Owen Wilson is getting his action on with James Bond, as Variety reports a new cast addition to the thriller The Coup. From Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle, the brothers behind behind Quarantine (aka [REC] remake) and M. Night Shyamalan-produced Devil, the action drama follows “an American family in their new overseas home soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape while rebels mercilessly attack the city.”
Joining the cast is Pierce Brosnan, who will play “a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative” who is described as “the perfect compliment to Owen’s everyman dilemma.” The actor’s last great performance was in Roman Polanski‘s The Ghost Writer and judging from these directors, I can’t imagine this will be anything more than a good time, but it’s nice to get back to the action game after his last performance in Sarah Jessica Parker‘s I Don’t Know How She Does It. Thankfully, he can only go up from there.
What do you think about Brosnan and Wilson squaring off?
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
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