Benedict Cumberbatch News
comicbookmovie.com – Several different sources had reported that Benedict Cumberbatch was actually playing classic Trek villain Khan in J.J. Abrams' second Star Trek flick months before the movie came out, but whenever the director or any cast members were quizzed about this it was firmly denied. Of course, they were lying -Cumberbatch was indeed playing the genetically enhanced super-villain. 1 week 3 hours ago via jetli
7:12 PM 11/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's taken awhile, but Brad Pitt's The Lost City of Z looks like it's finally coming together -- in fact, now the movie even has itself a pair of leading men. Benedict Cumberbatch was already on board for the Pitt-produced adventure, and he's just been joined by Twilight vet Robert Pattinson.
fb.indiewire.com – Last month when we chatted with director James Gray, he cautioned that the fate of his long developing "The Lost City Of Z" depended on how things panned out at this weeks American Film Market. He already put a good foot forward, landing Benedict Cumberbatchfor a starring role in the film, and it hopefully this latest bit of casting can put it over the top. 4 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
8:10 AM 10/21/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave begins in upstate New York, 1841. Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a fiddler by trade, follows two men to the nation’s capitol for work and is drugged and sold into slavery. Within eyeshot of the White House his captors whip his whitest shirt to bloody shreds before giving him the dull flax of an owned man.
6:05 PM 10/18/2013 by Logan Falk
This week offers moviegoers an interesting combination of three new releases: a reboot of a classic horror film, adapted from a similarly classic horror novel; yet another action film outlet for the midlife crises of aging action stars; and a controversial, dramatic thriller based on a real story. Diverse as this batch is, there is one commonality between the three films—a general mediocrity, according to critics.
Benedict Cumberbatch Talks THE FIFTH ESTATE, Preparing for the Dancing Scene, the Difficulty in Telling a Story That’s Still Happening, and More
collider.com – Opening this week is director Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate. The pic centers on the relationship between Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), as the story follows the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of highly controversial information leaks. I caught the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Condon has done a great job crafting a fascinating and entertaining look at WikiLeaks and the current landscape of news and information sharing. 7 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
8:22 PM 10/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s third directorial effort and the contemporary artist turned filmmaker has done nothing but hit them out the park. With such a strong body of work behind him, MoviesWithButter asked, “Now that you’re established and your work has the attention of a major international audience, did you feel at all obligated to tackle the subject of slavery?” A black man and an Englishman, McQueen said, “No, it was an incredible story.
feedproxy.google.com – Despite reportedly rebuffing requests from filmmakers and star Benedict Cumberbatch during the making of The Fifth Estate, Julian Assange’s website has now released a “mature” script from the film accompanied by a lengthy post that refutes point-by-point everything from the film’s depiction of WikiLeaks, down to the idea that Assange’s ... 11 weeks 14 hours ago via jetli
2:00 PM 9/19/2013 by Binh Ngo
Saoirse Ronan's name comes up for almost every movie, it seems like, so it's only a matter of time until she's linked to Star Wars: Episode VII. Well, that time has come.