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Deadline is reporting that Vince Vaughn (True Detective) has signed on to appear in the upcoming war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which is to be directed by Mel Gibson (Apocalypto) and also has Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sam Worthington (Avatar) attached to star.
Hacksaw Ridge will tell the story of Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor whilst serving as an army medic during World War II.
According to the site, Vaughn will play “Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle. Although he tries to instill fear in his soldiers by pushing them to their limits both physically and mentally, it is clear that he really cares about them and will do whatever it takes to keep them alive. Having a member who refuses to shoot and »
- Gary Collinson
At least the new season of True Detective is working for someone. Though it’s been raked over the coals by critics of late, the HBO crime drama is giving Vince Vaughn a chance to flex his dramatic muscles, and Mel Gibson has taken notice, enlisting the actor to star in his fact-based WWII story Hacksaw Ridge.
Garfield, fresh out of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, will play Doss in the movie, which will chart the journey of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as they train for war. The story first picks up in South Carolina as they learn basic survival skills before they’re deployed to Japan to fight in what will become the Battle of Okinawa. »
- Isaac Feldberg
His most recent film – Unfinished Business – was not, to put it kindly, well received, and he’s scoring some divisive reactions for his work on this season of True Detective. Unbowed, Vince Vaughn is ploughing ahead with a gig that definitely won’t be controversial, a role in Mel Gibson’s next film, Hacksaw Ridge. Hang on…Announced back in November, Hacksaw Ridge is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who served as a Us Army medic in World War II during the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. Despite his objections, his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor, the first time a conscientious objector has won the decoration.Andrew Garfield is now officially aboard to play Doss, with Sam Worthington as one of his fellow troops. Vaughn, according to Deadline, will be Sergeant Howell, whose job it »
He’s currently wowing the planet with his acgainst type performance in the second season of True Detective, and now Vince Vaughn has lined up his next project, a part in the Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge.
Deadline bagged the exclusive pf Vaughn’s casting. He now joins the already cast Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in the film, a fact-based movie about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
The film is set during WWII, and sees Garfield appear in the lead as Doss. The film sounds like a training story set in a camp, with Vaughn playing the motivational role of Sgt. Howell, a ‘non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle.’
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- Paul Heath
Exclusive: Vince Vaughn will move from the HBO series True Detective to Hacksaw Ridge, the fact-based movie that Mel Gibson is directing about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Vaughn joins Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in a film that will shoot in Australia. Garfield plays Doss and the story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion… »
The film is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a Us Army WW2 medic who served in the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. Despite his objections, his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor.
Andrew Garfield plays Doss in the film, while Vaughn will be the hard to please Sergeant Howell whose job is to prepare soldiers for battle. Howell was concerned by Doss' refusal to shoot the enemy but also cared about the men under his command.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Everest brings you to the mountains of Nepal for an incredible adventure.
The upcoming disaster epic tells the true story of 1996's Mount Everest disaster, when eight climbers became trapped in a brutal blizzard.
"It's a big-scale movie and it's not easy to shoot," star Jason Clarke says. "You've got to go to Nepal. That means you've got to shoot in the mountains. You need real weather and snow."
"[Director Baltasar Kormákur] wanted us to experience the elements," Jake Gyllenhaal adds. "He pushed us in that way."
The movie will open in Us and UK cinemas on September 18. »
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, "Why Venezia 72"? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Everest is set for release on September 18th, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington.
- Scott J. Davis
A new trailer for the film Everest was released the other day, and it looks like it might be that rare “must-see” IMAX movie. I know you’ve probably heard that line before, but this one looks like it could deliver some definite jaw-dropping moments (and maybe even a bit of drama too). Take a look for yourself.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
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- Mike Tyrkus
20th Century Fox
“The name’s Bond… James Bond” – an iconic line that has graced the lips of a select few screen legends from the debonair highs of Sean Connery and David Niven to the rough and ready depths of Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig with a dollop of cinema’s finest cheese inbetween ala George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. But with Daniel Craig’s contract up, everyone is wondering which actor will be next.
There’s no shortage of speculation but if you’re a betting (wo)man you’ll find yourself drawn to some of British film’s finest men of the moment.
In the frame for filling 007’s shoes (and the bookies’ betting cards) include: Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan, The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, The Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne, Avatar’s Sam Worthington, »
- Dave Lancaster
The Venice International Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Icelandic action filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur's"Everest" on September 2 and runs through September 12. The film will play out of Biennale competition, announced festival director Alberto Barbera and chair Paolo Baratta. Based on a true story, "Everest" (September 18 in IMAX 3D, September 25 wide) documents the journey of two climbing expeditions struggling to survive freakishly intense snowstorms high on the mountain. The Universal film stars a top-flight ensemble: rising action star Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced with Kormákur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson. Read my interview with "The Deep" filmmaker here. Universal Pictures and Walden Media present the film in »
- Anne Thompson
The summer movie season is almost over and attention in the film world will soon be turning back to festival season, with the first slice of news from one of the most prestigious events in the film calendar announced today.
The film will premiere September 2nd in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. »
- Scott J. Davis
The world premiere of the mountaineering drama will be screened on Sept 2 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at the Lido.
Set on the world’s highest mountain, the film centres on two different expeditions hit by a fierce snowstorm.
Presented by Universal Pictures and Walden Media - in association with Cross Creek Pictures - the story has been adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy ([link »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Venice has announced that Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal, will open its 72nd edition. Venice's Critics’ Week will fete Peter Mullan, while Locarno will present a a Pardo d'onore Swisscom to Michael Cimino. Pedro Costa's Horse Money and Andrew Cividino's Sleeping Giant have won awards in Munich, while the big winner in Marseille is Riccardo Giacconi's Entangled. And we've got more festival news in today's roundup. » - David Hudson »
Read More: Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley & More Take On ‘Everest’ In First Trailer For Mountain Climbing Thriller The 72nd Venice Film Festival will open with Baltasar Kormakur's survival thriller "Everest," which chronicles a climbing expedition on Mount Everest that takes a dangerous turn and leaves the adventurers fighting for survival. The film is based on true events that took place in 1996. "Everest" stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly. It will premiere at the festival out of competition on September 2 at the Palazzo del Cinema. The festival runs from September 2-12. The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, starting exclusively with a release in IMAX 3D and premium-large format 3D theaters on September 18. "Everest" will launch nationwide on September 25. Read More: 5 »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Universal Pictures' all-star disaster epic Everest will open the Venice Film Festival. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband), the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly. Everest is inspired by true events in 1996, when two different climbing expeditions were faced with an epic struggle for survival in their attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. It will open the 72nd edition of Venice. The film's world premiere will take place on Sept. 2 in the Sala Grande at the city's
- Georg Szalai
[Originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Deadly Magazine] There is a scene 75 minutes into 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which James Cameron pinpoints the humanity amidst all the time travel, liquid metal and state-of-the-art special effects. Young John Connor (Edward Furlong) is bonding with the T-800 machine assigned to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger), by teaching him how to high five. The moment is designed to underscore the father/son dynamic between John and the Terminator, as well as provide a visual symbol of the hope for mankind – that we are able to co-exist alongside technology. And, if we’re reading even more deeply, that we can still master it.
A great deal of Terminator 2’s running time is devoted to the connection between John and Schwarzenegger’s T-800. However, it’s telling that the most poignant shot – the one that says the most about their relationship – is from the perspective of John’s mother, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton »
- Patrick Bromley
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines showed that a Terminator universe without James Cameron was its own kind of wasteland. Schwarzenegger wasn’t enough, and retreading the same premise as T2—T-800 comes back in time to protect John Connor from a more advanced Terminator—made the third installment mostly pointless. The only part of that movie that significantly moved anything forward was the ending, and we already knew where that ending would take us. Terminator Salvation wasn’t so much a salvation for the franchise, but a salvage operation. Director McG went for the reality that the first three movies had tried to avoid, and while Salvation removes all hope from the previous installments, it also theoretically could have carved its own path. It’s set in the future; it doesn’t have Arnold Schwarzenegger (the crummy body double and digital masking doesn’t count); and it introduces us »
- Matt Goldberg
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