Rosario Dawson Talks TRANCE, Working with Danny Boyle, Playing a Female at the Center of a Male Dominated Story & a Nude Scene with James McAvoy

by     Posted 1 year, 207 days ago

rosario-dawson-slice

Rosario Dawson takes on one of the biggest acting challenges of her career playing an alluring hypnotherapist hired to help recover an amnesiac thief’s (James McAvoy) lost memories in Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle’s crime thriller, Trance, opening in theaters on April 5th.  When an adeptly planned heist at an auction house goes violently awry, the story quickly turns into a high stakes triangle where the painting’s thief, his partner in crime (Vincent Cassel), and the hypnotist all become trapped together in a mind bending puzzle of their own making.

At a roundtable interview at the film’s recent press day, Dawson talked about working with Boyle and helping to bring his vision to life.  She discussed preparing for the pivotal role, taking audiences on a fascinating journey into the world of the subconscious, finding a way to play a very complex character without giving away too much to the audience, holding her own as the female at the center of a male-dominated story, and her nude scene with McAvoy that is one of the movie’s most powerful moments.  Hit the jump to read more.

New Green-Band Trailer for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy

by     Posted 1 year, 217 days ago

trance-james-mcavoy-slice

A new trailer for director Danny Boyle’s Trance has debuted.  This hypnotic crime thriller centers on James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as Simon, a criminal mastermind behind an art heist who develops amnesia and forgets where he stashed the goods.  The mob boss, played by Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), is none too happy with this and resorts to torture to get his information.  Rosario Dawson (Sin City) also stars as a hypnotist who attempts to jumpstart Simon’s memory in another way.  This cut leaves out the bloody violence of the red-band trailer and focuses instead on the beautiful technicolor vision of Boyle’s latest thriller.

Scope out a clip from the film here and check back soon for related interviews.  Trance opens in the U.K. March 27th and in limited release stateside starting April 5th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

Red-Band Trailer and New Poster for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson

by     Posted 1 year, 252 days ago

trance-james-mcavoy-slice

A new red-band trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance is now available.  The crime-thriller stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as Simon, a criminal mastermind behind an art heist who develops amnesia and forgets where he stashed the goods.  The mob boss, played by Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), is none too happy with this and resorts to torture to get his information.  Rosario Dawson (Sin City) also stars as a hypnotist who attempts to jumpstart Simon’s memory in another way.  This trailer certainly earns its red-band status with a combination of bloody torture, sex and violence and looks to be another Boyle classic.

Trance will open on March 27th in the U.K. and April 5th in the U.S.  Hit the jump to watch the new red-band trailer.

New Posters for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel

by     Posted 1 year, 268 days ago

trance-posters-slice

Four posters have been released for Danny Boyle‘s upcoming thriller, Trance.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Three of the posters provide some nice optical illusions, and I don’t know if another recent major film has tried this other than Men in Black 3 and The Prestige.

Hit the jump to check out the U.K. posters.  Trance opens in the U.K. on March 27th.  A U.S. release is expected in the near future.

Rosario Dawson Joins QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, Frank Grillo and Maria Bello Board James Wan Thriller, Plus Casting Updates on MAN OF STEEL and FREEZER

by     Posted 1 year, 273 days ago

rosario-dawson-queen-of-the-night-slice

Check out the latest casting news below:

  • Rosario Dawson (Sin City) will join Queen of the Night, the Atom Egoyan thriller that stars Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos.
  • Frank Grillo (The Grey) and Maria Bello (A History of Violence) will star in a James Wan-presented thriller, possibly titled House of Horror, to be directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood).
  • Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga) and Yuliya Snigir (A Good Day to Die Hard) join the cast of Freezer, an action/thriller directed by Mikael Salomon and starring Dylan McDermott.
  • Richard Cetrone and Revard Dufresne, who each had stunt/small roles in Sucker Punch, will fill out the villainous contingent of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel presumably as General Zod’s henchmen.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

First Trailer and New Images for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson

by     Posted 1 year, 286 days ago

trance-james-mcavoy-slice

The first trailer for Danny Boyle‘s crime-thriller Trance has gone online.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  The trailer shows off the vibrant, twisty cinematography that has become a trademark of Boyle’s work, and McAvoy looks like he’s at the top of his game.  My only problem with the trailer is that I think it might give away too much of the plot.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Trance opens in the U.K. on March 27th.  A U.S. release is expected in the near future.

First Official Images from Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Featuring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel

by     Posted 1 year, 299 days ago

trance-james-mcavoy-slice

Just yesterday we learned of a possible March U.K. release date for director Danny Boyle’s upcoming thriller Trance, and today the first official images from the film have landed online.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Boyle notes that the film isn’t a straightforward thriller, and describes it as an “updated noir” that’s more emotionally charged than previous entries in the genre.  There also appears to be a love triangle aspect involving the three lead characters.

Hit the jump to check out the images and to read a few quotes from Boyle regarding the pic.  The film is reportedly set for release on March 27, 2013 in the U.K. [Update: The folks at Pathe Productions Limited have reached out to us to confirm the U.K. release date.]

Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Reportedly Set for March 27, 2013 U.K. Release; Film Stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson

by     Posted 1 year, 300 days ago

trance-set-photo-james-mcavoy-slice

We haven’t heard much about Danny Boyle‘s Trance this year, but that’s not too surprising since he was busy taking every British thing ever and putting it into the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.  The movie centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassell co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Boyle shot the film back in 2011, but he held off on post-production until he was done with the Olympics. Now that those are finished, work on Trance has resumed, and a U.K. release may have been announced.  Trance is reportedly set to open in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2013.

Hit the jump for more.

Rosario Dawson Confirms Her Return for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

by     Posted 2 years, 45 days ago

rosario-dawson-sin-city-2-a-dame-to-kill-for

With production looming closer, we’re starting to get word regarding the final confirmed cast for director Robert Rodriguez’s long-in-the-works sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Back in April we heard that Rosario Dawson was planning on reprising her role as Gail in the follow-up, but subsequent press releases for the film left her name off the cast list.  Now the actress herself has confirmed her involvement to E! Online:

“It’s in! It’s happening! Can’t tell you nothing.”

If I remember correctly, prostitute dominatrix Gail shows up about halfway through Frank Miller’s graphic novel , but the protagonist of A Dame to Kill For is Dwight.  That character was played by Clive Owen in the first film, but in A Dame to Kill For he has a different face.  We still haven’t heard if Owen will be back or who (if anyone) is taking on the character in the sequel, but Dawson is a welcome addition to the cast.  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th, 2013.

First Trailer for 10 YEARS Starring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Chris Pratt

by     Posted 2 years, 67 days ago

10-years-trailer-slice

We’ve got the first trailer for 10 Years, an ensemble comedy centering on a group of friends at their high school reunion.  The directorial debut of Jamie Linden (Dear John), 10 Years stars Channing Tatum as Jake, who is ready to propose to his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) until he runs into his old flame (Rosario Dawson) at the reunion.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Justin Long, Max Minghella, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac, Ari Graynor and Lynn Collins.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

MEN IN BLACK and MEN IN BLACK II Blu-ray Reviews

by     Posted 2 years, 115 days ago

men-in-black-2-blu-ray-cover-slice

In 1995, Will Smith starred in the first of three back-to-back films that would rocket his career into superstardom and solidify his status as a box office king.  He kicked things off with Michael Bay’s feature directorial debut, Bad Boys, followed by the large-scale sci-fi actioner Independence Day, and rounded things off with the franchise-starter Men in Black.  The third installment in the sci-fi comedy series, Men in Black 3, just opened in theaters and now Men in Black and Men in Black II have been released on Blu-ray to mark the occasion.  Hit the jump for our review of both films on Blu-ray.

First Image from HOTEL NOIR Starring Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, and Danny DeVito

by     Posted 2 years, 184 days ago

hotel-noir-slice

Production has completed on the neo noir caper Hotel Noir, and the first image from the film has been released.  Snakes on a Plane screenwriter Sebastián Gutiérrez tries his hand as a director at the noir genre in the 1950s-set film that centers on a detective holed up in a downtown hotel waiting for assassins to kill him.  We follow the detective through the night as he meets and converses with various characters who have haunted pasts of their own.  This being a Gutiérrez film, it’s described as a “sexually charged” crime film.  The cast is fairly impressive and includes Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman, and Robert Forster.  The pic is currently without distribution, but it will be shopped to international buyers in Cannes.

Hit the jump to read the press release and to check out the first image from the film.

Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson to Return for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

by     Posted 2 years, 186 days ago

sin-city-rourke-dawson-slice

Last week, we reported that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City 2 had finally secured financing, and that filming was due to take place this summer.  The sequel, officially titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has now lined up its first two actors by bringing back Sin City stars Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson.  Since A Dame to Kill For is actually a prequel, it allows room to bring back popular tough guy, Marv (Rourke), and prostitute dominatrix, Gail (Dawson).

Hit the jump for more.

Michael Pena to Play Labor Activist Cesar Chavez in CHAVEZ; Rosario Dawson Cast as Dolores Huerta, America Ferrera Co-Stars

by     Posted 2 years, 230 days ago

michael-pena-cesar-chavez

Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Pablo Cruz started developing a Cesar Chavez biopic at their Canana Films nearly two years ago.  Chavez is a legendary activist and Latino icon, revered for his efforts in the American labor movement, so his portrayer must be chosen with care.  Two years later, Canana came up with an inspired choice: Michael Pena.  I’ve noticed Pena most visibly in recent years creating distinct comic characters in lighter fare like Observe and Report or 30 Minutes or Less.  But the actor made is name in heavier dramas like Crash and World Trade Center.  Pena is versatile, and you need an actor who can tap into both sides of the craft to play an iconic figure who is a true leader of men.

Luna stepped behind the camera in 2010 to direct Abel, and has decided to make the biopic Chavez his second narrative feature.  Luna cast Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, Chavez’s partner in activism and co-founder of what eventually became the United Farm Workers.  America Ferrera will play Chavez’s wife Helen.  Hit the jump for more, including comments from Luna on the importance of Chavez’s message.

New Images from FIRE WITH FIRE Starring Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, and Bruce Willis

by     Posted 2 years, 292 days ago

fire-with-fire-movie-image-josh-duhamel-rosario-dawson-slice-01

New images have been released for the likely-direct-to-DVD movie Fire with Fire.  The film stars Josh Duhamel as a fireman who has to take matters into his own hands when he’s threatened by a man he’s going to testify against.  So how do I know this movie is going direct-to-DVD?  For starters, the movie stars Bruce Willis and lately his small-budget thrillers are going to stores instead of theaters (Setup and Catch .44).  Second, it co-stars 50 Cent whose last seven movies haven’t made it into theaters (as well they shouldn’t).

But hey, maybe the movie will make it to the big screen, in which case the world can once again be reminded that 50 Cent should never be in movies.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  Fire with Fire also stars Rosario Dawson, Richard Schiff, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Click Here