Out and about promoting his latest movie ‘Frank’ (which is brilliant, give it a peep), Domhnall Gleeson opened up to Dublin radio show 2FM about landing a leading role in ‘Star Wars Episode VII.’ “I’m still struggling to come to terms with it. It all happened really quickly for me. It was like the day before and then I’m at a table reading with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. It was madness but it was great.” Understandably, Gleeson remained tight-lipped about his role in the movie, “I’m afraid if I say anything I’ll give away the plot of the whole movie. I’ve got two years of this ahead of me. The movie is released in December 2015 – that’s the amount of time I have to keep my mouth shut!”
Alongside Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. The film is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.
Last August it was reported that ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ would likely be Ken Loach’s last narrative fictional film. However, speaking to THR in the run up to the Cannes Film Festival, the acclaimed filmmaker says he was in the heat of a pre-production battle for ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ when he made those comments, “I kind of thought I wouldn’t get through another one just as we were beginning ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ because it’s a moment of maximum pressure when you haven’t shot a thing but you’re knackered from all the prep, and you’ve been away from home for a long time and you still have to get through the shoot,” Loach said.
Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’, ‘The Imitation Game’ & ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Ribgy’ Get Release Dates
The Weinstein Company have announced release dates for three of their most anticipated upcoming movies. First up, the Alan Turing biopic ‘The Imitation Game’ has been penciled in for a November 21st release date. Starring the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard, ‘The Imitation Game’ offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges.
First Trailer For ‘Lullaby’ – Starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Hudson…
ARC Entertainment has debuted this first trailer for Andrew Levitas’ ensemble drama ‘Lullaby,’ which opens on June 13th. Starring the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anne Archer, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Barden, the synopsis for the film is as follows.
Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum game to reclaim all that his illness stole from his family. A debate rages on patients’ rights and what it truly means to be free. Jonathan reconciles with his father, reconnects with his mother (Archer), sister (Brown-Findlay), and his love (Adams) and reclaims his voice through two unlikely catalysts—a young, wise-beyond-her-years patient (Barden) and a no-nonsense nurse (Hudson). Through this intensely life-affirming prism, an unexpected and powerful journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness unfolds.
With production pegged to start on Monday, Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley, as well as Felicity Jones, have signed on to join Nicholas Hoult in Eran Creevy’s (Welcome To the Punch, Shifty) action-thriller ‘Autobahn.’ In the film, a young American couple played by Hoult and Jones are plunged into an adrenaline-pumping game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals, played by Hopkins and Kingsley. F. Scott Frazier penned the script.
“When I first read F. Scott Frazier’s script for ‘Autobahn,’ I knew it had the makings of a great action movie. It’s a gritty, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through Europe with an incredible cast,” said producer Joel Silver. “We are firm believers in Eran Creevy as one of Europe’s most talented young directors and it’s exciting to have assembled such a great pool of both up and coming and illustrious talent,” added Stuart Ford, CEO of financier IM Global.
‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Set For October 2015; Gerard Butler Returning & Synopsis Revealed
Focus Features send word that they’ve picked up US distribution rights to ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Star Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.