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8 Motion Posters For ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ – Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz…
From Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment comes these eight motion posters for their upcoming ‘Divergent’ sequel, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent.’ Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th, 2015.
First Images From Terry Jones’ ‘Absolutely Anything’ – Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale & The Monty Python Troupe
This first batch of images has arrived online from ‘Absolutely Anything,’ which is directed by Terry Jones and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle and the Monty Python gang. In the sci-fi comedy flick, Simon Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching from space. The aliens are voiced by Terry Jones and his Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Struggling with the new-found powers, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by the late, great Robin Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to an ultimate conundrum: Should he choose the girl (Kate Beckinsale) or the dog?
Just a couple of hours after Marvel Studios announced their upcoming “Phase 3″ slate, the studio has just set loose this first clip from 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The clip shows the Avengers team celebrating a HYDRA takedown by attempting to lift Thor’s Mjolnir. However, the festivities gets interrupted by an early incarnation of Ultron.
Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr. Turner’ is a look at the last quarter century of the iconic British painter J. M. W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his esteemed father (Paul Jesson), loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby (Dorothy Atkinson), whom he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady (Marion Bailey) with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout all this, Turner travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. This masterpiece of a film arrives in UK cinemas on October 31st and in the US on December 19th.
You’ve worked with Mike Leigh a number of times before ‘Mr. Turner,’ and I understand you had discussions with him about this project and you started painting lessons and researching several years before filming…?
Timothy Spall: Yes. Mike first spoke to me about this film seven years ago, and he told me not to tell anyone that he was going to make a film about Turner. And then a few years later I remember him saying to me, “Right, what are you doing? We’re going to make this film in three years time, two and a half years time. I’d like you to start painting.” I started in 2010, and we were looking to shoot the film in 2013, which we did. When I agreed to it he said, “Don’t get too excited, we haven’t got the money yet, we don’t know if it will happen or not, but in principle are you prepared to do it?” And I said, “Yes, of course.” I was thrilled when he asked me.
So I started to learn how to paint two years before I started rehearsing, and we rehearsed for six months. And a brilliant portrait artist called Tim Wright gave me lessons when I wasn’t working, and he took me through all of the disciplines up until the point I was actually able to do a full size copy of a Turner painting. When I wasn’t working I’d see him two, three times a week – he lived very for close to me. I got quite heavily involved with that. So on a practical level I prepared, and then obviously I researched a lot. The great thing that I think made us the perfect match is that he was a funny-looking, fat little man…. and so am I (laughs). But as far as his soul was concerned, that took a lot of research. There was a lot of research about his art and what his inspirations were – and that was a process of working with Mike and the other cast members.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Alec Baldwin In Sony’s NFL Concussion Drama
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Bitsie Tulloch and Alec Baldwin in the untitled project based on the GQ article “Game Brain” for Scott Free and Sony Pictures. ‘Parkland’ director Peter Landesman is on board to write and direct the film, which tackles the NFL’s concussion problem. Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play real-life NFL safety Dave Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl pick who died in 2011 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. At his request, Duerson’s brain was sent to researchers, who determined that the athlete had suffered from the debilitating symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) caused by his football injuries.
The “Game Brain” article, which you can read here, was written by Jeanne Marie Laskas and follows Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith’s character), the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of CTE in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public. The story is described as a whistle-blower tale in the vein of ‘The Insider’ humanizing the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports — and the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of professional sports.
Legendary Pictures has revealed this first poster for Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ (which previously went under the title ‘Cyber’). Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, ‘Blackhat’ opens on January 16th, 2015.