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The Sundance Film Festival today announced their out-of-competition Premieres lineup, generally made up of the most high profile and star-studded new films to be screening for the first time in Utah. Among the highlights are “I Origins,” the latest from Brit Marling (is it really Sundance if Marling isn’t there?), Shailene Woodley’s follow-up to last year’s award-winning “The Spectacular Now,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and Anna Kendrick in her third Sundance film this year, thriller “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds (Kendrick also has Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas”Read More
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The upcoming film with the coolest group of people working on it just got a little bit cooler. The Wrap reports Adam Driver is now joining Jeff Nichols’ next feature, “Midnight Special,” which already stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst. The film, described as a modern day chase thriller, follows a dad and his 8 year old son who go on the run after they discover the son is developing special powers. Nichols also previously described the story as a tribute to 1980s John Carpenter, “Starman” in particular.Read More
Ramin Bahrani, you had me at Andrew Garfield, and now you throw Michael Shannon into the mix too? This pretty much guarantees I will be watching “99 Homes,” as THR reports the cast just got doubly impressive. Garfield is attached to the role of a man who loses his house to foreclosure in this dire economic climate. Eventually he finds a job with the manipulative broker (Shannon) who took his home, foreclosing on other families and eventually helping his new employer embezzle money from the government. As his financial woesRead More
Kirsten Dunst has landed the female lead role in Jeff Nichols’ next feature, “Midnight Special”, and will star opposite Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton, according to Deadline. Formerly only described vaguely as a modern day sci-fi chase film, Deadline also fills in some plot details, revealing that the film follows a dad and his 8 year old son who go on the run after they discover the son is developing special powers. Nichols also previously described the story as a tribute to 1980s John Carpenter, “Starman” in particular. Filming isRead More
This just gets better and better. Jeff Nichols is collaborating for the third time with Michael Shannon on his next project, a sci fi film which had been working under the title “Midnight Special”, and now he’s also recruited Joel Edgerton to star opposite Shannon. Variety reported the news. The film marks Nichols’ first studio film and Warner Bros is already high on Edgerton following a scene-stealing turn in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”, not to mention Shannon’s Zod in “Man of Steel.” The two high profile stars guarantee thatRead More
With Zack Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” only a week away from release, anticiptation couldn’t be any higher. But if a “dreamy, blurry and sweepingly epic” trailer didnt sweep you away, or an action-packed, three minute long trailer featuring all the most important people in Superman’s life didn’t bring a shiver to your spine, then we’re not sure if there’s any hope for you. But just in case, here’s one last trailer. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, one of DC’s most iconic superheroes, this final trailer has little dialogue but aRead More
Actor-director duo Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols have already worked together twice on two fascinating, critically acclaimed independent films, and now they are set to reunite once again on Nichols’ first studio picture. Variety reports Warner Bros is backing Nichols’ third feature, “Midnight Special”, and Shannon will star in what is described as a “present day sci-fi chase film.” Nichols also wrote the script. Shannon is also Warner Bros’ radar and may have had a hand in bringing his two collaborators together, having starred in their upcoming summer tentpole “ManRead More
All the important people in Superman’s life get to narrate a part of the new, 3-minute long trailer for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated reboot “Man of Steel”, and it’s finally looking like the summer blockbuster actioner it’s meant to be. It’s still got a bit of that dreamy Malick thing going on that was prevalent in the teaser trailers, but yes, we finally get to see Henry Cavill fight some bad guys! Michael Shannon makes his first appearance as the villainous Zod, and looks quite crazy and outrageous, while AmyRead More
The futuristic, dystopian thriller may already feel played out, but with a cast this good, it almost doesn’t matter what kind of movie it is. Variety reports Jake Paltrow has recruited Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee to star in his “Young Ones”, set on a future post-apocalyptic Earth, and filming has been underway since February 1st. Smit-McPhee actually appears to be the lead here, as the story follows a 14 year old boy who lives in a near-future when water is Earth’s most precious and fastest-disappearingRead More
Two of our favourite actors Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon are finally teaming up together, toplining “The Long Red Road“. Based on Brett C. Leonard’s play – which Hardy has already starred in – Variety confirmed that Hardy will reprise his role as Sam, a young man who “attempts to drink away his demons on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. When a visitor from his past arrives, Sam has to take a hard look at the man he’s become and the life he left behind.” Shannon will play Hardy’sRead More