From development, to principal photography, to post-production, it’s been a very long and bumpy road for Solo: A Star Wars Story these past few years. Filmmakers, producers, and screenwriters have bumped heads, acting coaches for the main star were reportedly hired mid-shoot, and then there’s the fact that we’re getting the first full trailer for the damn thing just a little more than a month before it’s due out in theaters.
That being said though, our latest look at Solo: A Star Wars Story is undoubtedly the best one yet and further reveals what we can expect from the upcoming spinoff, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy who, through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, ventures on journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
While I’m still not 100% sold on Ehrenreich as the title character, everyone else here looks great, especially Donald Glover as the smooth-talking, notorious gambler known as Lando Calrissian. “I heard a story about you and I was wondering if it’s true,” Han asks Lando in one scene, to which Lando replies: “Everything you’ve heard about me is true.” Pardon my french, but the way Glover delivers that line is on fucking point.
Ron Howard directs Solo: A Star Wars Story from a script written by father-son duo Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan. The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany, and will open in theaters next month on May 25.
‘Boy Erased’ trailer finds an Oscar-bound Lucas Hedges attending gay conversion therapy
Focus Features has released the first trailer for Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from writer/director Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir of the same name written by Garrard Conley. The film features an impressive ensemble cast which includes Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Edgerton.
The story follows Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town who is outed to his parents (Kidman, Crowe) at age 19 and is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.
Boy Erased, which is Edgerton’s second feature film as director following the 2015 sleeper hit The Gift, also stars Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, and Britton Sear.
“I will always thank Garrard for trusting my passion for his life story,” Edgerton said in a statement last year when it was announced that Focus had acquired worldwide distribution rights to Boy Erased. “I can’t think of a better reason to get behind the camera again.”
Focus is set to release Boy Erased in select theaters just in time for the forthcoming awards season on November 2. You can check out the newly released trailer for the film below.
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are coming for their Oscars in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ trailer
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are coming for their Oscars in the riveting first trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, the upcoming historical drama from director Josie Rourke, which explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart and her intense rivalry with another young queen.
Based on the book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, the film was written by Beau Willimon and follows Mary (Ronan) as she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).
Determined to rule as much more than just a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and, ultimately, change the course of history forever.
The film marks the feature directorial debut of Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse and the first woman to run a major theater in London. Supporting cast members include Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cordova, Brendan Coyle, Ian Hart, Adrian Lester, James McArdle, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce.
Focus Features is set to release Mary Queen of Scots in select theaters just in time for the forthcoming awards season on December 7.
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett fight evil pumpkins in new ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ trailer
Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Eli Roth’s adaptation of John Bellairs’ beloved children’s classic The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The film was adapted for the screen by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, and Kyle MacLachlan.
The magical adventure tells the story of 10-year-old Lewis (Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black) in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy facade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
“I can give you the right books, teach you the right spells, but that last one percent, that’s up to you,” Black’s character tells Lewis, revealing that he is indeed a warlock himself and is willing to teach his nephew the ways of magic.
However, when Lewis’ uncle reveals that the home they reside in used to be owned by a very wicked and powerful warlock named Isaac Izard (MacLachlan), it is up to Lewis, his uncle, and Mrs. Zimmerman (Blanchett), the next-door witch, to destroy the clock once and for all before it does something horrible.
The House with a Clock in its Walls also stars Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, Lorenza Izzo and Sunny Suljic, and will be released by Universal just in time for the forthcoming Halloween season on September 21.