Could a sequel to 1996's Trainspotting still be in the works? According to director Danny Boyle, yes. Boyle told Moviefone that the long-rumored sequel could become a reality.
"It will happen, I think," said Boyle. ""I mean, we'll approach [the cast] again about it, but it will depend on what place they're all at. We have a very strong idea that it would be a wonderful thing to reapproach, to do again, when they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically. They're not quite there yet, I don't think." Ewan Mcgregor isn't hooked >> Posted 12.08.10 by Ryan
I Love You Phillip Morris hasn't had an easy ride to theaters. After a successful debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the dark and risque romantic comedy from Bad Santa screenwriters John Requa and Glenn Ficarra has had a difficult time finding distribution in the U.S., suffering through several delays (though it has already made $18 million overseas and has a 79% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes). watch the trailer (but not at work) >> Posted 10.23.10 by Ryan
Ex-Python and director Terry Gilliam has always maintained that friend Johnny Depp would be a part of his Don Quixote project, but it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has changed that. Empire caught up with Gilliam at Cannes, where he revealed that everyone's favorite jedi Ewan McGregor will fill the role originally meant for Johnny.
Sure to be fantastically strange, the movie's storyline has been rumored to have McGregor's character as a 21st-century advertising executive who travels back in time to 17th-century Spain, where he meets Don Quixote (Robert Duvall) and is mistakenly believed to be Sancho Panza, thus becoming involved in quixotic adventures. Posted 05.18.10 by reelz
Despite headliners Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, and some pretty positive early reviews, it now looks like I Love You Phillip Morris may never hit the big screen. The dark comedy followed the true life adventures of an over-the-top gay con-man and his former cellmate, whose true love is fueled and funded by a seeming endless series of shady dealings. what really did the movie in? >> Posted 04.09.10 by reelz
Although The Ghost Writer opened in New York and Los Angeles on February 19, it is just getting a wide release this weekend. This political thriller, which earned Roman Polanski best director honors at the Berlin Film Festival and is currently polling an impressive 83% at Rotten Tomatoes, follows a replacement ghost writer (Ewan McGregor), whose predecessor died under suspicious circumstances. His job of helping a retired British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) with his memoirs is further complicated by the dangerous secrets that keep leaking out between the lines.
In conjunction with the wider release, we have a new set of clips which underline the growing tensions at the island mansion where the prime minister and his entourage are sequestered, as it begins to dawn on the ghost just how far in over his head he has gotten. Posted 03.05.10 by reelz
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor have made a rom-com, or considering the larcenous proclivities of Carrey's character, perhaps we should call it a rom-con. I Love You Phillip Morris dramatizes the exploits of real-life con man Steven Russell (Carey) as he talks his way into illicit cash and prizes under a dizzying variety of pretenses. It's all played for laughs, of course — it is Jim Carrey, after all. But the real gold at the end of his rainbow is his true love and one-time fellow inmate Phillip Morris (McGregor). Earlier previews had thrown their tempestuous relationship into high relief.
Now in a pair of new clips we get a bit longer look at how Steven pulls off one of his outrageous cons, and a glimpse of his already rather peculiar domestic life before he discovered that he was gay and needed to steal so many things. While his wife may have gotten divine help with the coffee filters, it is already fairly evident that his her less trivial prayers will not be answered, at least not in the long run. Posted 02.01.10 by reelz
"It was the book that killed him." Or so Ewan McGregor is told early on in the latest trailer for Roman Polanski's political thriller The Ghost Writer. McGregor plays the unnamed replacement "ghost," as he puts it, who has been hired to help a retired British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) write his memoirs after the first ghost writer dies under mysterious circumstances.
Indeed, from what we can see here, words are what gets everyone into trouble. The memoirs the former PM is writing appear to contain secrets that could destroy him, secrets also likely linked to the untimely death of the first ghost. McGregor too, who starts off professing to know nothing about politics, soon finds that being a ghost is far more complicit than he realizes. As the secrets threaten to spill out to the public, an aide (Kim Cattrall) blandly informs him: "You're the writer. That makes you an accomplice." Posted 01.29.10 by reelz
A new update on Steven Soderbergh's spy flick Knockout: Dennis Quaid has dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict, according to The Playlist. Knockout centers around mixed martial arts star Gina Carano, and Quaid was slated to portray her character's father.
In negotiations to replace him is Bill Paxton, known best for his roles in Aliens and Apollo 13. He also had a memorable performance in Sam Raimi's thriller A Simple Plan.
The Playlist also writes that French actor Mathieu Kassovitz (Amelie, Munich) has joined the cast, which already includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, and Channing Tatum.
The story sees Carano as a black ops specialist, the other cast members as part of her team. She has to go on the run once she's betrayed, although it's unclear who the rat is. The movie is due out sometime in 2011.
Soderbergh has several other forthcoming projects, including the Spalding Grey documentary And Everything Is Going Fine, the biopic Liberace (starring Matt Damon alongside Michael Douglas in the title role), and Cleo, a musical retelling of the story of Cleopatra set in the 1920s and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. Posted 01.27.10 by reelz
Although well-received when it debuted at Sundance, I Love You Phillip Morris initially had trouble finding a U.S. distributor, likely because it was considered "just too gay" to have wide appeal for American audiences. Having overcome that hurdle, it's scheduled for a wide release on February 12.
The movie follows the misadventures of con man and accomplished prison-escape artist Steven Russell (Jim Carrey), who dramatically announces after a car accident that he has finally discovered that he is gay. There is just no stopping him after that. Soon a prison romance blossoms into a renewed and even more ambitious life of crime, as he takes every opportunity to keep himself and his true love Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) outfitted in the style they would like to become accustomed to. As he notes in the first of fours clips that have just been released, "Being gay is really expensive."
The latest trailer for the movie, it should be noted, is quite a bit toned down compared with the earlier international version, which showed an over-the-top Carey being considerably more, well, flamboyant. Posted 01.15.10 by reelz
Delayed a bit by the director's own headline-grabbing legal difficulties, the first full trailer is now out for Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer. The movie is adapted from the Robert Harris political thriller about a writer (Ewan McGregor) hired to help a former British Prime Minister (played by Pierce Brosnan and clearly modeled on Tony Blair) with his memoirs. The previous ghost writer died under mysterious circumstances, and intrigue swirls as the new ghost stumbles onto some potentially damaging secrets about the PM's connection to torture and the CIA.
The movie has secured a limited release in theaters on February 19. As for the director, prospects are still not so clear. Posted 01.14.10 by reelz