Six new posters for our Friday round-up. Here they are at a glance:
- American Reunion – In this fourth installment in the American Pie franchise, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein and more meet up for their characters’ high school reunion.
- Cabin in the Woods – Written by Joss Whedon and written/directed by David Goddard, this movie, starring Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, follows five friends camping at a remote cabin; bad things happen.
- Lockout – From Luc Besson, this sci-fi actioner follows Guy Pearce as he attempts to rescue Maggie Grace from an outer space, maximum security prison.
- Safe – Jason Statham must rescue a young Chinese girl from Mafia thugs, coax a secret safe combination out of her and use it to outsmart the Russian mob, the Chinese Triad and corrupt NYC officials.
- Bel Ami – Robert Pattinson stars in this 1890s period piece in which he uses his powers of seduction to rise from rags to riches; also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meaney.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting – A look at five connected couples expecting a child and the twists of fate that life delivers each of them. Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jennifer Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro and more star.
Hit the jump to view the posters and synopses.
The domestic trailer for the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1886 novel Bel Ami has gone online. The film stars Robert Pattinson as an ambitious young journalist who works his way up the social and professional ranks through a series of affairs with influential women. The trailer basically highlights Pattinson getting his seduction on, then tries to shoehorn in a bit about his character being redeemable. Call me crazy, but I don’t really find the tale of a liar wooing a bevy of women to be that interesting. I’m sure Pattinson’s fans will get a kick out of watching his bedroom eyes for two hours, but I’m eager to see the actor stretch his dramatic chops on a project that isn’t focused entirely on sex (or the lack thereof).
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney. Bel Ami will be available VOD on May 4th and opens in theaters on June 8th.
Now that the film has a firm U.S. release date, the U.S. poster for the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has gone online. It’s pretty terribly done, with Robert Pattinson front and center surrounded by the very photoshopped Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas against an ugly background. Furthermore, Pattison appears to be giving the viewer either his bedroom eyes or a death stare.
Hit the jump to check out the poster, and if you missed it be sure to watch Steve’s interview with Thurman about the film. Bel Ami will be available VOD on May 4th and opens in theaters on June 8th.
We can only imagine that Team Edward-ers the world over are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch Robert Pattinson have his way with the finest beauties 19thC Paris has to offer in Bel Ami. Well, now they’ve got a date to circle, as Magnolia Pictures announced today that it’s acquired the steamy drama with eyes on a June 8 theatrical release.
Based on the celebrated 1886 Guy de Maupassant novel, Bel Ami focuses on ambitious young journalist Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who works his way up the social and professional ranks through a series of affairs with influential women. Directed by theatre vets Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, the film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney. Hit the jump for more, including the full press release.
Don’t say I never did anything for you, Robert Pattinson fans. 19 new images and a TV spot have been released for the period drama Bel Ami. The film takes place in 1890s Paris and centers on an impoverished man (Pattinson) who discovers that he can climb the social ladder by having sex with rich women. Looking at the images and watching the TV spot, Bel Ami strikes me as Robert Pattinson porn. I don’t think there’s going to be graphic sex in the movie, but basically the story and characters are simply a pretext for Pattinson to seduce every single straight woman in the audience. If that’s why you want to see Bel Ami, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. If you want to see Bel Ami for its costume design, then you’ll also probably like what you see. So to recap: Bel Ami appeals to 1) fans of Robert Pattinson; 2) fans of 1890s Parisian couture.
Hit the jump to check out the images and TV spot. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Bel Ami opens in the UK on March 9th. Sony acquired the film at AFM but it’s currently without a US release date.
While Robert Pattinson fans have been waiting in vain for the domestic release of his new film Bel Ami, ten minutes of scenes from the pic have now hit the web with Pattinson’s lady-wooing skills on full display. The film is an adaptation of the 1885 Guy de Maupassant novel and stars Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas. This Bel Ami tease comes by way of a sizzle reel intended to pique interest at the Berlin Film Festival where the film is premiering. If Bel-Ami nabs distribution at the fest, the film will finally get a US release date. It’s currently set to open in the UK in March.
Hit the jump to check out the Bel Ami scenes.
Four new posters tonight. From:
- Bel Ami – Robert Pattinson stars as a man who uses “his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth” in 1890s Paris. Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney co-star.
- The Cold Light of Day – Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver star in the spy thriller about a man who finds himself on the run when his family is kidnapped by intelligence agents.
- Friends with Kids – Jennifer Westfeldt,Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox and Edward Burns star in the comedy about two friends who decide to have a baby together.
- Hysteria – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett and Felicity Jones star in this romantic comedy that revolves around the invention of the vibrator.
Hit the jump for the posters and synopses for each movie.
The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival has added a few new films to its program. Declan Donnellan and Nick Omerod’s adaptation of the 1885 Guy de Maupassant novel Bel-Ami will finally premiere out of competition at the festival. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas and has been lingering without a U.S. release date for some time now. It’s set to open in the U.K. in March, and hopefully with this Berlin premiere the drama will pick up some steam and head towards a domestic release.
Additionally, Steven Soderbergh’s action spy-thriller Haywire has also been selected to screen out of competition at the fest. Featuring MMA fighter Gina Carano surrounded by an all-star cast of Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Fassbender, the pic opens today here in the U.S. Also poised to screen at the festival is Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car, the drama Shadow Dancer starring Clive Owen, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
A new trailer for the period drama Bel-Ami has gone online. Based on Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 novel of the same name, the story centers on a poverty-stricken soldier who climbs the social ladder in Paris by manipulating a number of mistresses. The trailer is basically Robert Pattinson bedding a bunch of involved women, then being surprised at the fact that his “Imma sex every girl in Paris” attitude brings him trouble. His conquests include Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Christina Ricci. I haven’t read de Maupassant’s novel, but the story doesn’t exactly look all that appealing based on this trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Omerod, Bel-Ami opens in the U.K. on March 2nd and is currently awaiting a domestic release date.
On the new AMC Western series Hell on Wheels, actor Colm Meaney plays Thomas “Doc” Durant. Based on a real life character, Durant is a rich entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, as he becomes more and more concerned about his place in history.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, Colm Meaney talked about how he thought the pilot for Hell on Wheels was one of the best things he’s ever read, how good writing is very easy to learn and perform, that Durant is a man on a quest, and how show creators Joe and Tony Gayton have been a tremendous help in the research for the time period. He also talked about another historical story he’s a part of, with the drama feature Bel Ami (starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci), what it’s like to have been a part of Star Trek (with The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine), and why he loves returning to the theater. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has nabbed domestic distribution rights to Protagonist Pictures’s Bel Ami starring Robert Pattinson, THR reports. The directorial team of Declan Donnellan and Nick Omerod helmed the film from a Rachel Bennette adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 novel. Bel Ami follows a poverty-stricken ex-soldier Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who climbs the social ranks in the late 19th century’s Parisian le bon ton by manipulating a series of influential mistresses. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Christina Ricci. Bel Ami, executive produced by Simon Fuller, will open overseas at the end of February 2012. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and synopsis.
In 1963, air travel represented the height of luxury and Pan Am was the biggest name in the business. The pilots were rock stars and the stewardesses were the most desirable women in the world, and to represent Pan Am, they also had to be educated, cultured and refined. The women formed a powerful sisterhood, partaking of one of the few career options that offered them empowerment and respect, as they enjoyed the rare opportunity to travel outside the country.
On ABC’s new drama series Pan Am, actress Christina Ricci plays Maggie, a rebellious young woman who has to keep her wilder side in check, in order to be a workplace professional and pass the beauty checks that will allow her to stay on the flight crew. During a recent interview to promote her new Fall show, she talked about her desire for the consistency of work that TV provides for an actor, how she was attracted to breaking the misconceptions about what stewardesses were at that time, and how fun and exciting it is to portray a period in time when air travel was glamorous. She also talked about what it was like to be seduced by Robert Pattinson in the upcoming feature Bel Ami, and how gritty that material is. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
A batch of new images from the adaptation of Guy De Maupassant’s 1885 novel Bel Ami have gone online. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas and centers on a man who uses his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth in 1890’s Paris. The images feature Pattinson in passionate embrace with both Thurman and Ricci (you dog, you), so I’m expecting the film to be chock full of Pattinson’s bedroom eyes.
Hit the jump to see the images. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, Bel Ami is currently without a U.S. release date.
We at Collider have been thinking a lot about Robert Pattinson in the last couple days thanks to Twilight‘s presence at Comic-Con. If I may borrow your attention for a second, the trailer for another Pattinson project, Bel Ami, is now online. The logline says it all:
Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney also star in Bel Ami, directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Watch the trailer after the jump.
With writer/director Max Winkler’s feature debut Ceremony opening this weekend in limited release, I recently got to speak with Uma Thurman. Ceremony tells the story of a young man (Michael Angarano) who falls in love with an older man’s fiancée (Thurman) while spending a weekend at the older man’s beachside estate. The film also stars Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader and Reece Thompson.
During the interview, Thurman talked about growing up in Massachusetts, was she asked to appear at the New Beverly for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, how did she get involved with Ceremony, was Winkler precious with the screenplay or did he allow room for freedom with the material, finding chemistry with other actors, who she plays in Bel Ami, what’s her go-to karaoke song, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.