‘The Drop’ is a crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of ‘Bullhead.’ Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), ‘The Drop’ follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. The film, set for September 12th in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland, also stars Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
Your character Bob is the emotional center of the film, yet he demonstrates little overt emotion himself – so much of what is going on with him is under the surface. On his best day, Bob is not a terribly articulate guy, which is compounded by the fact that he has pushed everything down deep inside. What was it about Bob that intrigued you and sparked your interest?
Tom Hardy: I’m always fascinated by characters that don’t get the opportunity to speak their voice. I find that the most interesting characters are normally hidden under rocks and pushed into small corners of society where they don’t often have their voice heard. I like to look into characters that don’t normally get looked into. He’s unassuming and therefore underestimated. You never see him coming. The guy’s an Everyman with a big heart and a long story that he would never burden you with, because he prefers silence. He leads an ordinary life. And Michaël R. Roskam is a great bloke and a fantastic director. For an actor, he creates an environment that allows you to develop and facilitate the character and story by encouraging specificity and volition. The best idea always wins with Michaël. He wants to make great films with great characters and he delivers.
‘Big Hero 6’ follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter (Hiro), TJ Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go Tomago), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Damon Wayans Jr (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Daniel Henney (Tadashi Hamada), James Cromwell (Professor Robert Callaghan) and Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th in the US and January 30th in the UK.
Benaroya Pictures has debuted this first look at Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) in writer/director Mark Polish’s ‘Headlock,’ which also stars Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) and Polish himself. After new CIA recruit, Kelley Chandler (Polish) is seriously injured during a mission, surviving only on life support, his wife Tess (Agron), a former CIA operative, becomes determined to find out what happened to her husband. As the details of Kelley’s last mission unravel, showing that his accident was an inside job, Tess puts everything on the line to keep Kelley out of harm’s way, even if that comes with dangerous consequences. Expect word on a release date shortly.
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have unveiled this poster for Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which premiered at earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews and a special jury award for breakthrough talent. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert and Peter Syversten, ‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. ‘Dear White People’ opens on October 17th in the US. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this film, so fingers crossed there’s word on a UK release date shortly.
Tom Hiddleston Channels Hank Williams In Preparation For ‘I Saw The Light'; Sings An Amazing Rendition Of A Hank Williams Classic
With Tom Hiddleston set to start shooting the Hank Williams biopic ‘I Saw The Light’ within the next few weeks, the following video has emerged online of him making an impromptu appearance at the Wheatland Music Festival – playing a cover of the legendary country western singer’s ‘Move It On Over.’ Check out the video after the jump.
‘I Saw The Light’ chronicles Hank Williams’ meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Williams died in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 1953 at the age of 29 from heart failure exacerbated by pills and alcohol. Scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October, ‘I Saw The Light’ will be directed by Marc Abraham from his screenplay based on Colin Escott’s award winning biography. The production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue including such hits as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Tom Hiddleston will do his own singing in the film. Rodney Crowell, the Grammy-award winning country music legend, is helping out with the music.
New ‘Fury’ Trailer & Extended TV Spot Showcases Lots Of Fresh Footage – Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf…
Written and directed by David Ayer, ‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Michael Peña as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis. The likes of Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke co-star. The film will open in the US on October 17th and in the UK on October 24th.
In ‘Fury’, it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.