‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ arrives in cinemas 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. The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Gwendoline Christie, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields star.
New Trailer For Liv Ullmann’s ‘Miss Julie’ Adaptation – Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell & Samantha Morton
This new trailer has hit the web for Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, ‘Miss Julie.’ An adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic 1888 Swedish battle-of-the-sexes play, ‘Miss Julie’ is led by Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
Set on Midsummer’s Eve in a large country house, ‘Miss Julie’ details a battle of both sexes and classes, revolving around the eponymous daughter (Jessica Chastain) of a wealthy landowner, and her flirtation with and seduction of her father’s valet (Colin Farrell), a power struggle that has tragic consequences. The house’s cook and valet’s lover (Samantha Morton) observes the tryst as it unfolds. ‘Miss Julie’ opens on December 5th in the US (expect word on a UK release shortly).
Marvel send word that ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ ‘The Fifth Estate,’ and ‘Rush’ star Daniel Bruhl has joined the cast of ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ Bruhl joins the returning Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and the recently-revealed Chadwick Boseman, who’s debuting as the Black Panther in the film. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will be directed by the ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sibling team of Joe and Anthony Russo, and the film will arrive in cinemas on May 6th, 2016.
“With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes,” said Marvel President Kevin Feige. And while Marvel haven’t revealed the nature of Daniel Bruhl’s role, Variety are reporting that he will be playing one of the film’s villains and is also potentially the lead villain in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange.’
Art by Huy “Wee” Dinh.
Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm recently announced that ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is now officially titled ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Set for December 18th, 2015, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Crystal Clarke, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow are joining the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the hugely anticipated film. Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ and John Williams returns as the composer.
With ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, Warner Bros. Pictures and director/producer Guy Ritchie are reportedly in talks with Jude Law to play the villain in the film. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is playing the title role of King Arthur in the film, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey (I Origins, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to play Guinevere. Ritchie is currently seeing actors for the part of Arthur’s mentor, the last major role to be cast before the film goes into production. Idris Elba was originally in contention, but a deal could not be reached, and the two sides parted ways.
The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485. Warner Bros. Pictures hopes the film can kickstart another franchise, with the story to be told over six installments. It’s unknown whether Jude Law would be appearing in one movie or play a villain throughout the course of the franchise. Law prevously played Dr. John Watson in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ franchise.
Listen To ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star Billy Boyd’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ End Credits Song
Peregrin “Pippin” Took’s (Billy Boyd) melancholic rendition of “The Edge of Night” is undoubtedly one of my favorite moments in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, and today Billboard has unveiled Boyd’s end credits song for the final film in Peter Jackson’s cinematic Middle-Earth, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.’ In collaboration with ‘The Hobbit’ co-writers and co-producers Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, Boyd penned the original song titled “The Last Goodbye”. “We focused on not just the final installment,” says Boyd, “but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure. A song to sum up the six movies.” Neil Finn (“Song Of The Lonely Mountain”) and Ed Sheeran (“I See Fire”) provided the two previous outro songs in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy.