Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced today that filming has begun in Vancouver on director Gareth Edwards’ (Monster) new Godzilla film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche lead a cast that also includes David Strathairn and Bryan Cranson. Additionally, the press release notes that Ken Watanabe has now joined the film as well. Though plot details are firmly under wraps, we know from the film’s brief Comic-Con appearance last year that Edwards is taking a grounded, realistic approach to the classic monster. His take attempts to answer the question, “What would it be like if all of this really happened?”
Edwards is working from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Godzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.
The cast for director Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) reboot of Godzilla continues to grow as we move closer towards production. Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are already in talks to topline the pic, and now Variety reports that Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) has entered negotiations to join the cast. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but rumors have swirled that the story centers on a soldier and involves at least two monsters in addition to the titular creature. Bryan Cranston was previously reported as being in talks to sign on as well, but this latest report from Variety makes no mention of the actor. Hopefully this was simply an oversight and not a signifier that Cranston is no longer circling the pic.
Though Warner Bros. and Legendary are keeping a tight lid on all things Godzilla, it’s clear that they’re roping in some high caliber acting talent to lead the tentpole. We should hear more casting news soon as production is set to begin this month, with the latest draft of the script penned by Frank Darabont. Godzilla opens on May 16, 2014.
A new trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis has gone online. The plot centers on wealthy businessman (Robert Pattinson) who loses his fortune in a single day, and this trailer does a good job of conveying that basic plotline. But as we’ve seen from previous trailers, the flick looks far stranger and unwieldy than such a simple premise. This new trailer feels like it’s trying to smooth out the edges of an insane-looking flick.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K’Naan, and Emily Hampshire. Cosmopolis opens in limited release August 17th.
There are certain films that are simply magic. They are few and far between, and the experience of watching them often comes up over you. You realize you’re watching a masterpiece, and you don’t want the film to falter. You don’t want it to lose its bearings and for some reason become stupid, or disappointing. Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy envelops you in a story that is slow to unfold, but as it grows, it becomes intoxicating. William Shimell and Juliette Binoche star in this film about an author and one of his readers who go for a ride in the Italian countryside, only for their relationship to change as they spend more time together. Our review of the Criterion Collection Blu-ray release of Certified Copy follows after the jump.
With each new trailer, clip, or image from David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, I’ve become more intrigued and eager to check the film out. We’ve seen a few trailers teasing the seriously trippy and surreal world that Cronenberg has created, and I’m interested to see Pattinson shine in a role that doesn’t ask him to brood for 120 minutes. For those unfamiliar with the film, Pattinson plays a successful banker whose entire life unravels over the course of a single day. These images give us more looks at Pattinson’s character, as well as supporting players Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Durand.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Cosmopolis will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 16 – 25th.
Last month, we showed you a brief trailer for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s Cosmopolis, which featured a potentially surprising and exciting turn from star Robert Pattinson. In the film, Pattinson plays a newlywed billionaire who ends up losing his bride and his billions in a single day. Two full trailers have now gone online, and Cronenberg is the star of both. Pattinson still looks good, but these trailers show off a David Cronenberg surrealism we haven’t seen in some time. And judging by these trailers, it’s very good to have it back.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric. Cosmopolis will premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
by Jason Barr Posted: February 17th, 2011 at 4:47 pm
The revolving door that is David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis may once again be in motion. C7enma [via The Playlist] seems to think that both Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Mathieu Amalric (Quantum of Solace) have joined a cast that currently features Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti. Although details on their prospective roles are non-existant at this time, the report does confirm that Cosmopolis is set to commence its nine-week shoot in Toronto on May 24th of this year.
For those just tuning in, Cosmopolis tells the story of a newlywed billionaire (Pattinson) who loses his entire fortune (not to mention his blushing new bride) over the course of one really bad day. Prior to Pattinson’s involvement, Colin Farrell was set to star alongside the now happily pregnant Marion Cotillard in the film. As it stands, the role of Pattinson’s wife has yet to be filled (given her age, I would be surprised to see Binoche here) although previous rumors have placed Keira Knightley in that spot. Of course, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest Cosmopolis news as it becomes available.
The Sundance Film Festival kicked off today and while reviews/news will be pouring in for the next ten days, the trailer for the closing-night film, The Son of No One, has hit the Internet today. Written/directed by Dito Montiel (Fighting), the crime drama tells the story of two friends (Channing Tatum and Tracy Morgan) who must face the consequences of a murder they committed.
In addition to Tatum and Morgan, the film features an impressive cast that also includes Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Ray Liotta, and Juliette Binoche. One of the more noteworthy aspects of the film is that Morgan, best known for his wild antics on the hilarious NBC comedy 30 Rock, will be playing the film straight. While fans of him rubbing his bare belly may be disappointed, co-star Tatum told MTV, “I think Tracy Morgan is going to shock the world. Nobody has ever seen him do drama or anything like that.” Hit the jump for the full (mysteriously edited) trailer and synopsis.
We have the first images from Dito Montiel’s new drama The Son of No One, which is set to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at the closing night film. The plot centers on two men in post-9/11 New York who are forced to relive two murders they committed as young boys. Their lives start to unravel by the threat of the revelation of these shocking and personal secrets. The film stars Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, and Tracy Morgan. Tatum also starred in Montiel’s previous two films, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.
Criterion is now running the gamut of cinema, covering more modern releases than ever before, whilst still collecting some of the greatest films ever made. I don’t know if Olivier Assayas’s Summer Hours deserves to be kept in the same company as John Ford’s Stagecoach, but only three numbers separate them in Criterion’s continuing collection of some of the greatest films ever made. Still, both have such great value, even if only one is a classic. And my reviews of the Criterion Blu-ray’s of Stagecoach and Summer Hours follow after the jump.
The 2010 Cannes Film Festival has come to an end, the ballots are in, and the winners have been announced. The Palme d’Or went to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, an “arresting and imaginative cinematic oddity touching on themes of animism and reincarnation.” With the win, Weerasethakul became the first Thai director to win the fest’s top prize. The acting categories included some more familiar (and easier to spell) names: Juliette Binoche was honored for her work in Certified Copy, while Javier Bardem’s turn in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful was deemed to be equally superlative to that of the Italian Elio Germano in Our Life.
Despite buzz for Mike Leigh’s Another Year, we English-speakers were completely shut out at this year’s Cannes, whose lineup was reportedly the “weakest in years.” Check out a list of all the winners after the break.
The cast for Dito Montiel’s ensemble cop drama Son of No One is getting beyond bizarre. The mix of Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, and Katie Holmes was a reasonable mix of older and younger actors. But tonight THR just threw in two actors I never thought would co-star in a film: Tracy Morgan and Juliette Binoche. Separately, both are very good at what they go. Morgan has been nominated for an Emmy for his work on 30 Rock and Binoche won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for The English Patient. So what story could pair the two? Via THR:
Channing Tatum plays a young cop assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family.
Morgan will play Vinnie, a friend of Tatum’s and Binoche will play a reporter. To make matters stranger, Morgan is replacing Terrence Howard in the movie. Try to think of a role you could Terrence Howard or Tracy Morgan playing, and then stop when your head starts to hurt.