9 items from 2015
If you haven’t heard about the project before, Peter & Wendy is an upcoming ITV television movie based on Peter Pan. We’re told that it “reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original,” connecting the adventures to the modern day children’s hospital Great Ormond Street.
The show – adapted for the screen from J.M. Barrie’s original by The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges – is now confirmed to star Stanley Tucci as Captain Hook, singer Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell and Laura Fraser as Mrs Darling.
Mr Tucci is of course known for this work in The Hunger Games, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Transformers: Age Of Extinction and many many more. Paloma Faith appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus, »
With the drone warfare drama, Good Kill, opening in Canada and the Us this week, I had a chance to speak with director Andrew Niccol about the film briefly over the phone. But it was a very dense conversation that offers some insight as to what was keeping him up at night while making the film.The New Zealand born filmmaker has spend most of his career working in Hollywood as a writer (The Truman Show, The Terminal) and double-hyphenate director (Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time). Much like the voice of his films, there is a pragmatic, down-to-earth manner in his conversational tone balanced with a further-reaching inquiry as to what is right and what is wrong with us as we continue to barrel full...
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Variety has revealed that Gareth Edwards has cast his male lead for the ‘about to start shooting’ Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the stand-alone Star Wars movie from Lucasfilm. The film already has British actors Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed amongst the cast, along with potentially Ben Mendelsohn, but the trade is reporting that none other than Mexican actor Diego Luna, most famous for his movies with Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien) and the Us hits The Terminal and, more recently, The Book Of Life.
There is no mention of the exact character that Luna will play, but it is said to be one of the leads in the tentpole movie.
‘Rogue One’ is heavily in pre-production with the plot revolving around a group of soldiers who steal plans for the Death Star. It will be set in the Star Wars universe that we all know and love, but »
- Paul Heath
More casting news for the upcoming Star Wars Anthology spin-off titled Rogue One, being directed by Gareth Edwards. With shooting starting up soon, they're finalizing casting and so far we've seen them making some excellent choices: Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed are confirmed. And now Variety can confirm a few others: Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. The plot, revealed at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim a few months ago, follows a band of resistance fighters on a daring mission to steal the Death Star (plans). Luna will play a lead role alongside Jones and Ahmed, however Mendelsohn is apparently playing the lead antagonist (or "primary villain" as he's being called). Now this new movie is really starting to come together. Mexican actor Diego Luna has appeared in a number of roles in various movies, taking on more lead roles recently. He's been in: Y Tu Mamá También, Frida, The Terminal, »
- Alex Billington
The spinoff, which already stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), will be an ensemble piece about the heist of Death Star blueprints by a group of rebel fighters. It’s set between Episode III and Episode IV, but closer to A New Hope. Jones and Ahmed are set as members of the rebel squad deployed to retrieve the plans, while Mendelsohn will be the villain of the piece. Luna is reportedly also playing a rebel.
Luna is a prolific actor best known for Elysium, The Terminal and Y Tu Mama Tambien. He most recently shot Blood Father, starring alongside Mel Gibson, and is preparing to play a key role in Jason Momoa starrer The Bad Batch. The »
- Isaac Feldberg
Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced a deal to fully finance James Ponsoldt's upcoming feature adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle. The film will be presented by Image Nation in association with Parkes MacDonald Productions. Im Global are handling international sales on the film and will be repping it at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Us rights are being jointly repped by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.
The feature adaptation of The Circle, has been written and will be directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The film is being produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman for Playtone, Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and James Ponsoldt. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) will star alongside . Three other major roles are currently out to casting and will be announced shortly. Shooting on The Circle will start August 2015 in California.
Dave Eggers' novel focuses on a young woman who »
In a video that will make your whole day if not your whole week, legendary actor Tom Hanks appeared on The Late, Late Show with British un-funny man James Corden where the pair re-enact a large portion of Mr. Hank’s film roles including Forrest Gump, Big, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch, Road to Perdition, Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillips, The Terminal, A League of Their Own, You’ve Got Mail, That Thing You Do, The Polar Express, Catch me if you Can, Cloud Atlas, The Green Mile, Larry Crowne, Castaway, Philadelphia, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks, Splash, Apollo 13 and the Toy Story trilogy.
Check out the video below:
Pretty cool, eh?
- Luke Owen
Even though A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has been mostly under the radar as an independent release, there's been plenty of buzz about the film as well as the future of director Ana Lily Amirpour as a great new filmmaker. Now the winner of Breakthrough Director at the Gotham Awards has just lined up a pretty interesting cast for her next film, The Bad Batch. A press release has ust announced that Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Diego Luna (The Terminal), Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones") and rising star Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent) have all joined the film that Amirpour is directing from a script she wrote herself. Details are scarce on the plot, but the press release calls The Bad Batch "a dystopian love story set in a Texas wasteland," which sounds like something very interesting for all cast members involved, especially Carrey. And while we don't have much »
- Ethan Anderton
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have not made a film since 2004's The Terminal. Remember that classicc (I actually quite enjoy that film). Well, the duo who brought us Saving Private Ryan are bringing us a new war film, except this war is... colder. According to The Daily Pennsylvanian (via /Film), the previously untitled film (though referenced as St. James Place) now has a title: Bridge of Spies. Unless there is a literal bridge of spies in this film, meaning a physical bridge made of the bodies of deceased spies, this title is just really boring to me. Maybe this is what Spielberg thinks makes for an edgy title nowadays. Then again, I got a similar vibe from the Edge of Tomorrow title, and that ended up being a great movie. Here's hoping this is one as well. I typically enjoy what Spielberg puts out, so I have confidence it will be. »
- Mike Shutt
9 items from 2015
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