From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this latest trailer for the upcoming conman romance, ‘Focus.’ The film, penciled in for a February 27th release date, follows Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a professional con artist who takes a young, attractive woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing. They get involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future. Complicating matters even more, Nicky finds himself at odds with another suitor for the girl’s affections, as well as a run-in with a former flame all before the heist of a lifetime. The film is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love).
The first trailer has arrived online for director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) ‘Hot Pursuit,’ which is led by Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. In the comedy crime caper, an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. John Carroll Lynch and Rob Kazinsky also star.
According to THR, Willem Dafoe is joining Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal in Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall,’ a passion project of Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. The script for ‘The Great Wall’ is by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, but the most recent draft is by Tony Gilroy, who is familiar to Damon via the ‘Bourne Identity films. ‘The Great Wall’ is fantastical retelling of the origin of China’s wondrous barrier.
Matt Damon will star as a soldier who is part of a group of mercenaries traveling to China in order to bring back gunpowder to Europe. When the group is attacked by mystical beasts, the man finds himself in a war between a secret warrior clan and the beasts. Dafoe’s character role is being kept under wraps.
The Wrap bring word that Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell have joined Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in writer-director Gary Ross’ ‘Free State Of Jones.’ The film is based on the incredible story of Newton Knight (McConaughey), who’s best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate Army deserters that turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. To avoid capture, the Knight men would disappear into swamp hideouts such as “Devil’s Den” or “Panther Creek.” The Knight Company was aided by sympathetic local people, whites and blacks. In particular, a slave woman named Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s role) helped supply Newt with food and information. On the run, he rallied the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven.
From Lionsgate comes this new trailer for Lee Toland Krieger’s (Celeste & Jesse Forever) ‘The Age of Adaline,’ which opens on April 24th. In the fantasy romantic drama, Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident one icy night, but keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living. The likes of Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew and Kathy Baker also star.
Last month we heard that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen.
Seeing as we’re exactly a year away from the film’s release, Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to reveal a sneak peek at the titular character’s mask. A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of ‘New Mutants,’ and later in issues of ‘X-Force.’ The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable.