Canadian director David Cronenberg began his career with surreal, sci-fi horror movies like 1981's Videodrome. Lately, he's been concentrating on dramatic thrillers like 2005's A History of Violence, 2007's Eastern Promises, and his newest entry, A Dangerous Method. The movie, set in World War I–era Vienna, explores the tangled relationship between psychologist Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), who both fall under the spell of the troubled Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley).
A Dangerous Method is currently touring the festival circuit, premiering this week at the Venice Film Festival. Cronenberg told Variety that his own fans may not like the movie even if he doesn't think the movie is a "big creative departure." cronenberg talks, critics respond, a new trailer debuts >> Posted 09.02.11 by Ryan
David Cronenberg's last movie to reach theaters was 2007's Eastern Promises, but the Canadian director is currently hard at work shooting an adaptation of Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel and starring Twilight's Robert Pattinson. Cronenberg's next movie to hit theaters, however, is A Dangerous Method, based on the play The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liasons), which, in turn, was based on the non-fiction novel A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr.
A Dangerous Method is a historical drama that enters the intellectual, and apparently sex-filled, world of psychology as explained in the movie's synopsis.
watch the trailer >> Posted 06.22.11 by Ryan
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina's spell.
It's been a busy week for casting news, with several projects adding, announcing, or subtracting cast members.
In January, it was announced that Judd Apatow's next writing and directing project would be a spin-off of his successful, 2007 romantic comedy Knocked Up. The movie will focus on the married characters portrayed by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, instead of than Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, in a story that has been kept under wraps so far.
Looks like Rudd and Mann will be getting some company, with THR reporting that Megan Fox is negotiating to join the comedy. What role Fox will play is also being kept secret.
It's no secret who Albert Brooks is playing, with Deadline reporting that the comedian is joining the cast as Rudd's dad. more casting news >> Posted 03.19.11 by Ryan
Finally, a movie where Sam Worthington doesn't try to destroy anything (except, perhaps, a marriage). Taking a break from movies like Clash of the Titans and Terminator Salvation, director Massy Tadjedin's Last Night follows Worthington as one half of a married couple (the other being Keira Knightley) who are both tempted by infidelity while Worthington is away on a business trip.
Shot in 2008, Last Night has been playing festivals for years since its studio, Miramax, had its library of movies sold off by parent company Disney. The Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark suffered a similar fate until finally landing a distributor. With those problems over, the trailer for Last Night has finally arrived. Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
While Christian Bale and Michael Caine will definitely appear in The Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight, Nolan has been taking his time filling two female roles in the upcoming sequel. In November, Nolan compiled a shortlist of actresses that he planned to meet with for either a love interest or villain role. The list included Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley, but latest shortlist includes several new names, with only two repeats. who's up for the roles? >> Posted 01.12.11 by Ryan
More actresses are being rumored for the female roles in Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. Last week, Charlize Theron, Vera Farmiga, and The Burning Plain actress Kacie Thomas were rumored to be up for the roles of Sarah Essen, a love interest for Commissioner Gordon, and Julie Madison, all of which remains unconfirmed. MORE >> Posted 11.12.10 by Ryan
The official trailer for Keira Knightley's next movie Never Let Me Go came out today. Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, it's a drama following the lives of three kids — Ruth, Kathy, and Tommy — who spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school. As they grow into adults, they find they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Sally Hawkins also star. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) is directing. Posted 06.16.10 by reelz
While Marvel was searching for the right actor for the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America, word got out that the studio was also looking at three actresses for the role of love interest Peggy Carter — Keira Knightley, She's Out of My League's Alice Eve, and Emily Blunt. Blunt was offered the role, but turned it down, which leaves Marvel to decide between two actresses, only it's not the exactly the two names left after Blunt's departure. Who's now in the running? >> Posted 04.08.10 by Ryan
Just last week, it was reported that John Krasinski was reportedly the potential favorite to play the lead role in Marvel's The First Avenger: Captain America, but was just as quickly ousted from the list of contenders such as Fantastic Four's Chris Evans, Cloverfield's Mike Vogel, and Wilson Bethel (CBS' The Young and the Restless). Even Dane Cook auditioned for the part (yes, Good Luck Chuck's Dane Cook).
With a March 1 deadline come and gone, the search continues. HitFix reports that Marvel is also looking at actor Ryan Phillippe, who confirmed the audition with MTV.
[I] actually am going in to meet on Captain America, which is kind of cool. After Superman, he was kind of my favorite.
Phrases like "he was kind of my favorite" and "starring in MacGruber" may not endear Phillippe to Marvel, who was more upbeat about the part when he told io9 he was indeed interested in the role.
Yeah, I would. My son would looove it. He's six-years-old. I'm really into it. We'll see what happens, but yeah, it'd be fun.
Besides Phillippe, Deadline reports that Channing Tatum is also up for the role (apparently, Marvel just rented Stop-Loss, which stars both Phillippe and Tatum). After the success of Dear John and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Tatum may be a more high profile actor than the "complete unknown" that director Joe Johnston announced he was looking for, but after undergoing such a long search for the right actor, Marvel may be willing to hire a more bankable star in the role.
While the search continues, Marvel is busy casting the other roles in the movie. With Hugo Weaving already in talks to play arch-nemesis Red Skull, Marvel is looking at a list of contenders (oh man, not again) for the female lead role of Peggy. The Deadline report lists three British actresses as being under consideration: Keira Knightley, She's Out of My League's Alice Eve, and Emily Blunt. With Blunt almost landing the role of the Black Widow in Iron Man 2, we'll put money on her getting the part, though after seeing Marvel's current obsession with Stop-Loss actors, don't count out Abbie Cornish from pulling an upset and grabbing the role instead. Posted 03.16.10 by Ryan
Wait, doesn't Keira Knightley love wearing corsets? Not enough to do another Pirates of the Caribbean says the actress:
[Pirates] was a completely fantastic experience, and it was an amazingly large portion of my life, but I don't think I need to go there again. I think that it's done. But I'm very excited to see the next one. And [Johnny Depp] is sowonderful in that character. I think it'll be wonderful.
Depp is indeed confirmed for Pirates 4. Surprisingly, Knightley's next project, The Edge of Love, which opens in the U.S. on March 20, is a real change of pace for the actress, as it is set during World War II and not the 18th century. No word on whether she will wear a corset. Posted 03.18.09 by Ryan