A Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson pairing is definitely welcome, and with The Highwaymen they have excellent material at the disposal. The project, directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo), centers the capture of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow by former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Costner) and Maney Gault (Harrelson). Arthur Penn’s revered film Bonnie and Clyde and the subsequent miniseries Bonnie & Clyde take on the perspective of the criminals, but finally seeing this tale from the lawmen’s side has been a long time coming.
The project also reunites Hancock with Hidalgo screenwriter John Fusco, and the scribe has spent years researching the life of Frank Hamer. Paul Newman and Robert Redford were slated to star in the film but the project was scrapped due to Newman’s health. Hancock’s last film The Founder featured one of Michael Keaton’s best performances (as former McDonald’s and San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc), so The Highwaymen is a feature that I’m putting on my must watch list. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
The Highwaymen hits select theaters March 15 and comes out worldwide March 29 on Netflix.
Crazy Rich Asians was one of last year’s breakout successes, and along with that film Gemma Chan was also featured in Mary Queen of Scots. Even with her work in those two high profile films, the actress did not envision a role in top shelf, comic book driven vehicle like Captain Marvel.
The film, featuring Brie Larson as the titular heroine, features Chan as the Kree warrior Minn-erva. “I never expected I would be in a movie like this,” said Chan during a Captain Marvel fan event held in Singapore. “It was exciting. I love my castmates. I think that’s a strength of Marvel is the amazing cast that they get together. It was just a really different challenge for me.”
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While artists like Freddie Mercury, Ray Charles, and James Brown weren’t alive long enough to see their highly acclaimed biopics enter theaters, Elton John is still around as Rocketman gets ready for its release. The film covers the singer’s early years, and John himself participated in the movie’s development, serving as its executive producer. One of the things you’ll see in the film is a pivotal scene from his life where he was paired up with writing partner Bernie Taupin, and he told us about that moment changed his life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Elton John)
With his work on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Celebrity Name Game, Craig Ferguson has garnered his share of success in the entertainment industry. It’s his twelve years working on the How To Train Your Dragon films and animated seres as Gobber, however, that may be the most transcendent.
“I’m glad to be part of something which has a legacy value,” said Ferguson. “These movies will exist for a long time. They will become part of movie history and movie lore. They are important films in their way and I’m very happy to be part of that.”
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, co-starring America Ferrera, opens nationwide February 22.
The new film Fighting With My Family tells the real-life story of WWE star Paige and her own family. When a movie is made about your life, it’s got to be a little surreal to see somebody playing you on the big screen, but for Paige and the star of the film, Florence Pugh, it was the other way around. Paige told us it was actually Pugh who felt a little uncomfortable when they saw the film together.
Daniel Radcliffe faced the very real danger of stereotyping when he took the role of Harry Potter in the blockbuster movie series. After all, his face became synonymous with the franchise over the course of the eight films. But since the final Harry Potter movie was released, Radcliffe has been able to successfully reinvent himself through a series of well-received roles, including his current role as an angel on the new TV series Miracle Workers. When we spoke to Radcliffe, we asked if he had some kind of strategy in place to make sure he wouldn’t be seen as Harry Potter forever. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Radcliffe)