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With the film set to premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival, The Weinstein Company has unveiled this new collection of images from writer/director Theodore Melfi’s much buzzed about ‘St. Vincent.’ Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn and Scott Adsit star in the comedic drama, which is about a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in Murray’s character, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. An October 24th release date has been penciled in for the film.
Following the announcement that Andy Serkis-directed rendition is set for October 21st, 2016, Disney have revealed that Bill Murray will provide the voice of Baloo in director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Murray joins Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for ‘Breaking Bad’) will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. The film also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen. Favreau’s version is set for October 9th, 2015.
Originally set for Christmas, Columbia Pictures today send word that Cameron Crowe’s upcoming untitled romantic comedy will now open on May 29th, 2015. Commenting on the new date, Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best.” The likes of Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Michael Chernus, Bill Murray, Edi Gathegi, Danny McBride, John Krasinski and Ivana Milicevic star in the film.
Set in Hawaii, the film follows a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. In play is a complex satellite system being launched by an enigmatic billionaire with suspicious intentions (Bill Murray).
First Trailer For ‘St. Vincent’ – Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd…
From The Weinstein Company comes this first trailer for writer/director Theodore Melfi’s much buzzed about ‘St. Vincent.’ Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn and Scott Adsit star in the comedic drama, which is about a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in Murray’s character, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. An October 24th release date has been penciled in for the film.
Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
While the film is out now in the UK and in Los Angeles and New York in the US, Fox Searchlight has today unveiled this red band trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ before it expands into more cinemas this week in North America. In the US, the film broke the record for the highest-grossing limited live-action debut of all time. The comedy-drama opened in four theaters on Friday, and averaged more than $200,000 per theater, overtaking the Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master,’ which averaged $147,000. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ will screen in more than 1,000 screens over the next five weeks as it slowly expands. Look out for a bunch of interviews on the site this week for the film!
The stellar cast for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ includes Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ tells of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee (Tony Revolori) who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
Wes Anderson’s new film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ recounts the adventures of Gustave H. ((Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ opens on March 7th. The likes of Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Davoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson also star.
From my understanding, Wes Anderson has the film pretty much planned out entirely with his script before shooting, down to the finest details. What was that experience like working with a writer-director who’s so precise and meticulous with everything?
Saoirse Ronan: It’s amazing. I think because the script is so well written, I mean, the draft that I received before we started shooting was pretty much the shooting script. He had everything ready to go and I’ve learnt since that he has this animatic thing and basically he’s drawn out the entire film, kind of story boarded it and drawn out every single shot that he’s going to do and voiced every single character and played out the beats that he wants to have when he’s shooting. He’s so meticulous and particular it’s amazing. You come on set and you know that you are safe with him.
I was actually kind of nervous at first because it is a different style of acting, and you know that going into it, so I was wondering, “Does he leave it up to you, what does he do?” But I remember meeting him in London before shooting and we went through the scenes I have with Zero, two dialogue scenes, and I did them quite natural and he said, “Yeah, yeah that’s good. Now try it quicker.” And I did it quicker and he was like, “Yeah, that was better. Now try it quicker again.” And he’d keep trying to get me to pick up the pace a little bit (laughs), and put in little pauses here and there. Suddenly he was sort of crafting the whole scene and it was amazing because he’s so clear. I’ve never come across someone like that before who’s so clear on what they want and they have it all ready to go, they just need the actors to bring it to life on screen.