I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ben Wheatley is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today and I look forward to each of his movies like a kid looks forward to Christmas. I named Kill List one of my fifteen favorite movies of all time. I think High-Rise, which is currently available on VOD and hits theaters this week, is an astonishing (if divisive) achievement. I have a Sightseers poster on my office wall. I’m in the tank for the man.
So yes, I’m very much looking forward to his next film, Free Fire, which is finished and awaiting a release date as we speak. In the meantime, we can enjoy the first image from the movie, which shows off the awesome ensemble in some colorful duds.
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This Mother’s Day weekend, it seemed appropriate that the host of Saturday Night Live was Brie Larson, fresh off her Oscar-winning role as a traumatized but strong mother in the adaptation of Room. In adorable fashion, Larson’s real mother was in attendance for SNL and even made an appearance with a few of the other cast members’ mothers. As for the rest of the show, it was hit or miss, but the most surprising aspect was how SNL chose to tackle political satire this week, and it worked better than most of the other sketches they’ve tossed up this election season. Plus, there’s a pretty damn great Game of Thrones sketch to check out as well.
We run through all the best and worst sketches from the Brie Larson Saturday Night Live episode after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Like Skull Island itself, Kong: Skull Island has been shrouded in mystery since its origins. But unlike Skull Island, Kong: Skull Island is willingly opening up to let the world take a peek at the greatness within. In a new featurette, stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell go behind the scenes of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ upcoming action-adventure, revealing new plot and character details and much, much more. Watch it below. Read More »
The Golden Globes were last night, but the Awards season is far from over, as the Oscars and more events are still to come. Generally one of the few joys of all this awards coverage are The Hollywood Reporter roundtables, which puts some of the most talked about actors, writers, directors, and more artists in a room together for an hour. This year’s actress roundtable features Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jane Fonda (Youth), Brie Larson (Room), Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
Watch The Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable after the jump.
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There are currently three movies in the works about Billie Jean King. The one potential version that appears closer to first reaching theaters is the Fox Searchlight production called Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), which has Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs) attached as a producer. The project was sweetened by Emma Stone playing Billie Jean King until she was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts earlier this year. But now she’s back.
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Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Woody Harrelson‘s four-film run as Haymitch comes to an end with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 this month, but his days of hanging around with resourceful young women in hardscrabble situations are not over. Harrelson is reportedly looking to join Brie Larson in The Glass Castle, the next feature from Short Term 12 helmer Destin Daniel Cretton.
Having read the memoir by Jeannette Walls on which the film is based, I’ve gotta say — if he’s playing the character I think he is, this is note-perfect casting. More about the Woody Harrelson Glass Castle casting after the jump. Read More »
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at the following stories:
- Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says a woman will direct a Star Wars movie and Elizabeth Banks says she is ready for that job.
- Alan Tudyk talks about his time on set filming Star Wars: Rogue One.
- How Star Wars played a role in Brie Larson‘s drama Room.
- Find out how to buy the Luke Skywalker’s lost hand limited edition action figure.
- Watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 press conference from NYCC.
- The George Lucas Museum secures city parks approval in Chicago.
- Watch Darth Vader take out a snow speeder with his lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront.
- Read the plot synopsizes for four upcoming Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens short stories by Landry Quinn.
All that and more, in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace.
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Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Long before Room put Brie Larson in the conversation about this year’s Oscar race, she delivered one of 2013’s best performances in Short Term 12. Now she’s looking to reunite with the director of that film, Destin Daniel Cretton. Larson may replace Jennifer Lawrence in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Jeannette Walls.
Read about the Brie Larson Glass Castle casting after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following a breakout performance in Room at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, Brie Larson has booked another plum lead. She’s in talks to play tennis star Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes, from producer Danny Boyle and directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine). Steve Carell stars as Bobby Riggs.
Get more details on the Brie Larson Battle of the Sexes casting after the jump. Read More »