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Ryan Gosling ‘may star in new Blade Runner sequel’

Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the Blade Runner sequel with Harrison Ford, according to Variety. The sequel is set to take place many decades in the future from the original film’s 2019 setting. Ford is reprising his role as the science fiction film’s protagonist, Rick Deckard, but it not yet known what role Gosling will play. Meanwhile Gosling has been in the news for another reason after pictures from the set of the film The Big Short emerged, showing him with curly, dark hair instead of his usual blonde locks.

Russell Brand is returning to the big screen, joining Nicolas Cage in the comedy Army of One, based on the story of Gary Faulkner, a handyman from Colorado who had a dream that he would capture Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and went to Pakistan to pursue it. It is Brand’s first film since 2013’s Paradise which has not be shown in the UK.

Angelina Jolie is being considered to direct the female-fronted superhero movie Captain Marvel, according to Collider. Disney-owned Marvel Studios has hired two high-profile female screenwriters, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman and Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve, to oversee the film. This would be Jolie’s fourth film as a director after 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, last year’s Second World War drama Unbroken and the forthcoming romantic drama By the Sea.

Liam Neeson is to co-produce A Mad and Wonderful Thing, is a romantic thriller about an IRA sniper based on Mark Mulholland’s novel of the same name. Mulholland is said to have been inspired by his younger brother, Darren, who was 20 when he was jailed for 22 years for conspiring to plant bombs in London.

Tom Hardy is lined up to make three more Mad Max movies, after the completion of Mad Max: Fury Road. An interview with Esquire magazine – which does not quote Hardy directly about any sequels -- claims: “He’s attached to a further three Mad Max films”. But Hardy then says “Everything’s based on figures and how things are perceived. Inevitably, it’s a business” – which suggests that his Fury Road contract contains options for future movies depending on commercial outcomes, rather than confirmed green lights of future productions.

 The world’s oldest film director, Manoel de Oliveira, has died at the age of 106. The Portuguese film-maker began his career in 1931 with a silent documentary about Porto, the country’s second biggest city, and went on to win two career Golden Lions from the Venice film festival as well as an honorary Palme d’Or from Cannes.

 In his final three decades de Oliveira became one of Portugal’s most well-known film-makers for movies including The Uncertainty Principle and The Satin Slipper. He also worked with international stars such as John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve in The Convent and Voyage to the Beginning of the World with Marcello Mastroianni.



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1 (1)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron


2  NEW

Spooks: The Greater Good


3 (2)

Far From The Madding Crowd


4 (3)




The Age Of Adaline


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