Trailer For Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ – Also Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr…
Open Road has unveiled this first trailer for ‘Chef,’ which is based on an original screenplay by Jon Favreau, who will direct and star in the movie. The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Robert Downey, Jr. and young actor Emjay Anthony. Set for a May 9th release, ’Chef’ is the story of Carl Casper (Favreau), a man who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family.
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
From 20th Century Fox comes these latest character posters for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ featuring Fan Bingbing and Daniel Cudmore as Blink and Colossus, and then Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore as Kitty Pryde and Iceman. Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to hit both 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd.
The stacked ensemble cast for the superhero epic includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Evan Joingket and Lucas Till. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ acts as a sequel to both 2006′s ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and 2011′s ‘X-Men: First Class,’ as well as a follow-up to 2013′s ‘The Wolverine.’
First rumored last month, Marvel have just officially announced that ‘Captain America 3′ will land in cinemas on May 6th, 2016, where it will face off against Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ The second ‘Captain America’ film, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ has been received fantastically by fans and critics alike, and to date has gone onto to gross a hefty $303,300,000 million at the global box office. In the US, the film debuted this past weekend to a new April opening record with $96.2 million.
Marvel Studios and Disney claimed the date first before Warner Bros. Pictures slotted the pushed back ‘Batman vs Superman’ from 2015 to the same May berth. This would undoubtedly create the biggest superhero box office showdown in history. Shooting schedules and post-production could always impact the current blueprint, however. Also, Marvel and Disney have a their second untitled movie set to open that summer on July 8th, so there is room to maneuver. Marvel films have all but owned the first weekend of summer for the past decade to enormous success, so it was somewhat surprising when Warner Bros announced in January that it would open the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up on May 6th, 2016 as well.
During a recent sit-down for ‘Rio 2,’ Anne Hathaway opened up to Digital Spy about working with recent Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar.’ “We did call each other by our character names,” Hathaway told the outlet when asked about McConaughey’s reportedly method approach to recent roles. “But in a really organic way - if he is method, he doesn’t do it in a way that’s alienating. He’s just a very easy guy to be around, he’s very inspiring as a human being, and he takes real delight in life. He approaches things from a place of deep respect and deep joy, and I just had the best time working with him. I always loved him before, you know – he’s Matthew McConaughey, he’s a fun time! But my respect for him deepened so much, and now I really look up to him. I kind of look at him like a big brother.”
Arriving on November 7th, ‘Interstellar’ stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. The film chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Fingers crossed we get to see a full trailer for the film shortly.
Brendan Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh’s latest cinematic team-up, ‘Calvary,’ opens in the UK and Ireland on April 11th. In the black comedy drama, Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. The likes of Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josée Croze, Isaach De Bankolé, Domhnall Gleeson, Pat Shortt and David Wilmot also star.
John Michael McDonagh has said he conceived the idea for ‘Calvary’ while filming ‘The Guard’ with you. He was having a discussion with you about all the scandals in the clergy, and you were talking about doing a movie about a good priest…
Brendan Gleeson: Yeah, I remember that conversation. We were taking about what it must be like to be somebody who… I think there have been a few false accusations of pedophilia, life-wrecking kind of allegations, against good men amongst all the proper exposure of bad men. I remember us talking that night, “Imagine being a good person who has given their life to doing good things, finding themselves kind of wearing a uniform that has besmirched itself or has been perceived to be a force of evil.” It must be horrible for anyone who commits to good to be reviled for doing so. We talked a lot about it, and my recollection of the conversation was John saying, “Well, if I write it will you do it?” And I said, “Yeah, I’d love to.”
Following last week’s trailer reveal, EOne has premiered this first poster for Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ - which is said to be the auteur’s final feature. The film stars Barry Ward as James Gralton, the political activist who challenged the Catholic church’s restriction of free speech in 1920s Ireland. Gralton, a communist, was faced with violent protests from the church for running a dance hall where he shared his political views. Written by Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and starring Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Brían F O’Byrne and Andrew Scott, ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ opens on May 30th in the UK and Ireland.
In 1921, Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland, where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun. JIMMY’S HALL celebrates the spirit of these free-thinkers.