The good folks over at Empire have unveiled this bloody new clip from Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium.’ ’ Byzantium’ is the story of a deadly pairing of a mother vampire, Clara (Gemma Arterton), and daughter, Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan). In addition to Arterton and Ronan, ‘Byzantium’ co-stars Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Caleb Landry Jones, Uri Gavriel and Jeff Mash. Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Jane Eyre) penned the script, adapting her own stage play. ‘Byzantium’ is Neil Jordan’s second vampire flick after the Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise-starring ‘Interview With the Vampire.’ The synopsis for the film can be read below. Expect a concrete release date shortly.
“Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara (Gemma Arterton) meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.”
Red Granite and Mandalay Picture have announced that Juno Temple (Atonement, The Dark Knight Rises, Mr. Nobody) is set to join Daniel Radcliffe in director Alexandre Aja’s (Piranha 3D, High Tension) supernatural thriller ‘Horns.’ Joe Anderson (The Grey) and Kelli Garner (Lars and the Real Girl) are said to be in talks to appear as well, as is Max Minghella (The Social Network, The Ides of March). Based on Joe Hill’s popular novel of the same name, Radcliffe will play Ig Perrish, who awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head. He soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the truth about his late girlfriend’s (juno Temple) tragic murder.
‘Horns’ is scheduled to start filming this fall. The synopsis for Joe Hill’s novel can be read here: The New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels . . . Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin’s murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it’s time for revenge . . . It’s time the devil had his due . . . .
The Weinstein Company has released this new poster for David O. Russell’s (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees) family dramedy ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Featuring a stellar cast of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Dash Mihok, the film is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Matthew Quick. Look out for ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’ November 21st in the US and November 23rd in the UK.
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a touching, one-of-a-kind comedy about love and second chances. Pat Peoples (Bradley Cooper) is a man always trying to look on the bright side of life – the title of the story takes it’s name from the expression that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Released from the hospital after losing his wife to another man, Pat believes this age-old adage is just the ticket to trying to win her back and get his life on track. Trying to remain resolutely undiscouraged, Pat moves back in with his parents and devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife always wanted him to be. But it’s an uphill battle. Until Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a beautiful young woman whose life also has not turned out the way she wanted. Together, the couple will try and navigate through their lives and stay true to who they are, always just one adventure away from a unique friendship, and possibly even love.
[UPDATE] Yahoo! Movies has released an extended version of this trailer. MTV has premiered this final trailer for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,’ providing us with fresh looks at the likes of Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen, Taylor Lautner’s Jacob Black, Peter Facinelli’s Dr. Carlisle Cullen, Casey LaBow’s Kate, MyAnna Buring’s Tanya, Christian Camargo’s Eleazar, Maggie Grace’s Irina, Michael Sheen’s Aro, and Mackenzie Foy’s Renesmee; the half-human, half-vampire daughter of Bella and Edward. In the story, Renesmee is considered to be Edward and Bella’s “miracle”, because of what it took to keep her and her mother alive through the pregnancy. She has the special powers to show people her thoughts by touching them and break through their mental defenses. Picking up where Part 1 left off, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ will be released in cinemas November 16th. The brief synopsis for the conclusion to “The Twilight Saga” franchise is as follows: “After the birth of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) daughter, Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.”
The hefty cast for ’The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ includes Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Tracey Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Omar Metwally, Andrea Gabriel, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Marlane Barnes, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Noel Fisher, Guri Weinberg, Lee Pace, Toni Trucks, Bill Tangradi, Erik Odom, Valorie Curry, Joe Anderson, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Kosaka, Sebastiao Lemos, Amadou Ly, Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce and Carolina Virguez. The film is based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series. Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) directed both the first and second part of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Check out the official synopsis for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ below.
With the film out now in the UK, these three stunning TV spots have arrived online for Joe Wright’s (Atonement, Hanna) epic romance ‘Anna Karenina,’ an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel of the same name. Keira Knightley, Academy Award-nominated for Wright’s ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ stars as Anna Karenina in her third collaboration with the director. Knightley is starring opposite two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law, as Anna’s husband Aleksei Karenin; and Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy), as Count Vronsky. Rounding out the cast will be Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Alicia Vikander (The Seventh Son), two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson, Olivia Williams (Hanna), and Ruth Wilson (Luther). ’Anna Karenina’ is released from September 7th in the UK and November 9th in the US.
The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning boxoffice successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
Lionsgate has officially announced that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel ‘Catching Fire.’ Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise. Critically acclaimed and known to theater, film and television audiences alike, Wright garnered a Tony Award in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic ‘Angels in America’ and reprised his ‘Angels’ role in HBO’s 2003 mini-series adaptation of the play, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy® for his groundbreaking performance. Since then he has played memorable roles in films as diverse as ‘Basquiat,’ ‘Source Code,’ ‘Casino Royale’ and Quantum of Solace,’ W,’ Syriana, and ‘Caddilac Records.’ Wright can next be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Katherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes’ political thriller ‘Broken City.’
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.