Cast & Synopsis Revealed For ‘Kill Me Three Times’ – Alice Braga, Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton & Teresa Palmer Star
The final cast has been announced for ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ the new crime thriller from Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Boxing Day). Principal photography began this week in and around Perth and the southwest region of Western Australia. The film stars Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth.
‘Kill Me Three Times’ takes place in a sundrenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. Simon Pegg plays a mercurial assassin, who is hired by her wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey), but there is more than one person gunning for her. Sullivan Stapleton has been cast as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam, whilst Teresa Palmer plays a small town Lady Macbeth who masterminds the scheme. Bryan Brown, a corrupt cop, also tries to get his cut and Luke Hemsworth portrays Braga’s love interest, a local surfer who hopes to rescue the young woman from Pegg’s telescopic sights.
Deadline are reporting that Kelsey Grammer is set to play the role of Bonaparte in ‘The Expendables 3,’ an ex-mercenary who helps the Expendables in their mission. The outlet claims the role was initially offered to Nicolas Cage. Grammer is already set for a 2014 blockbuster sequel with a role in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’
’The Expendables 3′ will feature Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to their roles in the first two films with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford joining the all-star cast along with Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell.
Variety are reporting that the ‘Tropic Thunder’ scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-starring Warner Bros. Pictures comedy ‘Get Hard.’ The film follows a wealthy investment bank manager (Ferrell) who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his car (Hart). Cohen, whose screenwriting work also includes ‘Men in Black III’ and ‘Idiocracy,’ is also attached to helm the Ferrell-led ‘Daddy’s Home’ at Paramount Pictures. Expect more news about ‘Get Hard’ soon.
With ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ having grossed eight times its $5 million budget on its US opening last weekend, the film’s producer, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, has set the company’s next launch at another horror film franchise. ‘Incarnate’ will go into production in November, with Aaron Eckhart starring and ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ helmer Brad Peyton directing a script by Ronnie Christensen. The plot is described as follows: “an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.”
Jason Blum has put together a stellar track record in the low-cost horror game. Besides ‘Insidious,’ he presides over the ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Sinister’ franchises as well as ‘The Purge,’ the latter a $3 million budgeted film which opened to a $34 million weekend in June, finishing with a $64 million US gross. Blumhouse has its first-look deal with Universal but ‘Incarnate’ hasn’t yet been set for distribution. Aaron Eckhart is coming off ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and next stars in ‘I, Frankenstein.’
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies) dramatic thriller, ‘Prisoners.’ Led by Hugh Jackman and Jack Gyllenhaal, ‘Prisoners’ features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello as Keller’s wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Viola Davis as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers’; Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Alex Jones’ Aunt Holly; and Paul Dano as Alex Jones. ‘Prisoners’ is pencilled in for a September 20th release in the US and a September 27th bow in the UK.
In the film, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
FilmDistrict has debuted this new collection of promo images and a clip for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy.’ Arriving in cinemas on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK, the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic also stars the likes of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone, Lance Reddick, and Michael Imperioli. The original ‘Oldboy,’ released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.
Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ follows Josh Brolin’s character, Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. For twenty years he is held captive, and upon his release must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. Sharlto Copley plays a mysterious billionaire out to destroy Joe’s life, while Elizabeth Olsen plays Marie, a caseworker who helps Joe investigate the past. Samuel L. Jackson plays the head of the motel where Brolin’s character has been held hostage.