THE NOVEMBER MAN Gets a New Trailer and Poster; Seems Slightly More Fun Than Before

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Relativity Media has released the second trailer for The November Man, director Roger Donaldson’s (The Bank Job) new action thriller.  The film stars Pierce Brosnan as an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

While the first trailer was brief and dour, this new one is actually quite a bit more fun.  If you can embrace the incredibly on-the-nose exposition in the first half of the trailer, then you should have no problem tuning in to the (admittedly slight) humor built into the second half.  Only time will tell if this film transcends the tired tropes on display here, but at the very least it promises to be something of a quality repetition of the clichés its embracing.  Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey and Eliza Taylor also star. Hit the jump for the new The November Man trailer and poster.  The film opens in theaters on August 27th.

THE NOVEMBER MAN Trailer and New Images: Pierce Brosnan Gets Back into the Action Game

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Relativity Media has released the first The November Man trailer for director Roger Donaldson’s (The Bank Job) action thriller.  The film stars Pierce Brosnan as an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  It’s fun to see Brosnan back in Bond-esque mode, and the prospect of him appearing alongside former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is neat, but this trailer paints the film as taking itself very, very seriously.  Hopefully there’s some fun to be had once we get into the thick of it, because as of now The November Man just looks like another gritty, generic riff on Taken.

Hit the jump to watch the The November Man trailer and to check out new images.  The film also stars Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Eliza TaylorThe November Man opens in theaters on August 27th.

Pierce Brosnan Talks THE LOVE PUNCH, Working with Emma Thompson, Poking Fun at His Performances, Screwball Comedy, and Future Projects

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Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson team up in Joel Hopkins’ romantic comedy caper, The Love Punch, about a divorced couple who embark on a whirlwind action adventure across Europe to recover their retirement savings after it’s embezzled by an unscrupulous French businessman (Laurent Lafitte).  The story is funny, sexy and occasionally poignant as the characters navigate middle age, survive the financial crisis, and rekindle their love for each other.  Now playing in limited release, The Love Punch was shot on location in France and also stars Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Louise Bourgoin.

In a 2-on-1 interview at the film’s recent press day, Brosnan spoke about how fantastic it was working with Thompson, the appeal of the role, how the film pokes fun at some of his most iconic performances, dressing up in a wetsuit, nailing the screwball comedy tone of the movie, the excitement of shooting on location in Versailles, his collaboration with long-time friend and producing partner Beau St. Clair, his upcoming projects including A Long Way Down, November Man, How to Make Love Like an Englishman, The Coup, Survivor, The Moon and the Sun, rumors of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, and ideas for a follow-up to The Love Punch.  Check out the interview after the jump.

First Look at Pierce Brosnan in HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO AN ENGLISHMAN and Katherine Heigl in YOUR RIGHT MIND

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Debut images from a pair of upcoming films being shopped at Cannes have been officially unveiled.  Firstly, the How to Make Love to An Englishman image reveals star Pierce Brosnan in the “sexually charged and sophisticated romantic comedy” from director Tom Vaughn (What Happens in Vegas).  Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Salma Hayek, but is forced to face the music when a complicated romantic entanglement emerges with her graduate student stepsister, played by Jessica Alba.  The film is currently in post-production but doesn’t yet have a release date.

Additionally, the first Your Right Mind image highlights star Katherine Heigl as a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.  Ami Canaan Mann (Texas Killing Fields) directs the contemporary romance, which stars Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia) as a traveling folk singer who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Hegil’s character.  The film also stars Clea DuVaal, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, and Ryan Bingham.  Check out both first-look images after the jump.

New Trailer for A LONG WAY DOWN Starring Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, and Imogen Poots

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Magnolia Pictures has released a new A Long Way Down trailer for director Pascal Chaumeil’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.  The story revolves around a group of strangers who coincidentally meet on the top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve where they individually had gone to commit suicide.  The four strangers make a pact to stay alive until Valentine’s Day, and the film follows this group of unlikely friends “as they try to pull back from the brink.”  While Hornby’s a great writer and the ensemble cast of Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collete, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots is promising, the film received pretty poor reviews upon its UK release.  This trailer is actually pretty charming, so maybe the film will turn out to be pleasantly surprising.

Hit the jump to watch the A Long Way Down trailer.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike and Sam NeilA Long Way Down will be available VOD on June 5th and opens in US theaters on July 11th.

Scott and Brie in Talks for SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE; Walker Joins THE MOON AND THE SUN; Irons and Meyers to Lead THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

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We’ve a few casting stories for you today.  First up Adam Scott is planning to reteam with Bachelorette director writer-director Leslye Headland for her upcoming comedy Sleeping with Other PeopleThe movie stars Jason Sudeikis as “a womanizer who befriends a serial cheater; ultimately, the two develop a romantic attraction to each other.”  According to THR, Alison Brie is in talks to replace Kirsten Dunst, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.  Headland notes that neither deal is done, and that “‘It’s not set in stone, kids.’ I’ve seen shit fall apart over less.”  As Harvey Weinstein‘s former assistant, she should know.  Hopefully, Scott and Brie will sign on; they’re both immensely talented and are terrific on two of TV’s best sitcoms, Parks and Recreation and Community, respectively.

Hit the jump for casting news on the fantasy feature The Moon and the Sun and the adaptation of the Irish novel, The Secret Scripture.

First Image from NOVEMBER MAN Starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, and Olga Kurylenko

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The first image from the thriller November Man has gone online.  Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job), the film stars Pierce Brosnan as “an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.”  So if you want to see Pierce Brosnan playing a spy again, it looks like this is the closest you’re going to get.  Also, in this image, it looks like the character just caused some mayhem, but I’m pretty sure that’s just how Russia looks on any given day.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Olga Kurylenko.

First Trailer for A LONG WAY DOWN Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots

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The first trailer for director Pascal Chaumeil’s (Heartbreaker) adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel A Long Way Down has landed online.  The story revolves around a group of strangers who coincidentally meet on the top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve where they individually had gone to commit suicide.  The four strangers make a pact to stay alive until Valentine’s Day, and the film follows this group of unlikely friends “as they try to pull back from the brink.”  The pic looks to be a solid comedic drama ensemble piece with impressive turns from Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots as the four strangers.  Hornby’s novels have previously made for the swell adaptations High Fidelity and About a Boy, so hopefully A Long Way Down can follow in their footsteps.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the first poster.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill, and Tuppence MiddletonA Long Way Down opens in the U.K. on March 21st and is currently awaiting a U.S. release date.

James McTeigue to Direct Thriller SURVIVOR; Milla Jovovich, Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett to Star

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The Raven director James McTeigue is lining up his next project, and things are moving rather quickly.  Deadline reports that McTeigue will helm the thriller Survivor for Millennium Films, with Milla Jovovich, Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, and Angela Bassett set to star.  Jovovich leads the cast as a State Department employee stationed in London who is tasked with preventing terrorists from entering the United States.  When she is targeted for death and framed for crimes she didn’t commit, she must race to clear her name and stop a large-scale attack from reaching Times Square on New Year’s Eve.  Fingers crossed this is really the long-awaited prequel to the 2012 celebrity-filled romcom New Year’s Eve.

Production on Survivor is set to begin in London on January 20th with a script by Bill Shelby.  McTeigue, who also directed V for Vendetta, has a number of other projects in various stages of development, including a remake of the Jean-Claude Van Damme martial arts pic Bloodsport for Relativity Media.

Reese Witherspoon Boards Disney’s HAPPILY EVER AFTER; RUN ALL NIGHT Adds Vincent D’Onofrio; Pierce Brosnan to Star in I.T.

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

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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.

Seth MacFarlane Mocks James Bond’s Drink Order in New Oscar Promo; Mark Wahlberg and Ted Confirmed to Present

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If the promos are any indication, we could be in for an entertaining Oscars ceremony with Seth MacFarlane as the show’s host.  This year’s Academy Awards will feature a tribute to James Bond, and a new promo has MacFarlane mocking Bond’s famous and nonsensical drink order.

Hit the jump to check out the promo.  In other Oscars news, a recent press release confirms an earlier story that Mark Wahlberg and Ted will co-present as this year’s ceremony.  “I’m excited to present an Oscar with Mark Wahlberg,” says Ted. “I’m spending the next month learning to pronounce ‘Quvenzhané.’”  The Ted spotlight will be even brighter with Norah Jones singing the Oscar-nominated song from the film, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend.”

BOND 50: THE COMPLETE 22-FILM COLLECTION Blu-ray Review

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When it comes to boxed sets, the James Bond franchise faces a fascinating dilemma. Unlike Star Wars or Harry Potter, which have viable endings – or even Star Trek, which can be broken down into identifiable “phases” – Bond lacks any sense of closure. You could divide it up by actors, but that leaves some sets with up to seven movies and others with only one or two. You could go by era, but that, too, proves rather messy. And as for completion… this franchise can (and probably will) bury us all. So how do you pick up a “complete” set, knowing that you’ll just have to add to it in a couple of years?

The 50th anniversary of the franchise provides as good an opportunity as any to pick up a “definitive” collection, and the studio makes sure that the effort is worth it. Little about the set is new or different, but the simple fact of holding all 22 Bond films in Blu-ray form is enough to make most film geeks cackle with glee. Hit the jump for my full review of Bond 50: The Complete 22-Film Collection on Blu-ray.

Exclusive Images from the James Bond Documentary EVERYTHING OR NOTHING

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We’re happy to debut some new images from the upcoming James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.  Directed by Steven Ridley (Fired in Babylon), the film focuses on how producer Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, and author Ian Fleming created one of the most iconic and longest running film franchises in history.  The doc includes interviews with many of the Bonds, and these images offer a revealing behind-the-scenes glimpse at a few of the films.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  Everything or Nothing debuts on EPIX on Friday, October 5th.

Production Begins on A LONG WAY DOWN; Rosamund Pike and Sam Neill Join Cast, Plus First Image Released

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Filming has commenced on director Pascal Chaumeil’s (Heartbreaker) adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel A Long Way Down.  The story revolves around a group of strangers who coincidentally meet on the top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve where they individually had gone to commit suicide.  The four strangers make a pact to stay alive until Valentine’s Day at least, and the story follows this group of unlikely friends “as they try to pull back from the brink.”  The ensemble cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots, with Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice) also signing on.

The four central strangers are played by Brosnan, Collette, Paul, and Poots, who are set as a once-beloved TV personality, single mother, failed musician turned pizza-delivery boy and a “sassy teen” respectively.  Hornby is the author behind such great works as High Fidelity, About a Boy and Fever Pitch, so the source material is a solid foundation.  Jack Thorne (How I Live Now) wrote the screenplay and production is taking place in England and Spain.  Hit the jump to read the full press release (which includes a synopsis) and to check out the first image.

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