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The Virtuoso: Anthony Hopkins Shares A Violent Memory In An Exclusive Clip From The Thriller
2021-04-20 11:42:43

Anthony Hopkins is up for yet another Oscar this coming weekend for The father, and in The Virtuoso, he plays a very different type of character. 

Directed by Nick Stagliano from James C. Wolf's script, The Virtuoso finds a professional assassin (Anson Mount) accepting a new assignment from his enigmatic mentor and boss (Hopkins). Given only where and when along with a cryptic clue, the methodical hitman must identify his mysterious mark from among several possible targets, including a local sheriff (David Morse). Meanwhile, a chance encounter with an alluring woman (Abbie Cornish) at the town's rustic diner threatens to derail his mission...

Sandra Bullock And Channing Tatumís Lost City Of D Just Scored An A+ Cameo
2021-04-16 08:14:07

After over a decade-long hiatus from romantic comedies, Sandra Bullock is making a comeback with the Lost City of D, and she has no shortage of leading men to go on the adventure with her. In the Paramount movie, the Ocean's Eight actresses will play a romance novelist who gets stuck on a book tour with her cover model, who will be played by Channing Tatum. We've now learned that a friend of the actress, who's also a fellow Oscar winner, has joined the comedy to be filmed in the Dominican Republic. 

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's bird Pitt has reportedly been cast in the Lost City of D in some kind of cameo role, per The Hollywood Reporter. Sandra Bullock and Pitt recently worked together on the actor's upcoming action movie Bullet Train, and the actress thought of him for an undisclosed role in her new movie, which she is also producing. It looks like we're getting a two-for-one deal of shared Bullock/Pitt movies for the first time in their careers! 

Lost City of D sounds a bit like a spiritual sister of one of Robert Zemeckis' most beloved films. 1984's Romancing the Stone, which saw Kathleen Turner's novelist character, Joan Wilder, thrust into a South American jungle with Michael Douglas'Jack T. Colton for an adventurous and steamy affair. In Lost City of D, Bullock's author character will be unamused at being kidnapped by the side of a muscular Channing Tatum in a "cutthroat jungle adventure" amidst her book tour. 

We certainly wonder how Brad Pitt will fit into the movie. Will his cameo have the actor simply playing himself or a wild character they meet on the way? Maybe Sandra Bullock's character will have an ex-boyfriend that he will play? your guess is as good as mine for the moment, as the Lost City of D preps for a summer shoot in the Dominican Republic. 

The movie will also start with Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, A Simple Favor's Patti Harrison and Dolemite Is My Name's Da'Vine Joy Randolph. Lost City of D will be directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, who is also set to helm the Masters of the Universe movie. The most recent draft of the script was written by Dana Fox, who previously wrote Cruella, Isn't It Romantic and Couples Retreat. 

Lost City of D is expected to be released in 2022. Before Brad Pitt shows up in the rom-com, Sandra Bullock will be part of his action flick Bullet Train, which is being directed by Hobbs & Shaw's David Leitch. The movie featuring a huge ensemble cast is about five assassins aboard a bullet train who find out their missions intersect with each other. 

F9 Trailer: Watch Vin Diesel's Crazy Car Saga Finally Send Its Characters To Space
2021-04-15 08:54:40

It's been a running joke that tracks parallel to the Fast & Furious franchise. Fans joke that the wild, car-crashing series have attempted almost every physically insane stunt. When are they going to go to space? Well, it looks like the story for the upcoming F9 is finally ready to launch at least two cast members in the franchise to the stratosphere, as witnessed in the closing scenes of the latest F9 trailer. 

The trailer for F9 is dropping because, after countless delays, the anticipated sequel is holding on to its June release date, helping to usher in some semblance of a summer blockbuster season. And as you can see, from the footage, returning director Justin Lin is picking up right where he left off having helmed four straight Fast & Furious movies from Tokyo Drift to Fast & Furious 6. 

The magic word for its sequel? Magnets. No, wait. Family. As usual. The trailer focuses heavily on the most important "F" word in the Fast saga. And there will be generations of family members, both blood relatives and siblings forged in the street, actively involved in F9.... which leading actor Vin Diesel repeatedly referred to a "Fast 10.1" during a recent press event held on behalf of this global trailer launch. 

Two men who call Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) brother will be part of this story. Jakob (franchise newcomer John Cena) is Dom's Little brother, who is back in his sibling's life and ready to cause hell. And Han Lue (Sung Kang) is Toretto's "brother from another mother" a vintage Fast & Furious character who we thought we lost in a fiery wreck at the end of The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Only, surprise, he's back! We don't know how yet. But this franchise has reviewed characters the audience thought were dead (welcome back, Michelle Rodriguez), so we'll just patiently wait to see how the soap opera plays out. 

The rest of the expected Fast & Furious gang is back for this run, including Diesel, Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, the last two being the ones who are in the car that appears to be strapped to a rocket and ready to move this franchise to the next level. Space, the final frontier. Where can the Fast franchise go after this? The afterlife? 

I'm most curious to see how Charlize Theron's character Cipher fits into this chapter. She pulled strings and manipulated Dom in The Fate of the Furious, and she now has Dom's brother Jakob in her back pocket. We still have a few more months left to see what her complete plan will be, but my money is on the F9 crew being able to outrun whatever it is that Cipher has up her sleeve.