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A new trailer for Zona Hostil (aka Rescue Under Fire) is a reminder that not all military heroes come from Hollywood. Heading for release in its native Spain on March 10, Zona Hostil is based on events that took place in Afghanistan in August 2012, revolving around military personnel in need of rescue during a time of warfare. Ariadna Gil stars as a medical officer with the Spanish army; she arrives by helicopter and then becomes trapped in a very bad situation. Raul Merida, Robert Alamo, and Antonio Garrido also star. Adolfo Martinez Perez directed. He's worked as a storyboard artist on Hollywood productions such as The Jungle Book and Oblivion; this is his feature debut and the action looks striking and very fierce. No...
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Yesterday, we reported that Will Smith is being eyed for the lead role in Disney's live-action Dumbo adaptation, which Tim Burton is set to direct. It seems that is not the only role the studio is trying to cast, with a new report revealing Tom Hanks has been offered the villain character, although it is not immediately clear if he will take the part. The report claims that he may also take a role in the World War II drama The Grey Hound, but it doesn't seem that the actor has made up his mind quite yet.
Variety reports that Will Smith will play the father of the children who become friends with the elephant after seeing him at the circus. This report also reveals that, if Will Smith does take this project, it will likely have a "significant impact" on his long-awaited Sony Pictures sequel Bad Boys For Life. »
Sources tell Variety that a deal is far from closed, but if Smith were to take the role, it will likely have a significant effect on the future of the upcoming “Bad Boys” sequel, “Bad Boys for Life.” Sources indicate that both films would shoot at the same time. If Smith is leaning toward “Dumbo,” the start date for “Bad Boys 3” would be pushed back or the film could be shelved entirely.
If a deal closes, Smith would play the father of the children who develop a friendship with the lovable elephant after seeing him at the circus. Insiders also indicate that Tom Hanks has been offered a role as the villain. He may, however, choose instead to star in the World War II drama “The Grey Hound.”
- Justin Kroll
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