Earlier today, the lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was announced, which means that marketing materials are going online, or in the case of Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, back online. A teaser trailer was released last fall, but then Sony pulled it shortly before announcing that the film would be pushed back to 2014. Now that the movie is playing in competition at Cannes, the Foxcatcher trailer is back online, and I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already. There are also new posters and trailers David Michôd’s upcoming thriller The Rover starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and for Atom Egoyan‘s The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos. Both films look fascinating, and I’m eager to hear the reaction to all of these pictures after they play at Cannes.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers and posters. The Rover opens in New York and L.A. on June 13th and goes nationwide on June 20th. Domestic release dates have yet to be announced for Foxcatcher and The Captive.
The 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup has been announced, and it has some heavy hitters. Technically, the biggest is How to Train Your Dragon 2, but Cannes has played host to DreamWorks Animation films in the past in an attempt to give the festival a wider appeal. Plus, that movie is playing out of competition. Among the indies, the one I’ll be keeping an eye on is Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. Other notable contenders include David Cronenberg‘s Maps to the Stars, David Michôd’s The Rover, Mike Leigh‘s Mr. Turner, Tommy Lee Jones‘ The Homesman, Ryan Gosling‘s Lost River (formerly titled How to Catch a Monster), Zhang Yimou‘s Coming Home, and Atom Egoyan‘s The Captive.
Hit the jump to check out the full lineup. The 2014 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – 25th.
Mark your calendars with the latest release dates for the following films:
- The Purge: Anarchy – Writer-director James DeMonaco’s horror-thriller sequel starring Cortney Palm, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams and Frank Grillo will now open July 18th.
- Dom Hemingway – Writer-director Richard Shepard’s crime dramedy starring Jude Law and Emilia Clarke will open a couple of days earlier on April 2nd.
- On the Other Side of the Tracks - David Charhon’s crime comedy starring Omar Sy opens on April 4th for The Weinstein Company.
- The Players – The Weinstein Company’s collection of comedic vignettes starring Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche also opens April 4th.
- The Railway Man – Jonathan Teplitzky’s biographical World War II-period drama starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård opens April 11th.
- The Rover - David Michôd’s drama starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson opens July 18th for A24.
- Laggies – Also from A24, Lynn Shelton’s drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell opens September 26th.
Hit the jump for more on each film.
The first trailer for writer/director David Michôd’s upcoming thriller The Rover has been released online. The film stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and takes place 10 years after the collapse of society, revolving around a man who sets out to reclaim his last possession from a gang. The pic is based on an original idea by Michôd and Joel Edgerton and marks Michôd’s long-awaited follow-up to his well-received 2010 feature debut Animal Kingdom. This teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much by way of plot, but there’s certainly a thick air of intensity surrounding the proceedings and Pearce appears to be giving a strong lead performance. Again, not particularly illuminating but this is definitely intriguing stuff.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Scoot McNairy, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes, and David Field. The Rover will be released sometime this summer.
With writer-director Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 now playing around the world and opening in America this weekend, I recently got to speak with the cast and filmmakers here in Los Angeles. During my video interview with Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, we talked about how their families reacted when they were cast, script changes during production, how it’s hard to talk about the movie without giving away some of the twists and turns, what it was like working with Shane Black, and more. In addition, I tried to get Hall to talk about Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence (it didn’t work), and Pearce talks briefly about The Rover with Robert Pattinson. Hit the jump to watch.
The first image from director David Michod’s (Animal Kingdom) second feature film, The Rover, has been released online. The futuristic western takes place in the Australian desert following a worldwide economic collapse and stars Guy Pearce as Eric, a man who has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him when a gang steals his last possession. Eric sets out to track them down and along the way is forced to enlist the help of a naïve, injured member of the gang named Rey (Robert Pattinson). Though the phrase “near-future, Australian-set western” automatically brings to mind George Miller’s masterful Mad Max series, Michod promises that The Rover is going to be “way more chillingly authentic and menacing” than those films. That’s some strong talk, but considering how great Animal Kingdom is, I’m inclined to take Michod’s word for it.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image. The film also stars Scoot McNairy (Argo), Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom), Gillian Jones (Oscar and Lucinda), Anthony Hayes (Burning Man) and David Field (Chopper). The Rover opens later this year.
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.
A few casting notices:
- Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost, which is not exactly a Pablo Escobar biopic.
- Scoot McNairy booked two roles. He will star opposite Michael Fassbender in Frank, and joins Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover.
- The full cast list for Reach Me features Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Thomas Jane, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer, Nelly, Terry Crews, Ryan Kwanten, and more.
Details on each project after the jump.
Now that he’s done filming The Twilight Saga, Robert Pattinson is on a wonderful mission: use his star power to help directors we like get their movies made. The first notable example is Cosmopolis, the latest off-kilter film from director David Cronenberg that hits theaters on August 17. The next is The Rover, the second feature by Animal Kingdom director David Michod that co-stars Guy Pearce. According to THR, Screen Australia has stepped up to finance the The Rover. Here is why you should care:
“Set in the Australian desert, the futuristic western tells the story of Eric, who has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him, as he’s forced to join an injured gang member, Rey, to hunt down Rey’s gang after they steal the last of Eric’s possessions.”
I was hooked by word eight. Screen Australia will also finance Felony starring Joel Edgerton, Healing starring Hugo Weaving, and the Kim Jong-il movie Aim High in Creation. Hit the jump for details.