Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to last year's critically divisive The Master is gathering up a rather diverse ensemble cast, his first since Magnolia's star-studded medley of interconnected characters. Inherent Vice – based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name – follows a pot-smoking private investigator (played by Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates an alleged kidnapping of an ex-girlfriend.
With Park Chan-wook successfully turning his hand at an English language debut with the terrific psycho-thriller Stoker, it was only a matter of time before his influential Vengeance Trilogy were threatened with being remade.
Chris Pine, fresh from helming the Enterprise, has reportedly signed on for a cameo role in Stretch, reuniting him with director Joe Carnahan.
An extended clip from Louis Leterrier's (The Incredible Hulk) Now You See Me has been released by Summit Entertainment.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smoking Aces) is in negotiations to direct Sugar Bandits, a film based on Chuck Hogan's novel, Devils in Exile.
As Cannes gets closer and Only God Forgives prepares to blow the Grand Jury away, we have been treated to 3 new clips online which you can check out below.
Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling's third collaboration – following The Recordist short and the sectarian gloom of Sound of My Voice – has a trailer. The East, also starring Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard, concerns an operative for an elite private intelligence firm (Marling) who is sent undercover with the aim of infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing attacks upon key corporations.
Immortals and Mirror Mirror director Tarsem is in talks to direct Self/Less, with Ryan Reynolds set to star as the story's afflicted protagonist
Armie Hammer has received good notices for his performance(s) in The Social Network, as well as his supporting turn as a horrifying Mummy in J. Edgar, but will finally launch himself into the big-time with this summer's Lone Ranger. Despite being the title role, Hammer will be content to play second-fiddle to Johnny Depp's Tonto. Speaking as someone who tires of Depp's shtick, Hammer's presence in the trailers has entertained me far more, so kudos to him.
Hammer's next big role will once again see him share the spotlight with a major movie star; Tom Cruise. The pair will unite for Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the popular spy series The Man from UNCLE.
This is definitely one of the movies to look out for this year!