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Nicholas Hoult Young Ones
Nicholas Hoult wakes up as Michael Shannon‘s captive in the latest clip from writer-director Jake Paltrow‘s sci-fi western “Young Ones.” The film marks the sophomore feature directorial effort for Paltrow and is set in a future where water is the most coveted and dwindling resource. Among those struggling to survive in this barren land are Ernest Holm (Shannon) and his teenage children, Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). With his ailing wife (Aimee Mullins) away at the hospital, Ernest has to protect both his family and the land fromRead More
Andrew Garfield‘s latest film venture is the farthest thing from Spider-Man – he stars in “99 Homes,” a drama featuring Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax. The film follows the story of an unemployed contractor, Dennis Nash (Garfield), who lands in hot water and is forced to leave his house after the bank seizes it. As he struggles to get back his family home, Dennis winds up working for the real estate agent (Shannon) who got him in trouble in the first place. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, “99 Homes”Read More
Kodi Smit McPhee Young Ones
Six months after it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, we’ve been presented with two trailers for “Young Ones” starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult Written and directed by Jake Paltrow, the sci-fi western centers on the Holms, led by Ernest (Michael Shannon), a man who lives in a withering farm with his teenage children, Jerome (Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Fanning). With his ailing wife, Katherine (Aimee Mullins), away at the hospital, Ernest has to protect both his family and the land in a future where water is theRead More
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
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