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From Walt Disney Pictures comes this new collection of images from ‘Into the Woods.’ Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs the film, which is based on the highly acclaimed Tony Award–winning eponymous Broadway musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Opening on December 25th in the US and January 9th in the UK, ‘Into the Woods’ is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
‘Into the Woods’ is described as a “modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.”
Walt Disney Pictures send word that the fifth ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ movie will hit cinemas on July 7th, 2017. While Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) are directing, Jerry Bruckheimer is again producing and Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow, plot details are currently being kept under lock and key on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5.’ Furthermore, it’s not clear whether actors from past installments, such as Geoffrey Rush or Penelope Cruz, would return to reprise their roles. The film was originally aiming for a summer 2015 release until Disney pushed it back last year so that the filmmakers could work on the script.
Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’ Set For September 2015 – Starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton…
Currently filming in the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that ‘Black Mass,’ the drama Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) is directing about the Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey Bulger, has been set for a September 18th, 2015 release date. ‘Black Mass’ will open on the same day as another highly anticipated film: Baltasar Kormákur’s (The Deep, 2 Guns, Contraband) epic adventure ‘Everest.’ The cast for that film includes the likes of Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright.
Alongside Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, ‘Black Mass’ also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons. Edgerton will play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who is in prison for tipping Bulger that he was about to be indicted. That led Bulger to go from ruthless Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list. Cumberbatch will portray Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger’s law-abiding brother and a Massachusetts State Senator.
Johnny Depp is said to be in talks to play the famed magician Harry Houdini in an adaptation of ‘The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.’ With Dean Parisot (Red 2) pegged to direct, the story, which is said to be in the vein of Indiana Jones, recasts Houdini as “not just a master escape artist but an investigator of the world of the occult.” Noah Oppenheim wrote the screenplay, which is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book of the same name.
Johnny Depp will shoot the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel, ‘Through the Looking Glass,’ next, after he finishes the Whitey Bulger crime drama ‘Black Mass.’ And while he’s also set to film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5,’ there’s currently no word on whether he will shoot the Houdini film before reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Lionsgate is reportedly eying a November 2014 start, which would push Pirates’ production to early 2015.
According to reports, Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to replace Guy Pearce in ‘Black Mass,’ the drama Scott Cooper is directing about the Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp). Pearce was to have played Whitey’s brother Bill Bulger but dropped out a few weeks ago for reasons unknown. The film also stars Adam Scott, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple and Jesse Plemons. Edgerton will play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who is in prison for tipping Bulger that he was about to be indicted. That led Bulger to go from ruthless Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list.
‘Mortdecai’ Set For February 2015 – Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany…
Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment send word that David Koepp’s Mortdecai’ is set to land in cinemas on February 6th, 2015. Based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, the film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Goldblum. ‘Mortdecai’ is described as follows:
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.