It’s not exactly Loki, but it will do. After breaking out in Hollywood with Bridesmaids, Chris O’Dowd has kept up a busy, varied career on everything from studio comedies to independent films to HBO shows. Now the actor can add one more notch to his belt, as he’s taken part in a Marvel superhero movie.
After hinting on Twitter last November that he was “filming a date scene with Natalie Portman,” the dot has been connected thanks to an interview with Indiewire. The star said he joined Thor: The Dark World “just for fun because I didn’t think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie.” It looks like the romance won’t last for that long though, as he said, “I just do like one scene, which was quite fun.” Look for O’Dowd in the film when it lands this November.
In other casting news, Jason Statham needs a co-star for his latest action flick, a remake of Heat (which sadly has Simon West directing instead of Brian De Palma), and he’s found one, according to Deadline. Red State and Ceremony star Michael Angarano has been cast in the remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds actioner. Statham is set for the lead role as Nick, “a recovering gambling addict working as a for-hire tough guy, “while Angarano figures in as Cyrus Kinnick, “a tech billionaire who hires Nick as a bodyguard and gambling tutor.”
With shooting set for this year, don’t expect it until 2014, but yet another Statham project will be hitting screens this summer — in the UK, at least. Hummingbird (directed by the writer of Eastern Promises, Steven Knight), is arriving overseas in May and we’ve got a look at the new poster, which can be seen below thanks to Total Film. Expect it to be like just about every other Statham action film, barring any unforeseen creative surprises.
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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