As well as possessing a surname that sounds a bit like a popular spice, Joel Kinnaman is an emerging talent on our television and cinema screens. Currently appearing alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in Daniel Espinosa's Safe House as well as in US crime series The Killing, Kinnaman received his major break in the 2010 film, Easy Money (also directed by Espinosa).
He is of Swedish birth (but also possesses US citizenship through his American father), and this trait afforded him the opportunity to appear in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake in late 2011.
As a distinctive Mexican actor whose presence is most keenly felt in the 'World Cinema' section of your local DVD shop, Gael Garcia Bernal has worked with a who's-who of Hispanophone film-makers, including the likes of Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Bernal's high profile set to receive yet another welcome boost through a 2013 role alongside Al Pacino (in Jonathan Jakubowicz's boxing biopic Hands of Stone), the 33-year-old is certainly beginning to turn heads at major studio level.
Whilst the news was announced earlier this month, over at the Multiplex we are yet to report on the news of Sam Raimi's re-telling of the classic Wizard Of Oz adventure.
In an interview with Mark Millar last weekend, the comic creator revealed that the sequel to the 2010 superhero film, Kick Ass, is to start filming within the next few months.
Now that Natalie Portman has finished her maternity leave, the actress has committed to starring in her first two films since winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Black Swan last year.
Portman, who more recently starred in Marvel’s Thor, alongside Chris Hemsworth, is joining the casts of the Knight Of The Cups and Lawless, both of which are to be directed by Terrence Malick and produced by Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda.
DreamWorks has confirmed this month that they plan to bring Daphne du Maruier's 1938 novel Rebecca back to the big screen.
Nonso Anozie (The Grey) is the latest to join the cast for the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling science-fiction novel, Ender’s Game.
The first trailer and poster for a documentary on Comic-Con have been released this week, opening up a world that not many of us, especially here in the UK, get to experience.