While the film is out now in the UK and in Los Angeles and New York in the US, Fox Searchlight has today unveiled this red band trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ before it expands into more cinemas this week in North America. In the US, the film broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live-action debut of all time. The comedy-drama opened in four theaters on Friday, and averaged more than $200,000 per theater, overtaking the Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master,’ which averaged $147,000. ’The Grand Budapest Hotel’ will screen in more than 1,000 screens over the next five weeks as it slowly expands. Look out for a bunch of interviews on the site this week for the film!
The stellar cast for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ includes Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ tells of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee (Tony Revolori) who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
Over 9 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘Neighbors’ – Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne & Dave Franco
Universal Pictures has released this behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage from Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) ‘Neighbors’ (formerly titled ‘Townies’). The comedy follows a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the frat with whom Rogen and Byrne’s characters quickly form a rivalry. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. ’Neighbors’ is set for May 9th.
Roadside Attractions & Black Label Pick Up U.S. Rights To Yann Demange’s ’71 – Starring Jack O’Connell
After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in February to critical acclaim, Roadside Attractions and Black Label Media have picked up the US rights to Yann Demange’s ’71. The thriller centers on a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Jack Lowden and Jim Sturgeon round out the cast. Written by Gregory Burke, ‘71 is Yann Demange’s feature debut after directing TV series including the award-winning ‘Top Boy’ for Channel 4. ‘Starred Up’ and ‘Skins’ star Jack O’Connell can currently be seen in ’300: Rise Of An Empire.’ His portrayal of World War II hero Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is already generating award season chatter. That film opens this December. No word on a release date for ’71 yet.
EW has revealed this new US poster for ‘The Raid 2.’ Once again written and directed by Gareth Evans, ‘The Raid 2′ picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. In addition to Uwais, the cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. ‘The Raid 2′ opens in the US on March 28th and in the UK on April 11th.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Marvel has debuted this new collection of concept art for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the sequel to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
Cool ‘The Hobbit: There And Back Again’ Artwork Featuring Luke Evans’ Bard The Bowman & Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug
Wavesheep has put together this great ‘The Hobbit’ artwork centering on Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) and Smaug the Dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch). ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy later this year on December 17th. The three films together act as prequels to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continued the events of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels with the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to combat with the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumbebratch).
‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.