Charlotte Rampling Joins the Cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Charlotte Rampling Joins the Cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner: 2049) is bringing Frank Herbert’s Dune back to the big screen for Legendary, potentially with a series of *at least* two movies. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson were the first to get on board, with Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgård added to the cast just last week. THR now reports today that Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) has signed on. She’s set […]
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Charlotte Rampling Joins Timothee Chalamet in 'Dune' (Exclusive)

Charlotte Rampling Joins Timothee Chalamet in 'Dune' (Exclusive)
Charlotte Rampling, the French actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2015 British pic 45 Years, has joined the cast of Dune, Legendary's adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca FergusonDave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard are already gearing up for an extended stay on the planet Arrakis, with the project headed for shoots in Budapest and Jordan starting this spring.

Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a ...
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6 Otherworldly New Tidbits About Men in Black International, Straight From the Stars

Anticipation is building for the all-new Men In Black International, which already boasts an incredible cast and a jam-packed first trailer. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly we're getting even more exciting tidbits about the film, which is kind of a sequel and a reboot all rolled into one. "[It's] a sort of reinvention, an opening up of the original franchise that aesthetically is a lot different," star Chris Hemsworth said in the cover story. "Like the geography of this one, we're not just in New York - we're in Istanbul, Italy, London."

So, what else have we learned from this piece? As it turns out, it's a mini treasure trove of hints as to what we can expect when the film hits theaters on June 14. Buried in the text are little factoids about the alien critters we'll be meeting, a new cast member, and some hilarious quotes about Hemsworth's difficulty breaking
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Mission: Impossible Accepts Christopher McQuarrie as Director for Two More Movies

David Crow Jan 14, 2019

After saying he wouldn't be back, Christopher McQuarrie has accepted making Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back-to-back.

“Missions: Accepted,” Christopher McQuarrie tweeted earlier this evening. And like that, somewhere out there, Tom Cruise must have begun running. Yep, after suggesting he would not be back for a third turn in the director’s chair for the Mission: Impossible franchise, writer-director McQuarrie broke the news he’s coming back for not one, but two more Mission: Impossible movies.

The Monday evening shock that McQuarrie is steeping behind the camera again is welcome news for both Paramount Pictures and fans of their everlasting espionage franchise. Mission: Impossible – Fallout marked the first time a director reprised his role in a franchise that was previously notorious for changing filmmakers and aesthetics with every installment. Yet with 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, McQuarrie left a creative stamp of energy on the already popular franchise,
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Movie Review – The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

The Kid Who Would Be King, 2019.

Written and Directed by Joe Cornish.

Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Dorris, Rebecca Ferguson, Denise Gough, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Nick Mohammed.

Synopsis:

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Separating writer/director Joe Cornish’s (Attack the Block) first foray into kids-oriented filmmaking (and general blockbuster filmmaking) is that, unlike most offerings from the genre, The Kid Who Would Be King goes about treating younger audiences with respectful intelligence alongside its rather cliché narrative about togetherness and being yourself. Before the legendary Excalibur is pulled out of any stones, we see these children commuting to school and partaking in their daily routines, consistently overhearing negative news briefs about a divided United Kingdom. And while polarizing events such as Brexit are not explicitly mentioned, most children should be able to
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Film Review: Joe Cornish Turns Arthurian Legend into ’80s-Style Kid Romp

  • The Wrap
‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Film Review: Joe Cornish Turns Arthurian Legend into ’80s-Style Kid Romp
In Joe Cornish’s follow-up to his sci-fi breakout hit “Attack the Block,” the sophomore director mines the rich mythical realm of the legend of King Arthur. But rather than pick up the story in medieval times, “The Kid Who Would Be King” takes place in the modern world, one where our heroes wear school uniforms and, at first, don’t know how to wield swords or ride horses.

The Kid Who Would Be King” is a charming story of fantasy, pop-culture references and myth-making. It’s a movie with the playful camaraderie of “Goonies” and a few elements from ’80s sagas — like “Labyrinth,” “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The NeverEnding Story” and “Legend” — where young people go on character-building adventures. “The Kid Who Would Be King” even uses a synth-heavy score from Electric Wave Bureau to give the movie that old-school sheen.

Alex wants to do the right things
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Men in Black: International images offer first look at alien characters

Following on from yesterday’s batch of stills, two new images have arrived online from Men in Black: International which give us our first look at alien characters Sony Pictures MiB spinoff movie; check them out here, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

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“The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.”

F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) is directing Men in Black: International from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) while the cast includes Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson alongside Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Liam Neeson (Taken), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Returns with a Fun Slice of Revisionist History

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Returns with a Fun Slice of Revisionist History
Joe Cornish’s long-awaited and largely delightful follow-up to “Attack the Block” is a unicorn of a children’s fantasy movie: It’s imaginative, it’s heartfelt, and it never feels like it’s trying to sell you anything more than a measure of hope for the future. Cornish may bite off a bit more than he can chew by trying to reinvent Arthurian legend as an epic, ultra-contemporary adventure for the kids of Brexit-era Britain, but the guy hasn’t been able to direct anything in more than eight years, so it’s hard to fault him for an excess of pent-up ambition (especially not when the least effective parts of his movie involve a crazed Patrick Stewart running around in a Led Zeppelin t-shirt).

The Kid Who Would Be King” may not be the equal of its influences, but even its awkward second act is sprinkled with a
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Film Review: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

  • Variety
A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is hardly the first time a group of adolescents have saved England from supernatural harm in a Joe Cornish movie. That said, much of the attitude and originality that drew fans to the irreverent writer-director’s inner-city alien-invasion debut, “Attack the Block” — wherein underdog heroes faced off against fluorescent-fanged beasties from outer space — has gone missing from his eight-years-later second feature, which skews considerably younger and safer than that 2011 cult favorite.

Maybe that’s because the kid in question is bland 12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis). Polite, white, and thoroughly unexceptional, Alex comes across as an average student in most respects, proving that chivalry is not dead by intervening when best friend Bedders (Dean Chaumoo) is hassled by classmates Kaye (Rhianna Dorris) and Lance (Tom Taylor), two bullies who would no doubt have
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Stellan Skarsgard Cast as the Villainous Baron Harkonnen in Dune

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The main antagonist of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Dune, has finally been cast in Denis Villenueve's reboot, and it's a mighty fine choice, if we don't say so ourselves! More within...

Last year, word released that Legendary Pictures was in the midst of a Dune revival, as the studio had hired renowned sci-fi director, Denis Villenueve to bring Frank Herbert's novel back to life, nearly 20 years after David Lynch's attempt. Since that time, Villenueve has penned the script, in conjunction with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and landed some premiere acting talent in the form of Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, and Dave Bautista as The Beast Rabban. Now, they've cast the uncle of Bautista's character and the villain of the story, Baron Harkonnen.

According to THR, Stellan Skarsgard will channel the deceitful Baron Harkonnen, whose family once ruled over the desert planet
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Chris Hemsworth Explains How Acting In Men In Black: International Differs From Playing Thor

For Marvel fans, it’s practically impossible to watch the trailer for Men in Black: International and not think back to the last time we saw Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth together in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, but according to Hemsworth, working on this new sci-fi reboot can be a very different experience from playing the God of Thunder.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Australian star explained that Agent H has a more down-to-Earth presence than the actor’s most famous role, admitting that he sometimes has trouble remembering that he’s not playing a superhero anymore.

“Thor’s stunts are wildly complicated, but it feels like an atomic bomb goes off with each of those [hammer] hits.” Hemsworth said. “Everything is sort of magnified to a level that is so nonhuman. Whereas this, we have to keep grounding it. There’s always a part of it where I’m like,
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New Clip From Joe Cornish’s ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

Twentieth Century Fox has made available a brand new clip called ‘Training’ for Joe Cornish’s epic, action-packed adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. Featuring British rising stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris and Angus Imrie, alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, the film arrives in cinemas February 15, 2019.

Twentieth Century Fox

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Watch the brand new ‘Training’ clip below.
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New images from Men in Black: International

Entertainment Weekly has revealed six new images from Sony Pictures upcoming MiB spinoff Men in Black: International featuring stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, and director F. Gary Gray; check them out here…

See Also: The Men in Black and Jump Street crossover is officially dead

See Also: Watch the trailer for Men in Black: International

“The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.”

F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) is directing Men in Black: International from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) while the cast includes Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson alongside Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Liam Neeson (Taken), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rebecca Ferguson (Misson: Impossible – Fallout) and Emma Thompson,
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6 Otherworldly New Tidbits About Men in Black International, Straight From the Stars

Anticipation is building for the all-new Men In Black International, which already boasts an incredible cast and a jam-packed first trailer. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly we're getting even more exciting tidbits about the film, which is kind of a sequel and a reboot all rolled into one. "[It's] a sort of reinvention, an opening up of the original franchise that aesthetically is a lot different," star Chris Hemsworth said in the cover story. "Like the geography of this one, we're not just in New York - we're in Istanbul, Italy, London."

So, what else have we learned from this piece? As it turns out, it's a mini treasure trove of hints as to what we can expect when the film hits theaters on June 14. Buried in the text are little factoids about the alien critters we'll be meeting, a new cast member, and some hilarious quotes about Hemsworth's difficulty breaking
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New Story and Character Details for Men In Black International Along with Some New Photos

When the first trailer for Men in Black International was released, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw! The F. Gary Gray-directed film seems to have the same style and vibe as the original films. But this time around the story will focus on a completely new set of lead characters.

Thanks to EW, we have some new story and character details to share with you along with some new photos. The report reveals that the story is kicked into gear after “an emissary from a powerful alien government is killed on H’s watch, he and M have to team up to identify the killer — and locate the mole whose existence has become a mortal threat to the agency’s core mission of protecting Earth from the scum of the universe.”

It’s then explained that Tessa Thompson’s character Molly, a.k.a. Agent M, becomes
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Stellan Skarsgård joins Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot

Just a couple of days after Dave Bautista was announced to be re-teaming with his Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve on his Dune adaptation, another addition to the growing cast of the sci-fi epic has been revealed with Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) set to star as one of the film’s villains.

Skarsgård is set to play Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it. He is also the uncle of Bautista’s character.

Skarsgård joins a cast that includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Lady Jessica and Bautista as Glossu “Beast” Rabban.

Dune will follow Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over
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Thor Star Stellan Skarsgård Joins Cast Of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Legendary Entertainment has been making a habit lately of snatching up Marvel actors for the upcoming Dune remake. Following on the heels of Monday’s news that Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame had landed the role of “Beast” Rabban, The Wrap reports that Stellan Skarsgård of Thor and The Avengers – not to mention everything from Nymphomaniac to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s next film.

Skarsgård and Bautista will be starring opposite the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in what’s planned to be the first of at least two movies based on the popular Frank Herbert novel. Though there’ve been multiple attempts already to bring the sci-fi saga to the big screen (one of which was even the subject of the acclaimed 2013 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune), the only successful attempt remains the divisive 1984 version directed by David Lynch,
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Film News Roundup: Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in ‘Dune’ Movie

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in ‘Dune’ Movie
In today’s film news roundup, Stellan Skarsgard has joined “Dune,” Jamie Lee Curtis and Melissa McCarthy are selected for awards, and Fathom Events has hired Andrew Goldman.

Casting

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard will portray the villain Baron Harkonnen in Legendary’s sci-fier “Dune,” based on the Frank Herbert novel.

Denis Villeneuve is directing from a script he wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Dave Bautista are starring. Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune” centers on the battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis. Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides, who is forced to escape into the wastelands, where he eventually becomes the ruler of the nomadic tribes.

Villeneuve is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Skarsgard’s credits include both “Mamma Mia” movies, “Thor,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Awards

Jamie Lee Curtis
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Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain

Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain
The Dune remake has found yet another key cast member. Denis Villeneuve, who has asserted himself as one of the most promising filmmakers working in the business today following a run that includes Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, has been putting together a new adaptation of author Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel behind the scenes for more than two years now. The pieces are finally falling into place and one very key element has just been locked in, as the movie has found its villain.

According to a new report, Stellan Skarsg&#229rd has been tapped to portray the villainous Baron Harkonnen in the Dune remake. The Part was previously played by Kenneth McMillan in David Lynch's previous big screen adaptation, which was released back in 1984. Skarsgard is no stranger to big-budget blockbusters, as he's starred in the Thor movies, as well as a couple of the
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Stellan Skarsgård Will Play a Villain in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Stellan Skarsgård Will Play a Villain in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner: 2049) is bringing Frank Herbert’s Dune back to the big screen for Legendary, potentially with a series of *at least* two movies. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are already on board, with Dave Bautista announced earlier this week. THR adds today that Stellan Skarsgård has signed on as well. “Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul […]
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