Life isn’t a fairy tale. Life requires life beyond loss and according to writer-director-producer Akiva Goldsman, that’s why we need fairy tales for adults like his new movie, Winter’s Tale. The book-to-film adaptation stars Colin Farrell as a thief named Peter Lake. Peter’s perfectly fine stealing to get by, but after crossing paths with Jessica Brown Findlay’s Beverly Penn, he abandons everything he’s known for something he’s experiencing for the very first time – true love.
Just ahead of the film’s Valentine’s Day debut, Goldsman, Farrell and Brown Findlay as well as co-stars Jennifer Connelly who portrays Virginia, a mother with an ailing daughter whose fate becomes intertwined with Peter Lake’s, and Eva Marie Saint who steps in as the older version of Beverly’s younger sister, all sat down for a press conference in New York City. Check out what the gang had to say about the challenge of enticing an audience to suspend disbelief, their personal experiences with miracles, the ups and downs of shooting the film’s most intimate scene and more. Hit the jump for more.
In advance of the Valentine’s Day release of Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, Warner Bros. has sent over us 6 movie clips from the film. The adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel follows a burglar (Colin Farrell) who falls for an ailing heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay), and discovers that neither death nor time can stand in the way of true love. These new clips give a great look at the romantic fantasy drama’s cast of characters across time and space.
Winter’s Tale also stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint, Winter’s Tale opens February 14th. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
News out of Berlin has Sony Pictures Classics acquiring U.S. and Latin American rights to writer-director Claudia Llosa’s Aloft. The drama stars Jennifer Connelly as Nana, a struggling mother who is able to establish herself as a respected healer and artist, but an investigative journalist sets in motion a reunion between Nana and her estranged son. We also have a bunch of first-look images from the film to share with you today.
Aloft also stars Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin and William Shimell. Hit the jump for more on the film and to check out the images.
In advance of the Valentine’s Day release of Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, we have 30 new images from the film to share with you. The adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel follows a burglar (Colin Farrell) who falls for an ailing heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay), and discovers that neither death nor time can stand in the way of true love. These new images give great looks at the romantic fantasy drama’s cast of characters across time and space.
Also starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint, Winter’s Tale opens February 14th. Hit the jump to view all the images.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut Winter’s Tale. Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin, the story takes place in a mythic New York City and spans more than a century, revolving around a thief (Colin Farrell) whose love appears to transcend time. As opposed to some of the time-bending TV spots that have been playing recently, this new trailer smartly focuses on the love story aspect between Farrell and the character played by Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey). We also get plenty of Russell Crowe’s villain and his goofy accent.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt. Winter’s Tale opens February 14th.
Paramount has released the Super Bowl spot for Noah online ahead of the Sunday ad extravaganza. The tagline that punctuates the clip is a bit silly—”Witness the untold story of the world’s most epic event”—but gets to the point of what I’m looking forward to in Noah: A darker version of a very familiar story that would naturally be horrific in the moment, told by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) in his biggest sandbox to date. The 35-second clip is packed with big moments, including a brief shot of celestial beings hurtling toward Earth.
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, and Logan Lerman star. Noah opens March 28. Watch the spot after the break.
Paramount Pictures has released a couple of new high-resolution images from director Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Biblical epic Noah. The film is, of course, an adaptation of the Bible’s Great Flood story, but with an Aronofsky twist. These new images give us a look at the practical ark that was built for the production as well as Russell Crowe’s titular character embracing his wife, played by Jennifer Connelly. The first two trailers for the pic promised plenty of gorgeous imagery and a literal boat load of CGI animals, and I’m eager to see what else Aronofsky has up his sleeve in the full film.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new images. The film also stars Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah opens March 28, 2014.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah, and it looks exactly like a Darren Aronofsky version of the Great Flood story. The visuals here are quite stunning, and the production’s decision to shoot in Iceland looks to be more than warranted. How refreshing it is to see a film with real backgrounds and landscapes as opposed to CG-created everything (ahem Maleficent). What I’m most excited about, though, is the human element, as Aronofsky has a knack for telling wonderfully intimate stories that are extremely character-focused. Combined with the expansive visuals of the Great Flood, this has the makings to be quite the event film. Whatever quarrels are going on about the current edit of the feature, I sincerely hope Aronofsky’s signature style isn’t lost in the final cut.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah opens on March 28, 2014. [Update: Paramount has also released an entirely different international trailer, which is also included after the jump.]
[Update: Paramount has reached out to inform us that Noah has not moved off its March date after all, and a mixup on their website led to the confusion. Our original story follows below, but Noah will still be hitting theaters on March 28, 2014. As you were.]
It looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer to see director Darren Aronofsky’s iteration of the Great Flood. Paramount announced today that the Black Swan director’s biblical epic Noah has been delayed from its March 28, 2014 release date to an undisclosed summer date. The push is likely due to the film’s extensive visual effects, as Aronofsky’s vision of the tale involves 11-foot-tall fallen angels called Watchers. It’s also possible that Paramount feels the tentpole will do better in the midst of the summer movie season. Whatever the case, I’m really looking forward to this one.
Paul Bettany is looking to make his directorial debut with a couple of familiar faces. It was announced today that Jennifer Connelly (Bettany’s wife) and Anthony Mackie will lead Shelter, which the A Beautiful Mind actor will direct from a script that he wrote. Plot details are unavailable at the moment, but Bettany will be producing the pic alongside Voltage Pictures and BiFrost Pictures. He most recently wrapped Transcendence opposite Johnny Depp, while Connelly will next be seen in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. As for Mackie, he plays Falcon in Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Additionally, Maria Bello has been added to the cast of Disney’s sports drama McFarland. The film stars Kevin Costner and centers on the champion track team of the predominantly-Hispanic California town of McFarland, which overcomes social and physical challenges during their meets in the 1980s. Per Deadline, Bello will play the wife of Costner’s coach character. Whale Rider director Niko Caro is onboard to helm.
We have seen several nice tight shots of Noah stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Anthony Hopkins in costume. The production was stationed in Iceland, and as seen in a new batch of images, director Darren Aronofsky zooms out enough to let the vast and beautiful landscapes speak to his vision for the Biblical epic. I like the look and scope of everything we have seen from the production so far—I am eager to see what Aronofsky will bring to the classic story.
Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, and Mark Margolis also star. Noah opens March 28, 2014. [Update: We have removed these images at the request of the studio.]
New promo images have been released for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah. The adaptation will expand on the biblical tale, and take a closer look at the details of the story. For example, while the ark is usually portrayed as a ship, in Aronofsky’s film, it’s literally an ark designed simply to withstand the flood rather than something that’s designed for travel. As you’ll see from these images, the dress is also far rougher than the cheesy biblical version of robes and sandals. And when it comes to the character, lead actor Russell Crowe says that this Noah isn’t a benevolent figure, but “a guy who can get the job done.” It’s going to be a new take on an old story, and I can’t wait to see what Aronofsky has in store.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, and Mark Margolis. Noah opens March 28, 2014.
The first trailer has been released for director Josh Boone’s comedy/drama Stuck in Love. Formerly titled Writers, the film stars Greg Kinnear as a famous novelist obsessed with his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) even though he’s sleeping with his friend Tricia (Kristen Belly), who’s trying to help him get over his ex. The story also follows Kinnear’s daughter (Lily Collins), who is being pursued by a fellow writing student (Logan Lerman) despite her promiscuity. It’s tough to hone in on which story is the primary one in this trailer, but there’s a strong Crazy, Stupid, Love. vibe and the impressive ensemble cast is certainly promising.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the poster. The film also stars Nat Wolff and Spencer Breslin. Stuck in Love opens on June 14th.
We’ve got 18 new images today from the set of Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale. The adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel centers on a a thief (Colin Farrell) who breaks into the home of a bed-ridden young woman (Jessica Brown Findlay) and ends up falling in love with her. Russell Crowe stars as Pearly Soames, a violent crime lord and leader of the Short Tail gang who is after the thieving protagonist. In charge of tracking him down is Romeo Tan (Kevin Corrigan), Soames’ ruthless right-hand man who acts as his boss’s enforcer in 1916 New York. The picture also co-stars William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Eva Marie Saint and Will Smith, who will cameo as a judge. Hit the jump to check out the images from Winter’s Tale.
Recently seen battling the unded in Resident Evil: Retribution, Boris Kodjoe will next battle sex-addiction in the Lionsgate drama, Addicted. Paul Hall will produce with Bille Woodruff (Honey) attached to direct. The picture centers on a supposedly happily-married mother of three children who satisfies her sex addiction by sleeping around. Sex addiction tales seem to be a trend on the rise (Shame, Thank You For Sharing), all paving the way to the inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey. Variety’s report shares no details as to Kodjoe’s role, so it’s unclear as to which side of the addiction he will be on. Kodjoe can next be seen in another film that deals with infidelity in brutal ways in director Douglas Aarniokoski’s Nurse 3-D.
Hit the jump for news on the newest addition to Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, starring Russell Crowe.