Another week, another wave of announcements. Fans of The Beatles, giant adorable robots and angsty teen films can rejoice as we bring you the week in movie news.
Ron Howard is to direct a new documentary about the Beatles it has been announced. The Made in America director continues his music documentary streak with a look at the Fab Four during their early years, leading up to their final performance in 1966. The film has the blessing of all remaining Beatles and family, and is a co-production with their label Apple Corps as well as Howard’s producing partner Brian Grazer.
Game of Thrones wildling Rose Leslie continues her journey to Hollywood by joining the cast of The Last Witch Hunter. Breck Eisner’s latest stars Vin Diesel as the last walking witch hunter, who must defeat an evil witch queen with a grudge against humanity in present day New York. Leslie has just finished filming Sticky Notes opposite Ray Liotta.
Paddington has found his voice again. With Colin Firth parting ways with the duffle coat clad bear last month, it has since been announced that Ben Whishaw will be stepping in and lending his vocal talents to the project, which is set for release this Christmas.
Quite a few trailer treats were unleashed online this week, kicking off with the angsty looking Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the troubled protagonist who awakens with horns after his girlfriend is mysteriously killed. Based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel and co-starring Juno Temple and Max Minghella, Horns sees Radcliffe at his darkest and will be released on Halloween.
Keira Knightly has a go at playing the meandering 20 something in Laggies, Lynne Shelton’s latest which is also set for release in October. A hot mess with no direction is hardly a ground-breaking territory, but with a cast including Sam Rockwell and Chloë Grace Moretz and great early reviews from Sundance there are signs of promise.
And Disney’s Big Hero 6 received its first full-length trailer this week. Early peeks at the larger than life squidgy robot hinted at an adorable boy/bot relationship, and this two-minute trailer confirms that this will be a film for anyone with two eyes and a heart.