The good folks over at Collider have uncovered this first look at a poster for Natalie Portman’s feature directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’ The film is based on the memoir of Amos Oz, a writer, journalist, and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The memoir chronicles Oz’s early childhood in Jerusalem during the chaotic late 1940s as the British Mandate for Palestine came to an end, along with his memories of growing up during the early years of the Israeli state. Portman, whose father is Israeli and mother is American, was born in Jerusalem herself. She also stars in the film, in the supporting role of Oz’s mother. Expect more news about ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ shortly.
Fresh Footage Showcased In 2 New ‘The Drop’ TV Spots – Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini…
From Fox Searchlight comes these two new TV spots for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’
Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month (UPDATE: the film will no longer debut at TIFF), Lionsgate send word that they’ve acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller ‘Maggie,’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Lionsgate plans to release theatrically in North America in early 2015.
The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie (Abigail Breslin), a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.
Psychedelic International Poster For ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ – Starring Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) As Jimi Hendrix
As a huge fan of both Jimi Hendrix and Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) I’ve been closely following this film for a while now. From writer-director John Ridley (Oscar-winning ’12 Years a Slave’ screenwriter), ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ charts just over a year in a man’s life. The year James Marshall Hendrix blossomed and became Jimi Hendrix. The year he spent as a young musician trying to make it on the streets and in the clubs of London with the lovers, friends, and musical collaborators who were a part of his legendary life and inspired him.
Starring Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix, ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ features a stellar supporting cast in Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman and Ruth Negga. The film opens in the US on September 26th and in the UK from August 8th.
Providing us with a great look at Henry Cavill in his updated Superman costume and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, this new video has hit the web of the pair undertaking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The US ALS Association is accepting donations here. Among UK charities, the Motor Neurone Disease Association is taking donations via its website here as well as on Just Giving.
From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opens on March 25th, 2016.
Lee Daniels has confirmed that Mike Epps will be playing the legendary comedian Richard Pryor in his as-yet-untitled Pryor biopic. Marking Daniels’ follow-up to ‘The Butler,’ The Weinstein Company will fully finance the Richard Pryor project. Nick Cannon had been rumored for the gig recently, yet Epps reportedly blew everyone away with his audition. Additionally, Marlon Wayans was set to star in a previous incarnation, and he was part of the recent screen tests that also included Michael B. Jordan.