Magnolia Pictures has debuted these new posters for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ and ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two.’ Yesterday the studio announced the US release dates for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac,’ which will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ will open in theaters on March 21st, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6th, 2014. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two’ will open in theaters on April 18th, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3rd, 2014.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part One” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.
While he last month told EW that he’s having discussions about developing a third ”Wolverine” film for 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold, Hugh Jackman has said in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he’s (understandably) only doing a new solo film if it’s done right. “I don’t know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of (The Wolverine) and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That’s exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn’t reach those, I won’t be doing it.” There’s currently no word on if he’s returning to play his much loved role in the recently announced ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which cinemas in 2016. Quote source: CBM.
Last month, speaking to EW, Hugh Jackman insisted that his lapsing contract with Fox, which reportedly will need to be renegotiated after ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ premieres in May, doesn’t mean he’s leaving the franchise in limbo. “I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on, it’s been movie by movie — not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone,” he says. “I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.” He believes he’s mentally more committed to Logan/Wolverne than he’s ever been. “I kind of am enjoying him more than ever… Being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary. The actual working out gets harder and harder, I’ll admit.”
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all – a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
Tauriel has a somewhat different personality to the sage-like, even-tempered Elves we’ve seen in Peter Jackson’s Tolkien movies to date…
Evangeline Lilly: Yeah, Tauriel is a Silvan Elf who lives in the Woodland Realm. The Woodland Elves are a sort of darker Elf than the Elves we’re used to meeting, or have met from ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ They are perhaps more deadly. Tauriel’s a warrior and is an expert with daggers and a bow and arrow. Plus, she’s the head of the Silvan Guard. She is in charge of the Elf army, the army of her people. All-in-all she’s a pretty badass Elf (laughs).
Also, Tauriel is different from all of the Elves you’ve met before in that she’s a lot younger and brasher. I tried to distinguish her from all of these incredibly sage and wise Elves that have lived for thousands of years. Tauriel is only 600 years old, she’s just a baby. So she’s a bit more impulsive, and she’s a bit more immature, a bit more fiery. I think she’s more easily romanticized by a lot of things.
According to various sources, Amanda Seyfried has signed a deal to star in ‘He’s F-in’ Perfect,’ a comedy being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and their Gary Sanchez Productions banner. Jake Szymanski, who has directed many ‘Funny or Die’ skits, is attached to helm. Seyfried last starred in ‘Epic,’ ‘The Big Wedding,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ’Lovelace.’ She just wrapped a turn in Seth McFarlane’s latest feature comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ Seyfried is also pegged to star alongside Aaron Paul and Russell Crowe in Gabriele Muccinio’s drama ‘Fathers and Daughters.’
‘He’s F-in’ Perfect’ is the story of one woman, pessimistic in love, who regularly uses the Internet to research the men her friends are dating, acting as a vetting device for them to weed out losers. Things take a turn when she gets a friend to dump a new guy in order to steal the man for herself, using her social media savvy to turn herself into his perfect match.
Warner Bros. Pictures has just announced a June 5th, 2015 release date for Brad Peyton’s earthquake disaster movie, ‘San Andreas.’ Lead by Dwayne Johnson, ‘San Andreas’ is set after a devastating earthquake hits California and centers on a man making a perilous trip across the state to rescue his estranged daughter. Johnson will play that man, described as a rugged rescue helicopter pilot.
Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore wrote the initial draft with Chad and Carey Hayes working on the most current draft. The project is based on an idea by Flynn. The June 5th release puts ‘San Andreas’ up against DreamWorks Animation’s ‘B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.’ The week following sees the opening of ‘Jurassic World.’
Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman and Dennis Haysbert, who all played the late Nelson Mandela on the big screen, have paid tribute to South Africa’s first democratically elected president, anti-apartheid revolutionary, freedom fighter and global icon. Idris Elba, who plays Madiba in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ said “What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I am stunned at this very moment, in mourning with the rest of the world and Madiba’s family. We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this earth, I only feel honoured to be associated with him. He is in a better place now.”
“Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century,” said Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela in 2009′s ‘Invictus.’ “Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve — a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind. As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we’ve come, but on how far we have to go. Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us.”