New Trailer For Atom Egoyan’s ‘Devil’s Knot’ – Starring Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon & Dane DeHaan
This new trailer has emerged online for Atom Egoyan’s real-life drama ‘Devil’s Knot,’ which stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The West Memphis Three biopic is based on the 2002 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt about the savage murders of three young children that sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. The trial made headlines again recently when the defendants were released in August of 2011, due to new evidence uncovered by the defense, after 18 years in prison. In addition to Academy Award winners Firth and Witherspoon, the cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Matt Letscher, Michael Gladis, Rex Linn, Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan and Bruce Greenwood. ’Devil’s Knot’ opens on May 9th.
The so-called West Memphis Three became the subject of ‘Paradise Lost,’ a series of three award-winning documentaries by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, as well as a Peter Jackson-produced doc called ‘West of Memphis’ that won them the attention of a host of celebrity and criminal-justice advocates. In 2011, the trio was freed from prison under an Alford plea that allowed them to proclaim their innocence while technically upholding their murder convictions (and exempting the state from civil penalties).
Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this striking Mondo poster for ‘Godzilla.’ Designed by Phantom City Creative, the Austin-based design studio Mondo commissioned the one-sheet for this year’s SXSW festival. Yahoo add: The design of the new “Godzilla” is directly inspired by the classic look of the creature from the 1954 original movie. With that in mind, Gareth Edwards, the director of the new version, will be hosting a screening of the classic monster movie at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin. The screening of the restored original Japanese version with 40 minutes not seen in the American edit is on Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 9:30pm, and attendees will receive a copy of the limited-edition poster. Check out the SXSW schedule for more details.
This new poster has arrived online for ‘Maleficent,’ providing us with new look at Angelina Jolie as Disney’s self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”. ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays 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. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
Set for release on May 30th, 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) directs from a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland). UPDATE: international poster added.
First Clip From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth…
With the eagerly awaited release of ‘Noah’ fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has set loose, via Total Film, this first clip from Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of Tubal-cain, the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s titular hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this “the story” behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1.’ Lars von Trier’s latest project will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ will open in US theaters on March 21st, and be available On Demand as of March 6th. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part 2’ will open in theaters on April 18th and be available On Demand as of April 3rd. Both parts open on out now in the UK.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part 1’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part 1” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. “Part 2” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.
Crisis Films has unveiled this first trailer and poster for ‘Downhill,’ a comedy/drama where four old school friends remind one another why they’ve not caught up in more than 20 years. Starring Richard Lumsden, Karl Theobald, Ned Dennehy and Jeremy Swift, ’Downhill’ hits UK cinemas on May 30th and is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from June 2nd. The film is award winning TV commercial director James Rouse’s debut feature. His most recent accolade was winning ‘Best Direction’ at The British Television Craft Awards 2013. In December, Campaign magazine listed Rouse as the number one commercials director in the UK.