If you're making a movie about a group of survivors set against a backdrop where a deadly virus outbreak has the potential to wipe out humanity, than who better to call on than Cillian Murphy? After all, he's a veteran of that scenario after dealing with the zombie-causing virus in 28 Days Later.
And that's exactly who first-time filmmaker Carl Tibbetts has cast in the thriller Retreat. The movie is about a couple (Murphy and Thandie Newton) who are vacationing on a desolate island when they come across a psychopath, Jamie Bell, who has news of a deadly outbreak that is sweeping through Europe. And it's Bell's character who decides the only way to survive the outbreak is to board up the house and wait it out. That wouldn't be too hard, except that Bell is crazy. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.06.11 by Chris
Director Brad Anderson isn't part of the Hollywood elite (yet), but those paying attention know that Anderson has been putting together an impressive resume over the past 10 years with dark thrillers like 2004's The Machinist and the creepy horror movie Session 9. Anderson's latest movie, Vanishing on 7th Street seems somewhere in the middle of those two previous works, as it follows a small group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic landscape, who slowly begin to realize that they have to try to stay alive from something hidden in the darkness. John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, and Hayden Christensen star in the movie, which has a new trailer to promote its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the trailer >> Posted 08.19.10 by Ryan
Other than a few still images that were released back in May, there has been virtually nothing heard about director Brad Anderson's (The Machinist) new post-apocalyptic horror movie, Vanishing on 7th Street, since it went into post-production. Now, Merrick Entertainment has opened the promotional floodgates, releasing a new theatrical poster, several more new still images and a six-and-a-half-minute video from the set of the movie featuring commentary from Anderson, stars John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton, and others. Watch the interview here >> Posted 08.10.10 by BrentJS
Oliver Stone has begun to round out the cast of W, his take on the administration of Bush 43. Word from The Hollywood Reporter is that UK native Thandie Newton (Norbit, The Pursuit of Happyness) is in final talks to play Secretary of State and longtime Bush confidante Condoleezza Rice. She'll join an eclectic ensemble that includes Josh Brolin as George W. and Elizabeth Banks as wife Laura. Welshman Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) is reportedly close to signing on for the role of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, while the loveably irascible Paul Giamatti is rumored to be in talks to play either Dick Cheney or Karl Rove.
There is apparently no truth, however, to the rumor that twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been approached to play Bush's daughters Jenna and Barbara. Bummer.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 04.07.08 by reelz
Reelz.com caught up with actress Thandie Newton (Beloved, Crash) at the recent press day for her romantic comedy, Run, FatBoy, Run, which opens this weekend and the British beauty gave us some details on her upcoming projects.
"I did a movie with Guy Ritchie called Rocknrolla, which I think is coming out at the end of the year. And I loved it," she said. "It's him going back--I don't want to say going back to what he's done before, but it's more about the underworld of London. It's just fantastic," she continued. "He wrote it. The script was like a sketch, and he just let us be very spontaneous and create."
But Newton had a little more to reveal about Mr. Madonna's intentions with Rocknrolla--which she said is part of a trilogy--and her character. "[Ritchie] cleverly didn't really say there was going to be another movie because a lot of people die, as you can imagine," she said. "Thankfully my character survives, so I'll be doing the next one." Posted 03.26.08 by reelz