After the jump you can see first look images for High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston – Bleed for This, which is based on the true story of boxer Vinny Pazienza, starring Miles Tellar – the incredible cast, led by Michael Keaton, of Spotlight – and Daughter of God starring Keanu Reeves.
Since the moment he stepped on screen as Loki for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston is one of the few names that everyone wants to work with. Obviously we all want to see more of him as the villainous, yet so charming Loki in future Marvel movies, but we also want to see him more outside of it. It looks like that may be coming true as Guillermo del Toro has him for his haunted house horror Crimson Peak, he’ll be starring as Hank Williams in the biopic Hank Williams, and Universal nabbed him for 2017s Kong: Skull Island, all on top of continuing his role as Loki.
But before all that, we’ll be seeing him in High-Rise, which is based on the novel with the same name. Here’s a synopsis followed by the first look image:
When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
Yeah the synopsis sounds a bit like last year’s Snowpiercer just in building form, but how can you not being excited about it? Especially when it’s under action/drama/sci-fi, sign me up.
It also stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, and James Purefoy. High-Rise is currently on the market at the Berlin Film Festival (crossing my fingers for a 2015 release!).
Bleed for This
Miles Tellar has been on a slow rise the last few years, but without a doubt 2014 was his breakout year. He proved he is someone to pay attention to with one of last year’s best (and a favorite of mine), Whiplash. While his best so far was 2014, 2015 looks to be shaping up for something just as good as better. While he is part of the group of hopefuls to successfully reboot Fox’s The Fantastic Four franchise (please, please, please be good), he’ll be starring in Bleed for This as boxer Vinny Pazienza about his remarkable true story of beating the odds.
Here’s the synopsis and first look images:
Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed for This centers around Vinny Pazienza, who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney, and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
It also stars Aaron Eckhart and Katey Sagal. Boxing movies are usually awesome, then you add a script that’s based on a true story, it seems destined to be something special. It’s slated for a release some time later this year.
Out of all the first look images, this is the one I’m most excited about. I actually had never heard of this project until I saw the image, but my excitement was instantly there. Same goes for the true story it’s based off of as I was to young at the time to know, but it sounds incredibly interesting, something totally up my alley. Plus looks at the cast brought on!
Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, and Billy Crudup – you can see them all, minus Stanley Tucci, below in the first look image:
In 2001, the Boston Globe began an investigation that would rock the city and shock the world. Spotlight tells the story of that investigation, the story of Marty Baron (Schreiber), Ben Bradlee Jr. (Slattery) and the four members of the Globe’s investigative Spotlight team – Walter Robinson (Keaton), Mike Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Matt Carroll – who would sacrifice everything to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests. For years, whispers of scandal were ignored by society, the media, by police and by the legal system. Silenced by shame, victims of sexual abuse often became victims of suicide. For their commitment to truth, the Spotlight team received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
It’s been a while since an investigative story in the world of journalism has hit the screen, which quite frankly just sucks because they are some of the best stories to tell. While Spotlight has no official release date yet, watch out for it when those nominations start coming around later this year.
Daughter of God
Now that John Wick is in the books, it looks like those very words by Wick himself were true about his real-life self, Keanu Reeves is back. In the next two years he’s got Knock Knock, The Whole Truth, and just signed on for 2016s The Neon Demon. But the images below are for Daughter of God, where Reeves plays Detective Scott Galban. Here’s a small synopsis, followed by the first look images:
After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner’s death.
It also stars Ana de Armas, who is also Reeves’ co-star for Eli Roth’s upcoming horror flick Knock Knock. Daughter of God is currently in post-production with a release date set for some time in 2015.
Which image(s) do you like the most from above? Which movie sounds most promising?