Videos and Trailers
While the film is out now in the UK and in Los Angeles and New York in the US, Fox Searchlight has today unveiled this red band trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ before it expands into more cinemas this week in North America. In the US, the film broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live-action debut of all time. The comedy-drama opened in four theaters on Friday, and averaged more than $200,000 per theater, overtaking the Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master,’ which averaged $147,000. ’The Grand Budapest Hotel’ will screen in more than 1,000 screens over the next five weeks as it slowly expands. Look out for a bunch of interviews on the site this week for the film!
The stellar cast for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ includes Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ tells of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee (Tony Revolori) who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
Over 9 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘Neighbors’ – Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne & Dave Franco
Universal Pictures has released this behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage from 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.
New Trailer For Atom Egoyan’s ‘Devil’s Knot’ – Starring Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon & Dane DeHaan
This new trailer has emerged online for Atom Egoyan’s real-life drama ‘Devil’s Knot,’ which stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The West Memphis Three biopic is based on the 2002 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt about the savage murders of three young children that sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. The trial made headlines again recently when the defendants were released in August of 2011, due to new evidence uncovered by the defense, after 18 years in prison. In addition to Academy Award winners Firth and Witherspoon, the cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Matt Letscher, Michael Gladis, Rex Linn, Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan and Bruce Greenwood. ’Devil’s Knot’ opens on May 9th.
The so-called West Memphis Three became the subject of ‘Paradise Lost,’ a series of three award-winning documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, as well as a Peter Jackson-produced doc called ‘West of Memphis’ that won them the attention of a host of celebrity and criminal-justice advocates. In 2011, the trio was freed from prison under an Alford plea that allowed them to proclaim their innocence while technically upholding their murder convictions (and exempting the state from civil penalties).
First Clip From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth…
With the eagerly awaited release of ‘Noah’ fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose, via Total Film, this first clip from Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of Tubal-cain, the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s titular 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.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this “the story” behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1.’ Lars von Trier’s latest project will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ will open in US theaters on March 21st, and be available On Demand as of March 6th. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 2’ will open in theaters on April 18th and be available On Demand as of April 3rd. Both parts open on out now in the UK.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part 1” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. “Part 2” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.
Crisis Films has unveiled this first trailer and poster for ‘Downhill,’ a comedy/drama where four old school friends remind one another why they’ve not caught up in more than 20 years. Starring Richard Lumsden, Karl Theobald, Ned Dennehy and Jeremy Swift, ’Downhill’ hits UK cinemas on May 30th and is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from June 2nd. The film is award winning TV commercial director James Rouse’s debut feature. His most recent accolade was winning ‘Best Direction’ at The British Television Craft Awards 2013. In December, Campaign magazine listed Rouse as the number one commercials director in the UK.