ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Star Wars Celebration books two very special guests, Star Wars: Rogue One looks to cast a very interesting actor, and Simon Pegg gets you even more excited for The Force Awakens.
Now that the first Star Wars spinoff has an official title and an official leading lady, it’s about time for the project to get into gear and add a few more faces. Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn might just be the first name to join the cast opposite Felicity Jones, which is a very, very exciting prospect if you’ve paid any attention to Mendelsohn’s work at all.
Put Michael Fassbender in a movie, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll watch it, especially if he’s playing something of a bad ass. That’s the case in Slow West, a new indie western starring Fassbender as a gun-toting stranger who assists a young Scottish traveler in the search for the girl he loves. The first trailer has officially arrived, and although Fassbender helping a young man in his quest for love sounds swoon-worthy, this film has a bit of an edge.
'Lost River,' formerly titled 'How to Catch a Monster,' is Ryan Gosling's directorial debut and stars the likes of Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith and Fiz from 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (Iain De Caestecker) in a story about a teenage boy who stumbles across an underwater town. Too bad the first teaser trailer doesn't reveal any of this except for some of the casting -- all it wants you to do is look at Matt Smith's muscles, damn it!
The concepts of 'Girls' and "Video Games" don't usually bring to mind Lena Dunham and her controversial-yet-acclaimed HBO series, but Sunday's all-new episode will take on a new meaning altogether. Once again escaping the confines of Brooklyn as in last year's Michigan-centric "The Return," this Sunday's 'Girls' outing "Video Games" will take Hannah and Jessa to meet the latter's estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn) and his girlfriend (Rosanna Arquette), but how would you like a first look? Get a 'Girls' sneak peek inside!