Inspired by his recent role as Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’, Idris Elba has curated, written and produced ‘mi Mandela’, an album of songs which “uncovers some of South Africa’s most gifted yet largely undiscovered world music talents”. Blending South African and British artists, the album will be released on November 24th via 7wallace (Idris’ own imprint)/Parlophone.
‘mi Mandela’ will feature contributions from Mumford & Sons, Nothembi Mkhwebane, Spoek Mathambol, Cody Chesnutt, James Blake, Maverick Sabre, Phuzekhemisi, Mr. Hudson, George the Poet, DJ Spoko, Future History and Mahotella Queens, among others. In a teaser trailer for the album – which can be viewed below, Idris Elba explains how he came to immerse himself in the music of South Africa while shooting ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ “South African music was part of my research. I wanted to understand what music he liked, and so in that journey I discovered the roots of South African music.”
UK Trailer For ‘Say When’ (Titled ‘Laggies’ In North America) – Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz & Sam Rockwell
From Icon Film Distribution comes this new UK trailer for Lynn Shelton’s (Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister) ‘Say When,’ which opens on November 7th in the UK and October 24th in the US. In the film, having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28-year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape – at least temporarily – she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell). The coming-of-age comedy also stars Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol and Kaitlyn Dever.
Jeremy Renner Talks The Chances Of Seeing A “Hawkeye” Solo Film & Teases Possible ‘Captain America 3′ Role
After recently wrapping ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Jeremy Renner was asked by MTV News if he has any interest in a Hawkeye solo adventure: “I’m happy to be the ensemble…. I’m not scratching or clawing to do a solo movie by any means. I think he’s a utility guy that can bounce around into other people’s universes a little bit, especially like ‘Cap 3.’” While Renner has been suggesting that Hawkeye could feature in the tentatively titled ‘Captain America 3′ for a while now, this is certainly the strongest comments we’ve heard from him yet.
Roadside Attractions has unveiled this new trailer for Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy,’ which stars Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon and Dolan regular Suzanne Clément. The film earned the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, sharing the honor with Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language.’
Set in a fictional Canada, where a new law allows distressed parents to abandon troubled children to the hospital system, “Die” Despres, a feisty widow, tries to cope with Steve, her wild yet charming ADHD son. While they both try to make ends meet and live under the same roof, Kyla, a mysterious neighbour, offers her help. Look out for ‘Mommy’ in the first quarter of 2015.
A new look at the horror ‘Ouija’ has hit the web via the film’s UK trailer. Directed by Stiles White and starring Shelley Henning, Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto, the film is penciled in for an October 24th release in the US and an October 31st bow in the UK. ‘Ouija’ follows a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
In theaters this Halloween, OUIJA follows a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro.
Last month it was first reported that the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is finally happening. The project has been in development for a number of years, with David O. Russell originally eyed to direct, Natalie Portman starring and Lionsgate distributing. However, the script took too long to develop the proper tone, leading to Russell and Portman exiting because of scheduling conflicts. After those two left, the project went through a revolving door of directors including Mike White and Craig Gillespie, while actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska, Lily Collins, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway were all linked to star.
The revamped production, which mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic ‘Pride And Prejudice’ with a legion of bloodthirsty undead, will begin production in September with a cast that includes Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as Elizabeth Bennett, Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings, Broadwalk Empire) as Mr. Wickham, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, In Time) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Mr. Collins, Douglas Booth (Noah) as Bingley. L, and Sam Riley (Maleficent, On The Road) as Mr. Darcy. Deadline today bring word that ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast in unspecified roles.