Trades are reporting this week that Forest Whitaker (Marvel’s Black Panther), will join actor Tom Hardy in new Netflix thriller, Havoc, from celebrated director Gareth Evans. The film was announced with Hardy last month, a few years after Evans teased its development in an Instagram post.
Well, I pretty much have my plans made this weekend and with any luck, that’ll leave me with a few hours alone to enjoy David M. Rosenthal’s new post apocalyptic epic, How It Ends, courtesy of Netflix who’ve now rolled out a final trailer signaling its release on Friday. The film is now available with Theo James leading the cast next to a considerably badass Forest Whitaker who, for all intents and purposes, has pretty much never stopped being a badass. This man was clearly made for action roles and I’m just thankful he’s come into his element accordingly.
Taika Watiti’s Thor: Ragnarok is still a few weeks out from its release and Marvel is getting its feet dug in amply with its current campaign for Ryan Coogler’s offering, Black Panther. The second official trailer has arrived well and steady for a glimpse into the looming insurrection that awaits our protagonist and his forged alliances, and of course a meaty serving of some feisty cat spectacle.
Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, The Last King Of Scotland) has been tapped to join actor Theo James in the new action thriller, How It Ends. A Single Shot and The Perfect Man helmer David M. Rosenthal directing from a script by Brooks McLaren.
James, best known for roles in the Underworld and Divergent franchises, was announced earlier this week in an exclusive at Deadline for the film which tells of young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country as a mysterious apocalyptic event turns the roads into mayhem. The film was acquired by Netflix as of January and is set to start production in Winnipeg, Canada in July.
Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall and Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions, and is handling worldwide sales and financing of the film. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing.
Whitaker’s next scheduled theatrical appearance will be Marvel’s Black Panther on February 16, 2018. He is represented by WME and Brillstein.
It seems these are trying times for the current preproduction of David Ayer‘s new anti-hero superflick, Suicide Squad as actor Jake Gyllenhaal has since declined to replace Tom Hardy for the role of Rick Flagg among the all-star cast. No need for worry though if boxing dramas are more your speed and you’re eager to see the actor in something real soon, because his newest film, Southpaw is on the way, directed by Antoine Fuqua following stellar theatrical run with The Equalizer last September.
Written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk, Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a young, cocky middleweight champion whose promising career and life as a family man are cut short when tragedy strikes, throwing him in a downward spiral with only the help of an amateur trainer with demons of his own, to help him get back on his feet. Much to the film’s credit, Gyllenhaal‘s previous performance in last year’s Nightcrawler has gained him some ample recognition which should undoubtedly make Southpaw a contender considering how much the actor immersed himself in this particular role, and if you’ve seen the photo, it clearly shows.
As such, Deadline is reporting the film’s official release now set for July 31, 2015 courtesy of The Weinstein Company. Gyllenhaal will be joined by actor Forest Whitaker and actress Rachel McAdams along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz co-star. Stay tuned for more info^
Let’s get to it…