Hitman’s Bodyguard is getting a sequel. The second film will again star Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, and Salma Hayek, playing the roles from the 2017 original. Patrick Hughes will also come back to direct. The first film was a surprise hit, grossing $177 million on a $30 million budget. Also joining the cast are […]
Marvel may be adding another high profile actor to The Eternals in Salma Hayek. While details of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase IV are being sorted out, The Eternals is slated to start shooting later this year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar and Emmy-nominee joins Angelina Jolie, who is also in negotiations and […]
Remember how excited we all were when the team-up of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard was announced? Just me? Okay, fine then, maybe you won’t care so much about this tidbit of information coming from Millennium Films at Cannes. The Hollywood Reporter says there are posters for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard are up around the famous […]
Salma Hayek is looking very uncharacteristically badass in the first image from Joe Lynch's assassin thriller Everly.
Today’s casting roundup is brought to you by Jennifer Ehle and Pierce Brosnan, who will be in every movie you see from now on. • Jennifer Ehle aka Lizzie Bennet herself, has found her next project, and it’s just making me weep and question everything. She’s joining Twilight fanfiction adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, to […]
When we talked about Joe Lynch‘s Everly before, I was correcting the publicly traded plot description. This bit was right: Everly centers on a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, who must fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss. This bit was wrong: Pic is set entirely in one room. And here’s […]
On the cards for Salma Hayek: the long awaited Bandidas reunion and - very possibly - some secret-agent shenanigans.
Despite hundreds of uncharged 3D glasses causing problems with the presentation, an extended scene from Dreamworks’ Puss in Boots played to a very excited audience at Empire Big Screen this morning. I popped my specs off to look at the dual image because, frankly, the pulsing, flickering, strobing effect of the out-of-sync lenses was unwatchable. […]
Alex de la Iglesia‘s The Spark of Life is one of my most keenly anticipated films of the year, alongside his previous film, The Last Circus. I guess this means “he’s back” for me. While I can still remember, intellectually, how crushing The Oxford Murders turned out to be, I can’t feel it in my gut […]
Salma Hayek is getting set to produce, and take a supporting acting role in, an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked, Gregory Maguire’s Bizarro take on The Wizard of Oz that focuses on Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West . It’s important to stress this will be another adaptation of Maguire’s book and not a TV […]
I first told you about it on New Year’s Eve, when it was going to be called Spark of Life; now it’s being called As Luck Would Have It and has turned up in Variety. Here’s the plot premise that they have for the film: A once whiz-kid publicist now out of work for three […]
Alex De La Iglesia’s most recent film, The Last Circus or The Trumpet’s Last Ballad or The Tumpet’s Sad Ballad or, perhaps most properly, Balada Triste de Trompeta, is still to make its way to English speaking territories, leaving me hanging. Meanwhile, the director has appeared on the Spanish TV show, Versión Española and discussed his […]
Bill Duke has a long career as both a director and actor in Hollywood movies, though his better known projects are perhaps a few years old now – he was in Predator, he directed Sister Act 2, Deep Cover, Hoodlums. His next project appears to be attracting a lot of familiar faces and, if we’re […]