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The action in the initial – a surprise hit for Summit – was slightly cartoonish but grounded in enough reality that Hopkins could sink his teeth into the dramatic flair of an evil-villain role while still managing to have some fun. I also think it’s important for Willis and Mirren’s characters to face off against someone closer to their own age. I don’t need to see Willis trying to get the upper hand on some young, hotshot action foe.
Garcia will not only direct the drama, but also co-star, playing Gregorio Fuentes, the first mate and close, personal friend of Hemingway. The screenplay penned by Garcia and Hilary Hemingway—niece of the legendary author—centers on the eponymous pair's time in Cuba in the 1950s, which inspired Papa to pen fisherman-centered novel that became a bestseller and won him critical acclaim including the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
New Line is close to securing buzzed about Brazilian director Afonso Poyart, who has drawn notice with his action-packed debut 2 Coelhos. Poyart, wrote, directed, produced and cut the mayhem-laced tale of police corruption, and has already sold the remake rights to Tango Pictures, which will keep him on board as executive producer. However, Solace would be the helmer's domestic debut, should he sign on.
It seems that Hitchcock will be telling a fairly sprawling story about all the people working behind the scenes of the film, so despite the title it's not just going to be Hopkins's show. So if that's the case, are they going to release images of everyone in character?
Deadline reports that Biel will play Vera Mills, the actress who starred as Lila Crane in Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Biel will join Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh) and James D’Arcy (as Tony Perkins). In addition, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren have been cast as the iconic director and his wife, Alma.
The Hitchcock biopic Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho has been in the works for several years now, but it looks like the project is finally filling out its cast and inching closer to theater screens. Anthony Hopkins will be playing the famous director, and now they've attracted an actress of equal caliber to play the female lead: the ever-foxy Dame Helen Mirren is in talks to take on the role of Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife.
Obviously, Branagh directed Hopkins in Thor. But he also co-starred with Dench in My Week With Marilyn, and directed her in both Henry V and Hamlet. Even without these previous relationships, however, it sounds like the roles in Mankell’s novel are custom-built for Dench and Hopkins, and with Branagh and the helm, this drama sounds potentially wonderful.
The film has had its own passport punched a few times. It world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, opened the BFI London Film Festival, and opened in Sweden on Oct. 19. But early reviews so far have been mixed, with critics praising the cast but wishing Morgan and Meirelle had found a stronger line to connect the film’s floating protagonists.
A lot of actors sprint away from their more iconic roles so that they can prove their range. Anthony Hopkins, on the other hand, completely embraces them. Possibly known to more people as Hannibal Lecter than by the name he was born with, Hopkins has played multiple kinds of roles over his six decade career, but has never tried to distance himself from either creepy characters or serial killer dramas.
What with the world stubbornly refusing to end this past weekend, there has been much discussion of faith vs. science, the spiritual vs. the secular. We here at Cinema Blend wouldn't presume to toss our two cents into such a weighty philosophical conversation, but we feel like we should contribute somehow. So, we're giving away a movie about demonic possession!
While it’s true that Hopkins plays a good villain, he has played so many bad guys by now that it’s rapidly becoming a cliché. You know what the next Bond movie doesn’t need? A cliché. And while it’s true that the best Bond movies often have great bad guys, that doesn’t necessarily mean...
Though Captain America: The First Avenger doesn't come out for another 2-3 months after Thor, Marvel has a balancing act to perform this summer. With the anticipation building for the trailer release for the Cap movie, the studio has to make sure that people don't forget about the Norse God.
Production is finally beginning on the long-anticipated Fernando Meirelles drama 360, and the high profile names attached to the picture are only becoming more numerous. Jude Law has now officially joined the cast, adding to the already stellar lineup of Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Maria Flor and Karl Markovic. The talent is certainly there. Now it's just up to everyone to execute.
Jason Statham does what he does best, and Anthony Hopkins exorcises some demons. And remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting their final
Here’s a pretty obvious casting choice: Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play Alfred Hitchcock. Not only does he look almost exactly like him, he’s a brilliant actor
That’s right. In this day and age where you can barely walk down a street without seeing hundreds of multi-cultural people, there are still those out there who think white skin makes them superior
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that today marked the release of the first official trailer for next summer’s superhero blockbuster and we’re more than happy to go through it frame-by-frame so you
Of course, I don't expect this cast to make The Rite any less silly than the trailers seem-- The Wolfman taught me my lesson once and for all
Reese and Wernick are obviously facing the challenge of making a sequel to a film that was enjoyable precisely because of its surprises, so picking a cameo would have to be especially hard
The first day of New York Comic Con was pretty low-key for movie and TV related panels or even booths on the exhibit floor, but over in the Marvel area the folks at Hasbro debuted some pretty exciting stuff for Thor fans