Yahoo! Movies has released this new trailer for director Shane Salerno’s ‘Salinger.’ The documentary features interviews with 150 subjects including J. D. Salinger’s friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger’s influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author’s meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010. ‘Salinger’ opens in limited release on September 6th in the US. Expect a UK release date shortly.
Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures are in talks with Joel Edgerton to star in the long-delayed ‘Shantaram,’ an adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel that is being produced by Inifinitum Nihil partners Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, and GK Films’ Graham King. The studio paid $2 million for the rights in 2004, and Depp himself jump started the process by personally courting Edgerton to play a role Depp once intended to play before the film was derailed by the Writer’s Strike. Back when Depp was going to star, Peter Weir was once set to direct. He’s long gone, and they will look for a director now.
Joel Edgerton is being courted for the lead role of a remarkable protagonist who, at the time the book became a sensation in Hollywood, was said to have been modeled after the author in a thinly veiled memoir. He starts as an Australian heroin addict who escapes a maximum-security prison, reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of India and eventually uses gun-running and counterfeiting skills to fight against the invading Russian troops in Afghanistan.
First Trailer For ‘RoboCop’ – Starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman & Abbie Cornish
Sony Pictures has unleashed the first collection of images and trailer for Jose Padilha’s remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In theaters on February 7th, 2014, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
The official X-men Twitter account has revealed this new viral image from ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past.’ “Sentinels are capable of mobilizing in response to international turmoil at a moment’s notice. http://www.Trask-Industries.com.” Set for a May 23rd, 2014 release date, director Bryan Singer announced last month that production wrapped on ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series began filming back in March in Montreal, Canada.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ has the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) playing the main antagonist in the film, Bolivar Trask. With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) returning for film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Featurette For The WikiLeaks Drama ‘The Fifth Estate’ – Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange & Daniel Brühl
EOne has unveiled over this first behind-the-scenes featurette for the WikiLeaks drama ‘The Fifth Estate.’ The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, as well as Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney.
Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), ‘The Fifth Estate’ traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan To Star In Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life'; About James Dean & Photographer Dennis Stock
THR bring word that Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan are teaming up to star in ‘Life,’ the true story about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock. DeHaan will bring Dean to life while Pattinson will portray Stock in the movie being directed by Anton Corbijn. Iain Canning, who produced the Oscar-winning drama ‘The King’s Speech’ and the acclaimed Steve McQueen/Michael Fassbender drama ‘Shame,’ is producing ‘Life’ with his See-Saw Films partner, Emile Sherman.
Dennis Stock was a young photographer working for the Magnum agency when he received an assignment that changed his life: to shoot a free-spirited actor named James Dean. The gig became a personal journey for both as they traveled from L.A. to New York to Indiana. During the trip, Stock captured now-iconic images of the actor before he was launched to stardom with ‘East of Eden’ (1955).