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Lupita Nyong'o, who won the best supporting actress Oscar in March for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, has signed with CAA. The actress, who was one of last year's breakout stars, has left Innovative and signed with the Century City-based firm, THR has confirmed. Story: After Oscar, What Happens to Lupita Nyong'o? She remains repped by D2 Management and law firm Del Shaw. At CAA, Nyong’o will be repped by a team led by Hylda Queally, who also reps Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Berenice Bejo and Noomi Rapace. Born in Mexico City to
- Borys Kit
Next month, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) will return to television with Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode update of the acclaimed espionage thriller series. Set four years after the explosive events of 24‘s eighth and final season, Live Another Day finds Jack laying low in Europe, still hounded by the CIA. When he catches wind of a planned terrorist attack in London, the former agent leaps into action, determined to prevent global chaos even as his pursuers draw closer.
Fox has unveiled a decidedly cinematic trailer for the series today, which reveals a lot more about the set-up for Live Another Day, as well as new additions to the cast. Check it out below:
For newcomers to the series, season eight saw Jack slaughter high-ranking members of the Russian government who were involved in a shadowy conspiracy. In Live Another Day, the CIA is clearly still holding a »
- Isaac Feldberg
There are three moments a script on Hollywood's infamous "Black List" is guaranteed to experience. The first is when it actually makes the list, drawing the attention of script readers all over town. The second is when a studio eventually bites the bullet and options the script, because the next big thing is always just a step away. The third, and this is the make-or-break part for the script's lifespan, is whether the film is either dropped into turn around or put in front of the cameras. In the case of the terrorism thriller, Unlocked, the project is entering turn three, and according to Deadline, a steadily rising star is looking to join in on the fun. Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, Prometheus) is at the bargaining table with producer Lorenzo Dibonaventura (of the G.I. Joe franchise) and director Mikael Hafstrom (of 1408 and most recently Escape Plan »
Besides making lots and lots of money, "The Conjuring" solidified the fact that, even in whatever you're supposed to call this decade, you can still make a scary movie that doesn't rely exclusively on buckets of blood and extreme sexual violence. Instead, you could tell a classy, subtle, emotionally engaging tale of everyday people faced with an otherworldly presence... And that people would actually show up.
The same line of thinking is involved with this weekend's "Oculus," which we first saw back at SXSW --it's the tale of a pair of adult siblings (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) who confront the haunted mirror that was responsible for a seismic family tragedy many years earlier. Yes, that sounds like a very silly horror movie. But sometimes, in the words of George Michael, you've got to have faith.
But does "Oculus" actually bring it? Or does it leave you screaming... for more? »
- Drew Taylor
20th Century Fox
Last month Ridley Scott’s 2016 “mystery project” was finally revealed – after a lot of speculation on movie forums, 20th Century Fox announced that the film in question will be the sequel to Prometheus, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and David.
The announcement immediately reopened the can of worms regarding the merits of Prometheus (something which this article will be guilty of doing in a moment), a movie which has stirred up no end of debate since its release. Is it a cinematic masterpiece or a hugely wasted opportunity to really flesh out the Alien mythology? Or is it – more plausibly – something in between; a decent science fiction film based on a much-loved franchise that’s as entertaining as it is over-ambitious?
To many, Prometheus felt like a project in which the makers – aware of the great expectations the movie »
- Andrew Dilks
Written by Peter O'Brien, the film's screenplay made the 2008 Black List of the best unfilmed scripts in Hollywood. The plot revolves around a female CIA interrogator who becomes unwillingly involved in a devastating biological attack on London after being tricked into allowing a terrorist to divulge key information to the wrong side.
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- Ben Child
20th Century Fox
In space, no one can hear you scream. Well, unless it’s the collective groans of about a million Alien fans when promised prequel Prometheus delivered itself to the cinema, only to tell a 99% standalone story told practically adjacent to the mythos and story of the ill-fated Nostromo. That sound was practically heard in every part of the cosmos.
Ridley Scott, a talented director, broke ground with the claustrophobic space thriller Alien that introduced body horror and Cthulu-esque terror to a whole new generation, and delighted fans around the world when he announced new film Prometheus would deal with the story before his previous effort. Not everyone was satisfied, expecting Scott to pull out all the stops to craft a dark, thrilling prologue that upon its finale would lead directly into the events that preceded Alien.
Not every question was answered – far from it – but a larger, »
- Chris Haigh
Deadline is reporting that Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to star in an upcoming spy thriller titled Unlocked. Directed by Mikael Håfström, the film was written by Peter O’Brien and showed up on the 2008 Black List. It follows a female CIA interrogator, the role Rapace would play, who’s tricked “into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. This puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London.”
After breaking out in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Rapace started impressing audiences on this side of the pond with performances in films like Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Passion. She also has several very exciting upcoming projects, like The Drop, Child 44 and of course, Prometheus 2, to look forward to.
As for Håfström, American audiences will likely know him for films such as Escape Plan, »
- Matt Joseph
Peter O'Brien Black List script has Rapace as a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. It puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London. [Source: Deadline]
Fassbender plays an Irish outlaw looking to escape his life of crime. The other two play members of his family. The film also boasts an original score from The Chemical Brothers. [Source: The Film Stage]
The Dark Stranger
- Garth Franklin
We first reported on the project back in September 2010, when Warner Bros.' picked up the screenplay by Peter O'Brien, which landed on The Black List in 2008. The story follows a CIA interrogator (Noomi Rapace) who is tricked into getting a terrorist to divulge critical information to the wrong side. She becomes ensnared in a plot to launch a biological attack on London. Warner Bros. is no longer involved with the project, which is now being produced as an indie film.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing, although it isn't clear when shooting is scheduled to begin.
• The original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, will star as a CIA Agent in Unlocked. Mikael Hafstrom (Escape Plan) is set to direct the thriller, in which Rapace’s character gets tricked into supplying info to the wrong side and ends up at the center of a potentially devastating biological attack on London. Peter O’Brien’s 2008 Black List script was recently let go from Warner Bros. (which picked it up in 2010) and is being produced as an indie. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Exclusive: Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to join director Mikael Hafstrom in Unlocked, the spy thriller produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. The Peter O’Brien-scripted thriller made the Black List, and Rapace would play a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. It puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London. It was originally set at Warner Bros, but the studio let it go and it’s being mounted as an indie film. Rapace, who broke through in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, last starred in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus, and next stars with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke in the Daniel Espinosa-directed Child 44 for Summit Entertainment. She is repped by CAA and Shelley Browning at Magnolia Entertainment. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to headline Escape Plan director Mikael Hafstrom's Unlocked , Deadline reports. Peter O'Brien's script for the project landed on the 2008 "Black List" of unproduced screenplays in 2008 with the following official logline: A female CIA interrogator is duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plot to plan a devastating biological attack in London. Rapace starred last year in Dead Man Down . She can be seen coming up in The Drop and Child 44 . Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing Unlocked with plans to develop the feature independently. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
Previously titled Animal Rescue, the film follows Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as an ex-con trying to go straight by working at a bar which serves as a drop point for money attached to what we can presume are gangsters. Gandolfini stars an older criminal who is having a hard time going straight, while Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) also features in the cast.
When first announced, the film had a far different tone than to what the trailer shows but Tom Hardy is an almost incomparable screen presence and this looks set to continue his impressive run in form. Take a look...
The Drop opens September 19th. »
- Gary Collinson
The short story Animal Rescue proved to be the launchpad for The Drop, the final film of the decorated career of the beloved James Gandolfini. The Sopranos legend has a supporting role in this Michael Roskam-directed film headlined by Tom Hardy, which like its inspiration is penned by Dennis Lehane. And now we have a trailer for The Drop, which opens on September 19th. And, well... this sure looks like a bleak September film. Hardy appears to be the soft-spoken bartender at a dirty New York establishment where mobsters exchange dirty laundry for filthy cash. Eventually, however, Hardy seems to have his fill of the corruption and the chaos, and he takes action to curtail their actions, though this inspires conflict with the bar owner played by Gandolfini. Presumably there is an injured puppy at the heart of the conflict, one that he and Noomi Rapace adopt. And if you »
Adapted from Dennis Lehane’s short story Animal Rescue, Michaël Roskam’s English-language debut The Drop also marks James Gandolfini’s final film appearance. Transposed to New York from Lehane’s preferential Boston setting, The Drop finds Tom Hardy (doing his best Ryan Gosling) and Gandolfini on the hunt for a stolen deposit from the nightly dive bar “drop.” Gangsters, guns, dogs and a Noomi Rapace romance ensue. Obviously no stranger to the mob, Gandolifini appears a bit softer around the edges here than in his iconic Soprano role. The Drop will be released by Fox Searchlight on September 19. »
- Sarah Salovaara
The new film, from Michael R. Roskam, carries the weight of being James Gandolfini's final film, and it looks scintillating. Co-starring fellow heavyweights such as the always impressive Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace, the crime-drama, based on a book by Dennis Lehane (of "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone" fame) tells the story of a bar where dirty money is flushed under the watchful eye of a bartender who may know more than he lets on when they bar is robbed. Here's the official synopsis: "The Drop" follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, »
- Emerson Gordon
If Breaking Bad has taught us anything, it’s that dealing with illegally obtained funds can be a real headache. Michaël R. Roskam’s new thriller The Drop – formerly known as Animal Rescue – is all about the flow of that crime cash and what happens when it gets disrupted.
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini star in the first trailer for The Drop, which was penned by Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island) and is based on one of his short stories. Gandolfini sadly passed away last summer, and The Drop was his final film project. Though he’s best known for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO’s The Sopranos, this crime thriller sees him playing a loan shark turned bar owner who works on the periphery of New York’s ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
The trailer for The Drop, featuring James Gandolfini's final film role, has been released. The film stars Gandolfini opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, in a crime drama centered around Brooklyn's gangster underworld; Gandolfini plays the bar-owning cousin to Hardy's bartender, allowing 'drops' of criminal cash to go on at their premises, but a robbery upsets the fine balance of their lives.
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Trailer Simon Brew 2 Apr 2014 - 06:45
Inevitably, this is bittersweet. The late James Gandolfini was working, or had completed working, on a couple of films prior to his tragic death. We thus got to see Enough Said towards the end of last year. Here, though, is what's set to be his final screen performance, in Michael Roskam's movie, The Drop.
The film is based on a Dennis LeHane screenplay, and it also features Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. It's been scheduled for release in Us cinemas this coming September, and the trailer for The Drop has just been released. You can see it below.
The Drop has been scheduled for release in the UK on November 14th.
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