Don’t hide your excitement about having a new Quentin Tarantino movie to discuss in about two months. That movie, Django Unchained, follows a slave (Jamie Foxx) freed by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) with the two then teaming up to search for the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington) who is under the control of a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). I describe the film in these basic terms because a new set of character posters has done the same. They put the actors in these complex roles front and center. Simple and clean.
The film will be released on December 25 but you can look at the posters right now.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
When Hollywood has two similarly themed projects brewing at the same time, it’s often a case of two studios competing to see which one comes out on top. In the case of two upcoming animal poaching movies, however, it’s actually a single studio joining forces with the same starry team for multiple projects centered around a single topic.
Warner Bros. is planning two films about the illegal poaching of endangered creatures in Africa, both of which will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way, Tobey Maguire‘s Material Pictures, and Tom Hardy‘s Executive Options. One is said to be a star vehicle for Hardy, while the other could star all three. Read more after the jump.
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Lawsuits be damned, Martin Scorsese got right into shooting The Wolf of Wall Street this year, with Leonardo DiCaprio as his star once again. This time Leo plays a fictionalized version of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street big shot who partied his way through much of the ’90s before being targeted by authorities for securities fraud and money laundering. The whole sordid tale is told in Belfort’s book of the same name, which was the basis for a script by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire).
The film shot as an indie, with Warner Bros. participating in early development, but now Paramount has picked up the domestic distribution rights, and is already planning a late 2013 release — in other words, the studio sees Scorsese’s new film as an awards contender. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal.
As rights are just being sold now and the film isn’t expected to hit for another year, we’ve probably got a while to wait before a trailer materializes, but [Deadline]
Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
December has more than its fair share of highly anticipated titles, but somehow we suspect Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained will have no trouble setting itself apart from the pack. The second full-length domestic trailer for the “Southern-fried Western” offers plenty of juicy new footage, including better looks at stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jonah Hill. Even better, it does a bang-up job of showing off Tarantino’s twisted sense of humor and kinetic style. Watch it after the jump.
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Three of Hollywood’s biggest actors are teaming up for environmental truth. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy are set to produce an untitled film centered on the world of animal trafficking and poaching. The idea for the film came from Hardy, who envisions the multi-layered story sort of like Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning film Traffic, where every level of an illegal operation is shown on screen with interweaving stories.
The film is set up at Warner Bros. and the project is currently out for writers. Despite the early involvement of the trio mentioned above, there’s no indication that any of the three actors will actually appear in the film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained doesn’t open until Christmas Day, but we’ve seen a few trailers already, and this new Latin American trailer has a bit of footage that most audience haven’t seen yet. That makes it worth a look for pretty much everyone. Check out that new stuff from Tarantino’s revenge “Southern,” starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kerry Washington, below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Over the past decade, Todd Phillips has built himself a comfortable niche as the director of lucrative R-rated comedies. While he came out of the gate with confrontational documentary Hated, his first non-documentary feature was Road Trip, followed by Old School, Starsky & Hutch, School for Scoundrels, Due Date, and the two Hangover films — three if you count next year’s installment. But it seems the filmmaker’s now eager to try something completely different.
Phillips has just entered talks to direct The Gambler, Paramount’s remake of the 1974 drama starring James Caan. He takes over for Martin Scorsese, who was once attached to helm with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
The year-end prestige movie season was looking especially thick this year, with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained all clamoring for a piece of the box office. As of today, however, one filmmaker who’ll be sitting out that bloodthirsty competition is Baz Luhrmann.
Warner Bros. has just moved Lurhmann’s F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation The Great Gatsby from December 25 into Summer 2013 in a surprising but understandable move. The Great Gatsby looked at one point like it’d be one of the most formidable contenders in this winter’s awards season, but it seems execs are hoping that a summer release will translate to a wider each.
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