With an October 17th release in place, IFC Films has unveiled this first poster for Peter Sattler’s ‘Camp X-Ray.’ In the film, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, also stars Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria and John Carroll Lynch.
Hot on the heels of the news that Sigourney Weaver has joined ‘A Monster Calls,’ a new report brings word that Toby Kebbell has also joined Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona’s adaptation of the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the “Chaos Walking” trilogy). One of my favorite young actors working today, Kebbell was recently seen as Koba in ‘Dawn of The Planet of the Apes.’ Next up he’ll be seen in ‘Buddha’s Little Finger,’ Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft’ and as Doctor Doom in ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot.
‘A Monster Calls’ follows the unexpected bond that develops between a young boy and a beast that visits him in nightmares. Thirteen-year-old Conor O’Malley is troubled by his mother’s declining health, school bullies and the yew tree in his backyard that transforms at night into a monster that narrates strange stories. Over time what the terrifying visitor tells the boy enables him to come to terms with life’s truths. Toby Kebbel will play the boy’s father, a man with a history of not being there for his son. Felicity Jones is on board as the mother, while Liam Neeson is playing the titular monster. Sigourney Weaver is playing the boy’s no-nonsense grandmother.
Gearing up to make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, these first two images have arrived online from ‘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 a trailer and release information shortly.
Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up for a new film titled ‘Yoga Hosers.’ The action-adventure movie, Smith’s follow-up to ‘Tusk,’ which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in September, will star Depp, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith. ‘Yoga Hosers’ will be the second installment in Smith’s “True North” trilogy of movies that are steeped in Canadian myths and culture. The film will feature much of the cast of ‘Tusk,’ including Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Harley Morenstein, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Jennifer Schwalbach with new roles for Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes and Tyler Posey.
New Images From Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Rosewater’ – Starring Gael Garcia Bernal As Maziar Bahari
Open Road Films has debuted these two new images from ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart’s much anticipated feature directorial debut. Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) is playing Bahari.
‘Rosewater’ follows Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s 2009 presidential elections. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy. Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.
Collection Of ‘The Hobbit’ Art Featuring Luke Evans’ Bard The Bowman, Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Benedict Cumberbatch…
Illustrations and mash-up pieces by Art-Calavera.
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.