Batman-News has uncovered this new Catwoman poster for Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-awaited finale to his Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ found hidden on the official website for the film (www.thedarkknightrises.com). I, for one, am definitely intrigued to see how Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman fits into the story for the ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Specifically how she interacts with Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne – is she a friend, foe, or somewhere in the middle? Currently the plot for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is being kept under lock and key. Judging by the films recent promotional material, latest theatrical trailer, and the two previous installments in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight,’ I think it’s safe to say that we can expect something E P I C!
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ arrives in cinemas July 20th. Christopher Nolan directs the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan. The full production notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are below.
IGN has premiered this new clip from Andrew Dominik’s upcoming crime film ‘Killing Them Softly’ (originally titled ‘Cogan’s Trade’). Dominik is the man behind one of my favourite movies of the last decade, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.’ ‘Killing Them Softly’ re-teams Dominik with his Jesse James lead star Brad Pitt as a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game under protection of the mob. Other cast members include Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Bella Heathcote, Max Casella, Slaine, and Sam Shepard….pretty stellar!
‘Killing Them Softly’ tracks Jackie Cogan’s (Pitt) career in a gangland version of law and order. For Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob’s rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade – murder. Based on George V. Higgins 1974 national best-seller, Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman’s efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence. The film is set for release September 21st. Check out my interview with Brad Pitt for the film here.
Directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries), ‘On The Road’ is a feature adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel of the same name – widley regarded as one of the most important novels of the 20th century. The story follows Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), an aspiring New York writer, whom after the death of his father meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friends burn their bridges and hit the road: thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves. The Beat generation road trip film stars Hedlund, Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss. Since it was first published in 1957, Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ novel has sold over 10 million copies, but has never previously been filmed.
I know there was extensive research for this film, with the real-life people involved and the Beat generation. How was that process for you in playing Dean Moriarty, who’s based on Neal Cassady? I know you spoke to Neal Cassady’s son John.
Garrett Hedlund: Yeah. It was really important for me, the trip that Walter Salles and I took to San Francisco to meet with John, it was very beneficial because I’d went with a notepad full of questions. And you have Neal Cassady’s son there, for five hours. We also spent time with people like Michael McClure, beat writers who were very much within this realm. I also spent the day with Carolyn Cassady, who’s still going strong and has such a wonderful, vivid memory of who her husband was. Through their stories you got to understand a soul that’s maybe not portrayed as much in the book. John Cassady said, “Jack wrote this and Jack wrote that, but my dad was such a loving father.” He told us some great fun stories. He remembered riding with him in the car and Neal, his Dad, was smoking what he thought was a Camel cigarette, but it smelled a little bit funny (laughs). It was a wonderful thing having John around, with him and I becoming buddies. He was a wonderful sort of co-pilot for this adventure.
Closely following the release of the debut trailer, the UK Facebook page for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ has released this new look at Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan looking dapper in their 20′s inspired fashion outfits. Scheduled for a December release, Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”) directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role, Tobey Maguire portrays as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan play Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke star as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki portrays Jordan Baker and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.
‘The Great Gatsby’ follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. ‘The Great Gatsby’ will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures. Source: HeyUGuys.
Two New ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Clips – Starring Steve Carrell & Keira Knightley
Studiocanal has released, via Yahoo! Movies, these two new clips from Lorene Scafaria’s pre-apocalyptic dramedy ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.’ The all-star ensemble cast features the likes of Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt, Rob Heubel, Connie Britton, Gillian Jacobs, Rob Corddry, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, and Melinda Dillon. The film centers on the events surrounding an asteroid spiraling towards Earth, threatening to end all life. Carell plays a man whose wife leaves him as a result of the whole “the world is ending” news, and decides to seek out his high school sweetheart. Knightley stars as Carell’s neighbor who decides to accompany him on his journey. ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ is released June 22nd in the US and July 13th in the UK.
Taking audiences on a humorous, moving, and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Set in a too-near future where time at once stands still and is slipping away forever, the writer/director explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near.
A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell); the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot.
In ‘Men in Black 3,’ Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Alongside Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, ‘Men In Black 3′ also stars Alice Eve, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nicole Scherzinger, and Emma Thompson. The film arrives in cinemas today.
How did the idea for ’Men In Black 3’ come about?
Barry Sonnenfeld: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sony and I, we really enjoy doing these “Men In Black” movies. The issue was coming up with a concept or a plot for ‘Men In Black 3’ that would be worthy of going back again. One night, weirdly, while Will was shooting with me on ‘Men In Black 2,’ he said, “You know Barry, if we ever do ‘Men In Black 3,’ I should go back in time. Time travel to some other era, where I have to save Young Agent K, and in doing so the audience and I find out secrets about the Men In Black that none of us knew.” It sounded like a great idea. We all done that movie, ‘Men in Black 2,’ then we went off, did other things, and then over the ensuing six or seven years, Walter Parkes, the producer, and Sony hired a writer named Etan Cohen, who wrote ‘Tropic Thunder,’ and a first draft was written. I had nothing to do with the first draft, but I thought it was pretty great and I got involved with additional scripts and then directing it.