This week in movie news:
10 amazing hidden details in Disney films (see above); New Line Cinema releases a new trailer for Barbershop: The Next Cut; Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups gets a new trailer; Ryan Gosling may star in an upcoming biopic about Neil Armstrong; and Black Mass director Scott Cooper will direct spy thriller White Knight.
Barbershop: The Next Cut gets its first trailer
Barbershop: The Next Cut — the fourth entry in the Barbershop franchise, including 2005 spin-off Beauty Shop — has just received its first trailer. The film sees original stars Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eve reprising their roles, while Anthony Anderson returns for the first time since the 2002 original.
Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man Holiday) steps into the director’s chair for this entry, which is scheduled to hit theaters on April 15, 2016. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver of the Starz series Survivor’s Remorse have written the film.
Source: New Line Cinema
The new trailer for Knight of Cups is released
Knight of Cups — the long-awaited romantic fantasy drama from writer/director Terrence Malick — has received a new trailer, courtesy of Broad Green Pictures. The film marks Malick’s first directorial effort since 2012 romantic drama To the Wonder starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko.
Knight of Cups features an ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The film made its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year and will be released on March 4, 2016.
Source: Broad Green Pictures
Ryan Gosling may star in a new Neil Armstrong biopic
Ryan Gosling is being courted to star in First Man, the upcoming biopic about Neil Armstrong. The film remains in development with director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), who is currently working with Gosling on musical La La Land, co-starring Emma Stone and set for release next summer.
Based on James Hansen’s biography First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the film centers on the astronaut’s historical 1969 mission on Apollo 11 and his achievement as the first man on the moon. Before Chazelle came onboard, Clint Eastwood was attached to the project.
Black Mass director will helm spy thriller White Knight
Scott Cooper — the filmmaker behind this fall’s crime drama Black Mass — will rewrite and direct a new espionage thriller titled White Knight. The project is being positioned as a franchise in the vein of the Jason Bourne and James Bond series.
Bill Dubuque (The Judge) wrote the previous version of the script, which focuses on a disgraced Secret Service agent who takes on a job protecting the family of an arms dealer. Before Black Mass, Cooper directed Oscar-winning drama Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale.