Who’d have thought trying to kill your mum would cause suc trouble? When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, “Killer Joe” is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon. The film’s out June 29th.
I think it’s safe to say that a lot of gay men and straight women are looking forward to Magic Mike, if only because Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and more play strippers! The trailer suggests there’s some sort of romance type plot too, but I don’t think anyone actually cares about that, or that much admired director Steven Soderbergh is behind the camera. Nope, they just want the buff blokes to get their kit off! Partly based on Tatum’s experiences as a young male stripper, the film sees him mentoring a newbie (Pettyfer) and apparently having romantic problems. The film hits UK cinemas July 13th.
A couple of new images have emerged from Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Magic Mike. While the film has a plot, about a new up and comer (Alex Pettyfer) being mentored by an old hand (Channing Tatum), nobody cares about that. Nope, the only thing anyone is interested in (or at least gay men and straight women are interested in), is that Tatum, Pettyfer, Mathew Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Rodriguez and more all play male strippers in the film! It’s even looseply based on Tatum’s real-life experiences as a young man paid to take his togs off.
Jack Black and director Richard Linklater scored a big hit School Of Rock, and now they’re getting back together for Bernie, which will see Black trying a darker brand of comedy than we’ve had from him before. He plays a small-town Texas mortician who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow (Shirley Maclaine). However when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s still alive. Matthew McConaughey co-stars, back with Linklater for the first time since Dazed & Confused. There’s no UK release date set as yet, but it’s out in the US April 27th.
Male strippers are getting the Hollywood treatment in a big way this summer with Magic Mike, based on Channing Tatum’s experiences as a young man who took his clothes off for cash and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Now EW has debuted two new still from the movie, which should make gay men and straight women all kinds of happy.
The pic above features Channing Tatum and Matthew Bomer, while the one below has Tatum and Alex Pattyfer. The film stars Tatum as Mike, an experienced stripper who takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. Matthew McConaughey, plays a slightly older stripper who now owns his own club. It’s due out in June.
If you like male celebrity skin, you’re gonna be happy with Magic Mike, which sees the likes of Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Bomer playing strippers, all based on Tatum’s days as a young man taking his clothes off for cash!
Warner has released the first image from the Steven Soderbergh movie, which sees Tatum as Mike, an experienced stripper who takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. McConaughey, who’s looking oddly patriotic in the image above, plays a slightly older stripper who now owns his own club. It’s due out in June.
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You can understand why motion-capture is a great technology to use in sci-fi and fantasy movies, but could it also be the future of war films? It appears Freedom Films thinks so, as THR reports they’re putting together Thunder Run, an all CG 3D action thriller, using their proprietary facial capture technology and the motion capture technology utilised in Avatar.
It appears they’ve also got a good cast together who’ve agreed to get in the morion capture suits, as it’s been announced Gerard Butler, Sam Worthington (who, of course, is a mo-cap veteran thanks to Avatar) and Matthew McConaughey will star, while Simon West will direct.
Thunder Run is based on the novel ‘Thunder Run – The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad’, by Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent David Zucchino, with the screenplay being handled by Academy Award-winner Robert David Port and Ken Nolan, screenwriter of Black Hawk Down.
It tells the story of the dangerous and bloody capture of Baghdad by American Forces at the onset of the Iraq War. In April 2003, three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of five million, igniting a three-day blitzkrieg, which military professionals often refer to as a lightning strike, or “thunder run.”
It’s certainly an intriguing idea, although it’s very uncertain whether audiences with buy into a war movie where everything is CG. The idea is to be able to tell the story on a huge scale (without it being prohibitively expensive to make) and to capture the feel of Call Of Duty on film, but we’ll have to wait and see if it actually works.
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