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We've had a look at Johnny Depp's baldy visage in an early poster and a trailer for upcoming crime drama Black Mass. Now it's time for this Boston crim, hardly known for his collaborative spirit, to share the limelight with a few of his fellow characters. In a movie in which little will be black and white, there's some serious shades of grey among this lot.With Out Of The Furnace’s Scott Cooper directing, Black Mass tells the story of Bulger, who masterminded a violent gang in Boston while also reportedly turning federal informant to take down rivals. It seemed to be working out well – particularly with corrupt FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) helping to smooth things – but when the Bureau began making arrests, agents double-crossed Bulger and prosecuted him. Bulger fled in 1994, was captured in 2011 in California and has since been sentenced to two consecutive life »
The Mean Girls actor is being courted by the Disney-owned studio for an unspecified role, though it’s not clear if she has yet received an offer. McAdams, 36, would join a stellar cast which also features Tilda Swinton as mentor the Ancient One, and 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor as sorcerous nobleman Baron Mordo. The actor confirmed she was in talks but told the La Times: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”
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- Ben Child
Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Earlier this month, we reported that actress Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Naturally, there were no details given about what character she may be playing in that report, but some cryptic comments from earlier today could offer a hint at who she's playing: the Night Nurse. When asked if there have been any conflicts with the Marvel movie side, Marvel's Daredevil producer Steven S. DeKnight revealed that Rosario Dawson's character was changed from Linda Carter to Claire Temple, because the McU had "plans" for Carter.
"The feature side had plans for her down the road so that was the only time we ran into a conflict. So we just used another name."
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced its first slate of films heading to the Festival this year. And, boy, are we excited!
Some of the year’s most hotly-anticipated films will play the festival including Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s taking on a transgender role in the biopic The Danish Girl, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario with Emily Blunt andBenicio del Toro, Cannes’ favourite The Lobster with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, and the Johnny Depp gangster thriller Black Mass co-starring the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch.
Canadians are well represented in the first selection of films revealed in the Gala and Special Presentations categories with films including Deepa Mehta’s Vancouver-set Beeba Boys, Atom Egoyan’s Remember starringChristopher Plummer, and the team-up for father-son acting team Donald and Kiefer Sutherland in Forskaen. The full »
- Rachel West
With so much talk of Captain America: Civil War I almost forgot Marvel’s other 2016 project, Doctor Strange. Now it looks like Rachel McAdams is close to becoming Benedict Cumberbatch’s female co-star in the movie. Rachel McAdams, who you can currently see in the second season of True Detective, confirmed that she has been approached […]
The rumors are true! In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rachel McAdams confirmed that she is in talks to play the female lead in Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role. "It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," the 36-year-old actress said. Never fear, though! McAdams is not a "comic book snob." In fact, she was once considered for the role of Pepper Potts in 2008's Iron Man. The role went to Gwyneth Paltrow, but McAdams got to work with Robert Downey Jr. in 2009's Sherlock Holmes and again in 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. "I try »
Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, and Black Mass, a Seventies-era crime drama about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), are among the first crop of movies announced for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
The Martian — based on the bestseller by Andy Weir — will make its world premiere at Tiff. It stars Damon as an astronaut left to fend for himself on the red planet after being separated from his crew in their attempt to flee Mars amidst a storm. »
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass,” Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition” are among the films expected to bring such stars as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal and Dakota Johnson to the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Tuesday. The 48 films are all among the first batch of selections to be announced for the 2015 festival, which will run from Sept. 10-20 in Toronto. The festival’s typically hefty helping of high-profile awards contenders includes a number of films dealing. »
- Steve Pond
Rachel McAdams is in early talks to play the female lead in Marvel's Doctor Strange movie. The rumor started going around earlier this month, when Heroic Hollywood reported that Marvel was eyeing her for the yet-to-be-revealed role, and now McAdams herself has confirmed the discussions to the L.A. Times. "It's still super-early days," she said, playing it cool. "I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all." Though the fact that she's even talking about it in print suggests it has at least gone somewhere. Hope Benedict Cumberbatch likes having shouting conversations over the sound of a piece of wood being repeatedly stabbed. »
- Jesse David Fox
The actress is in early talks to join Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange," as she revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
"It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," she said, adding that she's not a "comic book snob."
Her quotes are part of an article about her somewhat-unconventional movie career. After major hits like "The Notebook" and "Mean Girls," McAdams was anointed by some as Hollywood's next Julia Roberts. Instead, she's balanced big studio movies like "Sherlock Holmes" with Woody Allen movies ("Midnight in Paris") and small indies ("About Time"). Now, she's currently starring in HBO's "True Detective."
If she does jump on board "Doctor Strange," due out in November 2016, the »
- Kelly Woo
Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is in talks to star in 'Doctor Strange'. The 36-year-old actress was reported to be the front runner to play the female lead in the Marvel movie opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who will portray the titular superhero. Now McAdams has confirmed negotiations are ongoing about her joining the blockbuster and she's interested in the role. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, she said: ''It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all.'' McAdams isn't concerned about the film's outlandish plot because she's not a ''comic book snob''. Other stars rumoured to be set for roles in the movie include Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, who is due to play The Ancient One. The film centres around young neurosurgeon Stephen Vincent Strange - played by 38-year-old Cumberbatch - who becomes the Sorcerer Supreme, »
She’s been rumoured as a potential Doctor Strange cast member for a while, but Rachel McAdams snuck confirmation that she’s at least talking to Marvel during an interview with the La Times a couple of days ago.With filming due to kick off in November, director Scott Derrickson has been gathering the people he needs in front of the camera, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, Tilda Swinton a great, if controversial choice to play his teacher in the mystic arts, the Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as rival Baron Mordo. As for McAdams, the actress says, "It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all." If she does sign on, there’s a chance she’ll be Clea, a student of Strange’s and someone who becomes both important to him and can manipulate the mystical »
It looks like Marvel wants Rachel McAdams for “Doctor Strange.” Sources tell Variety that McAdams is the choice to land the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” although it’s currently unknown if an offer is in hand.
Heroic Hollywood first reported the news earlier this month, and McAdams confirmed to the L.A. Times that she was talking to the studio about the role. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” she said.
Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963.
- Justin Kroll
Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is in early talks to play the female lead in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Speaking to the La Times, McAdams, who can currently be seen wielding a knife in Season 2 of True Detective, mentioned it was “early days” but that she is considering boarding the project opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. There is still some way for this deal to get set but it would make an interesting change of pace for McAdams. Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange… »
The actress recently hinted that she is in discussions to board director Scott Derrickson's entry into the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," she hinted to the La Times.
"I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things," she explained. "Trying to do good architecture and really designing a career?
"There's some attention to be paid to that, but I don't think it's everything."
Fans of Steven Moffat’s two TV behemoths, Sherlock and Doctor Who, have been clamouring for some sort of crossover for ages. Moffat himself has said that he is up for the idea but his Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss and that show’s producers, however, think it is something best left to the imagination.
Well, as it looks like we won’t see Sherlock step foot in the Tardis any time soon it seems we will have to entertain ourselves with a different sort of crossover; spotting those actors that have appeared in both shows. Interestingly, some of the series’ leads have almost crossed over. Famously, Matt Smith auditioned for the role of Dr Watson before becoming the Eleventh Doctor and, perhaps less famously, Benedict Cumberbatch was told to go for the role of that same Doctor by outgoing Time Lord and good friend David Tennant but didn’t take up the offer. »
- Christian Bone
We still haven't gotten Nicky Hilton's luxe Kensginton Palace wedding out of our minds, but she's not the only star whose tied the knot the year. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden kicked 2015 off with a private La ceremony and Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter got married on Valentine's Day. In the months since, plenty of other famous duos have made their love official - look through to see them all and then check out the most gorgeous celebrity Summer weddings. »
Earlier this month it was rumoured that Rachel McAdams (True Detective) was in talks with Marvel Studios for the female lead in Doctor Strange, and now the actress has confirmed that she has had discussions about the Phase Three project.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, McAdams – McAdams was previously offered the role of Pepper Potts in Iron Man only to turn it down – stated that: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”
Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4th 2016, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mondo. »
- Gary Collinson
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