Now here’s how you increase excitement for an already tantalizing sounding project. According to reports, Joel and Ethan Coen are on board to pen the script for DreamWorks’ Cold War movie which has Steven Spielberg set to direct and Tom Hanks starring. The Coen Brothers, who won screenwriting Oscars for ‘Fargo’ and ‘No Country for Old Men,’ are revising Matt Charman’s script.
The untitled project is based on the true story of James Donovan, who Tom Hanks will portray. Donovan was the American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia two years earlier. This project would mark Steven Spielberg and Hank’s fourth feature film together. The two previously collaborated on ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘The Terminal’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can.’ They also acted as producers on such projects as the acclaimed HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers.’
Trailer For ‘Life Of Crime’ – Starring John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins…
From Yahoo! Movies comes this first trailer for ‘Life of Crime,’ writer-director Dan Schechter’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s ‘The Switch.’ The crime drama novel is set 15 years before the events of Leonard’s ‘Rum Punch,’ which Quentin Tarantino adapted to make ‘Jackie Brown.’ Opening on August 29th, the film stars the likes of John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, Tim Robbins, Mark Boone Junior and Isla Fisher. Hawkes and Bey will be playing younger versions of Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson’s respective characters seen in ‘Jackie Brown,’ Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie.
New Trailer & Poster For The James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ – Starring Chadwick Boseman As The Godfather Of Soul
Universal Pictures has revealed this new trailer and poster for the James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up.’ Set for an October 17th release, Chadwick Boseman, who broke out in a big way with his performance as Jackie Robinson in ’42,’ is joined in the Tate Taylor-directed film by Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd and Octavia Spencer. Boseman plays the legendary artist.
James Brown, one of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, died in 2006 at age 73. Boseman will portray the Godfather of Soul over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon.
Alright, I’m hugely excited for this one! Paramount Pictures and Pathé have just sent word that principal photography has commenced on Ava DuVernay’s (Middle of Nowhere) ‘Selma.’ ‘Selma’ is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, and Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy.
This first trailer has arrived online for Michel Hazanavicius’ war drama ‘The Search.’ The film is the director’s follow-up to ‘The Artist,’ which at the 84th Academy Awards received ten nominations, winning five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Jean Dujardin, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. Set to premiere shortly at Cannes, the film is a remake of Fred Zinneman’s 1948 film and stars Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening. Expect a release date shortly.
The Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of conflict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate. After his parents are killed in their village, a small boy flees, joining the flood of refugees. He meets Carole, a European Union delegation head and little by little, with her help, he will return to life. At the same time, his elder sister Raïssa searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus. Then there’s 20-year-old Kolia… A recent Russian Army recruit, he will gradually be overwhelmed by the daily life of wartime.
Vin Diesel Says Playing Groot In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Helped Him Heal After Paul Walker’s Death
During yesterday’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Facebook Q&A, Vin Diesel was asked about the challenge of getting into character to play Groot. Diesel took the opportunity to shed light on his healing process since Paul Walker’s tragic death last November, “It was very personal – it was the month after the accident happened with my brother Paul Walker and it was the first time I had worked since,” he said. “Although it was challenging, just to get back to work was therapeutic – especially as Groot. There was an innocence about the character that was just refreshing – and it may have been more challenging under other circumstances, but at that time, it was very therapeutic.”
During the Q&A Vin Diesel also joked that he had to say the line, “I am Groot,” a thousand times. “James Gunn and I were having so much with it. So it could’ve been a thousand. And it was amazing to go in there and to work with someone who wanted to explore the character – we wanted each ‘I am Groot’ to mean something different … It reminded me, as an actor, how much we can do with so little – and if we’re passionate about it, good thing can come from it.”