First Trailer For Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut ‘Don Jon’ – Also Starring Scarlett Johansson & Julianne Moore
Relativity Media has debuted, via Apple, this first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, ‘Don Jon.’ Besides directional duties on the film, Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and stars as a modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars in the dark comedy alongside Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson and Rob Brown. Set for a October 18th release, the synopsis for ‘Don Jon’ can be read below.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Crave Online has officially released this tantalizing red band clip from Nicolas Winding Refn’s much anticipated revenge-thriller, ‘Only God Forgives.’ ‘Only God Forgives’ reunites Refn with Ryan Gosling, the lead of his fantastic neo-noir crime drama, ‘Drive.’ Alongside Gosling, the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke and Yayaying also star. Shot on location in Bangkok, the film’s score is by award-winning ‘Drive’ composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, Contagion).
In ‘Only God Forgives,’ Ryan Gosling plays Julian, the son of a Florida-based crime syndicate boss (Kristen Scott Thomas), who is plying the drug trade in Thailand with his brother. When his addicted sibling gets involved in a murder and gets tangled up with a cop who calls himself the Angel of Vengeance, Gosling’s character, who is proficient in mixed martial arts, is compelled to seek revenge on behalf of his mother. ‘Only God Forgives’ is set for a July 19th release in the US, while the film will open across the UK and Ireland on August 2nd. The official synopsis for ‘Only God Forgives’ can be read below the clip.
New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris – this, despite all his troubles.
Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica (Marion Cotillard). But Chris’ past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late; the brothers’ destiny will keep bounded, forever. Set for release later this year, the stellar cast for ‘Blood Ties’ includes Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, James Caan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Billy Crudup. Guillaume Canet directed the film and co-wrote the script James Gray. The film is remake of the 2008 French thriller ‘Les liens du sang’ by Jacques Maillot, an adaptation of the French novel of the same name by Bruno and Michel Papet. ‘Blood Ties’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.
Can you tell us how the adventure of your first American film started?
Guillaume Canet: It all started just after ‘Tell No One’ was released in the United States. Because the movie was quite a hit there, I received a lot of proposals from studios asking me to direct movies in America. Mainly big money-making machines. I didn’t feel ready to take this path even though I felt quite excited about making a movie in the US, and in English. It wasn’t that I was obsessed with achieving the American Dream as a filmmaker or as an actor, but that I felt like working in a different way, and in English, and that I was keen to tap into the extraordinary pool of American actors. So I had this idea in the back of my mind but I was well aware that – control freak that I am (laughs) – I’d never be able to make a film for a studio with a producer breathing down my neck and telling me what to do for each and every shot and throughout the whole editing process. That was why I had turned down every offer I received at the time. It didn’t stop my agent from insisting and trying again and again. So naturally I thought it over, and finally I came to the conclusion that the only way for me to make a movie in the US was to go there with a personal project. But there was another problem: I felt totally unable to write a script in English on my own.
DreamWorks Pictures has released this first trailer for Ken Scott’s ‘Delivery Man.’ Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Britt Robertson, the film is set for a November 22nd release. The story for the film is described as follows: “A middle-aged man’s life is turned upside down when he learns he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation. When a few hundred of the children express an irrepressible need to meet their father, he must decide whether or not he will step up and reveal his identity.” ‘Delivery Man’ is a remake of the 2011 French-Canadian film ‘Starbuck,’ which was directed by Scott and closely resembles the Hindi film ‘Vicky Donor.’
Closely following the release of these two new posters for the film, Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this excellent new theatrical trailer for Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End.’ The film is the third instalment of Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the fantastic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004) and ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007). Wright co-wrote the script for ‘The World’s End’ with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining Pegg and Frost are the likes of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike. The film is set for a July 19th release in the UK and a August 23rd bow in the US.
In ‘The World’s End,’ 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. The production notes for the film can be read below.
News out of the Cannes Film Festival is that Radius-TWC has acquired North American rights to Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut ‘Man Of Tai Chi.’ The film is set in modern Beijing and follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist (Tiger Hu Chen) whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights grow tougher, he must compromise his own beliefs in order to survive. This is the second deal for Radius-TWC at Cannes, which on Saturday acquired ‘Blue Ruin.’
Keanu Reeves, who also stars in the film, met Tiger Hu Chen during ‘The Matrix,’ where Chen was a stuntman and a trainer for Reeves. It’s Chen’s first lead role, and the film also stars the likes of Iko Uwais (The Raid) and Jeremy Marinas. Michael G. Cooney wrote the script and ‘Man Of Tai Chi’ is a co-production between China Film Group, Wanda Media, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Universal Pictures. Lemore Syvan is the producer. Radius will release the film in the fourth quarter of 2013. Source: Deadline.