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.
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 [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost 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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