Kevin Kline Talks MY OLD LADY, Motion Capture 101, THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD, RICKI AND THE FLASH and More

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Never in my life would I have guessed I’d be able to teach someone as accomplished as Kevin Kline about anything at all, but it turns out, he doesn’t know all that much about motion capture.  However, that’s only one thing compared to the wealth of memories, techniques and industry insight he had to share with me during our interview for his upcoming film, My Old Lady.  Kline leads the big screen adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play as Mathias, a man who travels to Paris to cash in his inheritance, a high value apartment.  Trouble is, it’s a “viager,” so he won’t actually own the place until the current tenant, Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), passes away.  Until then, he actually has to pay her a fee according to the unusual French system.

In addition to discussing his experience making My Old Lady and breaking down the motion capture technique, we also talked about the challenges of playing Errol Flynn in The Last of Robin Hood and when he’ll begin shooting Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

First Images from MY OLD LADY, NED RIFLE, THE RIOT CLUB, and STILL ALICE

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Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are:

  • My Old Lady (Directed by Israel Horovitz) starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
  • Ned Rifle (Directed by Hal Hartley) starring Aubrey Plaza.
  • The Riot Club (Directed by Lone Scherfig) starring Natalie Dormer, Max Irons, Sam Clafin, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Douglas Booth.
  • Still Alice (Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) starring Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Julianne Moore.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.

Trailer for Ralph Fiennes’ THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Starring Felicity Jones

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The first trailer for Ralph Fiennes’ second directorial effort The Invisible Woman has been released online.  The film revolves around the secret love affair between Charles Dickens and his mistress, with Fiennes playing Dickens and Like Crazy star Felicity Jones playing the titular Nelly Ternan.  Instead of sensationalizing the story, the film looks to humanize the author and his relationship with the young woman as a tragedy of sorts, with their inability to go public proving to be an ever-existent limit on the extent of their love.  As a big fan of Jones, I’m looking forward to seeing what she brings to the film with her portrayal of Ternan.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, and Michelle FairleyThe Invisible Woman opens in theaters later this year.

Dominic Cooper May Join DRACULA, Alicia Vikander in Talks for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and Pierce Brosnan Leads HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE AN ENGLISHMAN

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Here’s more of today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

3 Clips from Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES Starring Ryan Gosling

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Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to his fantastic 2011 film Drive is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month, but three whole clips from Only God Forgives have graciously made their way online a tad early.  The film’s red-band trailer promised another intense and gorgeous collaboration between Refn and star Ryan Gosling, and these three clips don’t disappoint.  While I’m eager to see what the always-reliable Gosling has in store for us this time around, it’s Kristin Scott Thomas who is the highlight of these clips as she plays the mother of Gosling’s character, a woman who urges her son to seek violent revenge for the death of his brother in Thailand.

Hit the jump to bask in the moodiness of Refn’s latest.  Only God Forgives also stars Vithaya Pansringarm and will open in theaters on July 19th.

2 New International Trailers for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES Starring Ryan Gosling

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Two new international trailers for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film Only God Forgives have made their way online.  These trailers delve deeper into the pic’s plot than the fantastic domestic trailer that was a released a couple of weeks ago, but they still highlight what looks to be one hell of a ride.  Ryan Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”

I really love what we see of Thomas’ character in these new trailers, and Gosling appears to turn in yet another subdued, affecting performance.  Stylish, brutal, weird, Only God Forgives promises to be everything we could possibly want from the second collaboration between Refn and Gosling.  Hit the jump to watch the trailers.  The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and opens in theaters on July 19th.

First Red-Band Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES Starring Ryan Gosling

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The first red-band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives is now available.  Star Ryan Gosling is positively seeing red in this color-saturated and atmospheric look at Refn’s new revenge thriller.  A little bit of Thai karaoke plays the overture for a few brutal scenes which force you to infer what this particular tale is about.  Gosling sums it up nicely with a simple question at the end of the trailer.  I cannot wait to see more.

Also Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm, Only God Forgives opens July 19th.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

New Images from Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES Starring Ryan Gosling

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New images have been released for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming drama, Only God ForgivesRyan Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”  These new images give us good look not only at Gosling, but Thomas and co-star Vithaya Pansringarm, who plays the film’s antagonist, Chang (a.k.a. “The Angel of Vengeance”)

Hit the jump to check out the images.  Allocine is reporting that a trailer should arrive in a couple weeks, so we’ll definitely be on the lookout for it.  Only God Forgives is reportedly set to open on May 23rd, and expected to play at the Cannes Film Festival.

First Teaser Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES Starring Ryan Gosling

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One of the films that many are looking forward to in the coming year is director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive follow-up Only God Forgives.  The filmmaker blew quite a few minds with the genre-bending Drive, and the Thailand-set Only God Forgives reunites him with his Drive star Ryan Gosling. Though the film’s release is a ways away, we now have a slightly better idea of what to expect from the pic by way of a very short teaser trailer.  Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”  This footage is incredibly brief, but it’s clear that Bangkok itself is a heavy influence on the film’s visual style.

Hit the jump to check out the teaser.  Only God Forgives reportedly opens on May 23rd, and is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Ethan Hawke Says BEFORE SUNSET Follow-Up Shoots This Summer

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Despite admitting that he had “gotten into trouble” and was now “sworn to secrecy,” Ethan Hawke confirmed that he and his longtime collaborator Richard Linklater would be shooting a follow-up to their critically acclaimed films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset this summer.

Almost ten years passed between the first two films, and we are quickly approaching almost a decade since the last. Though not much else is known about the next installment to this now-trilogy, Linklater and Hawke’s interest in the passage of time is without question.  The two have also been working on The 12-Year Project, literally filming a mere one vignette a year. For more on that project, the Sunset sequel and Hawke’s other recent projects, hit the jump.

Trailer and Poster for THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH Starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas

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ATO Pictures have released the trailer and poster for the thriller The Woman in the Fifth.  The movie stars Ethan Hawke as a struggling writer who moves to Paris so he can be closer to his young daughter, but then strikes up an romantic entanglement with a mysterious femme fatale (Kristin Scott Thomas).  I’m not exactly sure what to make the of the film since the trailer doesn’t do a good job of lining up with the interesting plot synopsis, but it does do a good job of showing off some of writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski‘s cool visuals.  I never heard much buzz—positive or negative—on the movie at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, so maybe it’s just flown under the radar, and hopefully The Woman in the Fifth will live up to its premise.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The Woman in the Fifth opens June 15th.

Domestic Trailer for BEL AMI Starring Robert Pattinson

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The domestic trailer for the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1886 novel Bel Ami has gone online.  The film stars Robert Pattinson as an ambitious young journalist who works his way up the social and professional ranks through a series of affairs with influential women.  The trailer basically highlights Pattinson getting his seduction on, then tries to shoehorn in a bit about his character being redeemable.   Call me crazy, but I don’t really find the tale of a liar wooing a bevy of women to be that interesting.  I’m sure Pattinson’s fans will get a kick out of watching his bedroom eyes for two hours, but I’m eager to see the actor stretch his dramatic chops on a project that isn’t focused entirely on sex (or the lack thereof).

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm MeaneyBel Ami will be available VOD on May 4th and opens in theaters on June 8th.

U.S. Poster for BEL AMI Starring Robert Pattinson

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Now that the film has a firm U.S. release date, the U.S. poster for the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has gone online. It’s pretty terribly done, with Robert Pattinson front and center surrounded by the very photoshopped Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas against an ugly background. Furthermore, Pattison appears to be giving the viewer either his bedroom eyes or a death stare.

Hit the jump to check out the poster, and if you missed it be sure to watch Steve’s interview with Thurman about the film. Bel Ami will be available VOD on May 4th and opens in theaters on June 8th.

New Grisly Image of Ryan Gosling from Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES

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First of all, no, that is not the new image of Ryan Gosling from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. But hold on! We’ve kept the new image after the jump since it’s a little spoiler-y. The above image is the first one we brought to you in February and trust me when I say that Gosling looks much worse off in the new shot. It only makes sense, since the violence of Only God Forgives has been reported to surpass that of Gosling and Refn’s previous collaboration, Drive. In this film, Gosling plays Julian, the owner of a Thai boxing club that has strong connections within the criminal underworld. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) as Gosling’s mob-boss mother. Hit the jump to see the new image and read up on the official synopsis of Only God Forgives.

Robert Pattinson’s BEL AMI to Open June 8th

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We can only imagine that Team Edward-ers the world over are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch Robert Pattinson have his way with the finest beauties 19thC Paris has to offer in Bel Ami. Well, now they’ve got a date to circle, as Magnolia Pictures announced today that it’s acquired the steamy drama with eyes on a June 8 theatrical release.

Based on the celebrated 1886 Guy de Maupassant novel, Bel Ami focuses on ambitious young journalist Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who works his way up the social and professional ranks through a series of affairs with influential women. Directed by theatre vets Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, the film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney. Hit the jump for more, including the full press release.

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