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RALPH FIENNES Directing And Starring In Modern Retelling Of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS – Details, Set Photos, More

April 12, 2010

RALPH FIENNES


Source: 30Ninjas.com, IMDB

THRALL WORLD is always curious to hear about what RALPH FIENNES (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, SCHINDLER’S LIST, THE END OF THE AFFAIR, RED DRAGON, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE DUCHESS, CLASH OF THE TITANS)is up to and we always take great interest in anything involving SHAKESPEARE. Now comes news of a modern retelling of CORIOLANUS. Currently filming in Serbia this is the directorial debut for the immensely talented Fiennes.

RALPH FIENNES directs and stars in 'CORIOLANUS'

Plot synopsis: The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. Volumnia appeals to her son. He tries to reject her but eventually breaks.

No release date yet. Gerard Butler (300), Brian Cox (KINGS, TROY, X-MEN 2, MANHUNTER), and Jessica Chastain will also star.

Read more HERE.

RALPH FIENNES directing a scene on the set of 'CORIOLANUS'

Other modern retellings of Shakespeare THRALL WORLD recommends:

Richard III (Ian McKellen, Annette Bening)
Hamlet (Ethan Hawke)
Titus (Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange)
O (Julia Stiles, Josh Hartnett)
Romeo + Juliet (Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes)

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CHARLIE HUNNAM As THOR?? ‘SONS OF ANARCHY’ Star Talks Screen Test

April 22, 2009

CHARLIE HUNNAM

CHARLIE HUNNAM


Source: IGN.com

Hunnam confirmed that he has indeed screen-tested for the role of the god of thunder. He has only shot one screen test so far, and when asked if it involved running around with a helmet and a hammer, he replied with a smile, “Something like that.”

Read more HERE.

Don’t be fooled by the pretty boy pic. His SONS OF ANARCHY work comes from a considerably more rugged place, I just couldn’t find a decent pic. The big question: Is he big enough to play the God of Thunder?

KENNETH BRANAGH is confirmed to direct THOR which is scheduled for a May 20th, 2011 release and is timed to dovetail with the IRON MAN sequel (05.07.10), THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA (07.22.11), and the big enchilada; THE AVENGERS (05.04.12).

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Updated Release Dates For MARVEL STUDIOS Iconic SuperHeros And Team

March 12, 2009

With THE AVENGERS Movie Release Date Now Set For 05.04.12, It's A Good Bet the Four Popular Marvel Characters Shown (clockwise); HULK, THOR, IRON MAN, and CAPTAIN AMERICA Will Anchor An AVENGERS Movie

THE AVENGERS Movie Release Date Is Set For 05.04.12


Source: ComingSoon.net

**updated 03.17.09

Marvel Studios Feature Film Pipeline

Iron Man 2 – May 7, 2010
Thor – May 20, 2011
The First Avenger: Captain America – July 22, 2011
The Avengers – May 4, 2012

Read more HERE.

Last rumor I heard was that they’ll be trying to stop a rampaging HULK.

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Big ‘IRON MAN 2’ Update: MICKEY ROURKE, SCARLETT JOHANSSON Confirmed

March 12, 2009

MICKEY ROURKE

MICKEY ROURKE

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

SCARLETT JOHANSSON


Source: Variety, E Online

Mickey Rourke has closed his deal to play the Russian villain in “Iron Man 2.”

He’ll play Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comicbook villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie.

Read more HERE.

[SCARLETT JAHANSSON] reps confirm that the actress has signed on to play Black Widow in the Iron Man sequel opposite Robert Downey Jr. The deal was signed this afternoon.

Read more HERE.

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Update: MICKEY ROURKE “Not Doing IRON MAN 2”

February 18, 2009

MICKEY ROURKE

MICKEY ROURKE


Source: New York Magazine

Straight from The Wrestler’s mouth:

“Right now, we’re not doing Iron Man 2.”

Read more HERE.

Marvel has been low balling some of the talent they’ve been approaching money-wise, probably on the theory that their movies are so high profile. Reports are that Samuel L. Jackson may not return as Nick Fury and Terrence Howard definitely isn’t coming back as Rhodey. The wait-and-see is in full effect.

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‘IRON MAN 2’ Update: SCARLETT JOHANSSON, EMILY BLUNT Jockey For BLACK WIDOW Role

February 14, 2009

IRON MAN Movie Poster

IRON MAN Movie Poster


Source: HollywoodInsider.EW.com

Because Emily Blunt’s commitment to Twentieth Century Fox and the studio’s upcoming Gulliver’s Travels movie may prohibit her from costarring in Iron Man 2, Marvel is in discussions with other actresses, most significantly Scarlett Johansson, to take her place.

Blunt’s reps are still trying to make both projects work.

Read more HERE.

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Talks Break Down Between SAMUEL L. JACKSON And MARVEL Over NICK FURY Role

January 14, 2009

SAMUEL L. JACKSON

SAMUEL L. JACKSON


Source: LA Times

Samuel L. Jackson, clearly bristling, said today that negotiations to put him in the role of Nick Fury have broken down because “there seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world.”

Jackson told me today that despite his cameo as the hard-bitten military man at the end of “Iron Man,” it now appears that “somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it”.

Read more HERE.

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‘IRON MAN 2’ Update: MICKEY ROURKE, SAM ROCKWELL In Talks For Villian Roles

January 7, 2009

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. As IRON MAN

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. As IRON MAN

MICKEY ROURKE

MICKEY ROURKE

SAM ROCKWELL

SAM ROCKWELL


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are in talks to star as the villains in “Iron Man 2,” being directed by Jon Favreau.

Marvel has been keeping a very tight lid on the script for the sequel, being written by Justin Theroux, but it is known that Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils.

Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Anthony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.

Read more HERE.

Interesting choices. I just saw ROURKE in THE WRESTLER and ROCKWELL in FROST/NIXON. Good stuff.

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THOR Script Updated, Director KENNETH BRANAGH Confirmed For Acting Role

January 4, 2009

KENNETH BRANAGH

KENNETH BRANAGH


Source: IESB.com

The character of Donald Blake has been added to the end of the script. Let me reiterate that he wasn’t there before, the script was set entirely in the land of the Norse Gods.

The introduction of the character is essential to how Marvel will tie Thor into the Avengers that is set in contemporary Tony Stark/Hulk timeframe. It explains how the actual Thor film will be set in the ancient time of the Norse Gods and how they will subsequently bring the character into a modern time with Donald Blake discovering the magical Norse hammer Mjolnir and turning into Thor.

Director, Kenneth Branagh, will have an acting part in the film.

Read more HERE.

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KENNETH BRANAGH Talks ‘THOR’ Movie

December 14, 2008

KENNETH BRANAGH

KENNETH BRANAGH


Source: MTV, Josh Horowitz

So who will play Branagh’s hero? Asked about the rumors of Kevin McKidd being up for the role, the director waved it off as premature speculation.

Read more HERE.

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