Zack Snyder’s genre bending trip through a mental institution, Sucker Punch, isn’t coming out until March 25, but Warner Brothers just released a full trailer for the film, which will presumably be attached to Due Date this weekend. The film stars Emily Browning as a young girl forced into a mental institution who uses her considerable powers to transfix everyone around her in order to help her friends, played by Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone, navigate incredible dreamscapes towards escape. Check out the brand new trailer after the jump and don’t forget to check out Peter’s set visit preview here.
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Who Will Be Baz Luhrmann’s Daisy in ‘The Great Gatsby’? Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Abbie Cornish and More Shortlisted
Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010 by Russ Fischer
As he’s been workshopping his script for The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann is still trying to find a woman to play Daisy in his new film version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. The role was played by Rebecca Hall in that recent workshop, during which Leonardo DiCaprio played Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire read narrator and onlooker Nick Carraway.
But Rebecca Hall’s participation didn’t mean that she was cast (none of the actors are formally cast, in fact) and now there’s a report saying that the director is looking at a diverse lineup of actresses for the part, including Keira Knightley, Abbie Cornish and more in addition to Amanda Seyfried, who was the first actress said to be a real candidate. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 6th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
After Angelina Jolie exited Alfonso Cuarón‘s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity, the search for a replacement began. Last week, Latino Review learned that the producers behind the project were “interest[ed] in meeting Rachel Weisz for the role.” However, Deadline found out that Weisz was just one of the many names on the producer’s list of actresses they’ve talked to or screen tested: Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively.
Now Risky Business has learned that Natalie Portman has been offered the role, as the studio approved the actress without requiring a screen test in the wake of the early Black Swan reviews. According to the report, Portman is expected to read the latest version of the script this week and make her decision shortly.
If you weren’t at Comic-Con this weekend, then you probably still heard the insane buzz coming out of Warner Bros’ panel for Zack Snyder‘s next film Sucker Punch. The promo reel which screened at the presentation was almost indescribable, a combination of anime and video game-like imagery, but on crack, and shot in the visually intense style we’ve become use to from Snyder. You can watch the video blog we recorded in Hall H by clicking here. Warner Bros is riding the buzz and has launched the first official movie trailer online today. Watch it now, embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
A couple weeks back we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. Last week, I posted some props and maquettes (giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny) and the first set of character banners. On Sunday, I spotted a new poster for the film on the Comic-Con show floor. Check out the full poster, after the jump.
Last week we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. Last night I posted some props and maquettes on display from the film spotted on the Comic-Con show floor (giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny). Today Warner Bros has released a bunch of character banners, giving us an even better look at the characters in the film. Hit the jump to see them now.
First Look Photos of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch’s Pink Bunny Mech, Masked Zombie War Soldier and… Oh Yeah, The Girls too
Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Last week we posted the first photo from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch. At Comic-Con, some props and maquettes are on display from the film, giving us a better look at our group of girl heros, a World War I masked zombie solider, and a mech suit featuring a pink bunny. Hit the jump to see more photos.
The Entertainment Weekly Comic Con preview issue is starting to make its way out into the world and onto the beds of scanners everywhere. There were a half dozen Green Lantern photos from the mag yesterday, and today there’s the first real image from Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch.
Here you can see (l-r) Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Emily Browning, Scott Glenn, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung. The film follows Emily Browning’s character, Babydoll, who is confined to a mental institution from which she fantastizes an alternate reality. Browning and the other girls seen here are all wards of the institution, and this shot is part of the fantasy reality, in which Browning is trying to find a handful of objects that will allow her to escape.
Snyder has said many times that the film will be a dark, violent fantasty full of guns, action and monsters, and this photo certainly suggests that he wasn’t exaggerating. We’ll know more when we see footage at Comic Con next week. Read More »
Casting Notes: Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green in Camelot; Amy Ryan Joins In Treatment; James D’Arcy in W.E.
Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green will travel back to Camelot, the Starz series that re-tells the story of King Arthur. Fiennes is Merlin, while Green will be Morgana. Solid casting with both, though I’m not certain that I’ll ever be able to look at an Arthurian film or TV series without having to leap the hurdle of some of Excalibur‘s actors. Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren are pretty difficult to top as Merlin and Morgana. In this Camelot Jamie Campbell Bower is Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton is Guinevere. [Reuters]
After the break, the great Amy Ryan goes back to HBO and Madonna’s possibly interesting new film finds its last major player. Read More »