From the biggest trailers to the most exciting casting and film announcements, catch up on the week’s film news…
Trailers of the week – Jojo Rabbit and The Goldfinch
Jojo Rabbit is released at Picturehouse on January 3, 2020.
The Goldfinch is released at Picturehouse on September 27.
Venice and Toronto film festival line-ups announced
Running from August 28 to September 7, the 76th Venice Film Festival revealed its official selections earlier this week! The biggest films set to make their debut on the Lido this year in competition include James Gray’s Ad Astra, Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat and – yes, really – Todd Philips’ Joker, with Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters follow-up The Truth opening the fetsival.
Several of these films will also be making their way to Toronto later in September, where they will be joined by debuts of Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood and Ruper Goold’s Judy – and more!
Mahershala Ali, Salma Hayek, Tony Leung & more join the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Studios dominated last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, as the studio revealed their plans for their upcoming films and streaming series following the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame! The biggest surprises came from Chloe Zhao’s Eternals – which is set to boast an insane cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Richard Madden – and Daniel Destin Cretton’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, which has cast legendary actor and regular Wong Kar-wai collaborator Tony Leung as villain The Mandarin.
The panel closed out the news of double Oscar winner Mahershala Ali being cast as Blade (previously portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the 1998 film and its sequels) for an upcoming film project now in development…
Read more at EW.
Jennifer Lawrence and Paolo Sorrentino to team up for ‘Mob Girl’
The director of The Great Beauty and the recent Loro has tapped Jennifer Lawrence to star in Mob Girl – based on the true story of mob wife turned police informant Arlyne Brickman. For Lawrence, who will also produce the film, this joins a slate of upcoming roles which includes Adam McKay’s Bad Blood (as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes) and the untitled project from theatre director Lila Neugebauer, which is currently in production.
Read more at The Wrap.
Rutger Hauer – 1944-2019
We are saddened to learn that the legendary Dutch actor passed away earlier this week. Hauer was best-known among English-speaking audiences for his turn as the villanous Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, with appearances including Ladyhawke alongside Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Begins, HBO’s True Blood and Sin City.
“All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.”