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Jurassic World's Bryce Dallas Howard to join Matthew McConaughey in Gold

28 August 2015 7:09 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's time for Bryce Dallas Howard to head back into the jungle, only this time, instead of dinosaurs, she'll be after gold. The Jurassic World actress has joined the cast of Stephen Gaghan's (Syriana, Traffic) upcoming mining drama, Gold. Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing Kay, the longtime girlfriend of Matthew McConaughey's character, whose capacity and... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Emily Blunt Is Kate Macer In New Sicario Clip

24 August 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch Emily Blunt in this brand new clip from the upcoming cartel-thriller Sicario. (trailer)

From director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) comes a searing emotional-thriller that descends into the intrigue, corruption and moral mayhem of the borderland drug wars.

When Arizona FBI agent and kidnap-response-team leader Kate Macer (Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt) uncovers a Mexican cartel’s house of death, her shocking find leads to profound consequences on both a personal and global level.

Kate is recruited to join a covert black-ops mission headed by a mysterious Colombian operative known only as Alejandro (Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000) along with special agent Matt Graver (Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin, Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008).

Even as Kate tries to convince herself she’s on a hunt for justice, she is thrust into the dark heart of a secret battleground that has swept up ruthless cartels, kill-crazy assassins, »

- Michelle McCue

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#Tbt Guess Who! (Hint: She's an Oscar Winner)

20 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Can you guess which world-famous actress this little girl grew up to be? Here are a few hints: She won an Oscar in 2003, starred in the movie Traffic and is married to Michael Douglas.  That's right, it's Catherine Zeta-Jones! The 45-year-old actress captioned her Instagram photo, "Growing up, I knew I wanted to be on stage. My dream came true at nine, when I was cast in the lead role in Annie. #ThrowbackThursday" Can you imagine little Catherine singing "Tomorrow"? Zeta-Jones is still living the dream 36 years later.  Although she's mainly known for her acting on the big screen, the Chicago actress also made a huge splash with her »

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Sicario Hits Theaters September 18 – Check Out The New Trailer And Character Posters

16 August 2015 7:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Debuting at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, here’s a look at the new trailer and posters for Sicario.

 

From director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) comes a searing emotional-thriller that descends into the intrigue, corruption and moral mayhem of the borderland drug wars.

When Arizona FBI agent and kidnap-response-team leader Kate Macer (Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt) uncovers a Mexican cartel’s house of death, her shocking find leads to profound consequences on both a personal and global level.

Kate is recruited to join a covert black-ops mission headed by a mysterious Colombian operative known only as Alejandro (Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000) along with special agent Matt Graver (Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin, Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008).

Even as Kate tries to convince herself she’s on a hunt for justice, she is thrust into the dark heart of a secret battleground »

- Michelle McCue

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Benicio Del Toro Confirms ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Villain Talks (Video)

14 August 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Benicio Del Toro has confirmed he’s in talks to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” telling Entertainment Tonight that “it looks like it’s gonna happen, so I’m very excited.” News of Del Toro’s potential casting traveled across the galaxy last month after TheWrap broke the story that the Oscar-winning “Traffic” star had the coveted offer from Disney and Lucasfilm. Del Toro teased his involvement with “Star Wars: Episode VIII” at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet Thursday, where he was asked about the project on the red carpet. Also Read: 'Star Wars: Episode VIII »

- Jeff Sneider

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The objective is to dramatically overreact in new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’

14 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While 2014 saw Emily Blunt take up arms against an invading alien army in Edge of Tomorrow, she’ll be wielding a gun later this year as part of the Us War on Drugs in Sicario.

The film is the newest directorial effort from Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, and has just released a new trailer. Villeneuve directs from a script by actor and first-time screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, working with a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Victor Garber.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

The trailer sets the dialogue’s moral ambiguity against the thumping strains of Big K.R.I.T.’s “Saturday=Celebration”. This is Villeneuve’s second Us production, after 2013’s Prisoners, and cinematographer Roger Deakins, »

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Watch: You Can't Trust Benicio del Toro in Explosive New 'Sicario' Trailer

14 August 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Emily Blunt Crosses the Border in Violent 'Sicario' Trailer Oscar winner Benicio del Toro ("Traffic," "The Usual Suspects") is front and center and bringing the heat as a mysterious consultant -- or possible hitman -- in the latest look at "Sicario." The drama premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will screen at Tiff in September. Del Toro stars alongside Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin in the thriller, which focuses on an FBI agent (Blunt) who crosses the border with help from an elite government task force official (Brolin) and a mysterious Mexican consultant (del Toro). It doesn't take long for the idealistic woman to learn that not everything is as cut and dry as she had originally thought, and she must think twice in order to survive the journey to catch a drug lord. "Sicario" hits theaters on September 18.  Check out the new UK trailer above. »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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Trailer/Posters Premiere: See The Tense, Mysterious 'Sicario'

13 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who may be in over her head when she’s assigned to a task force working the Mexican-American border, Sicario (Sept. 18) received positive reviews at Cannes earlier this year and drew comparisons to 2000 Oscar nominee Traffic for its taut drama and striking imagery. The movie (the title of which means “hit man” in Spanish) also stars Josh Brolin (defense contractor? CIA? Who can say?) and Benicio Del Toro as the titular hit man, Alejandro,...

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Benicio Del Toro to Receive Heart of Sarajevo Award at Film Festival in Bosnia

24 July 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Benicio Del Toro, who looks set to play the baddie in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” will be the good guy at the Sarajevo Film Festival next month, when he will receive the Bosnian festival’s Heart of Sarajevo Award for his contribution to the art of cinema.

Previous recipients for the award, which was designed by French designer, filmmaker and festival patron Agnes B, include Angelina Jolie, Gael Garcia Bernal and Steve Buscemi.

Del Toro will present Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s drama “A Perfect Day,” in which he has a starring role alongside Tim Robbins and Olga Kurylenko, at the festival’s open-air screening venue, where Del Toro will receive the award in front of a 3,000-strong crowd. The film premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

The actor will also hold a master class for the participants of Talents Sarajevo, a networking and training platform »

- Leo Barraclough

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Benicio Del Toro Eyed for Star Wars: Episode VIII Villain

21 July 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Seeing Benicio Del Toro in a Star Wars movie would be out of this world! According to multiple reports, the 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor is being for a role in Episode VII. The character is likely a villain. Disney and Lucasfilm do not comment on casting negotiations. "Discussions are still in the very early stages, but Disney and Lucasfilm are high on the Oscar-winning Traffic star," The Wrap's Jeff Sneider wrote after breaking the news Monday. Insiders told Variety that "the studio was going after A-list talent for the role" and met with Joaquin Phoenix regarding the role. Del Toro was previously considered for a major role in another franchise: Khan in Star Trek Into »

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'Star Wars 8' Wants Benicio Del Toro as the Villain

20 July 2015 7:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Benicio Del Toro has been offered the main villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII by Disney and LucasFilm. The Wrap reports that discussions are in very early stages, but the actor is Disney's top choice for the role. Neither Disney nor LucasFilm had any comment about the potential casting, and no details were given for the character.

If Benicio Del Toro does sign on, he will be the first confirmed cast member for Star Wars 8, which will be written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is believed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) will reprise their roles in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but that has yet to be confirmed. Production is expected to begin early next year, with the studios already setting a May 26, 2017 release date.

Kathleen Kennedy is producing alongside Ram Bergman, »

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Benicio Del Toro Up for Villain Role in Star Wars: Episode VIII

20 July 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only 5 months away, Rogue One begins filming in a few weeks, but now we're already hearing rumblings about casting for Rian Johnson's Episode VIII!  It's a good time for Star Wars fans, and supposedly Benicio Del Toro will be joining up as a villain.  

The Disney Star Wars machine is really starting to show how it's going to come around.  While fans felt like the wait for The Force Awakens has been a wasteland of waiting, it's all about to change.  Next month, (August 3rd or 5th from what we've been hearing), Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will begin filming.  That's Two Star Wars films we'll be getting more information on over the next coupel months, but on top of that, Episode VIII isn't that far behind either.  

With a release date moved back into May, it's coming only six months after Rogue One, »

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Benicio Del Toro Offered Villainous Role In Star Wars: Episode VIII

20 July 2015 4:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Multiple sources are telling TheWrap that Benicio del Toro, who won an Oscar for his performance in Traffic, has been offered the main villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which Rian Johnson (Looper) has closed a deal to direct for Lucasfilm and Disney.

Discussions are still in early stages for the acclaimed actor, who is well-versed in everything Disney thanks to his part as The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but execs are reportedly euphoric about handing over the role of a key antagonist to del Toro.

Disney and Lucasfilm went after an A-list actor for the role – Joaquin Phoenix was also a contender, but he passed on the role. Interestingly, del Toro was at one point rumored to be playing antagonist Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness – but we all remember how that one turned out.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Eyes Benicio Del Toro to Play Villain (Exclusive)

20 July 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Benicio del Toro has the offer to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” multiple individuals familiar with casting process have told TheWrap. Discussions are still in the very early stages, but Disney and Lucasfilm are high on the Oscar-winning “Traffic” star. A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Del Toro would be a strong fit for the sci-fi sequel, as he’s able to conjure menace on a whim. He’d also continue “Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams’ diverse vision for the “Star Wars” universe that will be led by John Boyega, »

- Jeff Sneider

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‘The Cartel,’ ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ Show Futility of War on Drugs

28 June 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than a decade after Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” took on U.S. drug policy, popular culture is once again turning a jaundiced eye toward the government’s failed efforts to stanch the flow of narcotics.

On the bigscreen, the documentary “Cartel Land” and the thriller “Escobar: Paradise Lost” present parallel stories of vigilantism and criminality, all of it fueled by America’s insatiable appetite for marajuana, cocaine, heroin and other illicit pleasures.

In book stores, Don Winslow, the crack novelist behind “Savages,” is criss-crossing the porous border between Mexico and the U.S. to examine the intractable standoff between cops and drug barons in “The Cartel.” The picture that emerges in each of these works is of rampant lawlessness, shocking violence and dysfunctional policies that have done nothing to reduce illegal drug consumption.

“The war on drugs is a disaster,” Winslow told Variety. “For 45 years we’ve been doing »

- Brent Lang

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Disney developing Charles Darwin adventure movie

25 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Disney has snapped up an untitled pitch from Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (Traffic), who is set to write and direct an adventure film based around the English naturalist and evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin.

The site reports that the movie will likely focus on Darwin’s formative years, where he embarked on a five year voyage to South America aboard the Hms Beagle.

Darwin appeared on the big screen as recently as 2009, with Paul Bettany portraying him in the biographical drama Creation, while he also featured in Aardman Animations’ The Pirates! Band of Misfits, where he was voiced by David Tennant.

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Disney incubating new Charles Darwin movie

24 June 2015 12:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mouse House to make naturalist biopic, six years after box-office failure of Creation, starring Paul Bettany

In 2009, Paul Bettany starred as revolutionary naturalist Charles Darwin in Creation, which told of his struggles writing On the Origin of Species, and his grief following the death of his 10-year-old daughter, Annie. The film, based on a biography by Darwin’s great-great grandson, made just over half a million pounds worldwide.

Now, Walt Disney Studios is to attempt to reanimate the scientist in a new movie. Stephen Gaghan – whose previous script credits include Traffic and Syriana – is on board to direct from his own screenplay. He is currently about to direct Matthew McConaughey in a mining drama, Gold.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Disney is developing a Charles Darwin adventure film

23 June 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Well, I can't say that I saw This coming! Walt Disney Pictures has just acquired an untitled pitch that writer Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) will pen and direct. While details are scarce, Deadline reports that the movie is being molded into an adventure film featuring Charles Darwin. While the English naturalist and geologist is best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory, evidently he was a... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Charles Darwin Is Getting An Adventure Movie Because Science Is Cool

23 June 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Charles Darwin doesn.t seem like he would be the prime candidate to spotlight an adventure movie, but, then again, Abraham Lincoln didn.t seem like a vampire hunter. The scientist famous for developing the theory of evolution is said to be the face of a new movie that Disney is close to snagging that will send the famed scientist on a whirlwind trip. Deadline was first to report the news of the new Darwin adventure flick . a phrase I.d never thought I.d be writing . and details are extremely limited - including the title of the project. However, we do know that Stephen Gaghan, the mind behind the screenplays for Traffic, Syriana, The Alamo and Rules of Engagement, penned the script that caught the eye of the Mouse House. As the trade notes, Darwin took a nod from Indiana Jones in exploring and answers questions about the world. »

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Charles Darwin Movie in the Works at Disney

23 June 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has launched development on a Charles Darwin movie with Stephen Gaghan on board to direct from his own screenplay.

The studio acquired an untitled pitch from Gaghan, whose credits include writing the Oscar-winning “Traffic” and directing “Syriana” from his own script. Gaghan is in pre-production to direct Black Bear Pictures’ mining drama “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey.

Darwin, the English naturalist and geologist, established that all species of life have descended from common ancestors in his 1859 book “On the Origin of Species.”

Jeremy Thomas produced a Darwin movie, 2009’s “Creation,” starring real-life spouses Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. That film, directed by Jon Amiel, focused on Darwin and his family as he struggled to finish “On the Origin of Species.”

The screenplay was written by John Collee based on the biography “Annie’s Box,” written by Randal Keynes, Darwin’s great-great grandson. “Creation” grossed less than $1 million worldwide.

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