Boyd Holbrook And Shaunette Renée Wilson Added To The Next Indiana Jones Film
2021-05-17 09:50:02

With hopes of having the cameras rolling this summer, James Mangold continues to build the cast around Harrison Ford for the next Indiana Jones outing. He's dipping into his past career for one new choice, and recruiting from the TV ranks for another, as Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson are aboard. 

Mangold has taken over the Indy gig from Steven Spielberg (who has chosen to step back and produce this one), working on the script with Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. The exact plot details remain a mystery, but we do at least know that veteran composer John Williams will be on score duties. 

Made Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Thomas Kretschman are all already in the cast for the film, which has a release penciled in for July 2022. Holbrook's hiring represents a reunion for the actor and Logan director Mangold, while Wilson is a veteran of TV dramas including Billions and The Resident, and appeared as one of the Dore Milaje in Black Panter. 

Why Angelina Jolie Found It ‘Healing’ To Work On Her New Thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead
2021-05-11 10:32:30

It's been a while since we've seen Angelina Jolie star in a thriller, but that's all about to change. Her steadily approaching Those Who Wish Me Dead is an intense and emotional survival film that has Jolie playing a strong and determined woman. Her Character goes through the wringer in the film but, apparently, Jolie found that to be therapeutic, and she's recently spoken out about why working on her upcoming film was so healing for her. 

Angelina Jolie recently spoke about how she loves characters who have been broken and are able to piece themselves back together again. For her, there is something that translates from the character to real life. 

I am drawn to people who have been through something and are broken and then find their way forward and overcome it. As an artist, it's very healing to play people like that. She's been very healing for me because you just get so broken and then you stand back up. 

Listen, Angelina Jolie is one badass lady, as she's played strong leading women in some heavy action films (hello, Tomb Raider?!) time and time again. This may be why she has been picking up different types of roles lately, but it seems the more human and emotional aspects of Those Who Wish Me Dead appealed to the part of her that needed healing. 

The actress has been making headlines off and on for years, particularly when it comes to her marriage to equally iconic actor Brad Pitt along with their children, but it's been extra heavy lately, especially since the two are still going through legal drama. While she has continued to work during the turbulence of her personal life and her ongoing divorce, it makes sense that she would want to enter into a project that would bring her some peace. 

Those Who Wish Me Dead centers on Angelina Jolie, who plays a fire jumper with PTSD. While she's working in Montana, she finds a boy who has just witnessed his father's murder at the hands of assassins and takes it upon herself to protect the child from the killers. She faces both emotional and literal fires along the way and must fight them to save both herself and the child. 

We won't have to wait very long to see just what Angelina Jolie is talking about, because Those Who Wish Me Dead will be one of the first movies to hit theaters once these are open. Based on what we've seen and heard about the film thus far, those of us with some inner wounds better bring some tissues, as there's sure to be plenty of healing as we watch. 

The Conjuring 3 Director Previews Just How Dark His New Film Gets
2021-05-10 15:09:19

Director Michael Chaves teases just how dark The Conjuring: The Devil Made me Do It gets. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are making their return as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigators at the center of The Conjuring franchise. The franchise has grown exponentially since the original film released in 2013, branching off into different spinoffs that include the like of Annabelle and The Nun. 2016 eas the last time the Warren's took center stage on the franchise, but The Conjuring 3 looks to be bringing them back in a big way this summer. 

Following the case of Arne Johnson, who pleaded insanity by way of possession after committing murder, the warrens will be investigating the paranormal occurrences surrounding the violence. This includes both Johnson and a young boy who was initially possessed by the demon that eventually inhabited the murderer's body. The Conjuring 3's first trailer teased the film's darkness and those involved have touted just how brutal it will get. Now, Chaves is doubling down. 

When asked how he approached the case at the center of the movie, Chaves says he wrestled with his own beliefs and how, or if, he should apply them to the film. The director says that while marking may say that each and every Conjuring movie is "the darkest yet," he truly believes The Devil Made Me Do It will prove this statement true in more ways than one. Chaves says this is because of the real-life aspects of the case, including the murder at the film's center. 

Do you believe the Warrens' story literally? How approach this particular case? 

Michael Chaves: Yeah it's a really good question. I totally wrestled with that. I think that up to this point, just being a fan of it, the question of whether I believed in it wasn't really brought to the forefront. When I got the script, and I started reading about the case - this is a very different case than the other Conjuring movies. There's always the marketing spin of, "This is going to be the darkest Conjuring movie yet, "but in a lot of ways, this really is the darkest Conjuring movie yet. Ther's a real victim; there's a real man who was killed, and we are telling the story of the murderer. We're telling the story of the other guy. All of a sudden, I had asked myself, especially growing up Catholic, what do I believe and what is going to be my point of view of this movie? That is a question that I honestly still have been wrestling with. I think we all wrestle with our faith and ultimately, what I believe has to take a backseat. It's the Warrens' story and it's Arne's Story. 

While it still remains to be seen just how dark The Conjuring 3 will get, early glimpses have surely shown that Chaves' comments could be quite accurate. In addition to the trailer's eerie vibe, The Devil Made me Do It slyly pays homage to The Exorcist, arguably one of the darkest and most iconic horror films of all time. The Conjuring 3 will surely have elements of that film with its religious overtones and themes of possession. 

The Conjuring films have always been about the cases that the Warren's investigate, but the Warren's personal connections to these incidences have always been highlighted. Lorraine in particular has been portrayed as being physically connected to the spirit world and each film sees her more and more drained because of the toll that these literal demons are taking on her. The trailer for the film indicates that Lorrain's power may have grown stronger, but what also comes the fear that the other side has become stronger, too. How strong those demons are will be clearer when The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It hits theater this summer. 

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