Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Looks At The Rio Filming Location Of Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Adaptation
This new behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived online for ‘Trash,’ which is directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis, based on the 2010 novel of same name by Andy Mulligan. Set for January 30th in the UK (expect a US date shortly), the film is set in an unnamed city where teenagers Raphael, Gordo and Rat spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a leather bag whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein star.
The Festival de Cannes (Cannes International Film Festival) send word that Joel and Ethan Coen have accepted the invitation from President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux to become the Presidents of the 68th edition of the Festival. “We look forward to returning to Cannes this year”, Joel and Ethan Coen said from the Hail Caesar! film shoot with George Clooney, Christophe Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum. “We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time.”
The Festival de Cannes will take place from May 13th to May 24th. The composition of the Official Selection and the members of the Jury will be unveiled in mid-April. Palme d’or laureates in 1991, the Coen brothers are part of the Festival’s history. Since ‘Raising Arizona’ (1987), their second film, they have been invited into the Official Selection and have presented nine of their films, often winning the most prestigious prizes: the Palme d’or in 1991 for ‘Barton Fink'; the Award for Best Director in 1996 for ‘Fargo’ as well as for ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’ in 2001. And in 2013, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ won the Grand Prix, from Steven Spielberg.
New International Trailer For ‘The Gunman’ – Starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem & Ray Winstone
Studiocanal have unleashed this UK trailer for the Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem-starring action thriller, ‘The Gunman.’ Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), the film follows Penn’s Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. Helmed by ‘Taken’ director Pierre Morel, a March 20th UK and US release date has been set.
GlobalNews.ca bring word that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in lead star Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen. T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein are also in talks for roles in the film.
In time for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Empire have revealed these four UK posters for Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ – without a doubt my favourite film of the last year. ‘Selma’ is the story of the historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Out now in the US, ‘Selma’ opens on February 6th in the UK.
The film stars David Oyelowo as Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover, Giovanni Ribisi as Lee White, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, Stephen Root as Al Lingo, Jeremy Strong as James Reeb, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, Wendell Pierce as Hosea Williams, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson, Nigel Thatch as Malcolm X, Niecy Nash as Richie Jean Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper. Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young shot the film.
According to the folks over at The Wrap, Hugh Jackman is set to mentor Taron Egerton in an upcoming movie about Olympic skier Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. Egerton’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ director Matthew Vaughn will reppprtedly produce the film while Dexter Fletcher is directing the untitled movie, in which Jackman will co-star as Chuck Berghorn, a ski expert who helped a down-on-his-luck Edwards train for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Production could begin on the film as soon as this spring, and the filmmakers are said to be courting Timothy Spall to play Egerton’s father.