Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker & Willem Dafoe Feature In New ‘Out Of The Furnace’ Images
Relativity Media has set loose a new batch of images from Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming thriller, ‘Out Of The Furnace.’ Christian Bale stars in the film as Russell Baze alongside Casey Affleck as Rodney Baze Jr, Russell’s younger brother. Zoe Saldana plays Lena Warren and Sam Shepard plays Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle. Woody Harrelson plays the brutal crime boss Curtis and Forest Whitaker plays Wesley Barnes, the Sheriff of Braddock. Willem Dafoe also stars.
‘Out of the Furnace’ is a drama about fate, circumstance, and redemption. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. ‘Out Of The Furnace’ opens in cinemas on December 6th in the US and on January 31st in the UK. Sources: Movies and Crave.
Behind-The-Scenes ‘Homefront’ Featurette – Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder & Kate Bosworth
Open Road Films has sent over this behind-the-scenes featurette for the action thriller ‘Homefront,’ which is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word) from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and based on the book by Chuck Logan. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo and Rachelle Lefevre, ’Homefront’ will arrive in cinemas on November 27th.
‘Homefront’ follows Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a widowed ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator (James Franco). To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks.
Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films send word that Imogen Poots is attached to star as the young ingénue, “Dee Moray,” in Todd Field’s (In the Bedroom, Little Children) ‘Beautiful Ruins,’ based on the #1 New York Times best-selling novel by Jess Walter, which has sold more than a million copies and been translated into 25 languages. ‘Beautiful Ruins’ was adapted by Field and Walter. Filming is set to commence May 2014 in Italy.
The story begins off the Ligurian coast in the spring of 1962 and centers on four characters whose orbit around one another is set in motion by an incident involving the international jet-set center, Rome, in the throes of “La Dolce Vita” madness during the shooting of ‘Cleopatra.’ As the sole female lead, Poots will play “Dee Moray,” a young actress whose ties to several men, a force-of-one studio raconteur, a WWII veteran struggling to finish his first novel, a young Italian hotelier, and the great Richard Burton himself, are the epicenter of the story. Casting for the male roles is underway.
This new “spider” clip has arrived online from Carl Rinsch’s ’47 Ronin.’ Penciled in for December 26th, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
Open Road Films has debuted this new poster for the 3D animated family film ‘The Nut Job,’ which is set for a January 17th, 2014 release date. Featuring the voice talents of Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham, ‘The Nut Job’ is described as “an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.” Directed by Peter Lepeniotis from a screenplay by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis, the film is based on Lepeniotis’ 2005 short film ‘Surly Squirrel.’
Announced for a February 7th, 2014 release earlier this week, Summit Entertainment today bring word that ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’ will now be released in 3D and 2D on January 10th, 2014. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, demigod and son of Zeus. Betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, Hercules must use his formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss). The supporting cast includes Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee and Rade Serbedzija.
‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’ is one of two high-profile Hercules movies being made by Hollywood studios, the second being an MGM/Paramount co-production to be directed by Brett Ratner. Dwayne Johnson is playing the titular hero in the rival project. The Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules movie is slated for release in August 2014.