Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy have boarded Rufus NorrisBroken, along with Rory Kinnear, Robert Emms, Zana Marjanovic, Bill Milner, and newcomer Eloise Laurence. The story, which was adapted by Mark O’Rowe (Boy A) from Daniel Clay‘s novel of the same title, follows a young girl whose life changes after she witnesses a brutal attack. Broken will be the first feature film by helmer Norris, an accomplished theater director.

Roth recently came off of three seasons as the lead of Fox’s Lie to Me, and will star in next year’s Arbitrage. Murphy will appear in this month’s sci-fi thriller In Time, and has several projects lined up for 2012 including the thriller Red Lights with Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver. [The Hollywood Reporter]

After the jump, Hope Davis joins Murderball director Henry Alex Rubin’s ensemble drama, and Rutger Hauer boards a miniseries.

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If Hobo With a Shotgun made you aware that Rutger Hauer is still an actor with a lot of life left in him, The Heineken Kidnapping might be a film you want to watch out for in the days to come. The Dutch film tells the story of Alfred Heineken, the man who made Heineken beer a household name (with a little help from David Lynch) and who was kidnapped for three weeks in 1983. Maarten Treurniet has crafted this thriller that chronicles those weeks, and the trailer (not in English, sadly) will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect, should the film ever make it to the States.

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What a great turn of events if Hobo With a Shotgun proved to be a career resuscitation for Rutger Hauer. Though he has worked steadily for the last few years, his last really high-profile roles were in 2005, in Sin City and Batman Begins. But Hobo With a Shotgun gave him some new life at festivals, and he had a notable role in The Rite. Now the latest film to bring him into the fold is Dario Argento‘s Dracula 3D, in which the actor will reportedly play Van Helsing. Read More »

The whole tongue-in-cheek, gory, B-movie grindhouse thing is so played out these days. How many ways can you film the explosion of the human head or the mutilation of a body part, really? Before Hobo With A Shotgun, I would have said there was some sort of ceiling to that kind of carnage. But co-writer and director Jason Eisener has come up with so many new, creative ways to destroy the human body (and insane dialogue to go along with it) that, I dare say, he’s taken the tongue-in-cheek, gory, B-movie grindhouse thing to a whole new level. Hobo With A Shotgun is so incredibly over the top with its excess, fans of this genre are going to be bowing to it. Read More »

Hobo With a Shotgun started life as a  trailer for a grindhouse film that didn’t exist, and writer/director Jason Eisener spent much of this year shooting an expanded feature version starring Rutger Hauer as the title character. The film is scheduled for the Sundance Film Festival in January, but while there it won’t have to go through the rigors of a sale for US distribution rights. Magnet, the genre arm of Magnolia, has picked up the film for distribution in the US. Read More »

Movie Trailer: Hobo With a Shotgun

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Add another title to the ever-growing list of meta-films, this one being possibly the most ridiculous of all. It’s odd enough that the fake trailer for Machete was made into a movie, but that project had Robert Rodriguez (and a budget) backing it, not to mention it was originally envisioned as a feature-length film prior to the trailer even being made. Hobo With a Shotgun, meanwhile, began life as an entry for a SXSW contest for Grindhouse, and was made by a guy working at a comic book store.

And yet here we are, with a genuine trailer for the feature adaptation of the no-budget trailer, starring none other than Rutger Hauer. Check it out after the break. Read More »

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Prior to his breakout as an actor in District 9, Sharlto Copley was pursuing a career intended to be located behind the camera rather than in front of it. He worked behind the scenes on Alive in Joburg and District 9 (and directed himself as D9′s Wikus in a brief comedy piece) and has been working on his directorial debut for some time with co-director and production partner Simon Hansen. Called Spoon, the film is either complete or approaching completion, and there is a short teaser to announce the project to the public. Read More »

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