As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been eyeing the UK thriller 44 Inch Chest for some time, in part because it’s written by the lads behind Sexy Beast (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) and in part because it has a pheomenal cast: Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Ian McShane and Tom Wilkinson, for starters. Now there’s a trailer, and it suggests that getting revenge may not be as easy as we’d like. Read More »
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I haven’t yet had a chance to see 44 Inch Chest, the film from Sexy Beast screenwriters Louis Mellis and David Scinto directed by British commercial helmer Malcolm Venville. The cast is enough to get me really interested: Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt, among others. The score, by Angelo Badalamenti and Massive Attack, sounds promising, too. Reviews have been middling as the picture hits festivals and general release in Australia, but I’m not going to let that stop me.
Especially after seeing these two little clips, featuring McShane and Wilkinson as they describe recent experiences with love and dating. I don’t know how these fit into the film, which actually makes them more enjoyable. They’re just clips of two great actors doing their thing before the camera. Read More »
The actress ‘It Girl’ this year is definitely Carey Mulligan, who has been drawing raves for her performance in An Education since the film premiered at Sundance. She’s already working on Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, and now she’s been cast in This Beautiful Fantastic, which will be based on a script that made the Brit List a couple months ago. Read More »
It didn’t take long at all for Robert Redford‘s The Conspirator to get off the ground. The film, which hinges on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, was announced only months ago and is already shooting in Savannah, GA. We knew some of the cast prior to the shoot’s start, but now we’ve got a host of good names to throw your way, in addition to some pics and video. Read More »
Columbia Pictures has sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet. Hidden in the press release are details of a couple previously unannounced cast members, including Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, In The Bedroom) and David Harbour (Revolutionary Road, Quantum of Solace), as well as confirming the previous unconfirmed casting report of Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica). The press release notes that Nicolas Cage is still in negotiations to appear as the film’s villain.
Wilkinson worked with Gondry previously on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. No information has been revealed as to what role any of the three mentioned actors will play in the film. Read the full press release after the jump.
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FirstShowing has discovered a short 15 second teaser trailer for Roman Polanski‘s mystery thriller The Ghost. Based on the Robert Harris novel, the film tells the story of a ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister, and somehow uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. The film also stars Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, James Belushi, and Tom Wilkinson. Watch the short teaser embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 by David Chen
In perhaps the most bizarre casting combination announcement ever, we’ve now learned that Roman Polanski’s The Ghost has added Tom Wilkinson and Jim Belushi to its cast (Never did I think those two people’s names would ever be used in one sentence in conjunction with a film). The two join Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams. This completes major casting and makes the film ready to start shooting in Berlin on February 4th.
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Ever since the fairly spectacular Michael Clayton, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Tony Gilroy’s next directorial project, Duplicity. Honestly, how could you not get excited about a film that reunites Closer stars Clive Owen and Julia Roberts, and includes Tom Wilkinson (who should seriously consider hitching his wagon to every Gilroy script), and Paul Giamatti? Clayton proved that Gilroy had the directing chops to match his screenwriting prowess—which is saying something given that he’s written all the Bourne films thus far.
Owen and Roberts play a pair of corporate spys who’ve fallen into a steamy relationship and devise the ultimate plan to rip off their respective employers—competing pharmeceutical companies run by Wilkinson and Giamatti. I love the energy from this trailer, and I’m glad to see that Universal has figured out the perfect way to sell this film. It’s unabashadly Oceans-esque, but that makes sense for something that seems to be a heist film at its core. Owen looks less broody than usual, Roberts less annoying, and Giamatti and Wilkinson just seem like they’re having a lot of fun hamming up their roles as the competing CEOs.
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on Apple. Duplicity hits theaters on March 20, 2009.
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