Marion Cotillard has already proven herself one of the great French actresses of our time, and also one who never ceases to captivate us. In the latest reimagining of Macbeth, Cotillard takes on the Shakespeare tragedy with a sheer, haunting force as Lady Macbeth.
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This weekend proved once and for all that people care more about the new iPhone emojis than they do about Steve Jobs. But could the biopic’s box office failure signal a struggle for it come Oscar season?
Michael Fassbender is currently in production on Assassin’s Creed, the long-awaited adaptation of the hit video game series. But “Progress requires sacrifice,” or at least that’s what we’re led to believe in the first photo from the set of the film, which reunites Fassbender with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard — and with that kind of talent in front of and behind the camera, we may be looking at the first genuinely good video game adaptation.
What a year to be Rebecca Ferguson. After impressing audiences on the small screen in The White Queen, Ferguson made the leap to the big screen and blew some minds with her action-packed role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Since then, we’ve been eager to see her do more, and it looks like Ferguson is about to take over the movie world, with potential roles in Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost and crime thriller The Snowman — both starring Michael Fassbender.
Superhero movies are notorious for their secrecy. Plot details are closely guarded, scripts are printed on dark red paper and actors are shuffled to and from set in long cloaks to prevent paparazzi photos. But, as has been proven, leaks will happen, often from the least likely of places. In a related story, the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse has been revealed…by M&Ms.
Apple introduced the iMac computer to the market with one of the most famous marketing slogans of all time: “Think different.” If nothing else, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs embodies that sentiment.
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.
Ridley Scott has often discussed his ideas for the Prometheus sequel, which would require Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender to return to continue their space adventures. With Fassbender’s increasingly busy schedule, it was unclear if the actor would actually return for Prometheus 2, but now Scott himself has confirmed that Fassbender will indeed be back when the film begins shooting early next year.
Michael Fassbender is undoubtedly one of our most exciting actors, making any project he considers just as exciting a prospect. The actor’s next potential project may see him teaming up with the director of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and producer Martin Scorsese for a detective thriller based on Jo Nesbo’s acclaimed novel The Snowman.
Yes, we’re all very excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and The Hateful Eight…and The Revenant), but there’s another film we should all be pumped about that’s hitting theaters this winter: Macbeth. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel (who is also directing the pair in Assassin’s Creed), Macbeth just keeps dropping amazing trailers, promising one of this winter’s most visually stunning and dramatically compelling films.