8 items from 2015
Thanks to Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, the status of “definitive farce detailing William Shakespeare’s origin” seemed forever locked. That might change though, with the release of a more intentionally amusing biopic, entitled Bill, this September.
Check out the trailer below.
Bill follows a young William Shakespeare adrift in the world. Trying and failing at a number of professions, Bill arbitrarily takes a stab at writing, but not everybody buys into his new literary vocation, as it leads him down a road peppered with spies, romance and high-ranking assassination plots.
Bill stars Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans) as The Bard, with support coming courtesy of comedy stalwarts Simon Farnaby (Your Highness), Rufus Jones (Holy Flying Circus) and Jim Howick (Peep Show). If you’re halfway familiar with the last decade of British comedy, you’ll definitely spot a face or two you know.
The trailer has a quintessentially British feel, »
- Daniel Kelly
Before he went back to monument destroying aliens with Independence Day: Resurgence, director Roland Emmerich went behind the camera for Stonewall, which tells the story of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which took place outside The Stonewall Inn in New York, a famous gathering place for gay and transgender individuals, after it was raided by police. This event led to the Lgbt community’s decades long fight for equality. While he may be better known for blowing stuff up, Emmerich has shown he is a dab hand at drama with Anonymous, and he seems to be giving the heavy subject matter the justice it deserves. Released: September 25th Synopsis: Stonewall is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Roland Emmerich isn't always destroying the world in films such as 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and the upcoming sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence. No, every now and then he brings us something along the lines of The Patriot and Anonymous and with Stonewall it seems he's toning it down even a little more. Set to have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before hitting theaters on Sept 25, Stonewall is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement. The film's cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman, Joey King and Karl Glusman. I've included both the first trailer and poster below, check 'em out and leave your thoughts in the comments below. sb id="1549239" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Being an in-demand name naturally means he has a few irons in the fire, the hottest of which is Stonewall, director Roland Emmerich‘s dramatization of the famous riots that had a profound impact on the way the gay community were perceived in the late Sixties.
It’s a project that’s clearly close to Jeremy’s heart and he gave us his views toward the tail end of our interview:
Thn: What have you got coming up next?
Without generalizing, that sounds like quite an unusual subject matter for Roland Emmerich. I guess he »
- Steve Palace
I'm a fan of the Underworld franchise, though not Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which starred Rhona Mitra rather than franchise centerpiece Kate Beckinsale, though Beckinsale returned for 2012's Underworld Awakening, which wasn't half-bad, and now we learn she's coming on for one more as a fifth film has just been greenlit. Titled Underworld: Next Generation, Beckinsale will return as the werewolf hunting vampire Selene with Anna Foerster set to direct. Foerster is best known as Roland Emmerich's cinematographer on the likes of Anonymous and White House Down and is also attached to direct Source Code 2, though I'm not holding my breath for that film's release. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter that also says Insurgent star Theo James, who appeared briefly as fellow vampire David in Awakening, will reprise his role though James was asked about the possibility of returning earlier this year and told Digital Spy, »
- Brad Brevet
Kate Beckinsale is returning to the hit horror franchise that she helped create. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Beckinsale has joined the cast of the fifth Underworld movie (as her character Selene), which is being directed by Anna Foerster, a former Director of Photography who has worked on projects like White House Down and Anonymous.
No further details were available. »
- Paul Heath
Apparently the first look at the upcoming Point Break remake from director Ericson Core was shown during CinemaCon down in Las Vegas yesterday and with that comes the first looks at Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the film playing FBI agent Johnny Utah and extreme sports enthusiast and criminal Bodhi respectively. The duo are playing roles made popular by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, and for many this remake is completely unnecessary, but it's set to arrive on December 25 nonetheless. One week after Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is to say... we'll see how this turns out. This updated version will follow a similar premise as the first as a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string »
- Brad Brevet
Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.
Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.
Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Jess needs extra time. She is facing »
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8 items from 2015
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