Dominic Cooper Teases WARCRAFT Story Details and Real-World Parallels

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After years and years of development, production is finally getting underway in Vancouver on the feature film adaptation Warcraft, based on the incredibly popular video game.  Sam Raimi was initially onboard to take the helm a few years ago, but he subsequently stepped down.  Now, with Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones onboard, filming is beginning on what is poised to be a very long shoot.  The impressive cast is led by Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, and Dominic Cooper, and while we know very little about the story of the pic, Cooper recently teased some of the themes that Warcraft will be dealing with while also possibly revealing that he plays a human in the pic.  Hit the jump to read on.

Dominic Cooper Confirms Participation in Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT

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While the last couple of press releases from Legendary confirms some of the cast for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft adaptation, they’ve yet to confirm Dominic Cooper’s role beyond being in final negotiations.  Now, in an interview with Cooper for his upcoming film Reasonable Doubt, he confirms that Warcraft is indeed on his shooting schedule. There’s no word yet on just what role he’ll be playing, but it sounds as if you can safely add his name to the cast list.

Also starring Ben Foster, Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, and Toby KebbellWarcraft opens March 11, 2016.  Hit the jump to see what Cooper had to say.

New Trailer for FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND Starring Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming

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A new trailer for Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond is now available thanks to BBC America.  The mini-series features Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Ian Fleming, the man who would become best known as the author behind the suave super-spy James Bond, but not before he’d have a few adventures of his own.  While I don’t know for sure whether or not Fleming’s real-life exploits were anywhere near as explosive as this new trailer, the series certainly looks to be a fun watch.

Also starring Lara Pulver (True Blood, Sherlock), Annabelle Wallis (Hello Carter, The Tudors), Lesley Manville (Maleficent, Another Year), Anna Chancellor (The Hour, How I Live Now) and Samuel West (Van Helsing), the four-week event stars Wednesday, January 29th at 10pm/9C on BBC America.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

WARCRAFT Sets Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, and Rob Kazinsky; Dominic Cooper in Final Negotiations

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Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures just announced that they’ve closed deals with Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor), and Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim) for writer-director Duncan Jones’ Warcraft.  Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) is also in final negotiations to star.  Production is scheduled to begin in Vancouver this coming January.  Warcraft will open March 11, 2016.  Hit the jump for more.

Exclusive: 4 Images from REASONABLE DOUBT Starring Dominic Cooper, Gloria Reuben, and Samuel L. Jackson

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Today, we’ve got four exclusive images from the upcoming thriller, Reasonable Doubt.  Per the official synopsis, “When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime.  Following the trial, Mitch’s worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.”

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gloria Reuben and Samuel L. JacksonReasonable Doubt opens in theaters and VOD on January 17th.

New Full-Length Trailer and Images for NEED FOR SPEED Starring Aaron Paul

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DreamWorks has released a new full-length trailer and some high-resolution images for the upcoming Need for Speed movie.  Directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor), 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.  This new trailer plays up the revenge angle while also highlighting some genuinely thrilling race sequences, but I’m interested to see how much humor is layered throughout the film.  One of the keys to the success of the Fast & Furious franchise is that it’s fun and has increasingly embraced its outlandishness.  Waugh seems to be taking a more dramatic approach to racing in Need for Speed, but as we’ve seen on Breaking Bad, Paul certainly has comedic chops; hopefully some of that has the chance to shine through.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and images, and click here to read our recent interview with Paul, Waugh, and the film’s producers on the practical stunts.  The film also stars Imogen PootsKid CudiRamon RodriguezRami MalekHarrison GilbertsonDakota Johnson, and Michael KeatonNeed for Speed opens in theaters on March 14, 2014.

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.

DEAD MAN DOWN Review

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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.

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