13 items from 2015
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.
Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.
As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...
Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »
Light the fuse. Based on a series of tweets from superstar Tom Cruise, director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible 3; Ghost Protocol), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), and the official Twitter accounts for Mission: Impossible and Skydance Productions, it looks like we should expect our first official look at Mission: Impossible 5 tomorrow! Check out the tweets below and keep scrolling to read a little more: Light the fuse. — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) March 21, 2015 Tomorrow… #MI5Diary (Final entry) — ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 21, 2015 A new mission awaits. #MissionImpossible — Mission: Impossible (@MissionFilm) March 21, 2015 @MissionFilm tomorrow. — Skydance Productions (@Skydance) March 21, 2015 Benji's going back to work. #MissionImpossible Sh — Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 21, 2015 Get ready for something big. #MissionImpossible — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 21, 2015 The squad is back, big #MissionImpossible news drops tomorrow.— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) March 22, 2015 It's currently unknown what we'll be getting, but when the film wrapped about ten days ago, McQuarrie did »
Yesterday, Sony Pictures finally released the first official teaser trailer for their upcoming Chris Columbus-directed film Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore), Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible 3), Kevin James (Hitch), Josh Gad (Frozen), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), and Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) in key roles. While most of the stars were seen in the trailer, one notable absence was Ashley Benson, who is slated to play a video game character brought to life in the film, but after a more thorough examination, it seems her perceived exclusion in the trailer may have been a little more deliberate than not. If you had a keen eye, you may have spotted this Easter Egg yesterday, but if you were one of the many that didn't catch it, scroll down to the bottom of this article, play the trailer, and skip ahead to around the 1:38 mark. »
After mentioning Star Wars yesterday when talking about the box office prospects for 2015 releases, I kind of had the franchise on the brain for the rest of the day. Go figure then that one of today’s bigger rumors out there is that the co-writer/director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams could be directing more than just that installment, which is Episode VII in the saga. We already know that Rian Johnson is writing and directing Episode VIII while also doing a treatment for Episode IX, so I suppose Abrams could be privy to what is going on and is interested in returning. Another time I’ll offer up some potential alternative filmmakers, especially if Abrams winds up not taking the gig, but for now I wanted to talk about if he does wind up doing it. Essentially, Abrams could be going from the godfather of »
- Joey Magidson
After the rumours that the ending of Mission: Impossible 5 was to be reshot in order to be “better”, there was some growing concern about Christopher McQuarrie’s entry into the long-running franchise. However, not only has the director put those rumours to bed once and for all, he’s also revealed that the trailer, title and poster for the movie will be unveiled soon as part of a Twitter Q&A.
He enjoyed working with Rebecca Ferguson, and called her “fantastic” The ending did not need to be reshot. McQuarrie says that they had to “prep it” and are “shooting it now”. He teased that the movie would be less “old school” and more akin to something from the 90s. There will also be several “nods” to previous movies and the TV show. As for tone, McQuarrie says that they aimed for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol levels »
- Luke Owen
The upcoming Mission: Impossible 5 will be bringing back multiple actors from the cast of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames - but fans have taken notice that there is one key name misting from that core ensemble: Paula Patton. Despite the fact that the last movie hinted at her return for the follow-up, it turns out she won't be in the sequel. Why? It turns out that scheduling is to blame. This weekend, Mission: Impossible 5 director Christopher McQuarrie took to his Twitter account for a quick Q&A session with fans, and it was during this time that he addressed the reason Paula Patton is not returning to her part as Jane Carter. As it turns out, the production actually approached both Patton as well as Mission: Impossible III actress Maggie Q about being in the movie, but »
Just after "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant took a supporting role in Oliver Stone's drama about Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, the cast has expanded with even more talent. Deadline reports the film, which is now going by the title Snowden, is shooting in Munich already, and the confirmed additions to the cast include Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible III), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The only specific role detailed was that of Cage playing a former U.S. Intelligence official. The new additions join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead as Edward Snowden with Shailene Woodley playing his girlfriend. he film is based on both Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Time of the Octopus, the novel from Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. »
- Ethan Anderton
Bad Robot and Paramount’s first-look partnership began in 2006. Since then, Bad Robot’s films for Paramount have included 2008’s “Cloverfield,” 2009’s “Star Trek,” 2010’s “Morning Glory,” 2011’s “Super 8,” 2011’s “Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”
“Ghost Protocol” was the top performer among the Bad Robot titles with nearly $700 million in global box office.
Bad Robot is currently shooting “Mission: Impossible V,” with Christopher McQuarrie directing and Tom Cruise returning in his starring role. Cruise is also producing the franchise film, co-financed by Skydance Productions and set for a July 31 release.
Paramount decided last month to move “Mission: Impossible V” forward from Christmas — thus avoiding a clash with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which Abrams directed. The seventh Star Wars movie opens Dec. »
- Dave McNary
Earlier today we told you that director J.J. Abrams was honored by the Visual Effects Society when they presented him with their Visionary Award due to his use of practical effects in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens among his other work in Mission: Impossible III, Super 8, and Star Trek. This year he will be releasing quite possible the most anticipated movie of the last decade and surprisingly enough he seems pretty cool about it. Cool enough to talk about the movie and answer some »
- Graham McMorrow
It.s safe to say that when the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first released the whole world took a step back, and then screamed out in unison, "Fuck, yeah!" Well, it turns out that the Visual Effects Society were so enamoured with the teaser that they.ve decided to give J.J. Abrams an award, just under a year before The Force Awakens actually hits screens. According to Deadline, the Ves decided to honor J.J. Abrams for his impending re-launch of the hugely popular sci-fi franchise, as well as his work on a variety of other films and television shows too, which includes Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible 3, Cloverfield, Super 8, Lost, Alias and Fringe. The Ves are also rewarding Abrams and his merry band of Jedi creators for bringing so much more work to their members over the next few »
We are 315 days away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and director J.J. Abrams is already being honored for the sequel to George Lucas' original films. The Visual Effects Society presented Abrams with their Visionary Award both due to his use of practical effects in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens but also for everything he has pioneered with Mission: Impossible III, Super 8, and both Star Trek films. Being presented with the award by Zoe Saldana, who thanked him »
- Alex Maidy
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) is set to take the lead in spy thriller Damascus Cover, producers said Monday. Production starts this week in Morocco. Rhys Meyers was announced alongside fellow castmembers Olivia Thirlby (Juno, No Strings Attached), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien), Igal Naor (Green Zone, Munich) and Navid Negahban (Homeland). The film is being produced by U.K.-based Big Book Media, while Carnaby International will launch global sales in Berlin. Read more Roland Emmerich Gay-Rights Drama 'Stonewall' Gets International Sales Firm Directed by Daniel Berk, whose previous outing as director was
- Alex Ritman
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, on Thursday, January 15, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference.
Wamg will again be there for the announcement and will be reporting from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
“Each of the three years we’ve produced the show, we have attempted to refresh elements of the process and the telecast,” said Zadan and Meron. “This year, we’re honored to start a new tradition that celebrates the contributions of all the nominees by announcing all 24 categories. We’re thrilled that a distinguished actor and two world-class film directors are part of the initial launch.”
At 5:30 a.m. Pt, Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, »
- Michelle McCue
13 items from 2015
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