New Movies Round Up – Cloud Atlas, A Good Day To Die Hard and Warm Bodies
When it comes to movies 2013 promises to get off to a fabulous start, here film guru Anthony Pearce’s essential editor’s guide to the upcoming box office smashes, complete with actor profiles.
Cloud Atlas. German sci-fi drama, written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (best known for The Matrix) and Tom Twyker. The high concept film, which explores how actions in the present impact the past and future, is based on the David Mitchell novel of the same name.
Tom Hanks. Versatile, uplifting actor best known for his roles in Big, Forrest Gump and The Terminal. Hanks is set to continue voicing Woody in the upcoming Toy Story 4, as well as appear in Disney’s Saving Mr Banks.
Hugh Grant. Hammersmith-born actor famed for his bumbling Englishman roles in Richard Curtis’ Four Wedding and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love, Actually. Now a campaigner for anti-press intrusion body Hacked Off, he’s down to appear in the next Bridget Jones film.
Halle Berry. Cleveland-born actor, known for her Oscar-winning performance in Monster’s Ball, and as Bond Girl Jinx in Die Another Day. She’s rumoured to be appearing as Ororo Munroe again in the new X-Men film.
The Guilt Trip. American comedy-drama directed by Anne Fletcher, maker of rom-com 27 Dresses. The film’s based on a real-life trip by screenwriter Dan Fogelman and his mother from New Jersey to Las Vegas.
Seth Rogen. Canadian stand-up comic, actor and screenwriter, who came to prominence in the likes of Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Superbad. He has written the screenplay of the upcoming This is the End.
Barbra Streisand. Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-award winning American singer and actor, 70. She worked as a producer on this year’s The Guilt Trip.
A Good Day to Die Hard. The fifth instalment in the Die Hard franchise, and the first since 2007’s Die Hard 4.0. Bruce Willis returns as ageing detective John McClane, who travels to Russia to see his estranged son – but inevitably gets caught up in a terrorist plot.
Bruce Willis. Legendary action actor, box-office supremo, and star of the Die Hard films, 12 Monkeys, The Sixth Sense and Pulp Fiction. Willis appeared in 2012’s Looper, and is set to feature in this year’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Warm Bodies. An upcoming romantic comedy – about zombies. Based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, it is written and director by Jonathan Levine, maker of dark comedy 50/50.
Nicholas Hoult. English actor, 23, best known for his starring role in About a Boy, when just 12. He’s since appeared in E4 drama Skins and is due to reprise his role as Hank McCoy in the X-Men: Day of Future Past.
John Malkovich. Fifty-nine-year-old Illinois-born actor, and star of the titular Being John Malkovich, as well as Con Air and Dangerous Liaisons. He’s set to appear in this year’s Red 2, alongside Bruce Willis.
Hitchcock. Upcoming film based on the life of the ‘master of suspense’, Alfred Hitchcock. Set during the filming of Psycho, 1959, the film focuses on the director’s relationship with his wife, Alma Reville.
Sir Anthony Hopkins. Knighted for his services to acting in 1993, Sir Anthony Hopkins usually associated with his Academy Award-winning performance as Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, 1991. The 75-year-old is set to appear in Red 2, Solace and as Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway & Fuentes.
Dame Helen Mirren. Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning 67-year-old actor, who began her career in the 1960s with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and went on to star as Elizabeth II in The Queen. She is also set to appear in the star-studded Red 2, out this year.
Scarlett Johansson. Twenty-eight-year-old New York actor, model and singer, who made her debut, age 10, in North. She’s appeared in Vicky Christina Barcelona and Lost in Translation, and stars in this year’s Under the Skin and Don Jon’s Addiction.
Bullet to the Head. Directed by Walter Hill (who worked as a producer on Aliens and the recent Prometheus), the film in based upon a Alexis Nolent’s French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete. A cop and a hitman form an alliance to bring down their common enemy, after seeing their partners killed.
Sylvester Stallone. Action movie superstar, Sly Stallone is best known for two-hard hitting, take-no-prisoner badasses: John Rambo and Rocky. At 66, he’s slowing down a little, but breaking his neck during the filming of The Expendables hasn’t damaged his love of action blockbusters.
Christian Slater. The 43-year-old got his big break with cult high-school film Heathers, and has since gone on to appear in action and cult films, such as Broken Arrow and Hard Rain, and the Tarantino-scripted True Romance. He’s signed up to Lars Von Trier’s sure-to-be-controversial Nymphomaniac.
Flight. Directed and co-produced by Back to the Future legend Robert Zemeckis. A pilot saves a flight from crashing, but a post-landing investigation suggests that something’s not quite right.
Denzel Washington. Heavyweight hitter and star of the likes of American Gangster, Malcolm X and Training Day. The two-time Academy Award winner is remarkable for having been with his wife for almost 30 years – perhaps a record in Hollywood!
John Goodman. The 60-year-old larger-than-life star rose to fame through his role in Roseanne between 1988 and 1997. He’s a frequent collaborator with the Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), and has appeared in over 130 films.
Editorial supplied by: INTERVIEW HUB