by Max Lichtig Posted: February 1st, 2011
Fresh off the success of his recent collaboration with Christopher Nolan in Inception, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly in talks to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. Since the former child actor showed he could hold a leading man role all on his own in (500) Days of Summer, his schedule has been piling up. This April, we’ll see Levitt teaming up with Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson in Hesher. Later this year, Levitt will battle cancer in the comedy Live With It. Next year he’ll join Bruce Willis in the futuristic mob film Looper, and headline the David Koepp (Ghost Town) thriller Premium Rush.
It seems there’s nothing Levitt can’t tackle, but the question of the day is: what will his role be in The Dark Knight Rises? We know Hathaway is set to strap on the Catwoman getup and Tom Hardy will become the brute force known as Bane, but how will Levitt complement this cast? (Deadline’s report is short on details.) Out of all the characters in the Batman universe, which one do you think Levitt should embody? The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20, 2012. Click here for all our previous Batman coverage.
by Adam Chitwood Posted: February 1st, 2011
While The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t come out until over a year from now, that doesn’t mean anticipation can’t already be at a fever pitch. A couple of weeks ago, Warner Bros. revealed that Anne Hathaway has landed the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and that previously announced Tom Hardy will be portraying Bane in the Christopher Nolan-directed film. Cinematographer Wally Pfister, who so beautifully filmed the previous two entries in Nolan’s Batman soon-to-be trilogy (as well as Inception) recently talked a bit about reading the script for The Dark Knight Rises, penned by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. When asked how Nolan can top The Dark Knight, Pfister responded thusly:
“I asked the same question. I read the script two weeks ago, and he’s done it. Plain and simple — he’s done it. It’s a phenomenal script. He’s still in the process of cutting it back because it’s a very long script right now, but it’s really phenomenal. And he actually had me go back and wanted me to watch, in IMAX, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight again. When I watched those I had read the script for The Dark Knight Rises and was like, ‘dude, it is a perfect trilogy.’ I think that was his intent, to work off those two pictures — and they are very different pictures. And it’s funny, we all had different opinions about which picture we like better.”
For more from Pfister, including his thoughts on Hathaway as Catwoman, hit the jump.
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Javier Bardem Confirms He’s Considering Villain Role in BOND 23; Says New Film Changes the “Whole Dynamic”
by Matt Goldberg Posted: February 1st, 2011
On Sunday, we reported that Javier Bardem had been offered a role in Sam Mendes upcoming James Bond film. At the time, we speculated that Bardem was being offered the part of the villain. Bardem now confirms that he has been offered the role of Bond’s antagonist but he wants to read the screenplay before he signs on. Bardem tells the LA Times, “I’m a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I’d be in one of those movies.”
Hit the jump for what Mendes told Bardem about the role when they met.
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by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 1st, 2011
Zach Galifianakis is in talks to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. The initialism stands for “Rest in Peace Department,” and the property centers on dead police officers who patrol the underworld. Reynolds will play Nick Cruz, recently murdered and out for revenge. Galifianakis would play Roy Powell, whom producer Neal Moritz described as “a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years.” Robert Schwentke (Red) is on board as director. According to 24 Frames, Universal hopes to get R.I.P.D. in front of cameras this summer when Reynolds has a hole in his otherwise very busy schedule. Reynolds himself implied he might be too busy to star in both R.I.P.D. and Deadpool. Does forward movement on R.I.P.D. reflect poorly on the prospects of a Deadpool movie?
Galifianakis will next be seen in the May 26 release The Hangover Part II, followed by an appearance as “Hobo Joe” in The Muppet Movie November 23. Hit the jump for a synopsis of R.I.P.D.
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