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A biopic about Freddie Mercury has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010, when it was revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen would portray the Queen singer. However, Baron Cohen dropped out of the film in the summer of 2013, and in March 2014, the director hired to helm the biopic also departed the gestating project. Since then, the Mercury film has sat in stasis, but on Wednesday, Gk Films announced that they had hired a new screenwriter to kickstart the movie, Deadline reports.
Almost a month ago, Louis Letterier’s (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) spy actioner The Brothers Grimsby debuted its first teaser trailer, and it was one starved of any form of memorable or original comedy.
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong as two wildly different siblings, Letterier’s feature failed to win over many fans based on its first impression, with Cohen playing a dimwitted character that will be overly familiar to supporters of the actor’s previous work – specifically Bruno, Borat, and The Dictator. But even at that, Cohen’s unofficial trilogy of lunacy contained redeeming features such as the mockumentary style of filmmaking. Going off two very similar teaser trailers, the same can’t be said for The Brothers Grimsby at this stage.
Opening with a fast-paced sizzle reel of Strong’s gruff British secret agent in action, here, we’re given a peak into »
- Michael Briers
Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career of playing dimwitted sorts, with "Bruno," "Borat," and "The Dictator" making for an unofficial trilogy of idiocy. But all of those movies, to varying degrees, also served sly commentary and substance beneath the laughs. As for "The Brothers Grimsby," thus far it seems to double down on the dumb, without bringing much else to the table. A new green band trailer for the movie has landed, and while the opening, featuring super agent Mark Strong kicking ass is much of the same, we get a new scene tagged on the end. This time around, instead of having sex with this girlfriend in a mattress store, Cohen's soccer hooligan reveals an over-enthusiastic tattoo to the disbelief of his brother. Let's hope the jokes in the movie are a bit better. "The Brothers Grimsby" arrives on March 4, 2016. [Live For Films] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A clip from Micheal Bafaro's Wrecker reminds us that road rage can be deadly. Also in this round-up: a new trailer for the film Applesauce and a call for entries to the Silver Scream Fest, featuring the 35th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London.
Wrecker: "Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a “short cut,” they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Distributed by XLrator Media, Wrecker hits theaters, VOD, and iTunes on November 6th.
- Tamika Jones
It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright absolutely love director Onur Tukel’s films, especially last year’s S.O.B. (Summer Of Blood) and the forthcoming Applesauce (review). Tukel has a real talent for making films that have razor sharp dialogue and are as sarcastically dry as a desert, just the type of horror/comedy hybrids that I love to check out. Thanks to the gang at Dark Sky sending it our way, there’s now a brand new trailer for Applesauce, which hits VOD/Digital Est on November 24th. Check it out!
The film, which stars writer/director Tukel, also features great performances from co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).
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- Jerry Smith
The first trailer has been released for Grimsby, the upcoming action comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator) and Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service). The Incredible Hulk’s Louis Leterrier is directing the movie which has now been retitled The Brothers Grimsby (if you’re wondering why that name has started doing the rounds online today). The
- Josh Wilding
It's been a while since Sacha Baron Cohen dropped off the map completely, and I don't think that was an accident. Cohen is incredibly savvy, and if there's anything that can kill a comic's career, it is over-exposure, and Cohen really hit a wall with "The Dictator," at lease commercially speaking. I think it would be foolish to count someone as smart and funny as Cohen out, though, and early word on his new movie is terrific. Now there's a red-banded trailer for the film, and it got its restricted rating for some serious "O" face. What's interesting is how much of the trailer is focused on Mark Strong, who plays a super-spy named Sebastien Graves. The trailer made me think of "Hardcore," the movie that I saw at this year's Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness section. That's an action movie shot entirely Pov, with the cameramen/stuntmen shooting crazy »
- Drew McWeeny
Sacha Baron Cohen has kept an uncharacteristically low profile since the controversial 2012 comedy The Dictator, but he will be returning to the big screen in next year’s Grimsby. The trailer has just been released.
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- Benjamin Lee
United by blood but widely different in life, Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen star as two very different brothers in the riotous first trailer for Louis Letterier’s spy comedy, The Brothers Grimsby.
Opening with an introduction to Strong’s tough-as-nails secret operative, who blasts through just about anyone and anything in his way with no mercy, the clip does a solid job of establishing the pair, who are all but binary opposites to one another. There’s even a sequence that utilizes a video game-esque first-person shot, placing you in the thick of the action as Strong’s British spy dispatches all manner of crooks and baddies.
It’s a rip-roaring chain of events that culminates in the reveal of Sacha Baron Cohen’s sibling, a laid-back passenger who doesn’t bat an eyelid when it comes to scrapping by. Then again, the stint doesn’t really stick when compared to the, »
- Michael Briers
After his comedy Borat had massive success around the world, it’s been mostly diminishing returns for Sacha Baron Cohen. Bruno and The Dictator failed to reach the funny levels of his previous work, but now he’s back for another try. The Brothers Grimsby, previously titled Grimsby, follows the actor as the idiotic brother of a master spy, played by Mark Strong.
Coming from Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Transporter), the first teaser has now landed ahead of a release next spring. While Leterrier certainly has the chops to direct action, the one comedy bit here (featuring Rebel Wilson) feels a bit stale, particularly after getting the enjoyable Spy this past summer. Hopefully much better is in store for the film, which also stars Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Gabourey Sidibe, Annabelle Wallis, and Ian McShane. Check out the preview below.
Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, »
- Jordan Raup
The full cast for the upcoming West-End production of A Christmas Carol, which runs at the Noël Coward Theatre from 30th November 2015 to the 30th January, 2016, has been announced. Jim Broadbent will lead the cast as Scrooge, and today we can announced that Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles and Samantha Spiro will join him.
Grab your tickets for A Christmas Carol here.
Adeel Akhtar is best known for his work in film and television. He was BAFTA-nominated for his role in Utopia, played hapless Fessal in Chris Morris’ Four Lions and played Maroush in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. His work on-stage includes playing Guildenstern in Hamlet at the Young Vic.
Amelia Bullmore is known not only for her writing (Di and Viv and Rose) but also for her many appearances on television, »
- Paul Heath
Cannes — Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman, the former chief executive of Objective Productions, have set up U.K.-based production company Spelthorne Community Television, in which Channel 4 has taken a minority stake.
Spelthorne Community Television, which is named after the district from which Baron Cohen’s character Ali G came from, will specialize in creating scripted TV comedy and comedy entertainment content with a “strong focus on innovation and new ideas.” Through this company the duo will support new and emerging comedy writers and performers with “bold ambition.”
Baron Cohen’s relationship with Newman and Channel 4 reaches back to the 1990s. Baron Cohen made his debut in 1998 on Channel 4’s “The 11 O’clock Show,” where he worked with Newman, who was the show’s producer. Baron Cohen’s TV series “Da Ali G Show” also aired on Channel 4. It won two BAFTA TV awards and »
- Leo Barraclough
There are six pilots in total coming from creators Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator, Borat), Louis Ck (Louie), Diablo Cody (Juno), Steven Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Christine Vachon (Still Alice), Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) and Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich (The Killing).
Amazon’s slate, will be wide-ranging in genre — from comedy to western and everything in between — with Amazon customers invited to watch and divulge feedback on which shows they’d prefer turned into full series’ for the company’s Prime subscribers. All pilots will be made available online and via the Amazon Video app for TV. »
- William Fanelli
New distribution outfit B-Attitude Films has announced that its BAFTA Cymru Award-winning film Convenience is to be released in UK cinemas on Oct 2 and on demand/DVD on Oct 5.
The comedy heist film is directed by former Screen Star of Tomorrow Keri Collins.
Produced by Ray Panthaki and written by Simon Fantauzzo, Convenience stars Vicky McClure (This Is England), Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator), Ray Panthaki (28 Days Later), Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers).
The buddy comedy heist movie follows two convenience store robbers who bungle the crime and end up working there for the rest of the night.
Collins won the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award for Convenience last October. »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
When a movie gets pushed off its release date, the blood often drips into the water with fans and bloggers. What’s wrong with the film they ask? And often—see “Jupiter Ascending” or “Kingsman: The Secret Service”—the film does have its problems. This narrative seems to have skipped passed Joe Wright’s lavish reimagining of the Peter Pan story. Originally set for this summer, the movie now arrives in October reportedly to focus on finishing up special effects. And we suppose it’s good on Wright and WB that they do not have to deal with skepticism and negativity at the moment. Read More: "It's My Last Time": Hugh Jackman Swears That 'Wolverine 3' Will Be His Last Appearance As Mutant Character The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »
- Edward Davis
Warner Bros has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming fantasy blockbuster Pan, which you can view below!
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, Pan follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny-to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), Pan stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) stars as the villainous Blackbeard alongside newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, Rooney Mara (Her) as Tiger Lily, Garrett Hedlund (On The Road) as Hook, Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee and Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2) as Mary.
Pan is released on October 9th.
- Scott J. Davis
Watch the brand new trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard »
- Michelle McCue
Giving both the film and the filmmakers some extra breathing room, Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Pan has been moved from its previous July 24th opening to fall and will begin its global launch with the new domestic release date of October 9, 2015.
In making the announcement, Fellman said, “We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”
Kwan Vandenberg added, “Peter Pan is a beloved figure the world over, and the fall corridor is perfect for this epic adventure story that »
- Michelle McCue
Giving both the film and the filmmakers some extra breathing room, the opening date of Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure Pan has been moved to fall and will begin its global launch with the new domestic release date of October 9, 2015. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. Pan will now go up against Relativity's Kidnap and Universal's Steve Jobs on October 9. Here's what Dan Fellman had to say in a statement.
"We wanted to give Pan the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth."
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg added her own statement.
If you are a fan of films like Borat, The Dictator and Brüno, then chances are you are pretty excited for the latest directorial effort by Larry Charles — the Nicolas Cage-led comedy Army Of One. Now with the inclusion of some top-tier comedians, the project is looking even more promising.
The upcoming satire has just picked up a whole slew of hilarious comedians which, according to Deadline, includes the likes of Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Denis O’Hare. The crew is set to join the already-announced Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) in the assassination comedy, which is now in production.
Army Of One was penned by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. It’s inspired by the true story of Colorado handyman Gary Faulkner, who has no proper skills or prior military training, sees a vision that »
- William Fanelli
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