Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, ‘A Walk among the Tombstones’ stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-N.Y.P.D. cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again. Written and directed by Scott Frank, ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ hits cinemas on September 18th. Boyd Holbrook, David Harbour, Mark Consuelos and Astro co-star.
I really enjoyed how ‘A Walk among the Tombstone’ explores Matt Scudder’s broken past and current recovery as a gateway for some thoughtful thematic material….
Liam Neeson: I loved that. That was something that really attracted me to this film and this story. It was great to get the chance to do this, which was very much one of those sorts of characters that’s not good in the relationship role and tortured. In Matt Scudder’s case, of course, he’s a recovering alcoholic. Those guys wake up in the morning, and they have to think of a reason to get up, and then, once they’re up, to not have a drink. It’s like all these little heroic battles they have that they fight with and against every day of their lives. Scott brought that out very beautifully in the film. Scudder is not larger than life. He’s just one of us really. But his career was in the police force. These guys see a side of humanity that we just don’t want to know about on a daily basis, and his training and his ethics kick in in the movie. He’s like someone doing a crossword, and there’s some clues that keep niggling at him. He’s just determined to finish it, you know? To get behind it. And he’s intrigued, like these really good detectives and cops are – they’re very very intrigued with joining up the dots.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth & Natalie Dormer Highlighted In New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Images
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015. The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields star.
In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
After recently premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, Focus World has acquired domestic distribution rights to ‘Ruth & Alex’ – which is led by Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. From award-winning director Richard Loncraine, the film and is based on the acclaimed novel ‘Heroic Measures’ by Jill Ciment.
In ‘Ruth & Alex,’ Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married New York City couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market – which means they must also suddenly come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives. The likes of Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais and Miriam Shor co-star. Expect release information shortly.
Last month it was first reported that the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is finally happening. The project has been in development for a number of years, with David O. Russell originally eyed to direct, Natalie Portman starring and Lionsgate distributing. However, the script took too long to develop the proper tone, leading to Russell and Portman exiting because of scheduling conflicts. After those two left, the project went through a revolving door of directors including Mike White and Craig Gillespie, while actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska, Lily Collins, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway were all linked to star.
The revamped production, which mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic ‘Pride And Prejudice’ with a legion of bloodthirsty undead, will begin production in September with a cast that includes Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as Elizabeth Bennett, Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings, Broadwalk Empire) as Mr. Wickham, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, In Time) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, Douglas Booth (Noah) as Bingley. L, and Sam Riley (Maleficent, On The Road) as Mr. Darcy. THR today bring word that Matt Smith is joining the cast as Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett. The ‘Doctor Who’ star recently wrapped production on ‘Terminator: Genisys.’ He makes his US acting debut with Lost River, the upcoming fantasy written and directed by Ryan Gosling.
‘Paranormal Activity 5′ Now Set For March 2015; Officially Titled ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’
Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions send word that the upcoming fifth ‘Paranormal Activity’ has a new title: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.’ Furthermore, the film has been pushed from its October 24th, 2014 release date to March 13th, 2015. Gregory Plotkin is pegged to direct “The Ghost Dimension” from a script by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark (Project Almanac). While plot details are underwraps, the film is said to focus on an all new family that once again has two young daughters. Katie Featherston will reportedly reprise her role as Katie.
“Mankind Was Born On Earth. It Was Never Meant To Die Here”: New Poster For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’
Following yesterday’s poster release, Paramount has set loose this latest one sheet for ‘Interstellar.’ Set for release on November 7th, the top-notch cast for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi flick includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon.
When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity. The production details for ‘Interstellar’ can be read below.