Below you can see first look images of Eddie Redmayne in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, Jem and the Holograms which is based off of the 1980s animated television series, and John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell.
The Danish Girl
First up is Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl. It’s inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, played by Alicia Vikander. The story starts off as Gerda asking her husband to wear a pair of women’s shoes and stockings so she can finish a painting, but ends up leading into Einar having surgery to become the transgender Lili Elbe.
The first look image gives us our first look at Redmayne in the transgender role for the Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) directed movie:
After the eye catching work he put on Hooper’s Les Misérables and the Oscar winning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Redmayne will for sure have some eyes on his follow-up performance and beyond. And judging from who’s in the directors chair and the synopsis, I think it’s not to soon to say watch out for best director, actor, and film nominations come award season.
The Danish Girl currently has a 2016 release date.
Jem and the Holograms
Below you can see the first look image of Jem and the Holograms, the movie that’s based off of the 80s animated TV show. Here’s the official synopsis:
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.
While it may literally sounds like a girls animated show jumping straight to the big screen, a good amount of people are actually looking forward to the project. A risk taking project that is something new that features some… ‘girl power’ – I can see why people are looking forward to it. Not to mention the rock music sung by some girls with crazy hair, make-up, and style
It stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aurora Perrineau – which you can see three out of the four below.
Jem and the Holograms opens on October 23rd, 2015.
The final image could most likely be the most intriguing, a story which comes from the mind of Stephen King. Here’s the official synopsis for Cell:
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected ‘phoners’.
King adapted the screenplay for Cell, which is being directed by Tod Williams starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Stacy Keach – and you can see Cusack, Jackson, and Fuhrman in the first look image below:
It doesn’t reveal much, but I’m sure readers of the book have more idea of what’s going on than us who haven’t read it. And a scene where our leads are wielding such weapons like a tire iron and baseball bat, it can only lead to some type of awesomeness.
Cell has a release date set for some time later this year.
Which image do you like the most? Which movie sounds most interesting to you?