As a result of the success of the first film, Rio 2 is hitting theaters on April 11th, with Carlos Saldanha back at the helm. This time around, Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) and their three kids journey to the wilds of the Amazon to meet more of their kind, finding out that there aren’t just more blue Macaws out there, but that they’re actually family. While still having to contend with the vengeful Nigel (voiced by Jemaine Clement), Blu must also figure out how to win over his father-in-law Eduardo (voiced by Andy Garcia).
Collider was invited over to the 20th Century Fox studio lot for a presentation from director Carlos Saldanha that previewed new footage, introduced the new characters and voice actors, showed off the new world that this story is set in, and showcased the new original music. Hit the jump to find out what we thought about the footage, what you should know about the sequel, and a Q&A with Saldanha.
Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia flexes his comedic chops with Vera Farmiga in At Middleton, a light-hearted romance directed by Adam Rodgers about two people who fall in love while taking a college tour with their kids. When straight-laced George (Garcia) meets free-spirited Edith (Farmiga) at the idyllic Middleton College, the two unexpectedly hit it off and decide to ditch the official tour for a carefree adventure of their own. What begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience for both of them. Now in theaters, the film also stars Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, Peter Riegert and Tom Skerritt.
In an exclusive interview backstage at the Queen Latifah Show where Garcia was promoting his new film, he talked about how he fell in love with the beautifully written script, his producing partnership with Glenn German, the film’s financing, being directed by Rodgers, working with Farmiga and their “Chopsticks” duet together, and why good writing is key to any new project he considers. He also discussed his upcoming movies What About Love, Rob the Mob, Rio 2 and Kill the Messenger and his plans to direct and act in Hemingway & Fuentes which he co-wrote with Hilary Hemingway. Check out the interview after the jump:
A new trailer is now available for director Carlos Saldanha’s animated adventure film, Rio 2. The sequel finds Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids leaving a domesticated life in the city for a journey into the Amazon, where they come across a variety of wacky characters.
Also featuring the voices of will.i.am, Andy Garcia, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth, Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
20the Century Fox has released the full theatrical trailer for the animated sequel Rio 2. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, the follow-up finds Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids leaving a domesticated life in the city for a journey into the Amazon, where they encounter a number of colorful characters including Anne’s father (Andy Garcia). The film looks to put a spin on the “meet the parents” premise, but having not seen the first pic I can’t really judge how this appears to stack up to the original. Regardless, the final gag in this trailer is pretty good.
Hit the jump to watch the full trailer. The film also features the voices of will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth. Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.
A new trailer for director Carlos Saldanha’s animated sequel, Rio 2, has gone online. Unfortunately, it teases the movie more than it gives any sense of the plot. For fans of the original who are already sold on a second viewing, it’s a fun reminder that the birds will be back, though not until spring of next year. It looks like this particular teaser is made for viewing in 3D, so chances are that you’ll see it play in front DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo this weekend.
Featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth, Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
20th Century Fox has unveiled a teaser trailer for the animated sequel Rio 2, and if you’re a fan of dancing birds, then this clip is for you. The film finds Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg reprising their voice roles as Jewel and Blu, with the couple packing up their three kids and leaving the city for a journey into the Amazon. Naturally, they encounter a host of colorful characters both friendly and villainous, with Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth joining the voice cast. The trailer doesn’t show any of the aforementioned plot at all, but instead focuses on bright colors, samba music, and dancing.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser. Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.
Twentieth Century Fox has announced their full voice cast list for Rio 2, the sequel to writer/director Carlos Saldanha’s 2011 film. Saldanha returns for the sequel, as do Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx and wil.i.am, who will each reprise their roles as the Brazilian birds, along with Rodrigo Santoro who will once again be voicing Tulio. New additions to the cast include Andy Garcia, Kristin Chenoweth, singer Bruno Mars, NBC Today Show news anchor and South American native, Natalie Morales and Grammy-winner Janelle Monáe, who will provide original music for the film and also voice a character. Heat Vision also reports that Rio 2 will incorporate Rio’s 2014 FIFA World Cup into its plot. The animated sequel opens April 14, 2014.
Rodrigo Santoro (300) is set to star as a trouble maker-turned-town hero in director Kim Jee-woon’s The Last Stand. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the town sheriff who deputizes Santoro’s character, The Last Stand centers on the last ditch effort of a rag-tag bunch of local law enforcement attempting to stop a powerful drug lord from coming through their town to cross the border. Also starring Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker and Eduardo Noriega, The Last Stand opens January 18th.
During a recent interview for The Last Stand, Santoro gave us updates on the status of Senna, as well as positive feedback from the studio for 300: Rise of an Empire, an update on his voice-work in Rio 2 and the status of his recent Brazilian picture, Heleno. Hit the jump for the latest news.
Why Stop Now? tells the bittersweet story of Eli Smith (Jesse Eisenberg), a piano prodigy who, on the day of his audition for a prestigious music program, plans to enter his loving mother (Melissa Leo) into rehab for drug addiction. But, things don’t quite work out as planned and Eli soon finds himself having to work with her drug dealer Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan) while trying to make his own dream come true.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Jesse Eisenberg talked about why he was interested in being a part of Why Stop Now?, what made his character so relatable, preparing to do the piano playing himself, getting to work so closely with Melissa Leo, and what surprised him about Tracy Morgan, as a dramatic actor. He also talked about what he’s looking forward to with the animated sequel Rio 2, working with Richard Ayoade on The Double (a comedy about a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger), creating the unique world of Now You See Me (a thriller about FBI agents tracking a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances), getting ready to shoot Night Moves (in which he’ll play an eco-terrorist), and being mistaken for Mark Zuckerberg at the Olympics. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The 2012 Licensing Expo is currently underway in Las Vegas, and it’s brought the first looks at some posters for 2013 and 2014′s major films. It’s also brought the announcement of Rio 2, which shouldn’t be too surprising since the original film grossed $484 million worldwide. The Expo also showed off a nice, detailed look at some of the costumes from Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
Hit the jump for a first look at a gallery of the posters, which also includes R.I.P.D., Jurassic Park 3D, Robocop, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, After Earth, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Epic, and Iron Man 3.
Update: We’ve now got video of the Man of Steel costumes.