Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe. In theaters on September 10.
After many a pandemic delay, the release of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is finally in sight. Before the movie premieres in theaters and on HBO Max October 22, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling science-fiction classic will world-premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 3. Ahead of the release, watch the latest trailer released by Warner Bros. below.
‘The Godfather’ Making Of Movie: Barry Levinson Taps Oscar Isaac To Play Francis Coppola & Jake Gyllenhaal As Robert Evans
DEADLINE: Barry Levinson will direct Francis And The Godfather, with Oscar Isaac starring as Francis Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Evans in a drama about the legendary and wild battles that went into making the 1972 classic The Godfather. The film is based on a Black List script by Andrew Farotte that was redeveloped by Levinson. Echo Lake Entertainment’s Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding are producing with Kevin Turen, Jon Levin and Baltimore Pictures’ Jason Sosnoff.
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While The Godfather is considered to be one of the greatest American films and a symbol of the ’70s auteur era, getting there was no easy task. Coppola was 31 at the time, determined to convince Evans and the studio to allow him to film expensively in New York, set in the time period of a novel which would become a big bestseller. This after the original Mario Puzo script was set in contemporary Kansas City. Among the other debates was the idea to gamble on Marlon Brando, an eclectic character who hadn’t been in a hit film in years, to play mob family patriarch Don Corleone (for which he would win the Best Actor prize), and also Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, a character who slowly evolved from a desire to get far away from the family business to taking it over when it was clear his father would be murdered even after a bungled assassination attempt. Evans, who took the top job after a career as an actor, had pressures all his own, as the studio was in danger of closing up shop. There was also the uneasy discussions with real mobsters who were none too pleased to have their dirty business to be aired in a major studio film.
The new issue of Empire is now available and there’s an extensive preview of Dune, which you can now find in our gallery.
Based on Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 sci-fi novel, the highly anticipated epic “Dune” (in theaters Dec. 18) released its first trailer on Wednesday and showcased Chalamet as 15-year-old Paul Atreides, a young lad new to a dusty and treacherous landscape who has visions of a girl with glowing blue eyes and has to deal with ginormous sandworms.
We also have updated our gallery with screencaptures from the trailer:
Entertainment Weekly has published an exclusive behind-the-scenes look on J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier. Watch the clip below:
It almost sounds too good to be true. Some of Hollywood’s most popular actors — Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal — are all teaming up for a heist movie.
In Netflix’s Triple Frontier, this who’s who of actors portray a group of former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. Having previously undertaken dangerous missions for their country, this time they’re doing it for their own gain. But when events take an unexpected turn, things quickly start to spiral out of control, testing their loyalties and their moral code.
Directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), the film is a gritty, new heist thriller featuring some of Hollywood’s best. The trailer debuted Sunday night during an NFL game, but EW has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cast on set.
“We’re really fortunate to have a cast that gelled together so well,” Isaac says in the footage.
Throughout the clip, many of the cast reflect on playing Special Forces operative and the level of commitment and intensity such a role requires. “It really comes down to brotherhood and camaraderie and feeling a sense of place in the world,” says Hunnam.
Meanwhile, Pascal and Hedlund close things out by comparing their antics on set and their male ensemble to being in a boy band. “They all wanted to work with me,” jokes Pascal. “I’ve always wanted to be in a boy band, and this is like being in a boy band.”