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Hanks says that he came up with the story while working on Larry Crowne and recruited Graham Yost (Speed) to help him polish the story of an astronaut who is helping a group survive an adventure at a moon-based space station. The character of Major Matt Mason is based on a very popular space toy that hit the shelves in 1966, right before man walked on the moon.
Beyond the promise of epic storytelling, on a grand scale, Cloud Atlas also boasts a remarkable cast, many of whom are called on to play various roles throughout the winding narrative. The film's website gave us an early taste of these transformations, and now the latest banners posit some of these characters in the lushly realized worlds they inhabit.
Hanks reportedly is looking at The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius to possibly direct the adaptation of In the Garden of Beasts, an historical project in which Hanks would star. The two-time Oscar winner would play William Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Germany during Hitler’s reign.
Later this week what might be the most ambitious and truly spectacular film of the year will debut in Toronto. OK, that could really apply to a lot of the big fall movies premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, but in particular I mean Cloud Atlas, the new film from Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana in collaboration with Tom Tykwer,
Hanks and Goetzman will produce Parkland an indie drama that's title refers to the Parkland Memorial Hospital that took in and ultimately pronounced dead Kennedy, his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby.
As you might guess by the fact that the massive cast includes a lot of actors not featured here, these images come from just two of the six intertwined stories, which take place over the course of a millennium and range from science-fiction adventures to the old-fashioned tale of an American merchant traveling the South Pacific
Farrell will play Travers’ father, the inspiration for the workaholic character George Banks in the famous musical Mary Poppins. Given Farrell’s age, in relation to Emma Thompson, we’re guessing that means he’ll be featured in flashbacks?
I wish we knew who designed the posters, because I’d love to turn them loose on a Jaws poster that looks down, into the water, at the massive shark which is ascending toward the surface. Or how about a Wizard of Oz poster that looks over the shoulders of Dorothy and her companions to get a unique glimpse of the yellow-brick road.
It’s not a Mary Poppins remake or sequel or reboot. Given the reaction we got from many readers the last time we shared news about this project, I thought that should be said upfront. Based on a “Black List” script by Kelly Marcel, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the story of how Walt Disney obtained the movie rights to Mary Poppins from the story’s author P.L. Travers. Apparently, this was no easy feat, and took fourteen years for Disney to accomplish.
You may have already seen the seemingly never-ending star-studded movie trailer for faux film Movie: The Movie, which aired during the special post-Academy Awards episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Much like many of Kimmel’s funnier segments, the trailer has gone viral on YouTube and he’s since released a blooper reel that gives us a look at some of the funnier slip-ups during the filming of the trailer.
Needless to say, the musical film version of the story – with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the lead roles of a magical nanny and a comical chimney sweep – would become a beloved cinematic classic, and it's safe to assume modern audiences who grew up on "A Spoonful of Sugar" would want to learn how it came together.
In her long career as an actress you're always thrilled to see in this or that supporting role, Catherine Keener has made a lot out of what might seem like stock wife or friend roles. In movies like Capote or Cyrus or The Soloist, you look forward to the work she'll do in the margins
By the time Captain Richard Phillips was rescued from Somali pirates by Navy SEALs back in 2009, several things were clear. 1) Navy SEALs are badass, 2) Captain Phillips was going to show up on every single talk show in America, and 3) they were totally going to make a movie about it. Sure enough, Captain Phillips will make port in theaters on March 22nd, 2013.
Hanks would play William Dodd, America’s ambassador to Berlin in the early 1930s who gradually realized the atrocities that were being conducted around him as World War II escalated. Adding to the mix, according to the trade, is Dodd’s daughter Martha, who was romantically involved with Gestapo officials and even dated a Societ spy, no doubt complicating matters for Dodd.
Can’t get enough Goodman? Boy, are you in luck. The actor currently can be seen in Kevin Smith’s Red State. He also has two films heading to theaters before the end of the year in Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Stephen Daldry’s anticipated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. He’s currently shooting Ben Affleck’s Argo, and will be heard in multiple animated features
The adaptation of David Mitchell’s acclaimed novel Cloud Atlas has been getting a lot of press lately. Not just because it’s an award winning novel with a lot of fan attention, but because turning it into a movie will undoubtedly be one of the most ambitious endeavors undertaken by Hollywood in a long time. Covering six storylines that span a millenia will be no small task for director Tom Tykwer and producers Andy and Lana Wachowski
Some good news for those eagerly anticipating Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s award-winning novel Cloud Atlas. The production has picked up an additional $1.35 million in funding from the German Federal Film Board. Now, that sounds like a drop in the bucket. But it’s worth noting the addition of funds because the film’s budget primarily has been adjusted and slashed
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It's a fairly well established fact that Tom Hanks is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. In addition to being the current generation's Jimmy Stewart on screen, the guy has a proven track record of treating both fans and press with the utmost respect and kindness. That said, you'd think there would have to be a line somewhere.
Ron Howard reportedly will not return to the franchise to helm a feature-film adaptation of The Lost Symbol for Sony Pictures. Listen, Howard is an excellent director. Certain material fits right into his wheelhouse. But he was the wrong fit for Brown’s rapidly paced narratives