Reuniting ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’ stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, ‘Serena’ is directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World) and boasts a top-notch supporting cast in Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris. Opening on October 24th in the UK and February 26th in the US, the film is based Ron Rash’s Shakespearean tragedy-style historical novel of the same name. ‘Serena’ is playing at the London Film Festival on the 13th and 17th of October.
North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
The good people over at Film4 have unveiled this first clip from ‘Second Coming,’ the feature film debut of BAFTA Award-winning television director and playwright Debbie Tucker Green. The London-set psychodrama follows a tight-knit family (played by Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba and Kai Francis-Lewis) as they navigate their way through family life as it breaks down in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy. Jackie (Marshall) is expecting her second child but the math doesn’t quite add up. It’s been months since she last slept with her husband Mark (Elba), so she knows it can’t be his. But, perplexingly, she also knows she hasn’t been with anyone else.
While we’re still awaiting confirmed US and UK release dates, ‘Second Coming’ is showing at the BFI London Film Festival on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October – you can purchase tickets here. I’m certainly checking this one out at the London Film Festival, as I’ve heard great things (not to mention the talent involved!).
First Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ – Starring Bradley Cooper As Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller-starring ‘American Sniper.’ In the film, Cooper plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1.
Co-starring the likes of Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ lands in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th, before expanding on January 16th (the date it also arrives in UK cinemas).
While Matt Damon is currently the sole confirmed cast member for ‘The Martian’, the likes of Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, Mackenzie Davis and Kate Mara have all been rumored for the feature adaptation Andy Weir’s novel. Today you can add another name to that list, as Jeff Daniels is reportedly in talks to play the head of NASA in the Ridley Scott-directed film.
‘The Martian’ follows NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), a botanist and mechanical engineer, who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The sci-fi survival thriller will arrive in cinemas on November 25th, 2015. With that new date, I expect filming will commence very shortly, so expect concrete casting appointments and production details shortly. The synopsis for the grippingly detailed and ingenious novel is as follows.
You could bag one of these Del Nichols ‘Star Wars’ posters – and a matching, collectible drinking glass – for the price of a regular Coco-Cola at your local Burger King restaurant back in 1978.
Well, this is certainly my strange-but-seemingly-true story of the day. According to THR, Dwayne Johnson is loosely attached to lead, and Sean Anders and John Morris (We’re The Millers, Horrible Bosses 2) are attached to direct Paramount Pictures’ long-gestating ‘Baywatch’ movie. The studio has also hired Justin Malen to rewrite the script. Malen is currently writing ‘Bad Teacher 2′ and he penned the 2011 Blacklist script ‘Bastards.’