When Ewan McGregor originally signed up for American Pastoral, it was only to star in the adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel. At the time, The Quiet American and The Giver director Phillip Noyce was attached to helm the drama. But for whatever reason, McGregor ended up in the director’s chair. The actor had been interested in directing for a while, and he finally took his chance with this adaptation, which had been in the works for over a decade.
Below, watch the American Pastoral trailer.
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Game of Thrones whatever, Fargo is the best show on television. The FX limited series has completed two seasons now, each with fantastic casts. The 1970’s throwback that was the second season was great, elevating both the filmmaking and storytelling. But in my opinion nothing can beat that award-caliber cast of the first season, which included Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. Don’t get me wrong, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart and Ted Danson did a fantastic job, but for me it didn’t quite top Thornton, Freeman and Tolman.
So the question is: how will Fargo season 3 attempt to one-up this great FX series? Well today they have announced that BAFTA-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) will be joining the show for season three, and if that isn’t though, he will be playing the two characters at the center of this new story Find out more details about the Ewan McGregor Fargo casting, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
After many, many years of chatter, Trainspotting 2 is finally ready to hit the ground running. How do we know? Because Sony Pictures Releasing UK has just released the very first teaser to announce that Trainspotting 2 begins shooting today. Ewen McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle are all back, as Renton, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, respectively, as is director Danny Boyle. Watch the first Trainspotting 2 teaser — which reveals that the sequel is going by the title T2 — below.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Our own Peter Sciretta stops by the Collider Jedi Council.
- Ahsoka Tano is getting a novel to explain where she went for thirty years.
- Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni answers some burning questions.
- Sabine Wren will have more to do in Star Wars Rebels season three.
- Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt.
- Walt Disney World teases its new Star Wars-themed half marathon.
- A look at the industry of creating cool lightsaber props for fans.
- And more!
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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ewan McGregor‘s already had one movie out this year, the little-seen Jane Got a Gun, and he’s got another out next weekend, the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. But if you still can’t get enough of the Scottish actor, you may want to keep an eye out for Rodrigo Garcia‘s Last Days in the Desert. The drama stars not one but two Ewan McGregors, going head-to-head as both Jesus and Satan. It’s not a trick every actor can pull off, but we have faith in McGregor to make it work.
It helps that he’s got some other great talents backing him up, including Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, and Tye Sheridan as a family who encounter the “holy man” in the middle of nowhere. And making everyone and everything look austerely beautiful is cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who just picked up an unprecedented third consecutive Oscar win for The Revenant. Check out the Last Days in the Desert trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Although the adaptation of John le Carré‘s spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor has been in the can since 2014, the film has taken a little while to make it to the big screen. But our friends across the pond will finally get a chance to see it this spring, and the first trailer finds Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) in the wrong place at the wrong time, suddenly caught up in a struggle between a Russian mafia money launderer (Stellan Skarsgard), a ruthless MI6 agent (Damian Lewis) and the British government.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Biopics are more traditionally associated with the year-end glut of prestige pics gunning for Oscar, but in 2016 the flood of biopics starts early. This month brings two sports biopics, Race and Eddie the Eagle, and this spring brings two music movies, I Saw the Light and Miles Ahead.
The last of those is a riff on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis, directed by and starring Don Cheadle. Miles Ahead has already hit the festival circuit, but it finally comes to theaters in April, and as of today we finally have the first trailer. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
JJ Abrams is one of those filmmakers who loves to hide easter eggs in his films and television shows. And we love to go on the easter egg hunt and find them. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is packed with inside jokes, cameos, fun references to past films, as well as some things that pay homage to the inspiration and fandom of the series.
How many Game of Thrones cameos did you spot? Is it possible the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark might be hidden in this movie somewhere? Find out this and over 50 other Star Wars: The Force Awakens easter eggs, after the jump.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally in theaters, so hopefully most of you have already ventured out to see how this new era of stories from a galaxy far, far away begins. Old heroes return as new heroes jump into the fray. And while most of the old heroes can be seen front and center on the big screen with the return of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill as Han Solo, Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker respectively, there are a couple other returning cast members that weren’t so prominent, but play an important part nonetheless.
Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy), Alec Guiness (Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy) and Frank Oz (the voice of Yoda) were brought back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But since talking about their roles takes us into major spoiler territory, you’ll have to hit the jump to find out more. Read More »