From 20th Century Fox comes these first two TV spots for Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Opening on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK, the lead cast for the Biblical epic includes Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II, Aaron Paul as Joshua, John Turturro as Seti I, Ben Kingsley as Nun, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, María Valverde as Zipporah, Indira Varma as Miriam, Hiam Abbass as Bithiah, Kevork Malikyan as Jethro, Anton Alexander as Dathan, Golshifteh Farahani as Nefertari, and Ben Mendelsohn as Hegep (not one actor of African descent… come on Hollywood).
The synopsis for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is as follows: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
The European Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ took place across London last night at the Odeon Leicester Square and BFI IMAX. Cast and crew walked the blue carpets and introduced the film at both locations, whilst fans across the world participated in the night via a livestreamed video with a world-first fully interactive 360 degree camera. Attendees on the night included cast members Matthew McConnaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, David Gyasi, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy and film-makers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, amongst others.
Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Set For February 2016 – Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson…
With Joel and Ethan Coen following their critically acclaimed ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ with the long-in-development ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ Universal Pictures today send word that the upcoming film will open on February 5th, 2016. ‘Hail, Caesar!’ follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. Set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the film stars the likes of Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.
Warner Bros. Pictures send word that ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy, will make its worldwide debut in London on December 1st. The Oscar-winning filmmaker, along with members of his cast and filmmaking team, will greet fans and the world’s media on the red carpet in London’s iconic Leicester Square in the first of many global events to celebrate the end of the 13-year cinematic journey to Middle-earth. A special video announcement featuring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans can be viewed below.
‘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 blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the likes of Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed co-star in the film. ‘Nightcrawler’ opens on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK
I understand Lou’s appearance wasn’t actually stipulated in the script. Lou being wide-eyed and emaciated was something you came up with after reading the script and having discussions with Dan Gilroy….?
Jake Gyllenhaal: It wasn’t in the script, but when I met with Dan… there were a lot of references in the script to coyotes, and growing up in Los Angeles, something about Lou reminded me of a coyote. I can’t really explain to you what the first instinct was about that, but I can say that while I was reading it, I had this feeling that Lou was the type of person who was hungry. And when I met with Dan we talked about how Los Angeles is in the middle of a desert, and that’s sort of ignored (laughs), but it is. And at night these wild animals come out and they start searching for food. Anyone who’s spent time in Los Angeles will tell you that at night, especially if you’re in the hills, you’ll inevitably hear coyotes attaching some other animal or you’ll hear them howling. And when Dan and I were talking about it, it hit me and him that Lou was a coyote in a way. In fact, there were times when we thought we weren’t going to be able to get the title ‘Nightcrawler,’ and we thought we might title the movie ‘Coyote’ (laughs).
So the essence of him was that he’s a coyote, he’s hungry. You see them pouncing along the street and they look like they’ll eat anything, any scrap they could find. They smell blood and they’ll move to it… and that’s Lou. So I did make myself like a coyote and made myself hungry and I lost weight. I would run at night for a long time, for 8-15 miles. I’d run to set sometimes and I ended up isolating myself over a period of time, because that’s what they are like. They work in packs but they’re mostly alone, and even the way he looks at people and the way that he behaves, it’s very much like that. He’s preying on desperate people and that was that.
From acclaimed director Bennett Miller, ‘Foxcatcher’ stars the likes of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The film tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Miller’s previous films, ‘Capote’ and ‘Moneyball’ were both Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. ‘Foxcatcher’ opens on November 14th in the US and December 25th in the UK.