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A Progressive American West? Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’ Paints A Portrait Of The Old West For Modern Times

The trailers for Oscar-winning director Scott Cooper’s new western-drama, Hostiles, makes a point of showcasing Masanobu Takayanagi’s stunning cinematography. Reactions to the film in general, however, have left some scratching their heads. Written and directed by Cooper from a manuscript by the late Donald E. Stewart, whose wife happened upon it in 2012, Hostiles follows US Army Captain Joseph Blockler as he escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family home to their tribal lands in Montana from Fort Berringer, New Mexico in 1892. Blocker is portrayed by Oscar-winner Christian Bale in his third outing with Cooper, and is supported onscreen by Rosamund Pike, Rory Cochrane, Jonathan Majors, Adam Beach, David Midthunder, and Wes Studi as Chief Yellow Hawk. While Pike’s performance is certainly impressing critics, others claim the film inappropriately boasts its own brilliance. Continue reading

New Biopic On US President Johnson Underway With Woody Harrelson

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Actor Woody Harrelson in full make-up and costume on the set of LBJ.

Principle photography is currently underway on a new biographical drama from Oscar-nominee Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men), titled LBJ. Leading the film as President Johnson is fellow Oscar-nominee Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, True Detective), with Jennifer Jason Leigh (Road To Perdition, The Machinist), C. Thomas Howell (E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Amazing Spider-Man), Bill Pullman (Spaceballs, Independence Day), Jeffery Donovan (Changeling, Burn Notice), and Richard Jenkins (The Indian in the Cupboard, Step Brothers). The plot is expected to range from 1959 to 1964, covering Johnson’s time in the Senate, Vice-Presidency under John F. Kennedy, and his subsequent term as President after Kennedy’s assassination, coming from a script by Joey Hartstone (Project Runway). Johnson faced several large issues during his time as President, including the beginning of the Vietnam conflict and the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll keep an eye on this one as it progresses, but as of now the film does not have an exact release date. Stay tuned.

Producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey Prepare For ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ Release This August

If you have seen the new trailer for The Hundred-Foot Journey, you may be a bit skeptical about going to see it in theaters, but with Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey in the producers’ chairs, it’s probably safe to say the film has great cinematic value. The new film is based on the book by Richard C. Morais and takes place in southern France, where an Indian family opens a new restaurant across the street from a French eatery and stirs up a little family feud between the two establishments. The book was adapted to a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke) and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules), and features Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Hitchcok) at the head of the cast. Spielberg and Winfrey recently released a featurette on the film in which the two producers discuss the project and what initially drew them to it. You can watch the trailer for The Hundred-Foot Journey and the new featurette right here on MADE. The movie hits theaters on August 8th.