3 items from 2014
• Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) is in early talks to join the cast of Disney’s Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. James Bobin (The Muppets) will direct, with Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) and Mia Wasikowska (Stoker) reprising their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively. Details of the plot are being kept secret, with filming expected to begin toward the end of the year with a May 27, 2016, release date. [Variety]
- Jake Perlman
An intimate woman’s drama, laced by moments of comedy, “Ma ma” turns on Magda, a woman who reacts valiantly to tragedy, digging deep into her interior. “She and those in her intimate circle will live unsuspected scenes of humor and of delicate happiness,” a press release announced Tuesday.
Though Medem is now based out of Los Angeles, “Ma ma” will shoot entirely in Spain in Spanish this spring. It will co-star Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) and Asier Exteandia (“Broken Embraces”). Medem will co-produce. Madrid-based Morena Films, one of Spain’s still active significant production houses that has recently opened L.A. offices, will associate produce. Alvaro Longoria, producer of Medem’s “Room in Rome,” will produce out of Spain. »
- John Hopewell
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 11, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher) is part of an ensemble cast. She plays Malkina, the manipulative girlfriend of drug kingpin Reiner (Javier Bardem, Skyfall). Reiner is behind a big new deal that has attracted the involvement of his lawyer (Michael Fassbender, Shame), the titular Counselor.
Meanwhile, the Counselor sees the potential new big paycheck he’s expecting as the opportunity to step things up with his girlfriend (Penelope Cruz, Broken Embraces). But when things go bad, the Counselor finds himself at risk of losing everything.
3 items from 2014