Sony Pictures has unleashed this latest TV spot for the upcoming take on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, ‘Carrie.’ The film tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. The likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Moretz and Moore. The Kimberly Peirce-directed (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) film is set for a October 18th release in the US and a November 29th bow in the UK. The official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ is as follows.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
During a recent chat with Total Film for their issue 212 cover story, Tom Hiddleston was asked about Loki’s lovelife, and in particular about the potential of the villainous ‘Enchantress’ joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “When I was first reading the comics, the relationship with the Enchantress was one of the really fun things I thought would be good to explore, and may have even pitched it to Kevin Feige at some point. Because she is as sneaky and as untrustworthy as he was. They basically had a really fantastic and twisted relationship until they both say, “You know what? I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you. It’s over.” Because they keep betraying each other, in a way. So it could be good.”
“Terrifyingly Beautiful” New TV Spot For Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ – Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney
With the release of the film fast approaching, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this latest TV spot for Alfonso Cuarón’s (Children Of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) ’Gravity.’ The thriller, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is caught in a meteor shower, is pencilled in for a October 4th release in the US and a November 8th bow in the UK.
‘Gravity’ is written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás Cuarón. In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Lionsgate has unveiled, via Empire, this UK poster for the black comedy crime tale, ‘Dom Hemingway.’ Written and directed by Richard Shepard, ‘Dom Hemingway’ stars Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Madalina Diana Ghenea, Demián Bechir and Emilia Clarke. The film will open in UK cinemas on November 15th and April 4th, 2014 in the US.
Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demián Bechir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.
The Wrap are reporting that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have found their next project – an adaptation of Tim Madigan’s memoir ‘I’m Proud of You.’ The story follows a jaded and distracted husband and father whose life changes when he meets Mister Rogers. Dayton and Faris made their feature directorial debut with ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ which won two Oscars and was nominated for two more, in addition to grossing $100 million worldwide. The duo most recently directed Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan in the charming romantic comedy ‘Ruby Sparks.’ The memoir is described as follows.
It began as another newspaper assignment, a celebrity profile of the children’s television icon. But in Fred Rogers, Texas journalist Tim Madigan found more than a fascinating subject. From their first meeting in 1995, at Rogers’ invitation, the two became unlikely friends, a deep and abiding relationship that lasted until Rogers’ death in 2003.
UPDATE: higher quality image added. EW has revealed this first official look at Meryl Streep as The Witch in ‘Into the Woods.’ Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs the film, which is based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay. Shooting in studio and on location throughout England now, the film is slated for a December 25th, 2014, holiday release.
‘Into the Woods’ is described as a “modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.”