Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Tom McCarthy is recently wrapped a fanciful dramedy called The Cobbler, in which Adam Sandler plays a shoe repairman who walk in his customers’ shoes (in the metaphysical sense, not the boring literal one). But now the director is getting ready to head into much darker, heavier fare.
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Stanley Tucci have entered talks to lead McCarthy’s Spotlight, about the Catholic Church’s child molestation scandal. Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Aaron Eckhart are circling other key roles. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Say thanks to Gary Whitta. A couple days ago, The Book of Eli and Star Wars screenwriter mused about Columbo on Twitter. He soon made the same declaration that others have made in the years since Zodiac: that Mark Ruffalo would be perfect to take up the mantle of the disheveled, persistent LAPD detective originally played by the late (and unimpeachably great) Peter Falk.
Whitta pushed the idea of Ruffalo as Columbo… and then the actor responded, revealing that he’s actually talked about a Columbo project with Now You See Me screenwriter Ed Solomon. The conversation that resulted was terrific. Read More »
In this new Foxcatcher trailer, we see Channing Tatum as a wrestler who is obsessed with the idea of winning Olympic gold. But his talk of taking home the prize could almost be read like a speech from Tatum about putting in the work to win an Oscar. And if the glowing Cannes reviews are any indication, this new movie from Moneyball director Bennett Miller could be just as impressive as the first footage makes it out to be.
This trailer is deeply intense and grimly foreboding as Tatum squirms under the calculating eye of Steve Carell. Mark Ruffalo observes, playing the brother of Channing’s character. Tatum is downright scary here, and Carell looks like he’s playing a guy that could stare down Hannibal Lecter. This adaptation of a true story is more than just a sports drama, but Sony isn’t giving away too much just yet. Check out the trailer below.
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Want to see a bunch of new merchandise and marketing materials for Guardians of the Galaxy? Has James Gunn revealed Yondu? Does Mark Ruffalo think Planet Hulk is a good story for a Hulk standalone film? Can you see the Gotham and Flash pilots at Comic-Con? Are there new images from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Is Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy? How much physical preparation is Paul Rudd putting into Ant-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Mark Ruffalo seems like one of the least-likely actors to lead a superhero movie his choices prior to The Avengers wouldn’t much suggest he wanted to be a franchise guy. But he was, unsurprisingly, great at playing Bruce Banner in The Avengers, and that film’s version of the Hulk got audiences more interested in the gamma-green hero than they had been in a long time. Naturally, fans wanted a solo Hulk film afterward, but Marvel has been slow to say “Ok, let’s do it.”
Ruffalo returns as the Hulk (and Banner, the Science Bro) in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But what about that solo film? There’s no word from Marvel at this point, but Ruffalo says the studio seems to be in the process of figuring out an angle. Read More »
When a solo Hulk movie wasn’t a part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Two, we all assumed the character would have a bigger role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. That notion was then confirmed by studio president Kevin Feige. It made perfect logical sense, considering the teaser concept art and that fact that Bruce Banner would no longer need to be convinced to be a member of the Avengers. By the time Age of Ultron starts, he’ll be all in.
Ruffalo has been pretty open about filming Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters next May. In a new interview he talked a bit more about Hulk’s expanded role. His quotes give a tiny hint at how the character will have more to do in the highly-anticipated sequel. Read the Mark Ruffalo Hulk quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s far too early to throw around phrases like “best of the year.” But it’s not too early for the phrase “best of Cannes,” and superlative reviews for Foxcatcher suggest that the Bennett Miller drama has already earned that label.
Steve Carell reportedly puts in a career-changing performance as eccentric millionaire John du Pont, who becomes the benefactor to two American wrestlers — brothers Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and Mark Schulz (Channing Tatum). The real-life tragedy that took place between them makes for a sensational story, but Foxcatcher, by all accounts, is more of a slow burn, and all the better for it.
Hit the jump to get the Foxcatcher early buzz, plus a new teaser.
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Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Most actors would be lucky to work on one of the biggest releases in a given year. Andy Serkis will be involved with two in 2015. Mark Ruffalo has revealed that Serkis is helping him on Avengers: Age of Ultron, before Serkis heads over to do Star Wars Episode VII. Hit the jump for more details.
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