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Will 2015 finally be the year we get to see Western revenge thriller “Jane Got a Gun”? Judging by the new batch of images from the film just released (via Empire), the answer may just finally be yes. The film, starring Natalie Portman as a frontier woman who must turn to an ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) for help defending her land when her wounded husband comes home, bringing a gang of angry outlaws on his tail with him, has had an infamously troubled production. Its original director, Lynne Ramsey, quit aRead More
2014
We’ve said goodbye to another year and counted down our favorite movies of 2013, now it’s time to look forward to the year in front of us. 2014 proves to be another big year filled with big blockbusters, anticipated returns for beloved directors, new voices and faces to keep an eye on and probably more than a few surprises along the way. To get you started, here is a list of 30 films, in chronological order, to look forward to. Ommitted from this list are films that haven’t begun filmingRead More
This has probably been a long time coming. Joel Edgerton, as busy and ambitious behind the scenes as he is on screen, has set indie drama “Weirdo” as his directorial debut, according to Screen Daily. He also wrote the script and will star in the film, but he’s not Ben Affleck-ing this thing – it will only be in a supporting role. “It’s about a guy who is forced to face the past when it comes back in the form of an old school friend,” Edgerton told Screen Daily inRead More
Upgrade! Johnny Depp is out and Joel Edgerton is in for Depp’s long-gestating adaptation of “Shantaram,” according to Deadline. Depp will stay on as a producer and personally courted the rising Aussie star to take his place in front of the camera. Edgerton will play a guy clearly competing against Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’ “Unbroken” for Biggest Overachiever. An Australian heroin addict who escapes from a maximum security prison, “Shantaram”‘s Lin was once thought to be a thinly veiled fictional avatar for the novel’s author, Gregory David Roberts. AfterRead More
Darren Aronofsky’s got some competition in the biblical epic department. While “Noah”, starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Douglas Booth is in post-production, Ridley Scott is prepping his own big budget blockbuster set in ancient times, with Joel Edgerton now joining Christian Bale in the film titled “Exodus”, according to THR. Bale will play Moses in “Exodus” – after circling Russell’s role in “Noah”, ironically – in the film based on one of the Bible’s most iconic figures, he who parted the Red Sea and all that magical stuff. EdgertonRead More
Ben Affleck has just been cast as male lead Nick, and now David Fincher is searching for his titular “Gone Girl.” According to The Wrap, a trio of in demand actresses are up for the role of Amy Dunne: Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt. Gillian Flynn’s twisty, turny best-seller is a satirical rumination on marriage, the media and traditional gender roles. Nick and Amy Dunne appear to be the perfect couple, despite both being out-of-work writers. On their fifth anniversary she disappears, and in a ripped-from-the-headlines inevitability, heRead More
Busy rising star Boyd Holbrook has booked a pair of upcoming roles, according to The Wrap. The Kentucky-born model turned actor has joined troubled Western “Jane Got a Gun” opposite Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, as well as indie drama “Little Accidents” in which he’ll play the lead role opposite Elizabeth Banks. Holbrook will shoot the already filming “Jane” first for director Gavin O’Connor. After a serious case of cast and crew musical chairs, lensing is now underway in New Mexico on the tale of a woman (Portman)Read More
Michelle Williams has found herself a co-star for the remake of “The Double Hour” that she committed to back in December. Deadline reports Joel Edgerton will play the male lead opposite Williams in the remake of the 2009 Italian thriller. The original film followed a maid and an ex-cop who meet at a speed-dating event and retreat to his place for a little privacy, only to be interrupted by robbers who appear to be in cahoots with the maid. No word on how closely the English-language remake will follow thatRead More
To say “Jane Got a Gun” is something of a troubled production is likely to be the understatement of the year, and its troubles just won’t seem to end. After Bradley Cooper appeared to save the day by committing to play the villain role in the film, now he’s out again, according to Deadline. Natalie Portman stars in the film, which is now being directed by Gavin O’Connor, as a woman who must defend her home when her outlaw husband returns injured and with a pursuing gang in tow, forcingRead More
They said she would be played by “a Hollywood leading actress”, and they weren’t kidding. Natalie Portman is now set for the role of Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a big screen adaptation of iconic Shakespeare classic “Macbeth”, according to Screen Daily. The film is expected to shoot later this year under the direction of fast rising Australian director Justin Kurzel, with Fassbender in the role of the ambitious Scottish army captain who resorts to regicide in order to steal the crown, plunging the rest of his life intoRead More