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Brad Pitt has admitted that he lets his 13-year-old son watch violent, R-rated movies with him. However he also makes sure that he talks through what they’ve just watched afterwards. Just in case he’s traumatised.
Looking to Fury, Birdman, and John Wick for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of World War II dramas, showbiz comedies, and vengeance-fueled thrillers.
This past weekend the new World War II movie Fury was at the top of the box office with $26 million. This got the folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live wondering what a sequel to this Brad Pitt vehicle would look like. Turns out, you throw in some Furbies and even a movie as hard-R and graphically violent as Fury can be family friendly!
Some coming out of Fury noticed a different dynamic between Brad Pitt and the introverted, God-fearing soldier played by Shia LaBeouf in the film. Is it possible these two men had a romantic relationship?
“Welcome to my nightmare.” This is how Fury director David Ayer jokingly reacts to my initial question about filming an entire World War II drama involving tanks.
Shia LaBeouf did a good job of reminding the world that he isn’t a crazy person after all during his recent appearance to promote Fury on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Which was down in part to his revelation that the entire cast fought each other on a daily basis to get into character for the movie, and that he even punched Brad Pitt.
The weather’s turning brisk. Leaves are changing colors. People are enamored with apples and pumpkins. And the fall movie season is sputtering into gear. We’ve got some flicks to talk about this week with a little fury, Nicholas Sparks, and books about life.
Sometimes actors go to extreme lengths for a part. This kind of story is rather common in Hollywood, but Shia LaBeouf really managed to take the idea up a few notches after he signed on to star in David Ayer's upcoming tank drama
The new release date places Fury in closer proximity to the Toronto and Telluride film festivals – where producer Brad Pitt launched his eventual Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave -- but goes on to note that neither fest has programmed Fury as of yet.
As such, Ayer is also fighting against certain perceptions of war films. He's sidestepped this issue by avoiding the framing of World War II in a historical context, as Fury takes place primarily on a single day.
It’s a war movie unlike any other that’s been made about the second World War— and making that required a lot of attention to detail, as we learned by watching the crew at work last November.
Anyone who's seen Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds knows that Brad Pitt contributes to a huge portion of that film's success. His casting was probably the most brilliant move on that film besides the casting of his co-star Christoph Waltz, and he's looking to tear down the Nazis yet again in his new film, Fury. And this time, he's not scalping his way through enemy territory, he's shelling them into submission!
There's a barrage of high-profile projects coming out in the next 10 months that can qualify for the Academy Awards, but which 10 features do we feel are fighting fit for Oscar?
After seeing what writer-director David Ayer did with the cop drama genre in the scintillating End of Watch, we've been pumped to see his World War II drama Fury. Thankfully, his enthusiasm seems to match our own, as he's been sharing plenty of peeks behind-the-scenes on his Twitter account, including some group shots of his cast.
Filming a movie takes a wealth of effort from a ton of people, from those in front of the camera to those behind it. And while special care is taken to make sure nobody gets hurt, every once in a while somebody is going to take a knife to the body (or a camera crane to the head, as was the case for Baz Luhrmann on the set of The Great Gatsby.
Is Brad Pitt going to become the next actor, after Tom Hanks, to become completely synonymous with World War II? He's already put in one memorable performance on the war-torn European front, as the scalp-wielding Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds, and he's currently making his way back in Fury, another Word War II drama currently shooting in London. We thought the crew joining Pitt was already set in place
As follow-up to writer-director David Ayer’s jaw-dropping cop drama End of Watch, we anticipate Fury will be full of action and tense moments. But for our first look at the World War II drama that is now in production, Ayer has chosen to share a peaceful moment featuring his star-stacked cast
The film, written and directed by Ayers, will follow a Sherman tank crew of five American soldiers who are forging a path through Nazi Germany during what—unbeknownst to them—are the final days of World War II. With a proposed budget of $80 million, this ensemble drama has set itself up for much higher stakes than Ayer’s last release End of Watch.
David Ayer has had no trouble picking up big, talented names for his upcoming World War II tank drama Fury, having already recruited Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, but today he's looking to add an actor with whom he's already worked.
It seems Shia LaBeouf won't be the only young actor soldiering up with Brad Pitt for David Ayer's World War II tank drama Fury, as Logan Lerman, best known for playing the titular character in the Percy Jackson movies, has also signed on for a role in the new film. The cast has been growing quickly, with all three stars signing on within the last month.
Brad Pitt is heading back to World War II on behalf of David Ayer's Fury, and now he's got a young whippersnapper to go along with him. Though you'd think he'd never agree to play a sidekick again after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Shia LaBeouf has signed on to join Pitt in Fury, playing a member of the five-man crew who pilot a Sherman tank behind enemy lines during the last days of World War II
We won’t get to see Fury until its tentative release date of November 14, 2014. Don’t expect that to move up much either, since the film won’t begin actual production until September of this year.
"It's not your father's WWII movie." That's probably been said about every World War II movie made since the mid-70s or so, with the possible exception of Saving Private Ryan. But the old chestnut is back again to describe Fury, a drama set during the global conflict that will star Brad Pitt, who was seen not too long ago killing Nat-zees in what was definitely not your father's World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds
Last year was a career changing one for writer/director David Ayer. While the filmmaker became a talent to watch thanks to the success Training Day in 2001, his career hit a bit of a speed bump when he moved over to directing, failing to find either critical praise or an audience for cop dramas like Harsh Times and Street Kings.