Rosamund Pike should have been launched to stardom following her chilling role in 2014’s Gone Girl, for which she received an Oscar nod. But alas, life is unfair and that didn’t happen. But four years later, Pike stars in A Private War, the gritty biopic about renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin. Could this be the role that finally earns Pike her place as a bonafide movie star? We’ll have to wait and see.
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In anticipation of the Blu-ray and digital release of Scott Cooper‘s brutal Western Hostiles, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that looks at the film’s harsh landscapes. See the Hostiles clip below.
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27 years after Tony Gilroy wrote Beirut, it’s finally reaching theaters. Long before his time on the Bourne franchise, directing Michael Clayton and Duplicity, and his work on Rogue One: A Story Wars Story, Gilroy penned a story about Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a troubled, grieving, and alcoholic negotiator who returns to Beruit 10 years after a personal tragedy to negotiate the freedom of a CIA agent and former friend.
When Gilroy first wrote the script for Interscope, the thriller garnered the attention of movie stars and drew some controversy, but ultimately, the expensive project went unmade. Four or five years ago, there was new interest in Beirut, so Gilroy spent a week or two revising the script before the director behind Session 9 and Transiberian, Brad Anderson, went to shoot the movie in Morocco.
Gilroy also had the chance to look back on some old writing of his, to see how his writing had changed. It was an experience the writer and director recently told us about in a wide-ranging interview about mistakes young writers make, great dialogue, writing “the best of the best” type of characters, why he doesn’t want to write true stories, and more.
Below, read our Tony Gilroy interview.
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Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, two talented actors who deserve a lot more work, star in Beirut, a new drama from Session 9 director Brad Anderson. The first Beirut trailer offers a pulse-pounding look at the film.
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Christian Bale reunites with Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper for Hostiles, a grim and gritty existential Western that looks like its striving to become a sweeping epic. Bale plays an Army captain tasked with escorting a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Many shots of lonely vistas follow, which you can see on display in a new Hostiles trailer.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you find yourself in the mood for love next February but aren’t really feeling the kinky thriller vibe of Fifty Shades Darker, consider waiting a week for A United Kingdom. The new drama by tells the story of Seretse, the king of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana), who meets and falls for Ruth Williams, a white commoner from England. But don’t mistake this for a fairy tale. A United Kingdom is rooted in real-life history and chronicles not just the sweet, sweeping romance between the couple, but also the controversy and hardships that follow after Seretse and Ruth decide to marry.
David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play the central couple, so you know A United Kingdom will be incredibly well acted, and Amma Asante (Belle) is behind the camera, so you know it will also be beautifully directed. A new trailer has just arrived thanks to Fox Searchlight, and you can check it out below.
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Posted on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
A United Kingdom is like a trifecta of talents who seem like they should be much bigger than they are. In the lead roles it has Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, who gave two of the best performances of 2014, and behind the camera it’s got Amma Asante, who delivered the smart period drama Belle that same year. While none of them are at household name status quite yet, all three are worth keeping an eye on. So when they all converge for one project, you can bet we’ll be paying attention.
Based on a true story, A United Kingdom chronicles the eventful romance of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams. The two meet and fall in love in 1940s London, which is tough enough given they’re an interracial couple — but their relationship is further complicated by the fact that he is the prince of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana). The film is slated to debut at TIFF next month, but before we get there you can check out the first A United Kingdom trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to get confirmation that Daniel Craig is done with the James Bond franchise. But considering he spent the Spectre press tour calling his character a misogynist and declaring he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again — and considering recent rumors that he’s turned down $100 million to reprise the role for two more films — it seems a safe assumption that he won’t be sticking around for too much longer. So the question, then, is who’ll replace him. Because Bond is eternal — the only question is what form he’ll take on next. It’ll probably be a while before we get a real answer, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorite choices. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Having left behind one Marvel superhero, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is preparing to team up with another. Captain America star Chris Evans is set for Webb’s new movie Gifted, a Black List drama set up at Fox Searchlight.
Meanwhile, Webb’s other upcoming project The Only Living Boy in New York is also making some progress. Jeff Bridges and Rosamund Pike have just signed on for the Allan Loeb-scripted romance, joining Miles Teller. Get details on the Chris Evans Gifted casting and more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rosamund Pike may have lost the Oscar to Julianne Moore this year, but she’s still reaping the benefits of her star-making turn in Gone Girl. Her latest new project is James Mangold‘s The Deep Blue Good-by, which teams her with Christian Bale. More on the Rosamund Pike Deep Blue Good-by casting after the jump. Read More »