James Gray (The Immigrant) has been developing a film based on David Grann’s best-selling non-fiction book The Lost City of Z for a long, long time. Brad Pitt was originally set to star in the harrowing drama, and his Plan B production banner remained on board even though he eventually dropped out. Now starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, the first trailer for The Lost City of Z has arrived, offering a sneak peek at one man’s daring expedition into the Amazon to commune with a primitive tribe.
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Men who abandon their brothers-in-arms during wartime are either tried, shot, or profiled in widely beloved podcasts. Directors who abandon their brothers-in-pre-production during World War Z-time probably just end up directing different, more desirable pictures.
It only takes Adam McKay about three minutes to prove he was the perfect guy to direct The Big Short.
I have seen The Big Short. It is good. You should see The Big Short. But you should also be aware: This trailer feels almost nothing like the actual movie.
Though it just hit shelves in October, the new YA sci-fi novel Illuminae is quickly becoming a favorite among readers with its inventive format and suspenseful narrative. Sensing a potentially great opportunity, Brad Pitt has wasted approximately zero time in teaming up with Warner Bros. to develop a film based on the novel — because everything you love must become a movie or TV show and be remade eventually in the great cinematic circle of life.
If the first trailer for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea was the lead up to the heartbreak, the second trailer is the full-on breakdown.
Adam McKay’s best known as the director of Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers. His films tend to be weird, bizarre, and silly. But his 2010 buddy cop comedy The Other Guys ended on a note that was more outraged than outrageous: Animated infographic closing credits that outlined the reasons and details of the 2008 economic collapse (which was the background of the case investigated in the film by Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s characters).
Angelina Jolie’s latest directorial project puts her both behind and in front of the camera, directing herself along with real-life husband Brad Pitt in By the Sea — a film that casts them as a couple in a disintegrating marriage. The first trailer for the upcoming film has arrived, and it definitely looks like a different kind of visceral drama for Jolie, who has primarily stuck with dramatic films based on harrowing true life stories.
It should hardly come as a surprise that guys like Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith and Tom Cruise are among the highest-paid actors in the world. For his part, Downey Jr. is one of the biggest stars in the biggest movie franchise, while Cruise churns out one blockbuster after another, and the very presence of Smith commands huge box office returns. Predictability aside, there are some surprises on this year’s list of the highest-paid actors in the world.
You’ve heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s also a connected Quentin Tarantino Universe. Donnie Donowitz from Inglourious Basterds is the father of producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance. Does that mean Brad Pitt’s character in True Romance is related to Lt. Aldo Raine of the Basterds? That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes a trip back to Nazi occupied France with Inglourious Basterds!