Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Am Link

--- Mount Jake - Two big bits of Gyllenhaal news this morning; I guess he's finally decided he wants to get at it again. First up he is one of the names in a group of actors I almost entirely very much enjoy being mentioned for Everest, a film about a trio of expeditions up the mountain that killed eight people. The other folks who'd be climbing and dying beside Jake include Josh Brolin (the only one I'm iffy on), John Hawkes, and Jason Clarke. You cannot star in this movie if your name doesn't start with a J. I'm in, hooray!

--- Crawl On Jake - The second Gyllen-news is he's dropped out of the musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods - he was going to play a singing prince or something - so he can make Nightcrawler, a film we've discussed before. He'll play a journalist who gets caught up in seedy nighttime business. It's from Michael Clayton's Tony Gilroy. (thanks Mac for both of these)

--- Mads Man - The Emmy showed Hannibal no love this morning, but then the Emmys are almost always out of step with what's actually worthwhile (though hooray they did give Laura Dern love, at least) so it's not that surprising. Sad, but not surprising. To feel a little better go read this fantastic interview with Mads Mikkelsen about that show and his currently released Cannes winner The Hunt, which I just reviewed last night.

--- Found Girl - We were wondering who'd play the leading lady role in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's terrific book Gone Girl the other day when (groan) Ben Affleck was announced as the leading man, and now there's word that Rosamund Pike's maybe going to get the part and I think she could be good. Only problem - the wife's supposed to be like five years older than the husband, it's actually a big part of the story, and Rosamund is seven years younger than Affleck.

--- To Spook Again - It's not out until this weekend but the studio's so happy with James Wan's The Conjuring that they're already planning on making a sequel. The first film's got some pretty great review... except from sad lonely me, who didn't like it very much at all. Oh well, maybe a sequel will work.
--- And finally here's a new teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's The Counselor - it doesn't have much footage that wasn't in the first trailer but there are a couple new shots of Michael Fassbender, which are obviously enough. (This is via here, where they've also got a clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I guess, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.)


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