We’ve got some new casting news covering a few different film genres:
- Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, and Cedric the Entertainer have joined Jason Statham’s upcoming action flick Heat, about a gambling addict and ex-mercenary named Nick (played by Statham) working for hire in Las Vegas.
- Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has reportedly landed the role of the leading lady in Afonso Poyart’s upcoming film Solace, which will also star Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
- Veep star Timothy Simons has joined Ivan Reitman’s NFL comedy Draft Day, where he will play Marx, a Cleveland Browns scout with a big personality.
Hit the jump for more information on each casting bit, folks.
The indie drama The Girl features Australian actress Abbie Cornish in a tragic, heartfelt and ultimately hopeful performance as Ashley Colton, a single mother in Texas who is struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she finds herself in the middle of a life-changing journey that forces her to confront and deal with the cycle of her past.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Abbie Cornish talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak with a Texas accent and in fluent Spanish (for which she had three months of lessons), how quickly she bonded with the young actress who plays Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), how intense the entire experience was, and the way she thinks things might have turned out for her character. She also talked about how fun the experience of making the RoboCop remake was, told a funny story about co-star Gary Oldman in the airport, what it was like to work with paparazzi trying to get photos, how she hopes to shoot Fellini Black and White (about Federico Fellini) next, and what her dream role would be. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
New images from the set of director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake show off more looks at the film’s futuristic vehicles. We’ve seen glimpses of the cop car and taxi before, and the motorcycle popped up recently, but now we have much more extensive looks at all of them. With all these vehicles to wash and wax, it’s no wonder the film was recently bumped to 2014. As a bonus, we finally know the answer to why Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) retains one human hand as the cyborg-cop: bunny fingers.
RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens February 7th, 2014. Hit the jump to see the images.
CBS Films has released seven clips from Martin McDonagh‘s upcoming film Seven Psychopaths. The film centers on a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) suffering writer’s block, who then gets drawn into the mischief of his two dog-napping friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) after they kidnap a pooch belonging to a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). I had an absolute blast with the flick when I saw it at TIFF, and found the movie to be painfully funny and incredibly clever.
Hit the jump to check out seven clips. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, and Tom Waits. Seven Psychopaths opens October 12th.
The internets were thrown for a loop this past weekend when the first set images of Joel Kinnaman in full costume for director Jose Padilha’s upcoming Robocop remake landed online on the very first day of production. The suit design is quite different from the one seen in Paul Verhoeven’s original, and fans felt pretty strongly about the redesign. Now even more images from the Toronto set have surfaced, giving us a closer look at Kinnaman’s headpiece (he’s wearing a robe to hide the rest of the suit) as well as co-star Abbie Cornish and some of the film’s futuristic modes of transportation. I’m with Matt in that I’m reserving an opinion until some official images hit the web since there may be multiple suits in the film and it’s a tad unfair to judge the costume out of context.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to check out the teaser banner that landed online earlier today. The film also stars Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens on August 9th, 2013.
A red band trailer for director Martin McDonagh‘s (In Bruges) dark comedy Seven Psychopaths has been released. The film follows a trio of dognappers (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken) who steal the wrong shih tzu and end up running afoul of a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). I actually think I slightly prefer the green band trailer, but the cast is still aces in this clip. Walken again steals the show with his genius looks/delivery, but there really doesn’t seem to be a weak link anywhere.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Tom Waits, Gabourey Sidibe, Abbie Cornish, and Olga Kurylenko. Seven Psychopaths opens on October 12th.
While things haven’t exactly been going smoothly for director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot lately, the acquisition of Michael Keaton (Batman) as the villain will surely go a long way to remedy that. Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.) was previously attached to play the antagonist but talks recently broke down. Keaton would be playing Raymond Sellars, the CEO of Omnicorp, the corporation that builds RoboCop. The reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cult classic stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Hit the jump for more on the remake and to read what Padilha had to say about Keaton coming on board.
We have a few bits of casting news to share with you today. Here they are at a glance:
- Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) is in negotiations to star opposite Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks’ untitled Starbuck remake, directed by Ken Scott, who also directed the original.
- Josh Holloway (Lost) is in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in David Ayer’s action-thriller, Breacher, previously known as Ten.
- Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has nabbed the female lead in Fellini Black and White, directed by Henry Bromell.
Hit the jump for details on each picture.
Yesterday, we showed you the entertaining trailer for Martin McDonagh‘s Seven Psychopaths. The movie follows a trio of dognappers (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken) who steal the wrong shih tzu end up running afoul of a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). But the gangster is only 1/7th of the film’s group of psychopaths, and CBS films has released seven character posters highlighting the eponymous lunatics.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Abbie Cornish, and Tom Waits. Seven Psychopaths will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, and opens domestically October 12th.
The first trailer for Seven Psychopaths has been released, and it left a big smile on my face. It looks like director Martin McDonagh has delivered the same darkly comic verve he brought to In Bruges, and the entire cast looks terrific. I’m particularly impressed that the trailer quickly breaks down all the psychopaths and still squeezes in the brief synopsis: three hapless dog kidnappers steal a pup from a gangster. When you pair a brilliant cast with McDonagh’s comic sensibilities, you probably have a great movie in store.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Gabourey Sidibe, Abbie Cornish, and Olga Kurylenko. Seven Psychopaths opens on October 12th.
Tony Award-winner Jennifer Ehle (The King’s Speech) is in negotiations to join director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake. Thespian would be playing the role of Liz Kline in the film, per Deadline. Ehle’s addition is the most recent in a cast that includes Jackie Earle Haley, Hugh Laurie, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and possibly Jay Baruchel. The remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic features Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Look for the RoboCop reboot to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.
We knew that RoboCop was getting a hard reset with the upcoming reboot starring Joel Kinnaman, but thanks to a new press release, we now have some details about the plot itself. The original 1987 Paul Verhoeven picture starred Peter Weller as a cybernetically-enhanced super-cop who dealt swift justice in Detroit. The new version keeps the same city and the same nucleus of the story, but introduces new elements. From director Jose Padilha, RoboCop, also starring Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson, opens August 9th, 2013. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
In an awesomely developing story, Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.) is in talks to play a villain in Jose Padilha’s upcoming Robocop reboot. The former sarcastic doctor on Fox’s long-running series is in negotiations to play a cold, sarcastic CEO of Omnicorp, a mega-corporation responsible for the creation of Robocop. Laurie certainly has the swagger to play a CEO and I’m thrilled at the prospect of him playing a villain. Details are scarce at the moment, but it seems as if his character would be similar to the one played by Ronny Cox in the 1987 Paul Verhoeven original. Hit the jump for more.
Casting for the Robocop remake is moving right along, and hot off the heels of yesterday’s news that Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join director Jose Padilha’s redo comes word that Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) may sign on as the film’s female lead. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman is set as the titular star, a cop who—following an incident on duty—is remade as the robot infused supercop. Deadline reports that Cornish has been offered the role of Kinnaman’s wife, who thinks she is a widow. Cornish would make yet another swell addition to an increasingly impressive cast, as Gary Oldman is set to play the scientist who is responsible for creating Robocop.
Production on the film begins in September, and Kinnaman recently described this new version of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic as “a new story within the old one,” so it certainly sounds like we’re in for something other than a paint-by-numbers rehash of the original film. Cornish will next be seen in In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell.
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about director Brad Silberling’s (Moonlight Mile) low-budget thriller An Ordinary Man, but it was announced today that Radiant Films International will be handling international distribution, and Brendan Gleeson and Abbie Cornish (Limitless) are attached to star. The contemporary suspense tale “centers on the unexpected relationship between a fictitious war criminal in hiding, and his only human contact—his maid.” It sounds like an intimate character drama, and Gleeson tends to shine in small, dialogue driven scenes.
Cornish made waves with her performance in 2009’s Bright Star and recently wrapped In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths opposite Colin Farrell. Silberling most recently directed the adaptation of Land of the Lost starring Will Ferrell. Production on An Ordinary Man is set to begin this fall in Belgrade, Serbia. Hit the jump to read the full press release.