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Variety bring word that Shia LaBeouf is in talks to co-star in David Ayer’s upcoming war film ‘Fury,’ which has Brad Pitt starring in the leading role. Principal photography is set to begin on the film in September, with a November 14th, 2014 release date being eyed.
‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Shia LaBeouf would play a member of the crew.
Magnolia Pictures send word that they’ve picked up the US rights for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’ “After the tremendous and never predictable experience of distributing ‘Melancholia,’ we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Mr. von Trier again on the ‘Nymphomaniac’ films,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “He’s such an exciting and talented filmmaker—it’s an honor and a thrill to be associated with his world.”
‘Nymphomaniac’ includes an international ensemble cast consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård along with Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more.
First Still From Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ – Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård & Shia LaBeouf
“My only sin, I believe, is that I always demanded more of the sunset.” With filming now complete on Lars von Trier’s (Antichrist, Dogville, Breaking the Waves) ‘Nymphomaniac,’ TrustNordisk has premiered this mysterious first still from the film. The story is about a woman named Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, who recounts the story of her life (and her erotic adventure from birth to age 50) to a charming bachelor, Seligman (played by Stellan Skarsgard). Charlotte Gainsbourg will play Joe, with Stacy Martin as young Joe.
The ensemble cast for ‘Nymphomaniac’ also includes Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and others. Look out for the film later this year.
Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan joined a stellar cast for John Hillcoat’s Prohibition gangster epic ‘Lawless.’ As Shia LaBeouf, their co-star in ‘Lawless,’ says, “these guys are just great. They are the future.” Both Wasikowska and DeHaan return the compliment and clearly enjoyed being part of a powerful ensemble cast that included LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke. “They are big personalities but they are hard working as well and they put a lot into their work and they care a lot about the work,” says Ms Wasikowska. “They all have that in common. I really loved being part of this cast and it felt special. I did a lot of scenes with Shia and I think he is fantastic in the movie and he’s smart, trying different things and he really wants to do great work and I think he will. And he’s very professional – he is always first on set and always on time working really hard.”
DeHaan agrees and says that LaBeouf helped set the tone for the shoot. “Shia really runs a set. And you can learn from Shia because he is so used to playing that leading man role. He comes prepared and he’s ready to go, he’s cheering everybody on – the grips, the DP, the cast, everybody. He wants everybody to get involved and be part of the team and make the movie work.”
John Hillcoat likes to refer to Nick Cave – a key collaborator on all of his movies including his latest, the stylish gangster epic ‘Lawless’ – as his right hand man or ‘the master”. It’s easy to see why. Cave, the musician and author, is Hillcoat’s creative soul mate. ‘Lawless’ is the third movie Cave has written for Hillcoat and he’s also compiled a brilliant, haunting soundtrack for the film featuring bluegrass artists performing contemporary rock classics, like Velvet Undergound’s White Light/ White Heat.
And sharp-eyed fans of Cave might well spot him making a cameo appearance in ‘Lawless’ too. “Yes, I am actually in Lawless,” Cave smiles. “There’s a scene in Chicago at the very start with a dead gangster in a car – well, I’m the dead gangster.” So Cave is clearly in tune with Hillcoat and was involved with ‘Lawless’ from the very start of the project. A gripping tale of outlaws who make moonshine in the backwoods of Virginia during Prohibition, the film is based on the book by Matt Bondurant, which recounts of the extraordinary exploits of his grandfather, Jack, and his two great uncles.
Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, ‘Lawless.’ ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers (played by Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke): three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, “The Wettest County in the World,” the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan – alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A riveting, intense story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, ‘Lawless’ is a rich addition to the American gangster canon. Look out for the film in cinemas from August 29th in the US and September 7th in the UK. My other interviews for the film can be read here (more to come): Tom Hardy, John Hillcoat, Guy Pearce, Shia LaBeouf, and Jessica Chastain.
How was it building that fraternal bond with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy on and off-screen? Your character, Howard, he undoubtedly loves his brothers, yet you can tell that he’s a somewhat haunted man.
Jason Clarke: I loved that he’s right at the middle of something when the film starts. Howard’s carrying a cross, you know? Howard has a story and a conflict that can only be answered in the film, not off screen, not by some big event, but by what’s going on with him and his brothers. And my relationship with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, on and off-camera, was great from day zip. We are the type of actors who develop character through our interactions. As soon as I was on-board, Shia sent out some texts and pictures and it was just a “let’s get stuck in it” attitude, which is how I like to work. Tom is a very ferocious actor, in terms of his pursuit of character and truth and the choices that he makes. Both of them give you so much to work with that it makes your job easier. That was a joy.