“Gangster Squad” – Release Date to be Changed

Due to the recent events at the Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Brothers is planning to change the release date of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Gangster Squad. This film was originally going to hit theaters September 7, 2012, but now the studio is looking at a 2013 release. This change is needed for the cast and crew to do reshoots because of a scene of a movie theater shooting in the completed film. A trailer for the film had a glimpse of this scene and it was pulled out of respect for the victims and because that scene will no longer be in the film.

As I have mentioned, this film has an amazing cast that includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and finally, Sean Penn – (Really, I mean how can you go wrong?) Gangster Squad is set in 1949 Los Angeles and is a retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

The studio is currently looking at January 11, 2013 for the new release date. However, the studio is considering when and how quickly the cast can be brought in for reshoots and their availibility for press events and premieres before officially changing the release date. The studio is also considering what other films are being released around that time and the only “competition” on the January 11 release date is is Paramount’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

I would like to just take a moment to say my heart goes out to the victims of the Aurora incident and I hope they all make a speedy recovery. I cannot imagine what they are all going through and I send out my best wishes to all of them.

UPDATE: The release date has officially been moved to January 11, 2013.

A poster for “Gangster Squad.”
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visiting the memorial for the victims of the Aurora incident.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-squad-warner-bros-january-release-353770

Comic-Con – Exclusive Photos from Preview Night

Last night was Preview night at Comic-Con in San Diego. At this event fans get a chance to walk around and have a look at all of the booths that are set up. There was a lot of interesting things set up that I think you will all enjoy.

At the Weta booth some life-size models of The Hobbit trolls were set up, along with life-size models of Thorin Oakenshield (played by Richard Armitage), Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen, and Gollum (played by Andy Serkis.)  Have a look at these photos and let me know what you think!

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Source: http://www.imdb.com/comic-con/photos/comic-con-2012-preview

Tom Hardy at work on the Musical “Harold’s Harem”

Tom Hardy, the Inception, Dark Knight Rises, and Lawless star, is planning to star in the musical Harold’s Harem. The show was created by screenwriter Brett C. Leonard and Hardy describes it as a “crazy piece of work.” Hardy is set to play the lead character Harold. Currently, information on when and where the show will be produced has not been publicized.

In an interview, Hardy states: “It would be a serious piece and more in the vein of the Civil Rights breakthrough musical Caroline or Change.” Caroline or Change played in Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 2004 and won six Tony Award nominations before the show was moved to London’s National Theatre.

Do you think this is a good choice for Tom Hardy? Are you interested in seeing his musical theatre talents?

Be sure to check in soon for a MegaPost on the Tony Awards and the nominees.

Source: Broadway.com