The great Tim Roth is seen far less often than I’d like — if anything’s to blame, I say we should single out Lie to Me — yet it seems as though he’s making a gradual, respectable transition back to the silver screen. The next six months or so, in and of itself, should bring Arbitrage (which we liked when it played Sundance) and, hopefully, Broken, a promising-sounding drama that also stars Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear. Not bad for someone who fell off the feature map years ago, right?
Variety now says he’ll play off a recent Oscar winner, having been signed for the spy thriller Möbius. Leading the proceedings will be the Artist himself, Jean Dujardin, as well as French favorite Cécile De France (High Tension, Hereafter); Eric Rochant has written the script and will handle directing duties. Reportedly set in “the world of high finance,” Möbius revolves around an “FSB officer [who] falls in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.” A good start and, so long as you know that Roth is taking on the role of “a Russian oligarch suspected of laundering money through his bank,” the pieces fall into place with ease.
So that’s not only one fine trio of onscreen performers at work, but even a potentially engaging story of treason and intrigue that takes place on an international scale; just like that, Möbius has found itself on my radar. Recifilms, Axel Films, Luc Besson‘s EuropaCorp, and Les Productions du Trésor are producing the movie, with an early 2013 premiere being the target.
Is Möbius coming together at a good pace and with respectable talent?
After months of behind-the-scenes efforts, this weekend will bring the start of Jamieson McGonigle‘s Jesse James Revival, a fan-led initiative to bring Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford back to the big screen — as it was always meant to be seen, and, too, in the most pristine conditions [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
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 [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
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