Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly set to re-team with her “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence on ‘The Dive,’ which is being produced by James Cameron. The film tells the tragic true story of freedivers (diving without the use of breathing equipment) Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air. Lawrence will play Mestre (SPOILERS for real life – if that’s a thing? – coming up in the next paragraph).
Ahead of the film’s premiere this month at Sundance, this first poster has been released online for writer-director Rodrigo Garcia’s (son of legendary writer Gabriel García Márquez) ‘Last Days In the Desert.’ Shot by one of my favorite cinematographers, Emmanuel Lubezki, the cast for the film includes Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer.
The official synopsis for ‘Last Days In the Desert’ is as follows: “Ewan McGregor is Jesus — and the Devil — in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test.” I’m certainly intrigued.
According to the The Wrap, Matilda Lutz has landed the lead in F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and Paramount Pictures’ upcoming reboot of ‘The Ring’ franchise. The project, going under the title ‘Rings,’ will once again feature Samara and a deadly videotape, though ‘Rings’ will feature a new cast – Naomi Watts, who led the English-language remakes, will not appear.
In 2002, Gore Verbinksi’s ‘The Ring’ was an English-language remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 horror ‘Ring,’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Kôji Suzuki (who also helped co-write both film versions). The original film was followed by three Japanese sequels while the Verbinski version received a sequel, ‘The Ring Two,’ which was directed by Nakata.
Out today in the UK and Ireland, Lionsgate have unveiled this collection of clips from the upcoming adaptation of Vera Brittain’s iconic and powerful WW1 memoir, ‘Testament Of Youth.’ The stellar cast includes Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Hayley Atwell, Jonathan Bailey, Alexandra Roach, and Anna Chancellor.
Alicia Vikander plays the iconic writer, feminist and pacifist, Vera Brittain, and Kit Harington plays Roland Leighton, Brittain’s fiancé. ‘Testament Of Youth’ is directed by James Kent (The Thirteenth Tale, The White Queen) and produced by David Heyman (Gravity, the Harry Potter movies, Paddington) and Rosie Alison (Paddington, The Thirteenth Tale) for Heyday Films. The film opens later this year in the US.
After bagging a “Best Animated Feature” Oscar nomination earlier today, this new trailer has arrived online for Tomm Moore’s brilliant ‘Song of the Sea.’ A mythological adventure steeped in the wondrous world of Irish folklore, ‘Song of the Sea’ speaks powerfully of a long lost respect for the balance of nature based on the loss of old traditions in modern society.
A follow up to director Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of the Sea’ tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Sea-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. ‘Song of the Sea’ takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. The voice cast includes David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Lucy O’Connell, Jon Kenny, Pat Shortt, Colm Ó Snodaigh, Liam Hourican, and Kevin Swierszcz. Look out for the film later this year.
New Trailer For ‘Anarchy’, The Modern-Day Adaptation Of ‘Cymbeline’ Starring Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris…
This first teaser trailer has arrived online for writer-director Michael Almereyda’s modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s ‘Anarchy’ (formerly titled ‘Cymbeline’), Starring the likes of Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley, John Leguizamo, James Ransone, Delroy Lindo, Ed Harris, Anton Yelchin, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Milla Jovovich, the story unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. In the vein of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and in the style of ‘Romeo + Juliet,’ ‘Anarchy’ is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.