‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel Casts Harry Shum Jr; John Goodman Set To Join Bryan Cranston In ‘Trumbo’
According to a new report, ‘Glee’ and ‘Step Up’ star Harry Shum Jr. has joined the cast of the upcoming ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ sequel in the role of Tie-Fang. As previously announced by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Yeoh will return as Yu Shu Lien and Donnie Yen will star as Silent Wolf in the sequel, titled ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon — The Green Destiny.’ Yuen Woo-Ping will direct; Ang Lee directed the original, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000. John Fusco is writing the screenplay, based on ‘Iron Knight, Silver Vase’ by Wang Du Lu, book 5 in the ‘Crane-Iron Pentalogy’ series on which the original film is based.
Domhnall Gleeson Set To Join Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hardy In Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’
Domhnall Gleeson is reportedly set to join Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s (‘Babel’, ‘Amores Perros’, the upcoming ‘Birdman) ‘The Revenant.’ If his deal makes, audiences will be able to see Gleeson in two movies in December, 2015: this gritty thriller and also ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ ‘The Revenant’ opens on December 25th, 2015 while ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is set for December 18th, 2015.
After being linked to the film for a while, Tom Hardy was recently officially set to join Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant.’ Hardy had been linked to the project for several weeks but needed to work out his hectic schedule before fully committing. Hardy and DiCaprio previously worked together on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception.’ Will Poulter is also starring ‘The Revenant.’
Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Begins Filming – Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe & Naomi Watts
BLOOM/Waypoint send word that principal photography has begun on ‘Sea of Trees,’ the new film from Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting ), starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and Oscar nominees Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe. McConaughey will play Arthur Brennan, who treks into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur’s will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Watts).
With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ set to hit cinemas this coming week, Marvel Studios has unleashed this hefty collection of image from the superhero space epic. The top-notch cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which opens in the UK on July 31st and in the US on August 1st, includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star. Over the weekend Marvel Studios announced a July 28th, 2017 release date for the sequel – which will again be directed and penned by James Gunn.
Incredible New Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ – Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain…
Yesterday a major update occurred on the official website for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ featuring an all new layout and interactive imagery. Visitors were greeted with messages like “The Answer Lies Above Us” as they were able to rotate an image of one of the film’s key locations. The site also seemed to be synced to its visitors’ specific local time and geography, offering different skies depending on where and when the site is accessed. Today the site has been updated further, providing us with our first look at the film’s new trailer (the access code is 07201969). UPDATE: you can now check out the trailer below!
This past weekend writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made their Comic-Con debuts to promote ‘Interstellar.’ The latest trailer for the film was also debuted at Comic-Con – expect to see it online shortly. Set for November 7th, the top-notch cast for ‘Interstellar’ includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. My hopes are incredibly high for this one!
From Walt Disney Pictures comes this new collection of images from ‘Into the Woods.’ Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs the film, which is based on the highly acclaimed Tony Award–winning eponymous Broadway musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Opening on December 25th in the US and January 9th in the UK, ‘Into the Woods’ is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
‘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.”