As a special Valentine’s Day treat (?), Magnolia Pictures has released the official U.S. theatrical trailer for director Lars von Trier’s new film Nymphomaniac: Volume I. The two-part epic tells the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her numerous sexual encounters to an old bachelor when he discovers her badley beaten in an alley. Volume I looks to mainly take place in flashback, as the young Joe (Stacy Martin) begins her adventurous journey. This trailer is devoid of any NSFW material from von Trier’s graphically explicit film, but there is quite a bit of Shia LaBeouf. The tone is certainly aggressive, and it’ll be interesting to see how von Trier’s epic stands up as two separate films.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac: Volume I will be available VOD on March 6th followed by a theatrical release on March 21st, while Nymphomaniac: Volume II hits VOD on April 3rd and theaters on April 18th.
Relativity has released a set of images for 3 Days to Kill, the action thriller directed by McG (Terminator Salvation). Kevin Costner stars as an international spy determined to retire to spend more time with his estranged wife and daughter: “But first, he must complete one last mission—even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.”
Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, and Connie Nielsen co-star. 3 Days to Kill opens February 17. Check out the image gallery after the jump.
A new trailer has gone online for McG‘s action-thriller 3 Days to Kill. Kevin Costner plays an international spy with a terminal illness who agrees to do some contract killing in exchange for an experimental drug that could save his life, and allow him to reconnect with his estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) and daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). Putting the easy Taken comparison aside, the trailer make it look like this could be a solid flick, but I have concerns about McG, who hasn’t directed a good film in a while (some might say “ever”, but I like Charlie’s Angels).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. 3 Days to Kill also stars Amber Heard, and opens on February 21st.
Sex sells, so perhaps it’s only natural that there’s been a ton of marketing for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac. There have been monthly clips, a ridiculously NSFW trailer, character posters, and today we have a bunch of new images along with some more NSFW material. It’s not as NSFW as the semen-dribbling trailer, but the collection of portraits does contain some topless photos of some of the movie’s characters. We don’t know much about these characters since our knowledge of the plot extends to Charlotte Gainsbourg starring as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. I’m sure we’ll probably learn about about these topless ladies in between all the banging.
Hit the jump to check out the images and portraits. The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac: Part One will be available on VOD on March 6th and in theaters on March 21st; Nymphomaniac: Part Two will be released on VOD on April 3rd and in theaters on April 18th. [Update: We have removed the character portraits at the request of the studio]
Over the past few months, we’ve been getting brief clips from Lars Von Trier‘s two-part, five-and-a-half hour erotic epic, Nymphomaniac. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. Today, we have the first trailer, and in addition to being seriously NSFW (unless your workplace is cool with shots of blowjobs and a character accidentally drooling semen) the movie looks aggressive, dark, and twisted. In other words, it looks like a Lars Von Trier film.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac will be released in Denmark and Norway on Christmas Day, and in France in January. Magnolia has U.S. distribution rights, but no release date has been announced yet.
Magnolia has released two new posters for Lars Von Trier‘s two-part erotic epic, Nymphomaniac. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. Last month, we got plenty of character posters featuring most of the characters in an orgasmic state (Shia LaBeouf‘s character is having none of it). One of the new posters continues that trend with an extreme close-up on Gainsbourg, and the other poster combines nine of the character posters into a 3×3 grid. That’s nine O-faces for the price of one.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac will be released in Denmark on Christmas Day and is heading towards a full premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Fourteen character posters have been released for Lars Von Trier’s erotic epic Nymphomaniac. The two-part, five-hour film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Joe beaten up in an alley. These posters the cast giving the camera their best O-face except for Shia LaBeouf, who’s character is apparently too cool for such orgasm shenanigans. These posters don’t feature any naughty bits, but they come awfully close.
Hit the jump to check out the posters but be warned: a nearly naked Stellan Skarsgard can’t be un-seen. The film also stars Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac will be released in Denmark on Christmas Day and is heading towards a full premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Relativity Media announced today that director McG’s new action-thriller, tentatively titled Three Days to Kill, will hit theaters on February 14, 2014. Written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak, the film stars Kevin Costner as an elite government hit man who, after receiving news that he has a terminal disease, decides to give up his high stakes life to build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. However, when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, Costner’s character finds himself juggling caring for his daughter while his wife is away and completing his mission at the same time, all the while experiencing hallucinatory side effects from the drug.
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Connie Nielsen (Boss) star as Costner’s daughter and wife, respectively, and Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) plays the mysterious woman who offers Costner the drug. On the crowded 2014 Valentine’s Day weekend, Three Days to Kill will open opposite the romantic comedy remake About Last Night, the sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner, the fantasy YA adaptation Vampire Academy, and the romance remake Endless Love.
Check out the latest casting news below:
- Christian Slater (Broken Arrow) and Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard) join the indie drama Undiscovered Gyrl, an adaptation of Allison Burnett’s novel which Burnett himself will direct.
- Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) has joined the latest McG project, previously reported as Three Days to Kill. The pic is a darkly comic action thriller that involves a Secret Service agent who comes out of retirement for one last mission in exchange for a drug that could save his life.
- Ben Mendelsohn (Killing Them Softly) is in talks to join Mississippi Grind, a road trip pic of sorts with a plot focused on gambling addiction. The indie also stars Jake Gyllenhaal who will produce.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
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.
A new trailer for the drama Perfect Sense has been released. Starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, the film centers on a chef and a scientist who fall in love just as a global epidemic is beginning to unravel. This new trailer isn’t as entrancing as the first one we saw, but it’s still fairly effective. I like McGregor and Green a lot, and the film seems to be chock-full of emotional moments. The epidemic that permeates the background of the film is played very straight, so it’s a little like Contagion with love.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by David MacKenzie (Young Adam), the film was picked up for distribution by IFC Films but is currently without a US release date.
About a month ago we posted the first images from Perfect Sense, a Sundance 2011 entry led by Ewan McGregor and Eva Green with the cryptic logline, “A poetic and magnetic love story about two people who start to fall in love just as the world begins to fall apart.” I think, for now, it’s best we leave it there.
Thankfully, this newly released trailer agrees with me. It captures the pure melodrama indicated by the logline without revealing too much about the story. So you can watch this footage and simply admire how beautifully the David Mackenzie-directed film is lit without spoiling things. However, if you would like to know more about the plot, we’ve included new story details alongside the trailer after the jump.
Continuing our coverage of the films that will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival in January, today we bring you images from two dramatic films that will premiere out-of-competition at the festival: I Melt With You and Perfect Sense. I Melt With You stars Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Carla Gugino and Christian McKay. Directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies), the film focuses on four lifelong friends who, during their annual get-together, realize that their lives haven’t exactly turned out the way they expected.
Perfect Sense stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewan Bremner, Stephen Dillane, and Connie Nielsen. From director David Mackenzie (Young Adam), the film is described as a “poetic and magnetic love story.” Hit the jump to check out the images, as well as a brief synopsis for both films. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.