According to a new report, Casey Affleck is in talks to join Chris Pine in ‘The Finest Hours.’ Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl ) is directing the film, which was adapted by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson from the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Affleck and Pine will star in a drama that takes place in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. Affleck, who I thought was absolutely incredible last year in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ and ‘Out of the Furnace,’ will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ and John Hillcoat’s ‘Triple Nine’ – two films that are in the upper echelons of my “most anticipated” list.
The book is described as follows: In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived.
20th Century fox send word that Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which was originally scheduled for an October 24th release, will now arrive in cinemas on February 13th, 2015 (the same date as the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie). Originally set for that February date, the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot will now arrive on July 24th, 2015.
In ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which is based on the comicbook that was created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Colin Firth plays a James Bond-like superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. He mentors his nephew Gary (Taron Egerton) in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent. The likes of Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson also star. The synopsis for ‘The Secret Service’ comic series can be read below.
Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly in talks to play the title role in Tim Story’s (Ride Along) action comedy ‘The Black Phantom,’ alongside Kevin Hart. Jackson would replace Jamie Foxx, who was going to play the role but exited over scheduling conflicts. The story follows a double-crossed mob hitman (Hart) who enlists the help of the Black Phantom (Jackson), the same hitman who had been sent to kill him. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds penned the script.
Samuel L. Jackson most recently starred in ‘Reasonable Doubt’ opposite Dominic Cooper, ‘RoboCop,’ and as Nick Fury in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ He’ll next be seen in ‘Kite,’ ‘Cell,’ ‘Barely Lethal,’ ‘Big Game,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight.’
Picturehouse has unleashed this full-length trailer for the Sundance hit ‘The Guest,’ which is from the same team behind the acclaimed horror ‘You’re Next’: director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett and Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder. ‘The Guest’ stars Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley in ‘Downton Abbey’), Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick.
‘The Guest’ tells the story of a young soldier (Stevens) who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter Anna starts wondering if David is responsible. ‘The Guest’ opens on September 17th.
New ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Trailer – Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch…
From DreamWorks Animation comes this new trailer for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 14th release in the US and December 5th bow in the UK, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
In PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
Long rumored to be titled ‘Terminator: Genesis,’ Arnold Schwarzengger and Paramount Pictures have today announced that the official title for the new ‘Terminator’ movie is ‘Terminator Genisys’ (my spell-check is currently scratching its head…. as am I). The film stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, and J.K. Simmons.
Arnold Schwarzenegger posted the following with the above pic: “Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup – we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I’ll be back.”