Paramount Pictures has released a new UK trailer for The Gambler, director Rupert Wyatt’s (Snow White and the Huntsman) remake of the 1974 film of the same name, which sees Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) leading a cast that also includes John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Travis Tope (Divine Souls) and Alvin Ing (Stir Crazy).
See Also: Watch the red band trailer for The Gambler here
Jim Bennett (Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. »
- Gary Collinson
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesRelease Date: December 17th (3D & IMAX)Studio: Warner Bros.Genre: FantasyDirector: Peter JacksonWriters: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del ToroCast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitrage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando BloomStudio Description: Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth. Analysis: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy concludes this December with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Advertisements promise that this will be "the defining chapter" of the franchise, and fans of the Middle Earth saga are surely excited to see the titular battle portrayed on the big screen. Outside of hardcore fans, though, it doesn't seem like there's much excitement surrounding this finale. »
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Hollywood likes nothing more than a good ‘ole cheating scandal and — wowza — there have been some doozies throughout the years. We can’t help but feel a mix of emotions when we hear one of our favorite celebrity relationships is rocked by infidelity. We’re heartbroken for the person whose significant other committed the ultimate betrayal, but satisfied that the cheater was caught red-handed. Justice!
From Kristen Stewart‘s pics-or-it-didn’t-happen rendezvous with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in 2012 to Jude Law‘s 2005 nanny affair and Tiger Woods‘ flings with literally every woman on the planet (Ok, not really), these celebrities are quite infamous for their high-profile indiscretions.
Take a look at our gallery of adulterers, and learn from their mistakes. Cheating ends badly for everyone involved.
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- Christopher Rosa
At this point, we know next to nothing about Disney’s first standalone Star Wars movie, save for the fact that Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is helming the project for a 2016 release. Well, we can now add in a cinematographer, with Greig Fraser revealing to Hitfix that he will be shooting the film.
“I’m doing a f*cking Star Wars movie, which is like – I don’t know about you but Star Wars is like my first film love, do you know what I mean?” states Fraser, whose credits include Zero Dark Thirty, Let Me In, Snow White and the Huntsman, Foxcatcher and The Gambler. “Princess Leia was the first woman that I kind of went, ‘Yeah, she’s all right, that one.’ Gareth is doing a standalone film. Of course I do know some specifics, but it’s obviously something I’ve signed my kidneys away for. »
- Gary Collinson
With Star Wars: Episode VII deep into production, Disney and LucasFilm are also prepping their Star Wars spin-off movies, the first of which will hit theaters sometime in 2016, under the direction of Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). There is still much we don't know about the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off, but a new interview from Hitfix reveals that Greig Fraser will serve as the cinematographer.
While he wouldn't divulge any specific details, here's what Greig Fraser had to say about the project.
"And then I'm doing a f---ing Star Wars movie, which is like - I don't know about you but Star Wars is like my first film love, do you know what I mean? Gareth is doing a standalone film. Of course I do know some specifics, but it's obviously something I've signed my kidneys away for."
There have been a number of rumors that one of the »
The first cast photos are out from "Dad's Army," the film version of the beloved British sitcom which is currently in production in Yorkshire. Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss all star.
Set during WW2, the story sees Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard welcoming a journalist to write about the area at the same time that MI5 brings word that there’s a spy on the loose. [Source: Screen]
Greig Fraser has confirmed he will serve as cinematographer on the upcoming Gareth Edwards directed first "Star Wars" standalone spin-off film which is due in cinemas in 2016. Frasier also says that the project has a working title but can't say what it is or what it's about.
- Garth Franklin
Ghost in the Shell: Reportedly, Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) has been offered $10 million to star in Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks for the lead role last month, but evidently that didn't work out. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the new version, which follows a covert agent who fights high-tech crimes. [Deadline] Pete's Dragon: Robert Redford is in talks to star in Disney's new version of Pete's Dragon. The 1977 original featured a live-action cast, an animated dragon and 10 songs; the remake, to be directed by acclaimed indie filmmaker David Lowery, who cowrote the screenplay, will drop the songs and focus on the story of an...
- Peter Martin
The Sundarbans region of West Bengal is one of the most deadly albeit breathtakingly gorgeous places in the world. Because of the unstable terrain and dangers in the form of lethal reptiles and of course, the majestic Bengal tigers, this area remains secluded in mystery and very few people get to experience the visual splendor that this place has to offer. When film-makers Abis Rizvi and Kamal Sadanah embarked on the journey to make Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans, their objective was to give the audience a taste of action, drama and thrill of the amazing Sundarbans and the majestic tigers in the best possible way.
For this, they roped in Anibrain, one of Asia’s leading VFX agencies, famous for their work in Hollywood films like The Amazing Spiderman, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Ghost Rider and Resident Evil among others.
The journey has been long and arduous. »
- Stacey Yount
It was previously reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of influential Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline has now reported that Robbie is no longer up for the role as she is being lined up for Suicide Squad and that Dreamworks has offered Us$ 10 million for Lucy and The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson to play the lead in the film. Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) will be directing and the script is written by William Wheeler (The Hoax, The Reluctant Fundamentalist). Plans are to shoot the film in 3D....
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Last month, we reported that Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks to star in Rupert Sanders' (Snow White and the Huntsman) live-action adaptation of the classic manga/anime, Ghost in the Shell. The story focuses on Major Motoko Kusanagi, the leader of a covert ops unit that fights cyber-terrorists. Motoko has a fully synthetic cyborg body but retains her human essence/soul or “ghost.” According to Deadline, DreamWorks has decided to now offer the lead role to Scarlett Johansson with a bigger payday, which has now pushed Robbie towards Suicide Squad. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Johansson is being offered $10 million to star in Ghost in the Shell, which obviously has franchise potential if it's a hit. Additionally, switching from Robbie to Johansson is the safer bet. Robbie is a star on the rise, and while she's got two big movies coming up with Focus and Tarzan, »
- Matt Goldberg
Luc Besson is showing remarkable restraint by ruling out a sequel to this summer's smash hit "Lucy," but that won't stop every executive around town from throwing action scripts at the feet of Scarlett Johansson. The actress, who already has Marvel fans campaigning for a Black Widow spinoff, now has Warner Bros. offering her the lead role in a long-in-the-works live action adaptation of a cult classic anime movie. Deadline reports that the studio has a $10 million check waiting for Johansson for the starring gig in "Ghost In The Shell." "The Wolf Of Wall Street" star Margot Robbie had previously been circling the part, but the role is ScarJo's if she wants it. Rupert Sanders ("Snow White And The Huntsman") is attached to direct, and clearly WB aren't afraid of spending money on this film, so we'll see where this goes. Speaking of remakes, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" helmer David Lowery »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A month ago it was reported that Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie was in talks to play the lead role in the live-action feature film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. According to Deadline, she is instead likely to join DC Entertainment's Suicide Squad, which we reported on yesterday. Looks like those casting reports are true.
The article goes on to reveal that DreamWorks has now offered the part to Scarlett Johansson with a $10 million dollar payday. There's no word yet on whether she has accepted the offer, but the part is apparently hers for the taking if she wants it. Johansson might just end up being our Motoko, but that name is sure to be changed for American audiences.
A lot of fans of the classic anime are very unhappy with the fact that the studio is casting a white woman to play the role of a Japanese character. »
- Joey Paur
A little while back, we brought you the news that The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie was eyeing the lead role in DreamWorks’ live-action rendition of popular manga series, Ghost in the Shell. However, now that the actress has entered talks to star in the recently-announced Suicide Squad film — along with Tom Hardy & Will Smith — the role has reportedly been offered to a certain Ms. Romanoff.
That’s right, according to Deadline, DreamWorks has turned its attention towards Scarlett Johansson, with the studio offering an alleged $10 million to secure the actress’ place in the long-gestating manga. Though the jury is still out on whether the Lucy star will sign on for the project, we assume she’ll step into the shoes of one Motoko Kusanagi.
For the uninitiated, Ghost in the Shell is best described as post-cyberpunk anime that follows Kusanagi — a cybernetic human that leads a law »
- Michael Briers
The I.T Crowd is something of a British institution. It is a beloved TV comedy from the pen of the incredibly talented Graham Linehan (Father Ted), which follows the slightly surreal, completely hilarious escapades of some technical support workers at a large corporation. Ultimately comprising four 6 episode seasons and a one-off ‘special’, the show aired in the UK from 2006 to 2010, with its single, triumphant return hitting screens to great acclaim in 2013. It helped launch the careers of its three main cast members – Chris O’Dowd (Dinner For Schmucks, Bridesmaids, This Is 40), Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Watch, The Double) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock, The Honourable Woman), and also its main supporting player, Matt Berry (Moon, Snow White And The Huntsman). In the UK, it is widely held as the gold standard for TV comedy, and now, NBC have committed themselves to a Us pilot of the show, from Scrubs creator, »
- Sarah Myles
Last month it was reported that Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks to join DreamWorks’ adaptation of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell, but it seems those negotiations have fallen through as Deadline is reporting that the studio has made Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) a $10 million offer to lead the film.
Ghost in the Shell centres on a covert ops unit who specialise in fighting technology related crime. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, it was adapted into an anime in 1995, while a live-action adaptation has been in the pipeline at DreamWorks since 2008. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is currently set to direct, from a script by William Wheeler (The Hoax).
- Gary Collinson
Rupert Sanders is apparently targeting Scarlett Johansson for the lead role in Ghost In The Shell. It was earlier reported that Margot Robbie, of The Wolf Of Wall Street fame, was up for the part, but perhaps due to the success of Lucy and The Avengers, Johansson is the action star of choice. Although Robbie is still aiming for the DC adaptation of Suicide Squad which is looking to acquire Will Smith and Tom Hardy for the DC adaptation centred on super villains carrying out black op missions for the government.
Plans for a live action Hollywood version of manga/anime Ghost In The Shell have been in the pipeline for a very long time. First released in 1989, the film focuses on a division of police investigating cyber crimes. From the mind of Masamune Shirow, it was certainly before its time and went on to influence works such as The Matrix. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Scarlett Johansson could be looking at a major payday pretty soon. The actress is being offered $10M to play the lead role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the Japanese media franchise Ghost In The Shell.
Earlier this year, Margot Robbie was said to be in early talks to star in the film, but the talks fell through. And DreamWorks is doing good by changing up their casting choice. Nothing against the charming Robbie (she's lovely), but Johansson's a major movie star nowadays. She's basically the only actress who's been able to infiltrate the boys club (ahem, Marvel's Cinematic Universe), and let's not forget that her last film (Lucy) made over $400M. »
- Laura Frances
Ghost in the Shell: Reportedly, Scarlett Johansson has been offered $10 million to star in Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks for the lead role last month, but evidently that didn't work out. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the new version, which follows a covert agent who fights high-tech crimes. [Deadline] Pete's Dragon: Robert Redford is in...
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If you're looking for the biggest star of the year of either gender when it comes to science fiction, look no further than Scarlett Johansson. Even before you get to her reprising the role of Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, her 2014 double bill of Under The Skin and Lucy has given her critical acclaim and a big box office hit. Unsurprisingly, whenever a major sci-fi project arises now, she's going to be on the list.
The latest example? The long mooted live action adaptation of manga Ghost In The Shell. The tech crime thriller had been linked with The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie, but it's now being reported that Johansson has been offered the lead role. Robbie »
Although Margot Robbie was said to be up for the role earlier this year, Deadline is now reporting that Lucy and Marvel's The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has been offered the leading role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the feature from a script by William Wheeler, based on the series by Masamune Shirow. »
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