Recent reports said that a set of young women including Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black were reading for a central role in the Star Wars spin-off film to be directed by Gareth Edwards. But counter to previous rumors, it won’t be Maslany who gets the lead role. The first official Star Wars spin-off casting news is out, and Felicity Jones is in talks to take the lead role in the mysterious standalone film.
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Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Another day, another Doctor Strange casting rumor. This time, the spotlight is on Édgar Ramírez. I know, I know — at this point, you’re wondering who hasn’t been rumored for the project. However, this story actually started with Ramírez himself, who confirms that he’s been “talking” to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson.
Meanwhile, one of the other Doctor Strange rumors has just taken an interesting twist. Last week, we wondered if Jared Leto‘s potential involvement in Brilliance took him out of the running for Doctor Strange. But now it appears he won’t be doing Brilliance after all. Hit the jump for all the latest Doctor Strange casting updates.
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The remake of Point Break may have been delayed slightly when Gerard Butler dropped out, but it is quickly gathering steam once more. And the cast, at least, is shaping up to be interesting. Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey and Ray Winstone have been announced in the past few weeks. Now Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) has signed on to play the lead female role. Read More »
That shot above looks like it could almost be Édgar Ramírez as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, but in reality it is Ramírez as Simón Bolívar in the film The Liberator (aka Libertador). Or, if you want to be proper about it, the image shows Ramírez as Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, who lived from 1783 to 1830 and was one of the most important military leaders in Latin America’s effort to shrug off colonial Spanish rule. Now Bolívar is the subject of a biopic. Despite having the intensely talented Ramírez to play the man, the film seems like it is cut right from the mold of so many other biographic films. To get an idea of how it all came together, watch The Liberator trailer below. Read More »
Gerard Butler recently bailed on getting back into surfing gear for a big remake performance; now the new Point Break remake Bodhi will be Édgar Ramírez. He’ll be the new version of the muscular surfer dude who is also a self-styled Robin Hood-like bank robber. (And in fact, it seems like this version won’t be so focused on surfing, anyway.) The swap happened because, as Gerard Butler’s commitment to the Olympus Has Fallen sequel loomed, he decided not to get in the water for the action re-do.
Now Ramírez will provide the most compelling argument to date for paying attention to the remake, as he’s one of the better guys working right now. Along with his casting, a late summer release has been set for the film in 2015.
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These days, it seems like every summer has a big breakout horror hit. In 2014, the smart money is on Deliver Us From Evil. The film is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, making the first horror movie in his long career, and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, and Joel McHale.
Deliver Us From Evil is based on the true stories of New York Police Officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana) who is assigned numerous supernatural cases on his regular beat. He enlists the help of a priest (Ramirez) as the details of those cases become more and more unbelievable.
The latest Deliver Us From Evil trailer is now online, showing more of the super-creepiness that awaits come July 2. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
In the hottest, stickiest days of summer, Scott Derrickson (Sinister) will be trying his best to give you the chills. Sony’s big release this Fourth of July weekend is Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, and a new international trailer has been served up to show you what it’s all about.
Inspired by a true story (because of course it is), Deliver Us From Evil centers around NYPD cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), who teams with an unconventional priest (Édgar Ramírez) to investigate a series of disturbing crimes. Sarchie is initially skeptical about the whole supernatural angle, but eventually comes around after he sees too many things that can’t be explained.
Watch the Deliver Us From Evil international trailer after the jump.
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Scott Derrickson last brought us the film Sinister, which put Ethan Hawke into the psyche of an increasingly messed-up writer. Now here’s the Deliver Us From Evil trailer, which marks the debut of Derrickson’s new horror, and features Eric Bana and Edgar Ramírez as an unlikely cop-priest duo who deal with demonic possession.
This is a pretty unusual trailer. It begins in typical fashion with a lot of quick cuts and some ominous images tied together with dialogue voiceover. But then it settles down into basically one sequence. The trailer takes its time. We’ve seen a few other horror films do something like this (The Conjuring comes to mind) but this is still stands as an atypical trailer. And this one ends with a real Twin Peaks-worthy moment that worked for me. Read More »
Briefly: That shot above is the first look at Hands of Stone, in which Edgar Ramirez (Carlos) plays Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who fought some of the top talents in boxing (from Sugar Ray Leonard to Hector Camacho to Thomas Hearns) and fought during five decades and held world titles in four different weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight.
In 1980, Durán beat Sugar Ray Leonard in a 15-round fight to win the world Welterweight title. Later that year, in November, a rematch went the other way when Durán returned to his corner in the eighth round to quit the fight. While his precise words at the time have been contested over the years, what has gone down in history is that he said “no más” to stop the bout.
Robert De Niro co-stars as Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel (who trained the boxer until that botched rematch with Leonard) in the film directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. Hands of Stone also features Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro. [Collider]