Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sean Bean joins Matt Damon in the cast of Ridley Scott's film of The Martian...

DEN OF GEEK
Simon Brew 10/21/2014 at 10:04AM



The human movie spoiler returns. Sean Bean, next to be seen on the big screen in The Wachowskis' delayed Jupiter Ascending, has landed a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's book, The Martian.



Bean joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Chastain. And he'll be taking on the role of NASA's flight director in the movie. Having read the book over the past week, unless there's a significant detour taking with the screenplay, this role is going to offer something radically different for Bean: survival chances.


READ MORE HERE: http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/the-martian/240458/sean-bean-joins-ridley-scotts-the-martian



'Crimson Peak' News: 2015 Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Film Is 'Looking Good,' Got Great Response At Screening — Will We See A Trailer Soon?

FASHION & STYLE



We're still waiting to see the "Crimson Peak" trailer, narrated by star Tom Hiddleston, which aired at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, but we've gotten a few juicy tidbits about the film over the past few months.



For starters, it's the reason director Guillermo del Toro dropped out of Warner Bros. upcoming adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast".

"[Warner Bros.] have a deadline to meet with the project that completely intersects with my delivery of 'Crimson Peak'," del Toro explained. "And 'Crimson Peak' I cannot rush. I am probably the proudest of this movie of anything that I’ve ever done. I want to be very meticulous."


The director also offered up some information about the film Comic-Con.

"It’s a gothic romance," he said, just before introducing the trailer. "It’s R-rated. It has incredible beauty, but it’s also very violent." He later added that the movie will feature "scary ghosts, but scarier people than ghosts," and that he was glad for the opportunity to create a "great adult story for a female lead."



More recently, Charlie Hunnam, who plays Dr. Alan McMichael in "Crimson Peak" gave some insight into his character.

"Yeah, really different," he revealed, when asked if the role is a departure from the status quo for him. "It’s kind of a very sweet, shy, quiet, dorky dude who doesn’t get the girl."



READ MORE HERE: http://www.fashionnstyle.com/articles/28285/20141020/crimson-peak-news-2015-tom-hiddleston-film-is-looking-good-got-positive-response-at-screening.htm



Pictured: Colin Firth got quite the drenching as he filmed in Manchester city centre

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Oct 20, 2014 12:23 By Emma Flanagan



Oscar winner Colin Firth has been spotted in Manchester city centre this morning, as the Northern Quarter was transformed into 1920s New York for his new film Genius.

The King’s Speech star was getting quite a soaking in his grey three-piece suit and matching overcoat.


The rain was likely to be a blessing for the film makers who were let down by Manchester’s reputation as a rainy city yesterday. They were forced to fake the rain while filming with Firth’s co-star Jude Law.

In between takes the 54-year-old actor was seen sheltering underneath a blue and black golf umbrella.

While Firth, who is playing legendary publisher Max Perkins, looked extremely dapper his co-star Jude Law, looked a little more bedraggled as they climbed down a fire escape.



The 41-year-old actor, who starred in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, is playing Thomas Clayton Wolfe who is considered to be one of the most difficult writers Max Perkins had to work with.

The Northern Quarter back street has doubled for early 20th century New York before in the blockbuster Captain America, and this time the dingy alley was bedecked with old fashioned washing lines and a laundry sign.



As yet there have been no signs of the two lead actors' co-stars Nicole Kidman, who plays Wolfe's love interest Aline Bernstein or Dominic West who is playing Ernest Hemingway.

Filming is set to continue in Manchester until the end of the week.




READ MORE HERE:http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/pictured-colin-firth-quite-drenching-7964865

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christian Bale the frontrunner to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's biopic

E Entertainment


Christian Bale

It's been in gestation for some time, but now it looks like the long-awaited Aaron Sorkin-scripted, Danny Boyle-directed biopic of Steve Jobs has found its man.

Batman, to be precise. (groan)

Christian Bale is close to signing a deal to play the founder of Apple, beating out competition including Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

According to reports, Bale is currently in negotiations for another film which have stalled, allowing Bale to consider the role.

Gone Girl's David Fincher was initially attached to direct the as-yet untitled Jobs biopic, but dropped out due to issues over creative control and his fee.

Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom enters its third and final season after the show was unceremoniously dropped from the station after a dismal first season and a slightly-improved second season.

Initial thoughts? Bale is a solid actor and he's known for total immersion in whatever role he takes on. He's never going to half-arse it so we can be sure that he'll be giving it socks.


READ MORE HERE: http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news/Christian-Bale-the-frontrunner-to-play-Steve-Jobs-in-Aaron-Sorkins-biopic/304166.htm




Downton Abbey Spoilers: Thomas Barrow trying to cure homosexuality & Simon Callow to join cast?

UNREALITY TV
October 20th, 2014 by Anna Howell.


For the past few weeks in Downton Abbey we have seen Thomas Barrow being very secretive about something… but what?

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know that after a string of phone calls to a ‘life choice’ advert the Under Butler saw in a paper, he told the staff that his father was ill and that he had to go and care for his parent.



However Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) didn’t believe Thomas’ (Rob James Collier) excuse, and when he returned he was quick to challenge him over the truth of the matter.

During this confrontation the ladies maid saw a box of syringes and medical equipment that Thomas was using on himself and it became clear that the side effects of this new medication were leaving him increasingly unwell and in agonising pain.

Last night viewers would have seen this reach new levels, as the usually malicious and sharp-tongued servant looked a shadow of himself, dripping with sweat, pale as a sheet and ready to drop.



What is it he is doing to himself? The answer is he is trying to cure himself of his homosexuality.

Back in the 1920’s homosexuality was still illegal, and punishable by hard labour at the workhouses, something which wouldn’t suit Barrow at all.

From the very first episode of this new series we have seen that his sexuality has been at the forefront of Barrows’ mind and, as Rob James Collier told us himself, leads to a “horrific” journey of self-discovery for his character as the series plays out.



READ MORE HERE: http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/downton-abbey-spoilers-thomas-barrow-trying-cure-homosexuality-simon-callow-join-cast/