Movie Exclusive – First Trailer for James Brown Biopic “Get On Up”

Director Tate Taylor gained critical acclaim for his 2011 film, The Help, and it looks like he has another powerful film under his belt. Collider has shared the first trailer for Taylor’s next directorial adventure, a James Brown biopic entitled Get On Up.

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The cast behind this film includes Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, and Jill Scott. This is Boseman’s second time portraying a historical icon as he also recently played Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42.

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Image via Collider

Here is an official synopsis for Get On Up (via Apple Movie Trailers):

“In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up.  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.”

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you be interested in seeing Get On Up when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014? Do you think this film could be an Oscar contender next year?

Sources: Collider, YouTube, and Apple Movie Trailers

First Official Trailer for “Ender’s Game” Movie Adaptation

The first official trailer for the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game, has officially been released. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Ender’s Game stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld. This is a very strong cast as most of these actors have either won or have been nominated for an Academy Award.

The exclusive trailer gives fans the first glimpse at some of the major characters and relationships between them. Personally, I think this will definitely leave fans hungry for more as it is just a teaser trailer. Watch the exclusive first trailer here.

What do you think of the cast behind this film? Will you be seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of this first trailer? Sound off in the comments!

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Source: YouTube

Movie Exclusive – First Look at Ben Kingsley in “Ender’s Game”

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first official photo of Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

This new still gives fans a look at Kingsley as his mysterious character, Mazer Rackham. Kingsley’s character is of Maori decent and so his face is tattooed with intricate Maori designs.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kingsley talked about the tattoo and getting to consult with a Maori tribal expert: “Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past. I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”

Plus, the actor talked about the script and his character: “In the script, which I think is beautifully written, what come across is the authority and mystery. There’s quite a lot said about him in the story  before you see him — by the recruits and by his fellow officers — and that’s useful as far as preparations.”

Finally, fans will be interested to know that the first trailer for the film will be released on May 7th! Ender’s Game also stars Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of the cast members in this film? Are you a fan of Orson Scott Card’s writing?

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

New Official Still from “Ender’s Game” features Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld

A new official still has been released for Summit Entertainment’s highly anticipated film, Ender’s Game. This film is based off of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel of the same title and directed and written for the screen by Gavin Hood.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

The new still gives fans a look at Hailee Steinfield’s character Petra Arkanian and another look at Asa Butterfield’s character Ender Wiggin. Take a look at the new still below:

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What do you think of this new still? Are you looking forward to Ender’s Game? Did you read Card’s novel? What do you think of the cast for the film?

Sources: IMDb, Page to Premiere, and EnderWiggin.net

First Official Look at “Ender’s Game”

Fans of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel, Ender’s Game, will be very excited to know that the first official stills for the Gavin Hood-directed film adaptation were recently released.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more. Take a look at the full cast list here.

According to Entertainment Weekly, it has been difficult for the film industry to adapt the novel into a film due to its complex themes. Plus, the fact that it follows children and young adults who are “military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space-set Battle School” doesn’t make it any easier. However, I think that Hunger Games has paved the way for this film adaptation as these types of stories have become more acceptable in modern, mainstream pop culture.

Have a look at the new stills below and let me know what you think in the comments below! Ender’s Game is currently set to hit theaters November 1, 2013.

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDb

Exclusive Trailers – “The Paperboy” and “Won’t Back Down”

The first trailers have recently been released for the films The Paperboy and Won’t Back Down. Both of these films look quite interesting and have very compelling stories that are likely to gain these films some critical acclaim. I hope you enjoy these trailers!

1. The Paperboy – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thepaperboy/

The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels (Precious), is a provocative story of desire, ambition, prejudice and crime that is set in the 1960s swamplands of South Florida. This film has an amazing and talented cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. The Paperboy is gritty and deals with the human underside of a murder investigation, as a compelling cast of characters deal with obsession, deception and their own demons as they face retribution. The Paperboy is set to hit theaters October 5, 2012.

2. Won’t Back Down – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/wontbackdown/

Won’t Back Down is inspired by a true story and the film is directed and co-written by Daniel Barnz. The cast includes actors such as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Holly Hunter, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lance Reddick, and Ving Rhames.  This film  follows two determined mothers (Gyllenhaal and Davis)­, one whom is a teacher, as they try to transform their children’s failing inner city school. They must face a powerful administration and risk everything to make a difference in their children’s future and education. Won’t Back Down is set to hit theaters September 28, 2012.

What do you think of these trailers? Do these films interest you at all?

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Sources: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thepaperboy/ http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/wontbackdown/, and  http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1870529/