Posts tagged Charlize Theron
While we still await an official release date for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Flicks and the City spoke with Tom Hardy recently about the film while he was out and about promoting ‘Locke.’ “(Mad Max)’s great. It’s a big old piece, it’s a behemoth of a piece. I’m off there next week to do some reshoots, well not reshoots actually, but doing more. We’re building, building more Mad Maxes, even more spectacular and cool stuff.”
Written and directed by ‘Mad Max’ creator and Academy Award winner George Miller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ stars Tom Hardy as the titular Max, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, and Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoe Kravitz plays Toast, Riley Keough is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. The film is said to aiming for a 2014 bow.
Speaking to Yahoo!, Michael Fassbender spoke on the development of the sequel to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Prometheus.’ Asked what the hold-up was in returning to ‘Prometheus,’ Fassbender said, “Everybody’s asking this, it’s cool! You know, it takes time…. I don’t want them to rush it. I mean the reason that Pixar movies are so amazing is because they spend years throwing it out the window, re-jigging it, coming up with an idea, breaking it down, starting again, you know.”
“So to make it correctly, I think it’s actually very encouraging. Because a lot of the times they’re like ‘we made some money let’s jump on the back of this. We wanna make more money again as soon as possible.’ [But] it’s nice to actually have a little bit of time to develop it.”
‘Dark Places,’ the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.
‘Dark Places’ tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
According to various reports, Christina Hendricks has joined Charlize Theron, Corey Stoll, Andrea Roth and Chloe Moretz in the big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places.’ Hendricks will play the older Krissi Cates character in the film from director Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Krissi has been haunted by a secret from her past that could have great implications for Theron’s Libby Day character and her jailed brother Ben (Stoll). In the book, Krissi is a barely-getting-by stripper who had accused Ben decades before of being a child molester and some other very serious misdeeds.
Before ‘Dark Places,’ the multiple-Emmy-nominated Christina Hendricks will be seen in the Ryan Gosling-directed fantasy noir film ‘How To Catch A Monster’ along with Matt Smith and Eva Mendes. She’s also in ‘God’s Pocket,’ a drama directed by her ‘Mad Men’ co-star John Slattery and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro. Richard Jenkins and Eddie McGee. The synopsis for the ‘Dark Places’ novel is as follows.
According to various reports, 20th Century Fox are in talks with Jack Palgen to pen the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. Plot details are still being worked out, but Scott has said in interviews that while the first ‘Prometheus’ had several elements linking it to the ‘Alien’ franchise, this latest installment will feel more like its own film.
Jack Palgen’s script for ‘Transcendence’ drew the attention of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, who will be making his directorial debut on the project. Nolan is producing the sci-fi movie, which stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara.
Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ Set For May 2014 – Starring Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson & Amanda Seyfried
Universal Pictures has formalized a deal to co-finance with Media Rights Capital and distribute worldwide Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy, ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ Furthermore, the studio has set a May 30th, 2014 release date for the film. MacFarlane directs, produces and co-wrote ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ and he plays sheep farmer Albert alongside a cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. A May production start is being eyed for ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’