National Theatre To Distribute A Movie Adaptation Of ‘London Road’ – Starring Tom Hardy & Olivia Colman
The National Theatre has acquired rights to Rufus Norris’ controversial (and brilliant) musical ‘London Road,’ the feature adaptation of its own stage play also directed by Norris. This marks the first time the theatre has picked up rights to a feature film. ‘London Road’ was also the first invested in at production level by The National Theatre. The film adaptation stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy alongside the entire cast of the critically acclaimed production, with a script written by Alecky Blythe.
The National Theatre said the film version of ‘London Road’ will be released in 2015, as the BBC-backed movie wrapped filming last week. Based on real-life events from 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women, ‘London Road’ depicts a community dealing with being at the center of tragedy. The musical played from July 28th – September 6th, 2012.
With James Cameron gearing up to shoot his three ‘Avatar’ sequels later this year, Sigourney Weaver has revealed in a recent interview that she’ll be back for the films – which are shooting back-to-back. “It’s going to be an adventure! It will be awesome. I can’t even imagine what I am taking on — and what James Cameron is taking on — with filming three Avatars at once, but … Peter Jackson did it with the Hobbit films, so we have that to look to.”
Though her character didn’t survive the first film, Sigourney Weaver confirms that she will still appear in all three sequels. “It will be challenging for me. I can’t talk about it, but my part is a little different in each one,” she teased. “I’ll transform somewhat. We’ll have to talk again when I survive this. For now, I’m going to skittle around and enjoy this leisure time.”
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have set loose this latest clip from ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic sci-fi monster pic, the film pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. ‘Godzilla’ stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as US Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody, Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody, Juliette Binoche as Sandra “Sandy” Brody, Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham, David Strathairn as US Navy Admiral Stenz, and Bryan Cranston as Joseph “Joe” Brody.
Millennium Films have let out the hatch this first trailer for ‘Good People.’ Lead by James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy and Tom Wilkinson, the thriller marks the English language debut of Oscar-nominated Danish director Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy), working from a screenplay by Kelly Masterson, Paul Grellong and Christina Hodson. The plot synopsis for the film, which is based on the novel by Marcus Sakey, is as follows. ‘Good People’ opens on July 25th.
Young American couple Tom and Anna Reed (James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall into severe debt while renovating Anna’s family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered and he left behind a stash of cash—$400,000 worth. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what’s necessary to get them out of debt. But when they start spending the money and can’t seem to stop, they find themselves the target of a deadly adversary—the thief who stole it—and that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.
Sony Pictures has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ’22 Jump Street,’ the upcoming sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street.’ ’22 Jump Street’ reunites Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with ’21 Jump Street’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘The LEGO Movie’). Alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Ice Cube reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
In the action-comedy, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. Opening on June 6th in the UK and June 13th in the US, the film also stars Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.
Out today in the UK and Ireland (give it a peep, it’s wonderful!), this latest clip has arrived online for ‘Frank.’ Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, the film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender)—a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head—and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.