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Lucky Logan is a heist film which revolves around “brothers who plan a crime during a Nascar race”, and is scheduled to go into production in the fall.
Between this and the TV series Purity, Craig is filling up his slate, adding fuel to the fire that his time as 007 has come to an end.
- Gary Collinson
Who will portray the most famous secret agent in the world in his next adventure? Recently we heard a claim that Daniel Craig had decided not to return as James Bond, despite a reported offer of close to $100 million for two more films. Furthering that idea, according to Deadline, Craig is reportedly finalizing a deal to join Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, a thriller revolving around criminals who plot a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina. That film is expected to start production this fall, with Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough and Katherine Heigl tapped to star. If Craig is done with the iconic role, who might be ready to step into James Bond's shoes? Actresses Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Priyanka Chopra (Quantico, the...
- Peter Martin
If you’re a person who spends any time reading about movies on the Internet, you’ll no doubt recall Daniel Craig‘s — perhaps comic! — claim that he’d rather slash his wrists than do another James Bond movie. We weren’t too wild about Spectre, either, but… yikes! Those are, make no mistake, words of enthusiasm, but not the kind producers typically hope their stars will throw out during the standard press tour.
The pieces for his departure are falling into place. First, Deadline have word he and Katherine Heigl are looking to board Steven Soderbergh‘s feature-filmmaking return, Logan Lucky, which increasingly looks like a very real thing. Despite the director’s initial denials, a new round of casting updates — earlier stories told of involvement from Michael Shannon, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, and Seth Macfarlane — comes with something a bit more substantial: Nascar will grant the project some form of support, »
- Nick Newman
According to Deadline, Craig will be costarring with Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum, and Riley Keough in the high-speed crime thriller about brothers who conspire to shake up a Nascar race by committing an almost unthinkable heist. Few details about the undercover plot that has been let out of the gate so far.
Logan Lucky is a new starting line for Soderbergh, who had previously said to THR in 2015 that “I don’t have an interest in making another theatrical film unless my attitude changes or the business changes…film is increasingly fear-based in its decision-making, and that’s not a good base to be creative".
In the months leading up to the release of last year's James Bond adventure Spectre, franchise star Daniel Craig made more than this fair share of disparaging remarks about both the franchise itself and the title character, 007. It seemed clear from many industry observers that Spectre would be Daniel Craig's last James Bond movie, although nothing has been set in stone quite yet. While we wait for the official announcement, it seems another actor has thrown his hat in the ring as a possible replacement, Fantastic Four star Jamie Bell.
Deadline reports that Jamie Bell has been in discussions about the role with producer Barbara Broccoli, one of the longtime 007 producers alongside Michael G. Wilson, who is also producing Jamie Bell's new project Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. Nothing is confirmed, and this report reveals that there isn't even a working script for James Bond 25 yet. »
Daniel Craig's plate is getting awfully full right now, and it's not with future missions as 007. Craig is in the midst of closing a deal that would have him joining the cast of Steven Soderbergh's heist flick Logan Lucky, along with Katherine Heigl. The film already stars Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum and Riley Keough as part... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Daniel Craig’s storied departure from MGM’s James Bond franchise has taken another turn today.
According to Deadline, the British actor is now circling a role in Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh’s Nascar heist drama – and much-touted return to directing – that has also opened negotiations with Katherine Heigl. In tandem with the report, the outlet goes on to reveal that Jamie Bell is now tipped for the vacant James Bond role, after hosting talks with Barbara Broccoli, who holds a long-term producing gig on MGM’s prestigious spy series.
Bell, who co-starred with Daniel Craig in Edward Zwick’s war thriller Defiance, is perhaps one of the more left-field choices for the license to kill, given that Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and a handful of other British actors are also seemingly in contention. Heck, Gillian Anderson even tossed her name into the hat earlier this week.
As for Logan Lucky, »
- Michael Briers
Daniel Craig and Katherine Heigl are the latest to join Steven Soderbergh's hillbilly heist comedy Logan Lucky, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Heigl is attached, sources say, and Craig has an offer, with negotiations expected to commence shortly. The film, which was being shopped as a hot package in Cannes, stars Channing Tatum and Michael Shannon and boasts Adam Driver, Riley Keough and Seth MacFarlane in supporting roles. Soderbergh, who hasn't helmed a movie since 2013's medical thriller Side Effects and vowed that he was retired from film, is making the switch back to the big screen with Logan Lucky,
- Tatiana Siegel
The story follows brothers who plan a crime during a Nascar race in Charlotte. The pair, who're both committed to the upcoming TV series "Purity" and "Doubt" respectively, would join Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum and Riley Keough in the project.
Pre-production starts this weekend at the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 with Nascar throwing its full support behind the picture. Mark Johnson, Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin and producing and shooting kicks off this Fall.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been so long since singing competitions took over television, that it isn’t surprising that many have become jaded about their existence. This is undoubtedly part of the reason for American Idol‘s demise, something that only a few years ago seemed all but impossible. While other singing competitions are doing their best to pick up the ratings, and spin things in a slightly different way, the theory itself may have reached a point where it becomes too difficult to watch for too many.
The last two seasons of American Idol featured less and less talent, and more and more praise from judges, who were eager to convince audiences that every next set of singers were the best the show had ever seen simply by repeating the statement.
This all makes you wonder if this is the worst possible time for an animated showcase of a singing competition with cutesy animals… »
- Marc Eastman
Looking ahead to 2017, the one Matthew McConaughey role that already has Stephen King fans rooted to the edge of their seats is a certain Man in Black (Aka Randall Flagg), who will soon be on the run from Idris Elba’s lone gunslinger in The Dark Tower.
However, on the other end of the McConaughey spectrum is Sing, a bright and breezy animated romp that places the Oscar-winner in the role of Buster Moon, a wide-eyed crooner who hopes to resurrect his once-grand theater by hosting a talent show.
Swinging its doors open to any and every contestant, Moon’s good-will gesture soon results in a whole host of animals walking the boards in an attempt to jump-start their budding musical careers. After whittling down a list of the more eccentric cast of candidates, Sing presents moviegoers with five talented musicians setting out to start a new chapter under Buster Moon’s rejuvenated roof. »
- Michael Briers
There is a definite trend in the marketing of animated films. First they tend to have a trailer that gives very little away in terms of plot, character, or motivations, and focuses solely on the jokes meant to get kids in the theaters. Earlier this year, with the release of the first Sing trailer, that's exactly what we got. A bunch of one-off jokes and pop culture references. Given the trend, I'm usually not one to judge so harshly early on. It's usually the second trailer that has more weight to it.
This is exactly the case with Sing. With its second trailer, we get into the motivations of the characters, and the struggles they face. While the jokes from the first trailer are mostly here, this particular trailer does a much better job at getting me to care about what's going on, and given that, I certainly hope the film delivers on that front. »
- Joseph Medina
The good thing about animated movies is that they can be about literally anything. Not possible to shoot as a live-action story? No problem, make it animated.
Many of our favourite animated movies could not have existed as anything else. Such is the case, perhaps, with Sing, a new animated feature from the good people that brought us Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. Singfollows an enterprising koala who starts a singing competition show to revamp his aging theatre. Frontrunners include an unwilling gangster gorilla, a punk porcupine, and a multi-talented pig.
Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, and Reese Witherspoon star, alongside Nick Offerman, Leslie Jones, and John C. Reilly. There’s a lot going on in this trailer, but it looks genuinely hilarious.
Catch Sing in Cineplex theatres December 21st, and watch the new trailer below. »
- Amanda Wood
"This show is not going to save your theater!" Universal has debuted a new full-length 3-minute trailer for Illumination's new animated movie titled Sing, starring Matthew McConaughey as a Koala who decides to host a singing competition. This is obviously inspired by "American Idol" and all the numerous singing competitions around the world. It also seems to be a bit like Zootopia set in a diverse world of animals, with a story where some of them are going to break the mold of what's expected of their specific species. The cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly. It's a "musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us." Sing apparently features more than 85 hit songs, a few of which can be heard in this trailer below. Have fun! Here's the new full-length trailer for Garth Jennings' Sing, »
- Alex Billington
And heeeeere is your next Animal Idol!
The trailer for "Sing" debuted during last night's "The Voice," a very apt marketing move since the animated movie revolves around a singing competition. A koala (Matthew McConaughey) wants to put one on to save his failing theatre, and contestants include a porcine housewife (Reese Witherspoon), a sneaky mouse (Seth MacFarlane), and a young gorilla (Taron Egerton) who's trying to get away from his gangster family.These anthropomorphized worlds are all the rage now, and "Sing" will look to live up to the massive hit "Zootopia," as well as Illumination sibling "The Secret Life of Pets," which is out this summer. Certainly, the voice talent for "Sing" is top-notch, and singing competitions are popular. The trailer already mines a lot of humor out of a gold-lame-wearing pig covering Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."
"Sing" opens in theaters December 21.
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- Kelly Woo
Directed by Garth Jennings and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, Sing stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly. Sing will release in UK cinemas January 2017.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Watch the new trailer below.
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- Paul Heath
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, the studios behind both Despicable Me movies and this summer’s The Secret Life of Pets, have released a new trailer for their latest animated effort, Sing. This second trailer is over twice as long as the first one, which was released back in February, and as a result spends more time highlighting the film’s stellar voice cast, plot and characters. Check out the fun teaser, which kids are sure to have a blast with, below…
In Sing, an optimistic koala named Buster Moon holds a singing competition in hopes to save his theater. Five contestants emerge as frontrunners and each has their own set of problems to work through and reasons for wanting to take home the grand prize of $100,000. Similar to the current 2016 animation box office champion, Disney’s hugely successful Zootopia, the movie takes place in a world entirely inhabited by animals. »
- Justin Cook
"Minions" creators Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released a new trailer for the animated feature "Sing" which hits cinemas on December 21st. The film boasts more than eighty-five hit songs and written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow").
Taron Egerton's voice can be heard warbling at the start of the clip, with the film itself also boasting the vocal talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Tori Kelly in other roles.
- Garth Franklin
Clearly, Illumination Entertainment wasn’t messing around when they decided to name their upcoming animated effort “Sing.” Firstly, even though the movie isn’t due until the end of the year, the marketing campaign is well underway, and why not when you’ve got celebrity voices like Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, and Taron […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
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Get photos and spoilers for the Bordertown TV series finale, "Viva Coyote," airing Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:00pm. The Bordertown TV show was cancelled by Fox last week, after one season of 13 half-hour episodes.
From 20th Century Fox Television, Bordertown was created and written by Mark Hentemann, who executive produced with Seth MacFarlane. The Bordertown voice cast includes: Hank Azaria, Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, and Nicholas Gonzalez.
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