“Truth” TV Spot For ‘Ender’s Game’ – Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld & More
Summit has unveiled this latest TV spot for the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel, ‘Ender’s Game’. Starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Nonso Anozie, Aramis Knight, Han Soto and Moises Arias, writer/director Gavin Hood’s ’Ender’s Game’ will arrive in cinemas on October 25th in the UK and November 1st in the US. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Director Bryan Singer has took to his Twitter account to reveal another sneak peak from the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ editing bay, showcasing his longtime collaborator John Ottman. Ottman functions both as the film’s editor and composer and Singer included the following with his new image: “#JohnOttman wants out of the cutting room so he can start writing the score. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast Soon John!”
Set for a May 23rd, 2014 release date, the film has the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) playing the main antagonist in the film, Bolivar Trask. With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) returning for film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy have joined forces in the motion picture thriller ‘The Counselor,’ starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. McCarthy and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. Co-starring the likes of Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, Toby Kebbell and Goran Visnjic, ‘The Counselor’ is set for October 25th in the US and November 15th in the UK.
What were your initial thoughts about this script and bringing to life one of Cormac McCarthy’s protagonists?
Michael Fassbender: It stood out when I read it, for sure. You sit up and you pay attention with Cormac’s writing. I think I read it in less than hour. There’s a flow to it, if you just let it go, there’s a lot of information being given, but then also there’s also enough of it being withheld. So you kind of fill in the blanks yourself. And then by the third act everything comes together. It was so well written, sophisticated and balanced, and while there’s a lot of information there, Cormac had left enough space for an actor to fill it in. It was just a masterful piece of work. What Cormac does so well is that each action has a consequence, and once those actions are put into motion it’s sort of like a domino effect, you can’t stop it. It’s like a runaway train at a certain point, and when The Counselor realizes that the train is on the movie there’s just no way of stopping it. I loved it.
The Wrap bring word that Alice Eve has landed the female lead opposite Chris Evans in his feature directorial debut ’1:30 Train.’ Written by Ron Bass, the indie movie follows two people who meet in a train station and share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York. Evans will play a down-on-his-luck saxophone player who helps a young woman (Eve) in need and ends up falling for her.
Chris Evans will shoot ’1:30 Train’ before he reprises his role as Captain America in Marvel’s sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Alice Eve’s feature credits include ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ’Men in Black 3,’ ‘Sex and the City 2,’ ‘The Raven’ and ‘She’s Out of My League.’ She also played one of Vincent Chase’s many love interests on HBO’s ‘Entourage.’ The British actress recently wrapped Neil LaBute’s drama ‘Dirty Weekend’ and will soon be seen alongside Bryan Cranston in the indie thriller ‘Cold Comes the Night.’
Nelsan Ellis has been pegged to play Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s longtime friend and musical collaborator in the Tate Taylor-directed ‘Get On Up.’ Set for October 17th, 2014, Chadwick Boseman, who broke out in a big way with his performance as Jackie Robinson in ’42,’ will play James Brown. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also star. Ellis is best known for playing Lafayette on the HBO vampire series ‘True Blood.’ He was last seen on screen playing Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ and his screen credits include ‘The Express,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Secretariat,’ and ’The Reluctant Fundamentalist.’
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give “a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.”
Deadline are reporting that Jason Statham has met with director Paul Feig and that talks will start soon for him to join Melissa McCarthy in ’Susan Cooper.’ The comedy, which puts Feig and McCarthy back together after ‘Bridesmaids’ and ’The Heat,’ casts her as a bumbling secret agent. Statham will play a spy on the same side, if the deal makes. He’ll next be seen with James Franco in ‘Homefront,’ and he just wrapped ‘The Expendables 3.’ Statham is just beginning work on ‘Fast & Furious 7.’
‘Susan Cooper,’ which is being developed as a potential franchise, is described as a “realistic comedy” about a female James Bond-type. Paul Feig wrote the script and will produce through his Feigco Entertainment banner along with Jessie Henderson.