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Jurassic World, which hits theaters on June 12, 2015, stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Let’s Be Cops, “New Girl”), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), BD Wong (Jurassic Park, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland), Katie McGrath (NBC’s “Dracula,” “Merlin”), Lauren Lapkus (Blended, The To Do List) and Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids, The Other Guys).

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Frank Grillo Plays Down Crossbones’ Possible MCU Return

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Recent remarks from Crossbones actor Frank Grillo led fans to wonder if the character could return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now Grillo is saying that he’s “not waiting for the phone to ring” which suggests that the character’s return isn’t currently in the works.

Crossbones made his MCU debut in Captain America: Winter Soldier as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Brock Rumlow, the leader of Captain America’s S.T.R.I.K.E. team. Rumlow was eventually revealed to be a HYDRA plant, along with his entire team. In the final battle, a crashing helicarrier caused Rumlow’s face to be badly scarred, though he returned in Captain America: Civil War to finally assume the role of his comic book counterpart, Crossbones. After rigging his body with explosives, he tried to kill Captain America but his plans were thwarted by the Scarlet Witch. Innocent lives were lost in the explosion that killed Crossbones. The incident is what sparked the signing of the Sokovia Accords.

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In an interview with Metro about his new Netflix film Wheelman, Grillo was asked about comments he had made about the character’s potential return. According to Grillo, the actor is unaware of any plans to revive the villain.

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“Look, Marvel’s awesome. I have a long-term contract with them and it’s a superhero movie, you never know.

I don’t have any idea. I said that once before about two weeks ago and people jumped on that and thought I said Crossbones is back. No. That’s ridiculous. But we’ll see what happens. I’m not waiting for the phone to ring.”

Though clarification that a character who was blown up in an explosion isn’t coming back may seem unnecessary, it was past remarks from Grillo that started the rumors of his return. After telling Collider there was “nowhere for it to go” in January, he told Forbes in September that he was excited about “news that nobody knows yet” about Crossbones. Now that Grillo has downplayed the possibility of Crossbones of somehow appearing in a future Marvel movie, it’s hard to say to what news the actor could have been referring.

As Grillo points out, characters can be easily brought back in superhero movies, but Crossbones is one character that Marvel will most likely leave dead, unless the studio can find a good reason as well as the right story to bring him back.

Source: Metro

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Morgan Freeman to Star in Marshall Director’s Colin Powell Biopic

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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, whose on-screen resume already includes multiple portraits of high government officials, will play former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in the biopic Powell from director Reginald Hudlin. Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman can currently be seen playing a pre-Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, another Reginald Hudlin-directed biopic.

Vietnam War veteran and four-star general Powell began his Washington career as National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan, later going on to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and finally Secretary of State under George W. Bush. As Secretary of State, Powell controversially helped sell the United Nations on the United States’ invasion of Iraq by offering alleged evidence of WMDs in a televised presentation.

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THR reports that Morgan Freeman, a man who has played many a powerful person in his day, will tackle the role of Colin Powell in a biopic from Marshall director Reginald Hudlin. Ed Whitworth penned the script, a 2011 Black List selection, which covers Powell’s controversial time in George W. Bush’s White House. The movie is being produced by Hyde Park Entertainment and Freeman’s own Revelations Entertainment, with Freeman getting an executive producer credit.

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With his commanding presence and smooth vocal delivery, Freeman has long been considered one of Hollywood’s best actors at portraying government officials and other people in positions of authority. Freeman’s first memorable man-in-charge role came in 1989 when he played hard-nosed principal Joe Clark in the biopic Lean On Me. Freeman played the president in the disaster movie Deep Impact, and later played Speaker of the House and then vice-president Trumbull in the Gerard Butler action vehicles Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. The actor has been a Supreme Court justice too, playing Chief Justice Wilbourne on the series Madame Secretary. He reached the pinnacle of his career playing powerful entities when he tackled the role of God in Bruce Almighty and its sequel Evan Almighty.

Freeman has also portrayed more than his share of military men, playing Sgt. Major John Rawlins in the sprawling war epic Glory, General Billy Ford in the thriller Outbreak and Col. Abraham Curtis (of the memorably bizarre eyebrows) in the notoriously bad Stephen King adaptation Dreamcatcher. Freeman has played a handful of notable real-life figures over the course of his career as well, including Malcolm X in an early-career TV movie and Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. Freeman has five Oscar nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby.

With Marshall garnering good reviews, Hudlin is a director gaining steam in Hollywood, and his Powell biopic with Freeman in the lead is sure to be on a lot of people’s radar screens as a possible awards contender when it arrives in theaters.

Source: THR

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Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. Has Been Re-Edited

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The Denzel Washington-led legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq. has undergone a significant re-edit, following its premiere on the film festival circuit. Starring as the titular character, Washington portrays an altruistic lawyer who fights for the downtrodden with a relentless, aggressive style, until his firm dissolves after the sudden death of his law partner. Colin Farrell also stars as a hotshot attorney who lures Israel into a more materialistic, and even dangerous, lifestyle.

The official trailer for Roman J. Israel, Esq. hints at this crises of conscience, and an unethical choice for personal gain that backfires on Israel in a big way. Unfortunately for the cast and writer/director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), the film’s debut at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September displayed some of the same disjointed trajectory as the trailer. The movie was met with mixed reviews, with critics uncertain of the true meaning and direction of the story.

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That reception wasn’t a total surprise to Gilroy, however. In an interview with Deadline, the director reveals that the desire to exhibit at TIFF meant essentially going right from the cutting room to the festival. After the premiere, Gilroy and the film’s star realized they needed to re-focus the plot:

“We re-conceived the balance of the movie, in crucial sections. The day after Toronto, Denzel and I went back into the cutting room and spent weeks making changes. Not just to the pacing. We reordered scenes, we changed elements, particularly with Colin’s character.”

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One of these pivotal scenes involves an unguarded moment at a Lakers game, when Farrell’s character reveals to Israel a desire to change his own tactics, in an effort to live up to his former mentor’s morality. Gilroy explained that the scene gained much more resonance in the plot with a big shift in its placement in the narrative:

“That Staples Center scene is crucial not just for Colin’s character but in establishing the tone of the movie, and at Toronto it came near the end, at a point where the suspense part of the story is in such high gear that you can’t even register what Colin is saying and what it means to Roman. We put it much earlier where it becomes more of a pillar for the film. And by doing that, we also then cut out one of the subplots which established the same kind of internal conflict in Roman.”

The change makes that conversation a motivational catalyst for Israel’s actions, rather than an extraneous bit of character development. Gilroy also revealed that over 12 minutes was cut from the film, removing “any fat, right down to the muscle.” The director also welcomed his star’s substantial input on the final edit, explaining that it only made sense to capitalize on the actor’s connection to the character, backed by an impressive resume and Washington’s own experience helming films.

Gilroy and Washington are hoping critics will take another look at the finished Roman J. Israel when it opens in theaters next month. It sounds as if the filmmakers have taken the criticisms to heart, and given the film the focus it sorely needed. Gilroy and Washington even re-edited the musical score, all the way from the jazz songs Israel prefers to the actual placement of when the music played in scenes for maximum effect. Washington was already receiving praise for his performance, so the added tweaks to the plotline should make the film worth a second chance with critics – and a first viewing from moviegoers.

Source: Deadline

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