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The Coen brothers remain on an incredible role, and while they have leaned toward drama the past few times out, it sounds like Hail Caesar will be closer in tone to Burn After Reading, a slap-sticky farce that bites the hand that feeds the filmmaking duo.
Next year just added a new must-see movie to its lineup: the thriller Sicario. This film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Emily Blunt as a cop who recruits two tough mercenaries on a journey into Mexico to stop a drug lord. Earlier, Benicio Del Toro signed on to the project, and now another heavy hitter is about to join the cast, bringing his specific brand of machismo with him.
The report specifies that Brolin will be “voicing” Thanos in Guardians Of The Galaxy, which means the guy is likely still gonna be shrouded in darkness in the coming film.
Should Pratt sign on for the project, he will join a cast that already includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson (of the indie hit Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (a.k.a. the kid from Iron Man 3). Also in talks to join the project is Irrfan Khan, but got a taste of blockbuster exposure with a key role in The Amazing Spider-Man last year.
I’m no Oldboy purist. And if a studio wanted to bankroll an Oldboy remake, I can absolutely see handing it to Spike Lee, who has dabbled in dark, violent genre films from time to time.
Based on the Joyce Maynard novel, Labor Day stars Kate Winslet as Adele, a melancholy single mother whose desperate and lonely life is given an unexpected ray of hope when an escaped convict takes her and her teen son Henry hostage.
This latest featurette appeals to those who crave a mesmerizing performance, by showing all the work Oldboy star Josh Brolin had to do behind the scenes to go from schlubby mess of a man to a lean and mean man on a mission.
A few details are starting to surface, confirming what we’ve floated. While Variety acknowledges that plot details are “unknown” for Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly’s script, the trade does report that Simpkins and Robinson will play siblings, leaving us to think that Howard and Brolin (if they land the roles) could play parents in the movie.
Spike Lee's Oldboy remake may look alarmingly similar to the Korean original. It may require its own screenwriter to defend its existence in front of a Comic Con crowd. But if the movie has anything going for it over the 2003 Park Chan-wook original, it's Elizabeth Olsen. And good for them for recognizing that and highlighting her in this newly released clip
Josh Brolin Confirms He Was In The Running For Batman, But Wouldn't Want To Be Ben Affleck Right Now
A ton of actors were rumored for a while there to be next in line for Batman's cowl, but one of the most popular picks always seemed to be Josh Brolin, star of No Country for Old Men and this year's Gangster Squad who seems to have that world-weary Bruce Wayne thing going for him without even trying. "Josh Brolin would be EPIC as Bruce Wayne/Batman" was just one of the comments when we rounded up the casting rumors
Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet stars as a reclusive single mom named Adele. Based on the Joyce Maynard novel, Labor Day follows an unexpected adventure that rattles her and her son’s life forever. Looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend, Adele and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) pick up a hitchhiker called Frank who is wounded and gruff (Josh Brolin).
After almost a decade of Christian Bale-fueled Batman stability, Hollywood is once again on the hunt for the right actor to play the Caped Crusader. The time since Warner Bros first surprised and thrilled Comic-Con with the Batman/ Superman team-up has been overwhelmed by fanboys shouting their Dark Knight preferences, but until earlier today, none of those bellows had any real meaning.
What does it mean when a film changes release date? Nothing, and everything, depending on how you look at it and what that change is. So you can choose to read nothing into the fact that Spike Lee's Oldboy has changed release dates from a planned October 25 bow to November 27, a full month-long switch that puts Oldboy in the thick of some serious competition.
Everest, unlike the Doug Liman project, will thankfully not just be an origin story about the first people to climb the world’s tallest peaks of Mount Everest, as inspiring a story as that may be.
That's Brolin climbing out of the trunk, looking mighty clean-cut and purposeful for someone who has just broken out of a 20-year solitary confinement. And we assume that's Elizabeth Olsen standing in the background, holding a yellow umbrella with the hash marks that have been part of the marketing from the very beginning-- Olsen plays the young woman who helps Brolin's character in his quest to find out why he was imprisoned
Adapted by Anderson, Inherent Vice is set in the late '60s/early 70s and centers on a pothead private investigator named Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix). The plot kicks off when the protagonist gets a call from an ex-girlfriend who wants his help in a boiling situation involving her, a real-estate mogul, and the real-estate mogul's wife.
It's still somewhat hard to believe, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is actually happening. We have been hearing promises for a sequel since the first movie arrived in theaters back in 2005, but due to scheduling conflicts and other projects that have caught Rodriguez's attention (he has released five movies since then) the movie was constantly thrown on to the back burner.
When it was announced that the central story of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Sin City sequel would be A Dame To Kill For the big question on fans' mind was, "What do you do about Dwight?" While the character was played by Clive Owen in Rodriguez's first Frank Miller adaptation, that story - The Big Fat Kill - is actually set after A Dame To Kill For and, most importantly, after Dwight underwent major plastic surgery to hide his real appearance.
With Spike Lee's remake of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy going into production, we've still got plenty of questions about how his take on the material will compare to Park Chan-wook's original-- and we're confident that, no matter what Lee does, some fanboys out there will just hate it regardless. But now all those fans will at least know how much time they have to sharpen their knives
The upstart distributor, which previously brought you the surprise hit Insidious and the arty favorite Drive, announced today that they have picked up the United States distribution rights to Oldboy, which they say is set for an expected 2013 release date. They also included a synopsis that gives us some hints at how this new version of the story will differ from the original