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The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.
Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson
Starring Holger Andersson, »
- Jeff Labrecque
We’ve seen superheroes band together as a powerhouse group in Marvel’s The Avengers and now Sony is forming their own Marvel-based team of comic book characters, but with a villainous slant. Sinister Six, a movie featuring a host of antagonists from The Amazing Spider-Man universe, has been slated for a 2016 release, and Sony has also pushed back the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years.
THR reports that Sinister Six is now officially set for a November 11th, 2016 release. With The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff securing a calendar spot, Sony swapped the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 10th, 2016 to a date in 2018, likely in June. The delay of the third Amazing Spider-Man film will in turn postpone the original May 4th, 2018 debut date for The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but the new official release date for that entry has yet to be announced.
- Derek Anderson
Looks like slightly underwhleming box office returns for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 weren’t enough to kill Sony’s plans to build an expansive superhero universe. The studio has dated The Sinister Six, a movie that features an all-star lineup of Spider-Man villains, for release on November 11th, 2016. As part of the new release date, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been bumped from its June 10th, 2016 slot by two years to May 4th, 2018.
Drew Goddard apparently delivered a take on the Sinister Six project that greatly excited execs at Sony. The Cabin in the Woods helmer is set to write and direct the spinoff, which currently has “a rough script.” Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group’s Doug Belgrad said:
“With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016.”
It’s still unknown which villains will feature into »
- Isaac Feldberg
As Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner has to deal with more than her fair share of miscreants and monsters, but in the new movie Another Me, Turner may face her most dangerous foe yet … herself. Isabel Coixet directs this psychological thriller, which casts Turner as Fay, a normal teenage girl who starts to fear she's being followed by someone who shares her face. And as you'll see in this exclusive trailer, Fay's dopplegänger isn't interested in becoming BFFs — instead, she'd rather steal Fay's life entirely. (And you thought Joffrey was bad!) Costarring Rhys Ifans, Gregg Sulkin, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Another Me opens August 22; press play below to preview the intense Sansa-on-Sansa action. »
- Kyle Buchanan
Cast on the feature includes Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Greta Scacchi, Keith Allen, Steve Evets, Elliot Tittensor, Charlotte Hope, Geoff Bell, Oliver Cotton, Brad Moore, Freema Agyeman and Sydney Wade.
The film focusses on the battle between a group of brutal northern hard men and their southern criminal enemies, during which two star-crossed young lovers from the rival families carry out an illicit affair.
Dylan Thomas adaptation
Based on Dylan Thomas’s classic radio drama, the film stars Ifans as First Voice/Captain Cat, an old sea captain who dreams of his deceased crew members and lost »
Ifans will play the narrator in the film, previously played by Richard Burton in the original radio play and the 1972 version.
Church is to appear as Polly Garter, who is pining for her deceased lover.
The project is being filmed over six weeks in Solva, Pembrokeshire, with villagers to appear as extras.
Director Kevin Allen told BBC News: "We want to veer away from delivering a dull, literal reflection of Thomas's original work, intending instead to explore some of the more erotic, visceral elements of the richly funny, filthily fluid, magical dreamscape - whilst not stooping to mess with Thomas's original text. »
Singer Charlotte Church will co-star as Polly Garter, a woman pining for her lost lover. Other roles are taken by a host of Welsh actors with guest appearances from rugby legend Gareth Edwards and former Labour leader Lord Kinnock.
Allen and Ifans are producers of the film, along with Stephen Malit, producer of Julien Temple’s London – The Modern Babylon. Allen also contributed to the screenplay, written by Murray Lachlan Young with Michael Breen.
DoP is Andy Hollis, production designer »
★★★☆☆Dylan Thomas' first jaunt to America is explored in Andy Goddard's understated but likable Set Fire to the Stars (2014), which premieres tonight at the 68th Edinburgh Film Festival. The centenary of Thomas' birth this year means we're also getting an adaptation of Under Milk Wood to come - reportedly starring Rhys Ifans - but this melancholic picture, filmed in South Wales, should make a fine addition to contemporary reflections on the famously roguish poet. Indeed, Goddard's film would have made a fine opening night gala over the morally complex Hyena (2014), although the proximity to another Thomas drama, The Edge of Love - which opened the festival in 2008 - may have scuppered its chances.
- CineVue UK
After being in talks to play the role of the Mad Hatter's father in Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, British actor Mark Rylance seems to have opted for something more interesting. Rhys Ifans was recently named as the father of Johnny Depp's wacky character, and now we know why Rylance may not have taken the part in the Disney sequel. Variety reports the stage star, who just won a Tony for his role in Twelfth Night, is taking an unknown role in Steven Spielberg's untitled Cold War thriller that already has Tom Hanks on board to reteam with the director for a fourth time. Read on! The developing film, which is confirmed to be Spielberg's next project, tells the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers, who was »
- Ethan Anderton
Romeo Santos joins Fast & Furious 7; My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel; Anthony Mackie may play Jesse Owens; James Mangold may direct the Joe Namath biopic; Rhys Ifans is in talks for Alice in Wonderland 2; and Will Smith drops Brilliance.
Latin-American singer Romeo Santos has signed on for an unknown role in next summer’s Fast & Furious 7.
Santos broke the news at his sold out La concert with franchise star Vin Diesel, who joined the pop star on stage for the announcement. Santos brings with him a huge fan following, which will presumably boost Fast & Furious ...
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- Anthony Taormina
From the beginning, with his break out role as the quirky best friend to Hugh Grant's character in Notting Hill, Rhys Ifans has made a career out of being mad as a hatter. With more recent films like Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part I and The Amazing Spider-Man, Ifans has used that madness to his advantage in key roles for each respective franchise. As Xenophilius Lovegood and Dr. Curt Connors, the actor injected a sort of required paternal wisdom into a character that's generally unstable and morally neutral. If there were ever a role that would seem like the culmination of all of this work and skill, it would surely be that of the father to The Mad Hatter of Alice In Wonderland. It's just a shame that it's in Through The Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. The Wrap exclusively reported »
He will take on the role of a character named Zanik Hightopp, who happens to be the Mad Hatter's dad. What's interesting about this is that Ifans is actually four years younger than Johnny Depp. He just didn't age as well. I guess it doesn't really matter though as they will both be covered in make-up, and they seem like they would make a great on-screen duo.
James Bobin (The Muppets) is directing the movie, and Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter are reprising their roles as Alice and the Red Queen. Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as the villain in the story named Time.
Disney will release the movie on May 27th, 2016.
Source: The Wrap »
- Joey Paur
Johnny Depp will reprise his role as The Mad Hatter, with Ifans rumoured to be joining the cast as Depp’s father, Zanik Hightopp. Although both men look young for their ages, Ifans is actually four years younger than Depp (Rhys is 46, Johnny is 50), so we imagine a lot of prosthetic work will go into creating Zanik. Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter will also be returning for the film, with James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted, Flight Of The Conchords) taking the helm with this one.
Through The Looking Glass has been given a predicted release date of 27th May 2016.
What do you think? Were you a fan of the first film? Is Ifans the right choice? Let us know!
Source: The »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Everyone remembers Tim Burton’s visually stunning but intellectually flat Alice in Wonderland from 2010. However, what some viewers of that hugely successful fantasy film (it made over a billion worldwide and ranks as the sixteenth highest grossing film of all time) may not be aware of is that Alice in Wonderland 2 is still moving forward, four years later. Officially titled Through the Looking Glass, the sequel has James Bobin (The Muppets) attached to direct and is now filling out its cast.
Today, it was revealed that Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) will be joining the film in the pivotal role of Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father. Johnny Depp is already on board to reprise the part of the Hatter, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination back in 2010. Fun fact: at 50, Depp is actually four years older than the 46-year-old Ifans, but one would imagine that »
- Isaac Feldberg
Josh Brolin will join Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt in Denis Villenueve's "Sicario" for Lionsgate. Brolin plays a CIA guy who runs the task force that recruits Blunt's character from a Swat squad near Tucson.
The story is set against the backdrop of the border wars between the cartels in Mexico, and the Americans trying to stem the violence from coming over our borders. Del Toro plays a mysterious and lethal character who is working with Brolin's team. [Source: Deadline]
Rodrigo Santoro ("300: Rise of an Empire") has joined the cast of the indie drama "Dominion" about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (played by Rhys Ifans). The story is based on the last day of Thomas' short life at the White Horse Tavern in New York
Santoro will play the bartender at the White Horse, a pivotal role as a character who continues to communicate with Thomas throughout the film. »
- Garth Franklin
Ifans will take on the role of Zanik Hightopp, the father to Depp's Mad Hatter.
Mark Rylance was previously in talks for the role.
Through the Looking Glass will be released on May 27, 2016.
Watch a trailer for Alice in Wonderland below: »
With Disney’s Maleficent opening in theaters Friday, it’s the perfect time to remember that a new trend will continue. The trend: Disney reimagining its classic animated films in live action. Cinderella is out next year and then the one that started the revamp pattern, Alice in Wonderland, will get its sequel. Alice in Wonderland 2 […]
The post Rhys Ifans Joins ‘Alice: Through the Looking Glass’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
In the universe established by Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice in Wonderland" (based, in part, on both Lewis Carroll's original novel and the 1951 Disney animated classic), up is down, black is white, and everything's kooky and topsy-turvy. So it sort of makes sense that, as the Wrap is reporting, Rhys Ifans, who is four years younger than "Alice in Wonderland" star Johnny Depp, has been tapped to play Depp's father in the sequel.
The Wrap report calls the movie "Alice in Wonderland 2," although for a while it had been identified as "Through the Looking Glass" (in keeping with the original Carroll texts). Who knows what it's actually called, but that should probably be sorted out before its May 27th, 2016 release date. Ifans joins original stars Depp, Mia Wasikowska (as Alice), and Helena Bonham Carter (as the Red Queen), in the Linda Woolverton-penned sequel. James Bobin, who directed the two recent "Muppets" movies, »
- Drew Taylor
Back in April, stage actor Mark Rylance was in talks to play the father of Johnny Depp's looney Mad Hatter in Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland adaptation. However, it appears the actor never finalized a deal, because The Wrap has word that The Amazing Spider-Man villain Rhys Ifans has landed the role instead. Ifans will be playing Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter's father, who cannot hide his bright-colored hair beneath a top hat. What's interesting though is that despite Ifans weathered look when compared to Depp, the actor is actually four years younger than his on-screen son. ›››
Continue reading Rhys Ifans is the Mad Hatter's Father in 'Through the Looking Glass'
- Ethan Anderton
Ifans is set to play Zanik Hightopp, a role Mark Rylance had previously been in talks to play. Ifans is actually four years younger than Depp in real life, but with both covered in makeup and prosthetics it won't matter.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
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