One of my favorite musicians portraying one of my favorite musicians…. I’m down! With the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All Is By My Side,’ set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September, this first image has arrived online of André Benjamin (AKA Andre 3000) as the music legend. ‘All Is By My Side’ chronicles Hendrix’s breakthrough period from 1966 to 1967, based on interviews with Hendrix as well as archival materials. The likes of Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Negga and Adrian Lester also star. ‘U-Turn’ and ‘Three Kings’ screenwriter John Ridley directs from his original screenplay.
In “All Is By My Side,” there’s rock music. Then there’s Jimi Hendrix. “All Is By My Side” captures the energy, the charisma, the mind-boggling talent of a legend whose musical influence still resonates around the world today. Based on actual interviews and archival materials, “All Is By My Side” brings authenticity and poignantly reveals a Jimi Hendrix behind the legend. At its heart a love story, “All Is By My Side” is about a man growing up, falling in love and becoming Jimi.
Another Stunning New Trailer For Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ – Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney: “Drifting”
Following last nights “detached” trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled another new single-shot trailer 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.
Inside Movies has revealed this second clip from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast the filmmaker assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK. Apologies, no embed link for the video – TO VIEW CLICK HERE.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Deadline bring word that Carey Mulligan is in early talks to star in ‘The Fury,’ a drama that will be directed by ‘Brick Lane’ helmer Sarah Gavron. The film’s focus is the suffragist movement in the UK and it was scripted by Abi Morgan. Morgan wrote ‘Shame,’ the Steve McQueen-directed film that Mulligan starred in with Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie. Mulligan, who starred in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,’ will next be seen in the Coen brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’ She is next booked to star in the Thomas Vinterberg-directed ‘Far From The Madding Crowd.’
Alison Owen is producing ‘The Fury’ through Ruby Films, the UK-based company behind the Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell-starrer ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’ The film will be a co-production between Focus Features and Film 4. While plot details are few, ‘The Fury’ will be an ensemble drama, following a number of suffragettes during a pivotal point in history for women’s rights in the UK.
Lionsgate has unleashed this latest theatrical trailer for Jon S. Baird’s ’Filth,’ an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting) best-selling novel of the same name. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson, ‘Filth’ arrives in Scottish cinemas on September 27th and UK cinemas from October 4th.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
The most iconic character in the X-Men universe embarks upon on an epic journey in modern-day Japan in ‘The Wolverine.’ Inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc, Logan (Hugh Jackman), the century-old mutant known to the world as Wolverine, is lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II – and into a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai. Suddenly finding himself on the run with a mysterious, beautiful heiress and confronted for the first time with the prospect of true mortality, Logan will be pushed to the physical and emotional edge – further than he’s ever been.
On a journey to rediscover the hero inside, Logan will be forced to grapple not only with powerful foes, mutant and human alike, but with the ghosts of his own haunted past, as well. As the Wolverine crosses his adamantium claws with Samurai swords, striking out through a maze of love, betrayal and honour, he will truly come to know the price of a life without end. Set for a July 25th release in the UK and a July 26th bow in the US, the cast also includes Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). James Mangold directs.
I think the audience are really going to love your character. What was it about Yukio that you particularly latched onto and enjoyed when playing her?
Rila Fukushima: Thank you (laughs). I think what originally interested me about Yukio was the physicality and ruthless nature of her character. It was really exciting to do the action sequences and learn the skills to carry them out. And I enjoyed that’s she’s really good at what she does. Her first mission is trying to find Logan, bring him to Japan – and she finds him, literally in the middle of nowhere. She’s a badass, she’s highly trained. I really like that (laughs). She’s very strong and independent and a fighter. Also, I really like the dynamic between Yukio and Logan, I think they have a lot in common. I think they somewhat understand each other because they’re both soldiers, both loners. She’s an assassin, but they care about each other. It’s a peculiar pairing, but she has a lot of confidence, so sometimes they can annoy each other or they’ll hate each other. It’s really fun. It’s a little funny.