Episode twenty-four of our news feature has arrived. Take a seat on the front row of the Cineroom theatre to receive the latest news that is happening in the world of film.
In this episode, we look at what’s next for Andrew Garfield and Miles Teller, we tell you which comedian bags a directing gig, we get a first look at the new Tomb Raider film with Alicia Vikander and we also have a look at the new A Ghost Story trailer.
Closing the episode will be the chilling trailer for Stephen King’s It…
Latest casting updates!
Andrew Garfield has signed himself up for another war epic already, clearly not quite exhausted from his compelling performance in Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield will be seen next year in another based-on-truth tale of life in the firing line, Black Lion.
This will be the story of Carlos Mavroleon, a Harvard-educated heir to a shipping empire, who ditches a successful life as a Wall Street trader to become a war reporter in Afghanistan. Known for his dashing style, he won an assignment for US show 60 Minutes, tasked with sneaking into Afghan tribal territories after America's 1998 missile strikes against Osama Bin Laden's camps following the bombing of American embassies. He was among the first journalists to discover the link between Pakistan and Al Qaida and was subsequently found dead in a motel room in the Pakistani city of Peshawar a few days later under mysterious circumstances. This looks set to be ‘heart in mouth’ type of film.
Another casting update includes Miles Teller taking the lead role in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new TV show Too Old To Die Young. Refn is aboard to co-write the series and direct all 10 episodes. Teller will star as Martin, a police officer ensnared in a world of assassins as the story explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles.
There’s no official air date for this yet, but keep your eyes peeled as you won’t want to miss it.
Comedian Chris Addison gets a directing gig
Mock the Week and The Thick of It comedian Chris Addison has only gone and landed first directorial job in the movies. Addison will now be directing the latest film based on 1964’s Bedtime Story that as of yet has no release date planned.
This will prove to be Chris’s biggest gig yet with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson already signed onto the project. Hathaway and Wilson play the two female leads who are scam artists – one who is high-class, the other decidedly less so – who target a naive tech prodigy and his fortune. This looks a raucous bit of fun.
A Ghost Story’s new trailer
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in a new film together following their previous outing as a leading duo in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. David Lowery is on directing duties following his Disney stint on Pete’s Dragon. He reunites the starring pair here in A Ghost’s Story.
Mara and Affleck here play M and C, a married couple whose life is suddenly touched by tragedy when he dies. But he comes back as a ghost looking to console his bereft wife in their suburban home, only to discover that he's become unmoored in time. The spirit embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's big questions.
A Ghost Story is set for release on 7th July in the US.
FIRST LOOK: Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft
Look! It’s Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft! The two below pictures are the first previews we have seen from the new Tomb Raider film expect March next year.
Apparently, this film will be a fresh take on the story, with Lara off on her earliest adventure. Seven years after her father disappears, 21-year-old Lara is refusing to inherit his business empire, choosing instead to attend college while tiding herself over working as a bike courier. Eventually, she's inspired to investigate what happened to him, and kicks off her search at his last-known location, a tomb on an island off the coast of Japan.
Roar Uthaug is directing the movie, and Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Alexandre Willaume are in the cast.
First trailer for Stephen King’s It
The first trailer for the latest version of Stephen King’s It has landed, suggesting that yet another generation of children will be haunted by visions of an evil, sewer-dwelling clown.
This project has been long in the making since 2012 but now it will finally arrive this year. We have had many drop outs on this movie but now finally, Bill Skarsgård as the evil clown will be on hand to give you a cinematic nightmare.
It’s in cinemas from 8th September, check out the trailer below.