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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.
The actress will appear alongside Firth playing Patti Wallace, Lomax’s wife who helps him heal – physically and emotionally – from his cruel, war-inflicted punishments. It’s a bigger part than you might think, as the Mail says it was Wallace who, in an effort to help her husband get over his obstacles, reached out to the men who abused him during the war while also encouraging her spouse to stand up to his demons.
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.
Irvine’s latest casting coup is landing the role of young Colin Firth in Jonathan Teplitzky’s 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 AMC’s The Killing was Kristin Lehman’s character Gwen Eaton. From the sound of the new role Lehman’s character is playing in the upcoming film Arthur Newman, Golf Pro, it’s doubtful she’ll be a murder suspect at any point, but there is death involved... sort of.
Firth has signed on to Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man, an adaptation of Eric Lomax’s 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 Lomax’s 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 wouldn’t hold out much hope that he’s 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 he’s 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