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I have been trying to think up a comparable actor for Colin Firth and I’m pretty much coming up with two parts Michael Caine and one part Alec Guinness. Caine and Guinness were so often the anti-James Bonds – Caine as the be-spectacled and put-upon Harry Palmer and Guinness as George Smiley. That seems to be what Firth is going for too, at least since he appeared in the crazy amazing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy adaptation as the charming and nefarious Bill Haydon. Now Colin Firth will be spying for Britain once again in the adaptation of Charles Cummings’ novel A Foreign Country.
A Foreign Country follows a disgraced Secret Service man searching for the missing chief of MI6, leading him eventually to France and, of course, massive conspiracies. Firth already has plenty of experience ousting conspiracies since his turn in Tinker Tailor and I can totally see him as »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Not content with signing for Matthew Vaughn's “The Secret Service” (guess what it's about), Colin Firth has just been cast in another spy flick, “A Foreign Country”, based on Charles Cumming's so-named novel and produced by Silver Reel and Raindog (who are also behind another of Firth's upcoming pictures, “The Railway Man”). Handily, Raindog is Firth's own company, run with former Sony exec Ged Doherty. So that probably explains how he got the part... This is all coming off the back of Firth's turn as one part of an astonishing ensemble in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, Tomas Alfredson's elegant and absorbing version of the John Le Carre novel. “A Foreign Country” offers a lot of similar elements: an agent returning to British intelligence for the spying equivalent of a heist movie's “one last job”, the rooting out of a conspiracy within the service itself, a Mediterranean episode (Tunisia and Egypt, »
- Ben Brock
Bryan Singer delivered a new image from X-Men: Days of Future Past earlier this week featuring Hugh Jackman's Wolverine alongside Nicholas Hoult's Beast, and now director James Mangold has taken to Twitter himself to remind us that Jackman has another solo outing arriving prior to next year's mutant ensemble by releasing four new behind-the-scenes images from July's The Wolverine....
"Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality."
The Wolverine is set for release on July 26th, »
- Flickering Myth
With Star Trek Into Darkness debuting in North America in less than a week, most of you will soon be finding out the plot twists and turns that have been shrouded in secrecy for the last several months. Some of you will be pleased and some will be disappointed but everyone will soon learn the name Benedict Cumberbatch. For a while now, only those familiar with BBC's Sherlock and the films Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, and a handful of others knew of the high caliber acting talent »
- Alex Maidy
Ah, yes, the trials and tribulations of interviewing an actor about the role he's playing when that actor can't really talk about said role. Or, as Benedict Cumberbatch jokes about his notoriously secretive "Star Trek Into Darkness" director, J.J. Abrams, "He's right here now with a gun pointed to my head." (At least I think he's kidding.)
As you probably know by now, the identity of Cumberbatch's "Star Trek Into Darkness" character -- a character that causes much havoc for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, while his motivations remain unclear -- has been purposely shrouded in mystery. You probably also know that rumors persist that Cumberbatch is reprising a quite popular villain from a prior "Star Trek" film. (And if you don't know already, a quick check of IMDb will fill you in.)
We caught up with Cumberbatch -- the British thespian best known, until now, for »
- Mike Ryan
DVD Release Date: Aug. 6, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
Created by Greg Berlanti (TV’s Brothers & Sisters), the TV show follows Weaver’s Elaine Barrish Hammond, the former First Lady and current Secretary of State.
With prize-winning journalist Susan Berg (Carla Cugino, Sucker Punch) digging into every corner of her life, Elaine tries to resolve international crises, strategize her own Presidential big, cope with her ex-husband’s (Ciaran Hinds, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) philandering and her twin sons’ struggles with drugs and guilt.
The two-dvd set also contains deleted scenes. »
Benedict Cumberbatch has done the geeky man everywhere a massive favour. On Graham Norton's show last week, if the differing distances travelled by adoring fans are anything to go by, he proved that a classy nerd, if dressed in the right gear and with the requisite amount of charisma, can instil more admiration than even your average Hollywood hunk, in this case, sidekick Chris Pine.
Cumberbatch has been sneaking around the A-list for a while, with his impressive turn as Stephen Hawking marking him out as long ago as 2004.
Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch Tells HuffPostUK His Only Fear...
To mark his official embrace by Tinseltown with his entry into the blockbuster hall of Hollywood villainy, we count the eight steps to stardom climbed by an actor who can seemingly do no wrong...
- The Huffington Post UK
But while Trek fever will have died down by autumn, Cumberbatch fever is unlikely to follow suit: he's got a spectacularly awards-baiting trio lined up with Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate, Steven McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave and Meryl Streep/George Clooney drama August: Osage County.
With that bright future in mind, Digital Spy takes a look back over Cumberbatch's five most memorable roles to date.
Cumberbatch earned his first BAFTA nomination for playing physicist Stephen Hawking in the BBC's bio-drama, which begins with Hawking's diagnosis with motor neurone disease at the age of 21 and follows him throughout his doctoral years at Cambridge. It's a remarkably physical performance from Cumberbatch, who tracks »
Last week we got our first look at Will Yun Lee's (Total Recall) Silver Samurai in action against Hugh Jackman's Logan in The Wolverine thanks to the arrival of the CinemaCon trailer for the upcoming X-Men solo sequel, and now director James Mangold has tweeted a new theatrical poster for the movie which adopts the same style as the first teaser poster and focuses on the Japanese antagonist. Judging by the sheer size of the Silver Samurai, it's surprising this isn't the IMAX poster...
"Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, »
- Flickering Myth
Paris — Studiocanal is joining forces with Disney Nordic to roll out the bigscreen adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s book “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” which has sold 5 million copies in 35 countries.
Disney Nordic will release the pic across Scandinavia Dec. 25, while TeleMunchen will distribute it in Germany and Austria, and Wild Bunch in Benelux.
Studiocanal will roll out the pic in France, the U.K. and Australia, and will rep it in the international market, kicking off sales at next week’s Cannes Film Market.
Swedish up-and-comer Felix Herngren, creator of hit comedy skein “Solsidan,” has assembled a cast of Swedish thesps, including Robert Gustafsson, Mia Skaringer and Johan Rheborg plus Blighty’s Alan Ford.
Described as “quirky and utterly unique” by Studiocanal, pic turns on a healthy centenarian who escapes his nursing home to embark on an unplanned journey, involving, among other surprises, a »
- Elsa Keslassy
In a surprising turn of events, Michael Caine has joined a Christopher Nolan film. After collaborating with the director on all three films of The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as the mind-bending Inception and the mystical The Prestige, Caine has joined Nolan's sci-fi pic Interstellar. This would be the sixth film on which the two have worked together, more than any of Nolan's other frequent collaborators. Now we'll just have to wait and see if Christian Bale or Cillian Murphy pop up to stay in the hunt. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Caine will be the latest addition to Interstellar, a sci-fi story conceived by Jonathan Nolan and rewritten by Christopher Nolan. Based on the scientific theory of Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne, Interstellar features “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Caine joins Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway »
- Dave Trumbore
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are getting some good company in Christopher Nolan's new movie, "Interstellar." According to new reports, Jessica Chastain is in talks to portray a "third lead" in the film.
Deadline doesn't know more about her role beyond the fact that "this is a great follow to her Oscar-nominated turn in 'Zero Dark Thirty.'" In fact, little is known about the movie in general, and its stars plan to keep it that way.
When MTV News spoke with McConaughey recently, he stayed mum about any and all things related to the film.
"Oh, I can tell you a little bit, but even that is sort of under lock and key. It really is," he said. "For whatever reason and most of them I understand, they choose to say 'That's our business and how we do it. We don't advertise it.' I spoke to [Nolan] months ago, »
- Terri Schwartz
Anticipation for ‘the next Christopher Nolan film’ is usually at fever pitch by the time casting news begins to roll in, but fans have even more cause to expect greatness on the back of Nolan’s lastest casting announcement.
Having already put pen to paper with man-of-the-moment Matthew McConaughey and recent Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, Deadline are now reporting that two-time Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain is set to join the cast as the film’s third lead.
A wealth of talent though this already is turning out to be, what’s even more interesting is that Nolan is yet to cast one of his ‘regulars’. One can only assume that Michael Caine will feature somewhere, but perhaps he’s been deemed too old for space/time travel? And perhaps Marion Cotillard’s last outing in a Nolan film was just too flat to warrant a recast in his next surefire hit? »
- Matthew Smith
Reports have Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in talks to star in Christopher Nolan's next film, Interstellar. This would make Chastain the third lead after Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) took roles just last month. The details of the sci-fi picture are, of course, being kept under wraps, but the story is based on Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne's scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Hit the jump for what else we know about Interstellar. Deadline reports that Chastain would play the third lead in Interstellar if a deal is made. Character details are zilch at the moment but the pic will feature “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Nolan recently re-wrote the script from brother Jonathan Nolan and the picture will be co-produced and distributed by both Paramount and Warner Bros. »
- Dave Trumbore
Earlier this week Warner Bros. decided to offer up a treat by making the WonderCon exclusive trailer for Pacific Rim available to all online, and now 20th Century Fox has followed suit by giving us a new look The Wolverine courtesy of the official CinemaCon trailer. Packed into its one minute running time is plenty of new footage, including a brief glimpse at Hugh Jackman's Logan going up against the (absolutely giant) Silver Samurai, played by Will Yun Lee (Total Recall)...
"Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but »
- Flickering Myth
In the new, 1976-set drama Berberian Sound Studio, the great British thesp Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hunger Games) plays a sound engineer who finds himself far out of his comfort zone after being hired by a notorious low-budget Italian horror studio (although, to be honest, I’m not sure there are any non-notorious, high-budget Italian horror studios).
This by-most-accounts memorably nightmarish tribute to the “giallo” genre from director Peter Strickland is theatrically released on June 14, when it will also be available on VOD and iTunes. But you can exclusively check out the film’s new poster below. »
- Clark Collis
The film is based upon Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted) and Dave Gibbons’ (Watchmen) comic of the same name and will be Vaughn’s second collaboration with Millar following their enormous success with 2010’s Kick Ass.
Oscar winner for The King’s Speech, Firth recently played a spy in 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Here he will play a veteran super-spy and James Bond-type named Uncle Jack who trains up his slacker nephew Gary to become his successor. The plot of the comic involves Jack and Gary investigating a series of celebrity kidnappings, among them Mark Hamill and Ridley Scott, though it’s unconfirmed yet whether either will actually appear in the movie. Vaughn and Miller certainly have suggested in the past they want Hamill to be involved.
Incidentally, Gary was originally »
- Noel Thorne
After the release of his elegant period spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which received critical raves and solid box office, it was a big question of what Tomas Alfredson would do next. The director, who made a splash with his Swedish vampire movie "Let the Right One In," had a number of potential projects on the docket (including a potential Smiley sequel), and has finally settled on one – an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved 1973 children's fantasy novel "The Brothers Lionheart." What's more – the film looks to be the most expensive Scandinavian film in history, and a holiday 2014 release date has been set. Sounds magical! Alfredson snapped up the rights to "The Brothers Lionsheart" last spring and tasked his "Let the Right One In" collaborator John Ajvide Lindqvist to adapt the classic book (Lindqvist wrote the novel and screenplay for "Let the Right One In"). The story, which concerns »
- Drew Taylor
Just over a month ago, we learned that Fox had picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Secret Service for Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) to direct after departing the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now it sounds like the project is making progress towards production as Latino Review has learned that Colin Firth will make a surprising foray into the action genre for the film which follows a veteran secret service agent training his punk nephew for the same job in the midst of celebrity kidnappings, the murder of an entire town and some sort of government secret involving Mount Everest. More below! Firth is a big name, but he's yet to venture into blockbuster action territory, opting for comedies and dramas from Love Actually to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Millar has described Secret Service as "James Bond meets My Fair Lady," which sounds »
- Ethan Anderton
As an actor, Colin Firth has proved remarkably resilient over his thirty-year career. After breaking through in 1984's "Another Country," a series of strong performances followed that never quite saw him become a huge star. But suddenly, 1995's TV version of "Pride & Prejudice" made him a heartthrob, and led to roles in Oscar-winners "The English Patient" and "Shakespeare In Love." Just as the roles started to dry up again, he played another seminal romantic lead in "Bridget Jones' Diary." And then, as his career seemed to creep into self-parody with the likes of "Mamma Mia" and "St. Trinian's," he got back-to-back Oscar nominations for "A Single Man" and "The King's Speech," winning for the latter. And it looks like another reinvention for Mr. Firth might be on the way. Aside from "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," his immediate post-Oscar roles, in "Gambit" and "Arthur Newman," have been disappointing, but he's »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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