So, OduNews.com learned that Hollywood actor Jude Law has been approached by the Mouse House to portray the villainous Captain Hook in its upcoming live-action Peter Pan & Wendy.
Based on the success of Disney’s recent live-action remakes, this isn’t a surprise, and from the looks of things, the company is taking this one serious with its choice of casting.
Variety reports that Law is in talks to play the antagonist in the movie. If the deal is successful, the actor will join the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Jason Isaacs, and Garrett Hedlund in having acted the part.
It was previously rumored that Joker star Joaquin Phoenix was being eyed to play Hook but Law’s potential involvement shows that it never came to be.
British star Idris Elba has yet again teased the possibility of a feature film adaptation of the popular BBC TV series Luther.
The information comes from Sky News, and Elba was quoted as saying, “There isn’t a real formal plan for ‘Luther’ at the moment. I’ve made it clear that I’d like to see ‘Luther’ come back as a film. And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of ‘Luther’.”
The actor’s comments were made at a virtual event to promote the third season of his show The Long Run, which he created and stars in.
Debuting in 2010, Luther was created by Neil Cross and featured five seasons. Idris Elba starred at the titular character, and his portrayal of the protagonist earned him two Golden Globes and a Royal Television Society Best Actor Award.
New details regarding Matt Reeves’ The Batman indicates that the film will about the relationship between the eponymous character and his butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
In a recent interview with Collider, the film’s cinematographer Greig Fraser discussed his work on the movie, and while he didn’t exactly reveal much, he said it was a character-driven story that will put the focus on Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) and Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis).
I can tell you is what some of the actors have gone away and said. It is a character-based movie about the characters, about Andy Serkis’ character and Robert Pattinson’s character. It’s a very good script, like all of Matt’s scripts it’s very good, very well thought out.”
Fraser also talked about the director Matt Reeves, calling him “gutsy” for taking on the project with all the pressure that comes with it.
We’re having a ball making it. We’re going our best. It’s a lot of pressure. I don’t think Matt takes non-pressure movies. To do the American version of Let the Right One In, that’s a huge pressure. To do the Apes movies which I think a lot of people have a lot of vested interest in is a lot of pressure. So Batman is a lot of pressure. He’s gutsy, he’s a gutsy director.”
He further mentioned what makes Reeves a great choice for The Batman.
Naturally casting is a big part of it, but it’s the work of a very, very good director to have you find emotion in things that are innately unemotional. I’m talking about animals, apes. He did a brilliant job with that. So I’m excited to be working with him currently on Batman.”
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