With his lead role in Dredd this fall and hopefully an expanded arc in next summer’s Star Trek 2, here’s hoping that the charismatic Karl Urban succeeds as a viable Hollywood action star. He could venture into Liam Neeson-esque fame in a new film from Taken helmer Pierre Morrel, and now we have some additional cast for the actioner.
Morel is producing Overdrive, a car heist movie that’s set to star Urban and will be directed by Antonio Negret (Transit). Variety let’s us know that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) have joined the ensemble, with the former currently nearing a deal for a major role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Clarke was previously rumored, but she’s now confirmed in the script from Wanted scribes Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. The film follows “a pair of handsome and adventurous brothers, known for being high-profile car thieves, who travel to the South of France looking for new challenges and come across a tough local crime boss.”
Production begins soon in Marseilles.
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 […]
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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 […]
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