NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Synopsis Revealed; Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan’s Casting Confirmed

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About a month ago Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe was set to play his son in Now You See Me 2 and now Lionsgate has confirmed it.  Radcliffe is locked to join Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco in the sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit.  Now You See Me began its theatrical run at #2 behind Fast & Furious 6, but after its $29.4 million debut, the film went on to secure over $350 million worldwide, earning the second film.

Hit the jump to check out the very first official Now You See Me 2 synopsis and to find out who else is joining the cast alongside Radcliffe.

HORNS Review

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Everyone has got some ugliness deep down in our souls.  It may be a fleeting thought or repressed anger, but good people try to keep it hidden, which isn’t a bad thing.  It makes us human, and without that humanity, our brutal honesty shines through.  Alexandre Aja‘s Horns tries to explore this inner darkness by weaving together religion, salvation, damnation, and dark secrets, and the movie’s approach, albeit heavy-handed at times, is admirable.  There’s not much room for subtlety, but the darkly comedic aspects help balance out the somber tone, and although the plot stumbles across clunky storytelling, it’s a refreshing horror film that conjures up some sympathy for a devil.

Daniel Radcliffe Talks HORNS, Keeping the Leather Jacket, Making the Material Believable, Working with Alexandre Aja, His Hopes to Direct and More

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He’s walked us through a world of witchcraft and wizardry, made moviegoers believe in the Woman in Black of the Eel Marsh House and now Daniel Radcliffe has absolutely no trouble selling himself as a guy with horns growing out of his head in Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Horns.  Radcliffe leads as Ig Perrish.  Ig is all ready to live happily ever after with his longtime girlfriend Merrin Williams (Juno Temple), but then she turns up dead and he’s named the prime suspect.  Complicating matters further, Ig also wakes up with horns comings out of his head.

Horns is already available on VOD, but in honor of the film’s very appropriate October 31st theatrical release, I got the chance to sit down with Radcliffe to discuss the challenges of grounding such an out-of-this-world situation, what it was like working with Aja, his hopes to direct his own feature film and loads more.  You can catch all of that in the interview after the jump and, in case you missed it, click here to find out what Radcliffe had to say about Victor Frankenstein as well.

Daniel Radcliffe Calls VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN a “Rip-roaring, Fun, Adventure Movie;” No Monster Creation Until the End of the Film

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We’ve got a Frankenstein TV show being developed over at Fox, the movie Mary Shelley’s Monster starring Sophie Turner and possibly that Frankenstein film Guillermo del Toro keeps talking about as well, but Daniel Radcliffe insists that his October 2, 2015 release, Victor Frankenstein, will be a standout.

Thanks to the official synopsis released back in June, we know that the story will be told from Igor’s (Radcliffe) perspective, chronicling his “redemptive friendship” with medical student Victor Von Frankenstein (James McAvoy) during which he witnesses him become the legend we know today.  While talking to Radcliffe about his latest release, Horns, he revealed a few additional details on the film.  Hit the jump for more on Victor Frankenstein.

Daniel Racliffe Plays Michael Caine’s Son in NOW YOU SEE ME 2; Catherine Zeta-Jones Is THE GODMOTHER; William Hurt Joins Jesse Owens Biopic RACE

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A few casting stories to report:

  • Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe will play his son in Now You See Me 2Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Morgan Freeman are set to return for the sequel.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Colombian drug kingpin Griselda Blanco, also known as the Godmother of Cocaine, in the biopic The Godmother.
  • William Hurt signed on to star opposite Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, and Carice van Houten in the Jesse Owens biopic Race.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley Set for BROOKLYN BRIDGE; LEFTOVERS Star Joins Shane Black’s NICE GUYS; PAPER TOWNS Finds Female Lead

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We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • The excellent Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have been set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the real-life drama Brooklyn Bridge.
  • The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley has landed a role in writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s-set crime drama The Nice Guys.
  • Model/actress Cara Delevingne has been set to play the female lead in Fox 2000’s upcoming adaptation of the John Green novel Paper Towns.

More on the aforementioned casting after the jump.

International HORNS Trailer Ditches the Comedy and Puts Creepy Visuals and Suspense in Its Place

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It’s been a little tough getting used to Daniel Radcliffe as a guy with horns on his head, but ever since the trailers for Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Horns, started hitting, it’s become easier and easier to take it for what it is and appreciate the fun and absurdity of the situation.

That last trailer was a major game changer courtesy of the surprising sense of humor and playful tone and now this new one does the same, but by taking a different approach.  There are no jokes here, but rather a very thoughtful representation of Ig’s love life followed by a far darker and horror-like summary of what goes down after his girlfriend (Juno Temple) is murdered and he winds up with horns on him.  Hit the jump to catch the latest Horns trailer yourself.  The film will arrive in theaters on October 31st and also stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH Trailer Goes to Dark Places

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The Woman in Black opened surprisingly big back in 2012, scoring $20.9 million during its opening weekend and then going on to lock in a grand total of $127.7 million worldwide.  With a $15 million production budget, the film clearly earned itself a sequel, but what’s another Woman in Black without Daniel Radcliffe?  Helen McCrory and Jeremy Irvine are certainly quality talent as well, but how can you expect them to draw the same crowd?  Then again, Radcliffe’s latest, What If, wound up being the fourth-lowest nationwide debut of the year.

Anyway, the reason we’re talking The Woman in Black is because a teaser for the sequel, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, just dropped, and it’s a little underwhelming.  Hit the jump to check out The Woman in Black: Angel of Death trailer for yourself.

New WHAT IF Clips and Featurette Show Great Chemistry Between Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan

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CBS Films has released two new What If clips (in addition to the six clips released earlier this week) along with a behind-the-scenes featurette for the film.  It stars Daniel Radcliffe as a medical school dropout who strikes up a friendly relationship with a young animator (Zoe Kazan), but they start to wonder if the chemistry between them outweighs her relationship with her longtime boyfriend (Rafe Spall).  I’ve heard this film is really, really good (read Matt’s review) and I can’t wait to see it.  I’m a sucker for good rom-coms, and this one looks like it’s staking a claim on the territory.

Hit the jump to check out the What If clips.  The film also stars Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park, and Oona Chaplin.  What If opens in limited release on August 8th and expands nationwide on August 22nd.

WHAT IF Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  What If opens today in limited release.]

Being a platonic friend sucks. It just does. No matter how much chemistry you have with a person, the relationship dynamic inevitably pushes you into a Hobson’s choice: take the less-than-ideal relationship you have or lose it entirely. There’s not much middle ground unless the platonic relationship finally becomes romantic, and that tends to be in the realm of wish fulfillment, especially when the one you want to be with is in a healthy relationship with someone else. What If takes on this familiar story, and while it does keep the wish fulfillment intact, director Michael Dowse obliterates the selfishness and single-sided nature of these stories to create a rich, full, and painfully funny ensemble piece that offers sweet sentiment with salty comedy.

WHAT IF: Watch 6 Clips and a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for the Terrific Rom-Com Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan

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CBS Films has released six What If clips along with a behind-the-scenes featurette.  The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a medical school dropout who strikes up a friendly relationship with a young animator (Zoe Kazan), but they start to wonder if the chemistry between them outweighs her relationship with her longtime boyfriend (Rafe Spall).  I really enjoyed the film when I saw it at TIFF last year (back when it had the better title “The F Word“), and I look forward to seeing it again when it opens later this month.

Hit the jump to check out the What If clips and featurette.  The film also stars Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park, and Oona Chaplin.  What If opens in limited release on August 8th and expands nationwide on August 22nd.

Comic-Con: Daniel Radcliffe Talks HORNS, Dark Material, His Vision for the Next 25 Years, and More

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From director Alexandre Aja and author Joe Hill, Horns is a unique and unusual blend of fantasy, horror, drama and comedy.  Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend and ostracized by everyone he knows, a small-town guy named Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find that he’s grown a pair of horns from his temples.  Armed with the supernatural powers that they possess, he sets out to find the true killer and prove his innocence.

While at Comic-Con for a panel in Hall H, actor Daniel Radcliffe spoke to press at a conference, in which he talked about being drawn to dark material, what most excited him about doing this film, what was on his playlist for the role, what makes Alexandre Aja a great director, connecting to the symbolism in the film, his vision for the next 25 years of his career, and what he got to do while walking around Comic-Con dressed as Spider-Man.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

HORNS Trailer Startles With Surprising Humor; Strong Performance From Daniel Radcliffe

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Wow.  For some reason I was kind of expecting Horns to not be any good or, at least, not be something I’d be into.  I’ve actually been carrying this perception around since the film started shooting some time ago.  But this trailer just changed my mind and I’m now looking forward to it in a major way.  I was totally underestimating this movie and certainly wasn’t expecting this kind of biting sense of humor.  Especially from director Alexandre Aja, a talented guy whose work I have yet to be able to connect with.  Now, thanks to this trailer from today’s presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con, I’m legitimately enthusiastic.

In this adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  Hit the jump to check out the new Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

HORNS Trailer and Poster: Is Daniel Radcliffe the Devil?

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The first Horns trailer and poster have arrived for director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) adaptation of the Joe Hill novel.  The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  RADiUS-TWC is bringing the pic to Comic-Con next week, and it’s not hard to see why.  There’s an obvious genre bent here, but I’m really curious to see how Radcliffe fills the lead role.  We don’t see much of his performance in this teaser trailer, but hopefully we’ll find out more during the film’s Hall H panel next Friday.

Hit the jump to check out the first Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

Daniel Radcliffe Talks A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK AND OTHER STORIES Season 2, Working with Jon Hamm, the New HARRY POTTER Story, and More

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The critically acclaimed limited series A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, returns in the coming weeks for Season 2 on Ovation.  Inspired by the works of Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov and set in the small village of Muryevo in 1918, the Young Doctor (Radcliffe) is battling an all-consuming morphine addiction and struggles to cope with life in the hospital and the efforts of his medical staff, under the critical gaze of his older self (Hamm).

As part of the Ovation presentation at the TCA Press Tour, Daniel Radcliffe spoke via satellite from New York, where he’s starring on Broadway in the hit production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, about why this four-episode series appealed to him, how flattering it is to have Jon Hamm playing the older version of him, what it’s like to do some of the more intimate scenes with his co-star, what he enjoys about doing short-form television, and what he believes makes a good U.S. adaptation of a U.K. TV show.  He also talked about whether he could ever see himself reprising the role of Harry Potter as an adult, especially after the story that J.K. Rowling just released.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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