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In the past decade, Ryan Gosling has seen something of a transformation. He’s developed into an actor who can be relied upon to deliver a note worthy performance. He’s gone from being a romantic leading man to someone of diverse and dramatic range. An actor able to do quiet intensity as well as something more theatrical.
Blade Runner 2049 will see Gosling take a step into not only blockbuster territory but an iconic film world with a 35 year legacy. He’s never been one to do something lightly, and the step into the mega budget film arena was only ever going to be carefully chosen. It goes without saying though, that the combination of a returning Ford, Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins probably made this one a no brainer, »
- Tom Jolliffe
“Tomb Raider” reboot scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet will be writing the story of Carol Danvers. Marvel has hired her to take over “Captain Marvel” screenwriting duties from Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Deadline broke the story.
Starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel” is about Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. Carol gains the powers of super-strength, energy projection, and flight in an accident that fuses her DNA to an alien’s. “Half Nelson” writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have signed on to direct the film, which is is expected to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
Robertson-Dworet is an up and coming screenwriter. Her first project, the new “Tomb Raider” film starring Alicia Vikander, will open March 16, 2018. The pic sees Lara Croft (Vikander) struggling to survive on the island where her adventurer father went missing.
The two-time Black List writer is tapped to pen “Gotham City Sirens,” the “Suicide Squad” spinoff about Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and other female DC supervillains. Deadline adds that Robertson-Dworet’s second Black List script, “Ares,” was acquired by MGM. “Underworld: Blood Wars” and “Outlander” director Anna Foerster is expected to helm the project.
“Captain Marvel” Lands New Screenwriter was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Isabelle Huppert excels at playing tough, individualistic women, but she can just as easily dial it down for more fragile performances, so it was only a matter of time before she landed a role that let her have it both ways. In Serge Bozon’s peculiar comedy “Mrs. Hyde,” she’s a beleaguered French schoolteacher who gets struck by lightning and taps into the much more powerful, vindictive side of her personality lurking beneath the surface.
It’s a fascinating role in an uneven but frequently insightful movie riddled with amusing asides and enigmatic developments, partly because Huppert doesn’t undergo a radical transformation. Instead, she subtly finds herself at war with her inner confidence, and it’s often hard to tell which side has the upper hand.
Read More:‘Tomorrow and Thereafter’ Review: A Family Drama That’s Almost Powerful But Even More Disappointing — Locarno 2017
“Mrs. Hyde” has been »
- Eric Kohn
When it hits theaters in 2019, “Captain Marvel” will become the first Marvel movie centered around a female superhero. Brie Larson has the distinction of leading the upcoming film, which was teased at Comic-Con with new concept art yesterday — as well as the revelation that it will take place in the ‘90s, well before any other chapter in the ongoing Marvel mythos.
It will also pit Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers) against the Skrulls, a race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters most familiar to comic-book fans for their appearances opposite the Fantastic Four. Helping the superheroine in that task will be Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who at this point will still have the use of both eyes — and thus no need for his signature eyepatch.
- Michael Nordine
Addiction has long been one of Hollywood’s favorite muses. It makes for empowering, emotionally charged films about one of life’s most trying personal battles. Of course, the success and believability of these sorts of movies vary wildly: for every “Half Nelson” and “Trainspotting” there’s a “Thanks For Sharing” or “Flight” (which was fuelled by a fine performance, but in the end was little more than histrionics).
Continue reading ‘To The Bone’ Works Hard To Do Justice To The Realities Of Anorexia [Review] at The Playlist. »
- Gary Garrison
Author: Jon Lyus
With the world and its dog lining up to enjoy Spider-Man’s spirited homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems Marvel are looking forward to the arrival of another new hero: Captain Marvel. Following her dalliance on Skull Island, Brie Larson will step into the suit for the film, which is due to be released on the 7th of March, 2019. Today we have news that one of old guard of the Avengers collective looks likely to join her – Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
Deadline appear to confirm the rumours which have been filling the nooks and crannies of the internet’s rumour mill for some time. It’s a fine time to reintroduce one of the most recognisable faces in the long-running film series. Fury has been absent from the big screen since his Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, having had a rough »
- Jon Lyus
Nearly a decade ago the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with Iron Man. We didn’t know it at the time; we had no idea what we were in for until the credits wrapped up. At that point Samuel L. Jackson walked out of the shadows and introduced himself as Nick Fury, and he wanted us to know about the Avengers Initiative. Since then Jackson has appeared in 7 more films as the character. And it looks like he’s about to be back in action again.
First rumored by Omega Underground, it now it looks like along with Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers 4, Jackson will be putting the patch on to join Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. Marvel’s first female centered superhero film in the McU. Larson was announced as the titular hero back at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. Soon thereafter Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, »
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A couple days ago, we reported a rumor from Omega Underground’s Christopher M, who stated that Samuel L. Jackson would be reprising his role as the fan favorite Nick Fury in next year’s standalone Captain Marvel flick. This would mark the first time we’ve seen the eye-patched former director of Shield since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (assuming he doesn’t show up in Avengers: Infinity War). That would mean, when all said and done, it will have been nearly four years since Jackson taken on the moniker of Nick Fury. But is it true?
It sounds like it may very well be. According to Deadline, Jackson will indeed be in Captain Marvel. However, while the original report stated that Jackson would be “co-starring” (which implies a bigger role), Deadline only states that Jackson will be “making an appearance.” That doesn’t really help us a whole lot, »
- Joseph Medina
Happy Canada Day! Saturday marks a special one; Canada celebrates its 150th birthday! And the last few decades has produced some seriously hot Canadian celebs, such as Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds...the list goes on. Gosling's big break in the United States came in the '90s, when he starred in starred in The All New Mickey Mouse Club. He later went on to appear on the Canadian teen series Breaker High and played the title character in Young Hercules before moving onto big films like Remember the Titans and his breakout projects, The Notebook and Half Nelson, the latter of which earned him his first Oscar nomination. Last year, he was nominated for his »
Another weekend, another blockbuster Marvel opening at the box office. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the latest episode in the company's cosmic-mercenaries saga, predictably crushed the competition, grossing an estimated $425 million globally and perpetuating the studio's multiplex dominance. If you're looking for a secret to the company's success, we'll direct you to a 2014 comment from GotG director James Gunn. "I made a decision early on that I wanted it to be a hundred percent a James Gunn movie and a hundred percent a Marvel movie," he said after the first film's release. »
Mark your calendars: release dates for the Charlize Theron-toplined “Tully” and the Brie Larson-starrer “The Glass Castle” have been announced. Variety writes that “Glass Castle,” an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, will hit theaters August 11. “Tully,” Theron’s second collaboration with writing-directing team Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman, will bow April 20, 2018, Deadline reports.
Shot in West Virginia, “The Glass Castle” revolves around the dysfunctional Walls family as they face poverty, addiction, mental health issues, and skirmishes with the law. Larson portrays Jeannette Walls as an adult, while Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson (“Hunger Games” franchise) play her parents, Rose Mary and Rex. “Glass Castle” also stars Sarah Snook (“The Dressmaker”), Ella Anderson (“The Boss”), and Max Greenfield (“New Girl”).
The comedic drama sees Larson reuniting with her “Short Term 12” director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who wrote the script with Andrew Lanham. IMDb also lists “UnREAL’s” Marti Noxon as a screenwriter. Noxon wrote a previous draft of the script when Jennifer Lawrence was attached to the project, but it’s unclear how much of a role Noxon played once Lanham came on board.
Lionsgate will release “The Glass Castle” on August 11, a weekend that in recent years has been dominated by Meryl Streep. Films like “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Ricki and the Flash,” “The Giver,” “Hope Springs,” and “Julie & Julia” all had early August openings, and Streep eventually received Oscar nods for “Florence” and “Julie & Julia.” An August 11 premiere could mean good things for Larson come awards season.
Meanwhile, “Tully” centers on Marlo (Theron), a mother of three, and her night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis, “Halt and Catch Fire”). “Hesitant to the extravagance at first,” Deadline details, “Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny.”
Theron last collaborated with “Tully” screenwriter Cody and director Reitman on 2011’s “Young Adult,” a dark comedy about an emotionally-stunted woman in her 30s (Theron) who decides to win back her high school sweetheart.
You can next catch Theron in “Atomic Blonde,” in theaters July 28. The Oscar winner plays Lorraine Broughton, an undercover MI6 agent working in Berlin during the Cold War. The action-thriller is based on “The Coldest City,” a graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart.
Larson can currently be seen in theaters in the action pics “Free Fire” and “Kong: Skull Island.” The “Room” actress’ directorial debut, “Unicorn Store” is currently in post-production, but a release date hasn’t been announced just yet. The Oscar winner will star as Carol Danvers in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,”which will be helmed by “Half Nelson’s” Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Charlize Theron’s “Tully” and Brie Larson’s “The Glass Castle” Receive Release Dates was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Captain Marvel will be Marvel Studios' first big-screen, solo outing for a female superhero, seeing release between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, on March 8, 2019. The popular character will be played by Brie Larson, who this year appeared in both Kong: Skull Island and Free Fire. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously stated that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so her role in Avengers 4 and the overall McU going forward will be an incredibly important one.
Marvel Studios recently hired Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to direct Captain Marvel. The pair have never directed a blockbuster, but are best known for their films Half Nelson and It's Kind of a Funny Story. They've also helmed TV episodes of Looking and The Affair. So why did Feige choose this pair to direct such an important film for the studio? Feige discussed the »
- Nick Doll
The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t invent the post-credits scene, but the super-powered superhero franchise has taken the concept to wild new ends, using them — and there always seem to be plenty of them — to hint at storylines to come, introduce new characters and have a little fun while doing it.
James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” goes all in on post-credits scenes, and boasts not just one, not even three, but five extra scenes that add both fun and a generous dose of groundwork-laying to the expanding franchise. Here’s what you can expect to see after the credits roll (and some hints as to what it could mean for the series).
(Spoilers ahead for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”)
1. Kraglin Gets a New Toy
- Kate Erbland
We revealed yesterday that Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck had officially been hired by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel for 2019, and now Kevin Feige has spoken out on the press tour for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 as to why they are the perfect fit for the high-profile superhero movie.
Feige spoke with Fandango (via The Playlist) about the journey in finding the right people to direct, and why Boden and Fleck are perfect.
“We met with lots and lots of people as we always do, and had multiple meetings, and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey.”
“We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn’t get lost amongst the spectacle. And there’s going to be a lot of spectacle in the Captain Marvel film. »
- Paul Heath
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arriving in theaters on May 5, the cast and filmmakers are currently making the press rounds, including Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. Fandango had a chance to chat with Feige no more than 24 hours after it was announced that Marvel had finally found its director(s) for Brie Larson's upcoming Captain Marvel movie, due out in theaters on March 8, 2019. So what was it about the Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind directors that sold Feige and his team...
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The filmmaking due of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have reportedly been line-up to direct Marvel Studios’ planned Captain Marvel movie. The film has a release date set for the spring of 2019 and Brie Larson has already been set to the play the title character. More on the Captain Marvel movie directors below.
Boden and Fleck are responsible for the likes of Half Nelson and It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and have also directed a couple of episodes of the TV dramas The Affair, The Big C and Billions with Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti. As choices go, this is a big tick in our honest opinion for the Captain Marvel – able filmmakers with an incredible indie sensibility.
The character of Captain Marvel is also known as Carol Danvers, whose powers include flight, enhanced strength, durability and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands. »
- Paul Heath
While I remain skeptical about Marvel Studios commitment to their female heroes, they took a small step forward in making Captain Marvel a reality by signing directors to the project. That's right, directors, as in plural. The writer/director duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck won the gig. They're not doing the screenplay this time (which is new for them) but still co-directing. They debuted with the searing Half Nelson for which Ryan Gosling earned a well deserved Best Actor nomination. Their subsequent films (Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story, and Mississippi Grind) weren't quite as acclaimed but were respectable outings. They've recently been directing performance-centric shows like Looking, Billions and The Affair.
What does this mean for the film? Well it bodes well for the acting (not that Brie Larson needs a lot of help there) since they always do right by the talent but we hope »
- NATHANIEL R
Not five hours ago, we reported on Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed letting slip that Marvel Studios had locked down a director for their upcoming female-centric superhero film, Captain Marvel.
For years now, we’ve known that Captain Marvel would be showing up in 2019, but one mystery that eluded us was that almighty director. Of course, given the sheer number of films on their Phase 3 slate, there was no way they’d have anyone in mind to direct back when they first announced it. As one of the last films on this slate, they had a ton of other films to get through first. However, being that it’s 2017, there was no mistaking that now was around the time they’d need to have someone locked down.
Now, thanks to Variety, we officially know who it is. According to the outlet, we’re not getting one, but Two directors for Captain Marvel. »
- Joseph Medina
Yesterday Ant-Man helmer Peyton Reed revealed that Marvel had found its director for the Brie Larson-headlined Captain Marvel movie, and now Variety has revealed that we’ll have not one but two people behind the camera, with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) set to direct the studio’s first female-led superhero movie.
According to the site, Marvel wanted to make sure that the script from Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) was on track before enlisting a director. Studio execs apparently met with multiple candidates, but were impressed by the vision of Boden and Fleck, whose other directorial credits include Half Nelson and episodes of The Affair and Billions.
- Gary Collinson
We finally know who’s going to helm “Captain Marvel.” After months of speculation and rumors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been announced as the directors of the highly anticipated Marvel project starring Oscar winner Brie Larson. Variety broke the news.
Best known for writing and directing critically acclaimed indies “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson,” Boden and Fleck have been collaborating for over a decade. The biggest production budget they’ve worked with is probably $8 million for 2010’s “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” and “Captain Marvel’s” budget is sure to exceed $100 million, so this is a big step up for the twosome. The married couple has historically gravitated towards intimate character-driven dramas, so it will be very interesting to see their take on a special effects-laden blockbuster.
“Marvel made it clear they wanted a female guiding the ship on this film’s voyage,” Variety writes. Last summer, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the shortlist of directors being considered for the gig: Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”), Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), and Lorene Scafaria (“The Meddler”).
We like to think Larson played a part in ensuring “Captain Marvel” has a woman at its helm. The “Room” actress was recently asked how she thinks that depictions of female characters can improve, and she emphasized the need to focus on who works behind the scenes. Larson observed, “I think the best place to start would be more female film directors.”
According to Variety, Marvel “met with multiple contenders for the directing job, and sources say that [they] not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough, but that the script was in the right shape before signing a director.” Boden and Fleck reportedly impressed Marvel “with their vision for the heroine.”
Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) are currently penning “Captain Marvel’s” script, “which follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.”
When we asked Boden her advice for other female directors, she said, “I guess the first thing that comes to mind would go for any director, which is to try to be yourselves as directors — whether you’re in the room with a potential financier or on set with your actors.” The two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee continued, “Sometimes there can be the tendency to imagine the qualities that a director is supposed to possess and try to act in the way that perfect director would act, but I always find people respond to me best when I put away those ideas of who I should be and start embracing who I am, complete with all my strengths as well as my vulnerabilities.”
“Captain Marvel” is expected to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to Direct “Captain Marvel” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
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