Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Thor: Ragnarok is building up a cast to die for, with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, and Cate Blanchett all on board. But one Marvel star who’ll be sitting out this trip is Natalie Portman. After playing Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Portman will not reprise her role for Thor: Ragnarok, as confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Find out why after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War might have most of the Avengers, and a host of new MCU heavyweights to boot, but Thor: Ragnarok has quietly been building an amazing cast in its own right. In addition to Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk — the only two Avengers not appearing in Civil War — the film is also expected to feature the returns of Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki and Jaimie Alexander‘s Sif, and a new character played by Cate Blanchett to boot.
Now it’s added yet another exciting talent to the cast: Tessa Thompson, who broke out last year with Creed. Unfortunately, that good news comes with a side of bad news. We’ve also learned that Natalie Portman is not returning as Dr. Jane Foster. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Darren Aronofsky has laid low since the mixed reception for his Biblical epic Noah, but now he’s ready to kick into high gear once more. His untitled next project is moving full speed ahead, with Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence on board to star and Paramount set to distribute. Read More »
Even though we’re seeing more films from Terrence Malick (Badlands) these days, he still likes to take his sweet time with each project. We have no clue when exactly we’ll see his untitled Austin-set picture, which he shot footage for all the way back in 2011. But we Malick fans are in luck, because we’ll have something to tide us over in the meantime: Knight of Cups opens in theaters in less than two months.
After the jump, see new Knight of Cups footage and read a new synopsis.
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Protozoa Pictures has released the first photo of Natalie Portman in Jackie, a film about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy who fights to define her husband President John F. Kennedy’s, legacy in the seven days immediately following his assassination. Hit the jump to see the full Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy photo.
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Jane Got a Gun did not have the smoothest of productions, to say the least. When Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) exited the film on the first day of principal photography, co-star Jude Law (Spy) left with her. A lawsuit followed Ramsay’s sudden departure, and there was a whole lot of “he said, she said” going on. Ultimately, director Gavin O’Connor stepped in and possibly saved the day, reuniting with a frequent collaborator, Noah Emmerich (The Americans), and Joel Edgerton (The Gift) — the star of his last film, Warrior.
After the jump, check out the latest Jane Got a Gun trailer:
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Terrence Malick‘s films are often quite patient in their pacing. They aren’t exactly high-energy, unless you find excitement in staring off into the distance for long periods of time, caressing a lover’s hand or hair, or talking about what it all means to be alive. Malick’s movies are invigorating in their own way, as tone poems. However, his latest film, Knight of Cups, looks quite enthralling, in a more conventional sense.
Watch the Knight of Cups trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Alex Garland‘s directorial debut Ex Machina has proven to be one of the very best films of 2015, thanks in no small part to the exceptional actors at its core: future Star Wars stars Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, and the suddenly ubiquitous Alicia Vikander. Now his follow-up feature Annihilation, set up at Paramount, is collecting a similarly promising cast.
Natalie Portman joined the sci-fi project back in May, and now word is she’ll be joined by Gina Rodriguez. The Jane the Virgin star recently attracted some attention when she was reported to be in the running for the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars Episode VIII. More on the Gina Rodriguez Annihilation casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
If you’ve heard of Jane Got a Gun at all, it was probably in the context of the film’s many, many behind-the-scenes troubles. Original director Lynne Ramsay dropped out at the last second, which in turn set off a bunch of casting shakeups. The project then rallied under new director in Gavin O’Connor and finished shooting in 2013, only to get shelved due to Relativity’s financial troubles.
But it’s finally coming to theaters in France next month, and so the first Jane Got a Gun trailer has revealed itself for our judgment. Natalie Portman produced and stars as the titular Jane, whose husband (Noah Emmerich) turns up half-dead after a run-in with an outlaw gang (led by Ewan McGregor). In desperation, she turns to an old flame (Joel Edgerton) for help protecting her farm and her family. Watch the Jane Got a Gun trailer after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: An updated A Tale of Love and Darkness trailer with English subtitles has just been released, and you can check it out after the jump. Original story from 08/12/2015 follows.
For her feature directorial debut, Natalie Portman also wrote and starred in A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Amos Oz, effectively an account of the founding of the state of Isreal as recounted through events in Oz’s own life. The story begins in 1945 in Jerusalem, honing in on Oz’s family — young Amos (Amir Tessler), parents Arieh (Gilad Kahana) and Fania (Portman) — as tensions mount between Jews and Arabs towards the end of the Mandate for Palestine.
There’s no domestic trailer for the film just yet, but we do have an international trailer for A Tale of Love and Darkness. While there’s no English language dialogue here, the trailer still communicates quite a lot through the imagery captured by Portman and her cinematographer Slawomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down, Gattaca). Have a look after the break. Read More »