Drama about the life of a military journalist Robert Capa called "Close Enough” and the role of a girlfriend of photographer, Gerda Taro. Tom Hiddleston, confirmed the role of Capa, will join Hayley Atwell, familiar to viewers of the film "Captain America: The First Avenger."
Gerda Taro met with Andrew Friedman, who later took the stage name Robert Capa in 1935. Capa was one of the founders of war photography, took the Second World War, having been in different countries. Gerda is considered the first female photojournalist, who worked in the war.
The actions of the film will be developed in Paris mid-1930s, when Capa and Taro met and started working together, and then be transferred to Spain, where the photographers had left to shoot a civil war. In the summer of 1937 Gerda Taro was killed near the town of Brunete.
Filming of "Close Enough" will begin in June of this year. In the director's chair - Paul Andrew Williams, director of the drama "Song for Marion." Earlier in the film role of Gerda Williams was supposed to play Gemma Arterton, but the actress dropped out of the project.
Hayley Atwell played the femme fatale in Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream", but got the world fame for her role as a British intelligence agent Peggy Carter, the beloved of Chris Evans hero in the comic book adaptation "The First Avenger" about Captain America.
Atwell name is often mentioned in connection with the reboot of "Lara Croft." The actress recently commented on the rumors, saying she does not mind to spend a year of life to prepare for the role, if she is called. Now Haley will return to the studio Marvel, where she again will play Peggy Carter in an episode of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
Nearly 20 years in the making is one of the most famous biographical movies of Hollywood - a film about the comedian Richard Pryor. Now the picture is taken by producer Forest Whitaker, and he has already secured the support of Pryor's widow, Jennifer Pryor.
Richard Pryor - American comedian, writer and broadcaster, who was known for his uncompromising and sometimes sharp humor. Pryor, did not hesitate and spoke about the problems of African Americans. Because of his talent, Richard was one of the leading comedians. Actor Jerry Seinfeld called him "Picasso of his profession."
Since 1963, Pryor began performing in New York clubs, shared with the musician Bob Dylan and budding comedian Woody Allen. Since 1970, Prior's career took a new turn - he was called to write scripts for television. He led one of the shows, the first season of "Saturday Night Live" and in 1977 on NBC started "Richard Pryor Show", unfortunately, closed after four episodes: TV viewers did not take Pryor’s jokes.
Since the mid of 1970s, Pryor began acting in films, mostly comedies. Best known painting "See No Evil, Hear No Evil", "Stir Crazy" and "Brewster's Millions". Pryor worked on the script for the comedy of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles." He was to play a major role, but the studio refused to insure him, the actor is addicted to drugs and alcohol.
In 1980, Pryor was trying to drink rum and inhale cocaine, so that caught fire and was taken to hospital with burns on the body. Severely undermining health, Richard continued to maintain the reputation of a difficult actor, he was late to the shooting, foul the air and exhibited excessive requirements (e.g, to the site he was taken in a helicopter).
Health problems gradually discourage Prior to working in film: in the early 1990s, the actor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. David Lynch's "Lost Highway" movie has became the latest for comedian. In 2004, Pryor lost his voice. December 10, 2005 the actor suffered a heart attack and died.
Last time rumors about biography of Pryor were in October 2010, when the role of comedian was going to play Marlon Wayans, and Bill Condon should be director. Time passed, the director signed up to work on two films "Twilight" and withdrew from the project on Pryor. Other known attempts - Martin Scorsese, who even before the actor's death in 2005, wanted to put a picture of him with Damon Wayans in the lead.
Now the story of Richard Pryor has back in the news reports. Forest Whitaker takes on the producer's function and will soon begin work on a new script. Who will play Pryor in this new project is not yet reported.
Elegy "Yi dai zong shi" of Wong Kar-Wai opened the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The picture was a real long-term project of director - it took 6 years to design and three years to shoot. But the wait was worth it. Director and the main stars of the picture Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chu Wai presented to journalists their new creation.
The last film of Wong Kar-Wai was released at the big screen in 2007, when "My Blueberry Nights" opened the Cannes Film Festival. On the French Riviera director appeared much more frequently than in the German capital. Among the projects of Kar Wai, were "Happy Together" (the prize for Best Director), "Mood for Love", "2046" and above English-language debut.
"Great Masters" (Yi dai zong shi) are considered the biographical film about Ip Man, the legendary practitioner of martial arts, a representative of the style of wine-chun, a teacher of Bruce Lee. But from the very first frame it's clear that before us is not familiar to all tape from the category of "born-learned-married." Tony Leung Chu Wai, the mascot of Kar-Wai, in a white hat and a long black coat in the pouring rain easily deal with crowds of "experts of Kung Fu."
The action begins in 1936, when Ip Man was already 40 years old. Before this age he did not work and did not need anything ("My parents were so rich and famous, that in the district Foshan was named a street after them"). He married the beautiful aristocrat, lover of music, often went to the "Golden Pavilion", the brothel for the rich ones of this world. But the place with golden walls was also a gathering place for the masters of Kung Fu. Foshan was the center of the southern Chinese martial arts during the Republic of China.
When, in 1936, Japan won the north-eastern provinces of China, the great master Baosen Ghosn, head of the martial arts world in the north, arrived in Foshan. In the "Golden Pavilion" should be held a ceremony in honor of the departure from the post of Gon. Old master fights with young fighters, the best of which is the Ip Man. Daughter of Gon ( Zhang Ziyi) also arrives in Foshan. She's the one who knows the deadly technique of 64 hands. This style will experience Ip Man, but the fight with the girl turns into an elegant and sensual dance. In the end, all the movies of Kar-Wai are about love.
This is only a two-hour tie of the movie, which in the first version of the assembly lasted four hours, but in China it was shown for 2 hours 13 minutes. To cut the ribbon for the international distribution Kar-Wai has decided recently.
The history of Ip Man interested Wong Kar-Wai in 1996. Kar-Wai decided that will tell a story of martial arts of 1911-1949 period, which was a difficult time for China. Director has plunged into research questions and talked with many of the masters of Kung Fu. "You know what surprised me? They are extremely simple and humble people. " This discovery helped the director to build the line and atmosphere of the film. The main thing in "Great masters" - not the biography of Ip Man, although, of course, it is a great place, and a sense of calm and concentration that is required for understanding of martial arts.
It is known that the shooting of the "Great Masters" interrupted for a long time due to financial problems, and because of serious injury of Tony Leung Chu Wai.
Director so enthusiastically talked about the project, that no one was left in doubt: Kar-wai was able to realize his dream. And what was the biggest challenge during the process? "I do not practice kung-fu" - said director.
Emma Watson has refused two roles this week. The actress will not appear in "Cinderella", which is going to stage Kenneth Branagh, and dropped out of the drama, "Your voice in my head." If Branagh didn’t find a new contender for the vacant position yet, then the producers of "Your Voice" has chosen the lead role of Emily Blunt.
"Your voice in my head" - filming of memoirs of British journalist Emma Forrest. Living in New York, burdened by moral problems and risky antics, eventually turns to her severe depression and attempts of suicide. But Forest meets balding and fat, but the optimistic 53-year-old psychiatrist, whose advice helped her to withdraw from the dangerous brink. But soon the man dies. Some romantic relationships of Forest are also falling, but now she will have to deal with problems on her own.
Initially the film was going to shoot David Yates, but the director of the latest series of Harry Potter has left the project in May last year and is now occupied by the new version of "Tarzan." Emma Watson, approved for the lead role, was listed for a long time in the film, but, as reported by Stanley Tucci, who plays a psychiatrist in "Your voice" now in her place will be Emily Blunt. Tucci and Blunt have starred together in "The Devil Wears Prada”.
A film, based on the memoirs of Forest, is planned to shoot in the summer of the 2012, but work on the movie has stalled. Now the film has still no director, so it is difficult to say when will start shooting.
Emily Blunt is currently shooting in Doug Liman's sci-fi "All you need is kill" with Tom Cruise. The last time the actress has appeared on screen in the thriller "Looper" and comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."
One film by Quentin Tarantino, seven fantastic pictures, despite the cries of the death of the genre, and fourteen adaptations of every persuasion, ten actions, twenty comedies and many other tapes are waiting for you in the coming 2013.
Note that among autumn premieres in the United States may be found the following projects: "Advisor" Ridley Scott's, "The Lower Depths" by James Gray with Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner, "Labor Day" Jason Reitman and Kate Winslet, "Nebraska" Alexander Payne, "From hell" with Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, "Twelve years of slavery" Steve McQueen, "The Wolf of Wall Street" by Martin Scorsese, "The Young and Prodigious Spivet" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, "Serena" by Suzanne Bier.
Let's start with films that have already been in release.
One Quentin Tarantino
"Django unchained" has already earned a lot of compliments from critics. Analysts tipped nominated for "Oscar" of Leonardo DiCaprio, Spike Lee is offended and the public is filling box office.
"Oldboy" on the eponymous Korean thriller Pak Chan-wook shot by Spike Lee. Josh Brolin plays a man trying to understand why he spent so much time in prison. Originally the movie was planed to be shot by Steven Spielberg and starring Will Smith. Funny, that Tarantino has also asked Smith to participate in his project. In the end, everything has changed, and most long-awaited remake promises to be the last time on the screens this September.
Three films in fantasy genre
Hollywood debut by Sergei Bodrov, hooligan story of Hansel and Gretel, who grew up the second part of a trilogy about the adventures of Bilbo Baggins.
"The Seventh Son"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
Seven sci-fi movies
In this section: unfinished Alfonso Cuaron with Sandra Bullock finally see the light, Guillermo del Toro produces a giant robot, and bald Matt Damon tries to escape from the deadly disease.
"Star Trek: Nemesis"
These films are already known to many of us.
"War of the Worlds Z”
"Jack - the giants killer"
"Iron Man 3"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Oz the Great and Powerful"
"After our era"
"Wolverine: The Immortal"
"Thor: The dark world"
"Man of Steel"
Ten biographical and based on a true story movies
"Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku"
"Hyde Park on Hudson"
Ten action movies
This list is hot: Bruce Willis gets into Moscow, Xerxes terrifies Greece, the White House is twice stormed, and Kenneth Branagh spoils a blood of the young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (also in Moscow.) And Arnie! Arnie is back!
"300: Rise of an Empire"
"The Last Stand"
"A Good Day to Die Hard"
"Olympus Has Fallen"
"Three Days to Kill"
"White House Down"
Humorous biography of the deceased member of the troupe "Monty Python" Graham Chapman's get on with the animated musical of Patrice Leconte, a prequel of Pixar classics and touching Spanish old men.
"A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Le magasin des suicides"
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
"Sin City 2"
"Grown Ups 2"
"Scary Movie 5"
"Fast and Furious 6"
"Snabba cash II"
Ten French films
Note the "Pen Days", which took animator Michel Gondry, and do not forget the two festival hits - "Rust and Bone" Jacques Odiara and "Something in the Air" by Olivier Assayas.
"Angélique, marquise des anges"
"Bye, bye, Blondie!"
"Another woman's life"
"De l'autre côté du périph"
"La belle & la bête"
"Love is a direct"
"L'écume des jours"
"Rust and Bone"
Ten crime dramas
"Group of 7"
"Blood and sweat"
"The Place Beyond the Pines"
"Hunters in the gangsters'
"Now You See Me"
"Dead Man Down"
"Street Arlette, 388”
The main soloist in the list - a remake of "Evil Dead", which Bruce Campbell has already watched, answering for quality. The rest choose to taste, but will suggest that the "Maniac" has a bloodthirsty Elijah Wood!
"The ABCs of Death"
"Texas Chainsaw 3D”
"The Lords of Salem"
"The Last Exorcism Part II"
Ten authors movies
Nicolas Winding Refn, Wong Kar-Wai, Neil Jordan, Terrence Malick, Peter Greenaway, Mike Figgis, Lars von Trier, Steven Soderbergh, Roman Coppola - great company for anyone who loves festival movies. And yet Jarmusch has Tom Hiddleston in the role of a vampire.
"God forgive me"
"The Great Masters"
"Outside the Law"
"Survive only lovers"
"Goltsius and Pelican Company"
"On the verge of doubt"
"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”
Ten movies for teens
Some of these pictures are eager to be the new "Twilight". But the new version of "Romeo and Juliet" is based in Verona and seems very nice!
"The first time"
"The Hunger Games"
"Friendship (and no sex)"
"As I now live"
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"
"Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters"
"Romeo and Juliet"
Ten drama movies
"August: Osage County"
"The Railway Man"
"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His”
"Take This Waltz"
"Den skaldede frisør"
"The car Jayne Mansfield"
"Into the White"
"Life of Pi" by Yann Martel's novel has already started in cinemas, so we have not included it here. But open and close the list two comic books (one with Jeff Bridges, the other - with Aaron Eckhart), and can be found in the middle of an unusual black and white Spanish "Snow White," "Lover Scorpion," based on the novel of brother of Javier Bardem (and Javier is in the title role), and the adaptation of the first novel by Stephen King.
"The Great Gatsby"
"Under the Skin"
"The heat of our bodies"
Now that Abraham Lincoln played by Daniel Day-Lewis returned to the public interest to the American president, NBC decided to keep up with fashion trends. TV channel has launched a George Washington (working title) drama series from Oscar-winning screenwriter David Sedler (The King's Speech), Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
After working on a biography of the British King George the Sixth, a British screenwriter Sedler undertake the life of the American commander, running country into a war for independence from the British Empire. Sedler will write the script based on the book by Ron Chernow “Washington”, received the Pulitzer Prize. Levinson sits in the director's chair.
George Washington described detailed look at the enigmatic leader, the father of the nation for some, and a terrorist to others, a man who wants to destroy the British Crown at any cost. In the course of the narrative series tells about the life of the president and war hero, famous and fabulous stories of his survival and triumph, and the first time will be shown his true character. It will not be the man that cut down the cherry tree.
"There is a George Washington - an icon of the nation, gazing sternly with a dollar bill to the mouth of the wooden teeth, and there is another - George Washington, twist an affair with his wife's best friend - said Sedler. - George Washington, obsessed with social status, quality clothing, his own way. Not an icon, but a simple man who has learned to lead people. That's what I want to understand Washington. "
Sedler, Levinson and Fontana executive producers of the project.
"I wonder what the life of a man who played the most important role in the fate of our country, still do not really know - Levinson said. - We are aware of myths about the man, but in fact he was imperfect and problematic character, overcome his weaknesses in order to become one of the most prominent leaders of the nation. "
Dr. House is re-classified in pirates. Hugh Laurie is in talks with NBC channel about participation in the series “Crossbones”, where the actor offered the role of Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard - filibuster, handled in the Caribbean Sea in the 18th century.
Creator of Crossbones - Neil Cross, who worked on the series "Luther." Cross himself wrote the script and produced the project.
NBC plans 10 episodes of the series, the effect of which will be developed on the Bahamian island of New Providence, which became a refuge for pirates because of the harbor and close proximity to the Straits of Florida. From there, it was convenient to attack Spanish ships were returning to their homeland.
Just on the island of New Providence will settle Blackbeard, where his power will be a motley gang of criminals, thieves and scoundrels sailors. A paradise for looters, New Providence has become a headache for the trade. After the founding of the British colony the island has begun to change.
The boy Edward Thich entered the Navy as a 12-year-old. In 1716, he joined the pirate Benjamin Hornigold team, hunted on the islands of the Caribbean. Blackbeard quickly got his ship, which was called "Queen Anne's Revenge." The fame of the formidable pirate spread quickly. After retiring from Hornigold Thich founded pirate alliance. In autumn 1718 the governor of Virginia, promised a reward of 100 pounds to anyone who kills a Blackbeard. Pirate was killed in November 22, 1718 the first in a battle with the British military.
In his short career as a pirate, biography of Thich shrouded in mystery and is full of rumors. Edward Thich was the prototype of pirate Flint in Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island." This colorful character was also the hero of numerous TV shows and movies. In 2005, James Purefoy played Thich in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Blackbeard."
Most recently, Black Beard appeared on the big screen in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (played by British actor Ian McShane).
Laurie recently parted with the image of sarcastic Dr. House after eight seasons in the popular series. If the actor accepts the invitation of Cross and play Edward Thich, he will not speak on TV an American accent for the first time.
Imagine Entertainment film company has planned biopic about one of the best football players in the world - Brazilian Pele. The script will write Zimbalist brothers, Jeff and Michael, who made a documentary film "The Two Escobars". They will share the project director's chair.
According to the bosses of Imagine, the film shows the formation of the future star of football and will trace the life history of Pele from his birth to obtain the title of best player of the World Cup in Sweden in 1970.
Pele, whose real name - Edson Arantes Nascimento, was born in October 23, 1940 in the town of Tres Korosoyns in the family of a former football player. His name was in honor of the American inventor Thomas Edison, but the parents at the last minute decided to delete "and" from "Edison". His father was the first teacher of the boy. At 7 years old Edson began performing in local children's team, which has a very entertaining and rewarding game in attack. One of the coaches of the team, the former Brazilian national team player Waldemar de Brito, organized Edson show at the club "Santos." By the way, the nickname Pele Edson was in school because the mangled name of his favorite goalkeeper Bile from the club “Vasco da Gama”.
On the football field in the "Santos" Pele was released 15-year-old teenager. During his first match he scored a goal right away. The young player made his debut in the national team at the World Championships in Sweden (1958). Pele was just 17 years old when he was recognized by the audience, as well as experts and rivals, becoming the youngest champion in the history of the world championships.
Pele is the best player of the twentieth century by FIFA and according to International Olympic Committee is the best sportsman of the twentieth century.
The film rights to the life history of a legendary football player owns a British businessman, the owner of the club New York Cosmos Paul Kemzli. He turned to Imagine a proposal to shoot a feature film.
Filming is scheduled for next year and will be held in Brazil. It is planning to release a picture before the next World Cup in football, which will be held in Brazil in 2014.
The project of brothers Weinstein studio “The Ends Of The Earth” has interested a star of “Hunger Games” Jennifer Lawrence. Drama, written by Chris Terry (“Argo”) will tell about the flirt of oil tycoon with a stepdaughter.
The film is based on real events. Lydia Miller Roberts, as a teenager, was in the foster home of her uncle, a businessman and oil tycoon Ernst Whitworth Merlend. Ernst and his wife Virginia were childless, but incredibly rich. In 1924 Virginia died and two years later Merlend annulled the status of Lydia as adopted daughter and married her.
In 1928, Ernst has lost much of his wealth, went to Washington with Lydia, and in 1932 ran for U.S. Congress. In 1934 he was elected governor of Oklahoma. Despite the difference in 26 years, Ernst and Lydia lived happily until his death in 1941.
Lydia cared about the welfare of workers, convinced her husband to raise salaries, but also introduce unprecedented at the time health care benefits. Over time, gained the nickname Prairie Princess. After her husband's death Lydia gradually moving away from the "Palace on the prairie," as they called the house of spouses in the small town of Ponca City, and in the early 1950s and disappeared completely from sight, having appeared only in 1975.
Costume dramas are nothing new for the filmography of Lawrence. Jennifer recently completed filming the drama by Suzanne Bier "Serena," where she played the wife of the owner of the timber empire. The action of "Serena" is developing in 1929.
Young actress last year became part of two major franchises. She plays a blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the film adaptation of comic book "X-Men: First Class" and Katniss Everdin of a trilogy of Suzanne Collins “Hunger Games”. By the way, for her role in the sequel to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Jennifer Lawrence will receive $ 10 million - the contract with the actress changed. For her work in the film of Gary Ross, she received only 500,000 dollars and bonuses from the rental. According to the original contract, Lawrence was removed in all the films on the books of Collins (and there will be four) for a modest fee, but due to the success of the first part, producers decided to change the terms of transaction.
In October, Jennifer can be seen in horror, "The house at the end of the street," and in November will be released drama "Silver linings playbook" with her participation.
An independent project CBGB about the eponymous cult New York music club in the strong pace adds to its cast. Casting tape head Alan Rickman, who plays Hilly Crystal, the permanent owner of the famous institution.
This week, Briton joined Malin Akerman. For the stars of "Watchmen" is prepared the role of Debbie Harry, front-woman of the group Blondie, regularly performing on the club scene, considered a mecca of punk rock and new wave and rave popular place for infrequent visitors were such persons as Andy Warhol and William Burroughs.
At CBGB, which existed from 1973 to 2006, also gave concerts bands like The Ramones and Talking Heads. Male Vocalist of the first team, Joey Ramon, perform, Joel Moore ("Avatar"), the role is assigned to the Ramond Johnny Julian Acosta ("Castle"). Chita Chrome guitarist of punk band The Dead Boys, which had great importance in the development of institutions Hilly Crystal, will play the star of "Harry Potter" franchise Rupert Grint. The actor, incidentally, is part of another project, and the musical theme. He has been involved in the drama "Drummer" on The Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, who is going to shoot Randall Miller, who is also director therefore CBGB. The script of the tape of the New York club director wrote with Jody Savin.
Producing the project take on the authors themselves, as well as music business guru Brad Rosenberger. Crystal's daughter Lisa is also planning to take part in the production of the film, whose filming should start next month in Savannah, Ga., and after move to New York.
Malin Akerman will appear soon in one of the roles in the musical "Rock of ages" with Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. Rupert Grint in this year has already seen in the war drama "Snow Prison" coming out in cinemas in January 2013th. Joel Moore, who in February of this can be seen in the thriller "The game of survival," with Amanda Sayfred in October, will appear in Oliver Stone's "Savages".