John Cho, seen last year in the evocative and visually sumptuous film Columbus, may have another excellent film under his belt with Searching. The latest trailer suggests a twisty Hitchcockian thriller that also owes a debt to the found footage genre, and hopefully first time feature filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty brings us an effective, nail biting thriller.
The story centers on David Kim, a man who is desperately “searching” for his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La). Without one credible lead from the police after 37 hours, David takes matters into his own hands and scours his daughter’s laptop for answers.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web picks up the story of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, who was first introduced to us in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time, the role is being played by British actress Claire Foy, and she told us she’s enthralled by the idea of playing such a strong, unique character. (Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Foy)
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will open in theaters on November 9.
Having worked steadily in Hollywood as an actress for the last 20 years, Taraji P. Henson has taken the next step in her career: producing. Proud Mary is the story of a hired gun for a Boston mob family who reaches a turning point in her life when one of her hits goes awry. As a producer, she wanted a woman in the title role who could be strong, heroic, and a bit badass. As an actor, she knew the role was perfect for her. Put those two things together, and Henson sees this role — and this movie — as not only very important, but very personal to her, as well.
Denzel Washington has an amazing ability to disappear into whatever role he’s playing. Whether he’s playing a romantic lead, a villain, or a hero, he makes the character completely believable, and he’s been rewarded with three Academy Awards because of that talent. It would be one thing if he played a lot of similar characters, but Washington thrives on diversity, and it seems like he goes out of the way to find challenging roles. Washington’s new movie, Roman J. Israel, Esq., finds him playing an idealistic lawyer who’s also on the autism spectrum, so we asked if he sought out the role because it was something new for him to play.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is now playing in theaters nationwide.
When it comes to acting, few are better at the craft than Denzel Washington. When historians look back at the two-time Oscar winner’s career on stage and screen, he will undoubtedly be ranked among the all-time greats. And that makes it all the more surprising that there was a time when he almost had to give up on his acting career and take a “real” job. Washington told us about his dry spell and the life-changing role that ended the drought.
Denzel Washington stars in Roman J. Israel, Esq., which opens in theaters Friday.