With Guy Ritchie’s ‘Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur’ set for a July 22nd, 2016 release, a new report provides us with our second potential casting appointment in the film – and it’s certainly an exciting prospect. According to Deadline, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam is reportedly Ritchie’s choice to play the title role of King Arthur in the film. The project is said to be a re-imagining of Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485.
In addition to Deadline’s report, Variety add that Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations for the female lead (presumably Gwenivere), and they also mention that both Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney read for the Arthur role. Last month it was reported that Idris Elba is in talks to play Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Co-Director Anthony Russo Confirms Winter Soldier For ‘Captain America 3′ & Teases Other Marvel Characters: “Fans Are Going To Freak Out”
Out and about on the promotional campaign for the home-entertainment release of Marvel’s ‘Captain America,’ co-director Anthony Russo shed some light on 2016′s ‘Captain America 3.’ First of all, Russo confirmed that Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier will be returning alongside Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America, and that the relationship between Bucky and Steve will “form one layer of the next movie.”
According to a new report, Warner Bros. Pictures are moving forward with their long-in-development live action/CGI project that’s set in the world of the studio’s “Looney Tunes” franchise. The film will take place inside a warehouse belonging to the ACME corporation, and Steve Carell is set to star. Furthermore, ‘X-Men: First Class’ writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are set to pen the script and ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in talks to direct (their most recent movie, ‘Focus,’ starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, opens next February).
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel have revealed that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office yesterday. To date, the film has earned a hefty $255.2 million in North America and $245.3 million internationally, with several key markets yet to open, including Germany, Italy, Japan and China. In North America this past weekend, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ reclaimed the top spot at the box office in its fourth week of release and became the highest-grossing summer release this year – pipping ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction.’
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Joins Alexandre Aja’s ‘The 9th Life Of Louis Drax’ Adaptation
Miramax send word that Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) has joined cast of the Alexandre Aja-directed (Horns, High Tension) the psychological thriller ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax.’ Marking his screenwriting debut, ‘The Ides of March’ and ‘The Social Network’ star Max Minghella has written the feature screenplay based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same title.
New Look At Nicole Kidman In ‘Paddington’ – Also Starring Hugh Bonneville & Ben Whishaw As The Voice Of Paddington Bear
Studiocanal has today revealed this new image of Nicole Kidman in 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, Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear and Kidman 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.