4 items from 2014
A bitterly funny pas de trois character dramedy performed by three compulsively watchable actors. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
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Kevin Kline’s “old lady” is not what you might perhaps be expecting. He’s a New Yorker who comes to Paris to check out the apartment his recently deceased French father has left him only to discover that Maggie Smith is living there. Turns out his dad got the place on the cheap many years earlier thanks to a peculiar quirk of Parisian real estate: the purchase was such a bargain because it was a viager, which entitles the former owner to continue living in the property and get paid a sort of reverse-mortgage by the new owner until the seller dies. Well, it’s »
- MaryAnn Johanson
London — Goldcrest Films has acquired all international rights to the true-life adventure “Against the Sun.” Pic is toplined by Tom Felton, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” pics, as well as playing in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Fangs of War.”
“Against the Sun” tells the true-life story of three U.S. navy airmen who battle for survival after their torpedo bomber crash lands in the South Pacific six weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The film, which also stars Garret Dillahunt (“12 Years a Slave,” “Looper,” Fox hit comedy “Raising Hope”) and Jake Abel (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), will have its market premiere at the American Film Market this November, and is due for release in the U.S. in late January 2015.
- Leo Barraclough
British actor Toby Kebbell has begun negotiations to play the antagonist Doctor Doom in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot at 20th Century Fox.
Kebbell beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Domhnall Gleeson for the role in the Josh Trank-directed film which stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the famed super-powered quartet.
The actor has had countless supporting roles in many major Hollywood films in recent years including "War Horse," "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," "Wrath of the Titans," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Rocknrolla," "The Counselor," "The Conspirator"
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The first casting announcements for Robert Kirkman’s Air have been released today with Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou signing on the dotted line. Air tells the story of two custodians (Reedus and Hounsou) who struggle to hold onto their sanity living in an underground bunker with cryogenically frozen people meant to re-populate society
Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ will know all about Robert Kirkman; he’s the mastermind behind the AMC dramatic thriller that seems to leave fans breathless after every episode. Seems he is keeping things in ‘The Walking Dead’ family as Reedus has been playing the role of Daryl Dixon in the hit show since 2010. The actor has also held small roles in Robert Redford’s The Conspirator and horror Pandorum alongside Dennis Quaid but it is his role in Twd that has put him into the limelight.
- Victoria Bull
4 items from 2014