In a couple of hours, London’s Leicester Square is host to the World Premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ with cast and crew in attendance. The star-studded event marks not only the end of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, but the culmination of the 14-year cinematic legacy of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth. The event begins at 5.15pm UK time, and is scheduled to finish around 7.30pm. Check out all of the action below. ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
The Golden Globe Awards’ official Twitter feed debuted this first look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s transformation for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama ‘Southpaw.’ Co-starring Naomie Harris, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Victor Ortiz, and 50 Cent, the film chronicles the life of a junior middleweight world champion, Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal), who suffers a tragedy that leaves lasting effects on his career and personal life. To regain the respect and love of his daughter, he fights to put his life back together.
Naomie Harris plays Angela, the social worker who aids Jake Gyllenhaal and his offspring, while Rachel McAdams is Billy’s wife Maureen, and Forest Whitaker is set as Titus “Tick” Willis, who retired from the ring after losing an eye and trains younger fighters. Based on a screenplay by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), ‘Southpaw’ will be released sometime in 2015 via The Weinstein Company.
Set for December 25th in the US and February 6th in the UK, ‘The Interview’ revolves around a talk show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) as they find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, the likes of Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Timothy Simons and Charles Rahi Chun also star in the action comedy.
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
Ewan McGregor Character Poster For ‘Son Of A Gun’ – Also Starring Brenton Thwaites & Alicia Vikander
A24 has set loose this new character poster for ‘Son of a Gun.’ Led by Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites and Alicia Vikander, the crime thriller will be available exclusively in the US on DirecTV from December 11th and will be in theaters on January 16, 2015. ‘Son of a Gun’ opens on January 30th, 2015 in the UK.
In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (BRENTON THWAITES) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (EWAN McGREGOR). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (JACEK KOMAN) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (MATT NABLE) and Merv (EDDIE BAROO).
With the first trailer for ‘Jurassic World’ arriving online this past Tuesday, director Colin Trevorrow took some time out of his post-production schedule to talk to Empire about the film’s trailer. First up, on why ‘Jurassic World’ is introducing a new lab-designed dinosaur (rumoured to be called the “D-Rex”), Trevorrow says, “There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. We’re always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger. The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that’s what they get.”