This week, we got a chance to speak with Rachel McAdams, who is currently promoting another project that we’ll be writing about later. But, in the meantime, we wanted to post what she had to say about revisiting her role as Irene Adler for a cameo in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as working with Terrence Malick on an untitled film that is being described as “a powerful and moving love story.”
While McAdams said that she isn’t actually sure of her her role in the Malick film (meaning that she’s either being very coy, or that she only received her own script pages), she did admit to there being a bit of a love triangle involving her character. She also talked about the extensive preparation that Malick requires, and said that working with him was a wonderful and inspiring experience. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel, now titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, recently wrapped filming in London. While the film doesn’t come out until the end of this year, actor Jared Harris recently opened up a bit on the closely guarded flick. Harris plays the villain Moriarity, Holmes’ nemesis that was referred to at the end of the first flick. Speaking to MTV, Harris teased a bit about Game of Shadows:
“There’s some fisticuffs. It’s great fun. It’s sort of like the story kind of starts a lot faster than the last one, almost like you’re coming in the third act of the story almost.”
While not much is revealed in the way of plot, that’s to be expected. Ritchie only just wrapped filming and they certainly want to keep anticipation rolling high up through its release. Steve got the chance to visit the set, and you can check out a preview of his upcoming set visit here. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits theaters later this year on December 16th. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, and Stephen Fry.
Moriarty (Jared Harris) is sitting at a table inside the Hotel De La Ville in Paris surrounded by people. He’s reading a newspaper inside the cafe. After a few seconds, someone walks in to tell him something. While I can’t hear what they’re saying, the news must be important, as he gets up after hearing it. As he rises out of the chair, the focus of the shot pulls to an old man sitting at a table in the foreground of the frame. The man is unremarkable. He wears a suit of no importance. He has a long grey beard and long grey hair. I didn’t notice him until the camera pulled focus. As Moriarty leaves the room and the man jumps out of his chair, I realize it’s Sherlock Holmes in disguise.
But let me back up a second.
Last month, on the day the Sundance Film Festival started, I got to visit the set of Sherlock Holmes 2 (now called Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) when the production was filming 45 miles outside London at Waddesdon Manor. While the filming that day was supposed to be taking place in Paris, director Guy Ritchie was using the manor as a stand-in for the city. The manor was built to look like a French Renaissance-style château, and standing inside the breathtaking building, I understood why they’d want to film there. Read more about my visit to the set of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: February 15th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Chalk this up as our second official title news in as many days. Yesterday, we reported that Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man film would be called The Amazing Spider-Man. Today, we can confirm that Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel is officially titled Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This news comes courtesy of E! Online [via /Film] and really doesn’t change anything about the film except that we no longer have to refer to it in any number of ambiguous ways (i.e. Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel or Sherlock Holmes II).
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits theaters later this year on December 16th. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, and Stephen Fry.
With filming on Sherlock Holmes 2 currently underway, the production is opening up the set to various outlets. Last week, we reported that Hero Complex had seen some filming of a set piece and now Entertainment Tonight is getting to see what director Guy Ritchie and company have in store for the sequel. For those who want to avoid spoilers on what ET saw, I’ll simply say that Holmes is having even more fun with disguises in the sequel and that his dress-up accompanies what could be a thrilling action scene. We also get a brief look at new cast member Noomi Rapace in action.
Hit the jump to check out ET’s set vision. Sherlock Holmes 2 stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Jared Harris. It’s set to open on December 16th.
A new image has been released for Sherlock Holmes 2 along with some new details on the film. Hero Complex reports that currently-untitled sequel takes place a year after the events of the first film and sees Holmes in pursuit of Professor Moriarty (Mad Men‘s Jared Harris), who “might be the world’s first supervillain”. The film also introduces Noomi Rapace in her first American role as a “feisty” gypsy named Sim. Along for the ride is Stephen Fry as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft Holmes, a character who is, according to producer Susan Downey, “stranger and perhaps even more brilliant,” than Sherlock. Meanwhile, as Sherlock and Watson pursue Moriarty, Watson is trying to keep his relationship with Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly) afloat.
Hit the jump to check out the new image and learn more details about the flick. Sherlock Holmes 2 is due out December 16th.
With the holiday movie season coming to a close, and the cinematic dead-zone that is January just around the corner, what better time than now to look ahead to the next 12 months in film? We’ve compiled a list of what we see as the 35 most anticipated films of 2011, conveniently separated into five categories: Superheroes, Sequels, Dramas, Comedies/Family and Action/Sci-Fi. For each film, we’ve provided basic director/cast information, as well as what it’s about and why we’re excited about it. Sure to be another great year in film, 2011 has sequels galore, two Marvel films, two Steven Spielberg films, the return of Cameron Crowe, and Martin Scorsese’s first foray into 3D. So what are you waiting for? Hit the jump and check out what 2011 has in store for us movie lovers.
Warner Bros. has released their preview kit for 2011 and along with it they’re providing the first look at Sherlock Holmes II, The Hangover Part II, and Horrible Bosses. There’s also images for The Rite, Unknown, Hall Pass, Red Riding Hood, Sucker Punch, Born to Be Wild, Something Borrowed, Apparition, Final Destination 5, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Hit the jump to check out the high-resolution synopses and images from these films plus synopses for Crazy Stupid Love, Green Lantern, Dolphin Tale, Contagion, Happy Feet 2, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
During today’s press conference for Due Date, Robert Downey Jr. was asked about Iron Man 3 going to Disney from Paramount, how has Sherlock Holmes 2 been going, and I asked him if he’ll star in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. While I’d love to say we have huge answers to these questions, Downey Jr. was rather brief and to the point on all three. Hit the jump for what he said:
We don’t know much about Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. We know that Moriarty will be the villain and that he’ll be played by Mad Men‘s Jared Harris. We know that Noomi Rapace is playing the female lead (although Rachel McAdams‘ Irene Adler is returning, but in a smaller role). We know that Stephen Fry is playing Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft. And now thank to some new set photos, we know that Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) will ride in an open carriage in a field. While I’m sure that Sherlock Holmes could deduce the entire plot from that, I am no Sherlock Holmes (despite my penchant for deerstalker caps).
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. Sherlock Holmes 2 is set to open on December 16, 2011.
The question of who would play Sherlock Holmes’ famous archnemesis Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2 has been looming large before even the first film came out. Actors rumored in connection to the gig included Brad Pitt, Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, and Gary Oldman. Now, Latino Review is reporting that an exciting and unexpected actor has gotten the gig: Jared Harris. Harris is best known for his role as Lane Pryce on AMC’s Mad Men. He’s also had recurring roles on The Riches, Fringe, and he most recently costarred in John Carpenter’s The Ward, which played at the Toronto International Film Festival. He’s also signed costarring in Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Hit the jump for a recap of what we know about Sherlock Holmes 2 thus far.
Update: Steve here. I’ve confirmed from my own sources that Jared Harris is indeed going to play Professor Moriarty. I’ve also been told Sherlock Holmes 2 starts filming next week in London.
All the key cast members of Sherlock Holmes 2 are starting to fall in place. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are back as Holmes and Watson, obviously. Rachel McAdams will reprise her role as Irene Adler, though in a diminished capacity. Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will make her English-language debut as the sequel’s female lead, rumored to be a French Gypsy. Now, the endlessly witty Stephen Fry (Alice in Wonderland) has shared that he will play Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in the film. (The only piece missing: who will play Moriarty?)
Hit the jump for Fry’s comments on the role, as well as some background info on the character.
by Bill Graham Posted: September 17th, 2010 at 10:28 am
The Harry Potter franchise is nearing the end of its tremendously successful run at Warner Brothers as the kickoff to the finale begins with the first of the two-part conclusion to the final chapter of the series this November. To date, the franchise has brought in over $5.4 billion in worldwide box office gross, which easily cements its place as the biggest film franchise in overall gross, and we still have two films left. So it’s clear that WB cannot sit around and wait until the guaranteed bread winner is gone; they have to take action, and they aim to begin planning ahead by getting DC Comics more involved. Join me after the break for full quotes from CEO Barry Meyer on the future of WB and why I think they aren’t in a terrible position.
We have been reporting for a couple weeks now on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace’s entry into Hollywood. She’s taken quite a few meetings, for such projects as the Mission: Impossible reboot, James McTiegue’s period thriller The Raven, a “juicy villain role” in McG’s This Means War. And while Jeremy Renner alleged Rapace would be his co-star in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (should he sign on), the Swedish actress has chosen the vehicle for her English-language debut: Sherlock Holmes 2. Details after the jump.
Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, may be about to break out stateside in a big way. While Rapace isn’t a household name in America yet, Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium Trilogy” (of which Dragon Tattoo is the first part) novels are still tearing up the bestseller list and the movie is one of the hottest titles on Netflix “Watch Instantly”. Rapace also won the Swedish equivalent of an Oscar for her performance as Salander and now Magnolia Pictures wants to get her an Oscar nomination for that performance. Deadline reports that Rapace is basically being set up to be the next Marion Cotillard. Hit the jump to find out about the ridiculous amount of high-profile roles she’s been meeting for.