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Focus Features has revealed this first poster for Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea.’ Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of the suspenseful adventure-thriller, which centers on a rogue submarine captain (Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea.
As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. Joining Law in the cast are Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sergey Puskepalis, British Independent Film Award winner Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, and Jodie Whittaker. ‘Black Sea’ opens on December 5th in the UK and January 23rd in the US.
BFI London Film Festival: First Images From Rebecca Johnson’s Brixton-Set ‘Honeytrap’ – Starring Jessica Sula & Lucien Laviscount
With ‘Honeytrap’ set to premiere at the London Film Festival on October 17th, these first images have arrived online from writer/director Rebecca Johnson’s Brixton-set drama. Starring the likes of Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount , Ntonga Mwanza and Naomi Ryan, the film is a tragic teen romance, inspired by true events. It tells the story of fifteen-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy in love with her to be killed. Anchor Bay are releasing ‘Honeytrap’ in cinemas early 2015, yet there’s still a few tickets available for a public screening at the London Film Festival on October 18th.
Summit Entertainment send word that they’ve penciled in J.C. Chandor’s (Margin Call, All is Lost) ‘Deepwater Horizon’ for release on September 30th, 2016. Led by Mark Wahlberg, the film is based on the true-life story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The film chronicles the “courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.”
With ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ bagging a hefty $110 million at the box office this summer from a budget of just $9 million (the original film made $89.3 million from a budget of $3 million), it was always a matter of when, not if we’ll get to see a third ‘The Purge’ film.
According to Deadline, Blumhouse Production and Platinum Dunes have reportedly begun development on a third installment. Joe DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first two ‘The Purge’ films, will pen the third with an eye to direct his storyline about a land where one night of the year, murder is legal and terrible things happen those unlucky enough to not be locked up tight in their homes.
This latest clip has landed online for Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which premiered at earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews and a special jury award for breakthrough talent. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert and Peter Syversten, ‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. ‘Dear White People’ opens on October 17th in the US. I got to see the film last week and I thought it was FANTASTIC. Fingers crossed there’s word on a UK release date shortly (it is showing at the London Film Festival on the 9th and 10th of October).