Who will be the next person to play iconic musician Bob Dylan on the big screen? The answer, my friends, is blowin’ in the wind…it’s Timothée Chalamet.
The young performer is in negotiations to play Dylan in Going Electric, a new film by Logan and Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold which is set during the mid 1960s, when Dylan transitioned from playing acoustic folk music to plugging in and jamming to some rock ‘n roll songs – much to the chagrin of the folk purist fan community. Read More »
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, listen as director Greta Gerwig breaks down a scene from her outstanding new adaptation of the classic novel Little Women. Plus, take a look back at the blockbuster disaster that was the big screen adaptation of the Street Fighter video game franchise, and watch as Sesame Street characters impersonate each other. Read More »
Greta Gerwig‘s unique adaptation of Little Women is a late addition to my favorite films of 2019. The movie doesn’t open until next week, but Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Laura Dern gathered to break down one of the film’s whirlwind scenes in a new video. Check it out to see what happens when the March girls enter the Laurence home for the first time, and to get the rundown on Chalamet’s vest game in the movie. Read More »
Amy March is probably one of the most hated characters in literary history. The youngest of the March sisters who come of age during the Civil War in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Amy was always a little bratty, a little spoiled, a little too typical of the kind of feminine girls that young female readers always abhorred. Everyone wanted to be strong-willed Jo, the “not like other girls” tomboy and protagonist of Little Women. So when Amy committed her infamous act of sabotage against Jo, she shot to the top of the list of most-hated literary characters of all time.
But could Greta Gerwig‘s upcoming Little Women give a more forgiving depiction of Amy March than she has received in the past? The new Little Women clip, which shows Florence Pugh as Amy giving Timothée Chalamet‘s Laurie an economics lesson, suggests as much.
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Don’t sleep on Little Women.
Writer/director Greta Gerwig‘s new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel doesn’t come out until Christmas, and while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will dominate the box office around then, I’m guessing a new version of Little Women is going to earn a significant amount of attention in its own right. Sony has unveiled a new clip from the movie that seems to represent a microcosm of Gerwig’s approach to this beloved story. Check it out below. Read More »
Netflix’s The King is a reverse Hobbit: instead of adapting one book into three movies, it adapts three plays into one film. Shorn of Shakespearean dialogue, this loose retelling of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V gets by on character and plot. Timothée Chalamet brings a brooding intensity to the Henry V role, which sees him following in the footsteps of classically trained luminaries like Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Kenneth Branagh. That he can hold his own as a screen presence, even in comparison to thespians such as those, bodes well for his starring role in next year’s Dune.
The King also reunites director David Michôd with Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendolsohn, two actors who broke out internationally after appearing in Michôd’s 2010 Australian crime drama, Animal Kingdom. Edgerton serves as Michôd’s co-writer here, just as he did for the 2014 dystopian outback Western, The Rover, starring Guy Pearce. Michôd brings back Robert Pattinson from that movie; like Chalamet, Pattinson is no stranger to heartthrob status, and he’s set to headline a future tentpole (just a little movie called The Batman).
The King arrives in a post-Game of Thrones landscape where at-home audiences have become inured to watching court intrigue play out in medieval settings. Yet its source material predates Game of Thrones by centuries. Writer George R.R. Martin drew from the same period of history as Shakespeare’s Henriad, the cycle of plays that this movie partially adapts. Among other things, The King depicts the muddy hell of the Battle of Agincourt, the original inspiration for the Battle of the Bastards. This may not be Westeros, but war is still bloody and mud underfoot is an apt symbol for the innocence-to-experience arc that Chalamet’s conflicted prince undergoes as he dons his father’s crown and enters the moral quagmire of adulthood.
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Timothée Chalamet is Henry V in The King, a new, gritty Netflix take on a story that’s previously been told by both William Shakespeare and Orson Welles. In The King, Chalamet’s Prince Hal has spent his life ignoring his royal lineage, but that all changes when his father dies, forcing Hal to take the throne. Now he has to deal with his kingly duties, and also a bewigged Robert Pattinson using a French accent. Watch the final The King trailer below.
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Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below. Read More »
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Timothée Chalamet and his gorgeous head of hair is everywhere nowadays, but fans of the Call Me By Your Name Oscar nominee will have to suffer with him shaving those curls off and rocking a bowl cut in The King. Chalamet stars as Hal, the wayward prince who goes on to become King Henry V, in the adaptation of Shakespeare’s various plays about the English king directed by David Michôd. Watch The King trailer below.
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There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of now, that seems to be the plan. In a new interview, Legendary CEO Joshua Grode confirms that at least one Dune sequel is being planned – although that could change.
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