First ‘August: Osage County’ Poster – Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor & Benedict Cumberbatch
The Weinstein Company has set loose this first teaser poster for ‘August: Osage County,’ the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson and Misty Upham, the film is slated to be released on November 8th. John Wells directs from Letts’ screen adaptation. Expect a teaser trailer for ‘August: Osage County’ shortly.
‘August: Osage County’ tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
Hot on the heels of the new theatrical trailer for the film, Yahoo! Movies has debuted this latest poster for Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) upcoming summer blockbuster, ‘White House Down.’ 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.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ Zoe Saldana shared some intriguing details to Total Film about her role in Marvel Studios”Guardians of the Galaxy.’ In the James Gunn-directed (Slither, Super) film, Saldana is playing Gamora, the green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species that was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon. She also happens to be a skilled assassin.
On ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Zoe Saldana revealed, “I wish I knew a little bit more about it. I just signed on, and I’ve been talking and meeting with the director. And I’ll be back here [London, UK] in 3 weeks because we’ll be shooting here for about 4 months…. I know that it’s going to be a lot of work, and it’s going to be fun.” Saldana also confirmed that she’ll become Gamora through the magic of make-up, as opposed to CGI, or performance capture. Check out the clip below.
Hans Zimmer Scoring Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ – Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender
Film Music Reporter send word that Hans Zimmer has recently composed the score for Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) historical drama, ‘Twelve Years a Slave.’ The film, featuring a script by McQueen and John Ridley, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Negga, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhané Wallis, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard and Michael Kenneth Williams. Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ tells of Northrup’s tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation.
Hans Zimmer’s upcoming scores also include ‘Man of Steel,’ Gore Verbinski’s ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Ron Howard’s ’Rush,’ ‘Mr. Morgan’s Last Love’ and ‘Winter’s Tale.’ To date the composer has been nominated for nine Oscars and previously won for Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ Set for release on December 27th via Fox Searchlight Pictures, the official synopsis for ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ can be read below. Source: The Playlist.
Kevin Feige Speaks On Iron Man’s Future In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ & More
Over the next three years Marvel has a lot in store for fans with their wave of “Phase Two” films: ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, and the tentatively titled ’The Avengers 2′ in 2015. In a recent in-depth chat with Superhero Hype, the studios head honcho Kevin Feige shed some more light on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While it’s currently unclear whether or not Robert Downey Jr will reprise the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man after ‘Iron Man 3,’ Feige says that the character has a major role in ‘The Avengers 2.’ He also adds that they’re yet to decide on when we might see a fourth installment in the ‘Iron Man’ franchise. On Tony Stark/Iron Man’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, Feige said, “…..I think people say that because we’re not developing “Iron Man 4.” Currently, as you may imagine, Iron Man is a big part of “Avengers 2” and that’s what we’re focusing on and what Joss (Whedon) is focusing on. So where we go after that remains to be seen, but certainly, “Avengers 2” being the next appearance, the next storyline for Iron Man. Do I think there will be another Iron Man movie? Of course I do. Who will be in that movie and who will be a part of that movie? Who knows? And how far down the line will it be? Will it be right after “Avengers 2,” will it be a few years after “Avengers 2”? Who knows? For as advanced as we are in terms of the advanced planning that we do, we’re already looking out to 2015, 2016 and that’s further than most people look out. Beyond that, we’re still not sure.”
With the first trailer ‘Ender’s Game’ arriving online next week, Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford present this trailer teaser for the upcoming feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s beloved sci-fi novel. The world premiere of the first teaser trailer for ‘Ender’s Game’ will debut during a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, May 7th at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET/ 9:00 PM GMT. The event will also feature a live conversation with director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), producer Bob Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and star Asa Butterfield (Hugo). You can tune in to the live Google+ Hangout at YouTube.com/EndersGameMovie and Google.com/+EndersGame.
Fans are invited to submit their questions for a chance to have them answered in the Hangout. Join in the conversation online using #EndersGame. You can join the event here. Starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Nonso Anozie, Aramis Knight, Han Soto and Moises Arias, writer/director Gavin Hood’s ’Ender’s Game’ will arrive in cinemas on November 1st. The synopsis for the film is as follows.