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According to a new report, Robert Downey Jr. is on the verge of joining the cast of ‘Captain America 3,’ with Tony Stark’s Iron Man set to play a key role in bringing the crossover “Civil War” comicbook storyline to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety bring word that the ‘Captain America 3′ plot will pit Tony Stark/Iron Man against Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities.
Tony Stark supports the program, while Steve Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The outlet add that the moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts in ‘Captain America 3,’ providing Downey with a meaty role he could play out into future Marvel films. ‘Captain America 3′ is scheduled to begin production next Spring for a May 6th, 2016, release, and both Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans will next be seen in next summer’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’
Set to premiere at the London Film Festival on October 17th, writer/director Rebecca Johnson’s Brixton-set drama stars the likes of Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount , Ntonga Mwanza and Naomi Ryan. ‘Honeytrap’ 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.
Can you tell us about this complex young girl, Layla? What appealed to you about the role?
Jessica Sula: Layla is a young Trinidadian girl, fifteen years old and she’s been living with her grandmother. She was abandoned by her mum when she was young, who came to London to make a new life for herself. She is an introvert, she hasn’t had many friends and she’s extremely influenced by pop culture, by the sheer perfection of people in magazines. Beyoncé is her queen and she wants to aspire to be everything that she is.
I semi grew up in Trinidad when I was very young. My mum is a Trinidadian lady, and I love the fact that Rebecca was actually exploring a story about a young girl in gang culture but not necessarily about gang culture. I think that’s something that hasn’t been explored a lot. The fact it was such a passionate script from a female writer-director and it was from a different vantage point.
Some people will look at Layla with premeditated ideas of what she’d be like. How did you approach the character?
Jessica Sula: I think when you come across certain projects the reason things click and you want to do it is because you recognise something in the piece and it’s not explainable. I understood where Layla was coming from and who she was. But every project is trial and error. You try it one way and maybe certain parts don’t work and you try something else until you find something that feels right, and that the director feels is right. ‘Honeytrap’ really put me out there. I was really vulnerable going, ‘hey, this is me, I’m going to explore this person in front of everyone, I’m not going to hold back, I’m not going to be afraid of going to some really difficult places’.
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
Cast Confirmed For The Latest Nicholas Sparks Adaptation ‘The Choice'; Starring The Likes Of Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario…
Lionsgate send word that production is set to begin today in Wilmington, North Carolina on ‘The Choice,’ which is based on the best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’s novel of the same name. Directed by Ross Katz (Taking Chance) and adapted for the screen by Bryan Sipe (A Million Miles), the film stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Annabelle) to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions.
‘The Choice’ tells the story of Travis Parker (Walker) and Gabby Holland (Palmer), who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features “a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating in the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?”
‘Big Hero 6’ follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter (Hiro), TJ Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go Tomago), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Damon Wayans Jr (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Daniel Henney (Tadashi Hamada), James Cromwell (Professor Robert Callaghan) and Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th in the US and January 30th in the UK.