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Fox Searchlight have set loose, via the good folks over at Empire, this new UK poster, batch of images and trailer for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’
While we haven’t had any confirmation from Marvel (saving it for Comic-Con next month?), it was recently reported that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. With Disney and Marvel having two mystery projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the two dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This first image has arrive online of Tom Hardy as the notorious Kray Twins for writer-director Brian Helgeland’s ‘Legend.’ Hardy plays both brothers in the film, which will chart the tortured and unique relationship between gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, the identical twin brothers infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s. With shooting now underway, expect further casting details shortly
The script reportedly takes in associates, rivals – such as notorious gangster Jack “the Hat” McVitie, who was murdered by Reginald in 1967 – politician Lord Boothby, and the brothers’ nemesis in the police force, DS Leonard “Nipper” Read, who made it his life’s ambition to put the Krays behind bars. Brian Helgeland spoke about the project at a Writer’s Guild of America event in LA in October last year, revealing that he would be concentrating on the life of Reggie Kray (older by 10 minutes) as he sought to control the psychotic tendencies of his younger twin Ronald. Ronald, commonly called Ron or Ronnie, most likely suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.
While we haven’t had any confirmation from Marvel, earlier this week it was reported that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is in talks to direct the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. With Disney and Marvel having two mystery projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the two dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Annapurna Pictures send word that they’re re-teaming with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow on a film based on the non-fiction book ‘The True American’ by New York Times journalist Anand Giridharadas. Tom Hardy is set to star while Bigelow will direct and produce the film through her production shingle, First Light. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, who previously worked with Bigelow as a producer on ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ will produce.
The synopsis given for ‘The True American’ is as follows: ‘The True American’ meticulously reconstructs two lives that collided in horrific fashion. In the charged, angry days after 9/11, self-styled “American Terrorist” Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants in Texas, while a third man survived being shot in the head during Stroman’s spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force veteran, was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America.
National Theatre To Distribute A Movie Adaptation Of ‘London Road’ – Starring Tom Hardy & Olivia Colman
The National Theatre has acquired rights to Rufus Norris’ controversial (and brilliant) musical ‘London Road,’ the feature adaptation of its own stage play also directed by Norris. This marks the first time the theatre has picked up rights to a feature film. ‘London Road’ was also the first invested in at production level by The National Theatre. The film adaptation stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy alongside the entire cast of the critically acclaimed production, with a script written by Alecky Blythe.
The National Theatre said the film version of ‘London Road’ will be released in 2015, as the BBC-backed movie wrapped filming last week. Based on real-life events from 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women, ‘London Road’ depicts a community dealing with being at the center of tragedy. The musical played from July 28th – September 6th, 2012.