Columbia Pictures has set Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled romantic comedy for release on December 25th. Starring Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Michael Chernus and Ivana Milicevic, 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. Expect more news about this somewhat mysterious project soon.
With the film set to hit cinemas this time next year, Focus Features has revealed this new promo image for the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie. The erotic drama is currently shooting in Vancouver with Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features acquired the rights to the three books in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy in March 2012. Focus Features will market and distribute the first film in partnership with Universal. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.
New TV Spot For ‘Pompeii’ – Starring Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland…
Sony Pictures has set loose this latest TV spot ‘Pompeii,’ the period-based action film from director Paul W.S. Anderson. Set for a February 21st release in the US and a May 2nd bow in the UK, the film stars Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jessica Lucas.
Set in 79 A.D., ‘Pompeii’ tells the story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender & More Featured In New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Pics
From Total Film comes three new stills from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters and Josh Helman round out the film’s principal cast. Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to hit both 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd.
Four Los Angeles singles get a thorough workout in the ups and downs of today’s dating world. On yet another night of playing wingman to his loud-mouthed best friend Bernie (Kevin Hart), kind-eyed Danny (Michael Ealy) meets Debbie (Joy Bryant), a beautiful, smart and successful woman who is as skittish about relationships as he is. When the chemistry proves to be undeniable, they end up falling into bed together that night …then another night, and another night.
Against the advice and warnings of Bernie, not to mention Debbie’s precocious best friend Joan (Regina Hall), Dan and Debbie make an attempt to navigate life as a couple. What these starry-eyed lovers soon find is that despite their good intentions and genuine feelings for each other, what started out as a casual and intoxicating intimacy quickly falls prey to the usual trappings of togetherness and monogamy. ‘About Last Night’ arrives in US cinemas on February 14th and in UK from March 21st.
What in particular was it about this story and your character that appealed to you when you first read the script?
Joy Bryant: I thought the script was great, it’s funny as hell, but also sweet. It’s definitely a romantic comedy. I love the fact that they added more comedic elements to this version than the original ‘About Last Night,’ so that it can stand on its own. It’s a great date movie. I think ladies are going to love it for many reasons. The dudes are going to love it for many reasons. They can go together, and everyone gets a little something out of it. We can all relate to one night stands and/or being in love, or being disappointed in relationships, being driven crazy. Those are just human, natural things that transcend race, cultures, class, all of those things. So if you want to see a good movie that’s funny about people, this is the movie for you. I really got that from the script.
20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have set loose this Valentine’s Day poster for ‘Rio 2,’ which is pencilled in for a April 4th release. Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T. Austin and Jamie Foxx are all returning with new cast members set to include Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon and Natalie Morales. Carlos Saldanha, who was inspired to create ‘Rio’ based upon his experiences growing up in that city, is back as director, as are producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson.
In ‘Rio 2,’ we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Brazilian music legend and ‘Rio’ executive music producer Sergio Mendes also returns along with composer John Powell. ‘Rio 2′ will feature new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monáe, who also voices a role in the film, and The Wondaland Arts Society.