BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
While he's absent from this holiday's Paddington, Colin Firth looks like he's found a new hobby to fill the hours: Professional Ass Kicking.
Colin Firth has left Paddington and will no longer be lending his voice the bathroom-wrecking bear. Or as the celebrated English actor put it, “After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’”
Colin Firth is everywhere this year, and it's a good thing! The man has worked hard to hit pretty much every demographic in the market, and he's doing a pretty comprehensive job. He's got Paddington for the kids, Kingsman: The Secret Service for the teens-adults, and numerous titles for adults and Academy voters alike. One such film that falls into that last category is Woody Allen's latest comedic effort, Magic In The Moonlight.
With a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman, director Atom Egoyan looks to investigate the controversial trial brought rumor, prejudice and fear of satanic rituals into the courtroom. This was the beginning of a case that would be in appeal for years to come.
Details on the plot are still a mystery, but we do know that the film was shot in the South of France, making Magic in the Moonlight Allen's eighth movie to be set in Europe. Magic in the Moonlight boasts an ensemble that includes English actress Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter, and Jeremy Shamos.
Allen has set his sights on Colin Firth as his next leading man, and the actor and the production have entered negotiations to make that happen. What's more, the site has also learned that the title will be one to add to the filmmaker's ever-growing list of European set stories, and will be filmed in the South of France.
Firth, who is currently starring in the BitTorrent-sponsored dramedy Arthur Newman, is usually the quintessential Brit in the films he stars in – genially stoic and romantic without bullshit attached – so this will be a welcome step or two outside his wheelhouse.
In an unprecedented deal, BitTorrent will offer to its users the first seven minutes of Dante Ariola’s drama-comedy. Why on Earth would they do such a thing? Oh, maybe it’s because BitTorrent boasts 170 million users, and if Hollywood can figure out a way to turn them into paying customers, this will be a major step.
Together these two damaged people running from their pasts try to forge a bold new future. And as you might suspect from the casting of its affable stars, romance begins to bloom as they vacation in the lives and vacant homes of others. But with a premise like this, it's a far from typical love story. ”It’s not the inevitable romance, it’s not the inevitable failure to have romance,” Firth explains. “I found it followed a very truthful path about an ordinary person.”
As Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth often wind up adding heft to whatever project they're working on, whether it's Kidman's upcoming lurid thriller Stoker or Firth's presence in A SIngle Man helping get that film made (OK, he wasn't an Oscar winner yet at the time, but he's always been a classy dude)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is secretly one of the year's biggest hits, a tiny British indie movie that grossed $46 million in the United States and an amazing $134 million worldwide. It's holding out some hope for Oscar attention, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Maggie Smith, but the real prize seems to be proving that a movie about a bunch of retirees
FilmNation Entertainment has announced that they are currently developing a film titled Genius and have signed on Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth to play well-dressed new journalist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Max Perkins, respectively. John Logan, who very recently wrote amazing scripts for projects like Skyfall, Hugo and Rango, is writing the true-life drama...
Colin Firth, who was famous for a long time as the stammering dreamboat of Bridget Jones's Diary or Love, Actually, has been on a serious streak lately, starting with an Oscar-nominated turn in the period drama A Serious Man, leading into the Oscar-winning role in The King's Speech,
It’s not the full trailer. Expect that to come along shortly. But this clip does give you the first look at Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz in action in the story of a disgruntled corporate employee trying to swindle his conniving boss.
With a solid cast and an unsettling but true-life back-story, Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot already has a lot going for it. Set to star Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, the crime thriller is based on a 2002 bestselling book by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt, which tells the story of the investigation and trial of three Arkansas teens charged with the murder of three small boys.