This coming weekend will feature three new releases starring some of Hollywood’s hottest hunks. First up, Bradley Cooper, in Limitless, will portray a man who has reached the apex of the human condition with a little pharmaceutical assistance. Next, Matthew McConaughey plays The Lincoln Lawyer, a defense attorney who lands the case of the lifetime, only to find it might be more than he bargained for. And for the sexiest of the bunch, we have the highly anticipated Paul, the dirty-talking alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) who accompanies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on a cross-country trip. Two out of three ain’t bad, ladies.
Hit the jump for all our coverage, including trailers and synopses, on these headliners as well as limited releases Cracks, The Music Never Stopped, and Win Win.
We have a couple of new posters to bring you tonight. First up is an international banner from Kevin Asch’s indie-drama Holy Rollers. Starring Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg and The Hangover‘s Justin Bartha, the film tells the story of a young man from an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn (Eisenberg) who becomes an ecstasy dealer alongside his buddy who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel. As for the poster, it seems reminiscent of marketing from The Social Network which also featured a prominent shot of a somewhat clueless Eisenberg expression. Also starring Jason Fuchs and Ari Graynor, Holy Rollers opens May 20th.
Next up is a new poster from the Eva Green drama Cracks. Directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter, Jordan Scott, the film is set at an all-girls boarding school and centers on a teacher (Green) who becomes infatuated with a new student. I think Green is a great actress and easy on the eyes to boot. Thus, this poster (which features her face numerous times) is all right by me. In case you missed it over a year ago, here’s the film’s trailer. Cracks is set to release next month on March 18th. Hit the jump to check out both posters for yourself.
It’s been a pretty crazy week for news here at Collider as Steve landed the first photos and full synopses from dozens of upcoming films. If you haven’t seen them, you can check them out here, here, here, and here. That was on top of all the good stuff we bring you on a regular basis. But even with all the news we posted this week, there’s still more and while we didn’t have time to give these stories their own articles, we wanted to make sure you knew about some other cool stuff from the past few days.
Hit the jump to read about how James Franco’s General Hospital stint folds into a larger art project he’s doing, South Park taking their shot at James Cameron’s Avatar, Spider-Man finally arrested for being a menace, and more.
I hadn’t even heard of “Cracks” before today and after watching the trailer and reading the synopsis, I’m wondering when I’ll get the chance to see it. Directed by Jordan Scott (the spawn of Ridley Scott who also produced the film alongside his brother Tony), “Cracks” looks like it has a nice “Picnic at Hanging Rock” vibe to it although the plot seems like a dark, twisted version of “Dead Poets Society”. The film also stars Eva Green being all sexy and mysterious. I like all of these things. The trailer leaves the details of the plot a bit fuzzy so I’ve also included a brief synopsis as well as the poster which also went online today. Check out this “Hanging Rock”-”Dead Poets”-Sexy/Mysterious Eva Green-hybrid after the jump.