Just as Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) personified the quintessential romantic match, Amy’s disappearance has all the markings of an emblematic domestic American crime. But her vanishing becomes a kind of hall of mirrors in which tantalizing and savage secrets lead to tantalizing and savage secrets. The events that unfold are thick with shocks and complications, but the questions that remain are what cut, with razor-sharp precision, to the bone.
Co-starring the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, ‘Gone Girl’ is directed by David Fincher and opens on October 3rd. The film is an adaptation of the 2012 novel of same name by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the adapted screenplay.
Rosamund, I can imagine the role of Amy was incredibly unique for to play, in that she’s a character with unending layers. Was that the challenge and the allure of the role?
Rosamund Pike: For sure. I was quite intrigued by this idea of marriage as con game – the idea that we’re all selling a version of ourselves. And Amy is such a remarkable creation. It fascinated me that she is always performing, perhaps in part because it points back to the life of an actor. The challenge of being Amy is that nothing that happens with her is quite what it seems on the surface. In playing Amy, I get to explore so many different aspects of the feminine brain. There are scenes where Amy is playing two different things to two different people in the same room – and the audience has to see both.
Eric Bana is said to be joining Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Holliday Grainger in the true-life drama ‘The Finest Hours.’ Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl ) is directing the film, which is adapted by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson from the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. The story takes place in 1952, when the Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after two oil tankers collide off the coast of Cape Cod. Bana will play Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast Guard warrant officer and point supervisor to Bernie (Pine). Cluff orders Bernie to set out on the dangerous rescue mission despite his wife’s wishes.
Awesome ‘The Hobbit’ Paintings Of Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Evangeline Lilly’s Thauriel, Ian McKellen’s Gandalf…
Art by ArtofOkan.
The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
J.K. Simmons Talks ‘Terminator: Genisys’, Says It’s “Intelligent And Fun And Funny And Well-Rounded And Heartfelt”
Last month, Paramount Pictures announced release dates for two sequels to the upcoming ‘Terminator’ reboot, ‘Terminator Genisys’ (my spell-check is still scratching its head with that title). The second movie in the rebooted series will open on May 19th, 2017, while the third will follow on June 29th, 2018. With those dates being so close together, it could be that they’re shooting the second and third movies back-to-back.
While ‘Terminator Genisys’ has a July 1st, 2015 release date, very little is currently known about the film plot wise. And with that being said, on the promotional rounds for ‘Whiplash,’ J.K. Simmons, who’s starring in ‘Terminator Genisys,’ has offered an unexpected tease for the film: “It’s a love story.” Speaking to CS, Simmons said that he wasn’t sure that he wanted to be attached to the project initially, “I thought ‘Well, obviously it’s a gigantic movie and on that level, it’s something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be the formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up?’ But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heartfelt,” he explained. “It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so that was another movie that ended up being really satisfying on all levels.”
Rumored for the role since Comic-Con, Deadline today bring word that Marvel Studios‘ talks with Joaquin Phoenix to play Doctor Strange have fallen through. Previous rumors indicated that Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto were on Marvel’s radar to play the “Master of the Mystic Arts”, although it’s unclear who Marvel are looking at for the role now – let the speculation begin (again!). ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct ‘Doctor Strange,’ and while unconfirmed, it seems that the film will arrive in cinemas on July 8th, 2016.
Last month it was reported that Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot ‘Doctor Strange’ at Pinewood-Shepperton. Prep is set to start at Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015, and a tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015. If this deal comes together, it would further reinforce the strong ties between Pinewood, Marvel and parent company Disney. Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is currently shooting at Pinewood, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recently wrapped at Shepperton. Two of Marvel’s most recent movies, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ also shot at Pinewood-Shepperton.
The first teaser trailer has arrived online for a film I’m ridiculously excited for, Pixar’s ‘Inside Out.’ From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. ‘Inside Out’ is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015.