Rachel McAdams Talks SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS and Working with Terrence Malick
by Christina Radish Posted: May 5th, 2011
This week, we got a chance to speak with Rachel McAdams, who is currently promoting another project that we’ll be writing about later. But, in the meantime, we wanted to post what she had to say about revisiting her role as Irene Adler for a cameo in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as working with Terrence Malick on an untitled film that is being described as “a powerful and moving love story.”
While McAdams said that she isn’t actually sure of her her role in the Malick film (meaning that she’s either being very coy, or that she only received her own script pages), she did admit to there being a bit of a love triangle involving her character. She also talked about the extensive preparation that Malick requires, and said that working with him was a wonderful and inspiring experience. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
First Clip from Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE Starring Ryan Gosling
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 5th, 2011
One of my most-anticipated films this year is Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. I’ve become a big Refn fan after seeing the Pusher trilogy and Bronson and the cast for Drive is outstanding: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks. The story centers on a Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. The first clip from the film has gone online and is more about the “getaway driver” part of his resume. What I really like about this clip is that while they could choose to show us your standard getaway chase, Refn is taking time to show us the character’s intelligence and that putting the pedal to the medal isn’t necessarily the best course of action—but that there will definitely be some action.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. Drive will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens in the U.S. on September 16th.
Bill Murray Will Play Franklin D. Roosevelt in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
by Phil Brown Posted: May 5th, 2011
Any time it’s announced that Bill Murray will star in a movie, it’s exciting news. Quite apart from the fact that he’s one of the greatest comedic big screen presences of all time, the guy is notoriously hard to sign on to any project. But today after months of circling the role, Murray has officially committed to play Franklin D. Roosevelt in the historical drama Hyde Park On Hudson, a film about King George VI and Queen Elizabeth spending a weekend at FDR’s upstate New York home unsurprisingly called Hyde Park On Hudson. No start date is in place yet as Focus Features plans to seek international buyers for the project at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and given Murray’s official involvement, it shouldn’t be a hard sell. Though this will most likely be a serious role for Murray, the idea of him applying his hangdog deadpan comic charm to the role of the 32nd US president is just too sweet to resist. Hit the jump for further details on this bizarrely awesome casting choice.
Trailer for COLOMBIANA Starring Zoe Saldana
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 5th, 2011
The trailer for the action-thriller Colombiana has gone online. Working from a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken), the film stars Zoe Saldana as woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. While she works during the day as a hitwoman, at night she deals out vigilante justice in her quest to take down the mobsters responsible for the death of her parents. I like the idea of a female batman who uses a gun, but this may be the most generic action movie trailer I’ve ever seen. I’m a fan of Saldana so hopefully the movie has more personality and individually than the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, and Cliff Curtis. Colombiana opens September 2nd.