First SON OF A GUN Images and Poster Featuring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites in the Aussie Crime Thriller

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Just ahead of its debut as the Cinefest Oz’s opener, the first Son of a Gun images have landed online.  Julius Avery‘s directorial debut stars Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) as JR, a young man who becomes a protégé of Australia’s most notorious criminal Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor).  “Locked up for a minor crime, JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. There is no survival guide. Keep your head down, do your time, get out. Protection – if you can get it – is paramount.”  These images don’t look like they show much of the lockup, but I’m still intrigued by the premise, and hopefully we’ll get to see the film in the U.S. soon.

Hit the jump to check out the Son of a Gun images and poster.  The film also stars Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, and Tom BudgeSon of a Gun opens in Australia in October, and although A24 has the U.S. distribution rights, they haven’t set a domestic release date yet.

Brenton Thwaites Talks THE SIGNAL, What Distinguishes It from Other Sci-Fi Thrillers, THE GIVER, GODS OF EGYPT, SON OF A GUN, and More

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Brenton Thwaites plays an MIT computer whiz in The Signal who gets more adventure than he bargained for on a cross-country road trip with his college friends when they take an unexpected detour into the desert in search of a mysterious hacker.  The journey turns dark and disconcerting when Nic (Thwaites) realizes he’s been abducted and is being held in an isolated, underground facility where he’s subjected to a series of bizarre interrogations by an enigmatic doctor (Laurence Fishburne).  Opening June 13th, the stylish sci-fi thriller shot on location in New Mexico is directed by William Eubank and also stars Olivia Cooke and Beau Knapp.

I recently landed an exclusive interview with Thwaites who took time from his busy schedule to talk to me by phone from the set in Sydney, Australia where he’s currently shooting Gods of Egypt.  He revealed how The Signal first came to his attention, what drew him to the script, why he loved the emotional arc of his character, how he enjoyed collaborating with his director, what he learned from working with Fishburne, what he feels distinguishes The Signal from other sci-fi films, and his upcoming projects that he’s excited for audiences to see including The Giver, Son of a Gun, Ride and Gods of Egypt.  Check out the interview after the jump.

Eva Mendes Joins HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER; Jane Levy Lands IN A DARK PLACE; THE ROVER and SON OF A GUN Fill Out Their Cast

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Check out the latest casting news for the following pictures:

  • Eva Mendes (Sin City) joins How to Catch a Monster, the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling that stars Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn.
  • Jane Levy (Evil Dead) will join the horror thriller In a Dark Place, directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day).
  • The Rover begins production and rounds out their cast with Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom), Gillian Jones (Oscar and Lucinda), Anthony Hayes (Burning Man) and David Field (Chopper).
  • Son of a Gun also adds new cast members by way of Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Jacek Koman (The Great Gatsby) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent).

Hit the jump for more on each picture and casting announcement.

Ewan McGregor to Star in SON OF A GUN; Jennifer Connelly Reunites with Russell Crowe for WINTER’S TALE

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We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this morning.  First up, Ewan McGregor will topline the Australian heist thriller Son of a Gun.  The story centers on the relationship between a veteran thief and his young protégé, with McGregor set to play the thieving expert.  Variety’s report is short on further details, but Julius Avery will make his feature directorial debut on the project from a script that he also wrote.  The thriller is set to begin filming in Perth, Kalgoorlie, and Western Australia early next year.

McGregor is currently in Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner) filming the star-studded adaptation of the stage play August: Osage County.  Produced by George Clooney and directed by John Wells (ER, The Company Men), the pic stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, and many, many more.  McGregor will next be seen in the disaster drama The Impossible, opening later this year.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning the fantasy Winter’s Tale.

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