Here are three new images from Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which come from the French edition of Premiere. Two of them are nothing too new: a good shot of the Hydra footsoldiers that we’ve seen in other pics, and another shot of bad guy the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) with his human face on. But the third shot is the first of Sebastian Stan as Cap’s sidekick Bucky Barnes. All three are after the break. Read More »
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Briefly: Anthony LaPaglia is producing and appearing in a film version of Arthur Miller‘s 1955 play A View From A Bridge, which landed him a Tony in 1998. The production has assembled a strong cast: Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska are the new additions, rounding out the previously cast trio of Mr. LaPaglia, Sebastian Stan and Sam Niell. Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness) wrote and Robert Connolly will direct.
The story is set in 1950′s Brooklyn, and LaPaglia will play Eddie, with Ms. Farmiga as his wife Beatrice, and Ms. Wasikowska as their young niece Catherine, whom they raised. And then, “when the arrival of Beatrice’s cousins from Italy enchants young Catherine, Eddie is consumed by jealousy and obsession that ultimately ends in tragedy.”
FYI, this is the second time Anthony LaPaglia has tried to get this production going; the first was in 2005 with Barry Levinson directing and Scarlett Johansson and Frances McDormand in roles. This time it looks like it’s going to happen, though. Shooting is planned for June. [Variety]
The obvious tagline: from shortlist to short pants!
A couple weeks ago, Sebastian Stan was on the rumored list of actors in whom Marvel was interested for the role of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. That role went to Chris Evans, but Stan must have made some impression on Marvel. (Or he’s got a great agent.) The actor has been cast as Bucky, who is essentially this story’s version of Robin. Read More »
Briefly: It’s like watching a horse race in slow motion. We’ve done plenty of talking about the actors who are in the running for Captain America. And while all the lists that have circulated aren’t 100% confirmed, they’ve been echoed by enough different sources that they can be considered generally trustworthy.
Now there’s a slight update: according to IESB, the shortlist is now only three names: Chris Evans (Sunshine, The Fantastic Four); Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe, Stop-Loss) and Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl). I’ve stumped for Evans before, but am a bit surprised that he’s still on the list, because of that Fantastic Four association. But that’s no big deal in the long run, as the Marvel Studios film universe has nothing to do with the Fox version of Marvel’s characters. (Confusing!) Evans is easily the best choice here.
And while we’re on the subject, fancy comic artist/painter Alex Ross said today that the only person to play Cap should be Jon Hamm, because, “Captain America is supposed to be the patriarch of the Marvel universe. To get a guy in his early to mid-20s is only thinking about where the character began, not what he ultimately needs to become.”
There were a couple of big questions raised by the first trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine. Not “how do these guys get back in time?” (Duh. They use a hot tub time machine.) More important stuff like: “is Clark Duke really meant to be the same age as John Cusack?” And does one of the guys get it on with Gregg’s character’s mom? Serious, deep questions. We need answers.
The new red-band trailer for the film addresses some of those burning issues. It also has naked people, so mark this one NSFW. Then watch it, after the break. Read More »
MGM has released the official movie trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine, a new sci-fi comedy starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan, Crispin Glover and Chevy Chase. The film follows a group of best friends who’ve become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can’t find the party; Nick’s (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won’t leave his basement.
“After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads’ pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!”
Directed by Steve Pink, the director of Accepted and screenwriter of High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank. This trailer will be attached to prints of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. But you can watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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