BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
While the Minnesota Vikings are getting ready to begin the NFL preseason, Hollywood is gearing up to bring the Norse explorers back to cinemas in a big way. Warner Bros. has preemptively bought King Harald, a pitch from screenwriter Mark L. Smith about the 11th century ruler. While that’s already interesting news, it’s being written as a potential starring project for Leonardo DiCaprio.
It seems like these two guys could be attached to an adaptation of Goodnight Moon - and why wouldn’t they be? - and it would attract audiences in droves. DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, which is becoming a mini-powerhouse, will provide non-Warner production duties.
Surely you've noticed that there's an insanely high number of big, hilarious moments that are just dying to be animated, from Leonardo DiCaprio's many wild facial expressions to Matthew McConaughey being himself to Jonah Hill attempting (gulp) to eat a goldfish. Because this is the Internet, we are of course going to oblige. It's GIF recap time, everybody!
The “mad monk,” as Rasputin was dubbed, has had multiple movies based on his powerful run through Russia, though the trade says that Hall has unearthed new details about the mysterious figure that caught DiCaprio’s eye.
The project is based on John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By, the first in a series of 21 novels centered around McGee, a Florida-based detective. It was published in 1964, and follows a treasure smuggled home by a soldier after WWII.
Like the director’s other works, The Great Gatsby is noticeably, unmistakably Luhrmann’s and whether or not you believe in his vision is largely dependent on your tolerance of the man’s idea of spectacle. It would be nearly impossible to outdo Mr. Fitzgerald, and so Luhrmann tries to visually gives us as different a world as possible while still maintaining the quality of the venerable writer’s pages. It’s not the movie Fitzgerald would have written, but he was never all that good at creating screenplays, anyway.
Sean praised in particular Leonardo DiCaprio's turn as the mysterious Mr. Gatsby. Kristy on the other hand openly admits to hating the movie, declaring DiCaprio miscast and....
Now, we’re not trying to say that DiCaprio’s in danger of becoming the next Al Pacino, who works himself into such a lather at inopportune times that his on-screen screaming tirades have become a bit of a pop-culture joke, but it is interesting to see the occasions where DiCaprio taps into a well of fury spliced together in one reel. I wouldn’t normally associate DiCaprio with angry characters.
Here’s the odd part: Gatsby is set to open in the States on May 10, going day-and-date in France with the May 15 screening in Cannes. In years past, Cannes has turned down films that have opened elsewhere already, so the fest’s relationship with Luhrmann must have helped solidify Gatsby as the choice to open this year’s Cannes activities.
This will be the second collaboration between DiCaprio and Cooper, who teamed up for Cooper’s upcoming crime thriller Out of the Furnace, which DiCaprio was originally supposed to star in before the role was filled by Christian Bale. But while Cooper was busy with that, DiCaprio was filming Martin Scorcese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which will be out later this year.
Jay-Z and singer-songwriter Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts have been confirmed as working on the film score for Gatsby, as reported on Twitter. “(We) have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby,” Samuels tweeted. “It is too DOPE for words!”
What makes Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in Django Unchained so thrilling is that he allows himself to go above and beyond what we normally see from him. While in his past DiCaprio has shown himself to be a very serious actor regularly in the hunt for an Academy Award...
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently riding yet another wave of critical acclaim, as awards nominations pile up for his performance in Django Unchained and rumors of another Oscar nomination- -and maybe even a win this time-- start getting louder and louder. But once upon a time DiCaprio would have been competing against himself for all that attention
The film has been in production in New York for a few weeks now, and today EW has a look at DiCaprio in action. The image below appears to have the hot shot being carted off by authorities, and in the background you can spot Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham, the FBI agent who brought Belfort down.
It’s kind of a good thing that Weinstein already helped sell us on Django with early trailers and cast photos, because this poster effort is pretty bland. The tagline isn’t very fresh, and the idea of Photoshopped leads posing for a camera doesn’t do much to excite about Django.