Heat Vision are reporting that Common is in talks to join Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris in the Jaume Collet-Serra helmed action-film, ‘Run All Night.’ Collet-Serra teamed with Neeson for ‘Unknown’ and the forthcoming ‘Non-Stop.’ The film centers on an aging hitman (Neeson) who is forced to take on his brutal former boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son (Kinnaman) and his family. Common will play Harris’ most trusted killer, a cool and calculated man who lets nothing get in his way. The rapper-turned-actor was last seen in ‘Now You See Me,’ the magician heist movie directed by Louis Leterrier. He is also a key player on AMC’s Western drama ‘Hell on Wheels.’
THR bring word that The Weinstein Company (TWC) no longer plans to release Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco,’ a drama in which Oscar winner Nicole Kidman portrays actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, in time to qualify for this year’s Oscar race. A limited release had originally been set for November 27th, and Kidman, by virtue of her past awards success, has been mentioned as a possible contender. Apparently TWC has decided the film needs more time to be completed, and, according to sources, will be released during Spring 2014, positioned more as a commercial entry than an awards play. TWC will still have a jam-packed awards slate this fall. It will soon release ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘August: Osage County’ and ‘Once Chance,’ all of which played at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.
Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco’ also stars the likes of Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia and Derek Jacobi. The official synopsis for the film is as follows: Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the principality’s standing as a tax haven.
Picturehouse has set loose three new clips from Nimrod Antal’s (Kontroll, Predators) concert movie/narrative feature hybrid, ’Metallica Through the Never.’ In the film, Dane DeHaan plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down. Written and directed by Antal, ‘Metallica Through the Never’ opens exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 27th and expands into additional theaters on October 4th.
Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.
With issue 212 of Total Film set to hit newstands on Friday (27th September), the outlet has revealed their two ‘Thor: The Dark World’ covers for the issue, featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston as Thor, Loki and Malekith the Accursed respectively.
In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Following yesterday’s report that Paula Patton is in advanced negotiations and Colin Farrell has been offered one of the leads in Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft,’ Deadline has posted a short list of actors said to be going up for the other lead roles in the film: Paul Dano, Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), and Anton Yelchin. There are no details on who they might play.
Earlier this year it was announced that Duncan Jones is making the jump to big-budget tentpole movies, signing on to helm ‘Warcraft,’ Legendary Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game universe ’World of Warcraft. ’World of Warcraft,’ one of the most popular multiplayer online role-playing games out there, is part fantasy, part science fiction and — depending on the game you’re playing — includes elements such as dragons and orcs, zombies and werewolves, and aliens and spaceships.