Good Universe and Lionsgate have announced that Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless) is set to team with Omar Sy (The Intouchables) for an upcoming action thriller titled, ‘Candy Store.’ A co-production between Good Universe and Lionsgate, ‘Candy Store’ arrives from Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana), who will both direct and co-write with Shannon Burke. Clarke can be seen coming up in ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ while Sy is joining Bryan Singer’s franchise ensemble, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
‘Candy Store’ interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Clarke), discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop, their investigation leads them to a king pimp (Sy), a Cold War consigliere, and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan. Allison Shearmur (the upcoming Cinderella) will produce alongside Gaghan. Good Universe’s Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown will executive produce alongside Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson. Good Universe’s Matt Leonetti will co-produce along with Suzanne Joskow.
Variety bring word that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam in Guillermo del Toro’s ’Crimson Peak.’ While plot details are currently being kept under lock and key, the haunted house thriller is from a script by del Toro, Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. Legendary Pictures will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie, with Universal Pictures retaining an option to finance at a later date. The film is set to begin shooting in February 2014.
Benedict Cumberbatch can next be seen on the big screen in ‘Star Trek into Darkness,’ alongside the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ruth Negga, Brad Pitt, Quvenzhané Wallis and Adepero Oduye in Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ as the Smaug the Dragon in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ and as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate.’ Steve Moffat, the co-conceiver, producer and screenwriter of BBC’s ‘Sherlock,’ recently revealed that the third ‘Sherlock’ series would begin production shortly, reuniting Cumberbatch as the eponymous Sherlock Holmes with his fellow ‘The Hobbit’ star, Martin Freeman, as Dr. John Watson. The actor is also said to be in negotiations to play the English mathematician Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game.’
‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’ is a feature-length documentary about Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom. Directed by Shola Lynch, ‘Free Angela & All Political Prisoners’ opens on April 5th in the US.
You wrote your Autobiography many years ago, but what was your reaction when Shola Lynch came to you to pitch the film? Maybe she’s not the first person who’s approached you….?
Angela Davis: Well, I must admit I was somewhat reluctant. I’ve always been a reluctant public person. So my first impression was, “Do I really want to do this?” But then I thought about the potential of a documentary that would focus very specifically on the trial and on the campaign that developed around my case. And I thought it might be important to speak to young people in the 21st century about movements that were powerful and were victorious. 40 years ago no one could have imagined that, despite the fact that I was innocent, I would be able to stand up to the power of the State – particularly incarnated by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. But that campaign that developed all over the world, literally on every continent, it made it possible for us to experience that victory. And so I thought it might be important for young people today to get a sense of what it meant to feel collectively powerful and capable of changing the world. And we need a lot of that today.
iTunes Movie Trailers has unveiled this new trailer and poster for Terence Nance’s critically-acclaimed debut feature film, ‘An Oversimplification of her Beauty.’ Arriving in US cinemas on April 26th, the film explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Nance’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time that will be all too familiar to anyone who’s ever wanted someone to love them. Check out the official synopsis and trailer for ‘An Oversimplification of her Beauty’ below. Fingers crossed a UK release date is announced shortly, I’ve heard great things. Namik Minter, Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Reg E. Cathey co-star.
Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY. You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.
Following the film’s red band trailer, Yahoo! Movies has debuted this new green band trailer for Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s apocalypse comedy, ‘This Is the End.’ Scheduled for a June 14th release in the US and a June 28th bow in the UK, the all-star cast for the film includes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna.
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Entertainment Weekly has unleashed this latest TV spot for Marvel’ soon-to-be-released Marvel threequel, ‘Iron Man 3.’ The film, the latest installment of the ‘Iron Man’ film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be released internationally starting April 25th and in North America on May 3th. ‘Iron Man 3′ is the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major release in the franchise since the crossover film ‘The Avengers.’
‘Iron Man 3′ pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds (The Mandarin; Ben Kingsley). When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?