Coinciding with the announcement that the 57th BFI London Film Festival’s Gala will take place on October 16th with the UK Premiere of ‘Philomena,’ Pathe has debuted these first posters for the Stephen Frears-helmed film, which is based on the true story of an Irish woman (Jude Dench) seeking the illegitimate son she was forced to put up for adoption in the US in 1952. ‘Philomena’ will open in the UK and Ireland on November 1st. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope penned the script.
Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.
“Chapter 3: Mrs. H. Keeping track of a large network of lovers isn’t always easy, and Joe is soon confronted with the unpleasant consequences of being a nymphomaniac. After all, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” Nordisk Film has unveiled this latest clip from Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac,’ titled “Chapter 3: Mrs. H”. The film includes an international ensemble cast consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more. Expect a confirmed release date shortly.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows: ‘Nymphomaniac’ is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
During a recent chat with IGN for ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Chris Pratt shed some light on a number of topic relating to his upcoming Marvel flick ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ On the experience of shooting the film, Pratt said, “It’s been really great. It’s hard to even put into words, especially for someone like me who has the vocabulary of a sixth-grader. It’s been a real trip. There’s a lot of super talented people working on it – artists. That’s what I always loved about comic books as a kid, the drawings. I didn’t ever read them that much. I wasn’t too big into the stories, but I loved the artwork and the covers. I’d like to draw a lot as a kid myself. So to see that, as they did making these comic books, they’ve hired the best artists in the world to do the concept artwork and to design these worlds. It’s so imaginative and so unreal. We’re working really hard and I’m in a bit of a daze, but I just can’t wait for people to see what we’re doing out there. I think that footage they showed at Comic-Con is very accurate to the movie that we’re making. I thought that footage was pretty badass.”
Asked about the tone of the film, Chris Pratt commented, “I think tone is the major thing we have to accomplish, a consistent tone, going from silly and comedic to high-stakes drama and action, and everything in between. It’s really up to James, and I trust everything that he’s doing. I think we’re getting good stuff. I don’t know what to say about it other than it might be…Oh! It’s the greatest movie of the 21st century! That’s what I’ll say. It’ll be the Citizen Kane of movies other than Citizen Kane.”
Artwork by Sam Denmark Art.
Gravitas Ventures send word that they’ve acquired all North American rights to Laurie Collyer’s ‘Sunlight Jr.,’ starring Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, and Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon. Gravitas will partner with Samuel Goldwyn Films for the release. The film will have a pre-theatrical VoD opening and will then be released in theaters in November. ‘Sunlight Jr.’ recently played to critical acclaim in competition at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
‘Sunlight Jr.’ spotlights hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Watts) and her disabled boyfriend, Richie (Dillon), who are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty. Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes. Through this adversity, the couple realizes that they can never lose everything as long as they have each other.
First TV Spot Unleashed For ‘Thor: The Dark World’ – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston & More
Marvel has unveiled this first TV spot for the upcoming ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.