I been havin’ these dreams. They always start with a kind of storm…
Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Idris Elba (The Wire) are set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.
“Set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.”
Kikuchi will play Mako Mori, a young Japanese pilot of Jaegers, the enormous robotic creatures built to battle the strange creatures attacking earth. Hunnam will portray her new co-pilot, and Elba will play their commanding officer.
With Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett and Wil Arnett (via shrewish)
// The Strangers - St. Vincent
Elsa’s (Cate Blancett) husband, Paul, has multiple personality disorder, in a very literal sense. To Elsa, he’s three different people. Paul One (Will Arnett), carries a great conversation and has a side-splitting sense of humor, but never manages to take anything seriously. Paul Two (Jon Hamm) is a walking encyclopedia, but has absolutely no social skills. Paul Three (Michael Fassbender) is really really ridiculously good looking, but is as vapid as a narcoleptic cow. Try as she might, Elsa can never manage to get her husband to be the total package, until one day, when she must choose which side of her husband she likes the most.
A LINE I’M CROSSING
CAST: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Hawkins, Carey Mulligan, Guy Pearce (asked by firsthalfofroger)
SONG: “These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding
These arms of mine, they are burning,
burning from wanting you.
These arms of mine, they are wanting,
wanting to hold you,
and if you would let them hold you,
oh, how grateful I will be.
Ten years ago, Theo Jones’ (Daniel Day-Lewis) life changed overnight when he was arrested and imprisoned for a crime he still believes that he didn’t commit. Once a charming, if slightly eccentric man, the past decade has taken its toll on him, left him a shell, a mere fragment of the person he once was. His only real means of survival — of clinging to the last vestiges of sanity — has been through memories of the last truly good night he had, until he’s convinced himself that Colleen, a woman he met all of once, is the love of his life, his saving grace, his last chance at redemption.
For Colleen Barton (Sally Hawkins), however, life has continued as usual. In fact, it’s practically idyllic, save for the fact that she’s still single. She certainly hasn’t thought about Theo Jones, or the one date they had, arranged through an online dating site, in years; for her, he was one of several, and definitely not the one. Content with her home and job and friends, she no longer believes she needs someone to fill that role. At the very least, she has no reason to want to reconnect with the man who shows up at her front door one afternoon, despite his spouting off notions of their belonging together. The incident is strange, but she doesn’t think twice about closing the door in his face. Their date didn’t even end well; she doesn’t need to give him a second try.
Dirk Lanford (Guy Pearce) enjoys his job as a parole officer, but has never found it to be overly consuming, striking a healthy balance between his job and his personal life. His new client, Theo Jones, is no exception to the rule. In fact, he seems to be doing quite well for himself after being released from prison, rekindling a romance with an old flame; if anything, Lanford has even less reason than usual to become too invested in Theo’s case, with the way he seems to have already begun building a life for himself outside. Only when the talk of Theo’s Colleen begins to verge on the obsessive rather than just romantic does Lanford begin to think that there might be something more going on than he’s been told.
His attention remains divided, though: Lea Siller (Carey Mulligan) has been the object of his affection for a good long while, his own feelings for her growing in tandem with Theo’s for Colleen. What he doesn’t know is that Lea has past secrets of her own, and ties to Theo’s case — the crime he was arrested for all those years ago — that could prove to be a game-changer. With Theo unable to take no for an answer, and Colleen oblivious to his obsession, and his inability to handle the rejection of a woman he’s kept on a pedestal for ten years, it’s up to Lanford to put together the pieces and keep an innocent woman safe, if he can keep from being blinded by a love he likewise can’t control.
Movie Trailer of the Day: Sky Movies has finally released the long-awaited trailer for its upcoming Peter Pan prequel, Neverland.
Directed by Nick Willing, the film — which stars Anna Friel, Rhys Ifans, Keira Knightley, Charlie Rowe, and Bob Hoskins, who reprises his role as Smee — tells the untold story of the events leading up to the children’s tale we all know and love.
The film is set to premiere next month.
Earlier: Behind the scenes.