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Guy Ritchie has finally decided on an actor to play King Arthur for his upcoming Warner Bros. film. Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam will tackle the legendary leader in what's rumored to be a six-film series. Looks like turning down that Fifty Shades of Grey role wasn't so bad after all huh?
Hunnam is in final negotiations for the role of King Arthur. There's also rumors that Idris Elba–who co-starred with Hunnam in his other Warner Bros. franchise, Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim–is in talks to play Merlin. Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla) is also being mentioned for the female lead.
It looks like this project is finally coming together for Ritchie. Warner Bros has tried a few »
- Laura Frances
Exclusive: Going into his seventh and final season as the prince of the motorcycle club in Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam will next have the opportunity to rise to king. Hunnam is director Guy Ritchie’s choice to play King Arthur in the epic Warner Bros project hatched by Joby Harold and intended to span six films. Harold wrote the first script and Akiva Goldsman is producing through Weed Road with Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse Pictures, and Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram. Hunnam is in final negotiations to play the man who pulls the sword from the stone.
If you ever doubted whether Hunnam made the right call passing on playing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey, well, this story then is mean to convince you he is in pretty good shape. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Michael Keaton is back, in a big way.
With his new film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on the 62-year-old actor’s kinetic, revelatory performance. Variety’s Peter Debruge called it the “comeback of the century” and other rave reviews have begun to trickle online. In a bit of meta casting, Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, an actor famous for once donning a superhero’s cape, now trying to revive his career on Broadway.
Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a true actor’s director; his last three films, “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful,” all saw actors nominated for Oscars. And Keaton seems certain to continue that trend. Though many names have been in the mix, at this point the only performance that seems like a lock for a nom has been Steve Carell for “Foxcatcher, »
- Jenelle Riley
Joel Kinnaman has inked with Wme for representation.
He continues to be managed by Shelly Browning of Magnolia and attorney Hansen Jacobson.
- Justin Kroll
Wme has signed The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, the agency said in a wide announcement. The Stockholm-bred thesp crossed over stateside as the street-tough Detective Holder on AMC’s cop show and starred in MGM and Sony’s RoboCop reboot earlier this year. The Killing was revived for a fourth season on Netflix this month. Kinnaman, previously with CAA, stars opposite Liam Neeson in WB’s 2015 crime actioner Run All Night and has Summit/Lionsgate’s Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace opening in April. The fast-ascending actor first broke out in his native Sweden thanks to roles in the Johan Falk film series and Daniel Espinosa’s Snabba Cash (Easy Money) trilogy. He also appeared in Espinosa’s English-language crime pic Safe House, Lola Versus, and David Fincher’s The Girl With THe Dragon Tattoo. Kinnaman continues to be repped by manager Shelley Browning at Magnolia and attorney Hansen Jacobson. »
- Jen Yamato
Gerard Butler stars as a satellite engineer who learns that the world's climate-control satellites are malfunctioning, forcing him to team up with his estranged brother (Jim Sturgess) to stop a man-made storm from destroying the Earth. While the engineer travels into space to fix the satellites, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States (Andy Garcia). Abbie Cornish will play a Secret Service agent who is also the brother's girlfriend, while Ed Harris is portraying the Secretary of State.
Dean Devlin is directing Geostorm from a script he originally wrote, which is now being worked on by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing alongside Dean Devlin »
“Twenty five years. Makes a girl think.” So said Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, and she was rarely wrong about anything, except maybe her taste in husbands. Cinematically, an awful lot can happen in 25 years and Hollywood as we know it today, emerged from seismic developments that took place a quarter of a century ago. 1989 was a game-changer; an absolutely pivotal year in the evolution of 21st century Hollywood. Chances are, whatever you watch at the multiplex this weekend will be genetically traceable to that dark, iPad-less, internetless, Jedwardless time. For those of us who are not going gentle into the dark night of their forties, the specific date of this Big Bang was August 11th 1989. That was the day that Batman finally opened in the UK.
I had never seen a line of people actually queuing around the block, except in vintage documentaries about Star Wars, but »
- Cai Ross
Joel Kinnaman, the Swedish actor best known for AMC’s The Killing, has left CAA, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The 34-year-old actor joined the agency in May 2013 after he and several other clients of manager Shelley Browning split with UTA. Browning clients Rosamund Pike and Noomi Rapace remain at CAA. Kinnaman gained a following in Hollywood for his work in The Killing, which recently streamed its fourth and final season on Netflix. But the movie that was to have been his breakthrough into the mainstream, Robocop, fizzled in the U.S. when it was released earlier this year.
- Borys Kit
We reported in March that both Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart were in talks to star, but Jamie Foxx was forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. The story centers on a hitman (Kevin Hart) who learns that his employer has sent a colleague known only as The Black Phantom (Samuel L. Jackson) to kill him. They end up forming a unique partnership together as they seek revenge.
Tim Story is directing from a screenplay by Dave Lease and Megan Hinds, which has been in development at Screen Gems since 2009 when the studio first picked up the script. This project will mark the first time that Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Hart will share the screen together. No production schedule was given.
Samuel L. Jackson most »
When the Wachowskis’ space epic Jupiter Ascending was taken off the summer calendar and slotted for next February, we had a feeling that the shift might mess up Warner Bros.’ previously laid plans for early 2015. Now, the studio has officially announced what it’s changing – the Liam Neeson actioner Run All Night has been moved from February 6th (when Jupiter will now open) to April 17th next year.
Even if effects work hadn’t caused Warner Bros. to delay Jupiter, it was possible Run All Night still would have ended up moving forward. After all, Fox is releasing Taken 3, also with Neeson, next January.
Run All Night will mark Neeson’s third collaboration with Unknown and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra. Brad Inglesby (Out of the Furnace) penned the script, which centers on an aging hitman (Neeson) who is forced to go up against his brutal, sadistic former employer (Ed Harris »
- Isaac Feldberg
After years of appearing in movies that were reasonable but didn’t capitalise on his immense talents, Michael Keaton looks to be making a triumphant return to leading man status in Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance.
Opening the Venice Film Festival, this twisted tale of a former superhero actor-turned-Broadway producer is directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Babel) and features Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton and the brilliant Andrea Riseborough.
Here’s the poster, that sees things looking up for Keaton, but perhaps not in the way he expected…
Though Iñárritu can’t quite resist a pretentious subtitle (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), this is likely to be a feature with »
- Steve Palace
Captain America: The Winter Soldier taps into current fears about surveillance and data-mining. Ryan looks at its subversive undertones...
Every generation carries with it a heavy payload of shared anxiety. A fear of nuclear annihilation permeated the Cold War era. The 1970s brought with it a distrust of leadership, as Richard Nixon's presidential authority crumbled in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
These collective preoccupations constantly find their way into the stories we share, not least in movies: Cold War paranoia manifested itself in 50s invasion science fiction; the distrust of the 1970s found its expression in such conspiracy thrillers as The Parallax View, The Marathon Man and Capricorn One.
For several years after the global financial crisis of 2008, a resentment towards banks, billionaires and corporate types became a common sight in movies. The comedy »
File this under "inevitable Internet gold": Huffington Post's Ben Craw and Oliver Noble have put together an impressive, mind-boggling supercut of every time Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherfucker" in a movie. That's exactly 171 motherfuckers from 27 different movies, uttered in under four minutes and presented in chronological order, from 1988's School Daze to this year's RoboCop.
Craw and Noble have also compiled a handy statistical breakdown of Jackson's cinematic swearing, with his top three "motherfuck »
How many times as Samuel L. Jackson said "mother f*cker" in filmc According to The Huffington Post and this following supercut, 171 times in 27 different movies. Here's the breakdownd: School Daze (1988): 1 motherf*cker Jungle Fever (1991): 7 motherf*ckers Strictly Business (1991): 1 mother- what Menace II Society (1993): 5 motherf*ckers True Romance (1993): 4 motherf*ckers Fresh (1994): 1 motherf*cker Pulp Fiction (1994): 26 motherf*ckers Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995): 7 motherf*ckers Hard Eight (1996): 1 motherf*cker The Great White Hype (1996): 2 motherf*ckers The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996): 3 motherf*ckers Jackie Brown (1997): 37 motherf*ckers The Negotiator (1998): 2 motherf*ckers Rules of Engagement (2000): 5 motherf*ckers Shaft (2000): 13 motherf*ckers Formula 51 (2001): 6 motherf*ckers Basic (2003): 2 motherf*ckers In My Country (2004): 1 you mother- choke move Freedomland (2006): 1 motherf*cker, 1 brotherf*cker Snakes on a Plane 3 motherf*ckers Black Snake Moan (2006): 6 motherf*ckers Soul Men (2008): 24 motherf »
- Brad Brevet
Ahead of the August 1st premiere of the fourth and final season of The Killing, Netflix has released a preview clip and two new posters from the series to accompany the previously released previously released trailer. The Seattle-based crime drama centers on homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephan Holder, played respectively by Mireille Enos (World War Z) and Joel Kinnaman (the RoboCop reboot).
The video picks up directly after the events of season 3’s finale. A panicked Linden hurriedly sheds her pants and trademark sweater before stepping into a shower and letting blood and mud wash from her body and down the drain. After scrubbing the bathroom with bleach and packing the incriminating articles in a Hefty bag, the beleaguered detective burns them in a trashcan.
And then Holder arrives and says: “We’ve just ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Killing’ Season 4 Preview Clip & Posters Revealed
- B.C. Edwards
A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
We need a bigger word than humanist.
That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »
- MaryAnn Johanson
While most people are waiting to see how the apes are portrayed and presented in Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – the human beings in the tale are equally as intriguing, and none more so than Gary Oldman’s Dreyfus. Blurring the line between a hero and a villain, we had the opportunity to sit down with esteemed British actor, to discuss his own perceptions of the role.
Oldman also tells us about working with performance capture, and whether he is able to suspend his disbelief accordingly – and the weight of expectation that comes with such big, cinematic franchises – as an actor who is no stranger to this level of pressure, having also appeared in Harry Potter, Batman and most recently, Robocop.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is released on July 17th – read our five star review of the movie here.
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- Stefan Pape
Today we have two international trailers for the upcoming "Rio, I Love You" anthology film, comprised of segments directed by different helmers. Check out the trailers below. Some of the directors include Vicente Amorim (Crossface), Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age), Jose Padilha (RoboCop), John Turturro (Fading Gigolo), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel). The new movie stars Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer and Harvey Keitel. It's set to hit theaters in Brazil on September 11th. No word on when we'll see it in Us. Trailer 1: Trailer 2: »
Following World Cup fever, Brazil is poised to get even more attention, at least internationally, with the romantic anthology Rio, I Love You, inspired by the previous projects Paris, je t'aime and New York, I Love You. As one would expect, two trailers showcase a charming collection of short stories, all set in some gorgeous and interesting locales in the South American setting, and it looks much better than the animated film which shares its title with the city as well. Directors like Fernando Meirelles (City of God), John Turturro (Fading Gigolo) and Jose Padilha (RoboCop) all directed segments, and it looks wonderful. Here's two international trailers for the anthology Rio, I Love You from YouTube (via The Film Stage): Rio, I Love You is an anthology of short stories following in the same footsteps as New York, I Love You and Paris, je t'aime. The film features shorts »
- Ethan Anderton
Wow, if this were another kind of website, that headline would have made one juicy piece of celebrity gossip. No, The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy is not having a 44th child with Prometheus‘ Noomi Rapace. The two are, however, starring in Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, about a Russian secret police officer framed for treason in 1950.
The officer, played by Hardy, is sent to a remote outpost, where he uncovers a series of muders tied to a government conspiracy. The film also stars Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing), Gary Oldman and his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes co-star Jason Clarke, and Black Swan‘s Vincet Cassel.
According to Deadline, the film has been given an April 17, 2015 release date from 20th Century Fox. For those keeping track at home, that places it two weeks after Fast & Furious 7 and the same day as Paul Blart Mall »
- James Garcia
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