Ian McShane and Nick Frost have a reunion that, thank Lord, is almost guaranteed to supersede their first pairing. THR says the Irish actor will appear in Cuban Fury, a salsa dancing comedy that stars his fellow Snow White dwarf, along with Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, and Olivia Colman; James Griffiths will make his first feature outing with a script from Jon Brown.
Their movie follows a romantically frustrated British man (Frost) whose encounters with a beautiful, American boss (Jones) compel him to take up salsa dancing to win her affection. McShane‘s getting a role not befitting of his imposing, gruff self: the dance instructor who assists our hapless lead. THR describes Fury as “a more grounded film” for someone whose onscreen work typically consists of fantasy material (The Golden Compass, Pirates 4, Jack the Giant Killer); personally, I simply find it comical to picture Al Swearengen breaking out the spicy steps.
But, at the end of the day, it’s really just another big boost for what, by this point, has shaped up to be a really enticing effort. StudioCanal, Film4, Big Talk Productions, and the BFI Film Fund will produce Cuban Fury, which they hope to start filming sometime this month.
Could McShane’s presence help elevate Cuban Fury even further?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute