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Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve, Justin Kurzel, Paolo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone will vie for the Palme d’Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday.
While there are only two U.S. directors in competition — Haynes with “Carol,” a 1950s lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett, and Van Sant with his suicide drama “The Sea of Trees,” pairing Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe — this year’s Palme race looks to feature more high-profile Hollywood talent than any in recent memory. Canada’s Villeneuve (“Prisoners,” “Enemy”) will bring his Mexican drug-cartel drama “Sicario,” with Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, while Australia’s Kurzel (“The Snowtown Murders”) secured a Palme berth for “Macbeth,” his Shakespeare adaptation toplining Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Coinciding with the #VotingMatters campaign, Focus Features has released a trailer for director Sarah Gavron’s upcoming historical drama Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
“Suffragette” is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes »
- Gary Collinson
Back in March, we reported that Focus Features has acquired North American distribution for the voting rights drama Suffragette, although a domestic release date has not been given at this time. Today, international distributor Pathe has released the first U.K. teaser trailer, featuring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan. Suffragette is now set for an October 23 release in the U.S. and an October 30 U.K. debut.
Suffragette is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave »
The election cycle here in Blighty is in full swing, so it seems the right time to look back at a much more vital and impassioned part of political history, the Suffragette movement. A teaser trailer for Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette is now online. Boasting quite the cast – Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helen Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw among them – Suffragette follows the struggles of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep) and the campaigners around her, who lead an early feminist movement to get equality in voting at a time when women were considered ill-mannered to vote. While their cause was just, it was also not an easy thing to try to turn the giant iceberg that was British politics at the time. The personal cost was great, but the results speak for themselves. It’s just a quick look at this point, but with that cast, »
Eager to strike while the hot-button topic steals the headlines in the UK ahead of the general election on May 9, Focus Features has debuted the first teaser for political drama Suffragette, which sees Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep taking a stand for women’s rights during the early 1900s.
As a matter of fact, the studio has even gone so far as to incorporate the marketing for the real-life drama with the #VotingMatters campaign, intertwining the old with the new. Not only that, with close to 9 million women not taking part in the vote in 2010, there’s greater impetus to attract more to the polling stations on this occasion, and Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) will be hoping to offer up a hard-hitting perspective on the matter through her cinematic analogy.
Following Mulligan’s feminist Maud, a hard working mother, the film will orbit around her realization that she must take »
- Michael Briers
Film 4 has released the first Suffragette trailer online. Written by Abi Morgan (Shame) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), the film stars Carey Mulligan as a working-class women’s rights activist in the early days of the feminist movement. As you can see from this trailer, this isn’t just marching with signs. This is throwing rocks and getting hardcore when it comes to fighting for voting rights. It’s an encouraging trailer because it looks like it will get to the nitty-gritty of the suffragist movement rather than just ladies marching around with signs. Check out the Suffragette trailer below. The film opens October 23rd, and also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep. Here’s the official synopsis for Suffragette: Suffragette is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were »
- Matt Goldberg
Focus Features will be releasing Suffragette into theaters on Oct. 23 and today the first teaser trailer for the film, which features an all-star cast, out to tell the story of the women that took up the early feminist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century. Directed by Sarah Gavron, the cast includes, but isn't limited to Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. Here's the official synopsis: Suffragette is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they »
- Brad Brevet
Heading to cinemas during the upcoming awards season, Suffragette is the first ever feature film to tell the inspirational story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who risked everything in the fight for equality.
Suffragette is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, »
- Michelle McCue
Rev your BAFTA-appealing engines, the first teaser for “Suffragette” is here. Is this Oscar-bait from U.K. giants, Pathé and Film4 Productions? It sure sounds like it. About the British women's suffrage feminist movement of the late 19th and early 20th century, the drama boasts an all-star cast of British heavyweights. Carey Mulligan stars and the movie also features Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West The script was penned by Abi Morgan— “Shame,” “The Iron Lady” and the BBC miniseries “The Hour”—and while she’s never been nominated for an Oscar yet, she's been awarded up to the hilt including Primetime Emmy win for "The Hour," and two BAFTA wins from six nominations. Here’s the official long-form synopsis. Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, »
- Edward Davis
Teaser trailer released of period drama starring Carey Mulligan about women’s fight for the vote.
The film centres on the ordinary British women at the turn of the 20th century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote.
With the UK General Election taking place on May 7, Pathé has released a teaser trailer in support of the #votingmatters campaign (after more than 9 million women failed to vote in the 2010 election, there is a major campaign to get women to register to vote before the April 20 deadline).
Mulligan plays Maud, a working »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Streep stars as the legendary figurehead of the women's suffrage movement Emmeline Pankhurst, with Mulligan taking the lead role of fellow campaigner Maud.
Based on true events, Suffragette was filmed on location in London last year, and will be released on September 11 in the UK. »
It seems that Christoph Waltz is sticking to his story. On the very day that the cast for Spectre was officially unveiled, actor Christoph Waltz revealed that his character was called Franz Oberhauser, despite many believing he would play the classic Bond villain Blofeld. Since then he has denied playing Blofeld several times, but since the release of the first teaser trailer many fans are sure that his character is indeed super spy’s arch nemesis.
In an interview with GQ, Waltz was once again asked if he is playing Blofeld to which he responded, “That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the Internet, and the Internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser.”
- Thomas Roach
Of all the things to stop James Bond dead in his tracks, a small knee injury wouldn’t be the first obstacle to come to mind. Nevertheless, following an on-set accident back in February, MGM has confirmed that star Daniel Craig underwent minor knee surgery during a scheduled Spectre break to correct said injury. He is human, after all!
Here’s what a spokesperson had to say about the incident, which won’t have any impact on the film’s production schedule.
“During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood.”
Craig first sprained his knee whilst filming an action scene at England’s famous Pinewood Studios, though this didn’t affect Spectre‘s European shoots that followed, as it’s understood the actor didn’t miss any days of filming as production switched to Rome »
- Michael Briers
Seemingly always under a perpetual black cloud during production, Spectre has experienced another small set back. Daniel Craig is said to have sprained his knee in early February while shooting an action sequence on set at Pinewood Studios. He had to undergo knee surgery this weekend, though Eon Productions says it was a 'minor procedure'. The actor was flown to New York for the surgery during Easter break.
"During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood."
Sorry it’s been so long since the last column, dear readers. I’ve been very busy these last couple weeks, doing things such as finishing up a book I’m writing, celebrating my birthday, and getting to see Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in concert. But I have returned to Trailer Trashin’, with our first look at the next James Bond movie, Spectre.
Premise: In the aftermath of the bombing of MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond (Daniel Craig) come face-to-face with a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the newly-appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy who knows him better than he knows himself and holds a dangerous secret that will force Bond to question the value of everything he has fought to protect. »
- Timothy Monforton
Sneak Peek more new stunt double set images from the currently shooting 'James Bond' movie "Spectre" in Mexico, on the news that '007' actor Daniel Craig has been transported to hospital to repair a knee injury, and will resume shooting his scenes April 22, 2015:
"...Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood..."
"His body has taken a hell of a battering while filming 'Bond...
"...because he really throws himself wholeheartedly...
"...into a very demanding part..."
"...a cryptic message from the past of 'Bond'...
"...sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.
"Then while 'M' battles political forces...
"...to keep the secret service alive...
"...Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind 'Spectre'..."
- Michael Stevens
Recently, Columbia Pictures (Sony) delivered the very first movie trailer (below) for their upcoming James Bond "Spectre" action film, and it served up some very short and intriguing scenes that shows Bond making an appearance in a couple of places. Check it out,below. The film stars: Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista and Stephanie Sigman. The official plot summary for the movie, reads like this: "A cryptic message from Bond’s past, will end up, sending him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond will peel back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre." It's due to show up in theaters on November 6th, 2015. »
- Andre Braddox
Prior to the Internet, if you heard an actor was on the set of a new movie it was most likely going to be during the press rounds, but nowadays, as soon as it happens, it's online and discussed immediately. Not that such "news" has any particular value, but it gives us something to read and discuss, particularly given the heightened awareness of on set safety as late. The most notable case being the death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones who died at the age of 27 last year when she was struck by a train, which resulted in director Randall Miller getting a 10-year sentence. Today's news isn't nearly as dire, not even by a longshot, as it has been reported Daniel Craig underwent Easter Day surgery after sustaining a knee injury while filming the next James Bond movie, Spectre. Eon Productions confirmed the news and called it »
- Brad Brevet
Last week we got our first look at the upcoming 24th Bond adventure Spectre with the release of the first teaser for the film, and sure enough we’ve now got a Lego version of the trailer thanks to YouTuber kristo499. Check it out here…
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, »
- Gary Collinson
Last week we reported on Steven Spielberg’s plans to direct an adaptation of the cult sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One. Color us excited. The novel involves players of a video game journeying into a virtual reality world rife with pop culture references and Easter eggs to the real world. The player who can decipher all the mysteries and references in the world wins the opportunity to control it. In Spielberg’s capable hands, it has the potential to be a technical marvel and a modern classic.
That is, if he actually makes it. Ready Player One poses some unusually problematic challenges on just a practical standpoint. Cline’s story falls into the “unfilmable novel” territory, not just for the digital world necessary for a filmmaker to recreate, but also in terms of licensing. To get the rights to depict the many iconic film and TV characters »
- Brian Welk
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