This first image has hit the web from ‘A Walk in the Woods,’ the film adaptation of acclaimed humorist and travel writer Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir. Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You) is directing the film while and new cast members include Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal and Emma Thompson star. The film was written by Academy Award winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine).
‘A Walk in the Woods’ is a road trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled. The film premiers at Sundance.
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises have released the first images from Rupert Goold’s ‘True Story,’ which is based on the book by Michael Finkel. In the film, when disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption. Opening on April 10th, 2015, ‘True Story’ co-stars Felicity Jones. Look out for the trailer this Thursday
First Trailer For Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ – Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman…
Closely following the news that ‘Knight of Cups’ will make its World Premiere at the 65th Berlin Film Festival, FilmNation Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for the Terrence Malick-directed film. Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Terese Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and the voice of Ben Kingsley, ‘Knight of Cups’ is officially described as follows:
Deadline bring word that J.K. Simmons has joined Tom Hiddleston in on to appear in ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ which is set for release on March 10th, 2017. Based on the mythic origins of King Kong, where mutant giant creatures rule, the film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer).
Skull Island is the name most often used to describe a fictional island first appearing in the 1933 film ‘King Kong’ and later appearing in its sequels, three remakes, and any other King Kong-based media. It is the home of the eponymous King Kong and several other species of creatures, mostly prehistoric and in some cases species that should have been extinct long before the rise of mammalian creatures such as gorillas, along with a primitive society of humans. With the success of ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Pacific Rim,’ Legendary Pictures certainly seem like they have their eyes on reviving the “gigantic monster” genre. And I’d say that it’s a safe bet that this will lead into a ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ throw down sometime in the future.
Out now in the UK and Ireland, this new behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived online for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in US on December 17th.
Earlier this year it was announced that Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, along with D2 Productions, Plan B and Potboiler Productions, have secured the rights to develop Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel ‘Americanah’ into a major feature film in which Nyong’o will also star. Today we hear that David Oyelowo is set to co-star with Nyong’o in the film. Oyelowo has a busy end of 2014, with ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘A Most Violent Year’ all bowing in the last month. He is expected to be in the Oscars conversation for his performance in ‘Selma,’ and he can be seen next in the indie ‘Captive’ opposite Kate Mara.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world. The winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, ‘Americanah’ was selected as one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review, the BBC, and Newsday. ‘Americanah’ tells the epic love story of young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze; a romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards, and breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humor of both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of finding your way home.