Hugh Jackman Talks ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’: “Perhaps One Of The Greatest Ensembles I’ve Ever Seen”
During a recent chat for ’Prisoners’ (look out for the full interview later today), Hugh Jackman spoke on the upcoming “inbetweenqual” – it acts as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ – ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ On bringing the original X-Men cast together with the new, Jackman said, “That was so cool. The moment I heard the idea I was like, “I’m in.” But to actually be there, it was like two great films in one. One was like this great reunion and then one was stepping into this incredible ensemble, this group of actors who are very very tight – and brilliant actors, some of the hottest actors around right now. When we were at Comic-Con and we sat in the middle of that panel and I looked at actors left and right, I was like, “This is like…. perhaps one of the greatest ensembles I’ve ever seen!” (Laughs) It’s amazing to be a part of and I think the fans are going to love it.”
New ‘August: Osage County’ Trailer – Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor & Benedict Cumberbatch
The Weinstein Company has set loose, via Yahoo! Movies, this new trailer for ‘August: Osage County,’ the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson and Misty Upham, the film is slated to be released on December 25th. John Wells directs from Letts’ screen adaptation.
‘August: Osage County’ tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for Alfonso Cuarón’s (Children Of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) ’Gravity.’ The sci-fi thriller, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is caught in a meteor shower, is pencilled in for a October 4th bow in 2D, 3D and IMAX.
‘Gravity’ is written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás Cuarón. In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Ancora Design has put together this great new fan poster for Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the sequel is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th, 2014.
With the new cast already including the likes of Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham, Variety are now reporting that Djimon Hounsou is set to join the ensemble cast of James Wan’s ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations.
This May’s ‘Fast & Furious 6′ is the highest grossing film for Universal Pictures, having made more than $750 million at the worldwide box office. Djimon Hounsou can be seen next on the big screen in Fox Searchlight’s ‘Baggage Claim,’ the “found footage” horror project ‘The Vatican Tapes,’ Legendary’s ‘Seventh Son,’ Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ Expect more news about ‘Fast & Furious 7′ shortly.
Weinstein Company Acquire US Rights To ‘The Railway Man’- Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman & Jeremy Irvine
The Weinstein Company send word that they’ve acquired US rights to Jonathan Teplitzky’s ‘The Railway Man,’ starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Based on a remarkable autobiography, ‘The Railway Man’ tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.