Sony Pictures Classics has revealed this elegant new poster for ‘To Rome With Love.’ Written and directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Woody Allen himself. The project is Allen’s latest movie to spotlight a European city he becomes taken with – ‘Match Point’ was set in London, while ‘Vicki Cristina Barcelona’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’ have their settings in their respective titles. ‘To Rome With Love’ will arrive in cinemas June 22nd in the US. Expect a confirmed UK release date soon.
To Rome with Love is a story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. TO ROME WITH LOVE is a Gravier Productions film produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, and financed by the Italian production and distribution company, Medusa Film.
Hot on the heals of last weeks announcement that Sharlto Copley has joined Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Maleficent,’ The Hollywood Reporter bring word that five more actors have been cast in the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The five are Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, and Sam Riley, each top-notch actors in their own right.
‘Maleficent’ is lead by Angelina Jolie in the title role of Disney’s notorious evil queen. Elle Fanning is on board as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley is Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville are playing Knotgrass and Flittle, respectively, two of the three pixies who end up taking care of Aurora. Miranda Richardson will play Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham will play the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand.
Set for release March 14th, 2014, the film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Academy Award-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful) will direct with a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland).
Jessica Chastain has took to her Facebook account to reveal that she won’t be appearing in Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′ due to scheduling issues: “Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn’t going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx”
Chastain was in the running to play a “sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark.” The actress burst out of nowhere in 2011, putting in amazing performance after amazing performance in ‘Texas Killing Fields,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Coriolanus,’ ‘Take Shelter,’ and ‘The Debt.’ Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have been putting together a truly stellar cast for ‘Iron Man 3,′ with Ben Kingsley, Andy Lau and Guy Pearce all linked to roles in the film.
The plot for ‘Iron Man 3′ is said to borrow elements from Warren Ellis’ six-issue ‘Iron Man: Extremis’ story arc, which also heavily influenced the first ‘Iron Man’ flick. It focuses heavily on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology. Returning from ‘Iron Man 3′ are Robert Downey Jr as Tony Starks/Iron Man, Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes/War Machine, and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Pots. ’Iron Man 3′ will be directed by Shane Black, who is co-writing the script with Drew Pierce. The first ‘Iron Man’ earned $585 million worldwide, while the sequel generated $624 million – big chee$e! ’Iron Man 3′ opens in cinemas May 3rd, 2013. Expect casting confirmation soon as the film is set to start filming late May.
20th Century Fox has released this new promo image of Michael Fassbender as the android David in Ridley Scott’s hugely anticipated flick ‘Prometheus.’ ‘Prometheus’ features a top-notch cast in 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. Look out for ‘Prometheus’ June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. This film looks like a whole lot of YES! Source: FilmNews.hu.
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.
Featuring a hefty amount of new footage, Paramount Pictures has set loose this red band trailer for ‘The Dictator’, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy creation as Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen. Aladeen is a deposed dictator from the fictional country of the Republic of Wadiya. He comes to America where he loses his beard, is left unrecognisable, and becomes an ordinary citizen lost with no money.
‘The Dictator’ reunites Sacha Baron Cohen with his ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ director Larry Charles. The likes of Anna Faris, J.B. Smoove, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, B.J. Novak, and Ben Kingsley co-star. ‘The Dictator’ tells the “heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” The film is inspired by the best selling novel “Zabibah and The King” by Saddam Hussein, and is written by Sacha Baron Cohen and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel. ‘The Dictator’ is set for a May 16th release in the US and May 18th release in the UK.
Showcasing two campaign adverts and a pair of promo images, Warner Bros has put together these two Facebook pages for the two political rivals (Will Ferrell’s Cam Brady and Zach Galifianakis’ Marty Huggins) in Jay Roach‘s upcoming political-comedy ‘The Campaign.’ The movie follows the two rival politicians (Ferrell and Galifianakis) from a small congressional district in South Carolina. Ferrell plays a congressman who becomes embroiled in a public scandal, opening the door to a challenge from an unlikely Beltway outsider (Galifianakis). The likes of Sudeikis, McDermott, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Josh Lawson, Gary Grubbs, P.J Byrne, and Dan Aykroyd co-star star in the flick, which is scheduled for a August 10th release in the US and September 28th in the UK. Shawn Harwell and frequent Ferrell collaborator Chris Henchy wrote the screenplay.
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from “Meet the Parents” director Jay Roach that takes today’s political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s room to dig a whole lot deeper.