BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
It’s been 11 since the second installment of Bridget Jones and since then we’ve been awaiting a third film. We’ve had teases of a screenplay, even before the new book was released, but there has not been definitive answers on whether or not the film will go into production. But, hope is not lost.
The British Board of Film Classification has labeled the supposed family affair with a PG classification, stating it includes “dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo, [and] infrequent mild bad language.” As if that wasn’t enough, the Daily Mail adds that the BBFC found “mild sex references” in the movie, leading to the Parental Guidance rating.
Has too much time passed since the last Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, opened in 2004? The movies based on Helen Fielding’s novels made money at the box office, though the $40 million domestic take of Edge of Reason was far less than the $71 million earned by the initial Bridget Jones movie in 2001.
While he's absent from this holiday's Paddington, Colin Firth looks like he's found a new hobby to fill the hours: Professional Ass Kicking.
Colin Firth has left Paddington and will no longer be lending his voice the bathroom-wrecking bear. Or as the celebrated English actor put it, “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’”
Colin Firth is everywhere this year, and it's a good thing! The man has worked hard to hit pretty much every demographic in the market, and he's doing a pretty comprehensive job. He's got Paddington for the kids, Kingsman: The Secret Service for the teens-adults, and numerous titles for adults and Academy voters alike. One such film that falls into that last category is Woody Allen's latest comedic effort, Magic In The Moonlight.
With a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman, director Atom Egoyan looks to investigate the controversial trial brought rumor, prejudice and fear of satanic rituals into the courtroom. This was the beginning of a case that would be in appeal for years to come.
Details on the plot are still a mystery, but we do know that the film was shot in the South of France, making Magic in the Moonlight Allen's eighth movie to be set in Europe. Magic in the Moonlight boasts an ensemble that includes English actress Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter, and Jeremy Shamos.
Allen has set his sights on Colin Firth as his next leading man, and the actor and the production have entered negotiations to make that happen. What's more, the site has also learned that the title will be one to add to the filmmaker's ever-growing list of European set stories, and will be filmed in the South of France.
Firth, who is currently starring in the BitTorrent-sponsored dramedy Arthur Newman, is usually the quintessential Brit in the films he stars in – genially stoic and romantic without bullshit attached – so this will be a welcome step or two outside his wheelhouse.
In an unprecedented deal, BitTorrent will offer to its users the first seven minutes of Dante Ariola’s drama-comedy. Why on Earth would they do such a thing? Oh, maybe it’s because BitTorrent boasts 170 million users, and if Hollywood can figure out a way to turn them into paying customers, this will be a major step.
Together these two damaged people running from their pasts try to forge a bold new future. And as you might suspect from the casting of its affable stars, romance begins to bloom as they vacation in the lives and vacant homes of others. But with a premise like this, it's a far from typical love story. ”It’s not the inevitable romance, it’s not the inevitable failure to have romance,” Firth explains. “I found it followed a very truthful path about an ordinary person.”
As Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth often wind up adding heft to whatever project they're working on, whether it's Kidman's upcoming lurid thriller Stoker or Firth's presence in A SIngle Man helping get that film made (OK, he wasn't an Oscar winner yet at the time, but he's always been a classy dude)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is secretly one of the year's biggest hits, a tiny British indie movie that grossed $46 million in the United States and an amazing $134 million worldwide. It's holding out some hope for Oscar attention, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Maggie Smith, but the real prize seems to be proving that a movie about a bunch of retirees
FilmNation Entertainment has announced that they are currently developing a film titled Genius and have signed on Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth to play well-dressed new journalist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Max Perkins, respectively. John Logan, who very recently wrote amazing scripts for projects like Skyfall, Hugo and Rango, is writing the true-life drama...
Colin Firth, who was famous for a long time as the stammering dreamboat of Bridget Jones's Diary or Love, Actually, has been on a serious streak lately, starting with an Oscar-nominated turn in the period drama A Serious Man, leading into the Oscar-winning role in The King's Speech,
It’s not the full trailer. Expect that to come along shortly. But this clip does give you the first look at Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in action in the story of a disgruntled corporate employee trying to swindle his conniving boss.
With a solid cast and an unsettling but true-life back-story, Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot already has a lot going for it. Set to star Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, the crime thriller is based on a 2002 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt, which tells the story of the investigation and trial of three Arkansas teens charged with the murder of three small boys.
According to Showbiz 411, Streisand is planning to direct a film based on the true love story between Erskine Caldwell, the author of Southern-set novels like Tobacco Road, and photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, who was one of the first-ever female war photographers
Everett is looking to bring Wilde's life and struggle to the big screen, writing and directing a biopic in which he'll star called The Happy Prince. The film will begin with the tragic final chapter of the author's life, following the harsh prison sentence of two years of hard labor that inflicted injuries that ultimately led to his decline and death. In this sad state, Everett's Wilde will reflect on his life, with a melancholic but sharp humor.
The film will focus primarily on Coward’s late-career stint at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, circa 1955. At the time, Coward was invited to Sin City to stand in for local legend Liberace, how had fallen and had to cancel a string of dates.
Based on Philippe Pozzo di Borgo's heartwarming memoir Le Second Souffle, TWC's Untouchable centers on an affluent aristocrat whose adventurous life changes dramatically following a crippling paragliding accident. Now quadriplegic and deeply depressed, he unleashes his frustration upon a string of caretakers until he meets one—a fiery Algerian immigrant—who refuses to suffer such abuse.
With mere weeks until production begins on the WWII drama The Railway Man, its leading lady Rachel Weisz, has been forced to drop out due to an unexpected scheduling conflict. Both The Bourne Legacy and Oz: The Great and Powerful now require Weisz for additional shoot days in April, which sent producers in search of a last minute replacement. Ultimately they've swapped one gorgeous Oscar-winner for another. Nicole Kidman has signed on to the film, and will co-star opposite Colin Firth.
Filming on Devil’s Knot begins next summer in Louisiana, and Deadline claims that other big names will be announced in the coming weeks. I suppose this version of the story was inevitable, though adding Firth and Witherspoon ensures that the production is in good hands.
With the exception of Josh Brolin, who is set to play the film's lead, Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy is having a bit of trouble finding actors to fill the other roles. In recent months we've heard stories about both Christian Bale and Rooney Mara being offered the villain and female lead roles, respectively, but both ended up turning the offers down.