Jennifer Connelly and Keean Johnson also discuss the importance of female empowerment.
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Keean Johnson and Jennifer Connelly say whether they'll pledge to work with more female directors.
Jennifer Connelly has joined the impressive, and still growing, cast of Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s ambitious sci-fi adaptation ‘Alita: Battle Angel’. The ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’ star joins Eiza González as the title character, as well as Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein.
30 years ago today, David Bowie debuted a brave – even by his outré standards – new look, involving bouffant hair, ruffled shirts, leather gloves and a pair of jodhpurs which left little to the imagination. The Jim Henson’s classic fantasy ‘Labyrinth’ came out on June 27, 1986, in the US, starring David Bowie as the goblin king Jareth, and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, the teenager tasked with finding her kidnapped infant brother Toby somewhere in Jareth’s bizarre labyrinth.
Johnston has notably returned to comic book fare in more recent years, directing 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ for Marvel – and there can be little question in anyone’s mind that ‘The Rocketeer’ was his main calling card for that particular job. The films are of course very far removed in tone and content – but both are hugely faithful to the spirit of their source material, so much so that it’s almost as if the character literally leapt off the page and onto the screen.
The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news that Sony’s Tri-Star Pictures are getting to work on a new version of musical fantasy classic ‘Labyrinth’ - barely a week after the death of the film’s leading man, David Bowie. The 1986 film - the last to be directed by Muppets creator Jim Henson (who died four years later in 1990) - saw Bowie don a notoriously pointy wig and even more notoriously tight trousers to portray Jareth, the sinister Goblin King. When precocious teenager Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) unthinkingly wishes her baby brother Toby away, Jareth abducts the child.