International Poster For Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Stoker’ – Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode & Nicole Kidman
With the film arriving in cinemas today, Fox Searchlight has unveiled, via Ecran Large, this new French poster for Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst) ‘Stoker.’ The psychological thriller stars the likes of Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. From a script by Wentworth Miller, ’Stoker’ marks the acclaimed South Korean filmmakers English-language debut.
The synopsis for ‘Stoker’ is as follows: “After India’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.”
Jennifer Lawrence To Wear A Body Suit On ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’; Halle Berry Hints At Returning As Storm
Two quick ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ updates. Firstly, Jennifer Lawrence told E! that she’ll be wearing a body suit to play Mystique on the film. ”I’m so excited because I’m going to wear a body suit,” she said. “It will be from neck down so it will cut out time and the blisters.” Shooting on the film begins “May-ish,” Lawrence added. “I haven’t read the script yet. I haven’t had 30 minutes. They literally gave me the script and I was like, ‘I can’t read this until Monday.” Lawrence had previously mentioned how the body paint on ‘X-Men: First Class’ caused nasty skin irritations. Things got so bad that a doctor was called to set.
Secondly, Halle Berry recently talked to Shadow and Act and was asked if she’ll be returning as Storm in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The site reports, “she did confirm to me that she would be returning in the role. Most likely. Practically 90% sure. And she nodded a lot too. I can’t say, and neither could she say that it’s definitely a done deal, and that the contracts have all been signed, with all the “i”s dotted and the “t”s crossed. They added that there “a few details that are still being negotiated which she couldn’t get into. But since she did tell me that the film starts shooting in April, it’s highly unlikely that talks are going to suddenly and horribly fall apart at this point, and the producers have to scramble to find a replacement at the very last minute.”
Warner Bros. Picture has unveiled this latest poster for the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42.’ The films follows the iconic story of Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues. ’42′ stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford as the innovative Brooklyn Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show in 1947 – eradicating racial segregation in baseball. The film co-stars Nicole Beharie as Rachel Isum, who would become Robinson’s wife, as well as Christopher Meloni and T.R. Knight. Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland directs ’42′ from his own screenplay. The film arrives in cinemas on April 12th.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for “42,” the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. “42″ will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as the innovative Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.
AliceXY has drawn this beautiful “Do You Hear the People Sing?” piece for Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) feature adaptation of ‘Les Misérables.’ Alice added the following description for the work: “Commissioned work for someone who requested (young) Cosette as played by Isabelle Allen from the recent movie Les Misérables. This illustration is a concept I’ve had in mind for awhile now; that is, re-imagining the film imagery by making it reminiscent of the iconic logo of the original musical. (If someone would hire me to do real movie posters this is what I would do XD). Title is a reference to my favorite Les Mis song.” Prints are available at her Society6 shop. Check out AliceXY’s tumblr or deviantART for more excellent artwork.
Last month ‘Les Misérables’ won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Motion Picture Musical or Comedy) for Hugh Jackman’s performance as Jean Valjean, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) for Anne Hathaway’s performance as Fantine. The film also won four BAFTA Awards, including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hathaway). It received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture (the first musical nominated since 2002′s winner ‘Chicago’), Best Actor for Hugh Jackman and won three for Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway.
Variety are reporting that Emma Watson is in early talks to play the title character in Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action adaptation of ‘Cinderella.’ Watson would join Cate Blanchett in the Kenneth Branagh-direct film. Blanchett is set to play the wicked stepmother. The studio has also reportedly considered Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Imogen Poots (Fright Night) and Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) for the role, but couldn’t lock down deals due to scheduling and other considerations.
Mark Romanek was once attached to helm ‘Cinderella,’ based on a script by Chris Weitz and a pitch by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). Disney reportedly hopes to begin production sometime this fall and release the film in 2014. Emma Watson recently starred in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ and has completed roles in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring,’ Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah,’ the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy ‘This is the End,’ and signed on to the drama ‘Your Voice in My Head,’ that her ‘Harry Potter’ director David Yates was attached to helm for Warner Bros. before he left the project last year.
While the film was originally scheduled for a July 18th, 2014 release, New Line Cinema and MGM have now set ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ a December 17th, 2014 bow. ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ is the third and final chapter in Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation, the first part of which, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ arrived in cinemas last December. The second installment in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ is set for December 13th.
In further release schedule news, Universal Pictures supernatural action-adventure ‘R.I.P.D.’ will now be released in 3-D, the studio announced today as it made a flurry of updates to its summer schedule. However, the Dark Horse comic adaptation starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as members of an undead cop squad will still open as planned on July 19th. Meanwhile, two other Universal titles are shifting in the schedule. Baltasar Kormákur’s Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg-starring ’2 Guns’ will now release two weeks early. The crime drama is vacating the August 16th slot to compete with ’300: Rise Of An Empire,’ ‘Red 2,’ and ‘The Smurfs 2′ on August 2th. Taking its August 16th place will be the superhero sequel ‘Kick-Ass 2.’