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Ben Foster has been cast in Red Light Winter. The actor will join Kirsten Dunst and Katherine Waterson in Adam Rapp’s adaptation of his own play, reports Variety.
The film centres around two friends who travel from New York to Amsterdam. They become embroiled in a love triangle with a prostitute (Dunst) which brings the hidden tensions of their own relationship to the surface.
Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup were originally signed on for the project, but were forced to drop out due to a change in the schedule. Foster will replace Ruffalo, with Rapp still searching for someone to take Crudup’s place.
Foster will shortly be seen in Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor and will star next year as William S Burroughs in Kill Your Darlings. (Source)
Police drama, Rampart stars Woody Harrelson as corrupt LAPD officer Dave Brown, heads to Blu-ray and DVD on May 15th. Written by L.A. Confidential novelist James Ellroy and directed by The Messenger Oren Moverman (he also has a writing credit on the film), the 1990s set story also stars Ben Foster, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, and Steve Buscemi.
Special features on the disc include behind the scenes featurettes as well as interviews with the cast and crew.
The first Contraband trailer played up the film’s action sequences and danger with a funky score and gritty title cards was to attract the North American viewers. The new trailer, intended to attract UK audiences, amps up the drama with a more somber soundtrack, slo-mo and multiple shots of a terrorized Kate Beckinsale, who plays Wahlberg’s wife.
Finally the man himself, director Ridley Scott, is speaking about his upcoming film Prometheus, and while he doesn’t reveal a whole lot, there are a few little odds and ends that fans should appreciate, especially considering how starved we’ve been for any info on the flick at all!
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, Scott explains that the central metaphor of Prometheus is about a “higher being” who challenges the gods, and the gods don’t want to give him fire. “Fire is our first form of technology,” Scott says, and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished “in perpetuity in a horrible fashion.” Much like the story of the mythological god Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and for his actions was bound to a rock with an eagle eternally devouring his liver.
Speakeasy’s Barbara Chai says she could hear the enthusiasm in Scott’s voice when he discussed the film, which was written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. “I think the reason why I haven’t attempted science fiction in a number of years is because I haven’t really come across a script that I really liked,” Scott says. “This developed and came out extremely well.”
As has been hinted previously, Scott says that the last eight minutes of the Prometheus story evolve into “a pretty good DNA of the Alien one.”
Regarding the use of 3D and CGI, Scott says he has “completely taken off into this cyberworld” and called working on Prometheus “the best time I’ve had in a number of years making a movie.”
Finally, although Scott embraced “all the tricks, the toys” of computer-generated imagery and 3D, he says, “I’m a great believer in filming the real thing if you can, and so I did a lot of building the real thing.” He used the “007? stage (more commonly known as the “Bond” stage) at Pinewood Studios in the UK, one of the biggest stages in Europe at about 59,000 square feet, as well as other stages at Pinewood.
The movie stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, Ben Foster, and Michael Fassbender. Prometheus will be in theaters on June 8th, 2012. (Source)
The first official poster from the upcoming film, Rampart have been released. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, Rampart stars Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Set in early 1990s Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
Rampart will hit theatres January 27th, 2012.
Guy Pearce, Ben Foster and Kelly MacDonald have been cast in Steve Buscemi’s film adaptation of Queer. Buscemi will direct the script penned by Oren Moverman, reports Paste.
Moverman apparently said that he hopes filming for Queer will start when Buscemi wraps the next season of Boardwalk Empire. “Queer” is based on William S Burroughs’s short novel which was released in 1985 – more than 30 years after Burroughs wrote it.
The story follows William Lee, who lives in Mexico amongst expatriates in the 1940s. Desperate for human contact and to satisfy his sexual needs, Lee tries to seduce Eugene Allerton, who is disinterested in Lee’s advances but eventually becomes his reluctant lover as they travel to Ecuador in search of the drug Yage. (Source)
Ben was in New York City for the premiere of his upcoming film, Rampart. Also attending the Rampart premiere were Woodey Harrelson and Sigourney Weaver, Oren Moverman and Ben Stiller. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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