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Matthew McConaughey stars in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience. The Jean-Marc Vallée directed film also stars Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare, and Bradford Cox. McConaughey’s performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ earned him the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Drama” and an Academy Award nomination for “Best Actor”. The Academy Awards take place this coming Sunday, March 2nd.
When you first read the screenplay, what was it about Ron that immediately appealed to you and made you want to play him?
Matthew McConaughey: Well, he was a great anti-hero. A great anti-hero who… what I enjoy about an anti-hero is you don’t have to abide by societies laws – they’re actually outside of the law and butt the governor on the face, they butt parental guidance on the face. They do things their own way and that means while they are the rule breakers, they make up their own rules, they are usually on the run from something or ducking and diving from something, and they have to live a little on the outskirts of society, or go right up the middle – which Ron does. He goes right up the middle, he sells memberships not drugs, he used the system, a loophole in the system to beat the system – I love that (laughs). The screenplay bled off the page. It was just incredibly human, with no sentimentality. I’d never read a script that tackled the issue from this point of view. Ron was an American original. He shook the tree. He made noise. I said, “I want to get this made, get Ron’s story told.”
“Chosen” TV Spot For Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson…
From Paramount Pictures comes this latest TV spot for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story, ‘Noah.’ Set for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s eponymous hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Darren Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favorite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. ‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. The synopsis for ‘Noah’ is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”
Today the rather excellent ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ viral website, The Daily Bugle, has been updated with a new post directly related to Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) childhood buddy Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). The post is as follows:
By Chelsea Goodrich, Entertainment Editor
Not content to just show off his latest sports car, young billionaire and future misanthrope, Harry Osborn was seen arm in arm with supermodel Valencia Vitaly at the closing ceremonies in Sochi. Osborn had reporters scrambling for an interview, but all questions went unanswered as he disappeared soon after the ceremony ended.
Kate Beckinsale has joined the Terry Jones-directed comedy ‘Absolutely Anything,’ which is gearing up for a March 24th shoot start in London. She’ll star opposite Simon Pegg and joins a cast that also include Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and the Monty Python gang.
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 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?
Variety bring word that Adam Drives is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader. If Driver does indeed sign on for the role, he would be the first cast member to be revealed for Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm’s highly-anticipated ‘Star Wars’ installment, which will open in theaters on December 18th, 2015. The big-budget tentpole is scheduled to shoot at London’s Pinewood Studios in April. Additional cast members will likely be announced in the next month. ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will continue the Jedi saga where ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ left off.
Adam Driver’s name had been rumored during the casting process, but in recent weeks he’s reportedly become Disney and Lucasfilms’ top choice to play the main villain. The delay in making a decision was due to scheduling issues with ‘Star Wars’ and his HBO show ‘Girls.’ Sources say it’s not just Season 4 that was the hangup, but also future seasons, since future ‘Star Wars’ installments could also coincide with upcoming seasons of the HBO Lena Dunham comedy. Variety add that Disney was also rumored to be looking at Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving for the villain role.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Josh Gad and Kevin James are in early talks to join Adam Sandler in Sony’s ‘Pixels,’ which Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Home Alone) is set to direct. The Wrap add that Sandler’s ‘Just Go With It’ co-star Jennifer Aniston has been courted for the female lead and not only is she a fan of the script, but there was mutual interest in having her reteam with Sandler.
‘Pixels’ was one of the Internet shorts that garnered Hollywood buzz in 2010 and depicted 1980s video game characters attacking NY. Patrick Jean, who made the short, is executive producing the feature film version, while Happy Madison’s Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo are producing with One More Production’s Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves and Matias Boucard. You can give the ‘Pixels’ short film a peak below.