Aside from Adam Driver joining Star Wars: Episode 7, here’s some other casting that happened today:
- Jonathan Banks is the latest addition to Peter Billingsley’s crime thriller, Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, and Jordi Molla.
- Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, and Bill Sage have joined The Boy, the first film in a trilogy exploring the origins of a serial killer.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
Not many television series are afforded the opportunity to wrap up their stories on their own terms. Treme marks the second time David Simon has been given that rare pass, showing how much HBO believes in our ability to appreciate his work after all is said and done. Both The Wire and now Treme were ratings underachievers, but while the former has achieved rabid cult status (and the distinction of being the answer to, “if enough white people stand around talking, they will eventually bring up …”), Treme has never been so beloved. It’s a tough watch — you need to do your homework. But in the end, just like with The Wire, Simon has rewarded viewers who have stuck around. Hit the jump for more.
Plagued by production troubles, rumored tension between star Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster, and expensive reshoots that entirely reworked the final 45 minutes of the film, World War Z opened this summer with a very large target on its back. The final result, however, was far from a disaster. Though many anticipated a major box office bomb from Paramount, World War Z was actually a rather effective summer tentpole whose intensity caught on with audiences to the tune of $540 million worldwide. With a potential sequel on the way, the film is now available on home video. Hit the jump for my review of World War Z on Blu-ray.
Paramount Pictures has released a large batch of high-resolution images from director Marc Forster’s large-scale zombie pic World War Z. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. The pic’s production troubles have not exactly been a secret, but Pitt has been doing everything he can to promote the film so one assumes he’s happy with the finished product. The prospect of crafting a globe-trotting horror film on a tentpole scale still intrigues me, so here’s hoping everything came together in the end.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, David Morse, and Daniella Kertesz. World War Z opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 21st.
Paramount has released a new trailer for director Marc Forster’s (Quantum of Solace) zombie apocalypse film World War Z. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing Zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. This trailer does a better job at humanizing Pitt’s character as a family man as well as hinting at the plot arc he’ll have to follow. While the CG still looks a bit suspect, the zombie hordes of World War Z have proven to be not only resilient but rather resourceful in getting around.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens on June 21, 2013.
The first trailer for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse film World War Z has been released. Things go to Hell rather quickly for the Lane family when the zombie apocalypse wreaks havoc on an otherwise mundane rush hour. I get that Forster is accentuating the “world” aspect of the film and certainly establishes the pandemic as a global event, but the cut of the trailer paints the horde of the undead as more of an overwhelming flood observed from a bird’s eye view. I’m hoping to see a little more of the immediate danger, but this glimpse certainly gets the heart pumping. (I think we’ve all had enough of the Zimmer horns though…)
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens on June 21st, 2013.
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from director Nick Cassavetes (his last effort was 2009′s My Sister’s Keeper) but now we have a first look at his new film, Yellow. Written by Cassavetes and star Heather Wahlquist (Alpha Dog), Yellow centers on Mary Holmes (Wahlquist), a substitute teacher and mother of four with a drug addiction and a complicated past to say the least. This new video for Yellow features Wahlquist’s protagonist and a few trippy transition scenes that only twenty tabs of Vicodin can provide. Also starring Max Thieriot, Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta and David Morse, Yellow will be screening at this weekend’s 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Hit the jump to check out the video and synopsis.
Earlier today, TIFF announced that they were adding new films to their already stellar Galas and Special Presentations line-up. Among the new additions are:
- Passion (directed by Brian De Palma) Starring Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, and Paul Anderson.
- Love Is All You Need (directed by Susanne Bier) Starring Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, and Paprika Steen.
- Spring Breakers (directed by Harmony Korine) Starring Selena Gomez, James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, and Heather Morris.
- Yellow (directed by Nick Cassavettes) Starring Sienna Miller, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Heather Wahlquist, and Melanie Griffith.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.
We have a few quick casting stories to report this afternoon. First up, Deadline reports that great character actor David Morse has joined Marc Forster’s World War Z. Morse “will play a prisoner living in an abandoned jail.” Question: if the jail is abandoned, and the movie takes place in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, why is he still a prisoner? Is he taking shelter in the prison? We already know that the movie is going to differ greatly from the book so who knows what Forster and co. are up to. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Anthony Mackie, and Bryan Cranston. Morse co-stars on HBO’s Treme and will next be seen in the Disney family flick The Odd Life of Timothy Greene.
Hit the jump for casting news on Siren and Arthur Newman, Golf Pro.
Patrick Lussier’s (My Bloody Valentine 3D) revenge thriller Drive Angry 3D hits theaters this weekend, and Summit has sent over 5 clips from the film. The flick stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse and William Fichtner and tells the story of a tough-as-nails criminal who breaks out of Hell on a quest for redemption. Hit the jump to check out the clips and you can click here for all our previous coverage which includes on set interviews and a lot more.
With director Patrick Lussier’s (My Bloody Valentine) 3D revenge flick Drive Angry 3D getting released February 25, Summit has released a very cool motion poster to help promote the flick. Starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and David Morse, Drive Angry 3D is about a tough as nails criminal (Cage) who breaks out of Hell on a quest for redemption. Fichtner plays a character simply named “The Accountant”, a mysterious demonic agent sent to retrieve Cage and return him to the fiery depths from which he came. I did a set visit last year and everything I learned while there tells me this is going to be an extremely fun ride that you’re going to want to take.
For a taste of what’s to come, watch this NSFW clip. Otherwise, hit the jump to check out the poster, or click here for all our previous coverage.
When he’s not busy punching women/screaming about bees, Nicolas Cage stars in movies. With each new Nicolas Cage movie, comes a new hairstyle. I’m sorry, did I say hairstyle? I meant awesome hairstyle. Next up for Cage is Patrick Lussier’s (My Bloody Valentine 3D) revenge thriller Drive Angry 3D, featuring a brand-new awesome hairstyle. The film stars Cage, Amber Heard (Zombieland), David Morse (Disturbia) and William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down).
We previously brought you the first images from the film, which look decidedly bad ass. Cage stars as Milton, the tough as nails criminal who breaks out of Hell on a quest for redemption. Fichtner plays a character simply named “The Accountant”, a mysterious demonic agent sent to retrieve Milton and return him to the fiery depths from which he came. Hit the jump to check out the full poster. Drive Angry 3D will be released on February 25th.
We earned enough tokens for a Drive Angry poster earlier today, and apparently have enough left over for a brand new trailer. The 3D revenge flick stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and David Morse, and serves as director Patrick Lussier’s follow-up to My Bloody Valentine. The film hits 3D theaters February 11, 2011; hit the jump to check out the trailer.
You have to give it up for HBO. The mini-series as a format is on its death-nell. Network television has no interest in the format any more, or hasn’t for a while. They’d rather have a regular series, or a reality show. But the expense of putting on these sorts of things are of an older school, a school that is now all but vanished. But when HBO wants to do something (with the encouragement of Tom Hanks for sure), it gets done, and so the story of John Adams has been made as a seven part mini-series. Harrumph.
My review is after the jump:
Richard Donner’s Inside Moves begins with a scene that evokes his own version of Metropolis, utilizing late 1970′s New York for a quiet, yet quite startling entreat into a character’s life that nearly ends as soon as the film starts. After a botched suicide attempt, Roary, played by Jon Savage, begins a slow recovery (time-compressed by a subtle montage, natch), including some self-medication at a nearby watering hole. There, Roary meets a cast of local characters, like bartender Jerry Maxwell, well acted by a very young David Morse. It turns out Jerry is an injured former basketball player, and he and Roary share more in common than just a hangout.
Inside Moves is treasured character film making from an era when slow moments weren’t boring, and unattractive characters weren’t Hollywood taboo. There’s a special texture to movies like Inside Moves that distinguish them from today’s faire. Not that it’s entirely a stock piece, because Richard Donner has accomplished a wonderful portrait of humanity here, at turns touching enough to draw in the heart, and ugly enough to push it away at times. Among its highs are an Oscar-nominated performance by Diana Scarwid, a great screenplay that celebrates the miracle of friendship in the face of adversity, and Richard Donner’s gift for dramatic directing.
Virtually begged-for by its longtime fans, Inside Moves arrives on DVD in wide screen format and should not be missed.