According to The Wrap, Paddy Considine and Fares Fares are in negotiations to join Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman in ‘Child 44,’ a Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan. ‘The Killing’ star Joel Kinnaman was previously reported to be in negotiations as well.
Paddy Considine, who co-starred in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘Cinderella Man’ for Universal Pictures, will soon be seen in the studio’s upcoming comedy ‘The World’s End,’ which reunites him with his ‘Hot Fuzz’ co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as well as director Edgar Wright. Fares Fares, who previously worked with Joel Kinnaman on ‘Safe House’ and the ‘Snabba Cash’ films, is best known for his key supporting role in Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’
Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent & Dave Franco Performing Magic Tricks For ‘Now You See Me’
With the release of ‘Now You See Me’ fast approaching, Summit Enternment has unveiled these three great promo clips for Louis Letterier’s (Clash of the Titans, The Transporter) thriller. Opening on May 31st in the US and June 21st in the UK, ‘Now You See Me’ features a excellent cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Common, Michael Kelly, Elias Koteas and Michael Caine. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
The Wrap are reporting that Jon Stewart has tapped Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) to star in his feature directorial debut, ‘Rosewater.’ Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from hosting Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ in order to make the movie. ‘Daily Show’ correspondent John Oliver will take over hosting duties for eight weeks during Stewart’s absence. Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy.
The story follows Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), a journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s presidential elections. Instead, he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy.
Wes Talbott has put together this stunning poster for ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ On Monday Peter Jackson took to his hugely popular Facebook account to reveal that production has commenced again in New Zealand on the final two parts of his ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ Jackson posted, “Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It’s going to be an intense few weeks, but we’re looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!”
The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced last year that ‘The Hobbit’ films will be a trilogy. The release schedule for the upcoming two films are as follows: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th, while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014. Last month Jackson revealed a 6-minute excerpt of the live event he hosted for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ providing us with a first official look at the film.
Filmtv.it has premiered this new poster for the upcoming thriller ‘Zulu.’ Shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the award winning crime novel of the same name by Caryl Férey, ‘Zulu’ will close the Cannes Film Festival on May 26th. The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa still overshadowed by apartheid, where destitute townships rubs shoulders with affluent neighbourhoods. Two cops on the beat, Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Ghost Dog) are caught up in a suspenseful search which combines elements of political film noir and social study.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte are starring in ‘Return to Sender,’ a psychological thriller being directed by Fouad Mikati. Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela are producing the feature, which is currently filming in New Orleans.
Written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett, the story centers on a meticulous small-town nurse (Rosamund Pike) who falls victim to a life-altering event after she goes on a blind date with a man (Shiloh Fernandez) who turns out not to be who he says he is. She must find the strength and courage to rebuild her life and return to her former self. Nick Nolte play’s Pike’s father. Pike was last seen opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher,’ and will follow up ‘Return to Sender’ with ‘French Window,’ a thriller with Josh Duhamel that shoots this fall. She’ll next be seen in Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End.’ Fernandez was last seen in the ‘Evil Dead’ remake and is part of the cast of ‘The East.’ Nolte last appeared in ‘Gangster Squad’ and Parker.’