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Channing Tatum invited all of his actor friends – basically everyone around the age of 30 you’ve vaguely heard of, including his wife Jenna Dewan, Anthony Mackie, Oscar Isaac, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Chris Pratt, Rosario Dawson, Ari Graynor and many, many more – to be in “10 Years” (formerly “Ten Year”), the high school reunion ensemble drama he produced and which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. A year later, the Jamie Linden-directed flick is finally seeing a theatrical release and along with it, finally a trailer.
The antics the reunited group get up to seem firmly cliche and surface-skimming, with some having become famous, other laden down with spouses and children, while still others clearly haven’t gotten over their high school crushes. This seems like the kind of movie that won’t offer up anything groundbreaking plot-wise and will instead rely heavily on the charisma and chemistry of its cast, so luckily, it’s got a damn good one. “10 Years” will be released on September 14th and the trailer can be viewed below.
Oscar Isaac will star opposite Viggo Mortensen in thriller “Two Faces of January”, according to Variety. It’s a reunion for Isaac and Hossein Amini, the screenwriter of “Drive” who will be making his directorial debut on this project. Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, the story follows “a con artist, his wife and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.” Filming is slated for the end of this year.
Increasingly becoming an in demand actor, the star of “Drive” and “W.E.” famously landed a major role in Tony Gilroy’s “The Bourne Legacy” after the director wasn’t able to convince the studio to let him cast Isaac as the lead. Jeremy Renner took that job, but Isaac did land the lead in the Coen Brothers’ new movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, as well as the male lead opposite Elizabeth Olsen in period drama/thriller “Therese” (formerly “Therese Raquin”). Both of those have wrapped up, and Isaac can next be seen in ensemble dramedy “Ten Year” and “Won’t Back Down” opposite Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Brian Geraghty is going from the hot sands of Iraq to the frozen wilderness of one of the world’s highest mountains. THR reports the “Hurt Locker” star is set to take the lead in indie “Kilimanjaro”, which, like the name suggests, follows a man as he attempts to make the treacherous trek that has taken many lives.
However, filming will take place in New York next month under the direction of Walter Strafford, and the man is described as setting his sights on the nearly impossible goal following a recent breakup, so it’s unclear if he will actually make it to the mountain of if Kilimanjaro is more of a metaphoric obstacle in a more intimate character study.
Geraghty, who played specialist Owen Eldridge opposite Jeremy Renner’s rebellious William James and Anthony Mackie’s by-the-books JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Best Picture Oscar Winner “The Hurt Locker”, was recently seen in Channing Tatum’s TIFF-premiered high school reunion drama “Ten Year” and thriller “ATM” opposite Alice Eve and Josh Peck. He has completed filming on “Flight” opposite Denzel Washington, as well as indie flicks including Lionsgate’s comedy “Gay Dude” opposite Nicholas Braun and family drama “Refuge” with Krysten Ritter.
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum: an odd couple on their own and not exactly names synonymous with the word Oscar. But that could change a year from now as The LA Times reports the two are teaming up for starmaking director Bennett Miller’s“Moneyball” follow-up: “Foxcatcher”, a true life murder/crime drama. Variety reported on Carell’s casting in September.
In the script by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Carell will play John du Pont, a millionaire heir and sports enthusiast who was also a paranoid schizophrenic and inexplicably shot and killed Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz (Tatum) in 1996. The two were good friends and no motive was ever established for the shooting, which took place at the wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate and was witnessed by Schultz’s wife and du Pont’s head of security. Du Pont locked himself away in his mansion and talked with police negotiators by phone for two days after the shooting. He died in prison last year at the age of 72.
Shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2012.
Tatum will take a turn for the serious and prestigious if his deal closes on “Foxcatcher”, thus far known for lighter commercial fare such as “Step Up”, “Dear John” and “G.I. Joe.” He’ll next be seen in weepy romance drama “The Vow” with Rachel McAdams and two films with Steven Soderbergh: all-star actioner “Haywire” and “Magic Mike”, based on Tatum’s own experiences working as a male stripper at age 19. He’s also got two projects he produced, “Ten Year”, which he premiered at TIFF, and “21 Jump Street”, co-starring Jonah Hill and based on the classic TV series that launched the career of Johnny Depp.
Oscar Isaac is on his way to becoming a major player in Hollywood. Variety reports the up and coming actor has landed the highly coveted lead and titular role in the Coen Brothers‘ 60s set folk music drama “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The Coens are directing with Scott Rudin producing outside of the studio system. Studio Canal will co-finance and handle France and other international territories but no US distributor has been set.
Isaac plays Davis, a fictional character loosely based on 1960s Greenwich Village based musician Dave Van Ronk, nicknamed “Mayor of MacDougal Street”, whose circle of friends and fellow musicians included Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Joni Mitchell. Despite being talented and passionate, he can’t make ends meet just playing music.
Isaac had a major presence at the Toronto International Film Festival where he was seen in Nicolas Winding Refn’s divisive violent actioner “Drive”, Channing Tatum’s high school reunion drama “Ten Year” and Madonna’s period drama “W.E.” He’s currently filming Tony Gilroy’s “The Bourne Legacy.” While he was famously one of the director’s favorites to take on the lead role, studio pressures passed it onto Jeremy Renner instead. Apparently Gilroy really fell for Isaac’s performance though, and has given him a different role in the film.
That third star of “The Hurt Locker” that we don’t hear from nearly enough in comparison to Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, is charting a rising career of his own. THR reports Brian Geraghty has joined Denzel Washington in drama/thriller “Flight”, which marks director Robert Zemeckis’ return to live action films after years toiling in 3D animation. Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Reilly are also part of the stellar cast.
In the John Gatins scripted film, Washington plays a troubled alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot whose plane’s engine malfunctions in flight, forcing him to save his passengers and becoming a hero. When evidence of his problems are discovered, the FAA tries to sweep it under the rug to preserve his public image. Geraghty will play his co-pilot, who finds religion after surviving the crash.
Geraghty, who played specialist Owen Eldridge opposite Renner’s rebellious William James and Mackie’s by-the-books JT Sanborn in Kathryn Bigelow’s 2009 Best Picture Oscar Winner “The Hurt Locker”, will next be seen in Channing Tatum’s TIFF-premiered high school reunion drama “Ten Year”. He recently completed work on a plethora of indie projects, including thriller “ATM” opposite Alice Eve and Josh Peck, Lionsgate’s comedy “Gay Dude” opposite Nicholas Braun and family drama “Refuge” with Krysten Ritter.
Channing Tatum makes his debut as a producer in the TIFF-bound high school reunion drama “Ten Year” and has gathered together a large group of young stars that includes himself, wife Jenna Dewan, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor and Max Minghella to play ex-classmates, friends and lovers who come face to face after not having seen each other in years.
The first clip has been released via The Playlist and features the guys joshing with each other about being old before Tatum’s character gets wistful as he spots an old love arriving with someone new to the festivities. The Jamie Linden directed film can be seen in Toronto next Monday, September 13th, and Tuesday, September 14th. It has no theatrical release date just yet.
Featuring the largest gathering of young stars since that Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair, “Ten Year” follows a group of 20 somethings at their ten year high school reunion over the course of one night where they “discover that the passing of time changes some things–and others not at all”. Directed by Jamie Lindon, the cast includes Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Yoo, Ari Graynor, Oscar Issac, Max Minghella, Kate Mara, Brian Geraghty, Justin Long, Ron Livingston… and more.
A bunch of new stills released by Voltage Pictures show us the entire cast in action, with particular focus on some seemingly burgeoning or rekindled romantic relationships. “Ten Year” was recently announced to be having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12th. See the new stills below.
Rosario Dawson – not Scarlett Johanson, Melanie Thierry or Zoe Saldana, as previously rumored – has landed the female lead in Danny Boyle’s heist thriller “Trance”, reports Deadline. Dawson will join James McAvoy in the lead role of Simon, and Vincent Cassel is now also on board for the role of Aiden, a role previously held by Michael Fassbender, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
A remake of the 2001 British TV movie originally directed by Joe Ahearne, “Trance” tells the story of an art heist that goes wrong when the mastermind behind the mission is injured and suffers from amnesia. Among the gang of thieves, he is the only one who knows the location of the stolen art and after the team begins to suspect that he might be faking the loss of his memory, a hypnotist is brought in to search his mind. McAvoy’s Simon is the amnesiac theif and while Deadline reports Dawson will play a character who “develops an unusual relationship with both men”, previous reports seemed to confirm she will be the hypnotist.
Boyle will direct the moderately budgeted thriller this fall in London, then shelve the footage until August 2012, after Boyle is finished directing the Summer Olympics. “Trance” is expected to be ready for a March 2013 release.
Dawson can currently be seen opposite Kevin James in “Zookeeper” and will be part of the large ensemble cast of “Ten Year”, announced yesterday to be premiering at September’s Toronto International Film Festival.
When rising star Oscar Isaac screen tested for the hotly contested lead role in spy spin-off “The Bourne Legacy”, he impressed Tony Gilroy so much that the director seriously considered giving the role to him. However, the politics of business and Isaac’s lack of star power resulted in a compromise between director and studio in giving the role to franchise king Jeremy Renner instead. But now Gilroy and Isaac seem to be getting their wish in working together on “Bourne” again, as Deadline reports Isaac has been cast in a different role in the film, as “Number 3″, another brainwashed assassin like Matt Damon’s original Jason Bourne and Renner’s Martin in the new franchise.
The role is said to be “major” and Isaac will be joining Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton in the cast. Though Damon is not expected to reprise his role in the new franchise, the journey of Renner’s Martin is said to mirror the trials and tribulations Bourne went through as an amnesiac ex-government operative on a mission to learn the truth about his own history.
Isaac, most recently seen in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”, is wrapping up filming indie drama “Steel Town” (formerly “Still I Rise”) opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. He also has a plethora of highly anticipated films awaiting release, including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling-Carey Mulligan starrer “Drive”, Madonna’s directorial venture “W.E.” and the fantastically ensemble cast led “Ten Year” with Channing Tatum, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara and more.
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