With the film’s October 17th US release on the horizon, IFC Films has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette 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. Expect a UK release date shortly.
This new red band trailer has landed online for Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews and a special jury award for breakthrough talent. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert and Peter Syversten, ‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. ‘Dear White People’ opens on October 17th in the US. I got to see the film last week and I thought it was absolutely FANTASTIC. Fingers crossed there’s word on a UK release date shortly (it is showing at the London Film Festival on the 9th and 10th of October).
Back in August it was first reported that Paul Feig, helmer of ‘Bridesmaids and ‘The Heat,’ will replace Ivan Reitman as director on the long-in-development (yet-I-still-don’t-believe-we’ll-ever-see-it-on-the-big-screen) ‘Ghostbusters 3.’ Today we hear that Katie Dippold, who wrote Feig’s ‘The Heat,’ is reteaming with the director for Sony’s new Ghostbusters movie. If recent reports are anything to go by, this new film will be a reboot focusing on female Ghostbusters. The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ story reportedly introduces new Ghostbusters and hands the baton from at least a couple of the originals. Dan Aykroyd has said he will return but Bill Murray has not committed.
First Official Images From Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ – Starring Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie…
Walt Disney Pictures has released, via EW, this first selection of images from Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland.’ Along with the release of these images, the outlet also spoke with Bird about the film. “We begin our movie asking what did [the future] used to be?” Bird says. “What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it? And we wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way.”
Writer Damon Lindelof had the following to say about the film, “What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle. Walt Disney is not a character in our movie, but he is referenced as having some involvement in this mysterious place called Tomorrowland, as a huge futurist and aficionado of space travel, rocketry, cities of the future, and space travel.” Lindelof, the co-creator of ‘Lost,’ came up with this tale in collaboration with EW TV critic Jeff “Doc” Jensen, who co-wrote the story and serves as an executive producer. Head on over to EW for the full interview with Lindelof and Brad Bird.
Closely following the posters for Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey and Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins, Warner Bros has unleashed this new ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ poster featuring Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel. The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
Cast (Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Gambon…) & Synopsis Revealed For The ‘Dad’s Army’ Film
Well, this came out of the blue. The cast of the long-rumoured film based on the classic British comedy series ‘Dad’s Army’ has been revealed. Leading the film is Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small English village toward the end of the Second World War. His softly-spoken right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy.
The all-star cast will also include Catherine Zeta Jones as journalist Rose Winters, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey and ‘Inbetweeners’ star Blake Harrison as the naïve Pike. Danny Mays will take on the role of Walker and Bill Paterson will play Fraser while the supporting cast also includes Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.