There was a time in the 2000s when Hollywood seemed hellbent on making Eric Bana the next big thing. But the Australian actor has shrugged off those expectations and settled into the next phase of his career, most recently playing the title character on the TV series Dirty John. Now he’s found his next project, and it’s one he’s obviously passionate about: he’ll write, co-direct, and star in a film based on Mike “The Bike” Hailwood, a British grand prix motorcycle racer who was once considered to be the best of all time. Read More »
The popular podcast comes to life with Bravo’s Dirty John. Based on a true story, the series follows Debra Newell (Connie Britton), who falls into a whirlwind romance with John Meehan (Eric Bana), a man she met online. But is John really who he says he is? Or is he hiding darker secrets? Watch the Dirty John trailer below.
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The true-crime podcast zeitgeist has become so powerful that it’s starting to bleed over into TV. Dirty John is part of the wave of podcast adaptations coming to the small and big screen, and will be adapting the story of the gripping Wondery and LA Times podcast into a Bravo eight-episode miniseries. Eric Bana stars as the titular Dirty John, a mysterious man who holds a few too many secrets from his girlfriend, played by Connie Britton.
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Where has Eric Bana been lately? He had a small role in last year’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and starred in a Netflix movie opposite Ricky Gervais, but things have been sort of quiet for him since the days when he was headlining big budget action films.
But there’s good news for all the Banatics out there (that’s what diehard Eric Bana fans call themselves, right?): the Aussie actor has been cast in the title role in Dirty John, a TV adaptation of the popular podcast. Learn more about the Eric Bana Dirty John casting below. Read More »
Initially scheduled to come out almost ten months ago, Guy Ritchie‘s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword finally opens in theaters this Friday. Unfortunately, it’s going up against Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 without the most promising buzz. Early reviews haven’t been kind to the film, and box-office analysts don’t see it going beyond $25 million this weekend. It is the new movie from Guy Ritchie, though, whose name, reviews be damned, is enough to get some of us to the theater.
Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword featurette on Vortigern (Jude Law).
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Taking on the difficult task of opening the weekend after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Warner Bros. Pictures will attempt to wage war at the box office with their medieval action epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Initially, I only had a passing interest in this project from director Guy Ritchie, but this most recent trailer for the movie starring Charlie Hunnam as the titular king has officially piqued my interest. It’s like the fantasy action of Lord of the Rings mixed with the style of Sherlock Holmes with some Gladiator thrown in there for good measure, including Djimon Hounsou in the cast.
Watch the new King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Rooney Mara has had a very busy fall, with not one, not two, but three separate films playing at TIFF. Today we’ve got the trailer for one of them, Jim Sheridan‘s The Secret Scripture.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture chronicles the loves and losses of a young woman named Rose (Mara) in 1940s Ireland. She’s caught the attention of several men in town including the local priest (Divergent‘s Theo James), but has eyes only for a dashing fighter pilot (Sing Street‘s Jack Reynor). What unfolds next explains why, 40 years later, she’s in an insane asylum (Vanessa Redgrave plays the older Rose) where she is being interviewed by a psychologist (Eric Bana).
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Sadly, director Guy Ritchie didn’t attend Comic-Con this year to promote a Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2. We’re not going to see that sequel anytime soon (or ever…), but Ritchie is currently hard at work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Today, the first trailer for the fantasy film debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Since Ritchie was preoccupied, only Charle Hunnam (Pacific Rim) was present to discuss the movie, which he described as possessing a “magical realism” quality.
Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer.
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After making a comfortable home at Netflix for his series Derek, British comedian Ricky Gervais is bringing an original comedy feature to the streaming service with Special Correspondents. In what feels like a Tropic Thunder meets Wag the Dog kind of story, Gervais plays a sound engineer who teams up with a radio journalist (Eric Bana) to fake a report from the front line of a war in Ecuador. But when they’re believed to be missing in the country, they end up having to actually go to Ecuador so their deception isn’t discovered.
The first Special Correspondents trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t seem quite as hilarious as I was hoping, there are a few laughs to be had. Watch it below. Read More »
Last spring, Netflix picked up a new comedy feature from comedian Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office, Extras and the Netflix series Derek. Now it’s hitting the streaming service this year. Special Correspondents is written and directed by Gervais, who also stars in the film with Eric Bana and Vera Farmiga, and some new photos from the film have arrived along with an official release date for the comedy. Get the details below! Read More »