Preceding the release of the film’s first trailer, Paramount Pictures has unveiled this first batch of images from Rupert Wyatt’s (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) remake of the 1974 James Caan film, ‘The Gambler.’ Starring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, and Michael K. Williams, the the script for the crime drama is written by Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed).
Mark Wahlberg leads the film as Jim Bennett, a literature professor whose gambling addiction is spiraling out of control. The dynamo in the lecture hall is leading a double life, blowing his family fortune and money borrowed from dangerous lenders.
Back in June, Universal Pictures announced that they moved their upcoming fifth entry in the “Bourne” franchise from August 14th, 2015, to July 15th, 2016. At the time, rumors swirled around that the reason ‘Bourne 5′ got pushed back is because Matt Damon is set to return to play his signature role as Jason Bourne. In mid-September, Deadline confirmed these rumors, adding that Damon AND director Paul Greengrass are in talks to reunite for their third film in the “Bourne” series.
That report also went to say that the intention is to make the Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass re-team the next “Bourne” film to go into production to make the July 16th, 2016 release slot, meaning that it would step in front of the spinoff ‘The Bourne Legacy’ sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross and be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious series). With that all in mind, Crave Online caught up with Renner on the promotional rounds for ‘Kill The Messenger’ to talk about the status of the next Aaron Cross “Bourne” flick:
Hot of the heels of yesterday’s poster featuring Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins, Warner Bros has unleashed this new ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ poster featuring Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey. The trilogy of ‘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,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
Keira Knightley Character Poster For ‘The Imitation Game’ – Also Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Alan Turing
This new character poster has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game,’ which opens the BFI London Film Festival tomorrow night. Set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US, the historical thriller stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges.
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
The good people over at StudioCanal and Heyday Films have just sent over this new teaser poster for ‘Paddington.’ The cast for the first ever live-action film inspired by Micahel Bond’s best-selling books includes Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Brown, and Nicole Kidman as an evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. They are joined by Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper, and Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber, the owner of the antiques shop. Finally, Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton are voicing Paddington’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film will still open in the UK on November 28th and in the US on December 25th.