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From Walt Disney Pictures comes this new trailer for ‘Into the Woods.’ Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs the musical fantasy film, which is based on the highly acclaimed Tony Award–winning eponymous Broadway musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Opening on December 25th in the US and January 9th in the UK, ‘Into the Woods’ is centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
The key cast for ‘Into the Woods’ is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, James Corden as The Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch as Florinda and Lucinda, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother, Joanna Riding as Cinderella’s Mother, Frances de la Tour as the Giant, Richard Glover as the Steward, and Simon Russell Beale as the Baker’s Father.
‘Big Hero 6’ follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter (Hiro), TJ Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go Tomago), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Damon Wayans Jr (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Daniel Henney (Tadashi Hamada), James Cromwell (Professor Robert Callaghan) and Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th in the US and January 30th in the UK.
BLOOM send word that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Revolutionary Road) is set to star as Elvis Presley opposite two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects), who will star as Richard Nixon in the true story ‘Elvis & Nixon.’ The official synopsis for the film is as follows: “Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. ‘Elvis & Nixon’ recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their powers has never been told.”
Jim Sheridan’s ‘The Secret Scripture’ Adaptation Picked Up – Starring Rooney Mara, Theo James, Eric Bana, Vanessa Redgrave…
Relativity Studios has acquired US rights to Jim Sheridan’s big screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s novel, ‘The Secret Scripture.’ The Ireland-centric story centers on a 100-year old woman who has been in a mental hospital since World War II, where she was wrongly branded a nymphomaniac. With the facility closing, a psychiatrist tries to piece together why the woman is there, not knowing she has been hiding a diary under the floorboards.
With production set to commence in December, Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave are to play younger and older versions of the woman, who’s narrative becomes a chronicle not only of her deep emotions, but also of a turbulent era in her country’s history, from the upheavals of the Irish civil war to the German bombing of Belfast during World War II. Eric Bana will play a rebellious doctor who is responsible for reviewing Roseanne’s (Mara) case, Theo James will play a local Catholic priest and Jack Reynor a member of the British army and Mara’s love interest. Published in 2008, the detailed plot synopsis for the book reads as follows.
Channing Taum is reportedly circling a major, yet unknown role in Quentin Tarantino‘s western ‘The Hateful Eight.’ Set to start shooting in Colorado in December, the likes of Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue), Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage), Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix), Denis Menochet (Bob), Bruce Dern (General Smithers), James Remar (Jody), James Parks (O.B.), Dana Gourrier (Minnie) and Zoe Bell (Six-Horse Judy) are also set to star.
The Weinstein Company are once again joining forces with the Academy Award-winning writer/director on his much anticipated feature, which will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in over twenty years. This unique distribution plan will also feature 35mm and DCP formats following the initial and exclusive 70mm release. The film, which is slated for release in the fall of 2015, marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of Quentin Tarantino’s films, from ‘Reservoir Dogs’ through ‘Django Unchained.’
New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Banner Highlights Martin Freeman’s Bilbo & Ian McKellen’s Gandalf
Preceding tomorrow’s (November 6th) release of the film’s theatrical trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest banner poster for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.