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Batman Vs Superman Film Gets Official Title
The official title for Zack Snyder’s upcoming film starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman has been unveiled: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The film is the sequel to ‘Man of Steel’, which was also directed by Snyder, and will see the return of Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane in the roles of Superman, Lois Lane, Perry White and Martha Kent, respectively. Gal Godot will also join the cast in the role of Wonder Woman, as will Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
The new title indicates the franchise’s plans to expand the DC Comics universe to the Justice League, and the announcement of the title came with the confirmation that principal photography is now underway today. The superhero movie will shoot at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location around Detroit, as well as in Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific. The film is slated for release on April 29th, 2016.
Trailer for Roger Ebert Documentary ‘Life Itself’
A trailer has been released for a new documentary on American film critic Roger Ebert. ‘Life Itself’ follows Ebert’s career from penning the script for Russ Meyer’s musical comedy ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’, writing for the ‘Chicago Sun-Times’, and his perfectly mismatched pairing with Gene Siskel to his tragic illness he fought until the end.
The doc is directed by Steve James, who was an Oscar nominee for the film ‘Hoop Dreams’, and features interviews with prominent members of the film industry, including auteur directors Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog.
Magnolia Pictures acquired the film after its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It will open in American theatres as well as on VOD and iTunes on July 4th. It will later air on CNN.
Trailer for Woody Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
‘Magic in the Moonlight’ is Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy, which he wrote and directed. The trailer for the film, which stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth in the leads, reveals the plot of Stone playing a mysterious medium-psychic whom an Englishman (Firth) is determined to prove a fake, only to find that his feelings toward the young woman complicate matters. Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver also feature in the cast.
Like most of Woody Allen’s films, the feature has a lavish backdrop with beautiful costumes and scenery, in this case set in the south of France in the jazzy 1920s. He is now working on a new film which is currently untitled, though it has been confirmed that Emma Stone will star again (see the full story here).
Sony Classics will distribute ‘Magic in the Moonlight’. The trailer can be seen below: