While ‘Frank’ opened in the UK and Ireland back in May, the film – which is fantastic I might add – opens in the US on August 15th. Coinciding with the US release, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domnhall Gleeson and the rest of the Soronprfbs (the band depicted in the film) teamed up to perform “I Love You All” on The Colbert Report. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, ‘Frank’ stars Gleeson, Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head — and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
Sony Pictures send word that ‘The Interview,’ starring James Franco and Seth Rogen and directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, has been pushed from its original October 10th release to December 25th. “The combination of Seth, Evan, and James is pure comedic magic,” said Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for the studio. “In our early screenings of ‘The Interview,’ we’ve seen that they’ve delivered yet again, and we’re thrilled to be making the move to Christmas – one of the most important moviegoing days of the year and the perfect date to show off their brand of comedy.”
Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed the first trailer for ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ which opens on March 6th, 2015. John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) has returned to helm the follow-up companion feature to the 2012 film from an original screenplay by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker and Madden. The cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench (Evelyn), Maggie Smith (Muriel), Bill Nighy (Douglas), Dev Patel (Sonny), Celia Imrie (Madge), Ronald Pickup (Norman), Penelope Wilton (Jean), Diana Hardcastle (Carol), Tena Desae (Sunaina) and Lillete Dubey (Mrs. Kapoor). Additional cast making their debut include Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. The original earned $136.8 million worldwide on a budget of just $10 million.
New Trailer For The Guillermo Del Toro-Produced ‘The Book Of Life’ – Starring Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum…
This new trailer has landed online for 20th Century Fox’s animated movie, ‘The Book of Life.’ The stacked ensemble voice cast for the comedic adventure includes Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez and Danny Trejo. The film hits theaters on October 17th in the US and October 24th in the UK.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. ‘The Book of Life’ is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, ‘The Book of Life’ encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
In ‘What If,’ Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party while creating refrigerator magnet poetry and feel an immediate spark – but it’s not to be because Chantry lives with her long-term boyfriend. Acting with the best of intentions and a touch of denial, Wallace and Chantry take on the challenge of being just friends. They form a fast friendship where they talk about everything from movies to sandwiches to disappointing Christmas presents, exposing all of their hopes, idiosyncrasies and insecurities to each other.
With a raucously funny script and standout performances, ‘What If’ is a charming original comedy about the tried and tested question of whether men and women can ever really be just friends. Set for an August 8th release in the US and an August 20th bow in the UK, the film also stars Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis and Oona Chaplin. Check out what Daniel Radcliffe had to say about the film after the jump.
Your character Wallace is warm-hearted, overtly cynical but quietly romantic,and his mind is a sort of bottomless reservoir of anecdotes, observations, and semi-absurd theories. Was there something in particular that spoke to you about him?
Daniel Radcliffe: One of the reasons I was so keen to make this film is in a part of the script: Wallace corrects Chantry on her pronunciation of a word. At that point I knew I liked this guy, and it was the way he does it. He’s definitely a pedant – a bit like me (laughs), slightly reclusive and not really that social – but he very much wants to be included. I think he’s a very sweet guy, but a bit misguided in the way he views relationships as being very black and white, but that’s kind of an interesting thing about him. But that’s been born out of his parents cheating on each other, he’s been hurt himself, and it’s implied that his sister is raising a child alone – so maybe that didn’t work out as she would of expected.
Lionsgate has debuted this new collection of “District 13″ citizen posters for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ which stars the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Mahershala Ali, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stef Dawson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015.