20th Century Fox has unleashed this latest TV spot for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney.
Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
While we await the film’s first trailer, Focus Features has unveiled this first poster for true-life dramatic thriller ‘Kill the Messenger,’ which is lead by Jeremy Renner (Marvel’s The Avengers, The Hurt locker, The Bourne Legacy). Opening on on October 10th in limited theaters, the movie will then expand on October 17th and again on October 24th.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family. Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Wiliams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead co-star in the Michael Cuesta-directed film.
Focus Features has debuted this new poster for ‘Wish I Was Here,’ actor-director-writer Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded follow-up to his 2004 directorial debut ‘Garden State.’ Braff’s comedy-drama centers on a 30-something actor coming to terms with his life in the face of his father’s illness and his life’s dreams unfulfilled. Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and the late James Avery co-star. ‘Wish I Was Here’ opens on July 18th in the US and September 19th in the UK.
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora (Elle Fanning). As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. ‘Maleficent’ opens on May 28th in the UK and May 30th in the US.
I know you’ve said Maleficent was a favorite character of yours since childhood, so what the experience like for you to actually bring her to life?
Angelina Jolie: It was a little terrifying (laughs), because I was such a fan of hers. And it was very daunting because it was her. I was excited to get offered the job, but then the idea of that voice and that presence… she’s so commanding, and she’s just done so well in the original that I didn’t want to change her, I just wanted to enhance her and I didn’t want to disappoint fans of the original – I am one of them. And then when I put the horns on for the first time and I got my staff it was like living out a childhood fantasy: to become someone you’ve always been curious about.
In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop — forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again… and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Set for release on May 30th in the UK and Ireland and June 6th in the US, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ also includes Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Noah Taylor, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. Doug Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel ‘All You Need is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
I really enjoyed your character in this film. Rita’s a rich, beautifully realized character, who’s incredibly fierce, strong, smart and sensitive. I can imagine there was a lot for you to appreciate and latch onto?
Emily Blunt: Definitely! I play Sergeant Major Rita Vrataski, who’s the most highly decorated soldier in the United Defense Force. She’s a fearsome warrior and she’s notoriously killed over a 1000 Mimics – which is an impossible feat, seeing as most soldiers get killed within moments of landing in a battle. So she’s this rather mythical hero in the movie. My character is enlisted by Tom’s character, Major Cage, and he enlists her help to help train him and help him survive. At the same time she’s using him because he’s inherated the alien’s ability to reset the day, and she sees this is a pretty valuable weapon. So, she uses him to change strategy and change tactics every time he relives the day – to hopefully to go on and win the war.
Benaroya Pictures send word that they will produce and finance director Olivier Assayas’ ‘Idol’s Eye,’ which will be lead by Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto. The plot elements are currently under wraps, but it has been described as being a “sophisticated” heist action/thriller. Assayas had the English-language drama ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ playing in competition in Cannes. That film stars Juliette Binoche, Kristin Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz and was produced by Charles Gillibert’s GC Cinema.