Quantum of Solace may be the center of attention at the moment, but another Daniel Craig flick, Defiance, could be the one enjoying the spotlight come Oscar time. The Ed Zwick-directed period piece, based on the true story of three Belarusian brothers who helped liberate a Nazi death camp during World War II, has been steadily gathering buzz as a possible awards contender.
Defiance is set to premiere at the AFI Fest on November 9; the rest of us will get a chance to see what all the buzz is about when it opens wide on January 16, 2009. In the meantime, check out the new Defiance trailer. Posted 11.05.08 by reelz
Variety is reporting several casting deals today.
Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola (Junebug, Face/Off) will be teaming up in Five Dollars a Day, a road movie in which Walken plays a conman and Nivola the son who's been jailed for his crimes. Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, A Lot Like Love) will direct...
...Liev Schreiber (The Painted Veil, Kate & Leopold) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong) will be joining Daniel Craig in Defiance, the Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond) written and directed drama about Polish brothers who join the Russian resistance during the Holocaust...
...Director D.J. Caruso will be re-teaming with Shia LaBeouf after their blockbuster turn in Disturbia for another thriller, Eagle Eye. Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III, North Country) has just been cast opposite Shia as a single mother who must infiltrate a cell plotting a political assassination after they are wrongly accused of being terrorists. MTV.com recently reported that Rosario Dawson has also signed onto the movie...
...MTV is also reporting that William Hurt has a juicy role coming up in a new Julie Delpy drama/romance. The Countess, which Delpy wrote and will star in and direct, is about Elizabeth Bathory, a Hungarian countess who lived during the 16th century and also happened to be a serial killer. Radha Mitchell (Melinda and Melinda, Finding Neverland) and Vincent Gallo (The Brown Bunny, Buffalo 66) are also confirmed. Posted 08.09.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that British actor Daniel Craig has signed on to act in the upcoming Holocaust drama Defiance, which will be written and directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond).
Based on the true story from Nechama Tec's memoir of the same name, Defiance tells the story of four Jewish brothers who join up with Russian resistance fighters in WWII Poland.
Craig, who is best known for taking over the role of James Bond (Casino Royale), appears to have a burgeoning penchant for playing Jewish badasses (witness: Munich).
I think I can say I speak for all of my people when I say, "Shalom, and glad to have you, sir." Posted 05.18.07 by reelz