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‘Her’, ‘Let The Right One In’ & ‘Interstellar’ Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema To Replace Roger Deakins On ‘Bond 24′
While three of the key ingredients for enormous success of ‘Skyfall’ have been confirmed for its untitled follow-up (director Sam Mendes, writer John Logan and lead Daniel Craig), cinematographer Roger Deakins won’t be returning for the latest 007 adventure. Hitfix’s Kristopher Tapley revealed back in February, “At dinner with Deakins last night I learned some news that makes me sad: He won’t be shooting the next Bond.” No reason was given for Deakins not returning for ‘Bond 24,’ but I believe it would be safe to assume that scheduling is the likeliest culprit, as Deakins is one of the most in-demand cinematographers around – and he might just be at the top of my “how-the-hell-does-this-guy-not-have-an-Oscar” list considering his incredible work on the likes of ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Fargo’ and especially ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,’ for me the most beautifully shot film in modern cinema history.
Jim Belushi Joins Keanu Reeves, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Renée Zellweger In Courtney Hunt’s ‘The Whole Truth’
Atlas Entertainment and Likely Story have announced that Jim Belushi will join Keanu Reeves, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renée Zellweger and Gabriel Basso in the courtroom drama ‘The Whole Truth,’ which is directed by Courtney Hunt. The film began production this week in New Orleans and marks Hunt’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated debut ‘Frozen River.’
In ‘The Whole Truth,’ Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves), faces a hopeless case defending seventeen-year old Mike Lassiter (Basso) who’s charged with murder. The evidence against him is substantial: a knife with his finger prints and a near confession. On top of that, Mike hasn’t spoken a word since the day of the crime. With no information from his client and little to work off of otherwise, Ramsay enlists the help of Janelle (Mbatha-Raw), a young lawyer determined to find out the truth about what happened that day. Jim Belushi plays Mike’s father and Renée Zellweger plays his mother.
According to a new report from the Daily Mail, long time James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have come on board to polish John Logan’s script for ‘Bond 24.’ I wouldn’t usually hold any credence to what the Daily Mail report in print or on their website, however, writer Baz Bamigboye has a decent track record with his movie news. He adds that because of this reported screenwriter reshuffle, filming has been delayed on ‘Bond 24′ until December (the movie previously was previously set to begin filming in October). ‘Bond 24′ was being written solely by Oscar-nominated John Logan, after he was brought in by director Sam Mendes to pen the last picture, ‘Skyfall.’
The story goes on to say that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who penned ‘The World Is Not Enough,’ ‘Die Another Day,’ ‘Casino Royale,’ and ‘ Quantum Of Solace,’ have been asked to ‘punch up’ the script and sprinkle in more gags, emphasizing the witty dynamic between Daniel Craig’s 007 and Naomie Harris’s Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and Ralph Fiennes’s M. To date, the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Penelope Cruz have been linked to the film – although nothing has been confirmed.
Keanu Reeves Replaces Daniel Craig In Courtney Hunt’s ‘The Whole Truth’ – Also Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renee Zellweger…
Back in April, Daniel Craig abruptly dropped out of the courtroom drama ‘The Whole Truth.’ The project, which was scheduled to start filming that month, was brought to halt as the producers, Atlas Entertainment and Likely Story, looked to find a replacement. A few months down the line it is now being reported that Keanu Reeves has replaced Craig in the lead role. Previously cast Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Gabriel Basso are still in place opposite Reeves in what will mark Courtney Hunt’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated debut ‘Frozen River.’ It is unknown why Craig dropped out of the project.
Last summer it was first rumored that Penelope Cruz is set to appear in the tentatively titled ‘Bond 24′; following in the footsteps of her husband, Javier Bardem, who played the Bond villain in ‘Skyfall.’ Today, France’s Premiere magazine (via The Playlist) noticed that in a recent release schedule update from Sony, Cruz was listed in the cast alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris. While this could be a mistake, with filming to commence this summer I’m sure we’ll be hearing some concrete news about the cast of ‘Bond 24′ shortly. Just last Friday it was rumored that Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is the top choice to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond pic.
‘Skyfall’ helmer Sam Mendes will again direct while John Logan is writing the script. ‘Bond 24′ is set for release in UK cinemas on October 23th, 2015 and in US cinemas from November 6th, 2015. The previous 007 flick, ‘Skyfall,’ took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.
According to THR, Daniel Craig has dropped out of the courtroom drama ‘The Whole Truth.’ The project, which was scheduled start filming on April 14th, has been brought to halt as the producers, Atlas Entertainment and Likely Story, look to find a replacement. Sources say Craig exited the film on Sunday, although no reason has been given. An insider tells the outlet that the start date is being pushed three weeks to accommodate finding a new actor. The movie was in the midst of casting up and now certain actors who were in negotiations, such as Danny Huston, are finding themselves in limbo. Renee Zellweger and Gabriel Basso were already signed on to co-star.
‘Frozen River’ director Courtney Hunt is helming from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan (Matilda, The Bicentennial Man). Details on the plot of ‘The Whole Truth’ are still few, but Daniel Craig was said to be playing a lawyer. Craig hasn’t appeared in a film since his last outing as James Bond in 2012′s ‘Skyfall.’ That said, he set to reprise the 007 role for the franchise’s as-yet-untitled 24th film, which will again be directed by Sam Mendes and scripted by John Logan. The tentatively titled ’Bond 24′ opens in October 2015.