New Teaser Poster For ‘Paddington’ – Starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth As The Voice Of Paddington Bear
The good folks over at Empire have revealed this new teaser poster for the family adventure ‘Paddington,’ which is based on the beloved fictional character from children’s literature created by Michael Bond in 1958. The first ever live action film inspired by Bond’s best-selling books stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as Mr. Brown, Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary) as the voice of Paddington Bear and Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Rabbit Hole, Moulin Rouge!) as the evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. They are joined by Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper, and Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber, the owner of the antiques shop.
Produced by David Heyman (producer of all eight of the “Harry Potter” films, Gravity), ‘Paddington’ is being directed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh). The film will open in the UK on November 28th and in the US on December 12th.
The Weinstein Company has reportedly set Ryan Reynolds and is negotiating with Daniel Bruhl to join Helen Mirren in ‘Woman In Gold,’ a fact-based story that Simon Curtis will direct in May. Mirren is pegged to play real-life heroine Maria Altmann, a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to get back several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were pilfered from her family during wartime. Reynolds will play the attorney who took the case despite knowing little about art, and Bruhl will play his adversary.
The ‘Woman In Gold’ script was written by the award winning playwright and screenwriter Alexi Kaye Campbell, and reunites Harvey Weinstein with director Simon Curtis, who most recently helmed ‘My Week With Marilyn’ for The Weinstein Company. Ryan Reynolds just wrapped ‘Mississippi Grind’ for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and he is the lead of Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ and in Tarsem Singh’s ‘Selfless.’ Daniel Bruhl is coming off ‘Rush’ and most recently wrapped the Anton Corbjin-directed ‘A Most Wanted Man.’
Already set for the sci-fi blockbusters ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Tomorrowland,’ The Wrap are reporting that Judy Greer has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ action-adventure movie ‘Jurassic World.’ Greer joins the already announced Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, original ‘Jurassic Park’ actor B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio, who will play the film’s villain.
Other than ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Tomorrowland,’ Judy Greer recently wrapped Jason Reitman’s ‘Pale Blue Dot,’ which has also gone by the title ‘Men, Women and Children. Greer is also set to star in FX’s ‘Married,’ which received a series order earlier this year. Her memoir, ‘I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star,’ comes out on April 8th.
With ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ out now in the UK and set for a April 4th bow in the US (just a couple of hours), Mondo have debuted their special posters for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ By artist Rich Kelly, details for the above poster are as follows: 24″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 435. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45. The details for the below variant poster: 24″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $70. Hit up Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Friday, April 4th.
From Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures comes this “Whatever It Takes” TV spot for ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the film 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. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th. 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.
Hot on the heels of 16 character posters, Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this “Roll Call” teaser trailer for ‘The Expendables 3.’ Opening in cinemas on August 15th, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammar.
In ‘The Expendables 3,’ Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.