With The Master doing brisk business in limited release, The Weinstein Company have decided to give the uninitiated one final look at the film by releasing one final extended trailer. Like the jaw-dropping series of trailers that have preceded it, this one too is a master-class of mood, tension and slick editing that’s aided by Hoffman’s hypnotic voice-over, Phoenix’s live-wire sure-to-be-award-winning performance, Mihai Malaimare’s stunning cinematography and of course, Jonny Greenwood’s score.
Set in America in the years following World War II, The Master chronicles the intersecting paths of a charismatic intellectual named Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who launches a faith-based organization (cough, Scientology, cough) and a drunk, mentally unstable war veteran named Freddie Stutton (Joaquin Phoenix) who Dodd takes on as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a rabid following, the onetime drifter finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. [Trailer]
Entertainment Weekly has your first look at Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore in character in the Carrie remake. [EW]
The very bland Sam Claflin (the prince in Snow White and the Huntsman) has been cast in the pivotal role of Finnick in Catching Fire, the sequel to this spring’s box office phenomenon The Hunger Games. [ComingSoon.net]
Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington and Christoph Waltz are all circling roles in Stephen Gaghan’s crime thriller Candy Store. Dear God, please make this happen! [TheWrap]
Cameron Crowe interviews Emma Stone, the star of his upcoming romantic dramedy Deep Tiki, for Interview Magazine. If you haven’t already fallen head-over-heels over Stone, this insightful and fascinating interview should do the trick. God, I love this woman. [Interview]
After his collaboration with Stone, Crowe will take a detour from usual romance/comedy fare to tackle the drug addiction drama Beautiful Boy, and may follow it with an adaptation of Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue for HBO. [The Playlist]
With its cast and crew firmly in place, Paramount Pictures’ long in-the-works Jack Ryan reboot starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and director/star Kenneth Branagh will make its way to cinemas on Christmas Day 2013.
Tragic news for the world of cinema. Chuck Norris has revealed to Access Hollywood that he will indeed NOT be returning to star in The Expendables 3. Life will never be the same. [Access Hollywood]
Sony Picture Classics picks up the distribution rights for Robert Redford’s star-studded Venice-premiering drama The Company You Keep. If the film scores well on the festival circuit later this month, we could potentially have another addition to the already busy award season. The drama which tells the story of a former Weather Underground militant (Redford) who goes on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter (Shia LeBeouf) hell-bent on making a name for himself, also stars Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Susan Sarandon. That cast = Wow! [The Playlist]
Mila Kunis, James Franco and Casey Affleck join the already cast Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in Paul Haggis’ romantic drama Third Person. I can only hope it’s not as manipulative and insulting as Crash. [Variety]