Jake Gyllenhaal certainly a number of exciting looking projects in the pipeline. First up is Baltasar Kormákur’s ‘Everest,’ an adaption of Jon Krakauer’s book ‘Into Thin Air.’ Set for February 2015, that film’s first-rate cast also includes Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Clive Standen and Emily Watson. After that is ‘Nightcrawler,’ a crime-thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy of ‘The Bourne Legacy.’ Co-starring in that film are Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed, among other.
Today Deadline are reporting that Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) long-in-development ‘Southpaw,’ which is written by ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter, is gearing up to shoot this summer. In ‘Southpaw’ Jake Gyllenhaal will play a welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart. To be financed by The Weinstein Company, Fuqua and the studio are on the lookout for an actor to play the other lead, a man named Titus ‘Tick’ Willis, a former fighter who was forced to retire after losing an eye and was on his way to becoming a pro trainer but retreated after his son was killed.
Signing on to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ just a few weeks back, THR bring word that Thomas Kretschmann has put pen to paper to portray another high-profile villain. The German actor will reportedly play a character named Le Clerq in ‘Agent 47,’ the currently filming sequel to the 2007 action movie ‘Hitman.’ Kretschmann was recently seen in the NBC series ‘Dracula’ as Abraham Van Helsing.
Rupert Friend is playing the title character in ‘Agent 47,’ and Zachary Quinto is playing another villain. Thomas Kretschmann will reportedly play the chairman of an organization called Syndicate International, which is set on creating an army of unstoppable agent, in the movie. Though plot details have not been released, ‘Agent 47′ is based on the bestselling video game ‘Hitman,’ which has sold 21 million units to date. The latest and most successful edition, 2013′s ‘Hitman: Absolution,’ has sold a hefty 10 million units. Aleksander Bach directs from a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch. Hannah Ware also stars.
While a few set photos have already hit the web, EW has today debuted this first official look at Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s ’Life.’ The film tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock, on assignment for Life Magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean. The film also stars Ben Kingsley as Jack Warner, Alessandra Mastronardi as Pier Angeli, and Kristen Hager.
Dennis Stock was a young photographer working for the Magnum agency when he received an assignment that changed his life: to shoot a free-spirited actor named James Dean. The gig became a personal journey for both as they traveled from L.A. to New York to Indiana. During the trip, Stock captured now-iconic images of the actor before he was launched to stardom with ‘East of Eden’ (1955).
A24 has released the following US trailer for the Tom Hardy-starring dramatic thriller ‘Locke.’ Steven Knight (‘Eastern Promises,’ ‘Redemption’) directed the gripping film from his original screenplay and Joe Wright (director of ‘Atonement,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina’) executive produced. Also starring Tom Holland, Ruth Wilson, Alice Lowe, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels and Olivia Colman, the official synopsis can be read below. ‘Locke’ hits the big screen on April 18th in the UK and April 25th in the US.
Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.
After almost a decade since the first movie, Dimension Films has unleashed this first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long awaited ’Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.’ The main cast for the sequel includes the original ‘Sin City’ cast members: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members for the neo-noir crime action thriller include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight. The film arrives on August 22nd. The brief official synopsis for ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ is as follows.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.
Screen Gems have sent out the following press release confirming that they will distribute the live-action feature film adaptation of ‘The Last of Us.’ The hugely acclaimed action-adventure survival horror video game was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Widely considered one of the key titles of the “seventh generation” video game era, ‘The Last of Us’ received Game of the Year awards from numerous publications. ‘The Last of Us’ was the second-largest video game launch of 2013 (after ‘Grand Theft Auto V’), selling over 1.3 million units in its first week. Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will also pen the script for the film version. Check out the full press release below. No word on a director, cast, or even release date as of yet.
Screen Gems will distribute the live action film The Last of Us based on the critically-acclaimed PlayStation 3 exclusive video game, developed by Naughty Dog. Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will also write the script for the film. On behalf of Naughty Dog, the project will be produced by Co-Presidents’ Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley, along with Sam Raimi via their Ghost House Pictures banner.