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McQueen, who collaborated with New Regency on best picture Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave, will direct and produces alongside his Shame and upcoming Codes Of Conduct collaborators Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films.
New Regency is understood to be in talks with Film4 to co-finance the project and license UK free TV rights.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).
In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Since they began dating last August, Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs have taken their love all over the globe, popping up in La; London; Brussels, Belgium; NYC; and most recently, Paris. While their relationship hasn't been without controversy - the British singer was the target of online bullying, receiving racist messages via Twitter - it's been hard to ignore how smiley and happy Robert seems with his new lady, and their aww-inducing Pda has made us pretty thrilled, too. As their romance seems to be going strong, we can hopefully look forward to many more outings (and maybe even a red carpet debut!) for these two this year. Keep reading to see Rob and Fka Twigs's cutest photos so far, and check out more of the hottest celebrity Pda. »
The new film from acclaimed director Harmony Korine is gathering pace, with THR reporting that not only has the filmmaker set his cast of actors for The Trap, but that Focus Feautures is set to pre-buy the film before it begins production.
The Trap is “a revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene” that will see Idris Elba (The Gunman) stars as “a gangster rap artist” and Benicio Del Toro (Inherent Vice) as “his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed years earlier.”
In The Trap, written by Korine, “Rico (Elba) is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards »
- Scott J. Davis
After delivering the unexpectedly harrowing Spring Breakers, director Harmony Korine is choosing to dabble in a new realm of crime for The Trap. Swapping out the sunny undertones of his 2012 offering, this next jaunt hones in on the same Floridian setting for an albeit much darker tale of revenge. The gritty caper has now caught the eye of Focus Features, who are angling to lock down distribution on the pic. And it’s no surprise considering the calibre of talent now attached.
Per THR, Idris Elba has replaced Jamie Foxx, who was originally tied into one of the leading roles as a gangster rap artist. He is said to be joined by Benicio Del Toro as his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the pair committed years earlier.
The crux of the action is poised to take place in the present day as Del Toro’s convict »
- Gem Seddon
Director David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) returns with a provocative satire about the Hollywood film industry and the demons of celebrity obsession in the Focus World release Maps To The Stars, now available on Digital HD and debuting on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) stars with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson), John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga) in this unforgettable darkly comic thriller written by Bruce Wagner (I’m Losing You). Hollywood actress Havana Segrand (Moore) is unraveling as her career flounders. Her self-help psychotherapist (Cusack) and his wife (Williams) are busy managing the career of their child-star son. But when a mysterious young woman named Agatha (Wasikowska) befriends a limo driver and aspiring actor (Pattinson) all their lives get together, »
- Michelle McCue
It’s been a couple years since Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers sharply divided audiences, but the writer/director is prepping his new film, called The Trap, and he’s pulling together the cast… with a couple changes. We’d heard before that Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro would play a rapper and his best friend, but now Foxx […]
- Russ Fischer
After canceling the Apocalypse in “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba looks to be joining another major sci-fi franchise, as he’s in negotiations to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Justin Lin will direct Paramount’s sequel, which brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. J.J. Abrams will produce with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production will start this summer after Elba wraps Harmony Korine’s “The Trap.” Also Read: Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Al »
- Jeff Sneider
Last fall, both Jamie Foxx and Benicio del Toro had joined Harmony Korine's next film, a revenge tale called The Trap. However, it looks like only one of those actors has stuck with the project as THR reports Focus Features is now picking up the Us rights to the film, but with some changes to the cast. Idris Elba will be stepping up to take the role meant for Jamie Foxx, which is that of a gangster rap artist with a friend (del Toro) who took the fall for a robbery the two committed years ago. But now that friend is out of jail and looking for revenge. Honestly, you had me at Idirs Elba as a gangster rapper, but there's a great cast here. In addition to Elba joining the project, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson and Korine's Spring Breakers scene stealer James Franco are all in final talks »
- Ethan Anderton
Exclusive: Dejan Zecevic’s sci-fi thriller is currently in production in Serbia.
Korea’s More In Group has launched sales on South Korea-Serbia-Slovenia co-production The Rift at Filmart.
Award-winning Serbian director Dejan Zecevic, whose latest feature was The Enemy, a horror film set in the aftermath of the Bosnian civil war, is currently in production with the sci-fi thriller.
The Rift stars American actor Ken Foree, who was in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Knightriders as well as the Robert Pattinson starrer Water for Elephants; Slovenian actress Katarina Cas, who was in The Wolf of Wall Street and Danny Collins; Swedish veteran Bo Svenson (The Great Waldo Pepper, Kill Bill, Vol. 2) and Serbian star Dragan Micanovic (Bad Company, Coriolanus).
In the film, a Nasa space shuttle crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of Us and Serbian agents are sent to investigate and secure the remains of the shuttle’s lone passenger »
- email@example.com (Jean Noh)
Elba will play Rico in the movie, a successful gangster rapper confronted by a friend from the past who is released from prison after 14 years.
Slim (Del Toro) is hellbent on revenge after taking the rap for a robbery and recruits a crew of Uzi-wielding surfers led by Max (Pattinson) and Rico's manager (Franco).
Elba recently began filming for the BBC's Luther miniseries, which will return for two 60-minute episodes later this year.
The 42-year-old will appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, and has also been working on war drama Beasts of No Nation, as well as a new documentary titled Mandela, My Dad and Me. »
Harmony Korine has lined up a stellar cast for his next film The Trap, which is on the precipice of being purchased by Focus Features. The studio is currently negotiating for the U.S. rights to the film, while Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino have each signed up to appear in it, too. But who are each of these actors going to play in Harmony Korine’s follow-up to Spring Breakers? Here’s a quick run-down: According to The Wrap, Idris Elba has signed up to replace Jamie Foxx in The Trap. Elba will play a gangster rapper and the former friend of Benicio Del Toro’s ex-con. The Usual Suspects actor’s character is seeking revenge against Elba after he let him take the blame for a robbery that the pair committed together 14 years previously. But it also sounds as though »
Harmony Korine’s “The Trap” is already going to be on our most anticipated list, presumably for next year, but the project just got that much more interesting. The movie is finalizing its major casting pieces, and three more actors have joined the cast: Idris Elba (“Luther,” and “The Wire” star) is evidently the new lead actor, and James Franco and Al Pacino are in supporting roles. They join the already cast Robert Pattinson and Benico Del Toro in additional supporting roles. What does this mean for the originally cast Jamie Foxx? Well, he’s dropped out of the project and has been replaced by Elba. But his loss is really the “Thor” actor’s gain, as aside from TV work, Elba hasn’t scored many plum lead film roles yet, and this sounds like the part. “The Trap” is set in Miami’s music scene and is a revenge »
- Rodrigo Perez
To say Harmony Korine is one of my favorite filmmakers would be a boldfaced lie. That is not to say his movies are not interesting, except for Mr. Lonely, but his approach of getting a group of people together and just messing around for a bit does not gel with me. Up until now, though, he has not had a group of people of this caliber, so his latest film, The Trap, certainly has me raising an eyebrow with a bit of a smirk. Idris Elba, everyone's favorite actor to hypothetically cast in movies, has signed on to play the film's lead Rico, a gangster rap artist at the height of his power, taking over for Jamie Foxx. Benicio Del Toro will play Rico's former best friend Slim, who took the fall for a robbery the two committed years earlier, and Slim is just now getting released from prison to »
- Mike Shutt
A project that made my Oscar 2015 predictions list, Cult filmmaker Harmony Korine’s "The Trap" was to feature the acting talents of Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro in front of the camera. But Foxx has now been replaced by Idris Elba. In terms of plot, the film will follow 2 childhood friends who become estranged. Later, as adults, one is successful while the other has become an incarcerated criminal, and is now out for revenge against his former friend. Del Toro will play the friend who was incarcerate and is seeking revenge against Elba, his former friend for whom he took a fall. Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino round out the cast, with Focus »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Idris Elba will replace Jamie Foxx alongside Benicio Del Toro in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap,” which will co-star Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino. Focus Features is in negotiations to acquire U.S. rights to the film, an individual with knowledge of the pending deal has told TheWrap. A representative for Focus declined to comment. Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, “The Trap” finds Del Toro playing an ex-con out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend (Elba) who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier. Franco will play Elba’s drug-addled. »
- Jeff Sneider
Spring Breakers writer/director Harmony Korine’s next project is firming up, and it looks to be every bit as wild and intriguing as his last film. We learned last fall that Korine had cast Benicio Del Toro and Jamie Foxx to star in a gangster drama called The Trap, but now a casting swap and some fantastic ensemble additions have taken place as Focus Features is coming on to distribute. THR reports that Idris Elba is replacing Foxx in the pic, with Al Pacino, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson also in final talks to join the cast. Elba will play a gangster rap artist named Rico who is at the top of his career when Slim (Del Toro), his best friend who took the fall for him for a robbery, is released from prison after 14 years. Now on the outside, Slim is determined to exact revenge on his adversary, »
- Adam Chitwood
Focus Features is in final talks to to prebuy U.S. rights to Harmony Korine's The Trap, a revenge tale set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene starring Idris Elba as a gangster rap artist and Benicio Del Toro as his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the duo committed years earlier. Elba is attached to replace Jamie Foxx, with Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson and James Franco also in final talks to join the cast (Del Toro was announced last year). Korine, who is repped by CAA, has been a hot commodity since his 2013
- Pamela McClintock
There’s a bad news/good news situation for Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine, who no longer has the services of Jamie Foxx for his new revenge thriller, The Trap. The good news is that none other than John Loofah Idris Elba will step into the role instead, and that Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino are also all set, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Trap, set deep in the Miami music scene, finds Benicio Del Toro playing Rico, a man who has been in prison for 14 years, simmering with resentment against the rapper and former friend Slim (Elba) who let him take the fall. Upon his release, he recruits a surfer (Pattinson) to help him get revenge.Franco, who played Alien for Korine in Spring Breakers, will here by Elba’s drug-addled manager while Pacino is on board as Del Toro’s parole officer. Korine should be gearing up to shoot soon. »
This is Fka twigs like we've never seen before.
The songstress -- also known as Robert Pattinson's girlfriend -- appears with a full, bare baby-bump in the new music video for "Glass & Patron," unveiled on Monday as part of the YouTube Music Awards. The online-only event features a slew of brand-new music videos, including offerings from Charli Xcx, Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix feat. Usher, Migos and more.
Though twigs has been known for eye-popping videos in the past, the party gets real weird around the 01:00-mark of her new clip when, after some bump-caressing, she gives birth to "the most epic vogue battle of all time" (according to a press release). Watch the full video below, directed by twigs herself.
Photo: Fka twigs Poses Topless, Wins Approval of R-Patz's Parents
Before the rumor mill gets started: the 27-year-old does not appear to be pregnant »
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