Luke Wilson is the latest actor to take the lead of a ragtag sports team in an inspiring drama full of life lessons. Heading all the way back to the time of The Great Depression, 12 Mighty Orphans follows the true story of a team of Fort Worth orphans known as the Mighty Mites and their surprising journey to the Texas state championships. We also would have accepted Remember the Mitans or Any Orphan Sunday. Anyway, watch the 12 Mighty Orphans trailer below. Read More »
There’s no point in burying the lede here: Bill Murray (Osmosis Jones) is going to provide the voice of a dog in a new independent film called Bum’s Rush. It’s the first time Murray has lent his voice to a dog character since…well, since 2018’s Isle of Dogs. But this will be a live-action dog, so let the anticipation begin.
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Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is back with Widows, his first feature film since 2013’s 12 Years A Slave – and he’s lined-up a cast to die for. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Ervio play the widows of criminals who band together to pull off a heist to pay off their dead husband’s debts. Watch the Widows trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Having previously adapted William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy for the big screen, James Franco has set his sights on another great American author. His latest film is In Dubious Battle, based on John Steinbeck‘s novel of the same title about fruit pickers going on strike in Depression-era California. In addition to directing, Franco also stars alongside Nat Wolff, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez, and more.
Ahead of the film’s debut on the fall festival circuit, the first promo has been revealed. Watch the In Dubious Battle trailer below.
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The next directorial effort from James Franco will be an adaption of the John Steinbeck novel In Dubious Battle, and he has assembled a big-name cast: Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. The film will shoot in March, and we have a few more details on Franco’s In Dubious Battle film adaptation below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s nothing quite like a death in the family to bring the living members of the family back together. Or at least that seems to be a running theme at the movies this year, between Are You Here, This Is Where I Leave You, and now the new The Judge trailer.
Robert Downey Jr. leads the drama as hotshot attorney Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home after the death of his mother. When he gets home, he discovers that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), an esteemed judge, has been accused of murder. Watch The Judge trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Thought Tony Stark had daddy issues? At least Howard Stark isn’t around to bother him anymore. That’s sadly not the case for Robert Downey Jr. in The Judge, the new drama by David Dobkin.
Downey plays a Chicago defense attorney who returns home for his mom’s funeral, and then sticks around to defend his dad (Robert Duvall) in a murder trial. That’d be a tough situation in the best of cases, but it’s complicated further by the old hostility between father and son. Check out The Judge first-look image after the jump.
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In A Night in Old Mexico there’s a mini-Lonesome Dove reunion of sorts, as the film has Robert Duvall working with a script by Lonesome Dove scribe William T. Wittliff. This is a very different sort of project, however. Duvall plays an old rancher who has lost his land, and heads down to Mexico for one last drunken night out with his estranged grandson. But they give a ride to some bad men en route, and and up with the money those guys were carrying. It’s a lot of money, and people with guns want to get it back. Naturally, that gives Duvall a chance to show his tough old leathery side. Check out the A Night in Old Mexico trailer below. Read More »
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Some months ago, before shooting his latest film Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Billy Bob Thornton said that there just aren’t many movies being made lately that are really of interest to him. And indeed, the first trailer for his latest, which stars Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Frances O’Connor, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick, and what looks like a draft-dodging Kevin Bacon, makes the film look like a pretty controlled, even old-fashioned family drama the likes of which we don’t often see.
That’s not a bad thing, at least as an absolute, though in this particular case the film doesn’t look like the liveliest thing around. But there are good performance moments in this trailer, which arrives thanks to a DVD release that hits there early next year. Thornton’s ’60s-set drama is rooted in the South and revolves around a family reunited for a funeral; see some of what he put together, below. Read More »
The latest actor to join Christian Bale in Scott Cooper‘s Out of the Furnace is likely to be Zoe Saldana. She’s in early talks for the film that Cooper is rewriting (based on Brad Ingelsby‘s The Low Dweller script) and will direct as his follow-up to Crazy Heart.
Bale will be an ex-con who is determined to avenge the death of his younger brother after being released from prison. Various actors have been mentioned as possible choices for the brother (Casey Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum) and Robert Duvall is nearly set to play the main character’s helpful uncle, while Viggo Mortensen could end up being the villain.
Out of the Furnace could shoot this spring if the cast comes together and Relativity gives it the final green light. As we’ve heard before, that green light will primarily be based on the finalization of a deal with Bale, which hasn’t yet happened. [Variety]
After the break, a film called The Occult signs Rufus Sewell and Anne Heche, and Julianna Margulies joines Al Pacino in the comedic action film Stand Up Guys. Read More »