Following yesterday’s “Shazam” clip, this new “Wanna Go For A Ride” clip has arrived online from ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ the upcoming drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). Lead by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, the film powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.
Alongside Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, the cast of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ also includes Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Emory Cohen, Dane DeHaan, Gabe Fazio, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn and Harris Yulin. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ arrives in cinemas on March 29th in the US and April 13th in the UK. The official synopsis for the film can be read below. For exclusive images, videos, behind-the-scenes photos and updates from Cianfrance’s “Beyond the Pines Tour”, make sure to check out the new Tumblr page here:http://beyondthepinesmovie.
For its premiere 2013 showcase in the south of France, the organizers for the Cannes Film Festival have announced that Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ will open this year’s festival on May 15th. ”It is a great honor for all those who have worked on ‘The Great Gatsby’ to open the Cannes Film Festival,” Luhrmann said in a statement. “We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film, ‘Strictly Ballroom,’ was screened there 21 years ago, but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside St. Raphael.” The film will screen out of competition in keeping with opening-night tradition.
Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) directs the film from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name – unquestionably one of my favourite books of all time. Lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character, Jay Gatsby, ‘The Great Gatsby’ also stars Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim. ‘The Great Gatsby’ arrives in cinemas on May 10th in the US and Canada, with an international rollout on May 15th.
Jude Law To Play The Villain In ‘Jane Got a Gun’; Joel Edgerton Switches To The Male Lead Replacing Michael Fassbender
THR brings word that Michael Fassbender, who was to have played the male lead in Lynne Ramsay’s revenge-driven western, ‘Jane Got a Gun’, has exited the movie, while Joel Edgerton, who was on board to play the villain, will step into the hero role. Jude Law, in the meantime, has signed on for the villain. The moves come a couple weeks before the start of shooting in New Mexico. Sources tell the outlet that the actor rotation came about due to Fassbender’s schedule conflict with his upcoming shoot for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ ‘Jane Got a Gun’ has been pushed back several times and now is scheduled to begin filming in April.
The film centers on Natalie Portman’s titular character, a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive, betrayed by criminal confederates that are hot on his heels. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm. Joel Edgerton will now play the ex-lover while Jude Law will be the leader of the gang that lays siege to the homestead. Written by Brian Duffield, ‘Jane Got a Gun’ made the 2011 “Black List,” a compilation of the best unproduced scripts making the rounds of Hollywood, as voted on by hundreds of film executives. Lynne Ramsay was the filmmaker responsible for the much-acclaimed adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel, ’We Need to Talk About Kevin,’ unquestionably one of my favourite films of 2011. The official synopsis for ‘Jane’s Got a Gun’ can be read below.
James Gandolfini is said to be in talks to join Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Frecheville in Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) ‘Animal Rescue.’ Since ‘The Sopranos’ ended in 2007, Gandolfini has balanced commercial material like ‘The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3′ and the upcoming ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ with prestige projects such as David Chase’s ‘Not Fade Away’ and Sony’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ He has also returned to gangsterland with his recent appearance in ‘Killing Them Softly.’
‘Animal Rescue’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Noomi Rapace will play Nadia, a woman with a scar across her entire neck who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Chernin Entertainment and Mike Larocca are producing the film, which author Dennis Lehane adapted from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Production is scheduled to begin on ‘Animal Rescue’ this spring in New York, where Fox Searchlight is relocating the story rather than film in Massachusetts, where Lehane adaptations ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone’ all took place. Source: Variety.
The Hollywood Reporter reveal that Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q and Ansel Elgort have joined Shailene Woodley in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling young adult novel, ‘Divergent.’ The first of a planned trilogy, ‘Divergent’ was acquired by Summit Entertainment in March 2011, two months before it was published by Katherine Tegen Books, a division of HarperCollins Children’s Books. It quickly made the New York Times’ bestseller list and has sold 1.3 million copies to date. Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) is set to helm the film.
Maggie Q will play Tori, a tattooed owner of a tattoo parlor who is part of the choosing ceremony that divides people into factions. She ends up helping Shailene Woodley’s character, Tris. Zoe Kravitz will play Christina, a member of the Dauntless faction, which embodies bravery, and who becomes friends with Tris. Ansel Elgort has nabbed the highly sought-after role of Caleb, Woodley’s twin brother who turns his back on his family, part of the Abnegation clan, to be part of the Erudite clan. The official synopsis for Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ novel can be read below. Expect further news regarding the project soon.
First ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Set Images Of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy & Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson Filming A Scene Together
Just Jared has debuted these first looks at Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson) filming a scene together for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ Alongside Stone and Woodley, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne) Felicity Jones and Sally Field (May Parker). The latest chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ story is set for release on May 2nd, 2014.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.