Open Road Films has debuted this new viral video for ‘Nightcrawler,’ in which a gaunt, desperate and wild-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal makes a plea for employment – perhaps teasing the path that sets his character in motion in the actual film. ‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.
Opening on October 17th in the US and November 14th in the UK, the crime thriller is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star in the film.
Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill lays out his 12% of a plan to the team in a new clip from Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which opens in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st. UPDATE: 5-minute long clip added.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is set in the far reaches of space, where a brash adventurer named Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous – and brilliantly named – Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a ragtag group of misfits including Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Batista), and Groot (Vin Diesel). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must rally his unlikely team for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
‘The Hobbit’: Amazing Artwork Of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug, Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel & Orlando Bloom’s Legolas
Artwork by Jerry Vanderstelt.
Director Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we should get some early footage from ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer later this month in time for Comic-Con (one can hope!). ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released worldwide on December 17th.
American film and television actor James Garner, perhaps best known for his roles in the the 1950s western-comedy series ‘Maverick’ and the 1970s detective drama ‘The Rockford Files,’ has died, aged 86. Mr Garner won two Emmys and racked up a total of 15 nominations. He was also given a Screen Actor’s Guild lifetime achievement award in 2005. The actor died in his Los Angeles home yesterday, Saturday July 19th. His cause of death is not yet known.
James Garner’s career spanned more than five decades, in both television and movies. During that time he starred in more than fifty films, including ‘The Great Escape,’ Paddy Chayefsky’s ‘The Americanization of Emily,’ ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’, ‘Murphy’s Romance,’ for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and as the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character in ‘The Notebook.’ He remained active well into his 70s, but suffered a stroke in 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday. Mr Garner is survived by his wife, Lois Clarke, whom he married 14 days after meeting in 1956, and his two children, Gigi and Kimberly, Clarke’s daughter from her first marriage. RIP.
Well, this is a bit random. With the film’s first trailer set to arrive online next Thursday, Beyonce has unveiled this trailer teaser via her official Instagram account. The erotic drama stars with Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
Tate Taylor, director of ‘The Help’ and the upcoming ‘Get On Up,’ is set to both write and direct a biopic for Sony Pictures on Brownie Wise, the marketing pioneer who created the Tupperware home party strategy that made the brand a household name and opened new professional avenues for women. Sandra Bullock is attached to headline the film, which will adapt Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book ‘Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers.’