October 5, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Marvel universe cohorts Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson will headline indie legal drama “Reasonable Doubt”, according to Variety. Peter Howitt will direct the film formerly known as “The Good Samaritan” starting on November 19th in Canada.
Peter Dowling wrote the script which follows Cooper’s up and coming assistant District Attorney who’s tasked with prosecuting a fatal hit and run case with insufficient evidence. After the driver is acquitted, Cooper’s character continues to pursue him.
Cooper appeared in several of 2011′s biggest movies, including superhero blockbuster “Captain America: The First Avenger”, Sundance hit “The Devil’s Double” and awards contender “My Week with Marilyn.” He recently wrapped revenge thriller “Dead Man Down” opposite Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, as well as romantic drama “Summer in February” opposite Emily Browning and Dan Stevens.
May 11, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Emily Browning trades in the extreme and sexualized characters she played in “Sucker Punch” and “Sleeping Beauty” for something downright wholesome in our first look at British period romance “Summer in February”, brought to us by Hey U Guys. Browning cozies up to “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens by the water as they play real life artist Florence Carter-Wood and land manager Gilbert Evans in the early 20th Century.
The two look idyllic and peaceful but actually get caught up in a passionate and dramatic love triangle with painter Alfred Munnings, played by Dominic Cooper. Christopher Menaul directed the film set at the onset of World War I, based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Smith, with the first footage ready to screen next week at Cannes and aiming for a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
See the first image from “Summer in February” below.
April 4, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looks like Dominic Cooper is trading in one revenge thriller for another. After dropping out of “Motor City”, which will now star Gerard Butler (downgrade!), Cooper is signing on to original Swedish “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” director Niels Arden Oplev’s “Dead Man Down”, joining original Lisbeth Salander Noomi Rapace and Irish star Colin Farrell in the cast.
It’s a curious switheroo for Cooper, who apparently gave up the leading role in “Motor City” to play second or third fiddle here. Farrell leads the way as a mobster’s hitman who may have been responsible for the death of his own family. He falls for a disfigured former beauty (Rapace) who seems to know too much about his past and the two team up on a violent spree against those who wronged them. Cooper will play Farrell’s partner on the street. Filming begins later this month.
Cooper recently wrapped romantic drama “Summer in February” with Emily Browning and appeared in several of 2011′s biggest movies, including superhero blockbuster “Captain America: The First Avenger”, Sundance hit “The Devil’s Double” and awards contender “My Week with Marilyn.” With “Dead Man Down” scheduled for later this month, Cooper may follow it up with Roger Donaldson’s international thriller “Cities” and is also circling a role in Biyi Bandele’s African historical biopic “Half of a Yellow Sun.”
March 17, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Honest Abe speaks! We’ve already seen plenty of montage footage from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, but in the new trailer released today, Benjamin Walker finally gives voice to the axe-wielding, vampire killing 16th President of the United States. Through narration, Abe explains why exactly you and I have only heard the squeaky clean, vampire-less history of his life and why he just hates vampires so damn much. Brief glimpse here of Australian actress Robin McLevy as Lincoln’s mother, whose death when he was young sets off his quest, and Rufus Sewell as Adam, one of Lincoln’s main vampire nemeses.
Tim Burton produced and Timur Bekmambetov directed the sprawling, CGI filled 3D revisionist biopic that will be released on June 22nd. Watch the new trailer below.
February 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Just yesterday we saw the American teaser trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and like all good first trailers, it teased and tantalized without giving away too many secrets of Benjamin Walker’s axe-wielding, almost superhuman action hero of a 16th President. For international audiences though, Fox is going full out exposition, chocking it full of explanatory dialogue and closer looks at the bloodsucking monsters Walker’s Honest Abe will be fighting. One good thing about the new trailer is that we are given our first look at two key characters left out of the initial teaser: Mary Elizabeth Winstead as love interest Mary Todd (eventually Lincoln) and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess, the vampire who seeks Abe’s help in defeating his own species.
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov, will be released on June 22nd. See the new international trailer below.
February 13, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Looks like conquering “Motor City” just isn’t enough for Dominc Cooper, who’s setting his sights on something more global, as Variety reports the busy and rising actor has replaced Clive Owen in international thriller “Cities”. The new casting could call into question Cooper’s previous commitment to “Motor City”, the ambitious dialogue-free revenge thriller he was slated to star in opposite Amber Heard.
Cooper will join Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Anil Kapoor in “Cities” for director Roger Donaldson, which will tell “stories of characters around the globe, including a New York hedge fund manager, a Mumbai police officer and a couple who are house-hunting in London” in the months leading up to the Dow Jones stock market high. Filming will begin this spring in London, Mumbai and New York.
Cooper is currently filming romantic drama “Summer in February” with Emily Browning and appeared in several of 2011′s biggest movies, including superhero blockbuster “Captain America: The First Avenger”, Sundance hit “The Devil’s Double” and current awards contender “My Week with Marilyn.” He’ll next be seen as Abe’s vampire mentor Henry Sturgess in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, which just released a pretty epic first trailer.
February 13, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
One of our favorite risings stars, Benjamin Walker had some bad news last week as it was announced that Alex Proyas’ ambitious 3D action epic “Paradise Lost” – in which Walker had been attached as one of the two main leads – had been halted for good. The good news for Walker is that epic action looks to be in his future still, as the first trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” looks as fantastic as its previous promo materials and makes us even more excited for its summer release. Tim Burton produced and Timur Bekmambetov directed the sprawling, CGI filled revisionist biopic on the 16th President of the United States, and Walker in the title role is joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper and a slew of other up and comers.
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will be released on June 22nd. Have we mentioned how excited we are for this movie?? Get on the bandwagon and watch the new trailer below.
January 13, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
We’ve seen the first pictures and poster of Benjamin Walker as the titular revisionist US President “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, but today we get our first footage from the set of the film. Walker looks totally transformed and eerily like the Lincoln from history while standing in front of Congress. No vampire shenanigans happening in this first video from the movie, just some green screens and a lot of guys in suits, including Anthony Mackie, who plays William, Ab’s best friend. Timur Bekmambetov directed the film on location in New Orleans this spring and the cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper.
MTV was on the set to talk to Walker, Mackie, Bekmambetov and more about the film. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is one of our most anticipated movies of the year and will be released on June 22, 2012.
January 13, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Production on Jonathan Smith’s “Summer In February” began last week, but in a last minute change, Emily Browning has replaced British actress Ophelia Lovibond in the leading female role.
Also starring Dominic Cooper and Dan Stevens, the film has been adapted from the novel of the same name by Smith, and is a “love triangle set at an Edwardian artists’ colony on the Cornish coast of England in the early 20th century”, following Alfred Munnings (Cooper) and his best friend Gilbert (Stevens) as fall in love with the same girl.
Variety‘s report doesn’t explain why Browning has taken over from Lovibond, but this is another good coup for Browning whose 2012 is shaping up to be a busy year.
The Australian thesp has indie thriller “Magic Magic” with Michael Cera and Juno Temple due out this year, and is also starring in the screwball comedy Cassy and Jude.
December 16, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Dominic Cooper‘s career is slowly going from strength to strength. He’s showed his range through supporting roles in a variety of films, from 2008 musical “Mamma Mia” and 2009 Oscar-nominated drama An Education, to box office hit “Captain America: The First Avenger” and this year’s Oscar contender “My Week With Marilyn” and we think 2012 is definitely going to be the year to watch him gain leading man status.
He’ll be headlining revenge thriller “Motor City” alongside Amber Heard and take on the role of Abraham Lincoln’s vampire mentor Henry Sturgess in the revisionist tale “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (due out in June 2012).
But up next he’ll be moving back to Romantic Leading Man territory, with a role in Jonathan Smith’s “Summer In February”, alongside fellow British actors Dan Stevens and Ophelia Lovibond.
Cooper’s cast mates are fast rising British stars, with Stevens an audience favourite of British TV show “Downton Abbey.” His first taste of Hollywood will come next year, in Amy Heckerling’s “Vamps”, with Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter. Lovibond is most famous for her role in “Mr Popper’s Penguins” and British film “4,3,2,1″.
“Summer in February” will be adapted from the novel of the same name by Smith, and will be directed by Christopher Menual. The story follows Cooper’s Alfred Munnings, as he falls in loves with Florence (Lovibond) and his best friend Gilbert (Stevens) falls in love with her at the same time. A “love triangle set at an Edwardian artists’ colony on the Cornish coast of England in the early 20th century”, Deadline reports that the film is set to begin production in January.