Anyone who really thought there might be bad blood between director James Gray and his Two Lovers star Joaquin Phoenix can now truly rest easy. The actor started his I’m Still Here ‘retirement/rapper’ schtick during the promotion of Two Lovers, arguably overshadowing the film, and there was talk at the time that James Gray wasn’t thrilled with the turn of events. But he was, of course, in on it, and said they would definitely work together once more. (The two have quite a history together, also having collaborated on The Yards and We Own the Night.)

Now, in a move that should please anyone who likes to see the development of a great actor/director team, they’re poised to work together again on a film called Low Life. And there is an impressive  cast developing around Joaquin Phoenix, with Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner as the current big co-stars. Read More »


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Speculation about the plot of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises has been running wild ever since the credits rolled on The Dark Knight, and we have for you today a few bits that may offer hints as to what we can expect to see. Although nothing’s been officially confirmed, some photos and an on-set report suggest that Ra’s al Ghul (Josh Pence) and Bane (Tom Hardy) may be spending time around the Lazarus Pit. And while we still don’t know exactly how Marion Cotillard‘s Miranda Tate will fit into the film, a soundbite from the actress suggests her part won’t be a big deal. Hit the jump for more.

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Warner Brothers has just released a press release confirming what we already knew: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard are in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. The big news, though, is that we now finally have confirmations of each actor’s role.

Gordon-Levitt will play “John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon” and Cotillard is “Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.”

Read the full press release after the jump and speculate after the jump.

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Woody Allen‘s star-studded new film, Midnight in Paris, will be world-premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May and now we’ve got our first look at the film. Yahoo Movies has premiered the trailer for the romance starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, and Léa Seydoux which opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 20. Check out the new trailer and poster after the break. Read More »

Though there’s very little real, legitimate information out there on The Dark Knight Rises, it’s not for lack of trying. Tons of journalists lucky enough to attend the Oscars this past weekend spoke to cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and even director Christopher Nolan and got little to nothing in terms of news. Hathaway told Oprah she be playing Catwoman, but that’s about it.

Still, the film is slowly coming together and as production ramps up, more and more information will leak out. Case in point, Badass Digest has what they think is legitimate information regarding how all of the official (Tom Hardy as Bane, Hathaway as Catwoman) and unofficial (Joseph Gordon-Levitt possibly as several people, Marion Cotillard possibly as Talia Al’Ghul) actors and characters fit into the story. Check it out and speculate after the break. Read More »

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For the past few months, Steven Soderbergh has been all over the place with the cast and crew of Contagion. They’ve been shooting in San Francisco over the past week or so, and will close out work in that city with a massive scene at Candlestick Park that involves over 1000 extras. (The production manager for the film described the scene at the 49ers home field as “like a large vaccination center.”)

Before that happens, we’ve got some set pics showing at least one urban setting for the film, which follows the outbreak and effects of a global pandemic. Read More »

UPDATE: THR Confirms that Marion Cotillard is in talks for the film, though nothing is set yet. Christopher Nolan is looking for the film’s love interest, also meeting with Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts in recent weeks. Scheduling is the issue, and THR says “The plan is for Cotillard to start shooting mid-June in London, film all summer in L.A. and Pittsburgh and wrap mid-November in New York.” More details as we get them; original article follows.

One of the largest newspapers in France, Le Figaro, is the latest source of The Dark Knight Rises speculation. They’re reporting that Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, who previously worked with director Christopher Nolan in Inception, will be starring in the final Batman film. Being as Nolan has already cast two other actors from Inception in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this story feels more solid than most other rumors. Read the translated article and more after the jump. Read More »

Briefly: Here’s the first news of the official lineup for what could well be a very impressive Cannes Film Festival. Woody Allen‘s Midnight in Paris will open the 64th incarnation of the festival on May 11. It’s an easy choice — the director is a French favorite, and the film is packed with actors that will look great on the opening night red carpet, including a handful of French stars. Sure, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life might have been a more impressive opening, but hopefully it will spool out within a couple days of the festival’s opening.

The film, packed with a cast that includes Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, and Léa Seydoux. The plot sounds like classic Woody Allen: “A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.” Sony PIcutres Classics has picked up the film already, and will release it later in 2011, most likely in the fall.

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