film tells the story of the whaling ship Essex, which in 1819 was rammed by an angry whale in the South Pacific. The surviving crew drifted for 90 days in three tiny whaleboats and encountered disease, hunger, and eventually cannibalism. It’s a heartwrenching true story, and it served as the basis for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Howard’s fantastic cast is led by Chris Hemsworth as the ship’s first mate, Tom Holland as a young cabin boy who eventually tells his tale to Melville once he’s an adult, and Benjamin Walker as Captain George Pollard Jr. All of the actors lost a significant amount of weight for the film. Philbrick’s book is positively enthralling, and after Howard’s swell Rush, »
- Adam Chitwood
Thanks to the latest issue of Empire, we’ve got our first look at Chris Hemsworth in Heart of the Sea, which reunites the star with his Rush director Ron Howard for an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s bestselling book and tells the true story of the whaling ship Essex, which came under attack from a giant whale (an event which would inspire the book Moby Dick) and left the crew having to resort to cannibalism to stay alive after being stranded at sea for 90 days…
Blackhat is set to open in the States on January 16th 2015 and in the UK on February 20th 2015, with a cast that also inlcudes Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Viola Davis (Prisoners) and Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Leehom Wang, »
- Gary Collinson
• It looks like Mike Epps may finally get the chance to play legendary stand-up comedian Richard Pryor after all. The comic has emerged as the front-runner to play the part in a biopic for The Weinstein Company directed by Lee Daniels (The Butler). Epps was previously signed on to play Pryor back in 2005 and met with the late comedian while he was still alive to prepare for the role, but that project fell through. Epps reportedly beat out actors Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon, and Marlon Wayans after Wayans had also been previously attached to another Pryor film, this one »
- Jake Perlman
Ariel Vromen's CIA thriller “Criminal” has added Jordi Molla in a co-leading role, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Gary Oldman star in the thriller, which is about a dangerous and unpredictable criminal who finds himself in unfamiliar territory when a dead CIA operative's skills, secrets and memories are implanted into his brain, with the government agency hoping he will finish the mission for them. Molla will portray the role of Hagbardaka Heimbahl, a anarchistic assassin who wants the secrets now implanted in the criminal's brain. »
- Linda Ge
Drag queen drama, screened in Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, sold to Germany, Australia and Poland.
Darker Than Midnight (Piu Buio Di Mezzanotte), the debut of Sicilian director Sebastiano Riso, has been sold by Rai Trade to Germany (Salzgeber), Australia (Palace) and Poland.
The rights for France, the UK, Us and Latin America will be finalized shortly, according to Rai Trade.
The film, which received its world premiere in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is inspired by the real-life tale of one of Italy’s best-known drag queens, Fuxia (aka Davide Capone).
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
On tap right now are more behind-the-scenes images from Ron Howard's latest feature, In the Heart of the Sea, an adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick novel which was an account of the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Dig on your first look at star Chris Hemsworth and more!
From the Press Release
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a March 13th, 2015, release date for the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea. Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs from a script by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling novel about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex.
- Steve Barton
The plot centers on a criminal (Vince Vaughn) who designs and plans heists that he sells to the highest bidder. A contract is put out on his life after a job goes awry, leading him to take out a $1 million life insurance policy, with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) listed as the sole benefactor. When he learns that it takes 21 days for the policy to kick in, this father goes on the run with his daughter, as they both try to stay alive for at least the next three weeks.
Aside from Adam Driver joining Star Wars: Episode 7, here's some other casting that happened today: Jonathan Banks is the latest addition to Peter Billingsley's crime thriller, Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, and Jordi Molla. Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, and Bill Sage have joined The Boy, the first film in a trilogy exploring the origins of a serial killer. Hit the jump for more on each picture. THR reports that Banks will join Term Life, the adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow's graphic novel. In the film, Vaughn’s character is hunted by a ruthless mob and takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter (Steinfeld). Molla plays a ruthless and debonair member of the Mexican cartel who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (William Levy). Complicating matters is »
- Dave Trumbore
Entourage: The Movie
Neeson likely plays himself in the movie and was seen in Los Angeles shooting a scene with Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold character. [Source: The Wrap]
Emily Watson and Dominic West are in discussions to join the film adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir "Testament of Youth" for BBC Films and Heyday Films. Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Kit Harrington and Alexandra Roach also star.
Alicia Vikander plays a young woman who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. She volunteers as a nurse and travels to France in order to help during the first World War. Watson and West will play her parents. [Source: The Daily Mail]
The Place That Hits The Sun
- Garth Franklin
In today's casting news: Andrew Garfield is in negotiations to join Helen Mirren in The Woman in Gold, previously titled The Lady in Gold. Daniel Brühl is also in talks. Kevin Bacon is set to star in the Blumhouse production 6 Miranda Drive; Radha Mitchell is in talks to star opposite him. Jordi Molla will take a villainous turn in the indie feature Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailee Steinfeld. It looks like Liam Neeson will have a cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie, as he was recently seen on set filming a short scene. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from the Daily Mail is word that Garfield is in negotiations to join The Woman in Gold. The film centers on "Maria Altmann (Mirren), who joined forces with lawyer Randol Schoenberg to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works »
- Dave Trumbore
• Kevin Bacon (currently starring on Fox’s The Following) is set to lead the micro-budget Blumhouse thriller 6 Miranda Dr. The story follows a seemingly normal family who take a trip to the Grand Canyon and manage to bring a horrifying supernatural force back home as a souvenir. Radha Mitchell (Red Widow) is also in talks to star in the Greg Mclean-directed pic, which is set for a March shoot. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Jordi Molla, one of the big names in Spain's acting community, has joined the cast of Term Life, Palm Star Media Capital and Mercet Media's adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel that is starring Vince Vaughn. Universal is distributing. Peter Billingsley is directing the crime thriller, which also has Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton in its roll call. Term Life centers on a low-life whom everybody -- including mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops -- wants dead. In a rare act of selflessness (and desperation), the man takes out a million-dollar life insurance policy to benefit his estranged
- Borys Kit
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