Check out the latest posters for the following films:
- Stoker – From director Park Chan-wook comes another family portrait poster featuring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Stoker opens March 1, 2013.
- Side Effects – Director Steven Soderbergh’s next film stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones embroiled in a drug thriller. Side Effects opens February 8, 2013.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – The magician comedy from director Don Scardino stars Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters along with their synopses.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival just announced an absolutely stacked lineup of films for their Premieres program, and we’ve got some new/first images from a few of the included films to share. Briefly:
- The Look of Love – Directed by Michael Winterbottom, written by Matt Greenhaigh, and starring Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, and Tamsin Egerton.
- Lovelace – Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, written by Andy Bellin, and starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, and Sharon Stone.
- Prince Avalanche – Written and directed by David Gordon Green, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
- Stoker – Directed by Park Chan-wook, written by Wentworth Miller, and starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, and Nicole Kidman.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27th.
Check out the latest casting news in brief below:
- Imogen Poots (Fright Night) has been cast opposite Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) in the Need for Speed adaptation directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor).
- Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will join Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) in Before I Go to Sleep, director Rowan Joffe’s psychological thriller adapted from S.J. Watson’s best-selling book.
- Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) will star in in the indie coming-of-age drama, Mixtape, directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas).
Hit the jump for more info on each picture, plus the first poster and synopsis for Before I Go to Sleep.
One of my most anticipated films of next spring is Park Chan-Wook‘s Stoker. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The promo trailer shows the creation of the eye-catching first poster, and is set to the song “Becomes The Color” by Emily Wells, which will play over the film’s closing credits. It’s a creepy song, and while it doesn’t work quite as well as the music used in the international trailer (“Dirge” by Death in Vegas), it gets the job done.
Hit the jump to check out the video and poster. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens March 1, 2013.
Four Canadian character posters have been released for Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy. The film is about a reporter (Matthew McConaughey) and his younger brother (Zac Efron) working with a nymphomaniac (Nicole Kidman) to free her beloved felon (John Cusack). It’s pretty terrible. However, I can’t argue with the pull quote that describes the movie as “sweaty”. I would add that the flick is also sticky, rancid, and pungent. But it does have famous people in it, and these posters convey that fact perfectly.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The Paperboy opens October 5th in the U.S. It opens October 19th in Canada.
An international trailer for Park Chan-wook‘s Stoker has gone online. Like the first trailer that debuted last week, this one is dark, creepy, unsettling, and absolutely fascinating. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The plot seems to have a mix of Lolita and The Professional, although it’s not paid assassinations as much as serial killing (money makes all the difference!). There are also some strange layers going on between the girl and her mother (Nicole Kidman). Even though I’ve now seen two trailers for the movie, I still have no idea what to expect, and that makes me very excited to see it.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens on March 1st, 2013.
The first trailer for Oldboy director Park Chan-wook‘s English-language debut Stoker has been released. The film centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). Chan-wook’s signature lush visual palette is on full display in this trailer, along with a wonderful air of creepiness and foreboding. There’s promise of some strong performances from the whole cast, especially Nicole Kidman as Wasikowska’s wary mother, and the tone is downright chilling. I can’t tell if the trailer gives too much away or if it’s a great tease of the film’s atmosphere, but this looks like a great way for Chan-wook to make his American debut.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens on March 1st, 2013.
Oldboy director Chan-wook Park has been in the news quite a bit lately, attaching himself to helm a violent Western called The Brigands of Rattleborge and a 1930s crime drama Corsica 72, but his English-language debut is already in the can and set for a March 2013 release. Stoker centers a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The cast is led by Nicole Kidman as the girl’s mother, and the chilling first footage from the pic has landed online by way of an ET preview. I expected a blend of horror and drama, and that’s exactly what Park has delivered based on this snippet of footage. We look to be in for strong performances from Kidman and Wasikowska, and I can’t wait to see more from the film when a full trailer lands online.
Hit the jump to watch the footage. The film also stars Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. Stoker opens on March 1st, 2013.
Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy technically has a plot. It’s an idiotic, rambling plot that has no level of cohesion or momentum whatsoever, but it’s a story that chronologically follows from “A” to “B”. Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy has characters. They’re gross, idiotic people whose actions are repulsive and ambitions are bizarre, but their repulsive behavior and bizarre ambition are consistent. Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy doesn’t earn points just because it meets the bare minimum of plot and character since it fails on just about every level of filmmaking. Daniels, in his effort to go big all the time, mistakes luridness for atmosphere, sweat for character, and style for substance.
Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen have boarded Lars Von Trier‘s upcoming two-part feature, Nymphomaniac. Per THR, “Charlotte Gainsbourg will star as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. Stellan Skarsgard will play Seligman, an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He takes her home to care for her and Joe recounts to him the story of her erotic life, from birth to the age of 50.” The movie also stars Shia LaBeouf and Danish actors Nicolas Bro (Warhorse), Jesper Christensen (Quantum of Solice) and Jens Albinus (Idiots), Sweden’s Shanti Roney (Together) and German actor Severin von Hoensbroech (Ruhm). Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe have been rumored for supporting roles. THR currently doesn’t have any details on who Bell or Nielsen’s will be playing.
LaBeouf has said that all of the sex scenes will be for real, but the producers explain they “will be performed with the help of body doubles and visual effects.” According to THR, Von Trier plans to release the films in both hard-core and soft-core versions with an eye towards a 2013 release. The 11-week shoot in Gemany begins tomorrow.
The first trailer for Precious director Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy has been released, and it’s pretty out there. The film is an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel and stars Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron as two brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate played by John Cusack. The trailer’s pretty muddled, and it’s tough to make out just exactly what this movie is. Efron appears to be fixated on a rather free-spirited woman played by Nicole Kidman, while Cusack seems to be playing some sort of victim/villain. The pic was greeted with a less than enthusiastic response when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and while this trailer doesn’t inspire much evidence to the contrary I’m still interested to see the talented ensemble cast work together.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the poster. The Paperboy opens on October 5th.
We were starting to wonder when Stoker, the English-language debut from Oldboy director Chan-wook Park, would get released. The film went in front of cameras last September, and we haven’t heard anything about it since. Today, word comes that Stoker will open March 1, 2013. The plot centers on a young girl (Mia Wasikowska) who encounters her mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) while mourning her death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The impressive cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. I’ve been told that the movie could be described as a horror, a thriller, a drama, or a combination of all three, so it will be interesting to see how Fox Searchlight plans to sell it.
It won’t be an easy sell in a crowded March 2013, which could almost pass for a summer month with the amount of heavy-hitters it has on hand. Stoker will be sharing its weekend with Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9 follow-up, Elysium, which stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Even if Stoker does well, it will be tough to have legs in a month that also includes Oz the Great and Powerful, Now You See Me, the remake of Carrie, the Tom Hanks drama Captain Phillips, DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, Jack the Giant Killer, and the delayed 3D release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. [Update: We've been sent official word regarding the release date, which comes with an official synopsis. Read it after the jump.]
A couple of new release dates have been announced. First up, Lee Daniels’ adaptation of The Paperboy will hit theaters on October 5th (per Deadline). The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron as two brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate played by John Cusack. The film was met with a less-than-enthusiastic response at the Cannes Film Festival, but I’m still interested in seeing the pic based on the impressive cast. The drama faces considerable competition on that October release date, as Frankenweenie, Taken 2, the a capella comedy Pitch Perfect and the horror film Sinister all open on the same day.
Additionally, Studio Canal and Big Talk Pictures have set the salsa dancing revenge comedy (how’s that for a genre?) Cuban Fury for release on March 22nd in the UK and Ireland. Nick Frost plays a burgeoning salsa dancing star alongside Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz) and Ian McShane. Production begins next week in London, and hopefully we’ll get a US release date announcement soon. Hit the jump to read the press release.
Two bits of casting news today for some lovely leading ladies (although only one of the roles is actually a lead). Here are the headlines:
- Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) is set to join Tracks for director John Curran (The Painted Veil). The Australian-set picture is based on Robyn Davidson’s trek across the heart of the island continent.
- Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) will join Precious director Lee Daniels‘ historical drama, The Butler, based on the life of Eugene Allen, who served on the White House staff from 1952 to 1986.
Hit the jump for more.
This new clip from director Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming movie, The Paperboy, highlights not only stars Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman, but Daniels’ editing style and a mighty fine musical choice. It features the same washed-out tones as the previous clip we posted and I have to say, I’m a fan of the look. However, the clip, titled “Jack’s Daydream,” is loaded with overlays, cuts and transitions that come across as a bit heavy handed. Luckily, the scene is saved by David Oyelowo snapping Jack and the audience back into reality. You’ll have to look twice to spot Matthew McConaughey who, in a bit of a departure, doesn’t steal the scene and barely registers on the radar.
The Paperboy, an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel, features McConaughey and Efron playing a pair of brothers who team-up to investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate (John Cusack). Hit the jump to check out the clip.