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EW has unveiled these new images from ‘Unbroken,’ the upcoming true drama directed and produced by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie. The film follows the epic drama of the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini and is adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s book, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Set for December 25th, 2014, ‘Unbroken’ marks Angelina Jolie’s second turn behind the camera, after her critically-acclaimed directorial debut, 2011’s Golden Globe Award-nominated ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey.’
Originally published by Random House in 2010, the book follows the incredible life story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII – only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. The book has sat atop The New York Times bestseller list for more than 135 consecutive weeks and is the sixth best-selling nonfiction title ever since the list began in 1942. It was also the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction. Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney and CJ Valleroy star.
Michael Fassbender To Star In The Gangster Film ‘Trespass Against Us; The Chemical Brothers Will Score
Variety are reporting that Michael Fassbender is in negotiations to star in the gangster film ‘Trespass Against Us.’ Fassbender would play the lead role of Chad Cutler in the film, which will be infused with action, crime and a strong sense of humor. The movie is set across three generations of the rowdy Cutler family, who live as outlaws — hunting hares, ram-raiding stately homes and taunting the police. The family have always lived this way but, defying the expectations of his father, Chad Cutler is looking for a way out of the criminal life. Music for ‘Trespass Against Us’ will come from The Chemical Brothers, who will write and perform the original score.
‘Trespass Against Us’ is penned by Alastair Siddons, who will produce alongside Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions. It is the narrative feature debut of hotly tipped UK director Adam Smith and is scheduled to shoot in the UK in 2014. Smith made his name directing music-related films like ‘The Chemical Brothers — Don’t Think,’ and promos for The Streets (‘Blinded by the Light,’ ‘The Irony of it All’), as well as episodes of ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Little Dorrit’ and ‘Skins.’ Michael Fassbender is currently shooting ‘Slow West’ for director John Maclean in New Zealand, and will take on the leading role in ‘Macbeth’ for Justin Kurzel in January 2014.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed these first images from Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd.’ Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Juno Temple, the script is written by David Nicholls, author and screenwriter of ‘One Day’ and ’Starter for Ten.’
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Look out For the film in 2014.
THR have caught wind that Spike Lee is being courted to direct the Neil Bogart biopic ‘Spinning Gold’ and is in early talks to take on the gig. The project stars Justin Timberlake as Bogart, a legendary music business entrepreneur, who is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of a generation of music superstars during the 60’s and 70’s including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament-Funkadelic, Donna Summer and The Village People among many others. ‘Spinning Gold’ was announced during the Cannes Film Festival in May, with Timberlake turning up to pitch the film to foreign distributors.
Featuring some of the most iconic music of the era, the story tells “the rags-to-riches story of a poor kid from Brooklyn who went on to become the man who defined the pop music culture of his time.” Neil Bogart died prematurely in 1982 at age 39. ‘Spinning Gold’ is written by Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart, who developed the script with Justin Timberlake. RCA Records will also partner on the project and will release the movie’s soundtrack, which will include generation-defining music of the 60’s and 70’s that will be re-imagined by some of today’s most influential artists. Spike Lee’s next film, ‘Oldboy’ opens in cinemas on November 27th. Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley star.
After recently became attached to direct ‘Marwencol,’ a real-life drama based on the 2010 documentary, Variety bring word that Robert Zemeckis is boarding ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ at New Line, the adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s novel about the adventures of a porcelain rabbit. Published in 2006 by Candlewick Press, the story follows a vain china rabbit given to a 10-year-old girl in the 1930s who enjoys a pleasant life until falling overboard from the Queen Mary. He loses his vanity as he spends 297 days on the ocean floor until a storm frees him, leading to a succession of owners including a fisherman’s wife, a hobo and his dog and a girl with pneumonia. Jeff Stockwell has written the adaptation of the popular children’s novel. The synopsis for ‘The Remarkable Journey of Edward Tulane’ novel is as follows:
Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.
Promo Video For Anchorman Ron Burgundy’s Spoof Memoir ‘Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings’
Century has sent over this brand new video of Ron Burgundy talking about his new book. ‘Let Me Off at the Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings’ is the autobiography everyone has been waiting for: a shockingly candid and raw confessional from an international treasure. The book is scheduled to hit shelves on November 19th, almost exactly a month before Burgundy returns to theaters in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ Burgundy is quoted as saying of his book: “I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work. I will tell you this much: the first time I sat down and read this thing… I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank!”
The world’s most trusted and beloved television News Anchor pulls no punches in ‘Let Me Off at the Top!’ Burgundy tells the tale of his humble beginnings in a desolate Iowa coal-mining town to his years at Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School to his odds-defying climb to the dizzying heights of Anchordom.