First Trailer and New Images for NEED FOR SPEED Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, and Imogen Poots [UPDATED]

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DreamWorks has released the first trailer for director Scott Waugh’s (Act of Valor) video game adaptation Need for Speed. The film chronicles a cross-country race against time as a blue-collar mechanic (Aaron Paul) who was framed for manslaughter by a wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament. Judging by the trailer, Need for Speed is almost the opposite of what I expected. I assumed it would simply try to rival the Fast & Furious movies, and instead it looks far more dramatic. There’s no rule that an adaptation of a video game can’t be serious, and the car stuff looks good. Consider me interested.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson, and Michael Keaton. Need for Speed opens in theaters on March 14, 2014. [Update: DreamWorks has released two new images from the film, which are now included after the jump.]

New Images from NEED FOR SPEED Featuring Stars Aaron Paul and Kid Cudi, Plus Images from the Sets of HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 and IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

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We’ve cobbled together a collection of new images from the following films:

  • Need for SpeedScott Waugh’s film adaptation of the street racing video game franchise starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Kid Cudi, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton opens March 14, 2014.
  • Horrible Bosses 2 – The Sean Anders-directed sequel (which star Jason Bateman recently talked about in an interview with Steve) is about to kick into production with stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
  • In the Heart of the SeaRon Howard’s film about the whaling ship Essex that inspired Herman Melville’s famous whale tale stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Benjamin Walker.

Hit the jump to check out the images.

Teaser Trailer and Images for Ian Fleming Biopic FLEMING Starring Dominic Cooper as the James Bond Author

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Some authors write their protagonists as wish fulfillment, but Ian Fleming was able to use his life experience working in British Naval Intelligence and as a journalist to create one of the coolest and most memorable characters in fiction, James Bond.  It’s true that Bond is a darker character in Fleming’s novels, but there are still the trademarks that made him popular, and some of those traits came from the author’s life.  Now that life has received the biopic treatment in Sky Atlantic’s four-part miniseries, Fleming.  This is different from Duncan Jones‘ biopic, which we reported on over a year ago, and seems to be stuck in development hell while the director turns his attention to World of Warcraft.  As for Sky’s four-part miniseries, it looks like it could be interesting.  I particularly like the shot of the twisting staircase that evokes the famous gun-barrel shot from the movies.  It doesn’t hurt that if you were casting a new James Bond, lead actor Dominic Cooper wouldn’t be a bad choice.

Hit the jump to check out a teaser trailer and images for Fleming.  The mini-series co-stars Lara Pulver (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Ann O’Neill, “the love of his life” according to Fleming’s official bio.  No air date has been announced.

Dominic Cooper May Join DRACULA, Alicia Vikander in Talks for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and Pierce Brosnan Leads HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN

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Here’s more of today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

Dominic Cooper Talks DEAD MAN DOWN, His Complex Character and Working with Niels Arden Oplev, Plus Upcoming Roles in FLEMING and NEED FOR SPEED

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From acclaimed Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and screenwriter J.H. Wyman (Fringe), the crime drama Dead Man Down tells the story of two strangers who are bound together by their mutual obsession with revenge.  Victor (Colin Farrell) is a mysterious man who has infiltrated the crime empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse (Terrence Howard) for his own very definite reasons, while his neighbor Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) wants Victor’s help to carry out her own plans for retribution.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, the charming and talented actor Dominic Cooper, who plays the ambitious gangster Darcy, talked about the appeal of the complex story arc his character has in the film, the challenge of making this guy both dangerous and likeable, and working with a director with such a specific vision.  He also talked about how terrifying it is to take on Ian Fleming for the BBC America mini-series Fleming and how he’s portraying the man the way he saw himself, as opposed to recreating him, and what attracted him to Need for Speed, about a street racer (played by Aaron Paul) fresh out of prison after having been framed by a wealthy business associate, who joins a cross country race with revenge in mind.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.


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For a movie with two characters pursuing separate revenge stories, Niels Arden Oplev‘s Dead Man Down, manages to find a way to turn vendettas into plodding and tedious chores.  The film lacks the courage of its convictions, and when it writes itself into a corner, it simply refuses to acknowledge the shortcomings of the script, and trudges on to the next bland scene.  Oplev does seem to enjoy the cunning and violence his protagonist inflicts on the bad guys, but the revenge is so cliché that there’s no weight to any of the actions.  Vengeance has never been so dull.

Over 15 New High-Resolution Images from DEAD MAN DOWN Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard

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FilmDistrict has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Niels Arden Oplev’s (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) upcoming thriller Dead Man Down.  The film stars Colin Farrell as Victor, the right-hand-man for a New York crime lord (Terrence Howard) who seeks revenge against his boss following the death of his wife and daughter.  When a victim (Noomi Rapace) blackmails Victor into getting some revenge of her own against the crime lord, the two get caught up in the fallout.  These images highlight the intense nature of the pic, as we see the cast in some particularly stressful situations.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  Dead Man Down opens on March 8th.

New Featurette for Niels Arden Oplev’s DEAD MAN DOWN Starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace

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A new featurette has been released for Niels Arden Oplev‘s action-thriller Dead Man DownColin Farrell stars as Victor, the right-hand-man for a New York crime lord (Terrence Howard) who seeks revenge against his boss following the death of his wife and daughter.  When a victim (Noomi Rapace) blackmails Victor into getting some revenge of her own against the crime lord, the two get caught up in the fallout.  Dead Man Down is the American debut of Opley, who previously directed the Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  This featurette does a great job of introducing Oplev to people who haven’t seen his version of Dragon Tattoo, and I really like what I’m seeing from his new film, especially in terms of the visuals.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Dominic CooperDead Man Down opens March 8th.

Dominic Cooper to Play Ian Fleming in Four-Part Miniseries FLEMING

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James Bond is headed to the small screen…kind of.  Variety reports that Dominic Cooper (Captain America) is in talks to play James Bond creator/author Ian Fleming in a four-part biopic miniseries for Sky Atlantic directed by Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo).  Written by John Brownlow and Don Macpherson, the project is tentatively titled Fleming and will take place during WWII, when Fleming worked for British Naval intelligence against the Nazis.  This was an influential time for Fleming, as it was his experiences during the war that led to the creation of James Bond and influenced the storylines of a number of books.

This isn’t the only Fleming biopic in the works, as Moon helmer Duncan Jones is also developing a film based on Fleming’s time with British Intelligence.  Jones’ project is currently the only film to be given the full support of The Ian Fleming Estate.  Cooper most recently entered talks to join Aaron Paul in the video game adaptation Need for Speed and will next be seen opposite Colin Farrell in the thriller Dead Man Down this coming March.

New Images from DEAD MAN DOWN Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, and Terrence Howard

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FilmDistrict has released a batch of new images from the upcoming revenge film Dead Man Down.  We recently caught a look at the film’s first trailer, and the footage promises a rather intense thriller led by Colin Farrell and Noomie Rapace.  Directed by Niels Arden Oplev (the Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Farrell stars as Victor, a right-hand-man for a New York crime lord who seeks revenge against his boss following the death of his wife and daughter.  When a victim (Rapace) blackmails Victor into getting some revenge of her own against the crime lord, the two get caught up in the fallout.  In addition to the release of these new images, FilmDistrict has announced that another trailer for the pic will be released on January 2nd, so check back here on Collider on Wednesday to take another gander at the film.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.  The film also stars Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger).  Dead Man Down opens on March 8, 2013.

First Trailer for DEAD MAN DOWN Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard

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The first trailer has snuck online for Dead Man Down, an action thriller from writer J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 2009).  Dead Man Down stars Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths) as Victor, a right hand man for a New York crime lord who seeks vengeance against his boss for the death of his wife and daughter.  When a victim (Noomi Rapace - Prometheus) blackmails Victor into getting some revenge of her own, the two get caught up in the fallout.  The trailer, if overlong, is a balanced presentation of a dramatic character story and a Hollywood shoot em up.  Dead Man Down might have just nudged its way into my “Most Anticipated” list of early 2013.

Also starring Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Dead Man Down opens theatrically March 8th.  Hit the jump to watch the first trailer.

Dominic Cooper in Talks to Join NEED FOR SPEED with Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots

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After Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Imogen Poots (28 Days Later) signed on for the Need for Speed adaptation, it looks like Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) will be the next addition.  Cooper is reportedly in negotiations to star opposite Paul as the other male lead in the DreamWorks picture.  Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) will direct the Electronic Arts video game from a script by George Gatins, who developed the story with John Gatins (Flight).

The story centers on an underground racecar driver (Paul) who owns and operates a garage that modifies expensive cars.  Wrongly convicted but recently released from prison, he’s out for revenge on whoever framed him and killed his best friend.  Variety reports that Cooper will play Dino, an ex-NASCAR driver who sets up a business suping up high-performance vehicles with the help of his wealthy connections.  Poots will play an exotic car dealer who does business with the duo.  Look for Need for Speed February 7th, 2014.

Warner Bros. Puts Jon Favreau’s JERSEY BOYS into Turnaround; Dominic Cooper, Paul Dano, and James Badge Dale Eyed for Roles

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Warner Bros. is second-guessing its musical adaptation of Jersey Boys.  The Jon Favreau-helmed project had been on track at the studio for a January production start date and Christmas 2013 release, but Variety now reports that WB has put the project into turnaround.  The film is based on the smash hit musical and tells the story of The Four Seasons, chronicling the group’s rise in the 1960s with such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” It’s a whole lot of fun, and having seen the show I’d liken it to a musical version of a lighter Goodfellas.

Hit the jump for more, including why Warner Bros. dropped the project and who Favreau is eyeing for the leads.

Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper Topline Indie Drama REASONABLE DOUBT

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Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) and Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) are set to topline director Peter Howitt’s indie drama, Reasonable Doubt.   The film, written by Peter Dowling (Flightplan) and formerly titled The Good Samaritan, follows an assistant D.A. who prosecutes a fatal hit-and-run case with inconclusive evidence.  As the man on trial is then acquitted, the assistant D.A. struggles to hunt him down.  Variety doesn’t report on specifics of Jackson and Cooper’s characters, but they go on to say that the film will be a co-production of Paradox Entertainment, South Creek Pictures and Bavariapool.


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Earlier this week I literally dreamed about The Dark Knight Rises. Not that I was in the movie. Not that I was Batman. Just that I was in the theater watching it for the first time. And I woke up with a sense of joy that followed me around for hours. Even now I can’t decide exactly what this says about me or whether it’s a good or bad thing that I’m so excited for a single moviegoing experience. Part of me is a little disappointed in my subconscious for dreaming on such a micro level. Another part is encouraged that it finds such joy in the “little things”. Regardless, those precious two hours and forty-five minutes or so on midnight of July 20th can’t get here soon enough.

All personal issues aside, this week’s iteration of the Top 5 includes the new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, Brave interviews with John Lasseter, director Mark Andrews and more, Brendan’s latest Cinemath feature, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World interviews with Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and more, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter interviews with Tim Burton and co. The search for a brief recap and link to each concludes after the jump.

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