According to various reports, Emma Thompson will star in ‘The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson,’ a dark comedy-thriller that will act as Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut. Scottish actor Carlyle’s previous work includes ‘Trainspotting,’ ‘The Full Monty,’ ‘The World Is Not Enough,’ ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and ’28 Weeks Later.’ The film is scheduled to go into production in the first half of 2014.
Robert Carlyle will also star as Barney Thomson in the film, while Ray Winstone and Ewen Bremner co-star. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren wrote the script, which is an adaption based on the popular series of novels by Douglas Lindsay. The story follows Barney, a Scottish barber who, through a series of accidental events, stumbles into the world of serial murder. Thompson will play Barney’s mother, who emasculates him at every turn, while Winstone will play detective inspector Holdall, who has to deal with an inept homicide department while trying to solve the murders.
The Prohibition Era drama ‘Ezekiel Moss’ is finally moving forward, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams coming aboard to star. Philip Seymour Hoffman has long been attached to direct the film from a Black List script by Keith Bunin. Adams will play Iris, who, emotionally fragile after the loss of her husband, runs a boarding house to get by and provide for her spirited son, Joel. They reside in a small town overrun by religious fervor, and their lives are forever changed when she begins to fall in love with Ezekiel Moss (Gyllenhaal), a mysterious drifter who has the divine ability to channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.
“True Love” TV Spot For ‘Winter’s Tale’ – Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe….
Hot on the heels of the film’s new trailer, this new TV spot has arrived online for Akiva Goldsman’s ‘Winter’s Tale,’ which is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. Set in 1916 and present-day Manhattan, ‘Winter’s Tale’ follows the story of Peter Lake (Colin Farrell). Peter Lake is a thief who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a dying girl who occupies one of the houses he breaks into. The film also co-stars Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Eva Marie Saint and Will Smith, who will cameo as a judge. ‘Winter’s Tale’ opens on February 14th in the US and February 21st in the UK.
Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell (“Total Recall”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Eva Marie Saint (“On the Waterfront”) and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”). “Winter’s Tale” also introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s “Once”). The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.
Atlas Independent send word that Golden Globe nominee Jessica Alba has signed on to star in ‘The Wright Girls.’ Kevin Connolly (Dear Eleanor, 30 for 30) is set to direct the feature from a screenplay by Bert V. Royal (Easy A).
Inspired by the Japanese film, ’2LDK,’ ‘The Wright Girls’ is slated to begin production in the second quarter of 2014 in Los Angeles. The story centers around Kate and Vanessa, costars on a past-its-prime sitcom and roommates in real life. When they realize they are both up for the same lead role in a big movie that could catapult their careers into stardom, the roommates will go from best friends to worst enemies over the course of one action-packed night.
New Trailer & Poster For Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy’ – Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent & Sarah Gadon
A24 has let out the hatch this new poster and trailer for Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy,’ which stars his ’Prisoners’ co-lead Jake Gyllenhaal in dual roles. Based on the José Saramago novel ‘The Double,’ the movie finds Gyllenhaal playing a college professor with a mundane life – until he spots his exact double playing a bit part in a movie. He tracks down the small-time actor (also played by Gyllenhaal), sparking a mutual obsession. Co-starring Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini, the film arrives on February 7th in the UK and March 14th in the US.
ENEMY tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
Deadline are reporting that Liam Neeson will star alongside Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel, ‘Silence.’ After two decades of false starts and near misses, the director is now set to shoot the film in June 2014.
Andrew Garfield will star as Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church. Ken Watanabe will portray the priests’ interpreter, alongside a Japanese cast that includes Issei Ogata (who played Emperor Hirohito in Alexander Sokurov’s ‘The Sun’). Location scouting is still under way for the production, which is being co-financed by Emmett/Furla Films and Belgian producer Paul Breuls’ Corsan Films.