Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Game of Thrones, Terminator 5, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sundance Film Festival Acquisitions have all made recent film or TV news. You will find a table of contents below so that you can quickly navigate to the movie or TV show you want to read about quickly.
* Toby Jones is back for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
* Bruce Willis is back for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
* Ramsay Snow has been named for season 3 of Game of Thrones.
* Arnold is back for Terminator 5.
* Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a break from acting.
* Many films have been acquired at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In a recent interview, [Toby Jones] confirmed that he’d be reprising the role of villainous Arnim Zola.
At the London Critics Circle Awards. “It looks like I will be,” he responded with a smile when asked whether he’d return for The Winter Soldier.
In The First Avenger, Zola was a HYDRA scientist who worked with the Nazis (led by the Red Skull) to harness the powers of the Tesseract. He’s captured by the good guys at some point, though Bucky (Stan) dies in the process, and gives away crucial information that allows Captain America to stop a devastating attack on America.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Robert Rodriguez confirmed that Bruce Willis would be returning to reprise the role of Hartigan, as has been rumored for some time now. In addition, he spilled a few more details on Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character and the kind of trouble he gets up to in the new film.
He plays a gambler, a very cocky gambler who comes in and tries to beat the biggest villian in Sin City at his own game. The story is called The Long Bad Night. He beats the wrong guy in the game. Bad stuff happens to him. Bad stuff.
While Gordon-Levitt’s character is a new one who wasn’t in the last film, A Dame to Kill For also involves several characters who were. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie King are set to reprise their roles, while Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Brolin are all stepping into parts played by other actors in the last film.
Game of Thrones
On IMDb, the site has confirmed that Iwan Rheon will be playing Ramsay Snow.
now he’s also confirmed that he’ll be appearing in the next installment of the Terminator franchise. Progress on the sci-fi film has been halting so far, but it recently took a big step forward as writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier signed on. More after the jump.
The news about Schwarzenegger comes from Bleeding Cool, who crossed paths with the actor at a recent junket for The Last Stand. The site hasn’t offered a direct quote, but according to their report, Schwarzenegger verbally confirmed that he would appear in the next Terminator movie.
In a recent interview, the actor alluded to his desire to put his acting career on the back burner for the time being…he’s hoping to shift his focus to environmental work for the time being.
DiCaprio spilled the beans in an interview with the German publication Bild.
“I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out,” he admitted to the paper. “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”
DiCaprio’s devotion to the cause is well established. The actor has his own foundation, which according to its mission statement “supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants.” In addition, as he pointed out to Bild, he tries to live his own life according to green principles: “My roof is covered with solar panels. My car is electric. A normal person does not drive more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) a day. That can be done with a plug.” He’s even supported films that further his favorite causes, like Blood Diamond and the upcoming animal poaching film from WB.
Sundance Film Festival
A few days after the kickoff the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, deal-making is in full swing. The well-reviewed drama The Spectacular Now, by Smashed director James Ponsoldt, is headed to newish distributor A24, while the crowd-pleasing comedy Austenland, from Napoleon Dynamite writer Jerusha Hess, is nearing a deal with FilmDistrict. Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan‘s The Look of Love had a mixed reception, but that’s not stopping IFC Films from closing in on a deal; the distributor also released the pair’s last comedy together, The Trip. Meanwhile, Anchor Bay has picked up two narrative features so far, the Dermot Mulroney-starring The Rambler and Leland Orser‘s Morning. (The latter is not playing at Sundance.)
Over in the world of documentaries, music-centric films seem to be doing quite well. Showtime has acquired the broadcast rights to the two-part documentary History of the Eagles, which will air on the channel February 15 & 16. Also headed to television is Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer, which has been snapped up by HBO Documentary Films. Finally, Twenty Feet From Stardom, which follows some of popular music’s greatest backup singers, will get a theatrical release by RADiUS-TWC. And in non-music news, AMC’s Sundance Selects has grabbed Dirty Wars, about America’s covert wars, and The Summit, about climbers scaling the most dangerous peak in the world.
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