The original Oldboy director Chan-wook Park has a new project that just debuted at Sundance called Stoker. This one stars Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman as a daughter-mother pair who lose the patriarch of the family only to be replaced by the mysterious Uncle Charlie as played by Matthew Goode. We previously saw a trailer in September, so this is the second official look we have at the film from Fox Searchlight. Continue Reading
The first trailer dropped today for Stoker–a film that has Nicole Kidman playing the sinister looking mother of Mia Wasikowska. This effort from Oldboy director Chan-wook Park is classified as a dramatic thriller, but it would appear that the drama will anchor the picture as Wasikowska’s character takes center stage when she falls in love with her uncle played by Matthew Goode. Such a setup should be a nice change of pace for the actress who we last saw on the big screen being romanced by Shia LaBeouf. Many people thought her turn in Lawless was dramatically downsized, resulting in a second-rate love story. Continue Reading
The second trailer has landed for Lawless–a film about bootleggers in prohibition-era Virginia. Of course, no one really cares about that as all eyes will be on Tom Hardy who is looking to make some noise following his stint as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The actor’s performance as Forrest Bondurant is already garnering a lot of buzz which is further validated by each additional promo released for this film. If the movie turns out to be a dud, at least there will be some incredible acting to get the audience through it.
Cast members include Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, and Jessica Chastain. Lawless hits theaters nationwide on August 29.
There is some new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting news to report as the film begins prepping for the start of production. Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence is reportedly eyeing two actresses for the role of Johanna Mason: Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki. The former has been around a while with screen credits that include Alice in Wonderland and Albert Nobbs. Aggeliki on the other hand has only had one role to date in the form of Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. which is currently in the post-production phase. Be warned though that these are just two of the actresses being targeted for the role.
For those of you who need a quick recap who this character is, here is an excerpt pulled from Hunger Games Wiki:
In her original Hunger Games, Johanna pretended to be a weakling, feigning hunger and fatigue, when in reality she was sly and cunning, described by Katniss as having a “wicked ability to murder”. Johanna is proficient with axes, as she comes from District 7, where the main industry is lumber. It is hinted in Catching Fire that all of Johanna’s loved ones were killed by President Snow and the Capitol after her Games, as she tells Katniss that there is “no one left [she] loves.” This is then confirmed in Mockingjay by Finnick Odair.
It is interesting that the biography would mention Odair at the end as that is another big role being cast for Catching Fire. The presumed frontrunners last we heard were Garrett Hudland (Tron: Legacy) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) after Taylor Kitsch backed out of the running because of a conflicting project. There has been no update on that one, nor any news in regards to Plutarch Heavensbee after Philip Seymour Hoffman presumably declined the role.
Look for more on The Hunger Games: Catch Fire casting soon as shooting will likely be finished six months from now.