Russell Crowe’s directorial debut ‘The Water Diviner,’ which is set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. In the film, Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons.
The supporting cast for ‘The Water Diviner’ includes Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Dorman, Megan Gale, and Dylan Georgiades. The screenplay is by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. Cinematography is by Andrew Lesnie. ‘The Water Diviner’ opened in Australia and New Zealand this past December to much acclaim. It opens on April 3rd in the UK and April 24th in the US.
New Clip From DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Home’ – Featuring The Voices Of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin & Jennifer Lopez
Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have debuted this new clip from ‘Home,’ a new feature film from the creators of ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Shrek,’ and ‘The Croods.’ The film will hit cinemas on March 20th, and feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. Based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book ‘The True Meaning of Smekday,’ the synopsis for the film is as follows.
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Last October, Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced that a standalone ‘Wonder Woman’ film will hit cinemas on June 23rd, 2017, a year after the character makes her debut in 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ With Gal Gadot playing the part, Deadline now bring word that production will begin on the film in the fall. ‘Breaking Bad’ producer/director Michelle MacLaren will helm the upcoming movie, which features a script by Jason Fuchs. MacLaren has made a name for herself in television over the past couple of years with shows like ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Breaking Bad.’ Given the cinematic feeling of her TV episodes, the leap to big-budget makes even more sense.
All in all, all eight “Best Picture” nominees won an Oscar on the night. That said, ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ was the perhaps the big winner of this year’s Oscars, winning four major awards on the night: the “Best Picture” award, Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning the “Best Director” gong, Emmanuel Lubezki bagging the “Best Cinematography” award, and finally the film won the “Best Original screenplay” award. Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ also won four awards on the night.
Other major wins included Julianne Moore winning the “Best Lead Actress” trophy for ‘Still Alice,’ Eddie Redmayne winning the “Best Lead Actor” award for ‘The Theory of Everything,’ J.K. Simmons winning the “Best Supporting Actor” gong for ‘Whiplash,’ Patricia Arquette winning the “Best Supporting Actress” gong for ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Ida’ winning the “Best Foreign Language” film, ‘Big Hero 6′ winning the “Best Animated Film” award, and ‘Selma’s’ Common and John Legend winning the “Best Original Song” award for “Glory”. Check out the full list of winners and nominations below.
Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), ‘The Gunman’ follows Sean Penn’s Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. Helmed by ‘Taken’ director Pierre Morel and also starring Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem, a March 20th release date has been set.
From Universal Pictures comes this new international trailer for the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, ‘Furious 7.’ Continuing the global exploits of the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of ‘Furious 7.’ James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. The April 3rd release also features Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, John Brotherton and a cameo by Iggy Azaela.