4 items from 2006
Edgar Ramirez has been targeted for a role in The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal Pictures' latest installment of the adventures of amnesiac spy hero Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass is directing the movie, currently shooting in Europe. Matt Damon is back as Bourne, and Joan Allen and Julia Stiles are back as well. David Strathairn and Paddy Considine also have joined the cast.
The story revolves around assassin Bourne uncovering mysteries of his past, which puts him in the cross-hairs of a superkiller. Ramirez is playing the superkiller.
Gael Garcia Bernal was in negotiations to play the role but a deal could not be reached (HR 10/3).
Ultimatum is being produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley and Paul L. Sandberg.
South American actor Ramirez might be best known to North American audiences for his work in Domino, the Tony Scott-directed thriller starring Keira Knightley. He recently wrapped production on the Sony feature Vantage Point, directed by Pete Travis and produced by Neil Moritz.
Ramirez is repped by Endeavor, Handprint Entertainment and Hirsch, Wallerstein, Matlof & Fishman. »
Paddy Considine has joined the cast of The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment of Universal Pictures' successful action series starring Matt Damon. Paul Greengrass is directing. The story centers on assassin Jason Bourne (Damon) uncovering mysteries of his past, which puts him in the crosshairs of killers. Considine will play a London journalist who is tracking a former CIA director. Tony Gilroy, Tom Stoppard, Scott Burns and Paul Attanasio worked on the script. Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg and Patrick Crowley are producing. »
MADRID -- The San Sebastian International Film Festival has revealed a selection of films by promising Spanish directors for its 54th edition, including Koldo Serra's English-language thriller "Backwoods", which will screen out of competition but vie for the $110,000 Altadis-New Directors Award. Set in the mid-'70s in northern Spain, Serra's $5.6 million directorial debut stars Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon and follows an English couple as their vacation turns violent during a hot summer. The film will run as part of the Zabaltegi section. Three Spanish films will contend for the festival's Golden Shell, including Antonio Chavarrias' "Las Vidas de Celia". Najwa Nimri, Luis Tosar, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Alex Casanovas and Aida Folch star in the tale of intrigue that follows a detective as he uncovers the tormented lives of homicide suspects. »
LONDON -- A who's who of British talent including Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and Edward Woodward have signed up for the cast of Hot Fuzz, an action comedy from Shaun of the Dead creators Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Produced by Shaun producer Nira Park and U.K. production banner Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Fuzz is scheduled to start shooting this month. Natascha Wharton, head of the company's low-budget WT2 division, is executive producing. No budget was revealed. The cast reunites Pegg, who plays cop Nicholas Angel, with fellow Shaun star Nick Frost. The cast also includes Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, Anne Reid, Martin Freeman and comedian Bill Bailey. »
4 items from 2006
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