If you ever wanted to see Jessica Chastain beat the crap out of Colin Farrell and get yelled at by John Malkovich, today is your lucky day. In Ava, Chastain plays a deadly assassin who has to fight for her own survival when a job goes wrong. This isn’t exactly ground-breaking in terms of plotting, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have fun watching Jessica Chastain pummel people who get in her way. Watch the Ava trailer below.
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Batman‘s rogues’ gallery is one of the most famous in comic book history, featuring such a wide variety of colorful and unique villains that the Caped Crusader is often in danger of being overshadowed. But while the comics can pack each frame with rogues and still keep Batman as the star, movies are often in danger of becoming unwieldy with more than three villains.
Which is why people are eying Matt Reeves‘ The Batman with such interest: the superhero movie starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader is set to feature a smorgasbord of famous Batman villains, including Catwoman, the Riddler, Penguin, Carmine Falcone, and possibly more. How could Reeves possibly juggle so many big personalities in one film? Colin Farrell, who plays the devious businessman the Penguin, reveals that it may not be too difficult in regards to his character, who won’t have a major role in the film.
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Three years after he shook up Hollywood and swept Oscar season with his 2017 hit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, director Martin McDonagh is heading back home for his next film. In more ways than one: The British-Irish director’s next film, which will take place in his native Ireland, will reunite McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The film will follow two lifelong friends in Ireland whose friendship comes to an abrupt halt.
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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 »
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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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