First Official ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Set Pic Highlights Vin Diesel, Paul Walker & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nathalie Emmanuel
“The unknown road ahead…” Vin Diesel has took to his hugely popular Facebook account to reveal these first official images from the set of James Wan’s ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations. Newcomers to the cast reportedly include the likes of Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou, while the likes of Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Jordana Brewstar are returning. This May’s ‘Fast & Furious 6′ is the highest grossing film for Universal Pictures, having made more than $750 million at the worldwide box office. Expect more news about ’Fast & Furious 7′ shortly.
UK Quad Poster For ‘The Counselor’ – Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz…
20th Century Fox has sent over this new UK quad poster for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor.’ The crime thriller features a first-rate cast in Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Visnjic. The story for ‘The Counselor’ follows a lawyer, simply named The Counselor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade.
The screenplay for the film comes from one of my favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Counselor’ is set for October 25th in the US and November 15th in the UK.
Open Road Films & Xlerator Media Acquire ‘All Is By My Side’ – Starring André Benjamin As Jimi Hendrix, Hayley Atwell & Imogen Poots
Fresh off the film’s world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Open Road Films and XLrator Media have secured North American theatrical distribution rights for ‘All Is By My Side,’ written and directed by John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) and starring André Benjamin (Andre 3000).
Described by Ridley as one of the most rarely told stories in rock history, ‘All Is By My Side’ charts just over a year in a man’s life. The year he blossomed and became Jimi Hendrix. The year he spent as a young musician trying to make it on the streets and in the clubs of London, England. The lovers, friends, and musical collaborators, who helped him get there. Starring Andre Benjamin in an electrifying performance as Hendrix, ‘All Is By My Side’ also features a stand out supporting cast including Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, and Ruth Negga. Expect a release date shortly.
Roadside Attractions send word that they’ve acquired US rights to director Fred Schepisi’s adult romance, ‘Words and Pictures,’ which is written by Gerald Di Pego and stars Oscar nominee Clive Owen and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. A writer whose talent has dried up (Owen) and an artist (Binoche), struggling to paint as her body betrays her, clash at the school where they teach, sparking both a flamboyant courtship and a school-wide war: which is more powerful, the Word or the Picture?
“Fred Schepisi’s charming film ‘Words and Pictures’ features great performances by Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche — in an uplifting, crowd-pleasing film about teachers who change the lives of both their students and each other with their passions for learning, life and the arts,” said Roadside Attractions’ co-President Howard Cohen.
J-K-K-S has put together this top-notch fan poster for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Last month the studio announced that James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s ‘The Avengers.’ The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to cinemas on May 1st, 2015.
“Critics” TV Spot For ‘Prisoners’ – Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis & Terrence Howard
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this new “Critics” TV spot for Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies) dramatic thriller, ‘Prisoners.’ Led by Hugh Jackman and Jack Gyllenhaal, ‘Prisoners’ features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello as Keller’s wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Viola Davis as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers’; Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Alex Jones’ Aunt Holly; and Paul Dano as Alex Jones. ‘Prisoners’ is pencilled in for a September 20th release in the US and a September 27th bow in the UK.
In the film, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?