New Trailer For ‘The Gambler’ – Starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, John Goodman…
Paramount Pictures has unveiled this new full-length trailer for ‘The Gambler,’ Rupert Wyatt’s (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) remake of the 1974 James Caan film. Starring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Alvin Ing, and Michael K. Williams, the script for the crime drama is written by Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed).
Mark Wahlberg leads the film as Jim Bennett, a literature professor whose gambling addiction is spiraling out of control. The dynamo in the lecture hall is leading a double life, blowing his family fortune and money borrowed from dangerous lenders. ‘The Gambler’ is slotted for an awards season-friendly limited release December 19th in the US. It’s apparently scheduled for release in the UK on May 1st, 2015, yet I imagine that will be pushed forward.
Please, please make this film finally happen O ye Gods!
Back in February, Terry Gilliam offered up some new details about his long-awaited and continually delayed adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.’ Gilliam revealed that production on ‘Don Quixote’ will potentially kick off early next year on the Canary Islands. While very little news on the project has emerged since then, today we hear that Jack O’Connell, star of Angelina Jolie’s upcoming WWII survival tale ‘Unbroken,’ is set to headline Gilliam’s long-gestating passion project.
A modern and satirical twist on the tale, ‘Don Quixote’ stars Jack O’Connell as Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives a copy of his student film – a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village. Moved by the discovery, Toby sets off on a bizarre road trip to find the little village where the student student film was shot and gets caught up in a series of catastrophies. It is expected that John Hurt will portray Miguel de Cervantes’ titular hero.
Back in the summer of 2012 it was reported that ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ director Marc Webb had been tapped to helm the indie drama ‘The Only Living Boy in New York.’ The film was put on hold as Webb focused on “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise for Sony, yet we now hear that Miles Teller is in talks to lead the indie drama. The Allen Loeb-scripted film is a twisted coming-of-age tale in which a young man (potentially Teller) learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. The son tries to stop it, only to become involved with the woman as well. With advice from a questionable quirky neighbor, the young man learns about love.
Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro are reportedly set to headline ‘The Trap,’ a Southern revenge movie written and to be directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Gummo, Trash Humpers). Expected to shoot early next year in Miami, the ensemble gangster drama centers on two childhood friends now in their mid-to-late 30s — one of whom is very successful and the other has spent the majority of his adult life in jail. On the eve of a big recognition for the successful man, the other is released from jail and determined to get even.
Jamie Foxx will next be seen reprising his role as Dean “Motherf*****” Jones later this month in ‘Horrible Bosses 2.’ He follows that up with ‘Annie,’ where he plays Will Stacks, the new film’s equivalent of Daddy Warbucks. Benicio Del Toro was most recently seen in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and will next be seen on the big screen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ and as Pablo Escobar in ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost.’
Hammer and Entertainment One have unveiled this new US one-sheet for the horror sequel, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.’ Starring Jeremy Irvin, Helen McCrory, Adrian Rawlins, Ned Dennehy and Phoebe Fox, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’ continues the story four decades later.
Back in 2012, ‘The Woman in Black,’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake), became the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years – grossing over $33 million in the UK and over $125 million worldwide. In ‘The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death,’ seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant. Tom Harper directs the film, which hits cinemas on January 1st in the UK and January 2nd in the US.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan and opening on November 7th, ‘Interstellar’ stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, David Gyasi, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Topher Grace, David Oyewelo, Matt Damon, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, and Michael Caine.
What really stood out for you working with Christopher Nolan on ‘Interstellar’ – this sort of very personal, yet spectacular story that has so many of its facets touch on universal themes, from the love of family to the thrill of exploration to what it means to be human…?
Matthew McConaughey: What is amazing to me is that while the excitement of the story lies in its scope – the thrill of adventure and discovery of the unknown – one of my favorite things about Christophe Nolan is the heartbeat of humanity he gives to his films. No one handles the sheer mass and scale of a world like he does because it always comes off as something personal and intimate. There’s no one else out there who does things the way Chris does. He has an original take on everything and works by his instincts completely. I also believe that he’s constantly letting his reach exceed his grasp. And when you see this film, you’ll know it’s true because I think it’s by far the most ambitious film that he has ever directed.