Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Movie Mojo

Opening this week (May 10th )
The Great Gatsby
Aftershock (Limited)

Sightseers (Limited)
Stories We Tell (Limited)

 New Trailers

Video: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Andrew Garfield to Lead Scorsese's Gestating Adaptation of 'Silence'

Just last month, news surfaced that Martin Scorsese was finally going to shoot his long-gestating adaptation of of Silence, based on the novel by Shusako Endo. Financing had been secured Emmettt/Furla Films and Paul Breuls and his Corsan Films to allow production to begin in Taiwan in July of 2014, but the official start date was contingent on a cast. Now Variety has word that production has been greenlit for June 2014 instead, and The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield will be leading the film that also has Ken Watanabe attached to a role and will also take Scorsese to Cannes to secure international distribution. Read More.

Tom Cruise Commits To Doing Mission: 
Impossible 5 

No need to act too surprised, since the massive success of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol made this a safe bet, but the inevitable has finally become official: Tom Cruise will once again play Ethan Hunt. According to Deadline he's signed a deal to star in and produce what will be a fifth Mission: Impossible film, with plans to develop the new adventure alongside the chosen writer/director and Bad Robot, the production company headed up by J.J. Abrams (we're guessing Abrams is a little too busy to get especially involved himself). Keep Reading

Nolan Recruits Actress Jessica Chastain for His 'Interstellar' Voyage

Briefly: This project is certainly coming together fast! News has broken on the latest member of the cast of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, his next sci-fi project already scheduled for a November 2014release. So far, Nolan has cast Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as the first two leads, now he has signed Zero Dark Thirty/The Help Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. Deadline says that Chastain is in talks to "play the third lead" in the film, which is said to "depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding." Everything about this sounds like it will be the pinnacle of the new era of sci-fi movies we're entering, and the cast so far is starting to indicate that will be the case. Chastain has worked for Terrence Malick and Kathryn Bigelow before, and seems careful about the roles she takes on. Keep Reading.
Ben Stiller in Talks to Take Over 'Pinocchio' with Robert Downey Jr.

Over a year ago, fans of Robert Downey Jr. and Tim Burton had their world rocked when news surfaced that they were going to work on a new adaptation of Pinocchio. Burton was directing and Downey was playing Gipetto with a script from "Pushing Daisies" and "Dead Like Me" creator Bryan Fuller, rewritten by X-Men: First Class and Stardust co-writer Jane Goldman. However, Burton has since fallen away from the project, and Downey is waiting for a new director. While doing some press junkets for Iron Man 3, he was asked who he would like to direct, and Downey picked his Tropic Thunder director and co-star Ben Stiller. Read more.

Steven Spielberg to Direct 'American Sniper' Starring Bradley Cooper

Director Steven Spielberg is going from directing a biopic about the assassinated 16th President of the United States to a movie about a trained marksman. Deadline has word that DreamWorks has set Spielberg to direct American Sniper, a project that has had Bradley Cooper attached since last Mayand had Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell circling last fall. Cooper is producing the project through his newly established 22nd & Indiana banner and the film is actually based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military HistoryRead more.
Daniel Radcliffe to Lead Gritty Crime Thriller Adapdation 'Tokyo Vice'

Following the star-making run as the titular boy wizard in the Harry Potter franchise, British actorDaniel Radcliffe has been taking some pretty dark and interesting roles. His turn as Allen Ginsberg inKill Your Darlings received plenty of praise at Sundance in January, and this fall he'll be seen in the adaptation of Horns from writer Joe Hill (son of Stephen King). Now Radcliffe has lined up another gritty project in the form of Tokyo Vice, an adaptation of Jake Adelstein's memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, which chronicles the surprising danger and intrigue that happened there.  Read more. 

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