Robert Zemeckis has been turning things around with his last couple of films following a trio of CG-heavy features, criticized for their “uncanny valley” quality. First there was the Academy Award-nominated ‘Flight,’ and up next is ‘The Walk,’ the thrilling story of real-life high-wire artist Philippe Petit, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After that? Zemeckis has already lined up his next project, with mega star Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are set to reunite on the big screen in the upcoming film ‘By the Sea,’ but apparently the actress/director has so much fun working with her husband (why not, right?) that she wants to cast him in her next directorial project. Jolie has set her sights on her fourth film, ‘Africa,’ and she wants Pitt to take the lead.
When you think of Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, you don’t exactly think of high comedy—does Christian Bale even smile?—yet, the three have signed on to star in ‘The Big Short’, a new film based on a script by ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Step Brothers’ director Adam McKay, who may also direct. Before you get too excited at the prospect of stone-faced Method actors Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling co-starring in a goofy comedy, spoiler alert: it’s not a comedy.
For the majority of his appearance on Zach Galifianakis' painful, funny, and painfully funny 'Between Two Ferns,' Brad Pitt seems to be losing out to his host in a big way. At one point, he appears to be trying to hide behind an actual fern. Later, Louis C.K. comes out and stares dismissively at the superstar. Galifianakis calls Pitt's latest film 'Furry.' It's pretty standard 'Ferns' stuff, and Pitt takes it like a champ.
Logan Lerman discusses filming ‘Fury,’ a challenge for obvious reasons when you’re working day in and day out with a giant deadly weapon – ‘Fury’ follows the lives of a World War II tank crew; Lerman plays the “new kid,” Norman – but won’t discuss the hazing he endured because he doesn’t want anyone to look bad. (OK, that’s pretty good media training.) Lerman also discusses his first two roles, ‘The Patriot’ and ‘What Women Want,’ and how Mel Gibson, of all people, really jumpstarted his career.
Ah, the magic of dance! Expressions made through movements of the body! Words don't matter! Wait-- is that Brad Pitt? Instead of lining up the Hollywood superstar for a standard sit-down chat, 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon had another plan for 'Fury' star Pitt on last night's show: a "Breakdance Conversation." Who needs words when you have cardboard, an old warehouse, and -- let's be real here -- super talented stunt doubles? This just might be the best Brad Pitt interview ever, if only because when Pitt really is dancing, he displays a natural grace that's a lot more interesting than a series of on-set stories about that time Shia LaBeouf pulled out his own front tooth in the name of art.
David Ayer knows that, with ‘Fury,’ he’s made a polarizing movie. It’s fascinating when not a director not only reads the reviews, but is openly talking about those reviews before a movie has even opened. Ayer is exaggerating when he says “the knives are out,” (‘Fury’ currently sits at 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and has its fair share of support to counter those that don’t – but Ayer is right when he calls it polarizing in the fact that the people who like it, really like it, and the same can be said for its detractors. ‘Fury’ sure does cause a reaction.
If you liked Brad Pitt in 'Inglourious Basterds' (who didn't), then you're probably pumped to see him fighting Nazis again -- this time in 'Fury,' the latest film from David Ayer. This new featurette takes us behind the scenes to introduce us to the brotherhood of men under Pitt's command in the upcoming action-drama, and help get us better acquainted before things get downright explosive.
With all the action going on at TIFF, including praise for 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Equalizer,' let us not forget entirely about 'Fury.' While Brad Pitt's WWII drama isn't making the rounds at the international film festival, a new international 'Fury' trailer has rolled out to keep the film on our radars.
The coming of the first 'Fury' trailer from director David Ayer ('End of Watch,' 'The Fast and Furious') brings a harsh look at the toll of war, as Brad Pitt leads the charge against the Nazis with his own band of brothers, of sorts, and one mighty tank.