Following the character posters for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow,Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Marvel have today set loose this character poster for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ featuring Chris Evans as Captain America. With the additional support of Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star. The Joss Whedon-directed film opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.
Open Road Films and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have Tweeted out the first images from Oliver Stone’s upcoming Edward Snowden drama. Gordon-Levitt is playing Snowden, while Shailene Woodley is playing the role of Snowden’s girlfriend. Melissa Leo will play filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras, the director of the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Citizenfour,’ with Zachary Quinto and Tom Wilkinson starring as The Guardian reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, respectively. Nicolas Cage – who previously led Stone’s ‘World Trade Center’ – is set to play a former U.S. Intelligence official.
Last June, the good folks over at The Guardian first announced that Stone is set to adapt Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s recent book, ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.’ Oliver Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman also have a deal with Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, for film rights to his novel ‘Time Of The Octopus.’ Kucherena’s novel tells the fictional story of an American whistle-blower, Joshua Cold, who, threatened by his government and waiting for a decision on his request for asylum from the Russian authorities, spends three weeks in limbo in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Stone will use Kucherena’s insights alongside Harding’s book as the sources for the screenplay of his untitled Snowden film.
This first poster has arrived online for ‘Dark Places,’ the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s (Gone Girl) best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan. The film is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key). ‘Dark Places’ tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
According to THR, Joseph Kosinski is in early talks to direct Sony’s adaptation of the popular and critically acclaimed video game ‘Gran Turismo.’ If he does jump aboard, Kosinski will be developing a new script with the studio. Originally, ‘Watchmen’ scribe Alex Tse had been tapped to pen the screenplay.
The ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Tron: Legacy’ director was previously developing another racing film based on A.J. Baime’s book ‘Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans,’ which attracted the attention of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt before the project ultimately fell apart.
Jennifer Lawrence & Steven Spielberg To Team On The Adaptation Of War Photographer Lynsey Addario’s Memoir
Jennifer Lawrence is set to headline the adaptation of Lynsey Addario’s memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War”, which has Steven Spielberg attached to direct. Warner Bros. Pictures won a heated auction for the upcoming book, which was recently excerpted in the New York Times Magazine. Several top actresses reportedly chased the material, including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie. The book is described as follows:
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself. It’s What I Do follows a course unavoidable for Addario—from her first camera and the pictures it inspired, to early years as a street photographer and the inspiration she found in the work of Sebastião Salgado. Photography becomes a way for her to travel with a purpose—a singular ambition that shapes and drives her.
Variety bring word that Ethan Hawke is reuniting with his ‘Training Day’ director Antoine Fuqua and co-lead Denzel Washington in ‘The Magnificent Seven.’ Washington took home an Oscar for ‘Training Day’ while Hawke earned a nomination. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett are also on board to star. Hawke is coming off his Oscar-nominated role in ‘Boyhood.’
The 1960 original, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai,’ starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws. The script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock, with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto writing the previous draft. The new film is said to feature a victimized a mining town, taken over by a gold baron, rather than the Mexican village of the original.