The initial teaser trailer for Venom, while showing Tom Hardy feelings of some transformation gone wrong, did not reveal one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes, the new trailer features the titular character during the closing moments.
The storyline centers on Eddie Brock (Hardy), a journalist who is investigating the corrupt operation headed by Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) in which humans are being experimented with a life form known as symbiotes. After being exposed to symbiotes, Brock turns into a much more powerful (and potentially evil) being. Topher Grace previously played Brock in the 2007 flick Spider-Man 3. Ruben Fleischer, who directed the hit 2009 feature Zombieland and the Los Angeles film noir Gangster Squad, directs.
With the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the anticipation level for Venom is definitely high. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!!
Venom, co-starring Michelle Williams, opens October 5.
James Vanderbilt, a successful screenwriter whose credits include Zodiac, White House Down, and The Amazing Spider-Man, makes his directing debut with Truth.The narrative centers on how the careers of anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and news producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) were adversely affected due to the firestorm that erupted after a 60 Minutes report that questioned President George W. Bush’s service with the Texas Air National Guard.
Vanderbilt was immediately intrigued with the story after reading Mary Mapes’ memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power, and he even optioned its film rights with his own money. Though he penned a spec script in 2007, Truthdidn’t really get off the ground until years later when the script reached Cate Blanchett the morning after winning her second Oscar (Blue Jasmine).
“You don’t win your second Oscar and then go, ‘You know what I’d really like to do is work with a first time director,'” said Vanderbilt. “God bless her, she read it and really responded to it and we got on the phone, had a conversation, and she committed to it.”
Getting Robert Redford on the project also happened via phone, and it was a call that Vanderbilt was obviously more than willing to take. Click on the media bar below to hear Vanderbilt talk about his chat with Mr. Redford about Truth:
Truth,co-starring Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Elisabeth Moss, opens in New York and Los Angeles October 16.
Currently on the big screen in theaters around the country, THE DOUBLE is a modern morality tale directed by MICHAEL BRANDT from a script he co-wrote with DEREK HAAS and employs an ensemble cast that includes RICHARD GERE, TOPHER GRACE, STEPHEN MOYER, ODETTE YUSTMAN, MARTIN SHEEN and STANA KATIC. A throwback to the classic espionage thrillers of the ’60s and ’70s, it centers on a pair of mismatched American agents on the hunt for a notorious international assassin. Probably best known as one of the stars of the hugely popular sitcom THAT ’70s SHOW, TOPHER GRACE has managed to stay pals with the cast of the show and, during our recent interview, talked about a recent unplanned get-together. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Topher Grace could have hopped aboard the romantic comedy gravy train after the end of That 70s Show, and although he’s delved into that genre on occasion (Valentine’s Day, Take Me Home Tonight), Grace has also dabbled in different genres. With The Double, the actor plays an FBI rookie who teams with a retired CIA agent (Richard Gere) to take down a highly dangerous Russian assassin.
Grace explains why he loves challenging himself with such films as Too Big To Fail, Predators, and even Valentine’s Day):
Arriving in theaters today, THE DOUBLE is a throwback to the classic espionage thrillers of the ’60s and ’70s and centers on a pair of mismatched American agents on the hunt for a notorious international assassin. Directed by MICHAEL BRANDT from a script he co-wrote with DEREK HAAS, the film displays a series of twists and turns as it plays out its complex cat and mouse game. A modern morality tale, the film employs an ensemble cast that includes RICHARD GERE, TOPHER GRACE, STEPHEN MOYER, ODETTE YUSTMAN, MARTIN SHEEN and STANA KATIC.
Probably best known as one of the stars of the hugely popular (and endlessly re-run) sitcom THAT ’70s SHOW, TOPHER GRACE had no trouble segueing to the big screen in such ensemble films as TRAFFIC, OCEAN’S 11 and VALENTINE’S DAY. During our interview last week, he talked about his preference of working with groups. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)