Mirror, mirror on the wall, what Snow White sequel is the least Snow White-y of them all?
Like Doctor Strange, The Girl on the Train just keeps hogging all the great actors, leaving none for the rest of the world. The latest addition might be the best yet, as Lisa Kudrow has hopped aboard the upcoming adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller novel, joining Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in what is quickly becoming the Mount Rushmore of awesome women.
The adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel The Girl on the Train already boasts the incredible duo of Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, and while it may have just lost Chris Evans, it did gain Justin Theroux, who — along with his eyebrows — has been captivating us weekly in the increasingly great second season of The Leftovers. Oh, and this very well-cast new movie also has an official release date.
Emily Blunt has become a highly desirable star, particularly after her role in Edge of Tomorrow, making the latest rumor about the actor hardly surprising. Disney reportedly wants Blunt to star in their new Mary Poppins movie from director Rob Marshall, who also worked with Blunt on Into the Woods. Of course they want Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins. Everyone wants Emily Blunt in everything — duh.
Ever since Edge of Tomorrow, Emily Blunt’s name has popped up for leading roles in movies like Captain Marvel, and she’s not the only one. After Rebecca Ferguson broke out with her badass role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, her name was heavily favorited for the role of Marvel’s Carol Danvers. Why is it that only a few select actresses names are rumored for these action-centric roles? Blunt has a good explanation.
‘Sicario’ is an exercise in prolonged tension like few others. Every moment from the first scene to the last is suspenseful. The opening, a deadly raid on a drug kingpin’s safe house establishes a terrifying precedent: In this film, violence can erupt at any time without any warning, and no one and nothing can be trusted. Having thoroughly unsettled the audience, director Denis Villeneuve keeps viewers on edge with shifty characters, sudden bursts of gunfire, and the careful use of a persistent, pounding score. Remember the scene in Boogie Nights where Alfred Molina is randomly tossing firecrackers at Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly? Sicario is like that scene for two straight hours with no “Sister Christian.” It is intense.
Colbert fever will hit an all-time high over the next week as CBS gears up for the star-studded first week of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the second shows no signs of stopping. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Willie Nelson to GOP hopeful Bernie Sanders are on board, covering an even broader range of guests.
After her breakout performance in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, chances are you’ve been fan-casting Rebecca Ferguson in just about everything (cough, Captain Marvel, cough). While the actress won’t be appearing opposite Channing Tatum in Gambit, she has lined up a pretty great new role in an adaptation of the Hitchcockian thriller The Girl on the Train.
Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario continues to drop increasingly intriguing — and unnerving — trailers, the latest of which primarily focuses on Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro, revealed to be quite the imposing hitman. Judging by Villeneuve’s previous films, Sicario isn’t your average drug war action-thriller, and these trailers definitely reinforce that idea.
Edge of Tomorrow — the best summer blockbuster of 2014 — may have underwhelmed at the domestic box office, but it’s difficult to find anyone who actually watched it who didn’t have a great time with it. So when Tom Cruise starts teasing a potential sequel that will reunite him and Emily Blunt for another round of time-traveling, alien-shooting, heavy-armor-wearing, yoga-posing awesomeness, our ears perk up. Yes please, we would like an Edge of Tomorrow 2.