The trailer for 'Prisoners' puts Hugh Jackman on a very slippery moral slope when he's faced with the fact that the police have no evidence against the man who may have kidnapped his daughter. The film, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and Viola Davis, looks intense and is likely an Oscar hopeful.
Is it cynical to look at the trailer for 'Winnie' and immediately wonder if stars Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard have Oscar on their minds? Sure, a bit. But let's not kid around: you don't sign up to play Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela in a movie without the thought at least flashing through your head.
Take this information with a grain of salt, but unless we're mistaken Terrence Howard may have gotten himself a little karmic payback for his 'Iron Man' exit, 'Hawaii Five-0' style. Earlier it was reported that Ving Rhames would appear in a flashback-heavy episode of the tropical CBS procedural but now another report has emerged placing Terrence Howard in the same episode, with nary a mention of Rhames. Is a switcheroo afoot, or does the episode have that much star power?
The last time a "fine artist" made the big transition to film, we watched Steve McQueen craft two great films ('Hunger' and 'Shame') with Michael Fassbender. If he can do it, why can't acclaimed painter, photographer and metal works artist Andrew Levitas? His directorial debut, 'Lullaby,' has already attracted a cast that screams "OSCAR!" at the tops of its lungs.