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First Trailer & Poster For Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt As High-Wire Walker Philippe Petit
Sony Pictures have just unveiled this first trailer and poster for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk.’ The film is a true story based on Philippe Petit’s book ‘To Reach the Clouds,’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the young dreamer who dared the impossible: an illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Also starring in the film are James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. ‘The Walk’ opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 2nd, 2015. Philippe Petit was also subject of the fantastic Oscar-winning documentary from James Marsh, ‘Man On Wire.’
Almost exactly a year ago it first announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to direct, produce and star in the feature adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic classic ‘Sandman.’ Today, during a Reddit AMA, Gordon-Levitt provided us with a brief update on the ‘Sandman film: “Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.” Gordon-Levitt made his feature directorial debut on ‘Don Jon,’ but this would be a considerable step up in scope and scale.
Open Road & Endgame To Release Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden Film; Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Snowden
Back in June, the good folks over at The Guardian first announced that Oliver Stone is set to adapt Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s recent book, ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.’ Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment today send word that they’re partnering to release the film, which has Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed to play Edward Snowden. “After working with Oliver on ‘W’ I am thrilled to be back in business with him, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the filmmmaking team and Endgame Entertainment, on this exciting project,” stated Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg. Production is scheduled to kick-off in Munich in January 2015.
Oliver Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman also have a deal with Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, for film rights to his novel ‘Time Of The Octopus.’ Kucherena’s novel tells the fictional story of an American whistle-blower, Joshua Cold, who, threatened by his government and waiting for a decision on his request for asylum from the Russian authorities, spends three weeks in limbo in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Stone will use Kucherena’s insights alongside Harding’s book as the sources for the screenplay of his untitled Snowden film.
Back in June, the good folks over at The Guardian first announced that Oliver Stone is set to adapt Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s recent book, ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.’ It is now being reported that Stone is eyeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in the movie, which Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman intend to shoot in December in Munich. Stone and Borman also have have a deal with Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, for film rights to his novel ‘Time Of The Octopus.’ Kucherena’s novel tells the fictional story of an American whistle-blower, Joshua Cold, who, threatened by his government and waiting for a decision on his request for asylum from the Russian authorities, spends three weeks in limbo in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Stone will use Kucherena’s insights alongside Harding’s book as the sources for the screenplay of his untitled Snowden film.
Although it looks as if Oliver Stone’s Snowden movie will be first off the mark, Sony Pictures announced in May that they’ve optioned the film rights to ‘No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State,’ the new book by Glenn Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in Snowden’s top-secret NSA documents won the Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian newspaper. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, the team behind the blockbuster James Bond franchise, will produce that film.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning ‘Sin City’ graphic novels back to the screen in ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.’ Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, ‘Sin City.’
The main cast for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long awaited sequel includes the original ‘Sin City’ cast members: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members for the neo-noir crime action thriller include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Lady Gaga as Bertha, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight. The film arrives on August 22nd.
‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ stars an ensemble cast including returning cast members Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Jude Ciccolella, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis. Newcomers to the series include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Christopher Lloyd, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Alexa PenaVega, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven and Crystal McCahill. Co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the script is written by Miller, and is primarily based on the second book in the ‘Sin City’ series by Miller. The film arrives on August 22nd in the US and August 25th in the UK (August 22nd in London).
Eva, your character Ava Lord is sort of the classic femme fatale. And I can imagine she was a lot of fun to play, especially considering how many facets there are to her and the various fronts she puts on for different people?
Eva Green: Definitely. It’s such a multi-dimensional role. Ava is like an enchantress, a siren, she casts spells over men. She can read men’s minds and she can become whatever they want her to be. With Josh Brolin’s Dwight, it’s very interesting because there’s a true connection – he’s different from other men. He’s probably the only man she ever loved. But the thing with Ava, she’s sort of caught up with her own demons. And like you said, Ava has so many facets… she can be a damsel in distress for Dwight, with Manute she’s a goddess and with Mort, she’s the sexy kitten. As an actor, it’s great because you can show so many colors.