"No piece of art is worth a human life."
After winning the Academy Award for his direction of 2008's Slumdog Millionaire and scoring a Best Picture nomination for his follow-up, 127 Hours, it's strange that it took so long for Danny Boyle's latest movie, Trance, to find distribution in the United States. Already slated to open in March in the U.K., Trance will finally reach U.S. shores in April, with the delay perhaps explained by the fact that the movie was funded and shot in Britain.
Trance follows James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as a fine art auctioneer who plots to steal a fine art painting after being mixed up with a gang led by Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). After McAvoy double-crosses the gang, he is beaten over the head and can no longer remember where he has hidden the painting, and seeks help from a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson). The resulting first trailer (and its subsequent poster), reveal a story where the line between reality and hypnotic suggestion become blurred and the question of everyone's real intentions is not easily answered. hypnotic trailers
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Like Charlie's Angels, but dangerous!
Even though the The Expendables 2 was a bit redundant and perhaps too self-aware at times, it was still an entertaining action movie with all-star cast appeal. A sequel is already in development, with Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all being courted to join the cast. Noticeably absent from that list are the names of any female action movie stars. We say, if the gimmick of the franchise is surprising new cast additions, why not push it further than bringing in Indy by bringing in Ripley or The Bride.
Or, better yet, how about a stand-alone movie with an all-female cast of female action heroes from yesterday and today? Just think of the possibilities!
Imagine a revenge movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about an all-female super-spy team run by Sigourney Weaver, with members that include: Uma Thurman as the knife expert; Gina Carano as the pugilist/demolitions expert; Jada Pinkett Smith as the animal/gun expert; Kate Beckinsale as the poison expert/seductress; Chloë Moretz as the trainee (Fox Force Five!). But, enough about our fantasy she-woman action movie. We want to know what you think: Which female action movie stars of yesterday and today do you think could make the line-up in an all-female Expendables-style movie?
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Posted 10.13.12 by BrentJS
The Jamie Linden-scripted romantic drama Dear John was a big hit for Channing Tatum when it debuted in 2010, actually knocking Avatar off of the #1 spot at the box office after seven weeks of dominance. It's no wonder then that Tatum jumped at the chance to re-team with Linden when the screenwriter decided to direct his next screenplay himself. The result is the romantic drama 10 Years (formerly Ten Year), which is about a group of friends who reunite at their ten-year class reunion and realize that they still haven't quite grown up. Here's the synopsis:
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Jake (Tatum) is deeply in love with his girlfriend and ready to propose — until he runs into his high school flame (Rosario Dawson) for the first time in years. Jake's friend Cully (Chris Pratt) married his cheerleader girlfriend, and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty (Justin Long) and A.J (Max Minghella) spend the night picking up right where they left off, vying to impress the hottest girl in class. The famous one of the group, Reeves (Oscar Isaac) is now a rock star, but is still too shy to talk to his high school crush.
The sequel to Sin City, director Robert Rodriguez's bloody, stylized adaptation of Frank Miller's neo-noir comic book series, has been gestating for nearly seven years — with many predicting it would never happen — but we finally got the word last week that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been given the green light. Rodriguez's reluctance to move forward with the sequel before now has always been about the quality of the script, believing that the sequel needed to be "something truly exceptional" to meet the "epic expectations" of the fans, which was apparently accomplished after Academy Award–winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) was hired to do some re-writes on Miller's script.
The next step is casting, which is expected to commence this week. Though many of the major roles will likely go to the actors who played the characters in the original movie, you simply never know in Hollywood — Terrence Howard being replaced by Don Cheadle as James Rhodes, aka War Machine, in Iron Man 2 springs to mind. In a recent interview with FlickDirect, Rodriguez confessed that he hasn't started casting yet and said that it may not even happen "in the next month." However, he did reveal that Mickey Rourke is "the first" of the original cast to return, which is great news because it's virtually inconceivable to envision anyone else portraying the "murder machine with a heart of gold" known as Marv. Rodriguez also said that Rosario Dawson is "pumped" to return as Gail. what did rodriguez say about casting? >> Posted 04.24.12 by BrentJS
Rosario Dawson really wants a role in Star Trek 2. The actress admitted her abounding Trek love in a recent interview with Collider.
Dawson wants to play a "sexy vulcan" >> Posted 11.21.10 by Ryan
I love J.J. [Abrams] — I got a whole petition that’s been going on on Twitter that I could maybe be in the next film. Like, just a Klingon, something, like anything at one point, [and] just go out there and say "Qapla" or something; and then I’d be happy, I’d be very, very satisfied.
Director Tony Scott's action movie Unstoppable pairs Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two railroad employees who attempt to halt a runaway train filled with toxic cargo. Rosario Dawson co-stars as a railroad dispatcher who helps the duo.
In anticipation of the movie's November 12 release, Twentieth Century Fox has offered up three new clips of the movie to Yahoo, which show a taste of the action Scott has in store. watch the clips >> Posted 10.27.10 by Ryan
Director Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of comic creator Frank Miller's Sin City line of graphic novels may have been snubbed by the Academy, but it won 16 other critical awards, including the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and earned nearly $159 million at the box office, making it a prime candidate for a sequel. However, since its release in 2005, there's been nothing more than talk of that happening.
Back in 2006, Rosario Dawson, who played Gail in Sin City, said that Rodriguez was considering casting Angelina Jolie in the lead role in Sin City 2, which was rumored to be an adaptation of Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For graphic novel. Subsequent rumors had both Salma Hayek and Rodriguez's then-girlfriend Rose McGowan competing for the role. Then, it appeared Rodriguez was side-lining Sin City 2 in favor of an update of Barbarella. Another rumor had the Weinsteins losing the rights to produce a Sin City sequel, a rumor which was squelched by their attorney in April, when he said their rights "remain intact."
Just when it was beginning to look like a sequel would never happen, actor Clive Owen gave Sin City fans a little hope. In a recent interview with MTV, Owen said that production on Sin City could begin sooner than anyone thought.
I'm hearing it might be next year, yes. I'm hearing it might be next year. I heard that from a very good source, recently, yeah.
While Owen wouldn't say who the "good source" was, he hinted that it could have been either Miller or Rodriguez, and said that he would be interested in reprising the role of Dwight.
I had a great time on the first one. Great time. Robert Rodriguez was a joy. It was a stunning film. I think it was an absolutely extraordinary achievement, what he did with that film. It's unlike ... it was a genuinely original movie. Posted 09.24.09 by BrentJS
Actress Rosario Dawson is here at Cinevegas promoting her upcoming movie, Explicit Ills, and being honored by the film festival. We caught up with her on the red carpet to see if she'd heard anything from Robert Rodriguez or Frank Miller on the highly anticipated sequel to Sin City, Sin City 2.
"Yes, it's not happening yet," she told us. "I think there's a lot of want for it to happen, but it's kind of an issue of films right now are a little difficult to be getting made so it depends on the success of other ones that are out, I imagine."
Dawson says fans can help, though. "Just keep putting the word out right now that we want it to happen."
In the meantime, she is still keeping busy with two high profile movies coming out later this year -- Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and Seven Pounds with Will Smith, in which she said she plays a woman dying of congenital heart disease.
The actress is also dabbling into creating her own comic book, The Occult Crimes Task Force, with family friend David Atchison. "[He] developed the actual original story and always had me in mind for the lead character and kind of wrote her around me," she explained. "When he got an artist involved and he could develop it a bit more, he brought it to me and asked if it was something I was interested in being a part of."
While the two have sold The Occult Crimes Task Force, they are contemplating taking it in a different direction, possibly as a webisode, Dawson said. Posted 06.22.08 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
Renee Zellweger has signed on to star in Appaloosa, a Western drama that will be directed by Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). The movie is about "a pair of friends hired to protect a lawless town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher," says Variety.com.
Harris, who will also be starring in the movie, adapted the script with Robert Knott (with whom he worked in Pollock) from the 2006 novel by Robert B. Parker. Harris will also be re-uniting with his A History of Violence co-star Viggo Mortensen, who also toplines the film which will start filming in New Mexico in October.
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) are all close to closing casting deals in Ken Kwapis's (License to Wed) film adaptation of He's Just Not That Into You.
As we reported in June, Drew Barrymore will be producing and starring in the movie, based on the book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.
And finally, MTV.com is reporting that actress Rosario Dawson (Grindhouse, Sin City 2) won't be in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno after all. Although Smith wrote the role of Miri with Dawson in mind, it appears she is too busy with her other projects (most notably Eagle Eye, which will be directed by D.J. Caruso) to fit it into her schedule. We wonder if Smith will delay shootnig Zack and Miri to get his muse? Posted 08.07.07 by reelz