Into The Woods is an early 2015 movie that I am already looking forward to as some of out favourite fairy story characters are brought together in one big musical adventure.
A star-studied cast has been assembled including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine are some of the terrific and talented names on board.
And it is Meryl Streep who is in the spotlight in this new featurette – released by Playbill – as we see her sing to her daughter in a moving moment from the movie:
Rob Marshall is in the director’s chair for the film, which is based on the musical by the fantastic Stephen Sondheim.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.
This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (Corden & Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Streep) who has put a curse on them.
We love Anne Hathaway here at FemaleFirst and the first trailer for her new film Song One has just been released.
Hathaway is set to take on the central role in the Kate Barker-Froyland directed film – as Barker-Froyland makes her first film directorial debut.
The drama promises to be touching story about love and loss and we have the trailer for you to take a look at:
A great cast for the film has been assembled, as Hathaway is joined by Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen.
Anne Hathaway stars as Franny in Song One, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene.
After Franny’s musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence.
Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man.
As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances.
Ethan Hawke is set to return to the big screen next year, as he lead the cast in new science fiction movie Predestination.
I have to say, I am a huge sci-fi fan and there are a handful of films in this genre that I am already looking forward to… Predestination is one of them.
Hawke is set to take on the central role in the film, while we are introduced to the talents of Sarah Snook. Noah Taylor, Elise Jansen, and Christopher Kirby make up the cast list.
The UK trailer for the movie is here and it look like it is going to be an action packed ride. Check it out:
Strap in for a mind-bending ride through time this Winter. Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for eternity.
Now, on his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
The Hunger Game: Mockingjay – Part 1 is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2014, and one that I have been looking forward to for quite some time.
Mockingjay had its world premiere in London earlier this week and saw Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth and co were all on the red carpet.
In this new video the actors walk the red carpet and talk about the movie and their characters:
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.
Under the leadership of President Coin (Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.
The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1 is released 20th November.
If you are looking for a musical to enjoy this festive season then look no further than Annie, as the iconic story is brought back to the big screen.
Annie marks the return of Will Gluck to the director’s chair as he puts his spin on this well known tale.
Quvenzhané Wallis – who made her breakthrough with Beasts of the Southern Wild – takes on the title role, while Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Cameron Diaz make up an exciting and talented cast list.
This new featurette takes up behind the scenes and lets us meet Sandy – the dog who is set to also star in the film:
Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.
Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Diaz).
But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.
It is all about horror movies in the blog this morning, and What We Do In The Shadows is another movie in this genre to watch out for.
But this is like no other horror movie that you will see this year, as directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are set to deliver a vampire comedy.
As well as being in the director’s chair, Clement and Waititi have penned the screenplay and will star in the film alongside Jonathan Brugh and Stuart Rutherford.
We have a brand new clip from the film for you to take a look at:
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires living together and trying to cope with modern life; from paying rent, doing housework, and trying to get into nightclubs, they’re perfectly normal – except for their immortality, fangs, and thirst for human blood.
When their 8000 year-old housemate, Petyr, turns 20-something Nick into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.
In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern life.
What We Do In The Shadows is released 21st November.
The Drop is another movie to watch for this week as Michaël R. Roskam returns to the director’s chair.
Tom Hardy leads an all-star cast, as Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts are all also on board.
We have a brand new clip featuring Rapace and Schoenaerts, while the new featurette introduces us to Rocco the puppy.
Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane, The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – ‘money drops’ – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.
Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.