Last week (11 August) saw the passing of an enormously talented actor who contributed significantly to cinema over the last 30 years. Robin Williams defined many childhoods with his quick tongue and disarming appeal, and went on to become nothing short of legendary. His death has sent generations into mourning and left a legacy that will continue to affect everyone that watches his films.
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner will take on the role of Mary Shelley in Coky Giedroyc’s Frankenstein drama. Turner joins Jeremy Irvine and Taissa Farmiga in Mary Shelley’s Monster, the second project that is underway about the author. Elle Fanning was last month confirmed to play her in A Storm in the Stars, which will be directed by Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire are to star in a drama focused on animal poaching and trafficking it has been confirmed this week. Will Staples, now a hotly demanded screenwriter, has penned the film, which sees Hardy as an ex-special forces soldier who helps Zimbabwean locals fight poachers.
Johnny Depp makes a return to silliness as the trailer for Mortdecai rolls in this week. Depp is a heavily moustached British art dealer searching for a lost painting with a secret, and heads a mammoth cast including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Goldblum. Mortdecai will be released on the 6th of February.