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Paul Rudd writes a letter and tries to learn to live with Emile Hirsch in this first trailer for English-language remake “Prince Avalanche“.
Filmed secretly with David Gordon Green in the director’s chair, “Prince Avalanche” stars Rudd as a man who has decided to live in the middle of nowhere and paint road markings to earn his living, but who has his girlfriend’s younger brother along with him. This teaser suggests a quirky deadpan humour – something we’ve come to expect from both Rudd and Hirsch – and as Urban Pundit suggest, perhaps a little more action that the original Icelandic feature.
The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and Gordon Green went on to win the Silver Berlin Bear for the pic at the Berlin Film Festival.
“Prince Avalanche” has a US release date of August 8th 2013, and you can check out the trailer below the cut.
Now here’s an interesting project with some talented actors. Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger are attached to star in 1940s set drama “Midnight Sun“.
It’s 1943 and two young postgraduates (Eisenberg and Hirsch) are “recruited by the US Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife (Kruger), they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert.”
Screen Daily report from Berlinale that Chris Eigeman has scripted the film and will also sit in the director’s chair. Production will begin this summer.
German actress Kruger first got our attention in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated “Inglorious Basterds” and has since gone on to join high-profile adaptation “The Host”, which is due out late March 2013, indie romcom “5-7” with fellow rising actor Anton Yelchin, and young Lincoln biopic “The Green Blade Rises” with Brit Marling.
After a few years away from the big screen Hirsch recently won raves at Sundance Film Festival for “Prince Avalanche“, a David Gordon Green pic with Paul Rudd, and joined Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor”, a chronicle of SEAL team members in Afghanistan.
Eisenberg, who broke out in “The Social Network” garnering an Oscar nominee for his performance, has been picking his roles carefully since but will next be seen in “Now You See Me”, a futuristic magic thriller.
We thought Peter Berg’s Navy SEAL thriller “Lone Survivor” was all done casting, but apparently not. Deadline reports “The Hunger Games” star Alexander Ludwig has landed yet another SEAL role in the film, joining Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster and Mark Wahlberg.
Based on Marcus Luttrell’s book chronicling his own wartime experience, Kitsch will play Luttrell as “he and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader.” As the title of the book/film suggests, the mission goes badly. Ludwig will play Navy SEAL Shane Patton. Filming is set to begin on September 25th in New Mexico.
Ludwig, whose fate in “The Hunger Games” (ahem, spoiler alert?) obviously prevents his return for sequels, also recently completed shooting on “Grown Ups 2″, the sequel to the 2010 Adam Sandler/Chris Rock/Kevin James comedy.
Emile Hirschis out, Aaron Paul is in for the big screen adaptation of Nick Hornby novel “A Long Way Down”, according to Deadline.
The “Breaking Bad” star, who will play a pizza delivery man, joins Pierce Brosnan (a TV talk show host), Toni Colette (the mother of a disabled boy) and Imogen Poots (a depressed teenage girl) in the dark comedy about a quartet of down on their luck people who all coincidentally choose the same rooftop to commit suicide from one New Year’s Eve. After running into each other, they decide to make a pact to stay alive and stay together through Valentine’s Day. French director Pascal Chaumeil will make his English-language film debut on the project from a script by Jack Thorne. Filming is set to begin in September on location in London.
Paul went from an acclaimed role on HBO series “Big Love” to an even more acclaimed (indeed, Emmy winning) role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC series “Breaking Bad.” He starred opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Sundance hit “Smashed”, which generated positive buzz and is set for release later this year, and was also shortlisted for the role of John McClane, Jr. in “A Good Day to Die Hard”, ultimately losing out to Aussie newcomer Jai Courtney. He recently wrapped up indie “Decoding Annie Parker” opposite Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton.
Looks like Taylor Kitsch‘s SEAL team is nearing completion as Variety reports that indie actor Emile Hirsch is in early talks to take the last lead, joining Kitsch, Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster.
“Lone Survivor” is an adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell, chronicling Luttrell’s own experience in Afghanistan. It follows Luttrell (to be played by Kitsch) as “he and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader” and will be directed by Peter Berg.
After several years away from film, Hirsch has recently been seen in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” and the dark thriller “Killer Joe”. He secretly filmed a new indie also starring Paul Rudd and directed by David Gordon Green earlier this year, and filming for the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s “The Long Way Down” begins in September.
After a couple years break it looks like indie star Emile Hirsch is back in the game, with three films set for release later this year (“Killer Joe”, “Venuto al Mondo” and “Savages“), another one is post-production (“The Motel Life” with Dakota Fanning) and a fifth, “A Long Way Down” in pre-production and gearing up for filming in the UK this September
Now Variety reports, that somewhere between all those films, Hirsch found the time to secretly film a new indie, also starring Paul Rudd and directed by David Gordon Green (2003′s “All The Real Girls“).
Titled “Prince Avalanche“, the film is based on the Icelandic road trip comedy “Either Way“, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s debut comedy/drama, which won the Turin Film Festival prize for best film last year. Set in the 1980s in Iceland’s remote north, the film focused on two highway workers that spend a summer painting lines on the road. Looks like Green and co. have taken the same premise but moved it to North America. The pic shot in Austin recently.
British rising star Imogen Poots has signed on to Nick Hornby adaptation “A Long Way Down”, reports THR from Cannes.
The actress joins Pierce Brosnan, Toni Colette and Emile Hirsch in the relationship drama about a quartet of strangers who meet one another by coincidence when they all climb to the top of the same London rooftop on New Year’s Eve with the intention of committing suicide. Instead of jumping, they make a pact to stay alive and stay together through Valentine’s Day. French director Pascal Chaumeil will make his English-language film debut on the project from a script by Jack Thorne. Filming is set to begin in September on location in London.
Poots recently wrapped up Jeff Buckley biopic “Greetings from Tim Buckley” opposite “Gossip Girl” actor Penn Badgley and will tackle Jimi Hendrix next in biopic “All Is By My Side.” She also recently wrapped on “Filth” opposite James McAvoy and Jamie Bell and is currently filming “The Kings of Soho” about London’s porn baron Paul Raymond. Poots was last seen on the big screen opposite Anton Yelchin in the “Fright Night” remake.
Recently hit with an NC-17 rating from the MPAA, the first trailer for Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple‘s crime thriller “Killer Joe” shows us why.
Starring Matthew McConaughey (in what could be a career-defining role) as the titular killer, the film follows Hirsch’s Chris Smith, a desperate young man who owes a debt and decides to have his mother murdered in order to obtain her life insurance. Temple stars as the sister who is used as collateral, and things very quickly begin to spiral out of control.
The film premiered last year at Venice Film Festival and reviews came back good, with many calling it dark, thrilling, and bizarre. Perhaps most surprisingly however, considering the tone of the trailer, is how funny the film actually is – albeit clearly a dark humor.
“Killer Joe” is set for general release July 27th 2012. See the first trailer below.
Though it doesn’t even have South American release dates yet, Universal Pictures Argentina got a jump on the US base of the studio by tweeting the first official still from Oliver Stone’s drug cartel thriller “Savages”, one of our most anticipated titles of the year.
Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson star in the movie based on Don Winslow’s best-selling novel about two pot growers and best friends whose shared girlfriend O (Lilvely) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel intent on blackmailing the two into working for them. The two then muster up a complicated scheme to get their girl back without losing all their weed and profits. Seen here, Lively – who replaced Jennifer Lawrence in the role after Lawrence chose to do “The Hunger Games” instead – as the damsel in distress is visibly bruised and defeated, while Del Toro’s ruthless drug cartel enforcer callously continues to torture her.
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Emile Hirsch co-star. “Savages” is set for release on September 28, 2012.
If you’re young and hot and partying in some exotic location in a movie, you know you’re in trouble. Do kids ever go on vacation in a foreign country without running into some situation that leaves them bloody and running for their lives? While others have encountered rich guys with torture fantasies and human organ traffickers, the kids in “The Darkest Hour” run into something a little more alien. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor and Max Minghella are four friends on a dream vacation in Moscow, but a night of partying goes south when orbs of light descend from the skies and immediately begin sucking up the earth’s electricity and killing every person that gets close enough to touch them.
Though the aliens and special effects look a bit childish and non-threatening from what we’ve seen, being glowing spheres of orange light and all, it’s still a nice change from the usual robot/giant bug model used by nearly every other alien invasion movie. Will the movie live up to its promise of “highlighting the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (‘Wanted,’ ‘Night Watch’) and director Chris Gorak”?
“The Darkest Hour” opens in theaters on December 23, 2011.
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