September 18, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Filming has only just begun on David Ayer’s WWII tank action thriller “Fury,” but the director has already taken to Twitter to share the first official images from the film. Brad Pitt leads the cast that is rounded out by Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
Set in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses, Pitt plays the Commander of a Sherman tank who leads a five-man crew in a battle against desperate German troops. All five leads are pictured in the surprisingly stylized photo Ayer shared today, lounging on their tank GQ style. Yesterday, Ayer also shared an in-camera close-up image of Lerman, looking a lot more bloody and war-ridden and certainly more grownup than he’s looked in any of his other roles.
Filming on “Fury” is now underway and a November 14, 2014 (read: very Oscar friendly) release is planned. See the first images via @DavidAyerMovies below.
May 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Logan Lerman is enlisting for David Ayer’s WWII tank actioner “Fury”, according to Deadline. Brad Pitt has the lead role, with Shia LaBeouf also on board.
Set in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses, Pitt plays the Commander of a Sherman tank who leads a five-man crew in a battle against desperate German troops. Lerman plays Norman Ellison, the youngest member of the crew thrust into becoming the tank’s gunner. Filming begins in September.
Last seen opposite Emma Watson in Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of his own novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, Lerman recently wrapped up a reunion with Watson on Darren Aronofksy’s “Noah”, in which he plays one of Russell Crowe’s sons, and will next be seen in “Stuck in Love” opposite Lily Collins. He also reprises his titular role in sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, out in August.
August 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
While “The Killing” remains in limbo waiting to see if someone other than AMC will pick it up for a third season, star Mireille Enos continues to build her film resume. She has joined the cast of David Ayer’s “Ten”, according to Deadline. Enos rounds out a cast that is led by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington, as well as Terrence Howard, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri and Max Martini. The film also has the working title of “Breacher” while it’s unclear at this point which title will end up being used.
Based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “Ten Little Indians”, this modern retelling will revolve an elite squad of ten DEA agents who take down a drug cartel safe house with the intention of stealing the goods for themselves. Their plans are thwarted when they begin dying off one by one. If our math is correct, Enos completes the squad of ten, unless some of the cast members are playing other supporting characters. Enos’ character is married to Worthington’s. Filming begins this October after Ayer releases his new found-footage cop drama “End of Watch.”
Enos, one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, actually will not be seen in a 2012 film at all. Warner Bros pushed back “Gangster Squad”, in which she plays Josh Brolin’s wife, until January 2013, while zombie apocalypse flick “World War Z”, in which she plays Mrs. Brad Pitt, is in even bigger trouble. Enos also wrapped up shooting on West Memphis Three dramatization “The Devil’s Knot” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.
May 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
If you have a strong stomach, the first trailer for David Ayer’s cop drama “End of Watch” is now available for your viewing pleasure. For those of us easily nauseated by that shaky camera found footage style of filmmaking, it’s not quite as much fun.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star in Ayers’ newest as partner police officers who patrol some of the meanest streets in LA. When they inadvertently stumble upon something more dangerous than expected, they and their families – with Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez playing wives to Gyllenhaal and Pena, respectively – are put in danger.
Open Road will release “End of Watch” on September 28th. Watch the first trailer below (but keep some Dramamine on hand just in case).
June 14, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Anna Kendrick is about to play a role she’s never played before in her young career: wife. In David Ayer’s gritty cop drama “End of Watch”, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play a pair of partner police officers, and now Variety reports Kendrick – who generally steers clear of traditional love interest roles – is in talks to play Gyllenhaal’s wife, while Natalie Martinez is in talks for the role of Pena’s wife.
Story follows “the longtime partnership of two LAPD officers as they confront marriage, love, fatherhood and the harsh realities of the Los Angeles streets”. Filming already began weeks ago and has been ongoing since April.
Ayer directed Kendrick in her music video debut last year, for LCD Soundsystem’s song “Pow Pow”. The “Twilight” series star earned an Oscar nomination in 2009 for her role opposite George Clooney in “Up in the Air” and has Jonathan Levine’s cancer dramedy “50/50″ opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen coming out this September. After over a year of signing on to no new projects, Kendrick is getting back into the swing of things, recently signing on for three – four, including “End of Watch” – new movies: Robin Wright’s directorial debut “The Archivst”, Lionsgate’s micro-budget horror comedy “Rapture-Palooza” and the animated “ParaNorman”.