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Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.
We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
As someone who thinks that 2008’s In Bruges was the best thing ever ever. Ever. The release of the first set of images from the set of Martin McDonagh’s follow up effort Seven Psychopaths fills me with unspeakable excitement. That they constitute mostly shots of Colin Farrell getting boozed up whilst renowned oddball Christopher Walken walks in and out of shot (we can only assume mostly deliberately) does nothing to diminish my hater-proof attitude of bloody minded optimism.
Yes 2012 may be the year of Batman and Spiderman and The Avengers and The Hobbit and the Mayan Apocalypse and many more adaptations of tried and tested IPs and humongous world ending catastrophes, but here is a film that is guaranteed to be a true original. Yes, all of this fawning enthusiasm is only based upon one script from 3 years ago and the writer/director’s high regard in theatrical circles »
- Ross Jones-Morris
When asked about the upcoming Seven Psychopaths movie, Colin Farrell just said: “I wouldn’t know how to break down that fucking plot. Martin McDonagh wrote a great and really original script.” I have no reason to doubt his words, so I will just add more great photos from the whole thing. Hope you’ll enjoy! Colin [...]
Enough about 2011; let's look ahead to 2012. This past year was good about offering a diverse set of films that catered to many tastes, especially crowds that wanted something out of the range of standard multiplex fare. But 2012 looks like a much stronger year. We can almost always look ahead to a new year and say that there is a great batch of new films from established favorite filmmakers, movies with wonderful casts, giant event movies and promising indies. But 2012 looks like it has more of those than usual. It's going to be a good year for movie watchers. After some deliberation (which no doubt has still allowed me to overlook something for which I'll facepalm later) here is a list of ten films that I'm very excited to see in 2012, followed by a full page of discussion about a whole bunch of other movies that didn't make my personal cut »
- Russ Fischer
 Gabourey Sidibe was a complete unknown when she beat out hundreds of other candidates in a nationwide casting call for the lead role in Lee Daniels' Precious, but that quickly changed once the film actually came out. The young star garnered tons of acclaim for her fearless performance, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and now it's tough to imagine anyone but Sidibe ever playing that part. Like, say, Jennifer Hudson. In a new book, the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star reveals that she was asked at one point to audition for the role, but turned it down because she didn't want to gain the weight. More after the jump. Uptown Magazine  (via CinemaBlend ) quotes from Hudson's upcoming book I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, in which she explains that she was offered the lead while in the midst of the Dreamgirls press tour. »
- Angie Han
by Terry Keefe
Here's another day of our visit to the set of The Red Robin feature film, written and directed by Michael Z. Wechsler, and starring Judd Hirsch (Taxi, Damages, The Muppets), Ryan O'Nan (The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best, The Frozen Ground), C.S Lee (Dexter), Caroline Lagerfelt (Gossip Girl), Jaime Ray Newman (Eureka, Eastwick), and Joseph Lyle Taylor (Seven Psychopaths).
The film centers around a family reunion that goes awry when the youngest son of the fictional Shellner family accuses his famed psychiatrist father (played by Judd Hirsch) of adopting his family for the purposes of experiments in mind control for the government.
They have their own very cool Making-of blog here.
The cast says goodbye to young actor Jake Miller on his last day of shooting.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
We've been visiting the set of The Red Robin feature film, written and directed by Michael Z. Wechsler, and starring Judd Hirsch (Taxi, Damages, The Muppets), Ryan O'Nan (The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best, The Frozen Ground), C.S. Lee (Dexter), Jaime Ray Newman (Eureka, Drop Dead Diva, Eastwick), Caroline Lagerfelt (Gossip Girl), and Joseph Lyle Taylor (Seven Psychopaths).
Check out their website here: http://themakingofthefeaturefilmtheredrobin.blogspot.com/
Ryan O'Nan, above.
Production outside the fictional Shellner House.
Outside the Shellner House, and the coolest tree in the world. Joseph Lyle Taylor.
Production Designer Dave Barnes.
Director Michael Z. Wechsler.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Plus Director Michale Boganim On Bringing Chernobyl To The Screen With a lead role in Terrence Malick's upcoming untitled film and a supporting role in Martin McDonagh’s "In Bruges" follow-up "Seven Psychopaths" (read what she has to say about those projects here), Olga Kurylenko’s star is firmly in the ascendant. But these roles also mark a shift away from the looking-hot-while-things-blow-up parts in "Max Payne," "Hitman" and, of course, "Quantum of Solace" that first brought her to our attention. During our interview at the Marrakech Film Festival, we asked whether this new direction was an accident or something she had planned. “It was deliberate.” she said, instantaneously. “I had to refuse a lot of parts that were like [those] because at some point I didn’t want to do too much of that. It’s very hard to refuse some things, especially good productions and great actors, »
The actor will portray a commercial airline pilot on a transpacific flight who starts seeing things beyond reality due to a supernatural force on the plane. [Source: Variety]
Abbie Cornish ("Bright Star," "Limitless") is joining the cast of Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" about a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) with writer's block who gets pulled into the dog thieving antics of his friends.
Temple will play Linda's best friend, »
- Garth Franklin
Abbie Cornish is lovely enough to star as Colin Farrell‘s girlfriend in the upcoming Seven Psychopaths movie, don’t you think? Ok then, let’s add her to the cast which already includes Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Olga Kurylenko. There you go, now we have the perfect Martin McDonagh’s star-studded, blood-drenched, black [...]
William Hurt is the latest addition to The Host, the adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi romance that will be directed by  Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca). The actor is in talks to play Jeb, "eccentric uncle" to Saoirse Ronan's character Melanie. Ronan's character has her mind taken over by an alien intelligence called Wanderer as part of an invasion. But Melanie fights off Wanderer's dominance, and the girl's love for a boy named Jared (Max Irons) ends up infecting the alien. Jake Abel will play  another character named Ian, who has his own feelings for Wanderer. In addition to being Melanie's uncle, Jeb is a leader of the human resistance to the alien effort. The Host will be released  on March 29, 2013. [EW ] After the break,Abbie Cornish joins the new film from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, and Felicity Jones will play a lover of Charles Dickens, »
- Russ Fischer
After gaining the attention of the indie world with her brave turn in the Aussie indie flick "Somersault," Abbie Cornish snagged the eyeballs of everyone else thanks to Jane Campion's ravishing "Bright Star." Since then, the actress has never been busier, and this year alone she appeared in three films: the spring hit "Limitless," Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" and Madonna's "W.E." And it doesn't stop there, as 2012 is already gearing up to be another packed year for Cornish. In addition to having the indie flick "The Girl" in the can, now a highly anticipated project has been added to her slate. While it didn't exactly light up the box office, Martin McDonagh's "In Bruges" quickly became a movie you saw and then immediately told everyone you knew to watch. Well, he's back with a new movie, "Seven Psychopaths," and he's already amassed an impressive cast including Colin. »
Actress Also Discusses Being Part Of Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths' Maintaining a career after breaking through as a Bond girl is not the easiest thing in the world. Just ask Izabella Scorupco or Denise Richards. If you can find them. But the current batch seem to be doing alright so far. Rosamund Pike has gone from strength to strength since "Die Another Day," and both Eva Green and Gemma Arterton have worked steadily in interesting films since rolling in the hay with 007. But arguably the one with the most intriguing slate of projects ahead of her is Olga Kurylenko, who played female lead Camille Montes in last Bond entry "Quantum of Solace." The actress has cropped up from time to time since that film, most notably as the villain in Neil Marshall's "Centurion," but she's got no less than five films slated for 2012, varying from 3D »
Colin Farrell officially has a run for his money in regards to most attractive on the Seven Psycopaths set, thanks to the inclusion of Australia’s Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star) in the film. She’ll play Farrell’s character Marty’s girlfriend, Kaya.
The news comes from Grey Munford, VP of Communications at CBS Films (the company producing the film), via his Twitter account:
This time around, McDonagh’s telling the tale of a screenwriter (Farrell) and his haphazard involvement in a dog-napping attempt that goes wrong. He proceeds to meet a handful of people who are, let’s say, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
(The Red Robin logo, above.)
By Terry Keefe
Actors Judd Hirsch, Ryan O'Nan, C.S. Lee, Jaime Ray Newman, Caroline Lagerfelt, and Joseph Lyle Taylor have all joined the cast of The Red Robin feature film, which begins shooting outside Philadelphia on December 3rd.
The Red Robin will be directed and produced by screenwriter Michael Z. Wechsler. The psychological thriller is Executive Produced by Jonathan Sanger (The Producers, The Elephant Man), Rick Porras (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Shawn Singh.
O’Nan will play Tommy Shellner, the adopted adult son of Hirsch’s Nathaniel Shellner, a famed, and dying, trauma psychiatrist who was rumored to have done some confidential work for the CIA during the Cold War. A family reunion on Nathan’s death bed spirals into chaos when Tommy accuses his father of adopting his large family of children for the purposes of dark experiments in mind control. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Mickey Rourke, one of Hollywood’s favorite comeback heroes, has announced that he is no longer attached to Martin McDonagh’s “Seven Psychopaths”. The “Iron Man 2” and “Immortals” star revealed that he had some professional disagreements with the Irish director / writer. In fact he told Moviefone “The director was a jerkoff. He wanted a whole lot for nothing. He can go play with himself." -------------------- Read More: More big movie news on IrishCentral Us tourist says she captured image of Jesus on Cliffs of Moher Archbishop of Dublin shocked at survey into public reaction to clerical sex abuse ------------------- Deadline has reported that Woody Harrelson will step in to replace Rourke along with Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenki (“Quatum of Solace”) The moive tells the story of a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who is struggling with a script called “Seven Psychopaths”. He gets caught up in dog-napping cappers with his »
Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the CBS Films dark comedy "Seven Psychopaths."According to Deadline.com, Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges") is directing from his own script.Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin are producing.Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenko have already been cast. Mickey Rourke had been close to joining the film but did not close a deal.The film centers on a Los Angeles screenwriter (Farrell) who gets embroiled in his friends' ill-fated dognapping scheme while working on a script titled "Seven Psychopaths."Production is underway in Los Angeles.Harrelson is generating serious Oscar buzz for his role as a corrupt Lapd cop in Oren Moverman's upcoming "Rampart." »
- Adnan Tezer
We have first set photos from the upcoming Martin McDonagh’s action-comedy Seven Psychopaths. Production on this great project already began in Los Angeles on November 7th, so let’s cheer to the whole thing like Colin Farrell, shall we? As you’ll see, he’s quite excited about this movie and man definitely knows what he’s doing with [...]
- Jeanne Standal
After voicing his displeasure with Marvel Studios a couple of weeks back, Mickey Rourke has since elaborated on the problems he encountered on Iron Man 2 in an interview with Crave Online: “I explained to Justin Theroux, to the writer, and to Jon Favreau that I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy. And they allowed me to do that. Unfortunately, Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor,” said Rourke in response to a question about the treatment of his character, Ivan Vanko (a.k.a. Whiplash), in the 2008 sequel starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle. “Well, you know, it is fucking too bad, but it’s their loss. If they want to make mindless comic book movies, then I don’t want to be a part of that. »
Colin Farrell ''wouldn't know'' how to break down the script for 'Seven Psychopaths'. The Irish actor - who won the Best Actor Golden Globes in 2009 for his role in 'In Bruges' - doesn't fully understand the film, which tells the tale of a writer suffering with a block in his abilities, but is excited to be taking part. He said: ''I'm starting in a few weeks. If you held a gun to my child's head, I wouldn't know how to break down that f**king plot. Martin [McDonagh] wrote a great and really original script. »
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