Warner Bros. Pictures has released this new batch of clips from the feature adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel ’If I Stay.’ From director R.J. Cutler, the dramatic thriller stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, and Stacy Keach. ‘If I Stay’ is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia (Moretz) and her boyfriend, Adam (Blackley), an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon. ‘If I Stay’ opens in theaters on August 22nd in the US and August 29th in the UK.
Matthew Rhys has reportedly signed on to star opposite Bradley Cooper in The Weinstein Company’s culinary project. ‘The Americans’ actor will play Reece, the rival of Cooper’s chef character in the Steven Knight-scripted (Eastern Promises, Locke, Peaky Blinders). Cooper plays Adam Jones, a two Michelin Star chef in Paris whose ability to create explosions of taste is undermined by his badboy rants and diva behavior that destroy his career. Reece stands in the way of his comeback.
New Full-Length Trailer For ‘Beyond The Lights’ – Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker & Minnie Driver
BET and Relativity Media have unveiled this theatrical trailer for writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball) ‘Beyond the Lights.’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw recently said the drama is a chance to explore the darker side of a glamorous industry, “When you are groomed into these shiny music-industry acts from a young age, there are a lot of identity issues…. it’s about the psychological expectations of fame.”
The tale follows a perfectly packaged pop star, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who’s been groomed for stardom from a young age by her overbearing, opportunistic mother (Minnie Driver). Also starring Nate Parker, Danny Glover, Jordan Belfi, Aml Ameen and Machine Gun Kelly, ‘Beyond the Lights’ opens on November 14th in the US. The-Dream is creating all the original music for film, which will be choreographed by Laurieann Gibson.
The Lonely Island Comedy Group (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone) Making Movie At Universal
The Lonely Island group, which consists of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, are set to bring their comedic and musical talents to the big screen for Universal Pictures. According to a new report, the trio will star in an untitled project which is set in the music world. Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct the film and Judd Apatow is producing via his Judd Apatow Productions banner, along with Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this new image from David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) ‘The Judge.’ In the thriller/family drama, Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. The likes of Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty and Denis O’Hare also star. ‘The Judge’ opens on October 10th.
While ‘Frank’ opened in the UK and Ireland back in May, the film – which is fantastic I might add – opens in the US on August 15th. Coinciding with the US release, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domnhall Gleeson and the rest of the Soronprfbs (the band depicted in the film) teamed up to perform “I Love You All” on The Colbert Report. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, ‘Frank’ stars Gleeson, Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head — and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.