The latest addition to Cloud Atlas is Jim Sturgess, who is currently muddling through the film One Day opposite Anne Hathaway. The film is based on a David Mitchell novel, which is divided into six centuries-spanning tales that embody various genres from nautical adventure to sci-fi and post-apocalyptic rebirth, is quite a piece of work, tying grand stylistic playfulness to genuinely moving ideas about the interconnected nature of all our lives. It sounds like a massive undertaking, and the actor recently spoke about the possibilities of the job. Read More »
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An Education director Lone Scherfig decided to follow up that film with One Day, an adaptation of the novel by David Nicholls (he also scripted) in which a young couple spends their college graduation night together, and then we see their relationship/friendship evolve over the following years by sampling one day each year. So there’s a long timeline that theoretically allows a lot of interplay between the characters, and an opportunity to portray quite a few different pop-culture eras. It’s When Harry Met Sally and Friends With Benefits and Same Time, Next Year all in one.
Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star with support from Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai and Jodie Whittaker. The trailer is out now; it lurks after the break, bumming me out. Read More »
Casting Bits: Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess & Lesley Manville in ‘Ashes;’ Harry Treadaway & Michelle Ryan in ‘Cockneys Vs. Zombies’
Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
In London, a new film called Ashes has pulled together an impressive core trio: Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Lesley Manville. The film also features Jodie Whittaker (who’ll be a lot more known once people have a chance to see Attack the Block) and Luke Evans, and will be directed by Mat Whitecross.
We don’t have many plot details, but the script, by the director and Paul Viragh (the two also did the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, starring Andy Serkis) is described as a ‘contemporary noir thriller.’ Good enough for me, especially with that cast. It’s a relatively low-budget affair ($8m), with part of the money coming from Coldplay. Yeah, that Coldplay. The film will begin shooting next week on the Isle of Man.[Variety]
Speaking of Attack the Block, one of the companies behind that movie is assembling another UK genre picture, called Cockneys Vs. Zombies. Details on that are after the break. Read More »
Page 2: Green Lantern, Voltron, Knights of Badassdom, Cars 2, Johnny Depp, Aaron Sorkin, Ghostbusters, Arthur, Scott Pilgrim
Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 30 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
Release Dates: New Slot For Tom McCarthy’s ‘Win Win,’ Plus Dates For Lone Scherfig’s ‘One Day’ and Tarsem’s ‘Immortals’
Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Good news for fans of director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Game of Thrones), as his new film Win Win will open on March 18 instead of March 25. The film stars Paul Giamatti as “Mike Flaherty, a senior-care attorney and high-school wrestling coach in small-town New Jersey, he compromises his ethics to better support his family — with consequences, of course.” Amy Ryan, Burt Young (Rocky) and newcomer Alex Shaffer also appear. [USA Today]
After the break, a new date for Lone Scherfig’s One Day, as well as the release date and some recap info on Tarsem Singh’s Immortals. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2010 by Germain Lussier
A man and a woman fall in love but are separated by two different dimensions. No, it’s not only plot to The Lake House, it’s also the plot to Upside Down, the topsy turvy sci-fi romance written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, which stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst. The pair were officially cast in the film way back in October of 2009 and over the summer, we posted a short set visit video. But now, thanks to a French website, we have a look at both some poster concept art as well as the star-crossed lovers on camera. Check them out and read more about this movie – which sounds about one million times cooler than The Lake House – after the break. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Focus Features has dropped new images from two of the company’s more promising 2011 films: Lone Scherfig‘s One Day and Cary Fukunaga‘s Jane Eyre.
That’s the new Jane Eyre image, above, showing Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender as the lead characters of Charlotte Brontë‘s famous novel. We’ve seen one trailer already (and it was pretty wonderful, check it if you missed that post) but this image is notable for showing the characters in a serene, even tender moment.
Get more info on Jane Eyre and see the images from One Day, after the break. Read More »
In the past few weeks we’ve started to see footage from The Way Back, which marks the return of great Australian director Peter Weir. Our last look at the film (besides the poster) was a UK trailer that was a good introduction to the story of escapees from a Siberian gulag trying to make their way to safety. Now Newmarket films has released a US trailer for the film, which will get an Oscar-qualifying run in December before opening for real on January 21. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Peter Weir has been making stunning films for forty years. Part of the Australian New Wave, he turned out landmarks Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave (get thee to Criterion if you haven’ t seen those!) as early features before segueing into ambitious mainstream movies like The Truman Show and Master and Commander.
The latter stood as his last film for the past six years, but now Peter Weir is back with the epic prison escape movie The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Saoirse Ronan. The film will get an Academy qualifying run this December. Watch the new UK trailer below. Read More »