First Look At Sharlto Copley As The Villain In Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’; New Look At Josh Brolin & Samuel L. Jackson
FilmDistrict has revealed these three new pics from Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy.’ Arriving in cinemas on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK, the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic stars the likes of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone, Lance Reddick, and Michael Imperioli. The original ‘Oldboy,’ released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.
Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ follows Josh Brolin’s character, Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. For twenty years he is held captive, and upon his release must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. Sharlto Copley plays a mysterious billionaire out to destroy Joe’s life, while Elizabeth Olsen plays Marie, a caseworker who helps Joe investigate the past. Samuel L. Jackson plays the head of the motel where Brolin’s character has been held hostage. Source: The Playlist.
Deadline are reporting that Ty Simpkins has landed a lead role in Universal and Colin Trevorrow’s ’Jurassic World.’ Most likely best known for his role in ‘Iron Man 3,’ Simpkins made his feature debut in the Spielberg-directed ‘War Of The Worlds,’ opposite Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Last year, Simpkins starred in the genre smash ‘Insidious,’ and reprises in the sequel. His other credits include ‘Revolutionary Road,’ ‘Pride And Glory,’ and the Kate Winslet-starrer ‘Little Children.’ Jake Johnson and Bryce Dallas Howard are also said to be in talks.
Universal Pictures recently announced that ‘Jurassic Park 4′ has been retitled ‘Jurassic World’ and that the film will be released on June 12th, 2015. In March it was announced that Colin Trevorrow signed on to direct ‘Jurassic World,’ the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
New International Trailer For Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ – Also Starring Kristin Wiig, Sean Penn & Adam Scott
20th Century Fox has unleashed this UK trailer for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.’ The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, isn’t precisely a new twist on the 1947 film starring Danny Kaye or an update of the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Instead, it’s a romance-comedy-adventure about a daydreaming photo editor (Stiller) who goes on a series of quests – ostensibly to locate a missing image (taken by a photographer played by Sean Penn), but in fact to find his true self. ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ is Stiller’s first directorial effort since 2008’s ‘Tropic Thunder.’ The film arrives in cinemas on December 26th. The likes of Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt also star.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Paramount Pictures has revealed this UK poster for ‘Labor Day,’ the latest flick from Academy Award-nominated writer-director Jason Reitman (Young Adult, Up in the Air, Juno). Lead by Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, ’Labor Day’ is based on Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name. The film opens on December 25th in the US and February 7th in the UK.
‘Labor Day’ centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
Bill Murray Joining Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone & Rachel McAdams In Cameron Crowe’s Untitled Romantic Comedy
Following the Jay Baruchel casting news, The Wrap bring word that Bill Murray is in talks to join the stellar cast of Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled romantic comedy. Also starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Edi Gathegi, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin, Sony plan to release the movie, which is a revamped version of Crowe’s old script ‘Deep Tiki,’ sometime in 2014. Murray just reteamed with Wes Anderson again on ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and also wrapped the title role in ‘St. Vincent de Van Nuys,’ which is expected to be an awards contender next year. He will soon be seen alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon in the WWII movie ‘The Monuments Men.’
Cameron Crowe wrote the script and is directing the tale of a defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who is overseeing a weapons satellite launch from Hawaii and teams up with (and falls for) an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) to scuttle the launch. Mystical island forces and a talking computer also play a part. In a supporting role, Jay Baruchel is playing Cooper’s step brother. Baruchel worked with Crowe back in 2000 when he briefly appeared in the director’s ‘Almost Famous.’