Charlize Theron Turns Super Spy in ‘The Coldest City’ 0 25

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She’s about to blow audiences away with her performance as the badass heroin Imperator Furiosa in the stunning Mad Max: Fury Road. Now Charlize Theron is set to turn super spy in a new thriller entitled The Coldest City.

Deadline reports the news in advance of the Cannes Film Festival that Focus Features has nabbed the North American rights to the spy thriller for an unspecified eight-figure deal and the Oscar-winning actress is set to star in the lead role as well as producing the film.

Based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnson, the plot is as follows:

Theron plays a super spy who springs into action after an underground MI6 officer is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She must find a list he was smuggling into the West to protect herself and the counter intelligence community. It becomes a game of double-crossing as agents play out global agendas.

Rather excitingly, the film will be directed by John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. It was recently announced that the duo – who have also done second unit work on the upcoming Jurassic World and Captain America: Civil War  – are working on a John Wick sequel but this will be on their agenda after that. The script is written by Kurt Johnstad, who wrote 300, Act of Valour and the upcoming Aquaman.

Before we see her suit-up as the super spy in The Coldest City, you can see Theron kicking all sorts of ass in Mad Max: Fury Road when it’s released on May 14th.

Source: Deadline

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 83

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 27

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After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety