Charles Dance takes on the undead, Amy Adams has Big Eyes and Liam Neeson turns on the funny in this week’s movie round up.
The cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies continues to swell, with Charles Dance and Lena Headey joining this week. The pair, who play father and daughter in the wildly popular Game of Thrones join Sam Riley, Lily James, Matt Smith and Douglas Booth in the project that has gone from a standstill to fully fledged production after finding a director in Burr Steers. The film starts shooting this week and will be released next year.
Ted 2 also saw a new addition as Seth MacFarlane confirmed via Twitter that Liam Neeson will be coming on board. Neeson returns after working with MacFarlane as the ruthless villain in A Million Ways to Die in the West, and whereas the details of his character remain unconfirmed he’ll be appearing alongside Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried as well as Ted regulars Patrick Warburton and Jessica Barth.
The Interstellar hype reached new heights as more stills were published showing Nolan and his cast braving new worlds for the space-based film. Previews thus far have focused on the film’s star Matthew McConaughey, but new stills show more detailed close ups of Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Casey Affleck, as well as interior shots of their rescue vessel. Plot details are still under wraps, but all will be revealed when the film hits cinemas in November.
Big Eyes sees Tim Burton take a step back to 1950s to follow the tainted success of painter Margaret Keane, played by first time collaborator Amy Adams.
A talented but timid artist, Keane becomes the ghost painter for her husband, played by a striking and manipulative Christoph Waltz. Taking credit for his wife’s work leads to inevitable turmoil, which runs alongside the suggested unravelling of Keane as her work begins to merge into her reality.
This is the first venture into the real world for Burton in a while, and strong performances from his lead cast could see a few entries during awards season which ebbs ever closer. The film reaches cinemas for Christmas.
The third trailer for Jupiter Ascending came online this Friday, with a much deeper look plot details and character outlines. Closer looks at Eddie Redmayne’s villainous Balem hint that there is an evil side to him yet, while clips of Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum’s characters confirms an inevitable romance. This will be one of the first big blockbusters to kick off 2015, and will reach the UK in February.