It’s easy to dismiss the Winnie the Pooh books as fluff, and in modern incarnations for kids they’re often presented that way, but they’re absolutely brilliant. Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the Hundred-Acre Woods and the inhabitants therein. The first trailer is a bit precious, but this is clearly a father and son story, as the stories that Milne told his son (who was actually named Christopher Robin) slowly evolved into a brilliant series of adventures. They’re just fun stories as a child, but read as an adult, you begin to understand that Milne’s Woods are the mindscape of his own child and each character within represents an aspect of his own personality. This reminded me a bit of Finding Neverland, and if it can meet that bar, then it will have succeeded without qualification. Goodbye Christopher Robin opens October 29, 2017. official synopsis below.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
The last time Tom Cruise worked with director Doug Liman, the two teamed for the 2014 hit Edge of Tomorrow (which has subsequently been retitled “Live, Die, Repeat”). A sequel to Edge of Tomorrow, which is supposed to be both a prequel and sequel to the original film is in the works, and Emily Blunt is expected to return. In the meantime, the two have American Made coming September 29, 2017. The film tells the wild, true life adventures of Barry Seal, a rogue and pilot recruited by the CIA to head one of the largest covert operations in American history. American Made also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons.
Universal Pictures has released the trailer for director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. The December 25 release is an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac�the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific�Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
Now that most of the cast hast been put in place (though I’d expect a few more to drop over the next month or two), we can get back to speculating on the minutiae of the film. This one’s not so minor: what’s the film’s title? Originally it seemed like it was going to be “A New Dawn”, but that title is being used to kick off the new EU novel line, so it may have been a remnant of the Arndt script. Ain’t It Cool News Claims they have at least what is the working title of the film: Continue reading Star Wars Episode VII’s Working Title Leaks. Is this also the final title?→
Since the photo of the new and original cast members doing their first read-through of the Episode VII script yesterday, the seven people below have probably been the most Googled people on Earth. These people, after all, will join a fraternity of characters that are beloved by an extremely large, extremely rabid fan base. Though we don’t know anything about their roles yet, here’s a brief rundown on each of the newbies. Continue reading Meet the New Cast Members of Star Wars Episode VII→