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Michael Fassbender isn’t a name that many would associate with the comedy genre. The actor is best known for period dramas like 12 Years a Slave, A Dangerous Method and Jane Eyre, and even in more outlandish films (like X-Men: First Class) he tends to play fairly serious and straight-faced characters.
As the lead in Lenny Abrahamson’s offbeat indie comedy Frank, however, Fassbender’s face isn’t his face at all. The titular character is a strange but visionary musician called Frank, who wears a large papier-mâché head that he never takes off. Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) plays a young wannabe musician who joins Frank’s pop group and is taken under his wing in a very unconventional program of rehearsals and training.
The new trailer for Frank is pretty much the entire genre of indie movies crystallized ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Actor Michael Fassbender has seen his star rise significantly over the past few years, with a filmography that includes 12 Years a Slave, X-Men: First Class, Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds, and Prometheus. Many fans of the performer were intrigued to learn that his next role would be more comedic in nature, a genre he has yet to tackle. Titled Frank, the film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson, who works fro ma script by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Joining Fassbender onscreen are Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, and Scoot McNairy. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below. Sound on Sight was able to see this film at Sundance 2014, and our review can be read here.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
After becoming the third youngest actress to receive an Oscar Nomination for her debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis followed that role with a part in this year's Academy Award–winning 12 Years a Slave. Now, the young actress is ready to tackle a classic role in the upcoming remake of Annie.
The movie's first trailer reveals that it's still a hard knock life for Wallis' Annie, who escapes from the orphanage of Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) to live with the rich Daddy Warbucks — this time re-imagined as a politician named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). However, unlike the previous 1982 adaptation, this Annie is armed with modern updates on the 1977 musical's classic songs as well as new tracks written by Jay-z, who also served as one of the movie's producers.
- Ryan Gowland
We're still yet to get official confirmation from 20th Century Fox as to the cast (even though it seems all but assured at this point), but with The Fantastic Four gearing up to go into production this month, producer Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) has spoken briefly about the reboot to Empire, during which he made sure to distance it from Fox's previous Ff movies.
"It’s a total reboot. It’s got nothing to with the other bloody ones," said Vaughn, referring to Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis as Marvel's First Family. "It’s not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made of polystyrene. And it’s not a comedy."
Let's hope that they do stick with some of the source material, »
- Gary Collinson
• Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer attached to star as the scrappy Florida beach bum Travis McGee in the big-screen adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-by (the first in a 21-book series). Though it was being developed for DiCaprio, who earned an Academy nod for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, the actor decided to exit due to scheduling conflicts. Still, the project does seem to be moving forward for 20th Century Fox: It was just announced that Wolverine’s James Mangold is in negotiations to direct, and Mystic River’s Dennis Lehane penned the »
- Lindsey Bahr
Hugh Jackman is no stranger to the ways of Hollywood. After his 14-year tenure as Wolverine, he’s said that someone else playing the character is inevitable.
While on the set of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the actor told IGN, “Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part.”
Jackman has played the ageless mutant seven times.
“Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted,” he said. “To think that in a second version we’d have this cast and this director, and you guys don’t know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing.”
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- Nikara Johns
Could Hugh Jackman be done with his iconic Wolverine character after 14 years and 7 different movies? During IGN's visit to the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which hits theaters May 23, the actor revealed that it's "inevitable" another actor will eventually take over as Logan, though it isn't clear when this transition to a new Wolverine will take place, since producer Lauren Shuler Donner made it clear that she wants to keep working with the actor for as long as possible.
While he has a much bigger role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he is sent back to the past to prevent a war that could alter their future, Hugh Jackman only had a cameo appearance in X-Men: First Class, which is set in the 1960s. Since Wolverine doesn't exactly age, due to his healing abilities, it made sense to use him instead of another actor portraying Logan. »
With the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past this May, Hugh Jackman will have made seven appearances as Wolverine, and while talking to IGN, the star has discussed his time as the clawed hero, and whether he thinks Fox had given any consideration to recasting the role of Logan, particularly with a younger actor for 2011's X-Men: First Class:
"I’m sure they had the discussion. They didn’t mention it to me, obviously! Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don't take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we'd have this cast and this director, »
- Gary Collinson
Hugh Jackman has been discussing his uncertain future as everybody’s favourite adamantium-enhanced superhero, Wolverine. The actor (who has played the character for the past 14 years) has been pondering the day when he'll have to retire his much-loved sideburns. Talking to IGN (via Digital Spy), Jackman admitted that he believes that 20th Century Fox were considering casting a younger actor as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class. "I'm sure they had the discussion," he said. "They didn't mention it to me, obviously!” ...
- Keira Simpson
X-Men: First Class star joins Britpop comedy. After convincing everyone of his sweet, hapless innocence in About A Boy, Nicholas Hoult proved he could go dark with his stint in hit TV show Skins. After displaying heroics for Hollywood in a handful of blockbusters, including Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: First Class, he’s bringing back the anti-hero in the adaptation of John Niven’s novel about the music industry in the late 90s. »
There is a new Fantastic Four cast in town. And according to director Matthew Vaughn, they are nothing like the last. Taking on the producer role in Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four, the X-men: First Class and Kick Ass director spoke about the new film in this superhero franchise:
“It’s a total reboot that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It’s not a strechy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made of polystyrene. And it’s not a comedy.”
If anything, it seems that Mr Vaughn’s views on the previous two Fantastic Four films, starring Jessica Alba and Chris Evans, are pretty clear. And so are his aspirations for the new reboot. Let’s hope his dreams can become a reality. With a cast including Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. »
- Tina Baraga
Hugh Jackman has discussed the "inevitable" Wolverine recasting.
The actor admitted that he will have to give up the X-Men role sooner or later, saying that he believes 20th Century Fox considered casting a younger actor in the role for X-Men: First Class.
"I'm sure they had the discussion," he told IGN. "They didn't mention it to me, obviously!
"Look, that's inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times.
"Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don't take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we'd have this cast and this director, and you guys don't know the script, but I would say probably the »
Last year, when Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was filming in Montreal, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. For those not familiar with the story, the movie finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. The film also takes place in the distant future, so we’re going to see the original X-Men cast and what will happen if Wolverine fails. Trust me, Days of Future Past is a very cool storyline, and a perfect way to have the old and new cast in one film. During a break in filming, I participated in a group interview with producer Hutch Parker. He talked about how the project came together, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
“@turksworks: @XMenFilms @BryanSinger Many thanks for the retweet of my #XMen Dofp poster!" Honored man, it's beautiful!— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) March 2, 2014 The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future. X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender,, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page & Booboo Stewart. The film hits theaters May 23, 2014. »
Every year, the Oscars are watched by a whole lot of people. Many of those people are not pop-culture experts. They have a lot of questions about the Oscars. Sometimes, they type these questions into Google. According to the search engine's internal analytics, these were Sunday night's five most-searched Oscar questions. We've done you the pleasure of answering them. (You're welcome.) 5. How many times has Leonardo DiCaprio been nominated?Leo has been nominated as an actor four times: Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and for The Wolf of Wall Street. »
- Nate Jones
Vaughn says: "It's a total reboot that's for sure. It's got nothing to with the other bloody ones. It's not a stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made of polystyrene. And it's not a comedy."
- Garth Franklin
Actors are like people, they aren't getting any younger, which means playing immortal characters that don't really age can only be done for so long.
Actor Hugh Jackman knows this all too well, and expects that a recasting of his role as Wolverine is inevitable. Speaking with IGN on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," he was asked about whether there was ever a conversation during the making of the previous entry, "X-Men: First Class," to feature a young Logan played by a different actor. He says:
"I'm sure they had the discussion. They didn't mention it to me, obviously! [Laughs] Look, that's inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves.
But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, »
- Garth Franklin
When X-Men was released back in 2000, it sparked a wave of superhero films we’re still enjoying to this day. It seems only fitting then that 14 years later the X-Men franchise is still a staple of the summer blockbuster season with the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
At the center of Fox’s X-men series is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, a character the actor has played an unrivaled seven times. And out of those seven X-Men films, he didn’t have a crucial role in only one – X-Men: First Class (though he did appear in a very memorable cameo).Needless to say, Wolverine has been integral to the X-Men franchise and it’s almost impossible to imagine an actor other than Jackman in the ...
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- Sarah Moran
Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is set to begin shooting the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot next month. And now, producer Matthew Vaughn (director of "Kick-Ass" and "X-Men: First Class") tells Empire magazine how different this version is from the last two films, which Vaughn seems to really dislike. "It's a total reboot, that's for sure," he explained. "It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made from polystyrene. And it's not a comedy." The new movie stars Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. It's set to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015. »
Sneak Peek more images from the upcoming 3D feature "X-Men: Days of Future Past", based on the "X-Men" characters appearing in Marvel Comics and on the 1981 "Uncanny X-Men" storyline "Days of Future Past" by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator John Byrne.
The new film stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Bingbing Fan, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit and Lucas Till.
"...the 'X-Men' ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. »
- Michael Stevens
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