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US filmgoers have one more film to add to their watch lists for next year. Civil War “The Keeping Room,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be distributed in North America by Drafthouse Films, it was announced today. The film is set during the end of the Civil War and centers on three women (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru) as they defend their home from attack. Leading the charge is a renegade solider, played by Sam Worthington, who plans to kill the women and raid their home.Read More
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A trailer for the Terrence Malick-produced “The Better Angels” has premiered, giving us a new look at newcomer Braydon Denney as a young Abraham Lincoln in the feature directorial and screenwriting debut from Malick’s longtime collaborator A.J. Edwards. Derived from an interview (“Lincoln’s Boyhood: Reminiscences of His Cousin and Play-mate, Dennis Hanks” in American Magazine 65, Feb 1908) with Lincoln’s last surviving cousin, Dennis Hanks (played by Cameron Mitchell Williams), “The Better Angels” is a black-and-white cinematic picture depicting the formative years — specifically 1817-1819 — in which Lincoln grewRead More
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TheWrap has revealed the names of the seven actresses vying to fill in one of four leading roles for the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.” Following recent news that had both Rachel McAdams and Elisabeth Moss reportedly being in talks for the coveted part of Ani Bezzerides, “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol”, TheWrap has now revealed that series creator Nic Pizzolatto and HBO executives are holding a new round of auditions for the female lead who is set toRead More
The first clip from Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room” has just been released in anticipation of the film’s screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The powerful and stirring clip runs for less than a minute and a half, but it offers a wide glimpse into the challenging world that the film’s three women are battling in. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and up-and-comer Muna Otaru star in this suspenseful drama about two sisters and a slave left behind towards the end of the American Civil War. With no men to watchRead More
This filmed about a year ago, but we now have our first look at Civil War drama “The Keeping Room.” With the first photo, there’s also the revelation that “Sleepy Hollow” star Nicole Beharie, who had been originally cast in the film, is no longer in it, and Muna Otaru has taken her place. Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld play two sisters in the film, who, along with a slave (Otaru), must defend their home (with bloody consequences, judging by the photo) when a band of soldiers who have brokenRead More
How does a series of 11s lead Michael Pitt to Astrid Berges-Frsibey? That’s the first question in the trailer for Mike Cahill’s Sundance sci-fi drama “I, Origins” and as we have come to expect from the director of “Another Earth,” there are plenty more questions to come. Brit Marling co-stars, but did not help co-write this one, though there’s still plenty in here to intrigue fans of the duo’s last collaboration. Pitt and Berges-Frisbey fall in love, despite him being a very logical scientist and her believing in silly thingsRead More
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Danny Boyle, the filmmaker responsible for movies like “Trainspotting” and “127 Hours” is making his first foray into television and comedy. He has teamed up with “Peep Show” writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong in creating a new comedy/drama police series called “Babylon.” A trailer has officially been released by Channel 4, and the humor feels very fresh and very British. The first lines in the trailer are, “Put your f***ing hands on your head!” “Could you stop swearing, please, mate?” So you can get a little idea of what you’re inRead More
So it looks like Terrence Malick is one super hands-on producer, or he’s very much okay with imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. The first teaser for A.J. Edwards’ directorial debut “The Better Angels” has arrived and nobody would blink if you told them this was a Malick vehicle instead. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger and Brit Marling star in this black-and-white biopic about the childhood of Abraham Lincoln and like all children, it involved a lot of running through fields as a camera swayed lazily alongside them, capturing itRead More
The Sundance Film Festival today announced their out-of-competition Premieres lineup, generally made up of the most high profile and star-studded new films to be screening for the first time in Utah. Among the highlights are “I Origins,” the latest from Brit Marling (is it really Sundance if Marling isn’t there?), Shailene Woodley’s follow-up to last year’s award-winning “The Spectacular Now,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and Anna Kendrick in her third Sundance film this year, thriller “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds (Kendrick also has Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas”Read More
Jason Clarke in "The Better Angels"
This used to be called “The Green Blade Rises” but looks like it’s had a name change. Today we have the first images from young Abraham Lincoln biopic “The Better Angels,” via The Playlist, and it sure looks as gorgeous as a Terrence Malick produced and influenced film should. The photos feature Jason Clarke as Lincoln’s callous and abusive father Tom, Brit Marling as Abe’s mother Nancy, who died when he was nine, Diane Kruger as his stepmother Sarah and Wes Bentley as a school teacher. The kid pictured mustRead More