5 New FURY Clips Blast Their Way Online for Brad Pitt’s Upcoming World War II Tank Movie

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Sony has released five new Fury clips online.  The movie takes place near the end of World War II, and Brad Pitt leads as Wardaddy, an army sergeant and tank commander with Bible (Shia LaBeouf), Gordo (Michael Pena), Coonass (Jon Bernthal) and the group newbie, Norman (Logan Lerman), under his command. When they’re tank “Fury” breaks down in enemy lines, the group must make a desperate stand to stop an onslaught of Nazi troops.

Hit the jump to check out the Fury clips.  The film opens October 17th.  For more on the film, here’s 30 things to know about the film and interviews with David Ayer and producer John Lesher.

David Ayer’s FURY to Close London Film Festival

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We just found out that Sony Pictures opted to move David Ayer’s latest, Fury, from November 14th up to October 17th, but even though the film will already be in theaters nationwide in the US, it has still been selected to close the BFI London Film Festival on October 19th.  That screening will mark the film’s European debut and both Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, will be in attendance, but apparently the festivities won’t just be restricted to the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

Hit the jump for more on what the London Film Festival has planned for Ayer’s film.   Fury also stars Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Michael Pena and Jim Parrack.  The London Film festival runs from October 8 – 19th.  The event’s full lineup will be announced on September 3rd.

New STAR WARS REBELS Featurette Takes a Look at the Inquisitor and Voice Actor Jason Isaacs

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Last week, we got a Star Wars Rebels featurette focusing on the Imperial Security Bureau’s Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) aka the “Rebel Hunter”.  This week, we have a featurette for another baddie, the Inquisitor.  Despite the chalk-white face, red tattoos, and yellow eyes, the showrunners make clear that the Inquisitor is not a Sith even though he also has a red lightsaber.  The showrunners also make clear that the Inquisitor has a personality distinct from the saga’s other major baddies, Darth Maul and Darth Vader.  But most importantly, this featurette reveals that the character is voiced by Jason Isaacs, and that alone tells you the character is evil.  I’m sure Isaacs is a lovely human being, but his voice is the sweet sound of vengeful wrath.

Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars Rebels featurette.  The show also features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Steven Jay Blum.  Star Wars Rebels premieres this fall with a one-hour telecast on Disney Channel, followed by the full series on Disney XD.

First Trailers for the Anthology Film RIO, I LOVE YOU Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Paolo Sorrentino, Jose Padilha, and More

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The first Rio, I Love You trailers have gone online.  The movie is the latest in the “Cities of Love” series, which includes Paris, je tamie and New York, I Love You.  This latest anthology includes short segments from directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo).  Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, and more appear in the segments.

Hit the jump to check out the Rio, I Love You trailer.  The movie opens in Brazil on September 11th, and while it doesn’t have a U.S. release date, I’m sure it will open here eventually.  I also wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up during the fall festivals.

FURY Trailer: Brad Pitt Leads a World War II Tank Crew

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Sony has released the first Fury trailer for writer/director David Ayer‘s (End of Watch) World War II tank film.  The original story is set in 1945 as the Nazi regime is in collapse, and revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank called “Fury”.  Brad Pitt plays U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Wardaddy, as he leads his unit in the fight against a desperate German army.  This looks like it could be a strong entry into the World War II-drama genre, and this trailer does a good job of emphasizing both the action and the character drama between the talented cast.

Hit the jump to watch the Fury trailer.  The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jason Isaacs.  Fury opens in theaters on November 14th.

First Footage from WWII Tank Film FURY Revealed in Production Featurette; Brad Pitt Is Wardaddy

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Sony has released the first footage from writer/director David Ayer‘s (End of Watch) World War II tank film Fury by way of a behind-the-scenes featurette.  The story takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime is in collapse and revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank called “Fury”, led by Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), that battles a desperate German army.  While we’ll have a better idea of what to expect tonally when a genuine trailer hits, this first look is extremely promising.  All involved seem to emphasize that this is a character piece, and the fact that it’s an original story allows Ayer the freedom to explore whatever avenues he’d like.  This is definitely high on my “most anticipated” list for the fall. Hit the jump to watch the Fury production featurette.  The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jason Isaacs.  Fury opens in theaters on November 14th.

Jason Isaacs Talks ROSEMARY’S BABY, What Makes This Version Different from the Original, Working with Director Agnieszka Holland, and Out-and-Out Horror

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Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this new adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby centers on a young married couple who escape New York and move to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy Woodhouse (Patrick J. Adams) are presented with an offer from Roman (Jason Isaacs) and Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet) that they can’t refuse and that comes at an immeasurable price.

During this interview to promote the four-hour, two-part psychological thriller, actor Jason Isaacs talked about what makes this version different from the original, why this story still works, what it was like to work with director Agnieszka Holland, how class structure plays a role, how this version is more out-and-out horror, why people are so fascinated by evil, and how he feels about where American television is going. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

First Trailer for NBC Miniseries ROSEMARY’S BABY Starring Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, and Jason Isaacs

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NBC has released the first full Rosemary’s Baby trailer for its upcoming miniseries adaptation of the 1967 Ira Levin novel of the same name.  The television event stars Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Levin (Suits) as a young couple who move into a Paris apartment with a dark past.  Saldana’s character becomes pregnant, but as the days wear on, she becomes suspicious that her husband and mysterious neighbors may have ulterior motives about the future of her child.  Director Roman Polanski previously adapted the material in 1968 to stellar results, and while I was keeping an open mind about NBC’s miniseries adaptation, this debut trailer is not particularly encouraging.  Despite roping in talented actors like Saldana and Jason Isaacs, this looks more like a cheap, straight-to-DVD horror remake than a television miniseries event (Hannibal, by comparison, looks like a $100 million prestige film).

Hit the jump to watch the Rosemary’s Baby trailer for yourself.  The four-hour, two-part miniseries begins on NBC Sunday, May 11th.

Pilot Roundup: Alyson Hannigan Joins Matt Damon/Ben Affleck Comedy, Octavia Spencer Set for RED BAND SOCIETY, and Jason Isaacs Leads DIG

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It’s pilot season, folks, and with that all the networks are putting together shows that they hope will make this year’s fall schedule.  Briefly, here’s some of the latest casting news:

  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) will stick around CBS, as the actress has joined the cast of the comedy pilot More Time with the Family, which boasts Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers.
  • With the Murder She Wrote reboot now defunct, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will lead the potential Fox drama series Red Band Society.
  • Jason Isaacs will star in the six-episode event series Dig on USA from Heroes creator Tim Kring.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects.

THE FLASH Adds Jesse L. Martin; ROSEMARY’S BABY Adds Jason Isaacs and Patrick J. Adams; Rashida Jones Leads Steve Carell’s TRIBECA Comedy Pilot on TBS

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Here’s the latest casting news from the world of television:

  • New CW series The Flash will add Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) to star alongside Grant Gustin.
  • Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Jason Isaacs (Awake) will join NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby mini-series.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) will topline Tribeca, a comedy pilot from Steve Carell set up at TBS.

Hit the jump for more on each project. 

Jason Isaacs Talks SWEETWATER, Playing an Evil and Crazy Character, Looking Back at AWAKE, David Ayer’s FURY, and More

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From filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller, the indie thriller Sweetwater, set in the late 1800s, tells the tale of what happens when a fanatical religious leader (Jason Isaacs), a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris) and a former prostitute (January Jones) collide in a blood triangle, on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Jason Isaacs talked about what attracted him to this quite brutal and violent story, how brave and bold he thinks the Miller brothers are, as filmmakers, how much fun it was to play such an evil and crazy character, and the biggest challenges in pulling off the role.  He also talked about how he feels about the way his former NBC series Awake turned out, that he hopes to return to television soon, and how he’s next going to be shooting roles in the David Ayer film Fury, set in World War II and starring Brad Pitt, and London Fields, from the book by Martin Amis.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

First Trailer and New Images from SWEETWATER Starring January Jones, Jason Isaacs, and Ed Harris

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Today is the one-two punch of trailers for the worst films I saw at Sundance this year.  Earlier, we got the trailer for The Lifeguard, and now we have Sweetwater (which will be called “Sweet Vengeance” in some territories).  The western stars January Jones as a frontier woman who hunts down a religious fanatic Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs) when he murders her husband over a land dispute.  Ed Harris co-stars as a crafty lawman who’s hunting down Josiah for different reasons.  The trailer desperately tries to give off a Django Unchained vibe by highlighting the violence, but there are plenty of violent westerns.  Sweetwater is one of the really shitty ones.

Hit the jump to check out some new images along with the trailer to see what I mean.  Sweetwater currently has no domestic release date, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it were dumped directly to video.

TV Casting: Jason Isaacs to Star in CBS Pilot SURGEON GENERAL; Dean Norris and Mike Vogel Set as Leads in UNDER THE DOME

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We’ve got a couple of TV casting stories of note to share this afternoon.  Fresh off yesterday’s news that Rupert Grint will lead the CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde comes word that another Harry Potter alum is heading to The Eye.  THR reports that Jason Isaacs has been tapped to star in the CBS drama pilot Surgeon General.  The actor will play the titular surgeon general of the U.S., a widower with two teen girls who is much more interested in the nation’s health than the political aspects of his job.  Samuel Baum (Lie to Me) will write and executive produce.

Isaacs is no stranger to network television as he starred in last year’s critically acclaimed NBC series Awake.  Sadly, the show failed to become a ratings hit and was subsequently cancelled by the network.  Isaacs is a wildly charismatic actor and Surgeon General sounds like a swell outlet for his talent, so hopefully the pilot is a success and CBS orders the show to series.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning CBS’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome.

David M. Rosenthal’s A SINGLE SHOT, Starring Sam Rockwell, Jason Isaacs and William H. Macy, Will Premiere at Berlinale Festival

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Director David M. Rosenthal’s new crime thriller adaptation A Single Shot is set to premiere at the Berlinale Festival in Germany later this month.  The film, written by author Matthew Jones in an adaptation of his 2011 novel, stars Sam Rockwell (Moon) as a deer hunter whose one mistake spirals out of control and lands him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a pack of backwoods criminals.  Hit the jump to read the full synopsis.

Jason Isaacs and Directors Logan & Noah Miller Talk SWEETWATER, How Isaacs Influenced the Crafting of His Character, Chemistry with Ed Harris, and More

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In addition to the various small-scale dramas, comedies, and dramedies at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, directors Logan and Noah Miller unveiled their period western thriller Sweetwater for the audiences in Park City.  The film stars January Jones as a woman in the 19th century west who runs up against a flamboyant and dangerous preacher (Jason Isaacs) and a rambunctious sheriff (Ed Harris) when her world is thrown into chaos.

While in Park City for Sundance, I had the chance to sit down with Logan and Noah Miller and Isaacs to discuss the film.  They talked about how they became involved with the project, the massive amount of input Isaacs had into crafting his character, what kind of material influenced Isaacs’ work, his chemistry with Ed Harris onscreen, how the script developed throughout production, and more.  Hit the jump to read the full interview, and click here to read my interview with Jones regarding the film and her work on X-Men and Mad Men.

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