Here’s the first of what promises to be a lot of casting news over the next few days:
- Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) clash in Stephen Campanelli’s action thriller, Momentum. Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) and Shea Whigham (Silver Linings Playbook) co-star.
- Rupert Grint (CBGB), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) and Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class), Neil Maskell (Kill List) and Joe Gilgun (This is England) join Vincent Regan’s Macbeth adaptation, Enemy of Man, with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) in the lead.
- Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Irish actress Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Ed Skrein (The Sweeney), Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace) and James Norton (Rush) star in Claudio Fäh’s Northmen – A Viking Saga.
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Here’s today’s casting update:
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Shooting has begun on the Wachowski Siblings‘ new sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. The movie is currently shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and will remain in the U.K. until June. The production will then move to Chicago to finish filming.
Hit the jump for the first full synopsis. The film also stars Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Sean Bean. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
A new international trailer for Hitchcock has gone online. While this trailer centers on the drama revolving around the making of Hitchcock’s Psycho, that’s not really the thrust of the movie. It’s more of a backdrop to the film’s central (and less interesting) conflict between Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and wife/partner Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). This trailer shows only a hint of the marital tension between the two characters, which serves as the basis for most of the movie. Going into Hitchcock thinking you’re about to see a riveting tale about the making of Psycho is a recipe for disappointment.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens in limited release on November 23rd.
Fox Searchlight has released 8 new images from the upcoming drama Hitchcock. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the film stars Anthony Hopkins as legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and chronicles the development and production of Psycho, specifically focusing on Hitchcock’s strained relationship with his wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). These new images give us fresh looks at the prolific couple as well as the Psycho cast: Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. The film received a mixed-to-positive reception following its world premiere at AFI Fest, though Mirren’s performance as Reville has drawn near universal praise.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Danny Huston, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.
The wildly ambitious adaptation of Cloud Atlas is a brilliant piece of filmmaking from writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, but it’s also a very hard sell for general audiences. The film takes place across multiple settings and time periods, with the fantastic ensemble cast taking on a number of different characters. In order to entice those who may be a bit apprehensive about the film, an extensive 13-minute featurette has been released that features interviews with the directors and the entire cast explaining how the film works. It’s a fascinating watch not only to see how The Wachowskis and Tykwer pulled this thing off, but also to get a look at the whole cast in their various make-up and costumes.
Hit the jump to watch the featurette, and click here to catch up on all of our previous coverage. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Doona Bae, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Keith David, Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy. Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.
Warner Bros. has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for The Wachowski Siblings and Tom Tywker‘s Cloud Atlas. The studio has a difficult task of selling the movie because it’s so different than what audiences are used to, and yet the film is surprisingly accessible if you’re willing to go along with its central conceit: six storylines with overlapping themes and shared actors. The trailers and TV spots are pushing glowing pull quotes and the overarching plot devices, and this new featurette is in line with that marketing approach. The only hurdle is in trying to get audiences to go in even though they don’t know the individual plotlines. It’s a challenge viewers need to meet or else they’ll be missing out on one of the year’s best films.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette, and click here for my review of the film. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. Cloud Atlas opens October 26th.
An insane amount of images from the upcoming adaptation of Cloud Atlas has been released. The film comes from writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and early word has been enormously positive. Our own Matt Goldberg considers it one of the best films of the year and notes that it’s “an important film in terms of how it breaks the boundaries of cinema and challenges the audience to cast aside preconceived notions of how genres and narratives have to work.” You can read his full review right here while you patiently await the impeding release date. Here’s hoping audiences spark to what sounds like a very special piece of filmmaking.
Hit the jump to check out over 80 images. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. Cloud Atlas opens October 26th.
A batch of new images from director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock and a new look at Emmy Rossum in the fantasy adaptation Beautiful Creatures have landed online. We previously saw a few low-quality images from Hitchcock last week, but this new crop gives us a much better look at Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director, Helen Mirren as his wife, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. The highly anticipated film takes place during the production of the horror classic Psycho and centers on the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife. The pic opens on November 23rd.
Additionally, a new image of Emmy Rossum in director Richard LaGrevenese’s Southern supernatural romance adaptation Beautiful Creatures has surfaced. The story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live. The film opens on February 13th, 2013. Hit the jump to check out images from Hitchcock and Beautiful Creatures.
A few new images from the real-life drama Hitchcock have landed online. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director and centers on his relationship with his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the troubled production of Psycho. Fox Searchlight recently pushed the film into a prime awards season November release date, and the pic is slated to make its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 1st. These images give us a look at Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and James D’Arcy as Norman Bates himself, Tony Perkins. We also get a look at Hopkins and Mirren as Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock. Backstage stories are always fascinating and I can’t wait to see what director Sacha Gervasi has put together.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Danny Huston. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.
Seven new poster banners for the epic adaptation of David Mitchell’s sprawling novel Cloud Atlas have gone online. The film comes from writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer and features a large ensemble cast of actors who play multiple roles across different time periods and settings. These banners help to delineate some of the storylines, as they appear to be highlight the separate time periods. We learned yesterday that the film will be getting an IMAX release, which is good news since the pic looks to be absolutely epic in scope. You can read Matt’s positive review right here.
Hit the jump to check out the banners along with two new TV spots. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, and David Gyasi. Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.
A new trailer for Cloud Atlas has arrived, and it’s unsurprisingly great. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), this ambitious adaptation of the David Mitchell novel features an all-star cast taking on multiple roles across numerous time periods and locations. This trailer is a shorter version of the phenomenal first trailer that was released in late July, but it includes a few enticing new bits of footage as well as a Susan Sarandon voiceover that attempts to put this original take into perspective for unfamiliar audiences. We recently learned quite a bit about the incredibly tough road to production for the film, but if these trailers are any indication then The Wachowskis and Tykwer have crafted a worthwhile, sprawling epic unlike any other.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, and David Gyasi. Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.
Writer/directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer recently unveiled their ridiculously ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas with an awe-inspiring extended trailer, directors’ commentary, and poster, and now we’ve got a closer look at some of the film’s characters. The pic spans multiple time periods and locations, with the cast assuming numerous roles across different races and genders. The idea is that we’re all connected, and relationships can play out the same way no matter the time or place. The official site has now released images of the actors in all their character makeup, and it’s a sight to behold. Where else can you see Hugh Grant playing a futuristic tribesman, Tom Hanks done up as a gangster, and Halle Berry as a white woman?
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, and Susan Sarandon. Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.
Warner Bros. has released a six-minute trailer for Cloud Atlas along with a director’s commentary video and a poster. The ambitious movie is based off David Mitchell‘s novel of the same name, and tracks how the lives of multiple characters intertwine across multiple eras. Yesterday, we showed you the first images from Cloud Atlas, but they’re nothing compared to what this trailer shows in terms of the film’s scope and visuals. Of course, no one expected directors Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy), and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) to go small, but it looks like they’ve made something that’s truly a sight to behold. My only concern is with how the dialogue will be executed. If it’s done in narration, then it will probably be okay, but if it’s conversation, then we might want to prepare for the “Let me read you a philosophy textbook” dialogue from The Matrix Reloaded.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, directors’ commentary, and poster. The directors’ commentary explains the difficulty in getting the film made and why they chose to make an extended trailer. It’s also noteworthy since the Wachowskis never comment on their movies. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. Cloud Atlas will play at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and open on October 26th.
Cloud Atlas, the first movie to be released by the Wachowski Siblings since 2008′s Speed Racer, now has an official domestic release date of October 26th, 2012. The movie will open to international territories in early 2013. The story, adapted from David Mitchell’s best-selling book by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), explores how a person’s actions impact lives across time and space. Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. Hit the jump to read the press release.