‘This Is The End’ follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Scheduled for a June 12th release in the US and a June 28th bow in the UK, the all-star cast for the film includes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna. Members of the cast portray fictional versions of themselves.
How was it working under the direction of your friends in Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, two guys you’ve known for over 10 years?
Jay Baruchel: It was awesome. It was unique for me to be on the set of a movie where I’ve know the directors for over 12 years, since I was 18. So I might have been a a bit respectful, because I firmly believe in a hierarchy on a movie set and respecting the directors, but that being said there can be no hierarchical structure with guys I’ve seen in their underwear eating loose spoonfuls of peanut butter, in a terrible muggy apartment (laughs). But honestly, it’s a trip. It is pretty cool, it was great working under the direction of Evan and Seth.
Sony Pictures has debuted this new TV spot for Roland Emmerich’s (Independence Day, 2012) ’White House Down,’ focusing on the Presidential limo nicknamed “The Beast”. In the film, Jamie Foxx plays the President of the United States, while Channing Tatum plays John Cale, an up-and-coming Secret Service agent who protects the Commander-in-chief during a paramilitary terrorist attack on the White House. Besides Tatum and Foxx, the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Lance Reddick, James Woods, Garcelle Beauvais and Rachelle Lefevre co-star. ‘White House Down’ opens in cinemas on June 28th in the US and on September 6th in the UK. The script for the film is by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man).
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). In the story, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
‘Man of Steel’ also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton. ‘Man of Steel’ hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th.
Growing up, was Superman something that was present in your life?
Antje Traue: I grew up being aware of Superman. I knew there was somebody out there, flying around the world (laughs), but I didn’t grow up with the comics, the movies… anything like that. So then when I came to the US and got cast in ‘Man of Steel,’ I sat down with Zack Snyder and said, “You know what, I would like to leave it this way: not knowing much about it. To just really go from a totally fresh perspective with this character.”
2 New Interrogation & Daily Planet Clips From ‘Man Of Steel’ – Featuring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Laurence Fishburne
Taken from promotional appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, these first two clips have found their way online from Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), based upon the iconic Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.
According to THR, Keira Knightley is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Imitation Game.’ In the film, Cumberbatch is playing the English mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing. Turing was the genius who was most responsible for cracking the German’s enigma code machine during the final years of World War II, helping the Allies to victory. He was later be prosecuted by the government for being a homosexual in the 1950s and committed suicide.
Keira Knightley will play a woman from a very conservative background who not only forms a complicated relationship with Alan Turing but is there for him until the end. ’Headhunters’ director Morten Tyldum recently signed on to direct the film, which is based on Andrew Hodges’ book “Alan Turing: The Enigma.”
Paramount Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for the post-apocalyptic zombie flick, ‘World War Z.’ Based on Max Brooks’ fantastic novel of the same name, ‘World War Z’ features a top-notch cast in Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Fana Mokoena, Matthew Fox and David Morse. The story revolves former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Look out for the film in cinemas on June 21st.