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It's always exciting when large-scale ensemble dramas are announced. These projects open up special doors that allow some of the best actors in the industry to work with and bounce off other like none other, and it's fun to watch and see just how many A-listers can be packaged into one feature.
It’s been revealed that David Fincher, Gillian Flynn, and Ben Affleck are now reteaming for a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train, with Affleck set to play the movie’s protagonist. The big question that remains, however, is who will play opposite him as the film’s murder-trading villain.
Adam McKay is making a big move directing The Big Short as his next film, making the jump from goofy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers to serious drama. It should be an interesting journey for him as a filmmaker, but it will be an adventure that sees him working with an outstanding cast.
So what’s the main thrust of the argument? Obviously, stop reading this is you haven’t yet seen or read Fight Club, and still want to go into the story unspoiled.
Along with a Golden Globe nomination comes more recognition, so Brad Pitt is here to make sure everyone is pronouncing David Oyelowo’s name correctly.
Beyond his part in Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, Brad Pitt has never really explored much of the science-fiction. It's a bit strange when you consider how many other genre films he's made over the course of his career as an actor and a producer - but the good news is that it's an area in which the famed actor is working to expand.
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.
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.
Ben Affleck’s impossibly comfortable turn as the self-centered Nick Dunne struck me as yet another combination of a perfect Fincher choice, followed by a seamless performance under the director’s watchful eye. And I realized it was the latest of many.
Newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrate their new nuptials by reuniting for By the Sea, a new romantic drama set in 1970s France. Check out the first photos from the shoot.
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.
Has there been a major Hollywood couple where the wife actually directed her husband in a movie? The Hollywood directing ranks are overwhelmingly male, but there have been no shortage of power couples that could have tried it out. But more often than not, it's the man who wears the pants behind the camera.
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.
We’ve seen Brad Pitt kill Nazis before thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s badass, unusually spelled Inglourious Basterds. Now, we’re gonna get that chance again thanks to David Ayer’s Fury, though if the above trailer is any indication, this new film will be a whole lot different than QT’s stylistic, over the top masterpiece that could have won Best Picture.
Once upon a time, Hollywood was filled with actors and actresses who could slap their names on a movie poster and almost guarantee success. That star power has lessened over the years. We can all agree on that. Exactly how much is still a matter of fierce debate, but if one hot and trendy new algorithm can be relied upon, the answer is almost none at all.
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!
Back in the 1980s, Hollywood action movies preferred their male leads to have gigantic arms. They wanted Hulk Hogan lookalikes with Popeye biceps who could conceivably one punch any human being into a coma. More recently, however, the standard of badass bodies has changed quite a bit.
The story hasn't been revealed, though knowing Jolie's interests, it's probably something a bit more serious. Her directing efforts so far include In The Land Of Blood And Honey and the upcoming WWII-set Unbroken.
McChrystal was one of the more prominent political voices in the Middle East. An outspoken critic of the war, McChrystal was nonetheless a highly-decorated commander, credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who led Al Quaeda in Iraq.
The deal between Pitt and the project's producing company, GK Films, hasn't been completed yet, but Deadline says that things are "serious." Once the deal is signed the hunt will begin for a big name director who will get production rolling "early next year."
After directing him in this year’s lackluster sci-fi adventure Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski is reteaming with Cruise for Fox’s racing drama Go Like Hell, which may soon find another megastar in its midst as Fox is currently trying to sway Brad Pitt to join the project. It would mark the first time Pitt and Cruise co-starred in a film since 1994’s Interview With the Vampire, and while a racetrack is the last place I want to see their on-screen reunion, I guess I won’t look a gift horse under the hood.
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.