Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Dangerous Method, Jamie Foxx, and Warren Beatty Updates

There are a few news updates coming from around the film world.

1. Warren Beatty is directing and starring in a new film for Paramount, which is old news. But some new news is that he will be playing Howard Hughes, which apparently a life-long dream for him. He has big shoes to fill after Leonardo Dicaprio in The Aviator, but according to AwardsDaily, the supporting cast is sure to help his chances of success considering some of the names mentioned as potentials include: Andrew Garfield, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Shia La Beouf, Jack Nicholson, Evan Rachel Wood and Rooney Mara.

2. Jamie Foxx is joining an already star studded cast of Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson, in Quentin Tarantino's next film Django Unchained. According to Deadline: "
"Foxx will join Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCario and Samuel L. Jackson in a Sergio Leone-style spaghetti Western that Tarantino wrote and has set in Mississippi during slavery… Django is a slave who’s liberated by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter [Waltz] and taught the tricks of the trade by his mentor. Django’s major goal in life is to recover his wife, and to do it he needs to get past the villainous ranch owner Calvin Candie [DiCaprio], who runs Candyland, a despicable club and plantation in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in “mandingo” style death matches. Candie is a slave’s worst nightmare and that is where Django’s wife Broomhilda is an abused slave… Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson is also expected to play the role of Stephen, Candie’s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie’s residence."
3. There is a new, interesting trailer for David Cronenberg's film A Dangerous Method. It could be really good, or not, but at least the performances, especially Kiera Knightly, look fantastic, so this is one to look for.

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