Ahead of the film’s premier at the Sundance Film Festival, this first trailer has arrived online for Rick Famuyiwa’s (The Wood, Brown Sugar) ‘Dope.’ Starring Shameik Moore, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, A$AP Rocky and Tyga, the film is described as a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime. Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station) are producing the film, which will feature original music by Pharrell Williams, who’s also executive producing.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes these two posters for the upcoming conman romance, ‘Focus.’ The film, penciled in for a February 27th release date, follows Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a professional con artist who takes a young, attractive woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing. They get involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future. Complicating matters even more, Nicky finds himself at odds with another suitor for the girl’s affections, as well as a run-in with a former flame all before the heist of a lifetime. The film is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love).
Well, I’m fully on board for this. Following the news that Justin Lin is set to direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ today we hear that Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the last two “Star Trek” films, is co-writing the script with Doug Jung, creator of the TNT series ‘Dark Blue.’ With Edgar Wright, Pegg scripted the Wright-directed “Cornetto trilogy” consisting of ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End,’ as well as ‘Run Fatboy Run.’ The third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise is pegged to hit cinemas on July 8th, 2016 – which also happens to be Star Trek’s big 50th anniversary…. so no pressure at all! The likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve and Karl Urban will return for ‘Star Trek 3.’
Jake Gyllenhaal-Led Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’ Set For July 31st; Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Grimsby’ Pushed To February 2016
A July 31st release date has just been penciled in by The Weinstein Company for Antoine Fuqua’s Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama ‘Southpaw.’ Co-starring Naomie Harris, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Victor Ortiz, and 50 Cent, the film chronicles the life of a junior middleweight world champion, Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal), who suffers a tragedy that leaves lasting effects on his career and personal life. To regain the respect and love of his daughter, he fights to put his life back together.
2 New Images & “Haunted” TV Spot For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ – Starring Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson
The erotic drama stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
TWC-Dimension send word that ‘Borat’ director Larry Charles will helm the satirical comedy ‘Army of One’ for Endgame Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment, starring Nicolas Cage as an average Joe who attempts to hunt down Osama bin Laden. The film is loosely based on this GQ magazine article about Colorado construction worker/ex-con Gary Faulkner, who attempted to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan multiple times armed with a sword in order to find Bin Laden prior to the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination at the hands of Seal Team 6 in May of 2011.