fab british people post starring colin firth, alan rickman, emily blunt, ben whishaw & emma thompson
After sitting in development hell, the Coen Brothers scripted remake of the 1966 caper flick Gambit finally went into production last year with The Last Station director Michael Hoffman behind the camera and Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and Cameron Diaz in the lead roles. We've already seen a first look photo with Firth and Diaz, but now two international posters have surfaced with Firth and Rickman and a lion. The story follows British art curator Harry Deane (Firth), who devises a scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting.
Stills from "Arthur Newman" with King Firth & Emily Blunt
Starring the excellent Emily Blunt and Colin Firth in the leads, Arthur Newman will be making its world premiere at TIFF next week, and given the cast, there’s naturally some significant anticipation surrounding it.
With its premiere only a few days away, we’ve now got new images of Blunt and Firth to share, both looking as brilliant as ever; a rising young star and a class act.
“We are all actors in one sense or another. Who among us hasn’t at some point longed to become someone else? Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) knows that longing all too well. Divorced, dissatisfied, with a young son (Sterling Beaumon) who resents him so badly that he won’t even talk to him, and a new girlfriend (Anne Heche) already tiring of his anomie and inattentiveness, Wallace feels he’s got nothing worth hanging onto. So he takes a step that many dream of, but few follow through on: he purchases the identity of a deceased man, fakes his own death, and starts a new life as Arthur Newman, golf pro. At last, he’s free —but free to do what?
Wallace meets Mike (Emily Blunt), or rather he finds her, lolling around a motel pool in a daze after having taken too many pills. Wallace takes Mike to the hospital, stays by her bedside, and the next morning tries to get her on a bus back home. But before he can send her on her way, Mike discovers Wallace’s secret — and decides she wouldn’t mind giving this second-life business a try. So Wallace and Mike hit the road, travelling across the country, breaking into empty homes and adopting the identities of the absent residents. It’s an outrageous way of playing house, and maybe a way of playing at love. Nearly getting caught only heightens the kick. But how long can they keep it up?”
Dante Ariola makes his feature directorial debut from a script by the Oscar-nominated Becky Johnston (The Prince of Tides, Seven Years in Tibet), marking her first film in a decade and a half.
Anne Heche and Sterling Beaumon head up the supporting cast, with Johnston producing alongside Brian Oliver (Black Swan, The Ides of March), Alisa Tager (Serenity, Seven Years in Tibet), and Mac Cappuccino (The Living Wake).
Arthur Newman will be seeking US distribution at TIFF, alongside a handful of other territories, but thankfully Momentum Pictures have already acquired rights for the UK, so hopefully it will be arriving on our screens in the near future. For now, here are the new images, which you can click to enlarge.
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Ben Whishaw talks about "Cloud Atlas" + new trailer:
Three directors, multiple narratives, umpteen gifted actors playing across race and gender... Cloud Atlas is not your standard genre flick. If you've caught a glimpse of the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer's extended trailer, you'll know that it's actually six genre pieces stitched together into what cast member Ben Whishaw describes as "an egoless chamber piece".
"The six stories are plaited together from the start," explains Whishaw in the new issue of Empire. "But it also means there's this lovely kind of blending so that in a way it all becomes one story. It's a strange thing to describe, but when I read it I thought, 'If they pull this off it could be really unique,' particularly because the actors keep popping up in different stories."
'Chamber piece' is an apt description for Whishaw to use about Cloud Atlas. One of his six roles, and the most substantial, is that of a 1930s composer named Robert Frobisher who becomes entangled in a machiavellian scheme that twists and turns in some very strange directions.
the trailer gives us a peek at another one of Ben's characters:
Emma Thompson at a signing of her new children's book + outside ITV Studios:
Emma being awesome
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mr. darcy makes you swoon and tyfyt