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Variety is reporting that Netflix has picked up The Angel, an upcoming spy thriller from director Ariel Vromen (The Iceman), which has been scripted by Vromen and David Arata (Children of Men) and is based upon Uri Bar-Joseph’s bestselling novel The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel.
The $12 million-budgeted film depicts “he true story of high-ranking Egyptian official Ashraf Marwan, who became a spy for Israel despite being the son-in-law of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and close adviser of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Marwan, who died in 2007 under mysterious circumstances in London, is perhaps the most famous spy in the history of the Middle East, and was regarded as a national hero in both Israel and Egypt.”
- Gary Collinson
Netflix has boarded “The Angel,” a $12-million spy thriller to be directed by Israeli helmer Ariel Vromen (“The Iceman”). The film is based on Uri Bar-Joseph’s bestselling novel “The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel.”
The Netflix Original will depict the true story of high-ranking Egyptian official Ashraf Marwan, who became a spy for Israel despite being the son-in-law of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and close adviser of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Marwan, who died in 2007 under mysterious circumstances in London, is perhaps the most famous spy in the history of the Middle East, and was regarded as a national hero in both Israel and Egypt.
“The Angel” begins shooting this month in London under cinematographer Terry Stacey (“Elvis & Nixon”). It will also shoot in the U.K., Bulgaria, and Morocco this summer.
- Elsa Keslassy
It is hard to disassociate actors from certain roles that they have played, but it is particularly hard to with actors who play superheroes. That is very much the case with Chris Evans, an actor whose social media presence and subsequent choice of roles since playing Captain America (bar his turn in The Iceman) seem designed to cultivate an earnest, good-natured man always trying to do the right thing, even if he’s not always wearing red, white and blue. That argument is certainly evident in his latest Indie-flick, Gifted, a film which positions Evans once again as a figure with a strong and noble moral compass. And it is as endearing as the man himself.
Evans plays Frank, a single boat repairman »
- Andrew Gaudion
The Mummy hits theatres June 9th and is the first monster movie of Universal’s new Monster Universe. This “shared universe” will include rebooted versions of original monster movies including Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Van Helsing, and the Invisible Man.
Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, Kingsman: The Secret Service) plays the title monster in The Mummy and from what we’ve seen in trailers we can’t imagine anyone else in the role. Universal has already cast Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein in upcoming remakes… but that still leaves plenty of monsters to be cast. So, we’ve taken the liberty of "fantasy casting" the remaining monsters with actors/actresses we think would be perfect for the roles. »
- Zachary Dent
His history of underperforming at the box office makes predicting a post-Marvel career tricky.
If the image of a bearded, flannel-clad Chris Evans playing a single uncle isn’t enough to lure throngs of women to the movies, I don’t know what will. In his latest film, Gifted, Evans plays Frank Adler, the aforementioned single uncle to a spunky six year-old gifted child, Mary (Mckenna Grace). Frank is caring for his niece after the unexpected death of his sister and he yearns for the child to have a normal and healthy life. After he sends Mary off on her first day of school, her teacher, Bonnie (Jenny Slate), notices the child’s remarkable abilities and alerts the school’s principal. Mary is offered a chance to attend a prestigious school for gifted children, which Frank promptly declines. This kicks off a custody battle between Frank and his estranged mother, Evelyn »
- Jamie Righetti
After the news that none other than Brad Pitt looked to be a casting option for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2, it has been said that Man of Steel (2013) actor Michael Shannon is now the frontrunner for the vied after role.
It has been said that whilst no official deal has been made, Fox Studios (the company behind the hugely successful first film) has been drawn towards Shannon’s casting.
Out of the many potential actors to fill the role, Shannon is probably one of the best people to do it. His role as Zod in the Superman film was actually really good, he could easily become a firm favourite in the comic book movie world.
I doubt it »
- Patrick Mclean
Here at Lrm we're kind of into Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds' sarcastic Merc with a Mouth jolted new life into the flagging superhero genre last year and anticipation for the sequel has grown exponentially over the last several months. The internet has been buzzing over the recent announcement of actress Zazie Beetz securing the role of mutant marksman Domino, but there's been far greater debate (and some crazy speculation) over who should portray the time-travelling super-soldier, Cable.
A list of plausible, potential actors has made the rounds, including Stranger Things' fearless sheriff David Harbour and Friday Night Lights alum Kyle Chandler; on the sligtly less-likely side, rumors include Brad Pitt, Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, WWE's Adam Copeland (Edge), and even Charlize Theron; and yet, here's not been a clear frontrunner for the part.
If you're unfamiliar with the character, Cable is the offspring of X-Men's Cyclops/Scott Summers »
- David Kozlowski
While no deal is yet in place, Shannon has been the top choice for about a week. Fox, the studio handling the film, had no comment on the news.
The debut date for Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool 2” is in a year’s time — March 2, 2018. “John Wick” director David Leitch came on board to direct “Deadpool 2” last fall after Tim Miller dropped out due to creative differences with Reynolds.
The superhero sequel also recently cast “Atlanta” breakout Zazie Beetz as mutant mercenary Domino. Fox had announced at CinemaCon in April that Reynolds would be back, as well as Miller. “Deadpool” gave Fox its biggest hit of 2016 after opening on Valentine’s Day to $782.6 million worldwide, supplanting “The Matrix Reloaded” to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history. »
- Dave McNary
First making his mark in our collective consciousness’ opposite Bill Murray in the cult classic Groundhog Day, over the past few years the supremely talented Michael Shannon is securing roles that showcase his range earning him much deserved recognition. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and his intense brooding style has gained him serious critical plaudits.
Speaking of the Oscars, with the AMPAS polls closing on Tuesday 21st, this is a great time to remind any voters out there why Michael Shannon is amazing. His powerful characters with mysterious, potentially dark depths, has served him very well in the last 12 months, with huge critical acclaim for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, he now stars in Frank & Lola, a modern film noir that looks at the nature of romantic obsession, violence, and all consuming passion..
As you can see from the trailer below, it’s going to be an intense one, »
- Amie Cranswick
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