Total Film has unveiled this new quad poster for the upcoming Alan Partridge movie, ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.’ Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Written by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons, Declan Lowney directs his second feature after ‘Wild About Harry,’ with his TV credits including many episodes of ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Father Ted.’ ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on August 7th. Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd return alongside Coogan from the original series for the movie. Joining them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
Warner Bros Pictures has unveiled, via Collider, this new featurette for ‘Man of Steel’ providing us with a behind-the-scenes look at one of Hans Zimmer’s scoring sessions for the film. In the featurette we see Zimmer and solo violinist Ann Marie Calhoun talking about the music piece and its accompanying scene, and we also get a look at Calhoun performing her solo.
Hans Zimmer previously worked with Warner, Legendary and DC Comics on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ and last summers ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Zimmer also worked with Nolan, who’s co-producing ‘Man of Steel,’ on ‘Inception,’ for which he received an Oscar nomination. To date the composer has been nominated for nine Oscars and previously won for Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ ‘Man of Steel’ marks the first Zack Snyder-directed film on which the helmer hasn’t worked with composer Tyler Bates, who scored ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ ’300,’ ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Sucker Punch.’
Summit Entertainment has unleashed two new TV spots for ’Red 2.’ Arriving in cinemas from July 19th in the US and August 2nd in the UK, the sequel stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, Brian Cox, and Neal McDonough.
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is taking over directional duties on ‘Red 2,′ from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber - who wrote the script for the first installment, based in turn on a comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. Robert Schwentke, the helmer of ‘Red,’ is hard at work finishing his Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges-starring comic adaptation ‘R.I.P.D.,’ which is also released this summer. The official synopsis for ‘Red 2′ can be found below the TV spots.
THR bring word that Elizabeth Banks will star in Bill Pohlad’s ’Love & Mercy,’ which takes an unconventional look at the life of the celebrated leader of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and his battle with mental illness. Banks will take on the role of Melinda, a former model who later becomes his wife. Paul Dano and John Cusack play Wilson at different points in his life, while Paul Giamatti also stars. ‘Love & Mercy’ tells the story of Wilson, who became the leader of the 1960s rock group as well as their lead songwriter, penning such classics as ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.,’ ‘California Girls’ and ‘Good Vibrations.’ But even as he became creatively more ambitious, his mental health began to crack. That led to many treatments and caused great friction within the group, culminating with him leaving the band. Bill Pohlad secured Wilson’s life rights and that of his wife, Melinda. ‘Love & Mercy’ begins filming in August in Los Angeles.
In related news, Elizabeth Banks has also signed on to star in ‘Little Accidents’ opposite Boyd Holbrook. Sara Colangelo wrote and will direct the feature adaptation of her 2010 award-winning short film of the same name, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Banks plays a woman whose life spirals downward after a town is left devastated following a mining accident that kills 12 men and finds her son missing. Banks will next be seen in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ on November 22nd. She recently completed production on ‘Every Secret Thing,’ directed by Amy Berg and based on the best-selling novel by Laura Lippman.
Titan Books has released these new pics from the ‘Man of Steel’ companion book, ‘Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman.’ The book features concept art, behind-the-scenes photography, directors commentary and interviews with the cast and crew of Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. Artwork by Steve Jung, Peter Rubin and Christian Lorenz Scheure. The book is available now from Titan Books.
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed two more stills from Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counsellor.’ The crime thriller features a stellar cast in Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Visnjic. The story for ‘The Counsellor’ follows a lawyer, simply named The Counsellor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade.
The screenplay for the film comes from one of my favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Councellor’ is the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors first screenplay. Insiders are describing it as “No Country For Old Men on steroids.” ‘The Counsellor’ is set for October 25th.