Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning ‘Sin City’ graphic novels back to the screen in ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.’ Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, ‘Sin City.’
The main cast for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long awaited sequel includes the original ‘Sin City’ cast members: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members for the neo-noir crime action thriller include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight. The film arrives on August 22nd in the US and August 25th in the UK (August 22nd in London).
One of the new stories in this film, “The Long, Bad Night,” features your character Johnny, a young, cocky gambler. And unlike any story in the first movie, Frank Miller wrote “A Long, Bad Night” and Johnny distinctly for this film, without any preexisting graphic novel. What was is it like to collaborate with Miller and Robert Rodriguez on the development of his character.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: I absolutely love that. The character of Johnny, who’s not any of the books, has sort of been a collaborative creation. I mean, it was written in the script but there weren’t any drawings and so it didn’t have as much specificity as really all the other characters in this world. So Frank was re-writing as we were going, and it’s sort of an actor’s dream to be working with filmmakers who are so collaborative and so open and eager to incorporate my creative contributions into the movie. And Johnny’s an interesting character. Johnny loves a game fo chance. He’s good with the cards and the coins. His “sin” is gambling, although there’s a lot of other “sin” that comes into play on this long, bad night (laughs).
With an October 17th release in place, IFC Films has unveiled this first poster for Peter Sattler’s ‘Camp X-Ray.’ In the film, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, also stars Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria and John Carroll Lynch.
Hot on the heels of the news that Sigourney Weaver has joined ‘A Monster Calls,’ a new report brings word that Toby Kebbell has also joined Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona’s adaptation of the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the “Chaos Walking” trilogy). One of my favorite young actors working today, Kebbell was recently seen as Koba in ‘Dawn of The Planet of the Apes.’ Next up he’ll be seen in ‘Buddha’s Little Finger,’ Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft’ and as Doctor Doom in ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot.
‘A Monster Calls’ follows the unexpected bond that develops between a young boy and a beast that visits him in nightmares. Thirteen-year-old Conor O’Malley is troubled by his mother’s declining health, school bullies and the yew tree in his backyard that transforms at night into a monster that narrates strange stories. Over time what the terrifying visitor tells the boy enables him to come to terms with life’s truths. Toby Kebbel will play the boy’s father, a man with a history of not being there for his son. Felicity Jones is on board as the mother, while Liam Neeson is playing the titular monster. Sigourney Weaver is playing the boy’s no-nonsense grandmother.
Gearing up to make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, these first two images have arrived online from ‘Ruth & Alex’ – which is led by Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. From award-winning director Richard Loncraine, the film and is based on the acclaimed novel ‘Heroic Measures’ by Jill Ciment.
In ‘Ruth & Alex,’ Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married New York City couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market – which means they must also suddenly come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives. The likes of Cynthia Nixon, Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais and Miriam Shor co-star. Expect a trailer and release information shortly.
Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up for a new film titled ‘Yoga Hosers.’ The action-adventure movie, Smith’s follow-up to ‘Tusk,’ which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in September, will star Depp, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith. ‘Yoga Hosers’ will be the second installment in Smith’s “True North” trilogy of movies that are steeped in Canadian myths and culture. The film will feature much of the cast of ‘Tusk,’ including Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Harley Morenstein, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Jennifer Schwalbach with new roles for Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes and Tyler Posey.
New Images From Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Rosewater’ – Starring Gael Garcia Bernal As Maziar Bahari
Open Road Films has debuted these two new images from ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart’s much anticipated feature directorial debut. Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) is playing Bahari.
‘Rosewater’ follows Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s 2009 presidential elections. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy. Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.