Brett Cullen joins 'Joker' as Thomas Wayne - Silver Screen Beat
Connect with us

Movie News

Brett Cullen joins ‘Joker’ in the role of Thomas Wayne following Alec Baldwin’s swift exit last month

Published

on

Brett Cullen
GARY MILLER

Last month, it was reported that Alec Baldwin would be joining the cast of Joker to play Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne, as a “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump” version of the character, rather than the well-respected physician and philanthropist known from the comics.

However, just days after the news of Baldwin’s casting broke, the Saturday Night Live star took to Twitter to announce that he has “not been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ Joker as Donald Trump manqué,” later telling USA Today that he did not accept the role due to a scheduling conflict.

ComicBook.com is now reporting that veteran actor Brett Cullen, has signed on to play the role of Thomas Wayne in Joker. Cullen is no stranger to DC movies, having played a congressman in Christopher Nolan’s 2012 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.

“The Thomas Wayne fans will meet in Joker is not one described as one aiming for fan-favoritism,” the site reports. “Cullen’s version of the character is expected to be a less friendly iteration, playing a role in the Joker’s origin story in one way or another. It will feature a very young Bruce Wayne, years before he put on a cape to become Batman.”

Principal photography on Joker began in New York City last week with Joaquin Phoenix taking on the role of the titular villain in the film, which will explore the story of a man disregarded by society in what is described as “an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen” and “a broader cautionary tale.”

Joker also stars Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Robert De Niro, and will hit theaters on October 4, 2019.

Advertisement
Comments

Movie News

The ‘Uncharted’ movie is probably just one of those things that’s never actually going to get made

Published

on

Uncharted
NAUGHTY DOG/SONY INTERACTIVE

Between Spider-Man parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now this new development regarding the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Uncharted, it’s been a pretty eventful and rather unfortunate week for Tom Holland.

Dan Trachtenberg, the fifth director to be attached to Uncharted, has reportedly exited the project for unspecified reasons, though it’s likely it had to do with creative differences or whatever bullshit excuse it is that these studios manage to pull out of their asses whenever a director leaves a high-profile project.

Again, Trachtenberg was not the first, second, third, or fourth director to be attached to be Uncharted, but the FIFTH. David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all attached to the project at one point or another but ended up leaving for various different reasons.

On the bright side (?), however, Sony is already looking to lock down a replacement for Trachtenberg and a new director should be in place soon in anticipation of the film’s early 2020 production start.

But, like, let’s be real here for a second; what are the chances of the Uncharted movie actually happening at this point? This is a truly cursed production and if it does actually ever get made, I vow to release my tax returns.

Continue Reading

Movie News

Adam Driver and Annette Bening work to expose the CIA’s torture program in ‘The Report’ trailer

Published

on

The Report
AMAZON STUDIOS

Another day, another trailer for a movie starring Adam Driver; a few days after Netflix blessed us with two teasers trailers for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Amazon Studios has released the first trailer Scott Z. Burns’ The Report.

Driver stars here as idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones, who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s inhumane Detention and Interrogation Program, which was formed in the wake of 9/11 and used “enhanced interrogation techniques” — that’s government codeword for torture.

“Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public,” reads the synopsis.

In addition to Driver and Bening, The Report features one hell of an impressive ensemble cast that includes the likes of Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

The film premiered at and was purchased out of the Sundance Film Festival in January and currently boasts a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it sounds like we’re going to be in for quite a treat when The Report hits theaters on November 15 and Prime Video on November 29.

Continue Reading

Movie News

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman & Margot Robbie glare intensely at each other in the ‘Bombshell’ trailer

Published

on

Bombshell
LIONSGATE

Despite taking place entirely in a hot, stuffy elevator and featuring little to no dialogue, the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Fox News drama Bombshell about the downfall of Roger Ailes does a pretty damn good job of showcasing what is likely to be a serious contender this awards season.

Written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell chronicles the inevitable collapse of Ailes’ reign at Fox News, where he served as chairman and CEO up until his resignation in 2016 amid dozens of sexual harassment and abuse allegations from several female employees at the conservative media empire.

Among the many women who accused Ailes of misconduct were former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who are played here by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, respectively, while Margot Robbie plays as a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.

As if those three stars weren’t enough, the film’s ensemble cast also includes the likes of John Lithgow (who plays Ailes), Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, and Stephen Root.

I don’t know about you, but I dig everything about this trailer (I could literally watch Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie glaring at each other in an elevator all day) and I’m actually pretty excited to see how Bombshell turns out when it drops in December.

Continue Reading