The usually-buff actor dropped 38 pounds for the role of real-life HIV/AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. McConaughey’s commitment to the film is similar to what we have seen Christian Bale do on multiple occasions – the last of which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter.
Luckily for McConaughey, co-stars Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner, as well as the rest of the crew – Focus Features has picked up Dallas Buyers Club for theatrical release toward the end of the year. Just in time for award season. Director Jean-Marc Vallée says, “I’m extremely pleased that we are partnered with Focus Features. They have a long and successful history of sharing memorable stories. Ron Woodroof’s story is one of an imperfect man and his fight for survival, during a confused and desperate time. We all believe that this film had to finally be made, and we are all grateful and privileged to be part of this project.”
This week Disney-Pixar announced that they are working on a feature-length sequel to the 2003 Oscar award winning Finding Nemo. The film will not revolve around Nemo and his father Marlin however, but rather their forgetful companion Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres).
Director Andrew Stanton returns to direct, this time without co-director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), along with DeGeneres to once again voice the title character. “There is no Dory without Ellen,” said Stanton. “She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar.”
About getting her own film, DeGeneres said, “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.” She added, “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
I feel like we should have a category called, “Yup, you read that right.” A category where all the weird stuff that comes out of Hollywood would be cataloged and placed aside from real news pieces. This story would fit perfectly into that, because actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has responded to Chris Hemsworth wish of wanting to work alongside the famed martial arts star.
“I read that Chris Hemsworth would like me to co-star in The Avengers 2,” said Van Damme. “It would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again. By the way, I am a big fan of Marvel’s superhero Silver Surfer and also another heroic fictional character known as Doc Savage – the Man of Bronze!”
It wasn’t long ago that Sam Mendes and MGM announced that Mendes wouldn’t be back to direct another installment of the James Bond Series. It came as a surprise to many, as has made over $1.1 billion worldwide, to become the most successful film in the franchise and highest grossing British film of all time. MGM seems to have moved on, and in a meeting with investors, CEO and Chairman, Gary Barber said this of Bond 24:
We are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon. We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released.
Marvel’s Ant-Man is another creation from the brilliant minds of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, making his first appearance in Tales to Astonish #35. Dr. Hank Pym discovers a chemical formula that can be used to alter one’s size, and becomes the superhero “Ant-Man.”
Test footage of the upcoming film was shown at Comic Con 2012, but remained unseen on the internet until today. Apparently the teaser test footage was shown on March 19 at the “Best of BUG” show, hosted by Adam Buxton. Read More [..]