Update 1/6/2020: Thus far, Farrell was one of the only major actors who had not been officially confirmed by Matt Reeves to be a part of The Batman‘s cast. But that finally changed late this afternoon with the following tweet:
Our initial article from November 5, 2019 continues below.
Thought we were done with The Batman casting news? Think again! On the heels of a report that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Batman’s loyal butler Alfred comes a story stating Colin Farrell is in talks to play The Penguin. If so, Farrell will be joining previously cast villains Paul Dano as The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, making The Batman a crowded affair indeed.
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Despite what its title implies, The Gentlemen is not afraid to get a little dirty. The poster for the Guy Ritchie crime comedy seems to suggest some sort of riff on Kingsman or even the director’s sleek 2015 spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E. But with the release of its first trailer, The Gentlemen may in fact be a bit of an ironic title.
Originally named Toff Guys, The Gentlemen is more of a throwback to Ritchie’s grimy crime capers like Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Matthew McConaughey leads an all-star cast in The Gentlemen as a notorious American drug lord who finds himself embroiled in a London territory war. Watch The Gentlemen trailer below.
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Dumbo flies onto home video release next week, so /Film has an exclusive clip to debut from the impressive collection of bonus features for the Tim Burton Disney remake. Watch the exclusive Dumbo clip below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, check out a comparison between the 1999 teen romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You and the classic story that inspired it. Plus, learn about the origins and things you might not know about the beloved animated series Futurama, and listen as Dumbo co-stars Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »
Tim Burton has largely built his career making movies about societal outcasts, and he’ll be back with the story of another outcast later this month in Dumbo, his second live-action remake of a Walt Disney animated film. The earliest reactions have arrived, so read on to get a sense of what critics are saying about Burton’s latest cinematic spectacle. Read More »
Dumbo soars into theaters later this month, and will likely give Disney another box office victory after the outstanding performance by Captain Marvel this past weekend. However, there are probably some viewers out there who need a little bit of convincing to head out for yet another live-action remake of a Disney classic. That’s why Disney is starting to make their big marketing push with the release of the first Dumbo clip, showing off the cute little blue-eyed, floppy-eared baby elephant. There’s also a new featurette going behind the scenes of the extravagant circus set. Read More »
Tim Burton is distracted. He’s in the middle of directing the live-action adaptation of Dumbo, an ambitious, big-budget production that requires balancing fantastical and elaborate sets with even more fantastical visual effects. But I got the feeling that this harried appearance was just part of Burton’s nature — a million thoughts racing at once while he attempts to answer press questions. It’s a surprisingly energetic persona from a man who is famous for donning all black and a dour complexion, but maybe that’s why he always wears the grim color: he can’t be bothered to think about anything else.
“It’s hard for me to talk [about Dumbo] right now because I don’t know if it’s a comedy or a drama,” Burton hurriedly tells us in between takes. “But I’ll let you know when I’m done with it.”
Hearing Burton refer to his Dumbo live-action adaptation as a comedy might be a bit confusing — humor isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about a Tim Burton movie, or the melancholic 1941 animated movie, either. But there is an unexpected warmth emanating from the Dumbo director and from the lavish, sprawling set around which he paces.
/Film got the chance to visit the set of Dumbo in London along with a group of other journalists, where I was immediately transported back into a storybook version of 1919. Here, a modest barn interior with a dirt floor and pieces of rope sits a couple hundred feet away from an elegant, Art Deco-style apartment decorated with vintage movie posters and marble floors. There, warm pinks and faded yellows adorn the backs of children running through a brightly lit town square.
And there isn’t a Gothic Victorian castle in sight.
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Disney’s animated classic Dumbo is barely an hour long, but director Tim Burton is going to flesh that out into a movie that’s right around two hours. We’re not sure how he’s adding a whole extra hour to the story outside of introducing a wide array of new human characters who take a keen interest in the little flying elephant, but a new Dumbo trailer shows off the circus spectacle of Disney’s live-action remake. And that floppy-eared, flying elephant just looks more and more adorable. Read More »
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Prestige sci-fi films are all the rage these days, and two of our best working actors have just signed on to two more. Colin Farrell has just teamed up with Columbus director Kogonada to star in the A24 sci-fi family drama After Yang, while Mahershala Ali is following up is recent Oscar win by signing on to star in The Sovereign, an independent sci-fi flick from the producers of Arrival.
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The next live-action adaptation of one of Disney’s classic animated movies is Dumbo. Director Tim Burton is at the helm of the story of a little elephant who can fly, and you couldn’t ask for a better director to tackle a movie that’s set entirely in a traveling circus. But can he make this once thriving entertainment venue magical again after the bad reputation it’s earned over the years?
A new Dumbo featurette has cast members Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and a very enthusiastic Danny DeVito talking about how incredible the sets were for this movie. Tim Burton even hired a slew of real acrobatic performers and dancers from around the world to help bring the circus to life. Find out more in the Dumbo featurette below. Read More »