Working with Abbas Kiarostami, Olivier Assayas, Krzysztof Kieslowski, David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke and more, actress Juliette Binoche has one of the finest careers a thespian could ask for. But even the French actress can’t help being bitten by the Hollywood bug once in a while. We’ve seen her alongside Steve Carell in Dan in Real Life and more disastrously in the bomb Son of No One with Al Pacino and Channing Tatum, but now her highest profile role yet is lining up.
According to Variety, the actress is in talks to star in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s upcoming reboot of Godzilla. Helmed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards, if the deal closes, she would star alongside Kick-Ass‘ Aaron Johnson and Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen (there was also mention of Bryan Cranston, but not in this latest report.)
The idea of Binoche going toe-to-toe with the giant creature produces more than a fair share of laughs at first glance, but Edwards has previously shown he can craft solid characters in the sci-fi realm. With the latest script being completed by Frank Darabont, there’s no more details on which role Binoche may take, but we can all find out when Godzilla arrives on May 16th, 2014.
What do you think of the idea of Binoche in a Godzilla film?
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
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 [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]