November 13, 2013 | Posted by Alfonso Espina
Disney has unveiled the first teaser trailer for “Maleficent,” a live-action redux of the 1959 animated classic, “Sleeping Beauty.”
The Robert Stromberg-directed film stars Angelina Jolie as the infamous horned villain, Elle Fanning as the ethereal Princess Aurora and Brenton Thwaites as the charming Prince Phillip.
Also joining them are a supporting cast full of Great Britain’s top talents: Peter Capaldi, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville. Alongside these acting vets are up and comers Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Juno Temple and Ella Purnell.
Maleficent will be introduced in the film as a young pure-hearted woman living in a peaceful forest kingdom. When an army invades the land, she rises as the heroic protector. But after suffering a major betrayal, Maleficent’s heart turns cold and she grudgingly curses the kingdom’s newborn princess.
October 21, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Carey Mulligan is looking every bit the Victorian heroine in the first set photos snapped of the British actress working on her newest film, “Far From the Madding Crowd.” British paper The Daily Mail got the first pics of Mulligan as Thomas Hardy’s heroine Bathsheba Everdene, brought to the big screen this time by Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg.
The story follows Mulligan’s Batsheba and her three suitors: Gabriel, a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts); William, a rich older farmer (Michael Sheen); and Troy, a handsome young soldier (Tom Sturridge), through a number of years and dramatic episodes as she grows up and learns what is truly valuable in life. Juno Temple is also on board as Fanny Robin, Bathsheba’s servant who makes romantic entanglements even more complicated when she catches Troy’s eye.
“Far From the Madding Crowd” is now shooting in Sherborne, Dorset, England, with the town demodernized to look like Hardy’s 19th Century village and Mulligan at the center of it all. See the first photo of Mulligan below, while Daily Mail have even more on their site
September 9, 2013 | Posted by Stacy Radtke
Collider brings us the first movie clip from Alexandre Aja’s new film, “Horns”, which is based on the 2010 novel centering on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend. He wakes one morning to find that he has horns growing from his head, giving him the ability to force confessions from strangers, aid him in his quest to find the real killer and find his revenge.
“Horns” also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kellie Garner. There’s no domestic distribution, or a trailer, yet but we’re hoping after it’s recent premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, there will be soon.
Radcliffe, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster and Dane DeHaan, can be see October 16th 2013, in “Kill Your Darlings,” a film about a murder in 1944 that draws together the great poets of the Beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Take a look at the first footage from “Horns” below.
September 5, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
As if grieving for your dead girlfriend and being suspected of her murder isn’t bad enough, Daniel Radcliffe grows an extra appendage with magical powers just when his life his rock bottom in new supernatural thriller “Horns.” The film is premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and EW have a few new photos of Radcliffe and co-star Juno Temple.
Radcliffe plays Ignatius Perrish in this adaptation of the Joe Hill bestselling novel, a man who, on the anniversary of the murder of his beloved girlfriend (Temple), grows horns and supernatural powers, the ability to drive people “to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses.” Max Minghella is also in the film, playing a district attorney with a hidden dark side.
“Horns”, directed by Alexandre Aja, has no distribution yet but will probably find a home after it premieres tomorrow night in Toronto. See the new images below.
July 18, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Tony-nominated actor Tom Sturridge has joined the cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From The Madding Crowd”. Vinterberg’s adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel already has three of the most exciting rising stars in Hollywood attached, with Carey Mulligan as the headstrong young female lead Bathsheba, a beautiful young woman who begins life with no fortune.
She soon meets three different men and through the years with them learns about the value of life and love. Matthias Schoenaerts will play Gabriel a shephard, and William, a rich older farmer and Troy, a handsome young soldier are still to be cast. Juno Temple will play Fanny Robin, Bathsheba’s servant who makes romantic entanglements even more complicated.
Deadline have not confirmed which role Sturridge has locked in but we think it would be ok to assume it would be Troy, the younger of the two suitors left to cast.
The British actor first impressed us in Richard Curtis’s 2009 pic “The Boat That Rocked” and was a revelation in Walter Salles’ adaptation of the Kerouac classic “On The Road” last year. He will next be seen alongside Dakota Fanning in “Effie”.
July 11, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Juno Temple has been offered a major role in Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”, but a signed contract is pending scheduling issues, according to The Daily Mail. Rising star Temple’s increasingly busy schedule has already forced her to exit another project, the long-gestating “Girls Night Out,” in which she would have played a young Princess Margaret.
Mulligan plays a headstrong young woman named Bathsheba in “Far From the Madding Crowd”, with the story following her and her three suitors: Gabriel, a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts); William, a rich older farmer; and Troy, a handsome young soldier, through a number of years and dramatic episodes as she grows up and learns what is truly valuable in life. Temple has the offer for the role of Fanny Robin, Bathsheba’s servant who makes romantic entanglements even more complicated when she catches Troy’s eye. Though Vinterberg wanted to begin filming by mid-September, he is having some trouble locking down actors for William and Troy. Matthew Goode and Eddie Redmayne had previously been linked to the soldier role, but both have moved on to other projects.
Temple seamlessly blends indie dramas (“Killer Joe” and the upcoming “Afternoon Delight” and “Magic Magic”) and big budget blockbusters (“The Dark Knight Rises” plus “Maleficent” and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” in the future) and by DM’s count, has shot no less than 10 movies over the past two years. It’s unclear which project is causing scheduling issues this fall, with indie chase thriller “Wilde Side” the only project she’s still attached to now that “Girls Night Out” is off the table.
July 2, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Juno Temple plays a young stripper in need of a savior (maybe) in the first trailer for indie comedy “Afternoon Delight”, which won Jill Soloway the Best Director Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Kathryn Hahn plays a housewife stuck in a (sexless) rut, who comes across Temple’s “sex worker” on a night out at a strip club. Worried about her soul, she offers the girl a new gig as her nanny and moves her into her suburban home. Of course, having a sexy younger woman living in her home with her husband (Josh Radnor) may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
This looks like another in the long indie comedy tradition of adults who find themselves adrift and not having things as together as they had hoped when they were younger, seeking unconventional and sometimes destructive ways of lashing out, so… not exactly groundbreaking stuff, as far as I can see from the trailer. But perhaps its winning cast could bring something new to the table.
“Afternoon Delight” opens in limited release on August 23rd and the first trailer can be viewed below.
Sebastian Silva’s “Magic Magic” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight category, implicating that this is a horror film. And it is – but only in the ways of the human psyche, of how we can be too self-absorbed and selfish to realize when life is becoming a horror for others.
Silva sets up “Magic Magic” with a serene, bright scene, his camera panning over a still ocean and gorgeous landscape. This is the calm before the storm, and we soon meet an unsure and nervous Alicia (played by Juno Temple) who has arrived in Chile in order to spend time with her friend, Sarah (Emily Browning). It is obvious from the outset however that Alicia has been feeling anxious for some time, but when Sarah leaves for personal reasons and convinces Alicia to continue on the trip, we soon begin to see signs of an even lonelier and more distressed young girl who has been left alone with strangers (Sarah’s boyfriend Agustin (Agustin Silva), his sister Barbara (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and friend Brink (Michael Cera).
May 15, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Following it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival we were pleased to see thriller “Magic Magic” would be playing during Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight, and now we have our first clip of the film featuring Juno Temple.
Also starring Emily Browning and Michael Cera, the Sebastian Silva film follows Temple’s Alicia, a young girl who heads to Chile to stay with her cousin (Browning) and her cousin’s boyfriend and friends. Alicia is slowly unravelling though and her cousin and friends begin to notice something is wrong much too late.
In this first clip via The Playlist, we see Alicia on the phone to her cousin, clearly in the middle of a breakdown. Lots of close camera shots here and what looks like another great performance from Temple who having been an indie mainstay for several years has been making her way in to Hollywood with last year’s controversial “Killer Joe”, supernatural thriller “Horns” opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and two high profile blockbusters – “The Dark Knight Rises” and next year’s Disney’s Sleeping Beauty redo “Maleficent” opposite Angelina Jolie.
January 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
UPDATE: Eva Green has been cast in the female lead role of Ava Lord, the titular Dame to kill for.
Indie rising star Julia Garner is the latest to join the ever-growing cast of sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, according to Deadline. She joins fellow newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to their 2005 stylized hit “Sin City,” based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name.
Miller and Rodriguez are already underway filming on the sequel to 2005′s “Sin City” based on Miller’s graphic novel, and a large chunk of the original cast is returning, including Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jaimie King, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. Gordon-Levitt will play a newly created character named Johnny, while Garner will play a young stripper. Green’s Ava Lord is a femme fatale described as “every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she’s also every man’s darkest nightmares.” “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” will be released on October 14, 2013.
She played a member of the cult Elizabeth Olsen escapes from in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and a classmate of Logan Lerman’s in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and Garner was back at Sundance this year, taking the starring role in a gruesome family drama/horror “We Are What We Are”, which premiered in the Park City and Midnight category and was picked up for distribution by Entertainment One.