The first look at Jupiter Ascending (with a brief clip featuring Eddie!) has now appeared online:
Rising star Eddie Redmayne caught everyone’s eye with his performance in last year’s Les Miserables and now on the verge of landing the biggest movie role of his career thus far. The project is Theory of Everything and Redmayne would be playing physicist Stephen Hawking. Oscar winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire) is set to helm the picture.
Theory of Everything, penned by Anthony McCarten, will explore the relationship between Hawking and his wife. It surely will be a very challenging role for Redmayne. Anyone familiar with Stephen Hawking is aware of the fact that he’s been battling a motor neuron disease that’s related to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for the majority of his life. He was first diagnosed at age 21 and doctors expected he had about two more years to live. Understandably, news of the diagnosis left Hawking depressed and he saw little reason to continue with his studies. Those feelings started to change when Hawking began a relationship and got engaged to his soon-to-be wife, Jane Wilde, who , as Hawking put it himself, gave him “something to live for”. It will be interesting to see how the relationship is explored in the film and what Redmayne can bring to the role.
No word yet on who will play Hawking’s wife, but filming is expected to start in the early fall.
Marvel sure does like their British and Aussie actors. With “Guardians Of The Galaxy” now less than two years from release, the studio is starting to get the cast in place for what is easily the most ambitious project on their slate (it has an alien tree creature and a pistol-wielding, talking raccoon, guys), and a ridiculously long laundry list of actors have been revealed as possibilities to star.
Deep breath — Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess, Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden and Sullivan Stapleton — are in the hunt for the lead role of Peter Quill. The short version of the story goes something like this: born of an alien race, Peter crash lands on Earth as a baby and is raised by humans. He eventually works at NASA, gets sent to a space station, where he encounters Master Of The Sun who names him the next Star-Lord. Fast-forward a bit and he’s part of the Guardians Of The Galaxy who team up with The Avengers to fight Thanos. And with this film arriving right before “The Avengers 2,” how much do you want to bet these two movies will cross-pollinate in a big way?
Thoughts? We think Marvel really needs to get someone with a commanding presence to sell this concept to the non-Marvel folks who will read this on paper and think it sounds ridiculous. It’s certainly an interesting mix and Deadline says there may be even more folks testing as well. The James Gunn directed film arrives on August 1, 2014.
IndieWire are reporting that Eddie is amongst one of the frontrunners for the role of Harry Osborne for the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man, due for release in 2014:
How quickly a studio (or a trade?) change their minds. Not even a week ago, it was reported that a trio of indie types — Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan and Alden Ehrenreich — were leading the pack to take over James Franco’s old part of Harry Osborne, best pal to Peter Parker, and son of Green Goblin Norman Osborne, in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the sequel to this summer’s tepidly-received superhero reboot. But it seems like either The Hollywood Reporter were acting on old info, or Marc Webb and Sony executives had a major rethink over the weekend, as the same trade now reports that the three previous names are out, and four new, and quite different actors, are now testing for the role.
Last week’s report said that, having flirted with the idea of an athletic type, it had been decided to go for a dark, brooding interpretation of the role. But they’ve done a volte face to a casting brief of “athleticism and good looks,” and four names have now emerged, in the shape of Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Boyd Holbrook, all of whom will be testing in the coming days.
Clafiln’s becoming an increasingly familiar face thanks to a liberal approach to taking franchise fare, having taken key roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Snow White & The Huntsman,” with a role as fan favorite Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” coming up. Redmayne’s also recognizable from “My Week With Marilyn,” and is soon to be even more so thanks to a major role in “Les Miserables.” Booth is less familiar at present, with the BBC TV version of “Great Expectations” and the love interest in flop Miley Cyrus vehicle “LOL” his most notable credits to date, but he’s about to have a good year or so, with “Romeo & Juliet,” opposite Hailee Steinfeld on the way in 2013, and the part of one of Russell Crowe’s sons in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” following in 2014. Former model Boyd Holbrook is the least well-known of the quartet, but he did crop up in “Milk” and “Hatfield & McCoys” in the last few years, and has “The Host” and “Very Good Girls” coming up next year.
I have just added 622 gorgeous Blu-Ray screen captures of Eddie as cowboy Eddie Kreezer from his 2011 film Hick. Make sure you check them all out!
I have just added 998 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Eddie as Colin Clark from his recent 2011 film My Week with Marilyn, as well as several stills that were missing. Enjoy!
Last night was the second, and final part of Birdsong, which was watched by 5.3 million people, according to intial reports! Eddie, Clémence and the entire cast gave wonderful performances, they should be very proud of their work. I have just added 1308 HD screen captures to the gallery – enjoy!