Having worked on James Gunn’s two previous feature films, ‘Super’ and ‘Slither,’ Gunn has revealed that Tyler Bates will be providing the score for his upcoming Marvel flick, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ “Grateful to be working with my favorite composer, Tyler Bates, on Guardians of the Galaxy. Unlike most films, Tyler writes huge chunks of the score first so that I can actually film to the music. During action scenes and huge dramatic moments we blare the score on set so that the cast, crew, and camera can move in harmony with the music. Music is often an afterthought in film, but never for us. And everything Tyler’s done so far has been amazing!”
The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti also star.
In her three-part diary for Harper’s Bazaar - to mark the opening of her new play ‘The Pride,’ Hayley Atwell has revealed that she’s joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming ‘Cinderella’ adaptation. “I am about to start filming Kenneth Branagh’s new movie, Cinderella,” Atwell writes, “playing Cinderella’s biological mother at the beginning of the story, the embodiment of goodness and maternal love.”
Set for a March 13th, 2015, ‘Cinderlla’ is filming now at Pinewood Studios in England. Lily James (Downton Abbey) stars as the orphaned eponymous character, while Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) plays her handsome prince. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett co-stars as her wicked stepmother and Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey) and Holliday Granger (The Borgias) are playing the step-sisters. Helen Bonham Carter plays the Fairy Godfather, while Stellan Skarsgård plays the Grand Duke. Expect more news shortly.
“Victors Banner” For ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Highlights Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss & Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta
Lionsgate has launched the “Victors Banner” reveal campaign on thehungergamesexplorer.com. The first banner includes victors Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), along with a countdown clock to the next reveal. Fans are encouraged to tweet their guess of who will appear next with the hashtag #VictorsRevealed.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
Sysmatic has put together this fan great poster for ‘Interstellar,’ which is filming now in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX and 35mm theaters on November 7th, 2014. Paramount Pictures will distribute in North America, Warner Bros. Pictures internationally. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (‘Inception,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
‘Interstellar’ features a top-notch cast that 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, and Michael Caine.
Deadline bring word that Marion Cotillard will play the scheming Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender as the iconic eponymous antihero in a new feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Macbeth,’ to be directed by the ‘Snowtown’-helmer Justin Kurzel. Natalie Portman had previously been attached to play Lady Macbeth. Pre-production is slated for the end of the year with principal photography to kick off in the UK in January 2014.
The production sees Michael Fassbender reunited with ‘Shame’ producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Film4, with whom the actor worked on ‘Hunger,’ ‘Shame’ and the upcoming ‘Frank.’ The new take on Shakespeare’s classic – about a ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord who siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and three witches – is set in the 11th century and is in the original language. The script is understood to be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes. The ‘Macbeth’ play has been recently staged in London’s West End starring James McAvoy, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his turn. Famous film versions include Roman Polanski’s 1971 version and Orson Welles’ from 1948.
Behind-The-Scenes Look At Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl & Olivia Wilde
Yahoo! Movies has revealed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama, ‘Rush.’ Penciled in for a September 13th release in the UK and a September 27th bow in the US, ‘Rush’ centers on the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda and British driver James Hunt. ‘Inglorious Basterds’ star Daniel Brühl is playing Lauda with Chris Hemsworth taking on the role of Hunt. The likes of Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) co-star. Helmed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, the script for ‘Rush’ is by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen).
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.