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Last month it was first reported that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling were being courted to star in Shane Black’s 1970s-set noir flick ‘The Nice Guys.’ Today we hear that Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the film for distribution, putting the studio back in business with the man who created the ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise for the studio in the late 1980s and who made his directorial debut with ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.’
Set in smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, the story follows Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, recovering alcoholic) and Holland March (private eye, practicing alcoholic), who are brought together by the suicide of a fading porn star. However, the dead girl’s aunt is convinced she saw her niece alive and well after the highly publicized incident. March needs money, takes the case, and within days, it’s blossomed into a far-reaching murder conspiracy, bizarrely rooted in smog and the U.S. auto industry.
According to a new report, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are being courted to star in Shane Black’s (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) 1970s-set noir flick ‘The Nice Guys.’ That said, it’s early days, and there may be a scheduling conflict for Crowe in particular as this project may collide with the publicity schedule for his upcoming directorial debut ‘The Water Diviner.’ Producer Joel Silver is shepherding the project.
Our first look at Russell Crowe’s directional debut ‘The Water Diviner’ has landed online thanks to the following seven-minute featurette. The film is set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons.
Jane Fonda & Bruce Greenwood Join The Likes Of Russell Crowe & Amanda Seyfried In ‘Fathers & Daughters’
Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have reportedly joined ‘Fathers and Daughters’ opposite Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger. The film is a love story between a troubled father and his daughter who lives in New York 25 years after him, Crowe plays a famous novelist suffering from depression as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Seyfried plays the girl as an adult, who has struggles of her own, shrapnel from that childhood. Fonda will play the novelist’s longtime friend and literary agent while Greenwood will play the writer’s brother-in-law, who with his wife (Kruger) wages a legal battle to forcibly adopt the young daughter (Kylie Rogers).
From the story of courage, sacrifice, hope and redemption, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain) brings to the screen ‘Noah.’ Academy Award winner Russell Crowe portrays the man chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Joining Crowe in the cast are Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Dakota Goyo and Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, ‘Noah’ is scored by Clint Mansell, who composed the music for all of Aronofsky’s previous feature films.
What was your initial response when you were called about this role? I can imagine knowing that its a Darren Aronofsky film, that grabs your attention immediately…
Emma Watson: Definitely (laughs). With Darren, I’ve been a huge fan of his for many many years. His film ‘The Fountain’ is one of my favorite films of all-time, and then also ‘Requiem for a Dream’ – everything he’s done, honestly (laughs)! So to get to audition for him was amazing, and then on top of that I really love the story, the scale is so amazing. It feels like this kind of epic, Shakespearean drama almost. And then I really love my character in the film, my role Ila, I really identified with her. She’s at a moment in her life that I feel I’m at as well: making that transition from girl to woman. That really interested me. So yeah, the role, the director, the story, the whole piece, everything (laughs).
“Animals” Featurette For Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth…
From Paramount Pictures comes this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Noah,’ Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of Tubal Cain, the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s titular hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.