NPR has debuted the full ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ soundtrack stream (produced by T-Bone Burnett, and due out November 12th), which you can listen to below. Written and directed by Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake. The Coen Brothers are producing the film with Scott Rudin, who formerly worked with the Coens on ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘True Grit.’
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles-some of them of his own making. Grammy-winner T Bone Burnett produced the film’s soundtrack which includes music performed by, among others, Oscar Isaac, Bob Dylan, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake. ’Inside Llewyn Davis’ is set for a December 6th release in the US and a January 24th release in the UK and Ireland.
Millennium Entertainment has revealed this first clip from Fredrik Bond’s ‘Charlie Countryman,’ which stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo and Rupert Grint. ‘Charlie Countryman’ begins when Charlie’s late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest. Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic, but when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love. ‘Charlie Countryman’ will be simultaneously released VOD and in theaters on November 15th.
Digital Spy have revealed these first images of Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson in ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. The images feature Farrell’s Robert Goff Travers, father of ‘Mary Poppins’ author PL Travers, with his family in Australia. Wilson plays Travers’s mother Margaret Goff, while Annie Buckley plays the young Travers in flashback scenes. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks plays Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of Travers as an adult.
Ahead of the global fan celebration for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ to be held on Monday, November 4th, at 5:00pm EST/10:00pm GMT/2:00pm PST, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted seven new posters for the film, featuring Thorin, Gandalf, Bilbo, Thranduil, Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel. At each of the satellite-linked cinemas in four host cities – Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington – Peter Jackson and members of his cast and filmmaking team will gather with fans to show exclusive footage from the new film and answer questions in front of a live audience, as well as offer a few surprises.
CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, who serves as special host for the entire event, will be based in New York, where he will welcome Richard Armitage, the film’s Thorin Oakenshield, and Orlando Bloom, who returns to the role of Legolas from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy. Evangeline Lilly, who joins the cast as a new Elf warrior, Tauriel, will be based in Los Angeles. London will host new cast member Lee Pace, the film’s Elf King Thranduil; Luke Evans, who joins the cast as Bard the Bowman; and Andy Serkis, second unit director and, of course, the first trilogy’s Gollum. Peter Jackson will then join the celebration from Wellington, New Zealand (where it will be Tuesday, November 5th, at 11:00am).
The official ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ South African website has unveiled these new promo posters for the much anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic. Based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s autobiography of the same name, ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) and produced by Anant Singh. Alongside Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris plays his wife, Winnie. The likes of Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto co-star.
Anant Singh began communicating with Nelson Mandela about making a film based on his life while he was still in prison and acquired the film rights to Mandela’s book at the time of its publication in 1996 and development on the film began immediately when Academy Award Nominee, writer William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Gladiator, Shadowlands) signed on. The film tells the story of the legendary South African freedom fighter, spanning over seventy years, including his struggle against apartheid, 27 years in jail and his rise to prominence as a political leader and head-of-state. ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ arrives in cinemas on November 28th in the US and South Africa, and January 3rd in the UK.