Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. – New Character Portraits for “Suffragette”

Ladies, let’s face it, being a woman in a man’s world has never exactly been easy. However, women today would not have the same rights that we do without the generations of suffragettes who used their voices for change. This is what Focus Pictures is trying to celebrate with the upcoming historical drama, Suffragette.

Already getting early awards buzz, Suffragette stars an incomparable trio of ladies: Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan. Plus, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Samuel West round out the cast.

Here are the two character posters/portraits that were released earlier this week:

From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)

Suffragette is premiering at the London Film Festival on October 7 and hitting theaters in North America on October 23. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, definitely something you do not want to miss:

Sources: BuzzFeed Entertainment and IMDb

Movie Exclusive – New Stills from Open Road’s Historical Drama “Parkland”

Yahoo! Movies originally shared the first exclusives from the Peter Landesman-directed historical drama, Parkland. More exclusive stills have been shared for audiences to get a deeper look into the film. These new stills reveal some intense and emotional moments portrayed in the film.

These new stills give us a closer look at Jacki Weaver as Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite Oswald, and James Badge Dale as Oswald’s brother, Robert Edward Lee Oswald. Plus, we get a glimpse at Colin Hanks as Dr. Malcom Perry and Tom Welling as US Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman. Finally, there are also a few behind-the-scenes photos of director Peter Landesman working with the actors on set.

James Badge Daley and Jacki Weaver in "Parkland"
James Badge Dale and Jacki Weaver in “Parkland”

As previously shared, Parkland is based off of the real life events that occurred at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas the day US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The story also focuses on different aspects of the investigation and the trials and tribulations the investigation team went through when trying to convict Oswald.

Parkland stars Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Welling, and James Badge Dale. Will you be interested in seeing Parkland when it is released on October 4, 2013? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? What do you think of these new photos from the film?

Source: IMDbPro

TIFF 2013 – Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” Wins Toronto Audience Award

The Steve McQueen-directed historical drama 12 Years a Slave was awarded top honours today at the  2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The highly awaited film was awarded the Toronto Audience Award today during the awards luncheon.

Other films that have won this award include Oscar-winning films American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Slumdog Millionaire. This is a very prestigious award and often winning this award leads to other nominations and to potential Oscar wins .

Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave is base off of the true story of Solomon Northup’s life as a slave. Northup was a free man living in upstate New York, until he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and eventually freed in 1853.

This film has an absolutely stellar cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Alfre Woodard. If you have not seen the trailer, be sure to watch it here.

12 Years a Slave - poster

Do you think 12 Years a Slave will win any Oscars this year? Are you interested in seeing this film when it is theatrically released on October 18, 2013?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

First Official Trailer for JFK Historical Drama “Parkland” Sets a serious tone

Just last week the first official poster and new images for director Peter Landesman’s historical drama Parkland were released. The first official trailer for the anticipated film has finally been released for audiences to watch.

Parkland is based off on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, how it affected the staff of Dallas’ Parkland Hospital, and the difficulties that the investigation team went through.

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The cast includes talented actors Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, and Marcia Gay Harden. This first trailer gives audiences an idea of how the film will flow and the overall tone of the story. As Parkland is a recounting the events of a tragic and historic assassination, the film is of course going to be very serious and quite intense, which is shown through this trailer. We also get a deeper glimpse into the relationships between the characters portrayed int the film. Watch the intense and action-packed trailer here.

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Parkland is set to be released into theaters on October 4, 2013! What do you think of this new trailer? What do you think of the cast behind this project? Do you think Parkland could potentially gain attention and critical acclaim come award season? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Yahoo! Movies and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – First Look at Open Road Film’s “Parkland”

An exclusive new poster and the first images have been released for Open Road Film’s awaited historical drama, Parkland. This film is based off on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and how it affected the staff of Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.

Parkland has a very diverse and talented cast that includes actors Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, and Marcia Gay Harden. Efron is playing Doctor Jim Carrico, who was the first physician to tend to President Kennedy after he was brought into the emergency room. Giamatti will be portraying Abraham Zapruder, a clothing manufacturer who ended up recording the events of the assassination with his personal video camera. Thorton will be playing Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorrels, who was responsible for connecting with Zapruder and collecting his footage for development and evidence purposes. Finally, Strong is portraying Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who was accused with killing President Kennedy.

These new images from the film give us our first glimpse at the actors as their characters and the stylized world of this historical drama. If you look carefully, you realize that the American flag on the poster is at half-mast, which effectively sets the tone for the story and the film itself.

Parkland - poster

The first trailer for Parkland is supposed to be released next week so be sure to check back in for more news and exclusive coverage! What do you think of these images and the poster? Does Parkland sound like a film you may be interested in seeing when it hits theaters on September 20, 2013?

Sources: Yahoo! MoviesIMDbPro, Wikipedia – Abraham Zapruder page, and The Seattle Times