This new French poster and collection of images have landed online for Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, ‘Miss Julie.’ An adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic 1888 Swedish battle-of-the-sexes play, ‘Miss Julie’ is led by Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
Set on Midsummer’s Eve in a large country house, ‘Miss Julie’ details a battle of both sexes and classes, revolving around the eponymous daughter (Jessica Chastain) of a wealthy landowner, and her flirtation with and seduction of her father’s valet (Colin Farrell), a power struggle that has tragic consequences. The house’s cook and valet’s lover (Samantha Morton) observes the tryst as it unfolds. Look out for ‘Miss Julie’ later this year.
Don Cheadle has launched an Indiegogo campaign for his long planned ‘Miles Ahead,’ the story of a few dangerous days in the life of Miles Davis (Cheadle), the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music. It was previously reported that Zoe Saldana will play Frances Davis, the legendary artist’s former wife. Cheadle will also make his feature directorial debut from a script co-written with Steven Baigelman, while Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper will be scoring ‘Miles Ahead.’
Aiming to raise $325,000 by July 6th, Don Cheadle writes: Music has always been one of my passions. Since 6th grade, when I started listening to my parents’ Miles Davis records, his artistry has been an inspiration to me; he was someone who only ever followed a path as a runway to create a new one. Surprisingly, Miles’ life, his passion, his creativity, his fire have never been brought to life in a film and the fact that his family has chosen me to do this now is an honor. Check out the campaign here.
This new poster and trailer has arrived online for ‘Love, Rosie,’ a romantic comedy based on the bestselling book ‘Where Rainbows End’ from Irish author Ceclia Ahern (P.S. I Love You). The film stars Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as Rosie and Alex, best friends since school who “find that life often gets in the way of love but, true love just like true friendship, never dies. The question is will life allow them to get back into synch with each other after having missed so many opportunities?”
Starring alongside Lily Collins and Sam Claflin are Jaime Winstone, Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton, Jamie Beamish, Ger Ryan and Lorcan Cranitch. ‘Love, Rosie’ is directed by Christian Ditter (Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods, The Crocodiles) from a screenplay by Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls). The film opens on October 24th in the US.
From DreamWorks Animation comes this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ The sequel checks in with Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon pal, Toothless, five years after he brought humans and dragons together on the island of Berk. An outsider who’s now the village hero, Hiccup is on the verge of adulthood, with his chieftain father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), grooming him for responsibility. But he’d rather embrace what’s left of his carefree childhood.
Alright, I’m hugely excited for this one! According to a new report, Tim Roth is the latest addition to 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 also 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. Roth will play Alabama Governor George Wallace.
The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Delayed To 2015 – Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…
In a surprise announcement, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have delayed Andy and Lana Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’ by seven months. Originally scheduled hit the cinemas on July 18th, the film will now open on February 6th, 2015. Insiders say the movie needed more special-effects work. ‘Jupiter Ascending’ stars the likes of Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith.
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along — her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.