The Gambler – new trailer

A new trailer for The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, has been released.

In the film Wahlberg plays an English professor who’s also a high-stakes gambler – which isn’t unusual at all! He uses his own life as collateral in order to borrow from a gangster.

The cast also includes John Goodman, Jessica Lange and Brie Larson. The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt.

You can watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHDv_lmDW5c

Miles Teller set for indie drama

Rising star Miles Teller is in talks to star in a new indie drama from the director of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marc Webb is set to direct The Only Living Boy In New York which is about a young man who discovers his father is having an affair. When he tries to stop it, the son becomes involved with the woman as well.

Teller is probably best known for his role in the Divergent series – he’s also in the forthcoming Whiplash which was one of the best films I saw at this year’s London Film Festival.

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Fassbender as Steve Jobs?

Could Michael Fassbender finally be the actor who says yes to playing Apple boss Steve Jobs?

According to reports, Fassy is in talks to star in the drama which will be directed by Danny Boyle and is written by Aaron Sorkin – both Oscar winners.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have both previously been said to be up for the role before both dropping out – which I find strange given the calibre of both the writer and director.

Will Fassbender stick with the project? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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The Minions trailer

The trailer for the stand-alone a minions movie has finally arrived.

The film sees Stuart, Kevin and Bob travel to New York in search of a despicable genius to work for. The film’s voice cast includes Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney.

It’ll be released next summer and the trailer is probably the cutest thing you’ll see this year: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P9-FCC6I7u0

Jen and Angie head to London

Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie will both be bringing their new films to London this month.

Horrible Bosses 2 stars Aniston alongside Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Chris Pine and Jamie Foxx and will have its world premiere in Leicester Square on November 12.

Angelina Jolie will bring her latest directorial offering Unbroken to London on November 25. It stars rising Brit actor Jack O’Connell as Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini.

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Moët BIFA Film Award nominees announced

The nominations for this year’s Moët BIFA film awards have just been announced.
Drama ‘71 leads the nominations with nine nods including he highest number of nominations this year goes to ‘71 with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Best Actor for star Jack O’Connell.
The brilliant Pride also received seven nominations. It’s definitely one of my favourite films of the year.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are both nominated for The Imitation Game which is also up for Best Independent Film.
Other acting nominees include Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllanhaal.
The winners will be revealed on December 7.

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Andy Serkis’ new role

Andy Serkis is taking a break from his Hollywood career to appear in a new computer game.
He’ll be playing villain Guy Gisborne in new stealth adventure, Volume.
The game includes top-down stealth with player-generated levels.
Players cannot kill in the game so will have to use their Ricochet device to control enemies and edit the environment.
Volume is due for release on PS4, Vita and PC early next year.

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Ricky’s back in radio (sort of)

Ricky Gervais is heading back to the screen.
He’s going to star in and direct Special Correspondents, a comedy about a radio journalist and his producer who try to increase their flagging ratings by pretending to be kidnapped in Ecaudor.

Really they’re hiding out in a restaurant opposite their New York radio station. As a former radio producer I can tell you this would NEVER happen!!

Eric Bana will play the journalist with Gervais as his producer.

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Celebs due at Hollywood Film Awards

Oscar hopefuls Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore will be among the stars turning out for the Hollywood Film Awards on November 14.

Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Shailene Woodley will also take part in the ceremony, which will be hosted by Queen Latifah.

It’s the start of a very long road to February 22nd.

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Three Generations

Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon are to co-star in a new drama called Three Generations.
The film follows teenager Ray (Fanning) who is transitioning from female to male and her single mother, Maggie (Watts), who is coming to terms with having to raise her only daughter as a son.
At the same time, Maggie’s mother, Dolly (Sarandon), is struggling with Ray’s decision and Maggie’s inability to move out of the family home.
Filming begins this month.

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