Jessica Chastain Joins The Likes Of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt In ‘The Huntsman’
Deadline bring word that two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of the tentatively titled ‘The Huntsman,’ the prequel to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Visual effects specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who earned a Visual Effects Oscar nomination for his work on the first film, takes the helm for his feature directorial debut. Frank Darabont, who had been set to direct before bowing out earlier this year due to creative differences, wrote the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Emily Blunt will play the lead villain, joining Chris Hemsworth, who will reprise his role as The Huntsman from the original. The prequel sends The Huntsman on a quest to find the magic mirror, which has been stolen, forcing him to face not only his past but also the evil Snow Queen. Charlize Theron will return as the villainous Ravenna and Blunt is playing her sister, the Snow Queen. It is currently unknown who Jessica Chastain will play.
First TV Spot For ‘Suite Française’ – Starring Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Margot Robbie…
This first TV spot has arrived online for ‘Suite Française,’ the adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s acclaimed novel about the tense love-affair between a young French woman, Lucile (Michelle Williams), and the German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts) assigned to supervise her in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. The likes of Sam Riley, Kristen Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tom Schilling and Eileen Atkins co-star in the film, which opens on March 13th.
4 Clips From ‘The Lazarus Effect’ – Starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Donald Glover…
From Blumhouse Productions comes this collection of clips from the horror ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ starring Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters and Donald Glover. Directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), the film follows a team of research students mapping the human brain. When they accidentally kill one of their own, they unwittingly unlock a deadly force by reanimating their colleague. Fighting for their own lives, the team must contain their colleague in the lab before she is unleashed on the world. ‘The Lazarus Effect’ opens on February 27th in the US. Expect word on the film’s UK release shortly.
The good folks over at Marvel have unveiled this new poster for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ providing us with new looks at a number of the key players in the film. Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star. The film opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.
The latest issue of Empire Magazine features a new look at Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 24th entry in the James Bond franchise, ‘Spectre.’ Tidbits from the feature will appear online in the run-up to the magazine hitting shelves on Thursday (February 26th), so stay tuned. ‘Spectre’ stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, a new member of MI6 and Whitehall, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, a henchman and bodyguard, Ralph Fiennes as M, the head of MI6 and Bond’s superior, Ben Whishaw as Q, the MI6 quartermaster, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, the MI6 Chief of Staff, and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, an enforcer in the Quantum organisation.
BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will shoot ‘Spectre.’ Van Hoytema’s work includes Tomas Alfredson’s ‘Let the Right One In’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,’ David O. Russell’s ‘The Fighter,’ Spike Jonze’s ‘Her,’ and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar.’ The 24th James Bond film is set for release in UK cinemas on October 23th and in US cinemas on November 6th. Sam Mendes returns to direct.
Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th.