In 2006, director Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) was in pre-production on a film adaptation of James Frey’s memoir A Million Little Pieces when he heard the bad news: the book, which had been promoted as part of Oprah’s Book Club and became a huge best-seller, wasn’t really a memoir at all. Frey had fabricated several aspects of the book, he went on Oprah’s show to apologize, and Romanek’s film adaptation was scrapped.
But now, inexplicably, the book has gotten a film adaptation anyway, this time with Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) behind the camera directing her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) in the lead role. Check out the trailer below.
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Joining the surge of musical biopics in the works following the box office and awards success of Bohemian Rhapsody is an Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann. But who will play the King of Rock and Roll? Warner Bros. Pictures has been testing a handful of actors to figure that out. Let’s break them down below. Read More »
We still don’t know much about Christopher Nolan’s new movie, but at least we finally have a title: Tenet. That’s still not a whole lot to go on! But it’s something. Nolan has also added new cast members alongside the previously announced Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and John David Washington, the latter of whom we’re told will lead the ensemble. And yes, Michael Caine is one of them. In addition to all of that, we now have a slight plot description. We’ll take what we can get here.
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David Mackenzie‘s Outlaw King may be a bit shorter when it hits Netflix next month, but it’s still just as epic. Following lukewarm reactions at TIFF, Mackenzie trimmed the Scottish war epic by 20 minutes, and now that recut version has a new trailer from Netflix. This time, Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water star Chris Pine gets to give way more inspiring speeches.
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In 2016, the thrilling neo-Western Hell or High Water put Chris Pine on the map as more than just a pretty face. Now the Star Trek and Wonder Woman actor reunites with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie in Outlaw King for a role that will require him to once again don facial hair and a distinct accent.
Netflix has released the trailer for Outlaw King, which looks like another stellar outing for the dream team.
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If you need some good news today, then here’s some for you: two Doug Liman films are coming out next year. Over a year ago the Swingers and Edge of Tomorrow director reunited with Tom Cruise for the delayed American Made, but he also has a thriller starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) and John Cena (Trainwreck) coming out soon. That movie, The Wall, is set in one location and about two soldiers pinned down by a sniper.
Below, watch The Wall trailer.
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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Note: With Nocturnal Animals out this weekend, we’re re-running our review from TIFF.
There’s a lot to admire about Nocturnal Animals, the second feature from Tom Ford. The narrative is actually two narratives, beautifully braided together by Ford and brought to life by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s pretentious pulp, in a good way — engaging to watch and pretty to behold. But Nocturnal Animals seems to be aiming for profundity, and there it falls short. It’s trying to say something, but what isn’t exactly clear. Read More »
After becoming a 1960s Russian spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. earlier this year, Armie Hammer joining Nocturnal Animals, a dramatic tale of a story within a story that is the next film from A Single Man director Tom Ford.
Focus Features is behind the production based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan, and Hammer has a key role in the that focuses on a woman (Amy Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. And then things take an interesting turn. Read More »
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Regardless of your feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron, seeing the process of creation for a movie like that one is always fascinating. With so many moving parts to juggle, from actors and their characters and storylines to locations, effects, and all the post-production details, there are innumerable tricks and secrets to learn.
Yesterday we saw an Age of Ultron featurette showing some of the creation of Vision; today we have three more. One explains the effects that brought some powers to life. Two others explore how James Spader interacted on set with other actors including Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (One neat bit: during takes, they had to use balls mounted a couple feet above Spader’s head as an eyeline for the giant Ultron.) Watch all three below, and prepare to Marvel at Mark Ruffalo’s continued astonishment at the particulars of his job. Read More »
Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.
Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »