An Argo reunion of sorts is in the works as Emmy and Golden Globe winner John Goodman discusses joining four-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston in director Jay Roach’s Trumbo. The film is going to be shot in Louisiana.
Cranston will star as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a man who became famous for his classics such as Spartacus and Roman Holiday. After refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, he was blacklisted bringing his career to a stop. Forcing to write under pseudonyms, he won two Oscars while still blacklisted and eventually returned to using his own name.
Goodman is expected to play Frank King, a film producer whose King Brothers Productions hired the blacklisted writer Trumbo. Trumbo ended up winning an Oscar for The Brave One which was produced by King. In Argo, which similarly involved actual film industry history, Goodman played legendary Hollywood makeup artist John Chambers.
Helen Mirren will star alongside Goodman and Cranston as the gossip columnist that supported Trumbo’s blacklisting.
Trumbo is prepping now in New Orleans for a September 15 start of principle photography. Goodman can next be seen in The Gambler alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’ll also be busy with the New Orleans Film Festival in October as public ambassador for the fest.
A new trailer has just been released for the upcoming Paramount Pictures film Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan. After discovering a wormhole, a group of space explorers sets out to exceed the limitations on human space travel and explore the deep space beyond. Matthew McConaughey stars as a widowed engineer who leaves behind his children to join this interstellar voyage. Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy and Topher Grace also star.
Two brothers fight for the love of one woman in the upcoming rom-com The Longest Week. Jason Bateman stars as Conrad, an aspiring novelist who has recently been cut off from his extremely wealthy parents. With no place to live he turns to his brother (Billy Crudup) for help. When Conrad’s brother introduces him to Beatrice (Olivia Wilde) the brothers find themselves in competition for her love. When Conrad regrettably decides to reveal to his brother that he is sleeping with Beatrice on a rooftop, disaster ensues.
See Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde fall in love in The Longest Week when it hits theaters September 5.
In honor of the release of Get On Up this Friday, online video site Pluto.TV will be streaming videos focused on James Brown’s live performances in the 1960s. The site will be playing videos from Brown’s performances on the T.A.M.I Show, a 1968 concert at the Harlem’s Apollo Theater, and a documentary about Brown’s riot-quelling show in Boston the night that Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. The music-and TV-reissue specialists over at Shout Factory will also be collecting material to create a three-DVD set called I’ve Got a Feeling – James Brown in the ‘60s. Catch all this amazing footage of James Brown beginning nine in the morning on Friday and through the weekend. If you miss the online release of the videos, you will have the chance to watch them on demand.
Don’t forget to catch the Godfather of Soul in Tate Taylor’s, Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis in theaters Friday, August 1.
The first trailer for Fox’s Night at The Museum3 has dropped. Late night adventures in a museum are always a good time. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais have all returned for their wacky roles.
This particular night involves Larry Daley (Stiller) and his pack of historic heroes who leave New York to work at a British museum in order to investigate the disintegrating tablet of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh (Kingsley). Along with new adventures are a slew of interesting new characters including a fellow goofy security guard (Rebel Wilson) and Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens).
The franchise for these Shawn Levy directed/produced films has already topped $1 billion worldwide with the third installation scheduled to debut just in time for the magic of the holidays.
Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb is set for release December 19, 2014.
Former heavy weight world champion Mike Tyson has reported that not only will Jamie Foxx portray him in an upcoming biopic, but also that Martin Scorsese is somehow involved. “Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it,” Mike Tyson said to the Daily Mirror. “Within a year to eighteen months, we’re […]
Director Quentin Tarantino, a favorite around New Orleans and pretty much everywhere else, has released the poster for his upcoming film The Hateful Eight. The Kill Bill director spent almost a year in the Crescent City filming Django Unchained, a fictional, blood-soaked “western” set in the historical world of Southern slavery. After a full copy of the script leaked online, […]
The trailer wasn’t the only thing to be released for the upcoming film The Maze Runner. Nine posters were also released to build up even more anticipating for the film. After watching the trailer and seeing these posters I am very intrigued. Based on the James Dashner novel, The Maze Runner was directed by Wes […]
Peter Jackson continues the journey to the middle of the earth as JRR Tolkien’s story of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes to life. With a somber tone, the trailer hitns at difficult times ahead, including a massive war. Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom and […]