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I feel I say this every time I write up a story about the Oldboy remake, but here it goes again: I still don't understand why they are making this movie, but at least they are putting in every effort to make sure that it's the best movie they can make. The quality of actors that they're going for is off the charts, however, I do still have my reservations about Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell) writing the script.
Irvineís latest casting coup is landing the role of young Colin Firth in Jonathan Teplitzkyís The Railway Man. It recounts the time WWII prisoner of war Eric Lomax spent working on the Japanese Death Railway that connects Bangkok to what is now known as Yangon, Myanmar. As the story evolves, the freed Lomax will track down and confront his captors.
One of the characters that was high on my list of suspects for the murder of teen Rosie Larson in AMCís The Killing was Kristin Lehmanís character Gwen Eaton. From the sound of the new role Lehmanís character is playing in the upcoming film Arthur Newman, Golf Pro, itís doubtful sheíll be a murder suspect at any point, but there is death involved... sort of.
Firth has signed on to Jonathan Teplitzkyís The Railway Man, an adaptation of Eric Lomaxís award-winning book recounting the tortures he endured while serving in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during WWII. The film goes on to recount Lomaxís eventual reunion with his captors on the bridge over the river Kwai, the events of which were captured in the critically acclaimed documentary Enemy My Friend.
Even though Oldman has appeared in a great many genre films, I wouldnít hold out much hope that heís remaking a fantasy epic or a sci-fi classic. Later in this same interview he speaks about favoring working in films without special effects. Oldman is a classically trained actor who worked for years in British theater before making the leap to film. In fact, the reason heís racked up such an impressive resume of genre roles is because his extensive theater training allows him to completely transform himself
Speaking of mystery, does Tom Hardy not look weirdly like Brad Pitt in Moneyball in this poster, with the floppy blond hair? Look at this image and tell me they couldn't at least be brothers on some kind of mission together. And even if you're not down with my theory, take a look at the two new posters below
Break out the bunny ears and granny panties. Rumors that Renee Zellweger would turn the pages on third Bridget Jonesí Diary are coming to fruition, with EW confirming that Working Title Films was moving ahead on the sequel it had been batting around since 2009.
As Boyle snaps crucial pieces into place for his developing feature Trance, a bank-heist-gone-wrong thriller, casting rumors continue to swirl. While James McAvoy reportedly is locked into the role of Simon, Twitch Film says Boyle wants Colin Firth to take Fassbenderís place in the role of Aiden.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy gathers most of the best actors in Great Britain together on screen and drops them in what appears to be the coolest possible version of a Cold War era spy movie. The filmís first international trailer has arrived, and itís everything you could hope it would be.
For the last decade almost every British actor you can name has played a part in the Harry Potter franchise. From John Cleese to Kenneth Branagh to Rhys Ifans, J.K. Rowling's wizarding world has prevented many thespians from unemployment. Sadly, the run of Potter films end this summer, but movies like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy are here to show that there will always be a room for British ensemble pieces.
Stanley Tucci And Cloris Leachman Join Gambit, Plus First Look At Cameron Diaz And Colin Firth Together
It's still a little hard to believe that, as his follow-up to his Oscar-winning role in The King's Speech, Colin Firth will be starring in a caper comedy. Oh, and he's starring opposite Cameron Diaz. Oh, and the script was written by the Coen Brothers, and will be directed by The Last Station's Michael Hoffman
Colin Firth is already set to star in Gambit, his follow-up to The King's Speech that's about as different from an Oscar-winning period drama as you can get-- a caper in which he stars opposite Cameron Diaz as a thief. And Firth seems in no hurry to get back to serious dramas either
As Colin Firth's follow-up to his Oscar-winning The King's Speech role and a caper comedy written by the Coen Brothers, Gambit is sneakily becoming one of my more anticipated movies of the next year or so. A remake of the 60s comedy that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine
Could we finally be getting a horror movie that could compete alongside Silence Of The Lambs in terms of acting? Looks like it.
It's easy to see why Zellweger would want to return to one of her career high points, given that she hasn't had anything approximating a hit since 2005's Cinderella Man, but that's pretty much the only reason I can think of for this movie to exist
The newly minted Oscar winner has several projects coming down the pike, including the caper comedy Gambit with Cameron Diaz, but perhaps the most anticipated is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a British espionage drama featuring a murderer's row of talent
It's hilarious, yes, especially because director Tom Hooper and stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush have frequently joked that the movie is kind of a bromance between the King and his therapist. But it also raises some questions about the film's art direction, which could quite possibly win an Oscar for production designer Eve Stewart.
Firth had been a favorite of producers Duncan Kenworthy and Cameron Mackintosh years ago, but the studio reportedly wanted someone more famous along the lines of Hugh Grant. Now, of course, Firth is a guaranteed Best Actor winner and star of the hugely successful The King's Speech, and fickle Sony wants him back.
Shooting starts in London this May, giving Firth enough time to properly polish his Oscar and return to normal life for a bit. He's a co-star a far step up from Diaz's latest work
I find this amazing not only because it's cool to hear how similar Firth's performance is to the real thing, but that that's the actual King's voice, coming from the past and suddenly seeming not so far away at all.
The last straightforward comedy Firth starred in was Mamma Mia!, and Lord knows he probably wants to get that one as far back in his resume as possible
The Weinstein Company has finally gotten it together and released a poster that doesn't make its truly excellent film look like a third-rate Masterpiece Theater snooze
Firth plays King George VI--known to his family and unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush) as Bertie-- as a man bottled up and frustrated after a lifetime of brutal stammering, but also deeply committed to his family
Hooper proved that it takes whip smarts, careful consideration of everything and a willingness to embrace humor to make a film as engaging and enjoyable as The King's Speech
Luckily The King's Speech can't exactly be torpedoed by this-- it's represented by the Weinstein Company, who are usually marketing geniuses, and it has the quality to keep up good word of mouth