Magnolia Pictures send word that they’ve picked up the US rights for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’ “After the tremendous and never predictable experience of distributing ‘Melancholia,’ we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Mr. von Trier again on the ‘Nymphomaniac’ films,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “He’s such an exciting and talented filmmaker—it’s an honor and a thrill to be associated with his world.”
‘Nymphomaniac’ includes an international ensemble cast consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård along with Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more.
Dyoriko94 has drawn this brilliant ‘The Hobbit’ digital art piece highlighting Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakensheild. The official character description Warner Bros. Pictures released for Thorin Oakenshield is as follows: “As a young Dwarf Prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of the Lonely Mountain. When no one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Now, as the strong, fearless fighter and respected leader of The Company of Dwarves, Thorin is determined to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that brought such misery upon his people.”
The first film in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ recently received three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design. Currently sitting at $955,830,000 million earned worldwide, expect ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ to pass the hefty $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office by March.
From director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat), ’Safe Haven’ is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the films ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Dear John.’ Lead by Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, the story follows a young woman (Hough) with a mysterious past who lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widowed store owner (Duhamel) forces her to confront dark secrets that haunt her. ‘Safe Haven’ arrives in cinemas on Febuary 14th in the US and March 1st in the UK. The film also stars Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers) and David Lyons.
Both your character and Julianne Hough’s Katie are at a crossroads in their lives, they both seem somewhat lost at the beginning of the film….
Cobie Smulders: Yeah. Katie and Jo build a bond that grows deeper over time. Katie is very hesitant to talk to anybody about anything, but Jo is great at gently prying the truth out of her. Both Katie and Jo crave the isolation of the woods (laughs). On their first introduction Jo is curious about Katie, so there’s a lot of conversations that come up between them. Eventually they become friends and they help iron out each others issues (laugh). They’re good for each other.
This second still has arrived online from ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut. After a stellar reception at the Sundance Film Festival last month, Relativity Media reportedly paid roughly $4 million for ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ with a $25 million commitment to the film’s marketing. The studio are planning a theatrical release later this year for the film, though no release date has been set.
Besides directional duties on the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and stars as a modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars in the dark comedy alongside Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, and Rob Brown. Gordon-Levitt’s longtime collaborator Ram Bergman (Looper) produced with the helmer’s HitRecord Films banner, and the film was executive produced by Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures, which is handling international sales.
With the film’s release rapidly approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose this TV spot for ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation.’ The action sequel has Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) reprising their roles from the first film, while the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Roadblock), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint), Joseph Mazzello (Mouse), Walton Goggins (Warden Nigel James), Elodie Yung (Jinx) and Bruce Willis (General Joe Colton) all join this second installment. Released on March 29th, the film is directed by Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2: The Streets). UPDATE: another TV spot added.
A follow-up to the 2009 release ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,’ which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro and di Bonaventura Pictures, presents G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2013.
Summit Entertainment has unleashed these five new clips from ‘Snitch.’ Lead by Dwayne Johnson, the impressive cast also includes the likes of Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt and Susan Sarandon. ‘Snitch’ is pencilled in for a Febuary 22th release in the US and a April 5th release in the UK. Look out for my interviews for the film next week.
Inspired by true events, the film stars Johnson as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission- risking everything, including his family and his own life.