4 items from 2017
From “Wonder Woman” to “Atomic Blonde,” women are kicking ass on the big screen this year, and the trend isn’t just here for the season. 2018 will start off with Taraji P. Henson getting gritty, and the first trailer for “Proud Mary” is here.
Co-starring Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Rade Serbedzija, and Billy Brown, and directed by Babak Najafi (“Easy Money II: Hard To Kill,” “London Has Fallen“), the story revolves around a hardened hitwoman who begins to feel feelings when she gets protective of a young boy.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: Margaret Avery, The Walking Dead‘s Xander Berkeley and Neal McDonough have been cast in Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson as hit woman Mary Goodwin. Danny Glover (Almost Christmas) has also officially joined the film along with Jahi Di'Allo Winston (The New Edition Story), Rade Serbedzija (Taken 2), and previously announced Billy Brown. Babak Najafi is directing from a script by John Stewart Newman and Christian Swegal, with… »
"If it's not safe for me, then it's not safe for any of my people." Open Road Films has released another new official trailer for the historical romantic drama The Promise, set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. The film follows a love triangle in Turkey/Armenia between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Starring Oscar Isaac as Michael, Christian Bale as Chris, and Charlotte Le Bon as Ana. Also featuring Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija, and Michael Stahl-David. I'm no more interested in this than I was with the first trailer. It seems like an odd attempt to tell the Armenian genocide story with a Hollywood cast. But it's hard to pass up a movie with Isaac and Bale. Here's the newest official trailer for Terry George's The Promise, »
- Alex Billington
Exclusive: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.
Ambi Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights (Scandinavia, Iceland and former Yugoslavia) to thriller The Guardian Angel, now shooting.
Writer-director Arto Halonen [pictured] is currently filming the Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-production on location in Croatia and Denmark.
The English-language film is based on the true story of Copenhagen’s Hypnosis Murders of 1951; a police investigation discovers that one man used manipulation and hypnosis to turn another man into a robber and a murderer.
“The story holds great interest for us today, not only as proof of the external power of controlling the human mind but also as it focuses on the visible and invisible manipulations acting upon us and affecting us as human beings,” said Halonen. “Focused on a single, fascinating case of an actual hypnosis crime, [link »
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4 items from 2017
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