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Tom Holland showcased acrobatics to land Spider-Man role

26 November 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Tom Holland dug into his musical theater roots, and his acrobatic skills, to land the role of the next Spider-Man.

The 19-year-old played Billy Elliott on London's West End so when he was preparing an audition tape, he put his physical abilities to good use.

"I basically did a somersault into frame and a somersault out of frame and I was like, 'They may never see this but if they do I need them to know that I've got some gymnastics abilities and stuff,'" the actor said during a recent interview. "And every tape I sent in I always did a little acrobatic demo to try and convince them to give me the role," he said, laughing.

Holland spoke about the breakout role while promoting In the Heart of the Sea, opening Dec. 11, a Ron Howardsea survival film based on a non-fiction book of the same name. Holland plays »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Tom Holland Weighs In On Following Andrew Garfield As Spider-Man

25 November 2015 7:46 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Andrew Garfield was unceremoniously dropped from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise when Sony scrapped plans for two more instalments and a Sinister Six spinoff that the British actor was also set to star in. Now, it’s up to In the Heart of the Sea star Tom Holland to carry the mantle and give fans the version of Spider-Man they’ve always wanted to see. Needless to say, the youngster is no doubt feeling the pressure, and had this to say recently about how it feels to be following in the footsteps of Garfield.

“I haven’t [met him], but I’m a huge fan of Andrew and he’s said some lovely things about me in the press the other day. He did such a good job as Peter Parker and it’s really difficult not to copy him because what he did was so perfect and obviously there are going to »

- Josh Wilding

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Spider-man: Tom Holland Says It's "Difficult Not To Copy" Andrew Garfield’s "Perfect" Portrayal

25 November 2015 6:01 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Promotion for In the Heart of the Sea has garnered many interviews with Tom Holland speaking on his breakout role as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in Marvel and Sony’s upcoming reboot. The latest come from Digital Spy, The Irish Examiner, and MTV News, with whom the British actor discussed his Spider-Man predecessor Andrew Garfield, how acrobatics helped him get the part, and more. “I haven't [met him], but I'm a huge fan of Andrew and he's said some lovely things about me in the press the other day,” Holland said of The Amazing Spider-Man star. “He did such a good job as Peter Parker and it's really difficult not to copy him because what he did was so perfect and obviously there are going to be things that I might steal but I hope we get to meet and even work together in the future.” Despite the poor critical reception of »

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Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘99 Homes’ Director Ramin Bahrani On Shannon, Garfield & “Web Of Corruption”

24 November 2015 5:58 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The economic and social ramifications of the Great Recession were very much on display in 99 Homes at our all-day The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA. Kicking off Broad Green Pictures’ portion of the day, director Ramin Bahrani told the packed house about the extensive research and preparation he did on the film about Florida's housing crisis. Talking about working with stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, Bahrani also told me how he was… »

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'Evel Knievel' Biopic May Reunite Scorsese and 'Departed' Writer

24 November 2015 2:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in September, Sony Pictures set up an Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic with Channing Tatum attached to star and Darren Aronofsky eyed to direct. The project fell apart after Darren Aronofsky backed away to direct an untitled indie movie which has Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Today, Deadline reports that Paramount is moving forward with an adaptation of Sheldon Saltman's book Evel Knievel on Tour, with William Monahan (The Departed) signing on to write the adapted screenplay. The studio hopes to reunite the screenwriter with director Martin Scorsese, but nothing is set in stone at this point.

The 1977 book Evel Knievel on Tour will be used as a resource for this biopic, but it isn't known exactly how faithful this adaptation will be. The book covers Evel Knievel's infamous 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket known as the Skycycle X-2, which failed. Author Sheldon »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: 'Brooklyn' Writer, Oscar Contender Nick Hornby on Penning a Swooning, Old-Fashioned Romance

23 November 2015 2:27 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The pleasures of "Brooklyn" are many, and as well-wrought as the film directed by John Crowley are—he helped to break out Irish star Colin Farrell in "Intermission" and Andrew Garfield in "Boy A"—the succulent juices of the story come from novelist Colm Tóibín and author-turned-Hollywood screenwriting pro Nick Hornby, who wrote the books-that-were-turned-into-movies "About a Boy" and "High Fidelity," and the movie adaptations of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" and Lynn Barber's "An Education," which earned him an Oscar nomination.  Another one is in the offing for "Brooklyn" (Fox Searchlight), which was a long slog labor of love for Hornby, surviving various aborted incarnations. By the time the movie was ready to roll, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan had grown up, and as Hornby says, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing her. She's a young woman with limited hopes in her »

- Anne Thompson

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AFI Fest 2015 Review: Adam McKay's Banker Comedy 'The Big Short'

18 November 2015 7:29 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The 2008 financial collapse is put under a microscope (again) in the new satire The Big Short, a movie that candidly raises more questions than it answers. Most of its dialogue is dense economics jargon that will fly by most moviegoers but not alienate them. The plot is easy to navigate without fully understanding the fine print thanks to director and co-writer Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and his nose for quick wit. This is McKay's first dramatic turn after directing broad comedies like Anchorman, and The Other Guys, and he handles the change well, infusing the film with much needed levity when needed. Recent films like Margin Call, Inside Job and this year's superb 99 Homes with Andrew Garfield have dealt with the housing crisis in different ways. The Big Short focuses on the true story of a few Wall Street insiders who saw the market collapse coming and schemed ideas »

- Marco Cerritos

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First Look: Liam Neeson is Looking Lean in Martin Scorsese’s Silence

18 November 2015 7:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Paramount has released the first image of a gaunt and seemingly defeated Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie Silence and this is definitely not the tough and badass Neeson we’ve grown accustomed to in recent actioners like the Taken franchise, Non-Stop, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and 2015’s Run All Night as well. Not only is his role considerably meatier (we’ll get to that later), but his physical transformation is more along the lines of malnourished hobo than neck-snapping badass. Neeson lost a considerable amount of weight for his role in Silence, where he plays a Jesuit priest. The actor spoke at the Los Cabos Film Festival on Saturday and explained he had to lose 20 pounds, along with co-stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield. Sure, his recent batch of movies were likely physically demanding in their own right with him karate-chopping and shooting dudes left and right, but »

- Nate Saienni

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Michael Shannon Improvised Epic ’99 Homes’ One-Liners Including Film’s Mysterious Ending

17 November 2015 6:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When there was something missing in the script of “99 Homes,” Michael Shannon filled in the blanks. After a screening on Monday night of the film that follows struggling father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), who tries to earn back the home from which his family was evicted by working for greedy real estate broker Rick Carver (Shannon), director Ramin Bahrani told the audience at TheWrap screening series that Shannon’s astounding acting skills actually enabled him to improvise a lot of the time. “What I can tell you about Michael, he is like a bulldog. He grabs onto the scene and doesn’t let go, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Jennifer Lawrence is 2015's 'most valuable' star

16 November 2015 10:10 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Don't be too shocked, but Jennifer Lawrence, the movie star who seems to have everything except a sense of balance, is 2015's most valuable star, according to New York magazine. She was also 2014's most valuable star, so, way to keep it going, J-Law! The list, which factors in box office numbers, social media mentions, "likability ratings," and critical darlingness, was compiled with help from FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten. After Lawrence, there's Robert Downey Jr.Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, and The Rock -- er, "Dwayne Johnson." Rounding out the top 10 are Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Scarlett Johansson.  And now for the fun part: the stars whose valuableness plummeted from 2014. Getting little red down arrows next to their entries, indicating a drop of more than 20 places from last year, are Daniel Radcliffe, Amy Adams, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Russell Crowe, Kate Winslet, »

- Sara Morrison

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First Look At A Bearded Liam Neeson In Martin Scorsese’s Religious Drama Silence

16 November 2015 8:31 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Production has now wrapped on the set of Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence, the auteur’s high-profile adaptation of the eponymous novel by Shûsaku Endô, and after giving us an image of Andrew Garfield’s Jesuit priest, Collider has unveiled the first official still of Liam Neeson as a bearded and gaunt mentor.

Set in 17th century Nagasaki, Japan, Scorsese’s awards-friendly tale orbits around Garfield’s pilgrimage to find his wayward mentor, a gruelling experience he will share with Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Adam Driver. Disillusioned and at his wits’ end, Neeson’s deeply religious lead is hoping to spread the salvation of Christianity, though his character finds himself conflicted with the role that god plays in his life, questioning his once-unyielding faith in the process.

Indeed, Neeson isn’t the only Gangs Of New York talent to be involved in Silence, either, given that Jay Cocks »

- Michael Briers

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First look at Liam Neeson from Martin Scorsese's Silence

16 November 2015 7:39 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in May, we got a first look at Andrew Garfield and Shinya Tsukamoto (pictured above) from Silence, the upcoming historical drama from Martin Scorsese, and now it's finally Liam Neeson's turn. Scorsese has been trying to get a film adaptation of the Shūsaku Endō book of the same name made for almost twenty years and, like Endō's novel, the movie... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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First Look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence

16 November 2015 1:02 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

About six months ago, we got our first look at Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) in the upcoming "Silence" film, which is directed by Martin Scorsese. And now, we have a second photo, giving us a look at Liam Neeson. Check it out below. Plot: The story is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. The new movie is based on Shusako Endo's 1966 novel and co-stars Adam Driver, Issei Ogata, and Tadanobu Asano. A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

16 November 2015 12:27 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Over the weekend, our first look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese‘s passion project Silence has graced the internet. The film is set to debut at next year’s Cannes Film Festival in May, according to reports.

The film, based on the novel by Shûsaku Endô, and adpated by Jay Cocks, is set in the seventeenth century where two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

The film, naturally has quite an impressive cast. Joining Neeson is Andrew Garfield, who we saw in the first official snap a couple of months ago, and future Star Wars star Adam Driver.

Silence has been on Scorsese’s radar since 2009, with Daniel Day Lewis, Benicio Del Toro and Ken Watanabe all attached to star at certian points in its development history.

It will be released in cinemas »

- Paul Heath

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First Look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence,’ Aiming for Cannes Premiere

15 November 2015 5:57 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of Martin Scorsese‘s longest-gestating projects, his priest drama Silence, finally completed production earlier this year, and with the director currently in the editing room, we have a few more updates on the film. An adaptation of Shûsaku Endô‘s novel, the story follows Andrew Garfield as Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church.

While at a press conference at Las Ventanas Hotel, Variety picked up some comments from Liam Neeson, who plays the aforementioned mentor. Scorsese “gives 200%. All he requires is that you give 100%,” Neeson said, who lost 20 pounds for the role. “He’s intimidating. He requires absolute silence on the set — if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him.”

With the production clocking in at around $51 million, it’s said that Scorsese is angling towards a Cannes debut, »

- Jordan Raup

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See How Much Weight Liam Neeson Lost For Martin Scorsese's Silence

15 November 2015 2:40 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's no secret that many actors tend to seriously commit to their roles when working with director Martin Scorsese. Let's not forget that Robert De Niro famously gained 60 pounds for his part in Raging Bull. Well, it turns out that Liam Neeson went in the opposite direction in that regard for his part in Silence, and actually dropped a full 20 pounds for his role in the period piece. You can get your first look at the results in the image from Paramount Pictures below: Covering the Los Cabos Film Festival this past weekend, Variety got some details from Liam Neeson about his part in the next Martin Scorsese movie, and described the commitment that the Silence director expected from both himself and his cast. The actor mentioned that he wasn't alone in dropping serious pounds for the drama, as he was joined by his co-stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver »

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First look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese’s Silence

15 November 2015 8:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May we saw the first image from Martin Scorsese’s Silence featuring Andrew Garfield alongside Japanese actor Shinya Tsukamoto [see here], and now we have another image from upcoming film, this time featuring Liam Neeson

Silence is based on Shusako Endo’s 1966 novel, and tells the story of two Jesuit priests who travel to 17th century Japan to locate their mentor, where they are faced with violence and persecution. Also set to feature in the cast are Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Tadanobu Asano (Thor) and Ciaran Hinds (Hitman: Agent 47).

Silence is currently without a release date, but is expected to arrive next year.


- Gary Collinson

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Neeson Talks Scorsese's "Silence" Shoot

15 November 2015 7:21 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Liam Neeson appeared at the Los Cabos Film Festival on Saturday to talk about Martin Scorsese's long-in-the-works historical drama "Silence" which has almost wrapped its lengthy shoot.

For the physically demanding shoot, the already lean Neeson dropped 20 pounds to portray a Jesuit missionary who has reportedly forsaken his faith. Co-stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield were similarly reduced to "a piece of wire" in terms of getting skinny.

Talking about Scorsese's work ethic, Neeson says: "[Scorsese] gives 200%. All he requires is that you give 100%. He’s intimidating. He requires absolute silence on the set - if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him." However he believes the filmmaker is immensely proud of the movie: "it's Marty's true legacy."

Based on Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel, the film has a $51 million budget - failry high for an independently produced feature. Shot mostly around Taiwan, a facsimile of a 17th century »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look: Liam Neeson In Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

15 November 2015 7:16 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems like a rare bird these days, but Liam Neeson is making a movie that doesn't find him employing a special set of skills to immobilize faceless baddies. The actor has reteamed with his "Gangs Of New York" director, Martin Scorsese, for the filmmaker's long brewing passion project, "Silence," and the title doesn't just refer to the Shûsaku Endô book being adapted for the big screen. Read More: First Official Image Of Andrew Garfield In Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' “[Scorsese] gives 200%. All he requires is that you give 100%. He’s intimidating,” Neeson explained at the Los Cabos Film Festival (via Variety), adding that he lost twenty pounds for his role. “He requires absolute silence on the set — if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him.” Co-starring Andrew GarfieldTadanobu Asano, and Adam Driver, the film follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Los Cabos: Liam Neeson Shares Details of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

14 November 2015 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Liam Neeson dropped by the Los Cabos Film Festival Saturday to share his excitement over Martin Scorsese’s long-in-the-works historical drama “Silence,” which is finally nearing the finish line.

“Martin requires a lot of commitment,” Neeson said at the Las Ventanas Hotel press conference, explaining that he dropped 20 pounds off his already-lean frame to play a Jesuit missionary, while co-star Adam Driver became extremely gaunt and Garfield is already “a piece of wire.”

Scorsese “gives 200%,” said Neeson. “All he requires is that you give 100%.” “He’s intimidating,” Neeson explained. “He requires absolute silence on the set — if he hears one tiny sound, it shatters it for him.”

 Liam Neeson in “Silence

It was a physically demanding shoot for co-stars Andrew Garfield and Driver, and a big departure from roles like “Spider-Man” and “Star Wars.”

Neeson said the production started off shakily — literally — when Taipei was hit by a 6.1 earthquake and »

- Pat Saperstein

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