Videos and Trailers
Gearing up to make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, these first two images have arrived online from ‘Ruth & Alex’ – which is led by Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. From award-winning director Richard Loncraine, the film and is based on the acclaimed novel ‘Heroic Measures’ by Jill Ciment.
In ‘Ruth & Alex,’ Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married New York City couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market – which means they must also suddenly come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives. The likes of Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais and Miriam Shor co-star. Expect a trailer and release information shortly.
Teaser Trailer For Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women & Children’ – Starring Ansel Elgort, Rosemarie Dewitt, Jennifer Garner…
Paramount Pictures has set loose this first trailer for ‘Men, Women & Children,’ which is from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman. The film stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, David Denman, Jason Douglas, Dennis Haysbert, Shane Lynch, Will Peltz, J.K. Simmons, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Kaitlyn Dever, Katherine Hughes, Elena Kampouris, Travis Tope and Emma Thompson. ‘Men, Women & Children’ is based on Chad Kultgen’s novel of the same name with Reitman directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe). The film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and opens on October 3rd in the US. Expect a UK release date shortly.
After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in February to critical acclaim, Studio Canal have today revealed this first trailer for Yann Demange’s ’71. The thriller centers on a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Jack Lowden and Jim Sturgeon round out the cast. Written by Gregory Burke, ‘71 is Yann Demange’s feature debut after directing TV series including the award-winning ‘Top Boy’ for Channel 4. Recently seen in ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ and ‘Starred Up,’ Jack O’Connell’s portrayal of World War II hero Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is already generating award season chatter. ’71 opens on October 10th in the UK. Expect word on a US release date shortly.
The main cast for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long awaited 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 in the US and August 25th in the UK. I’m posting a bunch of interview for this film later this week, so stay tuned!
From Fox Searchlight comes this latest clip from Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ featuring Tom Hardy and the late, great James Gandolfini. Set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland, the film also stars Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’
GKIDS has debuted the first English-language trailer for ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ the latest animated film from the magical folks over at Studio Ghibli. The film, the first in fourteen years from Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, is dubbed in English by Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. The film opened in Japan last November to critical acclaim and a hefty box office figure.