This new poster has arrived online for ‘Maleficent,’ providing us with new look at Angelina Jolie as Disney’s self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”. ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
Set for release on May 30th, the film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Academy Award-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful) directs from a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland). UPDATE: international poster added.
First Clip From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth…
With the eagerly awaited release of ‘Noah’ fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose, via Total Film, this first clip from Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of Tubal-cain, the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s titular hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this “the story” behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1.’ Lars von Trier’s latest project will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ will open in US theaters on March 21st, and be available On Demand as of March 6th. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 2’ will open in theaters on April 18th and be available On Demand as of April 3rd. Both parts open on out now in the UK.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part 1” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. “Part 2” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.
Crisis Films has unveiled this first trailer and poster for ‘Downhill,’ a comedy/drama where four old school friends remind one another why they’ve not caught up in more than 20 years. Starring Richard Lumsden, Karl Theobald, Ned Dennehy and Jeremy Swift, ‘Downhill’ hits UK cinemas on May 30th and is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from June 2nd. The film is award winning TV commercial director James Rouse’s debut feature. His most recent accolade was winning ‘Best Direction’ at The British Television Craft Awards 2013. In December, Campaign magazine listed Rouse as the number one commercials director in the UK.
BBC Films and Shine Pictures have sent out a press release announcing that they’ve acquired author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller, ‘The Farm.’ The mystery novel set in London and Sweden reached number two in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and also proved a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel. Ollie Madden, Shine’s head of film, will produce the feature, and Christine Langan will executive produce for BBC Films.
‘The Farm’ centers on Daniel, who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden until he receives a frantic call from his father. He is shocked to discover that his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed. Just as this news begins to sink in, he receives a phone call from his mother – she is already en-route to London and she pleads with him to allow her the chance to tell her story. He must decide whether she is a victim of a terrible conspiracy, or, as his father fears, is suffering a psychotic episode and soon becomes entwined in a tale of secrets, lies, and a horrible crime that implicates his own father.
3 Character Posters For Hammer’s ‘The Quiet Ones’ – Starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin & Olivia Cooke
While we’ve already seen these in motion poster form, Hammer has revealed these ‘The Quiet Ones’ posters in a more conventional manor. Writer/director John Pogue’s supernatural thriller/horror stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne. ‘The Quiet Ones’ is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film follows on from Hammer’s worldwide box office hit, ‘The Woman in Black,’ which starred Daniel Radcliffe and has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date. ’The Quiet Ones’ arrives in theaters on April 10th in the UK and April 25th in the US.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.