Universal Pictures has released this new trailer for Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) ‘Neighbors’ (formerly titled ‘Townies’). The comedy follows a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the frat with whom Rogen and Byrne’s characters quickly form a rivalry. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. ’Neighbors’ is set for May 9th, 2014.
Working Title has revealed this first look at Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ feature film focusing on the doping scandal that enveloped the Tour de France and led to the downfall of 7-time champion (in the biggest doping scandal in the history of sports). Scripted by Trainspotting’s John Hodge, the currently untitled film covers Armstrong’s career from his cancer ordeal to the scandal that brought him down. Chris O’Dowd co-stars as journalist David Walsh, with Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons in key supporting roles. The film is adapted from David Walsh’s book ‘Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit Of Lance Armstrong.’
Along with the announcement that the film’s first trailer will arrive online on Thursday, Marvel has debuted this new poster for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th, 2014.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ sees Steve Rogers trying to embrace his role in the modern world as he teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, DC. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ features a top-notch supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
‘Thor: The Dark World’ continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor” and ‘The Avengers,’ Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves… but our universe itself.
The likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandral, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim and Kurse. Directed by Alan Taylor, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for a October 30th release in the UK and a November 8th bow in the US.
What was it about this character that really interested you and appealed to you? And what was your approach to playing this “villain”?
Christopher Eccleston: Well, director Alan Taylor was keen that in playing a “bad guy” in a project like this…. it can be risky, in that often these films feel that they require one dimensional, unmotivated evil. And that was my concern right off the bat, even in the audition, talking to Alan the question was, “How do we make him more interesting than just a cackling fiend?” And it was Alan’s sensibility and the way that we spoke together about the project that made me feel that we could perhaps give Malekith some complexity, because that’s what the audience demands. They have that with the Marvel heroes, so the villains really need that as well.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Ender’s Game,’ Ben Kingsley revealed to The Belfast Telegraph that he’s working with Marvel on a top secret project. Kingsley refused to disclose details about the role, and would not reveal if he would be reprising his part as the Mandarin (or Trevor Slattery), which he played in ‘Iron Man 3.’ “It’s a secret Marvel project. I’m not allowed to say any more, you’re going to have to wait and see,” he said. My guess would that he’s working on one of Marvel’s ”One-Shot” short films.
Sir Ben, who plays military leader Mazer Rackham in Gavin Hood’s big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi book ‘Ender’s Game,’ alongside Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, said he enjoyed reuniting with the Marvel crew. ”I was with many members of the crew that were involved in Iron Man 3. It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family,” he continued. “I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There’s nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they’re great company to keep,” he added.