Kong: Skull Island director promises ‘the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen’
Beloved mega-ape King Kong has a cinematic history stretching back 83 years. But director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who’s helming next year’s reboot Kong: Skull Island, promises bigger things ahead for the character. In an exclusive image from the film shared with EW, stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson find themselves in a boneyard, standing amidst the ruins of a massive creature.
“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” says Vogt-Roberts. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Brie Larson poses with the actresses playing the younger versions of her character in the upcoming movie The Glass Castle.
The 26-year-old Oscar-winning actress posted the photo on Twitter along with another photo from set which featured Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, and a bunch of child actors.
“One big #glasscastlemovie family,” Brie captioned that photo. Naomi posted the same picture on Instagram and captioned it, “Smashing day with the #glasscastlemovie #family ?.”
The Glass Castle, based on Jeannette Walls‘ memoir, is about a young girl who “comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.”
Source: Just Jared
Wicked movie, a film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical that enthralled the audience in 2003, will be released in December 2019. While the Wicked Movie cast is still to be decided, there have been numerous speculations about who will be recreating the roles of the Good Witch Glinda and the wicked witch Elphaba.
The 2003 musical was a take on the 1939 film The Wizard of OZ, which depicted the tale from the point of view of the Wicked Witch of the West. It is unlikely that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will be reprising their roles in the upcoming movie. Thus, the following are few of the possible choices to take the major roles in the 2019 film.
The Broadway.com conducted a poll on what characters the readers would like Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift to play, and the role of Glinda finished fourth among the top 10 choices. Looks like a lot of people can actually imagine Swift as Glinda in the Wicked movie. And to think of it, she looks capable of capturing the spirit of the character as well. Brie Larson could also be considered for the role. Both pop stars are expected to get strong consideration when casting begins. Continue reading
Captain Marvel has been one of the most-discussed roles in some time. Not just because she’s a great character, but because she’ll be the first female Marvel superhero to have a solo movie. Fans have tossed around dozens of names for the role, and now a true front runner has emerged: Oscar winner Brie Larson.
Variety reports that Larson, who just won Best Actress for Room, is “is in early talks….It is unknown where things stand in negotiations, but sources have told Variety that Larson is the first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part.”
A few months ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told io9 “[You’ll have] a filmmaker and cast by the summer. Maybe before. Maybe after. Filmmaker announcement first.”
Now it seems that may be both true and false as no director candidates have been made public, but the casting has commenced.
Though Larson recently won an Oscar, she’s still kind of an unknown quantity, which is probably why she’s the first choice over potentially dozens of other actresses. Before Room, she was probably best known for appearances in 21 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Then she starred in the masterful Short Term 12, truly distinguishing herself as a powerhouse lead. Recently she also filmed another big blockbuster, Kong: Skull Island.
Captain Marvel, written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman, is currently scheduled for release March 2019.
Ben Wheatley’s last film, High Rise, which you can find me enjoying the hell out of here, was a huge step up for the director, and his next will be another leap again.
Free Fire, which Empire posted the first image from today, is his first film set in the US and sees him assemble an impressive cast of Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley and Enzo Cilenti.
What’s more, it’s being executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who is the man you want to have on board when making a 70s crime drama and was one of Wheatley’s directorial inspirations for the movie.
Free Fire is set in Boston in 1978, centring on the fallout from a gun-running deal gone wrong brokered by Larson’s character in a deserted warehouse. On one side is two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley), on the other a pair of arms traffickers (Hammer and Shalto Copley). Continue reading
Yesterday, Mrs Larson was seen strolling out in the streets of West Hollywood. She looks gorgeous with her Radarte pull-over. We have added 14 high-quality photos in the gallery:
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – May 11th – Out in West Hollywood