Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen & Eve Hewson Join Steven Spielberg’s Tom Hanks-Starring Spy Thriller
Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson have reportedly joined Steven Spielberg’s next film, an Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller which has been penciled in for an October 16th, 2015 bow. Tom Hanks is leading Spielberg’s spy thriller, which was written by the Coen brothers, based on an original script by Matt Charman.
The film 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. Amy Ryan will play Hanks’ wife and Eve Hewson will play Jan Donovan, Hanks’ daughter who ends up falling for his young law associate.
Back in June it was first reported that Jake Gyllenhaal has joined ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’ director Jean-Marc Vallee’s next film, ‘Demolition.’ Today we hear that two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts is in negotiations to join Gyllenhaal in the film. From a script by Bryan Sipe, ‘Demolition’ tells the story of an investment banker (Gyllenhaal) struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife. As he tears apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops a unique relationship with a single mother (potentially Watts) who rescues him.
Originally set for Christmas, Columbia Pictures today send word that Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled romantic comedy will now open on May 29th, 2015. Commenting on the new date, Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best.” The likes of Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Michael Chernus, Bill Murray, Edi Gathegi, Danny McBride, John Krasinski and Ivana Milicevic star in the film.
Set in Hawaii, the film follows a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. In play is a complex satellite system being launched by an enigmatic billionaire with suspicious intentions (Bill Murray).
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’ had Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap,” and today Paramount Pictures has debuted online “Shellshocked,” a song from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign for 2014’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ In related news, the studio has also released the above poster for the film.
With Guy Ritchie’s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, a new report provides us with our first potential casting appointment in the film – and it’s certainly an exciting prospect. According to The Wrap, there’s a ‘RocknRolla’ reunion on the horizon, as Idris Elba is in talks to co-star in Guy Ritchie‘s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.’ The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485.
Idris Elba is not circling the lead role of Arthur, but rather an older Knight named Bedivere, Arthur’s father’s right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny. The Golden Globe winner also has ’Beasts of No Nation,’ Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Alive Alone,’ ‘The Gunman,’ ‘No Good Deed,’ ‘Bastille Day,’ ‘Second Coming’ and a ‘Luther’ movie coming up.
Director Colin Trevorrow has revealed the above ‘Jurassic World’ Comic-Con poster by artist Mark Englert. Opening on June 12th, 2015, the long awaited sequel stars the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Andy Buckley, original ‘Jurassic Park’ actor B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio.