It’s a powerful story, no doubt but one that feels squeezed into the 2-hour movie format.
Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis.
The Fifth Estate: A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. Directed By: Bill Condon Written By: Josh Singer, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, Dan Stevens, Peter Capaldi Click here for the script to The Fifth Estate
A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn (The American) directs this modern day thriller with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast. Synopsis: Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, ... Read more
Laura Linney is currently in theaters in The Fifth Estate about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his rise to power as a free-speech activist. The story raises many complicated issues about information and how it should be distributed even when it affects global security. The Big C actress talked to Moviefone about her role in the Bill Condon-directed film and why she initially took on the project. “Bill called and asked if I would do it and I said yes. He said, ‘Well, read it first.’ I said, ‘I don’t need to.’ Because I’ll work with Bill Condon on anything ... Read more
Daniel Brühl has broken through in 2013 as a rising star to watch in Hollywood. As a German actor, this is quite an impressive feat since it’s harder for foreign actors to make a splash in the American film market. Not only did Brühl impress audiences in Ron Howard‘s Rush as Formula One driver Niki Lauda, he is also taking on the challenge of playing Daniel Domscheit-Berg in The Fifth Estate opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. In a recent interview with Moviefone, he talked about gaining exposure to U.S. audiences and how it’s easier for German actors now than just a decade ... Read more
Daniel Bruhl is absolutely fantastic in the new Ron Howard film, Rush. The film is great and a lot of that can be credited to Bruhl who portrays Formula 1 superstar Niki Lauda. To play Lauda, Bruhl says in the video that he read Lauda’s biography, watched documentaries to get his body language right, worked with an accent coach and asked Lauda a “ton of questions.” He says, “to play him was not that easy because we don’t have that much in common. He’s very different. It freaked me out at first.” In the video below, Brulh talks with Anne ... Read more
In the upcoming Ron Howard film, Rush, the casting of the role of Formula One race car driver Niki Lauda was crucial. German investors had their heart set on a big American star to take on the role, but Howard went with his gut and cast the right actor for the role, Daniel Brühl. The German actor was certain he wasn’t going to be offered the film, so he went into the audition just for the experience of meeting the Oscar-winning director. The 35-year-old actor said, “…my reaction was that it’s impossible to play that guy because he’s so different. ... Read more