Sean Young, David Arquette, Lili Simmons, and More Join BONE TOMAHAWK; Film Now Shooting

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Last week we brought you the news that Bone Tomahawk had swapped out some of its cast, adding Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins and Matthew Fox to the fold.  Now the Kurt Russell starring western (written and directed by novelist S. Craig Zahler) has made some significant additions to the cast.  Sean Young, Lili Simmons (True Detective), David Arquette, Sid HaigEvan Jonigkeit (Girls), Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) have joined the film.

The movie actually started shooting today outside Los Angeles and will be produced by Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller.  In the film, four men attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization.  Hit the jump for more on the new Bone Tomahawk casting.

Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox Join BONE TOMAHAWK, Violent Western Shoots Next Month

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I’ve been looking forward to Bone Tomahawk ever since I read the words “Kurt Russell” and “Western” in the same sentence a while back and now it looks like this much anticipated film is on its feet and ready to go, making it one of two Kurt Russell westerns hitting screens next year (the other being The Hateful Eight).  So 2015 has that going for it.

In addition to the amazing (and previously reported) Richard Jenkins, the film has added Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox to its already impressive roster.  The film’s writer S. Craig Zahler (who also penned the flat-out amazing script The Brigands of Rattleborge) will be stepping behind the camera to direct.  The films starts shooting next month outside Los Angeles and will be produced by Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller.  Hit the jump for more on Bone Tomahawk.

Peter Sarsgaard and Dakota Fanning Talk NIGHT MOVES, Working with Kelly Reichardt, BRAIN ON FIRE, BONE TOMAHAWK and More

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“To cook meat well, don’t touch it too much.”  According to Peter Sarsgaard, that’s the approach writer-director Kelly Reichardt takes to her movies and you can absolutely see that in her latest, Night Moves.  Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning lead as Josh and Dena, a couple and pair of environmental activists determined to blow up a dam in Oregon.  In order to get the job done, they team up with Sarsgaard’s Harmon, a former Marine who has a little more knowhow.  Even though the trio actually manages to pull it off, their success doesn’t have the intended effect and instead leaves them suffering the consequences themselves.

With Night Moves getting a limited release on Friday, May 30th, Sarsgaard and Fanning sat down with Collider to talk about their experience making the film.  After the jump, check out what they told us about their collaboration with Reichardt and thoughts on Dena and Harmon’s choices as well as what’s happening with Bone Tomahawk and Fanning’s reaction to scoring the lead role in the book-to-film adaptation, Brain on Fire. 

Kurt Russell Talks THE ART OF THE STEAL, How Happy He Was with How the Film Turned out, FAST & FURIOUS 7, CLANG, BONE TOMAHAWK, and More

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From writer/director Jonathan Sobol, The Art of the Steal tells the story of Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) a motorcycle daredevil and art thief who agrees to pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon), which will, of course, lead to nothing but trouble for everyone involved.  The film also stars Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos and Terence Stamp.

At the film’s press day, actor Kurt Russell spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what made him what to be a part of this film, what this group of actors was like to work with, how much fun he had bringing this guy to life, and that he’s happy with how the film ultimately turned out.  He also talked about the passion he has for making wine, how he’s got both a heavy film called Clang and a Western called Bone Tomahawk on his film schedule, and that he thinks filming for Fast & Furious 7 will resume in April, even though he does not yet know how they’ll be handling the loss of actor Paul Walker.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

Kurt Russell Talks Future Projects, Resuming Filming on FAST & FURIOUS 7 in April, Mourning Paul Walker, and More

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Currently available on VOD and in theaters on March 14th, The Art of the Steal tells the story of Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) a motorcycle daredevil and art thief who agrees to pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon), which will, of course, lead to nothing but trouble for everyone involved.

Collider was invited to sit down with actor Kurt Russell to talk to him about that film and, during the interview (that we will run more of closer to the film’s theatrical release), conversation turned to what he’ll be doing next, the passion he has for making wine, and when he expects to return to finish his work on Fast & Furious 7.  He talked about how he’s got both a heavy film with director Mark Pellington, called Clang, and the Western Bone Tomahawk, that he’s hoping to get into production, how making wine is very similar to making a movie, and that he thinks filming for Fast & Furious 7 will resume in April, even though he does not yet know how they’ll be handling the loss of Paul Walker.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Peter Sarsgaard Talks BLUE JASMINE, Letting Go of His Ego, Acting Opposite Cate Blanchett, Woody Allen’s Directorial Approach, THE KILLING and More

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In Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine, Peter Sarsgaard delivers an engaging performance as Dwight, a diplomat who is quickly smitten with Jasmine’s (Cate Blanchett) beauty, sophistication and style.  Jasmine sees him as a potential lifeline, but Dwight is no knight in shining armor.  Sarsgaard, who is noted for his range and ability to access what is behind the often complicated facades of the characters he plays, admits that Dwight is not interested in what’s going on with Jasmine but rather how she might serve to further his political ambitions.

In an exclusive interview, Sarsgaard talked about how he was returning from a search and rescue effort in the Gila Wilderness when he got the call that Woody wanted to meet with him, how he only read his small part but never knew the rest of the story, why he had to let go of his ego to play the role, how he wondered why Blanchett was acting so strangely in their scenes together, why he appreciated Allen’s economical approach to directing that kept the performances fresh, how they bonded as musicians, and his favorite Woody Allen movies.  He also discussed the final The Killing episode, his upcoming films: Lovelace, Night Moves, Bone Tomahawk and Lady Grey, and why he likes working with first time directors.  Check out the interview after the jump. 

Peter Sarsgaard Talks LOVELACE, Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE, Kelly Reichardt’s NIGHT MOVES, S. Craig Zahler’s BONE TOMAHAWK and More at Sundance

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace.  The film stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular porn star who rose to prominence following 1972’s Deep Throat (the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success).  Lovelace would eventually go on to claim that her husband Chuck Traynor (played by Peter Sarsgaard) physically and verbally abused her, and coerced her into the pornography business.   The film also stars Juno Temple, Wes Bently, Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, and James Franco as Hugh Hefner.

The day after the premiere, I sat down with Sarsgaard for an exclusive interview.  We talked about how he got cast in Lovelace, his initial hesitation to play Chuck Traynor, Sundance, how he prepares for a role, working with Woody Allen on Blue Jasmine, director Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, director S. Craig Zoller’s western Bone Tomahawk, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Dennis Haysbert Replaces Michael Clarke Duncan in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; Timothy Olyphant Joins BONE TOMAHAWK

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Let’s get to a bit of casting news today:

  • Dennis Haysbert (24) will join Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as a replacement for Michael Clarke Duncan, who sadly passed away this past September. The sequel, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson and Jamie Chung. 
  • Timothy Olyphant (Justified) will join the horror-Western Bone Tomahawk, the directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler that already stars Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter.
  • Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will join the Australian production of the thriller Cut Snake, also starring Rachael Taylor (Transformers).

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Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter Join Horror Western BONE TOMAHAWK from Debut Director S. Craig Zahler

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Some interesting casting has shaped up for debut director S. Craig Zahler’s horror Western, Bone Tomahawk.  It looks like Kurt Russell (The Thing), Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern), Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) are all on board.  Bone Tomahawk “follows a sheriff (Russell), a gunslinger, a befuddled oldster (Jenkins) and a cowboy (Sarsgaard) as they attempt to rescue a group of captives (including Carpenter) from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes.”  If you ask me, there just aren’t enough movies with troglodytes these days.  Hit the jump for more.

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