According to THR, ‘Animal Kingdom’ director David Michod has signed on to write and direct ‘The Operators’ for Brad Pitt’s Plan B, New Regency and RatPac Entertainment. ‘The Operators’ is based on the late Michael Hastings’ incendiary best-seller. The film chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and offers a behind-the-scenes portrait of U.S. military commanders, their high-stakes maneuvers and the political firestorm that shook the United States. Pitt has already signed on to star as General McChrystal.
Brad Pitt will also produce the movie along with his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, who all recently won Oscars for producing Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave.’ David Michod’s next movie ‘The Rover’ is expected to debut at Cannes next month, though no announcement has been made yet. That film stars is lead by Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.
First Trailer For Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’ – Also Starring Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep….
While Tommy Lee Jones directed the television film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s ’The Sunset Limited’ in 2011, his last theatrical feature film was 2005′s ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.’ This year he’s got his next movie, the western drama ‘The Homesman,’ likely set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Adapted by Jones himself from Glendon Swarthout‘s novel, the story follows him as a down-and-out man who gets recruited to take three women on an odyssey from Nebraska to Iowa. ‘The Homesman’ opens in France next month, yet there’s currently no word on a US and UK release date.
Alongside Tommy Lee Jones, ‘The Homesman’ features a top-notch cast in Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner and Jesse Plemons, among others. Source: The Film Stage.
In anticipation for the release of the film’s first trailer later today, Digital Spy has premiered this first poster for David Fincher’s (Fight Club, The Social Network) ‘Gone Girl.’ Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has been penciled in for a October 3rd release. ‘Gone Girl’ is described as follows.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
Earlier this year it was first revealed that Paul Bettany, best known in the Marvel world for voicing J.A.R.V.I.S., Iron Man/Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) helpful A.I. system, will be playing The Vision in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ In the comics, The Vision was originally a Golden Age character, yet his back-story was altered later on to be an android created by robotic villain Ultron (James Spader). Initially battling against the heroes, he becomes a hero, and even gets into a romantic relationship with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). At this moment in time there’s no information regarding how the Vision will factor in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot.
For what I believe is the first time, Paul Bettany has talked about the role publicly during an interview for ‘Transcendence’ on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Asked about The Vision’s powers (in the comics they’re pretty wide ranging) in the upcoming film, Bettany said, “Oh I can do all sorts of things, but I’m not allowed to really talk about them and what we’re going to do because there might be a Marvel agent in the room who will actually wrestle me to the ground and fire me…It’s very exciting for me, but everything is a double edged sword, right? Because I was playing J.A.R.V.I.S. for years and my job was i would turn up at a recording studio for 45 minutes, do all my stuff, and then they would give ma huge bag of cash and then I’d go home. Now it turns out they’ve found me out and they want me to actually do something!”
“It’s A Metaphor”: First Clip Arrives From ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ – Starring Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort
With the release of the film on the horizon, 20th Century Fox has premiered this first clip from ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
20th Century Fox released the following new clip from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ during tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters and Josh Helman round out the film’s principal cast. Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to hit both 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd.