EW has set loose these debut images from Sofia Coppola’s (Lost in Translation, Somewhere) ‘The Bling Ring,’ the true story of a group of teenagers who commit a string of celebrity burglaries. Co-produced, written and directed by Coppola, ‘The Bling Ring’ is based on a group of six teenagers who over the course of a year stole up to $3 million worth of goods from celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Megan Fox and Orlando Bloom. ‘The Bling Ring’ stars Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Kirsten Dunst, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Carlos Miranda, Claire Pfister, Georgia Rock and Leslie Mann.
Here’s what Emma Watson had to say about the preperation process for ‘The Bling Ring’: To prepare for writer-director Sofia Coppola’s drama (release date TBD) about the real-life, fame-obsessed thieves who allegedly stole from the homes of celebs like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and The Hills’ Audrina Patridge, Emma Watson (center) turned to the best resource imaginable. ”I just watched a ton of reality TV,” she says. ”I was doing an English course [at Brown University]. So I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to [watching] Kim Kardashian. I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it was a nice balance.’
With the films release on the horizon, 20th Century Fox has unveiled this new behind-the-scene featurette for Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre – having helmed ‘Alien,’ a groundbreaking mix of science fiction and horror, followed by ‘Blade Runner,’ one of the most revered and influential genre films of our time – offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares, and much, much more, when ‘Prometheus’ is unleashed in cinemas June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. ‘Prometheus’ features a stellar cast in Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, and Guy Pearce. Check out my interviews with Michael Fassbender for the film here, Ridley Scott here, and a joint interview with Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron here.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
The Tarantino Archives Facebook page has premiered this new collection of images from Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming flick ‘Django Unchained,’ a Sergio Leone-inspired spaghetti western. In ‘Django Unchained,’ Jamie Foxx plays the title role of Django, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
‘Django Unchained’ also stars Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the role of Rodney, Calvin Candie’s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie’s residence. The likes of Gerald McRaney, RZA, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, Laura Cayouette, Tom Savini, M.C. Gainey, Misty Upham, Franco Nero, and Don Johnson will co-star. The film will pay homage to the Sergio Corbucci original ‘Django,’ Takashi Miike’s ‘Sukiyaki Western Django’ – which features Tarantino, and Elmore Leonard’s novel ’40 Lashes Less One.’ My hopes are ridiculously high for this film. Tarantino + spaghetti western = YES PLEASE! ’Django Unchained’ is set for release December 25th in the US and January 18th, 2013 in the UK. Check out the official synopsis for the film below.
This new image has emerged online – scanned from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly - of Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz in the forthcoming Bourne spinoff, ‘The Bourne Legacy.’ Directed by Tony Gilroy (The Devil’s Advocate, Michael Clayton), ‘The Bourne Legacy’ will feature a whole new hero (Jeremy Renner) in the same universe as the first three Bourne films – though the character of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) will be absent. ‘The Bourne Legacy’ comes to cinemas August 3rd in the US and August 17th in the UK. The likes of Ed Norton, Oscar Isaac Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Rachel Weisz and Scott Glenn co-star. While details on the film are currently kept under wraps, Jeremy Renner recently had the following to say about the project: “My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new programme and new characters.” So is Treadstone still involved? “Yeah, it’s that same deal, it’s just a new set of agents with a different leash. It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you’ll know it’s a Bourne movie.” Look out for a new ‘The Bourne Legacy’ theatrical trailer to debut this week.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourneuniverse created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
Highlighting a couple brief snippets of never-before-seen footage, Marvel Studios Australia has let out the hatch this new international trailer for Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the 3D action-adventure film also stars Andrew Garfield as Spider-man/Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard, Denis Leary as George Stacy, Campbell Scott as Richard Parker, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Dr. Ratha, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, and Sally Field as May Parker. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ will be swinging onto the big screen July 3rd in the US and July 4th in the UK.
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.
Based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, ‘Cosmopolis’ is set in the “not-too-distant-future,” the age of capitalism is drawing to a close and Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a high finance golden boy is chauffeured across the city in his extravagant limousine to get a haircut. A visit from the President of the United States paralyses Manhattan and as the day goes by, an eruption of wild activity unfolds on the city’s streets. Eric watches helplessly as his empire collapses and as his paranoia intensifies during the 24-hour period, he starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination. Directred by David Cronenber, ‘Cosmopolis’ stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand, and Sarah Gadon. Look out for the film in cinemas June 15th in the UK. Expect a concrete US release date shortly.
What sets David Cronenberg apart from other directors you’ve worked with?
Robert Pattinson: It’s a funny thing, David Cronenberg has this thing of going back to his trailer after he chooses a shot. Most directors will sit on the set, just waiting around until the shot’s set up. I was always curious where he went. He’d be watching a live feed, in the trailer, of the shot being set up – I just thought he was sleeping or something (laughs). If you’re sitting on the set, a bunch of people will ask you questions all the time, and a lot of directors, I find, are kind of exhausted by the time they’re actually supposed to do their job with the actors. They’re not really listening anymore. David is listening so intently when you’re doing a scene, and you know if you get a certain feeling about a scene, you know David has seen it. Which is a relief, and it makes you pay attention to what you’re doing as well.