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Well now we have brought together a bunch of more images from the set and two short videos filmed by bystanders.
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Filming is currently taking place in various spots around Cambridge, Dunville and Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Check out the two short videos below which capture James Franco on set
Franco plays Jake Epping, a high school teacher who is passed the responsibility of travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The time portal, which is set in the back of his favourite diner (see above), transports Epping back to 1958 where he understandably struggles to fit in.
Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation) is also set to star as Al Templeton, the owner of the diner and mentor to Epping. »
- Gavin Logan
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
TV Worth Watching
"7 Days in Hell" (Saturday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
Bless whoever came up with this random 45-minute mockumentary about an epic seven-day tennis match. Andy Samberg -- looking more "Joe Dirt" David Spade than Andre Agassi -- and Kit Harington (Jon Snow + comedy = win) are the players, with real tennis stars like Serena Williams and John McEnroe giving commentary.
"The Spoils Before Dying" (Wednesday on IFC at 9 p.m.)
Are you ready for this three-night television event? Not possible! But it's coming anyway. "The Spoils Before Dying" is the comedy follow-up to "The Spoils of Babylon" miniseries. This spoof once again stars Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, Maya Rudolph and more, this time following a 1950s jazz pianist »
- Gina Carbone
The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. »
- Gary Collinson
Nicole Kidman is featured in all her glory as Gertrude Bell in a new trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” a sweeping film about the early 20th century explorer who helped redraw the map of the Middle East following World War I. The emphasis in this clip is on sweep. Robert Pattinson plays Lawrence, Damian Lewis plays Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco plays Henry Cadogan. ...Read More »
Atlas Distribution plans a September 2015 release for Werner Herzog's portrait of British Intelligence officer and cartographer Gertrude Bell "Queen of the Desert." But don't expect an awards candidate here. Despite kudos for Nicole Kidman's performance as Bell, the romantic drama opened grimly at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Kidman stars as Bell opposite Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) and James Franco as British army officer Henry Cadogan. Kidman's buddy Naomi Watts was reportedly originally cast in the role of Bell before it went to fellow Aussie Kidman. Damian Lewis costars. Herzog penned and directed the $36 million epic, which wrapped in Spring 2014 (around the time when we hoped to see the film at his Telluride stomping grounds) and was shot in Morocco, Jordan and London. This is Herzog's first narrative feature since 2009's hilarious, acid entertainment "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" starring. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The gender gap in Hollywood may be something that is only now being openly discussed, but it has never really been much of a secret. While progress can be seen, slowly creeping into many genres, it is perhaps the biopic that seems to be desperately clinging on to an unconscious love of white men. Every year, we are bombarded with tales of heroic, interesting and complex men – towering historical figures that have shaped and influenced the world we live in. In fact, if you drew your information from cinema only, you could be forgiven for believing that women have contributed very little – such is the extent of erasure on display. You might even get quite excited about the latest film from writer-director Werner Herzog, titled Queen Of The Desert.
Starring Nicole Kidman, the film tells the story of Gertrude Bell, and her fascinating life spent travelling and working as a »
- Sarah Myles
"It is something that you in your world would never understand..." Atlas Distribution has debuted a new Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets. Here's the official Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on Atlas' YouTube: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, »
- Alex Billington
Werner Herzog‘s first narrative feature in quite some time will finally be arriving this fall, following a premiere at Berlin this year. Queen of the Desert tracks the story of legendary cartographer Gertrude Bell, a diplomatic explorer, who negotiated with Arab nations and helped establish the countries of Iraq and Jordan. Led by Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian […] »
- Jordan Raup
Similar to today's movies, even the trailers for them are getting too long as domestic distributor Atlas Distribution has released a three-plus minute trailer for Werner Herzog's new movie Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, Gertrude Bell, who played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. Along with Kidman, the film co-stars Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis and James Franco and as of right now does not have a planned release date as I expect Atlas will try and screen it at a couple of the upcoming Fall festivals before deciding where to ultimately place it. Give the trailer a watch below. sb id="1540441" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
There's no date yet for the U.S. release of Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert," but with the domestic distributor Atlas unveiling an epic, 3-minute-plus new trailer, we imagine one is just around the corner. This promo is the best look yet at the sweeping period piece from the filmmaker, which is something different than we're used to from the auteur. Read More: Review: Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, And Robert Pattinson Nicole Kidman leads the film as Gertrude Bell, a British explorer, traveler, archaeologist, and political officer who made her influence known in the Middle East during the 1920s, helping to shape its future. She's joined by James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson in the historical drama and this lengthy synopsis have everything you need to know about the flick: A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
For several years now, filmmaker Danny Boyle has found himself at the awards season table. The surprise hit “Slumdog Millionaire” swept the Oscars in 2008, and he was back at it with James Franco in 2010's “127 Hours.” Boyle took a break from serious drama in 2013 with the twisty heist/hypnotism caper “Trance.” That movie was originally set to star Michael Fassbender, but the actor dropped out. But it didn’t take long for him to reteam with Boyle, and he now leads the awards-bait drama with “Steve Jobs.” Read More: Watch: Danny Boyle & Darren Aronofsky Talk Directing, Moviemaking, & More In 20-Minute Video The project does, however, come with baggage. Produced by Mark Gordon and Scott Rudin among others, the movie was written by Aaron Sorkin and set up at Sony, and was seemingly all set to be helmed by David Fincher in what would have been a reunion of the creative »
- Edward Davis
There’s a vast and growing list of prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender media and entertainment figures — just don’t count movie stars among them.
Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. In some cases, they’ve found themselves more in demand after revealing their sexual preferences or gender identification.
Yet there’s one glass ceiling that remains stubbornly resistant to cracks.
No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Sure, Jodie Foster gave an elliptical Golden Globes speech about being a lesbian, and out actors Ian McKellen and Zachary Quinto helped anchor the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” series, and the rebooted “Star Trek” films, respectively. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to »
- Brent Lang
After half a century of making films, the director is back on form with The Salt of the Earth and shows no signs slowing down
Wim Wenders is responsible for some of the most profound films made about America – quite a feat considering he doesn’t have a drop of starred-and-striped blood in his body. Paris, Texas is the obvious example: a western in mood and iconography, no matter that it is set in 1980s Los Angeles. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1984 and remains the director’s masterpiece. In that film, and many others, he showed the world what America looked like, and helped America to see itself through foreign eyes. Even those pictures not set in the Us – such as the great 1970s road movies Alice in the Cities and Kings of the Road, which made Wenders an arthouse darling – explore the influence, the voodoo romanticism, »
- Ryan Gilbey
It's sort of crazy to think that Josh Hutcherson is still only 22-year-old. The Kentucky native has already been a centerpiece of two major studio franchises ("Journey" and "The Hunger Games"), appeared in a Best Picture nominee ("The Kids Are All Right"), starred in an unnecessary remake ("Red Dawn"), voiced a major character in an animated release ("Epic") and starred in two classic family films ("Bridge to Terabithia" and "Zathura"). His four-year journey as Peeta comes to an end this November, but Hutcherson is actually spreading his wings into his first real adult role this weekend with "Escobar: Paradise Lost." Directed by first-timer Andrea Di Stefano, "Escobar" centers on a Canadian surf boarder (Hutcherson) who falls for one of the nieces of the notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). While the movie's storyline is fiction it was inspired by the tale of a young Italian who made »
- Gregory Ellwood
Ashton Kutcher will appear on an upcoming episode of the ABC reality series “Shark Tank.” The reality competition shows follows entrepreneurs as they present their products to a panel of successful business people in a bid to secure investments. Kutcher will appear as a “guest shark” in at least one episode, according to TVLine. Kutcher, in addition to his acting work, has invested in a number of tech companies in recent years, including video chat software company Skype, temporary lodging site Airbnb and local search and discovery app Foursquare. Also Read: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett Join James Franco Indie, ' »
- Joe Otterson
Hello again, dear readers. I’m guessing a lot of you got out to see Jurassic World this past weekend, considering how much money it made, and I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. And as the summer movie season continues, the Trailer Trashin’ column is back from its recent absence, with a look at the international trailer for director Werner Herzog’s new film Queen of the Desert.
Premise: A chronicle of the life of Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman), an English traveler, writer, archeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
My take: German filmmaker Werner Herzog is a fascinating figure in every sense of the word. He has directed dozens of films, both fictional stories and documentaries, and established a style unlike that of anyone else in cinema. In the process, he has gone all »
- Timothy Monforton
Because nothing says Father’s Day like ripping your children’s mother, actor Charlie Sheen let loose Sunday with blast at his ex-wife Denise Richards. “A heretic washed up piglet” and “shame pile” is how he referred to the mother of his two daughters in a Tweet sent Sunday morning. Simultaneously, he called another ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, with whom he’s had two sons “a sexy rock star that I adore.” Also Read: 7 Juiciest Charlie Sheen Revelations From Jon Cryer's Memoir He also linked to a picture of James Franco and included a line pulled from the film “The Interview »
- Todd Cunningham
Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Betty White, James Franco and other stars took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to their dads on Father's Day. Britney posted a photo of herself smiling with her father, Jamie Spears, while Queen Bey shared a sweet childhood pic of herself with her dad, Mathew Knowles. "Happy Father's Day to all the fathers around the world," she wrote. In addition, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner paid a special tribute to Caitlyn Jenner, who recently transitioned to become a woman. Check out heartwarming Father's Day photos and messages shared by celebrities on Father's »
Skin is in this week! Lady Gaga shows off her bare backside while soaking up the sun on vacation, Colton Haynes flaunts his chiseled chest in a shirtless selfie and "Victoria's Secret" stunner Nina Agdal hilariously splits her pants at the gym. Elsewhere, Zac Efron takes in the sights while on location for his new movie in Hawaii, Paris Hilton shows off her hot bod while partying in Ibiza and James Franco looks like one hot mama wearing a long brunette wig and a vintage corset. Plus, Adam Levine tries to get through his plane's turbulence with some meditation, Andy Cohen sticks out his tongue with Miley Cyrus at amfAR's Inspiration Gala and Selena Gomez shows off her sleek new 'do! Click "Launch Gallery" above to see these stars' personal pics and even more celeb selfies in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier will produce with Dominic Rustam overseeing. Ethan Furman has adapted a script from the 1978 novel, in which protagonist Hank Chinaski is a celebrated poet and writer and is faced with a variety of women who provide him only temporary fulfillment.
The Chinaski character appeared in eight other Bukowski novels: “Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live With the Beasts” (1965), “Post Office” (1971), “South of No North” (1973), “Factotum” (1975), “Ham on Rye” (1982), “Hot Water Music” (1983), “Hollywood” (1989) and “Septuagenarian Stew” (1990). Bukowski died in 1994 in Los Angeles.
Bukowski also wrote the screenplay for 1987’s semi-autobiographical “Barfly,” directed by Barbet Schroeder and starring Mickey Rourke as Henry along with Faye Dunaway. The movie also features a cameo appearance by Bukowski himself.
- Dave McNary
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