August 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
British actress Natalie Dormer has landed a role in the highly anticipated Cormac McCarthy-scripted, Ridley Scott-directed “The Counselor”, according to THR. Michael Fassbender plays the titular role, and is joined by an all-star supporting cast that includes Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Dormer’s role is expected to be supporting in nature.
Fassbender’s Counselor is a lawyer in the film that’s been described as “‘No Country For Old Men’ on steroids.” The Counselor tries to dip his toes into the Mexican drug trade without getting himself in too deep, but of course that doesn’t work out so well when he becomes entangled with some very dangerous men (Bardem and Pitt). Meanwhile, his fiancee Laura (Cruz) gets dragged into the mess and Diaz’s femme fatale Malkina has an agenda of her own. Filming is currently underway in London.
Dormer, most known to audiences from her role as Anne Boelyn on series “The Tudors” opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, has also appeared in supporting roles in films including “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “W.E.” She also completed work on Ron Howard’s Formula One biopic “Rush” with Chris Hemsworth, and is currently shooting the role of Margaery Tyrell for next season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
April 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Some plot and character details are cleared up with our first look at the trailer for Woody Allen’s newest globe-trotting filmmaking venture, “To Rome With Love.” Allen himself is back on the screen in this one, about interlocking stories of love, infidelity, family, politics, fame and more. He joins Jesse Eisenberg, an American living in Rome with his girlfriend Greta Gerwig. When her newly dumped best friend Ellen Page shows up to stay a while, an instant love triangle is formed. Alec Baldwin plays his visiting father, while elsewhere in the city Alison Pill plays Allen’s daughter, dating an Italian her father disapproves of and Penelope Cruz plays the hottest prostitute that could only exist in the movies.
Typical of Allen’s films, the dialogue is sharp and funny and the situations playful and silly. Bring on Copenhagen. In the meantime, “To Rome with Love” opens on June 22nd and the first trailer can be viewed below.
May 15, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
More news from Cannes! Screen Daily have confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born.
Based on the book “Venuto Al Mondo” by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.”
After a quiet couple of years, Hirsch‘s resume is beginning to see new life, as both Killer Joe with Matthew McConaughey and The Darkest Hour with fellow up and comers Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella are now in post production, and filming is currently underway on The Motel Life, starring Dakota Fanning and Stephen Dorff.
Next up for Hirsch is a role in the eagerly anticipated Savages alongside Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson, before filming on Twice Born begins in September.