Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Rango) has teamed up once again with cinematographer Bojan Bazelli (Rock of Ages, Pete’s Dragon) for a new thriller titled A Cure for Wellness. The story follows a young business executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious wellness center isolated in the Swiss Alps and comes to suspect that the center, although renowned for its miraculous (if not unconventional) treatments, is not all it’s made out to be. Leading the cast are actors Dane DeHaan (Lawless, Kill Your Darlings), Jason Issacs (The Patriot, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac: Volume II, Everest), Ivo Nandi (Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire), Adrian Schiller (Bright Star, The Danish Girl), Celia Imrie (Nanny McPhee, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and Harry Groener (Patch Adams, Road to Perdition). Continue reading →
It’s been a while now since we’ve had to endure another terrible film adaptation from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Since the last installment in 2011 (The Deathly Hallows Part 2), the star of the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe, has been taking on more serious roles. Radcliffe’s first project following Harry Potter was the haunted-house thriller, The Woman in Black (2012), which did alright at the box office but was not an entirely impressive movie. His next few projects are, however, a bit more impressive, and his current film, Kill Your Darlings, received several positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The actor is now signed on to star in Douglas McGrath’s new drama, Brooklyn Bridge, which will also be written by McGrath (Emma, Infamous). The movie will follow the life of Washington Roebling, an inexperienced engineer who is left to oversee the completed construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father unexpectedly passes away. The movie is scheduled to begin filming in August with Goldcrest financing the project with producer Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, I’m Not There). The supporting cast is currently being filled in, but a release date for the movie is still to be determined.