Marvel has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
Christian Bale portrayed Dicky Eklund in David O. Russell’s biopic ‘The Fighter,’ for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. With ‘American Hustle’ he’s received his second Academy Award nomination, his first in the Best Actor category. Bradley Cooper’s work in O. Russell’s films ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’ earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the United States, ‘American Hustle’ tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Christian, there’s a lot to your character in ‘American Hustle.’ For me, Irving Rosenfeld is a hustler and a romantic, and there’s a lot of comedy, charm, and vulnerability to him. I also liked how he admired his father as an honest man, but at the same time he’s determined to not allow that same fate to happen to him….
Christian Bale: Yeah. There was something that David and I found to be strangely optimistic about Irv. And the fact that he really was a man who just said, “Look, I’ve been born into a situation, but it’s not the situation I want. Why should I accept that? Am I just going to sit back my whole life and say, “Yeah, I was born this way, and I’m not trying to change it.” No, I’m gonna change it and I’m going to create myself.” It’s a little bit Pygmalion like. He says, “No, I’m not happy – and why should I be?” I’m going to become somebody who has a more exciting life and who has a more romantic life.” He wants to be someone who has something to really live for, and someone who wants to do stuff that exhilarates him – and who doesn’t want that? Everyone does. Just the difference is in search of this bigger truth that Irv is after; he’s willing to tell as many lies as he has to in order to get there.
David Fincher In Talks To Direct The Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Steve Jobs Biopic; Based On Walter Isaacson’s Biography
THR bring word that David Fincher is in early talks to direct the untitled Steve Jobs film based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. If a deal comes together, the film would reunite the director with Oscar-winning ‘The Social Network’ writer Aaron Sorkin, who recently finished the adaptation, and ‘The Social Network’ producer Scott Rudin. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is participating in the film as a consultant. Ficnher recently finished shooting the mystery thriller ‘Gone Girl,’ which is based on Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. Lead by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, ‘Gone Girl’ opens on October 3rd.
Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs was a complicated visionary who became a polarizing figure. Under Jobs’ watch, Apple revolutionized several business, including personal computers, music, computer-generated animation and mobile phones. In the process, he became known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. At the same time, he was unapologetic about his difficult personality, was at one point ousted at Apple and was criticized for the incredibly harsh treatment of workers in China who assembled Apple products.
From Sony Pictures comes this new international TV spot for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, the film will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon. The official synopsis for the film is as follows.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
Tom Hardy Comments On Playing Notorious British Gangsters Reggie & Ronnie Kray: “All The Plans Are On The Table….”
Following a report earlier this week linking him to a movie about the notorious Kray Twins from writer-director Brian Helgeland, Tom Hardy has confirmed to the Mail that he would “absolutely love” to play both Reggie and Ronnie Kray, and looks set to star in the film version of their criminal lives. Hardy told the outlet, “All the plans are on the table. There’s a lot of crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s, and there’s a lot of shift and geography to work out.” Hardy is said to be in discussion to star as both brothers in ‘Legend,’ the film’s working title, which will chart the tortured and unique relationship between gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, the identical twin brothers infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s.
‘It would be difficult,” Tom Hardy said about the mechanics of playing two characters sharing a lot of the same screen time. ‘It’s quite technical and I’m a bit of an anorak.” He added, “There’s a physical transfer; we’d have to shoot one bit, go away come back and shoot it all again with another part. I’ve never dreamt of playing two people on the screen!” Currently in development, the production is aiming to shoot in the UK later this year. Working Title, whose recent features include ‘Rush,’ ‘About Time’ and ‘The Two Faces of January,’ is developing and producing the project.
Following the unveiling of their fantastic subscribers cover, Empire Magazine has set loose their April issue cover, providing us with our best look at the titular Kaiju from ‘Godzilla’ to date. The film hits screens on May 16th, but you can pick up the new issue of Empire this Thursday (February 27th) on newsstands.
Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.