On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.
Initial release: October 12, 2018 (USA)
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
Production companies: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Temple Hill Productions, Amblin Entertainment
Producers: Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen
Tony Kaye, known for being the director of American History X, announced that he is working on 2nd Born; sequel to the comedy 1st Born, a project co-produced between the United States and Iran. However, that is not the important thing here, but the filmmaker announced that the main role of the work will be carried by a real robot.
That’s right, the great actor will be an automaton with AI, which will be instructed in dramatic arts to play its role; that is to say, it will not be programmed with a system of action, but that the artificial intelligence will have to develop said dowries; as if he were a person of flesh and blood.
At first it was thought to use the CGI to give life to the machine; nevertheless, it was decided to go in favor of a true robotic entity.
1st Born tells the story of a marriage between a young woman from the United States and a man from Iran, who must face various complex and amusing situations with their respective families, not only because of the union between them, but also because of the arrival of their first son.
We already know what the opening film of the next Venice Film Festival will be: First Man, which brings together the director and the star of La La Land, Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling, and is about Neil Armstrong, the first man in step on the moon
The 75th Mostra of Venice, which will run between August 29 and September 8 and will have Guillermo del Toro as president of the jury, is a platform for launching titles for the awards season, including Oscar. In recent years, several films that had their world premiere there even won the Academy Award, such as Birdman (2014), On the front page (2015) or The shape of water (2017).
La La Land itself inaugurated the 2016 edition of the festival, and a few months later it equaled the record for the highest number of Oscar nominations in history (14, and Chazelle won as director, although the prize for best film would remain, after the historic blooper of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, in the hands of Moonlight).
First Man (the first man) has a script by Josh Singer (On the front page) and he has Gosling in the shoes of Armstrong, which on July 20, 1969 was in history as the first astronaut to walk on the surface of Moon. The film describes the preparations for the Apollo 11 mission, as well as the trip to the satellite.
The cast is completed in the lead roles by Claire Foy (protagonist of the series The Crown) as Janet, Armstrong’s wife; and Corey Stoll and Lukas Haas as Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the other astronauts of the mission.
“The hook was to think of it less as a biopic than as a mission film, and to think of landing on the moon as an insane mission, unique in history, which I believe that even today as a society we have difficulties to unravel,” Chazelle told Variety on his fourth feature film, which in Argentina will premiere on October 11.
“In other words,” the filmmaker continued, “we take it for granted. At least the boys of my generation: you grow up, you know that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, you see the photo, it’s all shining and you see the American flag and you feel proud. You accept what happened. But the challenge or the hope with this film would be to rewind and see it from the perspective that it has not yet happened, and it is the greatest madness that a group of people has ever undertaken. ”
The remake of Suspiria, produced by Amazon, Rome, the new by Alfonso Cuarón, of Netflix, and My Brilliant Friend, by HBO, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, according to Variety. It is an alignment that shows the embrace to the streaming platforms by the Mostra.
Other titles that would be in the competition for the Golden Lion are Norway, by Paul Greengrass, The Sisters Brothers, by Jacques Audiard, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix, The Favorite, by Yorgos Lanthimos, and the new remake of Nace un estrella, with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
The renowned San Sebastian Film Festival has been finalizing details to receive its audience in its 66th edition, and has already announced some of the titles that will compete for the City of Donostia Public Award, a selection that bears the name of “Perlak”. Among those selected are ‘The First Man on the Moon’ (First Man) by Damien Chazelle, ‘Roma’ by Alfonso Cuarón, and ‘Nace una estrella’ (A star is born) by Bradley Cooper, a film that will close this section .
‘Red’ by Benjamin Naishtat, will compete for the Golden Shell in San Sebastian
‘The First Man on the Moon’, the film by Chazelle, Oscar-winning director for ‘La La Land’, is a biopic that will focus on astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961 to 1969, on his way to becoming the first human in walking on the moon. Here again he will lead Ryan Gosling ..
With ‘Roma’, Cuarón will give us his first film since he won the Oscar with ‘Gravedad’, in which we will see the life of a maid
roduction on the highly anticipated Disney film Jungle Cruisehas only just begun, but it’s already sparked a bit of controversy. The Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt-led film, which is based on the legendary Disney Parks attraction, won’t hit theaters until October 2019. But one of the casting choices has already led to some backlash.
British comedian Jack Whitehall, who was cast in the film back in March, has been the subject of controversy over his character. U.K. newspaper The Sun reports that Whitehall will be playing the gay brother of Blunt’s character, describing the role as “very camp” and “hugely effete.”
Whitehall’s character will be the first major—sorry, LeFou—LGBTQ character to ever appear in a Disney movie. While fans are thrilled that Disney is finally including a major LGBTQ character in one of its films, many worry that he will be reduced to a stereotype. Additionally, Twitter users are expressing frustration that the character will be played by a straight man when there are so many gay actors who could easily play the part.
Comedian James Barr tweeted about his mixed emotions about the casting: “When so many gay actor friends of mine are turned down for straight roles because there’s a ‘whiff of gay’, it’s frustrating to cast NonGay people in gay roles,” Barr wrote. “It’s not that it’s a problem to cast a fantastic straight ally to play a gay role, it’s that there are so many gay actors that are under represented in all sorts of roles across the board…and so I think that this is, fantastic, but also a bit sad.”
In a milestone that defines the term bittersweet, Disney cast a straight actor as its first openly gay character in Jungle Cruise, according to a new report. As reported by The Sun, British comedian Jack Whitehall has been cast to play an openly gay man in the upcoming film. The only problem? Whitehall reportedly identifies as straight, meaning this announcement can feel to some like only half a victory. Bustle reached out to Whitehall for comment, but had not received a reply at time of publication.
According to the blurb already up on IMDb, Jungle Cruise is based on the Disneyland ride of the same name, “where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt have long been cast in the feature — they’ve even already started promoting it — and while Whitehall’s character name has yet to be revealed, he’ll reportedly play the brother to Blunt. Whitehall has confirmed his involvement in the film, but the details of his character have yet to be confirmed by either the actor or Disney.
According to an anonymous source who spoke to UK paper The Sun, Whitehall will be “playing a gay man,” his character will be “hugely effete, very camp and very funny.” (“Effete,” by the way, has an archaic definition as “effeminate,” but these days is more commonly used to mean “affected, overrefined, and ineffectual” — just in case you didn’t have your dictionary handy.) In a lot of ways, these adjectives make Whitehall sound uniquely suited to the role — as a comic, he’ll have no trouble bringing levity to the character.