November 7, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Joel Kinnaman is surely hoping the new “Robocop” will be his breakout role and with this latest trailer we think he may just be in luck.
Following an earlier trailer, this remake of the 1987 classic was directed by Jose Padilha from a script by Josh Zetumer. Set in a world where every major city is policed by robots, the US remains one of the last country’s whose residents do not want robots patolling their streets. When Kinnaman’s police officer is suspiciously murdered, he is turned into Robocop – a robot with a conscious.
While the first trailer provided a lot of exposition and shows Kinnaman’s Robocop struggling with the reality of waking up from certain death to a new life as a robot, this latest trailer is more action heavy.
Out in the US on Febraury 12th 2014 check out the trailer couretesy of Yahoo Movies, and let us know yur thoughts below.
October 22, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Despite “The Fifth Estate” fizzling at the box office, Benedict Cumberbatch is still in demand as Deadline reports he is the frontrunner to take the lead in Doug Liman’s adventure pic “Everest” after Tom Hardy has had to drop out. But he has some competition still, a lot of it, with just about every late 20s-early 30s actor also in the mix, including Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess.
Adapted from Jeffrey Archer’s book “Paths Of Glory” by Oscar nominated scribe Sheldon Turner, this film – not to be confused with the other “Everest” starring Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal – follows George Mallory, the devoted husband and father who was torn between his family and his ambition to scale Everest. He tried three separate times in the 1920s to climb the mountain, disappearing into its midst in 1924 with climbing partner Andrew “Sandy” Irvine. Their bodies were not discovered until 1999, only a few hundred meters off the top of the mountain, and whether they reached the peak before dying remains an openly debated mystery to this day.
Filming on Liman’s “Everest” is eyeing a March start, but what does this mean for those “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumors? Who knows. Last seen as Kahn in “Star Trek into Darkness,” Cumberbatch is currently filming a role as tortured mathematician Alan Turning in “The Imitation Game” opposite Keira Knightley. He’s got two movies in this Oscar season, Steve McQueen’s masterpiece “12 Years a Slave” and family ensemble drama “August: Osage County” with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
September 10, 2013 | Posted by Stacy Radtke
Boyd Holbrook, one of our Faces to Watch in 2013, has landed himself two new roles, according to Deadline. He’ll play Collin, the son of Ed Harris’ character, in the WB’s thriller “Run All Night” also starring Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman. This is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan”, “House of Wax”).
Holbrook has also bagged the role of kidnapper Jeff in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” for Fox opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Others such as Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris have also recently joined the novel adaption. “Gone Girl” is a contemporary thriller novel by American writer Gillian Flynn.
We last saw Holbrook in “The Host” and his upcoming films include “Little Accidents” with Elizbaeth Banks, “A Walk Amoung The Tombstones” with Neeson, Terrence Malick’s Texas-set untitled drama with Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara, and “Skeleton Twins” with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.
July 11, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
The killer cast of Daniel Espinosa’s adaptation of spy novel “Child 44″ just got even more awesome with the increasingly ubiquitous Jason Clarke now jumping on board, according to THR. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are already set to star.
Hardy and Rapace play husband and wife in “Child 44″, with Hardy as a Soviet officer who becomes the target of suspicion from his own government and Rapace as his wife, who pretends to be loyal and doting but hiding secrets of her own. Clarke plays a character named Brodsky, who Hardy’s character accuses of being a traitor. Richard Price wrote the script based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel and filming is now underway in the Czech Republic.
Clarke became one of our Faces to Watch in 2013 after impressing last year in John Hillcoat’s “Lawless” and particularly Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” This year has already seen him in “White House Down” and “The Great Gatsby.” He’s completed work on young Lincoln biopic “The Green Blade Rises” and is currently filming sequel “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
March 14, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Fast rising star Joel Kinnaman is in talks to star alongside recent break out stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in “Child 44“, a soviet-era drama adaptation.
The film, set in the 1950s, is to be directed by Daniel Espinosa – meaning it will be the third collaboration between Kinnaman and Espinosa, who worked together on “Snabba Cash” and most recently the “Robocop” reboot.
In the film, adapted for the screen by Richard Price, Hardy is a Soviet agent, who whilst investigating a series of murders soon becomes a target of suspicion from his own government. Rapace plays his wife, whose loyalty is a front as she is hiding secrets of her own, and THR reports that Kinnaman will play Hardy’s enemy, an ambitious but murderous man.
Kinnaman is in high demand in Hollywood. He starred in AMC’s remake of the Danish show “The Killing” and will reprise his role later this year in seaosn three. He was wooed for several projects, including “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” and “Arthur and Lancelot“, and was most recently seen alongside Greta Gerwig in indie rom com “Lola Versus” and Ryan Reynolds in Espinosa thriller “Safe House.” Just last week Kinnaman was joined thriller “Run All Night” with join Liam Neeson.
March 8, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Joel Kinnaman is in final negotiations to play Liam Neeson’s son in action thriller “Run All Night”, according to a THR. Jaume Collet-Serra will direct the film, which revolves around Neeson’s aging hitman as he takes on his former boss to protect his family. Kinnaman will play Neeson’s estranged son, who witnesses a murder and becomes the target of a hit himself. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall.
Kinnaman already had a great career back in his native Sweden, but it was American TV series “The Killing” that put him on Hollywood’s radar. It didn’t hurt that Swedish thriller “Snabba Cash” became a crossover hit with English-speaking audiences as well, and soon Kinnaman began getting cast in big Hollywood movies. He starred in David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (with an expanded role if and when the sequels get rolling), and alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in “Safe House.” He recently wrapped up filming what could be his biggest break to date, in Jose Padilha’s reboot of 80s sci-fi action classic “Robocop.”
November 7, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
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In a surprise move, and likely a reflection of this weak year for breakout film stars, THR’s annual Next Gen list for 2012 is dominated by television actors. Out of ten, only four are film actors: Elle Fanning, Rebel Wilson, Joel Kinnaman and Suraj Sharma.
The other six, though some may have dabbled on the big screen, are all new stars of new series on the small screen. Dakota Johnson impressed us with a brief turn in David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, but THR is recognizing her now for her role on new Fox comedy “Ben and Kate.” Andrew Rannells went directly from a Tony-nominated Broadway role in “The Book of Mormon” to being the star of NBC’s “The New Normal.” Stephen Amell has made a career out of guest-starring on various TV series before landing a big break starring on The CW’s “Arrow.” And while Taylor Kinney may have a role in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming “Zero Dark Thirty”, he’s more recognizable as the lead of “Chicago Fire.” Mamie Gummer is Meryl Streep’s daughter as well as the star of new CW series “Emily Owens, M.D.” while Zosia Mamet – daughter of David Mamet – is contributing her considerable comedic talents to HBO’s “Girls”, in which she plays scene-stealing Shoshana.
Talented as they may be, all these rising TV stars are, for the foreseeable future, committed to their respective shows and are unlikely to even have time or opportunity to star in any movies. So let’s turn our attention to the four budding movie stars who also squeezed their way onto THR’s list this year.
October 2, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Back in July, we got word that Dreamworks and director Bill Condon were meeting with the ever in demand Jeremy Renner about taking on the role of Julian Assange in a planned Wikileaks film, but could that all be changing now?
Deadline reports the studio is now seriously looking at British actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Assange, and Swedish rising star Joel Kinnaman for the role of Assange’s former right hand man, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. But, they caution, the studio would confirm nothing and it seems Renner really isn’t completely out of the conversation yet, so this is all far from finalized.
Dreamworks is taking its source material from Domscheit-Berg’s “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding, British journalists who worked at The Guardian and helped Assanage publish his first findings. Meanwhile, other filmmakers and even Assange himself remain at work on their own retellings of the formation of the whistleblowing organization.
Benedict, the acclaimed star of BBC’s “Sherlock”, recently wrapped up the villain role in JJ Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” and will play ‘Little’ Charles Aiken opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County.” Kinnaman, who caught the industry’s attention in AMC series “The Killing”, is currently filming Jose Padilha’s remake of “Robocop.”
May 25, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
There is a bigger message to “Lola Versus”, the follow-up to “Breaking Upwards” from writer/director team Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, but the filmmakers cleverly use conventional romantic comedy tropes to jumpstart the conversation. Greta Gerwig is warm, winning and genuine as Lola, a 29 year old New Yorker perfectly satisfied with how conventional and right on track her verge-of-30 life is going, who then appears to wake up from a great dream into reality when her fiance (Joel Kinnaman, in a fully realized performance that could have easily been reduced to one dimensional) panics and breaks up with her three weeks before their wedding.
What follows is one young woman’s search for true happiness, mostly through – what else? – a myriad of other romantic partners. Lola has a breakdown in her first attempt to go to a bar as a single woman, begins to imagine she has feelings for her best guy friend Henry (a particularly good Hamish Linklater) and agrees to date a creepy roller blader who sings along to Ani DeFranco in bed, all while contending with Kinnaman’s Luke who won’t leave her alone long enough for her to get over him. Meanwhile, every timid Lola has an outrageous best friend like Lister-Jones’ scene-stealing Alice, offering up her own brand of romantic advice like weed-in-a-bottle right before an important date and checking out the highest rated “Best bar in a bad neighborhood” on Yelp.