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My childhood…..it’s calling me! Continuing Walt Disney Pictures faux trailer campaign for ‘The Muppets,’ this new trailer has emerged online parodying David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ to hilarious affect. In the addition to the Muppet gang, the film features an all-star cast in the likes of Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Emily Blunt, Zack Galifianakis and Ricky Gervais. ‘The Muppets’ is set for release November 23rd in the US, and Febuary 17th in the UK.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Film District have unveiled this new TV spot for Bruce Robinson’s (Withnail and I) Johnny Depp-starring adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘The Rum Diary.’ The story centers on itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp), who moves to Puerto Rico and eventually discovers his voice as a writer and his integrity – from the looks of the trailer expect ample outrageousness to ensue on his journey. ‘The Rum Diary’ also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. The film is set for release October 28th.
“The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenault (Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.
Columbia Pictures have unveiled these five new clips from Roland Emmerich’s upcoming political thriller ‘Anonymous.’ The film is based on the controversial idea that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays that were attributed to William Shakespeare. ‘Anonymous’ looks like a complete departure from what we’ve come to expect from Emmerich. The director is best known for
obliterating cities his disaster and action movies such as ‘Independence Day,’ ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ‘2012.’ ‘Anonymous’ stars Rhys Ifans, Xavier Samuel, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Rafe Spall and Edward Hogg. Look out for the film in cinemas September 30th in the US, and October 28th in the UK.
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
Relativity Media have let out the hatch these six new clips from Marc Forster‘s (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) upcoming drama ‘Machine Gun Preacher.’ The film is based on the true story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing criminal who finds faith leading him on a path to East Africa. Shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, Childers becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children. Inspired to create a safe haven for the multitudes fleeing enslavement by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, he restores peace to their lives and eventually his own. Alongside Gerard Butler and Michael Shannon, the cast includes Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll and Souleymane Sy Savane. The film has been slated for release September 23rd in the US, and November 18th in the UK. Look out for interviews with the cast this week.
In this inspirational true story, Machine Gun Preacher is about Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption.
‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ US Theatrical Trailer – Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth & Tom Hardy
Yahoo! Movies have released this new US theatrical trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s (Let The Right One In) fantastic Cold War thriller ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.‘ The film is an adaptation of John le Carre’s acclaimed and best-selling spy novel of the same name. The cast assemble is top-notch in Gary Oldman as George Smiley, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Colin Firth, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Jared Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Roger Lloyd Pack and Mark Strong.
Set in the 1970s, ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ finds George Smiley, a recently retired MI6 agent, doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service. However, when a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the Circus, Smiley is drawn back into the murky field of espionage. Tasked with investigating which of his trusted former colleagues has chosen to betray him and their country, Smiley narrows his search to four suspects – all experienced, urbane, successful agents – but past histories, rivalries and friendships make it far from easy to pinpoint the man who is eating away at the heart of the British establishment. ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy‘ is set for release September 16th in the UK, and November 18th in the US. Check out my interview with Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch here. More interviews with the cast coming next week.
The good folks over at Fox Searchlight have unveiled this new clip from Alexander Payne’s (Sideways, About Schmidt) upcoming film ‘The Descendants.’ The George Clooney-starring drama is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
‘The Descendants’ is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. ‘The Descendants’ also stars the likes of Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause and Amara Miller. ‘The Descendants’ is released in cinemas November 18th in the US, and January 20th in the UK. Look out for interviews with the cast next week.