"Folk songs? I thought you said you were a musician."
Academy Award–winning writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) have made movies in almost every genre, but their latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, is a first; a tale of a fictional folk singer named Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) set in the 1960s. Sure, the Coens have made movies set in the 1960s before (A Serious Man) and have even made movies that include folk music (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?), but this is the first to tackle the folk music in the 1960s.
Reportedly based loosely on the life of Dave van Ronk, an American folk singer who was a part of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s who was an influence on Bob Dylan and others, Inside Llewyn Davis has yet to find distribution, however Thompson on Hollywood has managed to find a trailer sent as a special invite to industry professionals for a February screening on the Sony lot. The trailer, which does have language that is NSFW, offers a first, hazy look at Isaac as the troubled singer, along with co-stars Carey Mulligan (Drive) as a sharp-tongued ex, Justin Timberlake (The Social Network) as Mulligan's husband as well as Coen regular John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink) and Garrett Hedlund (seemingly on loan from On The Road). the latest in folksy trailers
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A month after the first trailer has debuted for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, two new photos (via Empire) have been released and continue to show off the visual opulence Luhrmann has in store.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the story itself is centered on the upper class decadence of the 1920s — as explored in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. Those that have read the novel already understand why the new photos and trailers focus so heavily on the lavish parties thrown by the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), but for those of you who haven't, let's just say that he is looking to accomplish more than show off his wealth. check out the photos >> Posted 06.26.12 by Ryan
1922. Nosferatu was released. Construction on Yankee Stadium began in the Bronx. Insulin first successfully treated diabetes. And Jack White and Jay-Z ruled the radio airwaves...wait, what? Well, at least, that's the case in the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, Luhrmann's adaptation isn't the first to make it to the big screen. It is, however, the first to make it in 3-D. While Fitzgerald's story of love and class warfare doesn't seem like a natural fit for eye-popping effects, the first Great Gatsby trailer showcases the lavish spectacle Luhrmann has in store for audiences. Luhrmann's visual style is no secret to anyone that has seen his 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet or 2001's Moulin Rouge. Both also featured an eclectic soundtrack. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.23.12 by Ryan
The last time an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of love amidst class warfare hit the big screen was 1974, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Now, 37 years later, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are reprising their roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — and in 3-D.
EW has revealed the first official photos of the two lead actors in character, along with a first look at their co-stars Tobey Maguire, who plays the novel's narrator Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Daisy's surly husband Tom Buchanan — all looking the height of 1920s decadence. check out the photos >> Posted 12.14.11 by Ryan
Fox Searchlight has released a second trailer for British director Steve McQueen's (Hunger) new NC-17 drama, Shame. Co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan (Brick Lane), Shame was the Critics Choice at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and earned Michael Fassbender a Best Actor award for his "brilliant, ferocious performance" as a sex addict living in New York whose carefully constructed facade of normalcy begins to crumble when his estranged sister (Carey Mulligan) shows up on his doorstep one day, stirring memories of a painful past that he has tried hard to forget. watch the trailer for Shame >> Posted 11.18.11 by BrentJS
Joel Edgerton proved his acting chops in last year's critically–acclaimed, Aussie import Animal Kingdom, but Stateside, the actor has been cast more in action movie roles such as The Thing, Warrior and the upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Ok, scratch that last one.
Edgerton's latest action role could be in the 300 sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes). Vulture reports that Edgerton is in talks to play Themosticles, the famed Athenian archon and general who led the Greeks to victory against the invading Persians in the Battle of Artemisium, which again saw a smaller Greek fleet go up against a stronger Persian navy. The fight took place during "the exact same three days" as as The Battle of Thermopylae, which was the inspiration for the first 300.
300 director Zack Snyder and his screenwriting partner Kurt Johnstad wrote the script for the sequel, which is again based on a forthcoming graphic novel by Frank Miller. Israel-born director Noam Murro (Smart People) will direct the movie, while Gerard Butler and Lena Headey will reportedly reprise their 300 roles of Leonidas, king of the Spartans, and Queen Gorgo, respectively. john goodman joins the coen brothers; RZA joins Quentin Tarantino >> Posted 11.03.11 by Ryan
Chris Tucker's last role was in 2007's Rush Hour 3, but the actor-comedian is looking to make a comeback with roles in two upcoming movies: director David O. Russell's follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook, and 20th Century Fox's upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch.
Variety reports that Tucker is in talks for The Silver Linings Playbook, based on the 2008 novel by Matthew Quick. The movie follows Bradley Cooper as a former high school teacher who is released from a mental institution, moves in with his mother, and tries to win back his ex-wife but falls for his neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence) instead. Robert De Niro will play Cooper's father, while Tucker will play Danny, Cooper's friend in the mental institution. Production will begin this fall, with Tucker likely joining once he finishes his stand-up tour in November. Tucker in the neighborhood; Mulligan with the dead Posted 09.07.11 by Ryan
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As news of Natalie Portman's engagement and pregnancy with choreographer Benjamin Millepied broke Monday, Google strained under the weight of people trying to answer the question, "Who the heck is Benjamin Millepied?" The couple met while filming the ballet thriller Black Swan, and E! has compiled a list of Five Things to Know About Natalie Portman's Fiancé and Procreation Partner.
While we wait for the arrival of Portman's baby, Sir Elton John and David Furnish's is here, as their surrogate had a boy on Christmas. He's been named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. Or just Zach for short.
Coming off his failed fling with Carey Mulligan, Shia LaBeouf has been spotted brunching with a new mystery woman only identified as "Asian." If that doesn't work out, Selena Gomez is an option as the Disney starlet has cited LaBeouf as an example of the type of man she looks for in a partner. Meanwhile, Gomez has made at least one "Sexiest Beach Babes" list.
Former At the Movies host and current ReelzChannel personality Richard Roper has released his annual GOOF list (Greatly Overhyped and Overexposed Fool) and he's picked Charlie Sheen over worthy contenders such as Julian Assange, Brett Favre, Sarah Palin, and LeBron James. Posted 12.28.10 by reelz
Director Baz Luhrmann is filling out his cast for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. With Leonardo DiCaprio set to play Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Luhrmann told Deadline that, after reading several actresses for the character of Daisy Buchanan, he has cast Carey Mulligan in the role.
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Regarding the role of Daisy Buchanan, I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world's most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting. However, specific to this particular production of The Great Gatsby, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: "Hello, Daisy Buchanan."
Director Ridley Scott is busy trying to find a female lead for his upcoming Alien Prequel, reportedly meeting with several actresses. The role has to be an exciting prospect for actresses, since starring in Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien certainly helped Sigourney Weaver's career. See the possible contenders >> Posted 10.08.10 by Ryan