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Focus Features has debuted this latest trailer for ‘Wish I Was Here,’ actor-director-writer Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded follow-up to his 2004 directorial debut ‘Garden State.’ Braff’s comedy-drama centers on a 30-something actor coming to terms with his life in the face of his father’s illness and his life’s dreams unfulfilled. Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and the late James Avery co-star. ‘Wish I Was Here’ opens on July 18th in the US and September 19th in the UK.
New Teaser Trailer For Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ – Starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo & Steve Carell
After premiering at Cannes today to stellar reviews, Sony Pictures Classics has set loose this new teaser trailer for Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher.’ Miller’s top-notch cast includes Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. ‘Foxcatcher’ tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Miller’s previous films, ‘Capote’ and ‘Moneyball’ were both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. ‘Foxcatcher’ opens on on November 14th.
FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
From Entertainment One comes this new UK poster for Michael Dowse’s (Goon, It’s All Gone Pete Tong) upcoming romantic comedy ‘What If’ (formerly titled ‘The F Word’). Set for an August 1st release in the US and an August 22nd bow in the UK, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis and Oona Chaplin.
‘What If’ tells the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
Legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose work on the likes of ‘The Godfather’ series, ‘All the President’s Men’ and Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Manhattan’ helped define the look of 1970s cinema, has died at the age of 82. “This is a momentous loss,” American Society of Cinematographers President Richard Crudo told Deadline. “He was one of the giants who absolutely changed the way movies looked.”
In the seven-year period up to 1977 Willis was the director of photography on 6 films that received among them 39 Academy Award nominations, winning 19 times, including 3 awards for best picture. The fact that Willis did not receive a single nomination was a subject of much controversy. Willis was later nominated twice, once for his photography in Woody Allen’s ‘Zelig,’ and then for ‘The Godfather Part III.’ In 2009, at the inaugural Governors Awards, the Academy chose Willis as the recipient of the Academy Honorary Award for his life’s work.
Following a monstrous (I couldn’t resist) opening at the worldwide box office, it comes as no surprise that Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures are developing a sequel to ‘Godzilla.’ The film opened with $103 million internationally – the biggest opening of 2014 so far – and grossed $93 million in the US this weekend, the second-best opening of the year so far after ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ ($95 million). It is assumed that director Gareth Edwards would return to direct.
Focus Features send word that they’ve acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller ‘Bastille Day,’ starrg Idris Elba and rising French star Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color). From director James Watkins and a script by Andrew Baldwin, ‘Bastille Day’ is a thriller set in Paris in which a rogue CIA agent must team up with an unsuspecting American con-artist living abroad to thwart a terrorist attack on French soil.