In real life, Matthew McConaughey is, by most accounts, a stand-up guy. You just wouldn’t know it from his movie posters. As eagle-eyed meme generators have pointed out, the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club star has a habit of leaning on his co-stars in the posters for a number of his films.
The review embargo has lifted for the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' and it's not looking pretty.
Three clips from upcoming Stephen King adaptation 'The Dark Tower' focuses on the battle between righteous gunslinger and embodiment of evil two leads play
It’s the moment Stephen King fans have been waiting for – his fantasy epic ‘The Dark Tower’ has finally been brought to life. After some teasers from its stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey on Twitter yesterday, and some pretty cool motion posters released online, we’ve got our first proper look at the forthcoming movie. Elba plays the ‘gunslinger’ Roland Deschain, the last of his kind who roam the post-apocalyptic Mid-World, which exists in parallel to Earth, in search of the ‘dark tower’, the nexus of all universes.
This year actors are some of the most high profile names on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, with Barbara Windsor awarded a damehood, Idris Elba, David Oyelowo and James Nesbitt earning OBEs and Imelda Staunton a CBE. In 1999 comedy legend Cleese was offered a Life Peerage, and a seat in the House Of Lords, for his services to The Liberal Democrats.
With ‘Casino Royale’ about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we look back the crazy anti-Craig fan reaction that greeted the announcement he would take over from Pierce Brosnan as 007. The trolling began the moment Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat at the London press conference unveiling him as the new James Bond – wearing a life jacket. Immediately, so-called 007 fans started whinging that James would never be such a wuss, clearly confused that the ‘Layer Cake’ star was a 37-year-old actor from Chester and not a real secret agent.
Idris Elba’s ‘100 Streets’ is one such film. Elba, famed for his role in ‘The Wire’, has appeared in a host of features like the ‘Thor’ franchise, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Pacific Rim’, and this year’s ‘Zootropolis’. Joining him in ‘100 Strets’ are Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, and Franz Drameh, yet the British flick could only muster £245 in its opening weekend, according to HuffPost.
Fans waiting for the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ will have to wait a bit longer as it’s being reported that the film has been pushed back from its February 2017 release date. Entertainment Weekly reports the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film will now be released by Sony Pictures next summer to give the production more time to complete the visual effects and effectively pre-promote the release. The film wrapped in July, but with a relatively meagre budget (for a VFX-heavy blockbuster anyway) of $60m, it seems there simply wasn’t enough time available to hit the original 17 February release date without adding millions to the cost of the film.
Tom Hiddleston had his TV Choice Award acceptance speech interrupted by his ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba last night. The Brit was accepting a Best Actor prize for 'The Night Manager’ via video message from the set of the upcoming Marvel adventure. Starting as your typical “Sorry for not being there” bit, Hemsworth didn’t take long to barge in and take the trophy, “assuming” (it was all played for laughs of course) that it was being award to him for his work on 'Home and Away’ many moons ago.
Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be 007th official Bond…