After a long hiatus due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is gearing up to resume shooting. According to THR, Universal Pictures will restart production on or near April 1st, giving the studio and director James Wan ample time to meet its rescheduled April 10th, 2015 release date. The remainder of the shoot will last from six to eight weeks, according to insiders. Cast and crew will be called back to Atlanta, where filming had been penciled in to resume after Thanksgiving.
‘Fast & Furious 7′ was about halfway finished when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash, requiring its release date to be scrapped and James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Universal to look over existing footage and tweak the script accordingly. ‘Fast & Furious 7’ also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Ludacris and Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.
Poster For Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ – Starring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried….
Universal Pictures has just set loose this poster for Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy, ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ Opening on May 30th, MacFarlane directs, produces and co-wrote ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ He also plays a sheep farmer named Albert alongside a cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
EW has debuted these new looks at Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ sequel, ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.’ The cast includes the original 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 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. Source: SuperHeroHype.
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.
Matthew McConaughey stars in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience. The Jean-Marc Vallée directed film also stars Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare, and Bradford Cox. McConaughey’s performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ earned him the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Drama” and an Academy Award nomination for “Best Actor”. The Academy Awards take place this coming Sunday, March 2nd.
When you first read the screenplay, what was it about Ron that immediately appealed to you and made you want to play him?
Matthew McConaughey: Well, he was a great anti-hero. A great anti-hero who… what I enjoy about an anti-hero is you don’t have to abide by societies laws – they’re actually outside of the law and butt the governor on the face, they butt parental guidance on the face. They do things their own way and that means while they are the rule breakers, they make up their own rules, they are usually on the run from something or ducking and diving from something, and they have to live a little on the outskirts of society, or go right up the middle – which Ron does. He goes right up the middle, he sells memberships not drugs, he used the system, a loophole in the system to beat the system – I love that (laughs). The screenplay bled off the page. It was just incredibly human, with no sentimentality. I’d never read a script that tackled the issue from this point of view. Ron was an American original. He shook the tree. He made noise. I said, “I want to get this made, get Ron’s story told.”
“Chosen” TV Spot For Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson…
From Paramount Pictures comes this latest TV spot for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story, ‘Noah.’ Set for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s eponymous hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Darren Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favorite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. ‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. The synopsis for ‘Noah’ is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”
Today the rather excellent ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ viral website, The Daily Bugle, has been updated with a new post directly related to Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) childhood buddy Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). The post is as follows:
By Chelsea Goodrich, Entertainment Editor
Not content to just show off his latest sports car, young billionaire and future misanthrope, Harry Osborn was seen arm in arm with supermodel Valencia Vitaly at the closing ceremonies in Sochi. Osborn had reporters scrambling for an interview, but all questions went unanswered as he disappeared soon after the ceremony ended.