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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Confirms That Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs For Director Danny Boyle
When David Fincher was previously attached to direct the untitled Steve Jobs film based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, Christian Bale was said to be Fincher’s pick for the role of Jobs. Fincher subsequently dropped out of the project, and Sony Pictures attached Danny Boyle to direct the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic, with Leonardo DiCaprio eyed to star as the late Apple Computer co-founder. Less than two weeks after DiCaprio broke off talks with Sony to play Steve Jobs, it was revealed that the studio and Boyle had set their sights back on Bale.
Speaking with Bloomberg (via Variety), Aaron Sorkin confirmed that Christian Bale will indeed play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic. The Oscar-winning screenwriter revealed that Bale wasn’t required to audition for the role. “There was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role; he has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn’t a scene or frame that he’s not in,” Sorkin explained. For him, Bale was apparently the clear choice, “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. It’s an extremely difficult part and he’s gonna crush it.” Sorkin has previously stated that the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches.
Focus Features has unleashed this first teaser trailer for the upcoming horror sequel ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ which is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both previous entries in the franchise, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan (‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ director). Whannell penned both ‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ which earned more than $40 million at the box office in its opening weekend making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September. The likes of Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Whannell star in ‘Insidious Chapter 3.’
With the release of ‘Interstellar’ fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose these two new TV spots for the hugely anticipated sci-fi flick. Set for release on November 7th, the top-notch cast for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon.
Closely following our first official look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood in ‘Into the Woods,’ additional imagery has hit the web for the film. 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.
Well, this has been eventful. Less than 24 hours after it was announced that the first trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will debut next Tuesday during ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC, the full teaser leaked online prematurely at around midnight UK time, and soon became the #1 topic on both Twitter and Reddit. With that being the case, Marvel has dropped the official trailer in hi-res, and they’ve also Tweeted out the following response to the leak.
Full credit to Marvel for handling this situation perfectly for fans. Business wise, I can imagine the people behind ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ are fuming, and understandably so. The trailer itself, which I think is fantastically ominous and destructive, raises a number of questions – for one, who the hell is Andy Serkis playing?!
Entertainment One has set loose, via Empire, these first two stills from Academy Award-winner Gavin Hood’s (Tsotsi, Ender’s Game) ‘Eye in the Sky.’ Starring the likes of the likes of Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen, this contemporary international thriller is set in the shadowy world of remotely piloted “drone” warfare – an extremely controversial and pertinent topic (I personally believe drone warfare is inhumane, counter-productive, and I agree with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that it’s a violation of international law).
Written by BAFTA award-winner Guy Hibbert, this action thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. The focus is on a few characters involved, including military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists from their safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya.