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James McAvoy's Ready To Fire On Welcome To The Punch Poster
Welcome to the Punch posits McAvoy opposite always-stellar supporting player Mark Strong, who portrays Jacob Sternwood, the notorious aforementioned baddie who comes out of hiding to visit his ailing son in a London hospital. But just when officer Max Lewinsky thinks this case is closed, he discovers there's more to it than he ever imagined, and he and Sternwood will need to team up.
Danny Boyle's Trance Scores UK Release Date
Just days ago we got a first look at the film that stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Already Trance has found a UK distributor in Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox, and will hit theaters there on March 27th. Fox Searchlight will be bringing the British feature Stateside...
Jessica Chastain And James McAvoy Get In Bed For The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby Poster
It's a clever image that hints to the two separate films as well as the two distinct sides of the story. Take a look at how the poster works even if flipped upside down complete with matching credit text facing the right way. The only thing I really must ding this poster for is the confounding photoshopping.
James McAvoy Leaves Wikileaks Film Due To X-Men Commitments, Daniel Bruhl Replaces Him
I have bad news for all of you who started thinking of Star Trek/X-Men crossovers when it was announced that James McAvoy would be starring in director Bill Condon's upcoming Wikileaks movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch - it turns out that Professor Xavier won't be involved with the true-life drama and has been replaced.
Laura Linney In Talks For Benedict Cumberbatch-Led Wikileaks Film
It sounds like the film will largely focus on the partnership between the two men, so it's unclear how Linney will fit in, or how large her role will be. But Linney joining pretty much any cast is a good thing, and with Bill Condon directing (stepping back into prestige fare after making three Twilight movies), he seems to be gathering up a stellar cast to support his fascinating story
Benedict Cumberbatch Joined By James McAvoy In WikiLeaks Drama
Domscheit-Berg was much more than just an Assange biographer. He met Assange in 2007 and eventually became a spokesperson for WIkiLeaks and Assange's right-hand man, led by the belief that the two could change the world by accessing extremely sensitive information about world governments and exposing them. Domscheit-Berg left in 2010
Wanted 2 Is On Track, Won't Bring Anyone Back From The Dead
Now it's up to us to figure out how this fits into last fall's news about Derek Haas and Michael Brandt writing the script, since A) there are two of them and not just "the writer" as Bekmambetov says, and B) if he came up with this idea a few weeks ago, what have they been working on for the last 9 months?
James McAvoy Joining Jessica Chastain In The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
That quiet turn in First Class means it feels like it's been forever since McAvoy was onscreen--well, that and his starring role in Robert Redford's The Conspirator, which absolutely nobody saw. So it's good to hear that not only does he have the British indies Filth and Welcome to the Punch coming later this year
First Look At James McAvoy In British Thriller Welcome To The Punch
Four years ago, British writer/director Eran Creevy made a name for himself with his debut film Shifty. The independently made, gritty crime drama marked the arrival of an important new presence on the U.K. film scene. The feature even ended up being nominated, despite its insanely low budget, for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the BAFTAs.
Arthur Christmas Trailer Brings The Holiday Spirit To Early October
I love Christmas as much as the next person, probably more than the next person, but it takes a lot to start get me excited about the holiday when I haven't even figured out what i want to dress as for Halloween. Lucky for the people at Sony Pictures who are trying to promote Arthur Christmas, they've sent James McAvoy to do the job
James McAvoy, Jamie Bell And Alan Cumming Join The Cast Of Filth
The lead character of Irvine Welsh's Filth sounds like a dream job for any actor. Bruce Robertson is a Scottish cop and misanthrope who is addicted to sex and drugs and would rather spend his days pranking his fellow police offers than doing his job. It's nothing you wouldn't expect from the author of Trainspotting, but what performer wouldn't want to try their hand at playing someone like that?
X-Men: First Class Makes Mutants Groovy On DVD This September
Here's the thing: First Class is actually pretty awesome. The '60s period setting works beautifully on both a thematic and visual level. It focuses on the most interesting relationship in X-mythology, that between Charles Xavier and Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr. It portrays Charles as a swinging ladies' man who picks up chicks using evolutionary biology and says "groovy" a lot.
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson For Danny Boyle's Heist Thriller Trance
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 Fassbender’s place in the role of Aiden.
X-Men First Class Blu-ray And DVD Will Have 13 Deleted Scenes
There will be 13 deleted scenes on the First Class DVD, according to the BBFC’s site. Just don’t expect a lot more insight into the finished product, as the site says all 13, collectively, will run just under 14 minutes and reportedly would revolve around Rose Byrne’s character Moira MacTaggart and her relationship with James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier.
James McAvoy In Talks For Danny Boyle's Heist Thriller Trance
While details about the character and plot are slim, McAvoy would play a man named Simon who is somehow involved in the bank-heist-gone-wrong. While the reason isn't mentioned, Fassbender dropped out of the project, though, considering his heavy workload, it wouldn't be too surprising if the reason was scheduling issues.