Opening in US theaters on May 3rd is the Danish romantic comedy Love is All You Need from director Susanne Bier (In a Better World). The film features an international cast that includes Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, The Thomas Crown Affair), Trine Dyrholm (The Celebration), Paprika Steen (The Substitute), Kim Bodnia (Pusher), Sebastian Jessen (Nothing's All Bad), and Molly Blixt Egelind (Fighter).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm to talk about their work on Love is All You Need. The former James Bond actor discussed having Dyrholm actually cut his hair in the film, his post-Bond film choices, why he wanted to be a part of this project, and being one of the few English-speaking actors in a foreign film, while the acclaimed Danish actress talked about her complex character, preparing for her role, shooting in Italy, and her character's attraction to the handsome man that Brosnan portrays in the film.
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Opening in U.S. theaters on November 9th is the 23rd film in the James Bond series entitled Skyfall, which was directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty). The movie stars Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) in his third appearance as 007, along with an excellent cast that includes Academy Award-winner Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), newcomer Berenice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Albert Finney (The Bourne Legacy), and Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) as the film's villain.
IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had the rare pleasure of sitting down with Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe to talk about their work on Skfall. The two beautiful actresses discussed the new movie, what it means to them to be a Bond Girl, the film's one true Bond Girl ... Judi Dench, the 50th anniversary of the franchise, Harris' character's working relationship with James Bond, witnessing Daniel Craig portray the iconic role, the Bond actor that Harris grew up watching, Marlohe's experience working with Bond villain Javier Bardem, and why fans of the classic Bond movies will especially love Skyfall.
Opening in theaters on November 9th is the 23rd film in the James Bond series entitled Skyfall, which was directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty). The movie stars Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) in his third appearance as 007, along with an excellent cast that includes Academy Award-winner Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), newcomer Berenice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Albert Finney (The Bourne Legacy), and Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) as the film's villain.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the rare pleasure of sitting down with Daniel Craig to talk about his work on Skyfall. The popular actor discussed the new movie, what elements of the Bond mythology he wanted to incorporate into Skyfall, the importance of having Sam Mendes direct the film, why Javier Bardem makes the perfect Bond villain, reuniting with his Layer Cake co-star Ben Whishaw, the new relationship between Bond and Q, the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, and how it feels as an actor to carry on the 007 legacy for a new generation.
If you don’t recognize the name Ben Whishaw right now, don’t worry … you soon will! The British actor who has appeared in such critically acclaimed films as Layer Cake, I’m Not There, Bright Star, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, has not one but two major movies opening in the next few weeks.
First, the actor can be seen as part of the incredible ensemble cast of Cloud Atlas, which was co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and opens in theaters on October 26th. Then on November 9th, Whishaw will take over the pivotal role of Q in the latest installment of the James Bond series entitled Skyfall, which stars his Layer Cake co-star Daniel Craig in his third appearance as 007. Not to mention, the actor is also in talks to appear in director Steven Spielberg’s long rumored futuristic film, Robopocalypse.
Cloud Atlas is based on author David Mitchell’s extremely popular book of the same name and in addition to Whishaw, features several actors in numerous roles including Oscar winners Tom Hanks (Larry Crowne), Halle Berry (X-Men), Jim Broadbent (Arthur Christmas), and Susan Sarandon (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), as well as Jim Sturgess (21), Hugo Weaving (Captain America: The First Avenger), James D’Arcy (Hitchcock), Doona Bae (The Host), Keith David (They Live), and Hugh Grant (About a Boy). The film spans centuries and has been described as an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Ben Whishaw about Cloud Atlas, as well as his role in Skyfall and the upcoming Robopocalypse. The talented young actor discussed making Cloud Atlas, reuniting with his Perfume director Tom Tywker, the on set dynamic between Tywker and the Washowskis, playing multiple roles, the meaning of the film, his favorite scene that he wasn’t in, working with Jim Broadbent, Skyfall, playing a 21st Century version of Q, the beloved character’s role in the film, if he will appear in more Bond movies, Robopocalypse, and his excitement to work with Steven Spielberg.
Premiering October 5th on EPIX is the new documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, which examines one of cinemas most enduring characters, … James Bond!
The film’s debut coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, as well as Global James Bond Day, which will also be celebrated on October 5th. In addition, Bond 50 was released earlier this week, which marks the first time all 22 Bond movies have ever been available on Blu-ray. Not to mention that the latest Bond installment – Skyfall – will be in theaters on November 9th.
The exclusive EPIX documentary was directed by Steven Riley (Fire in Babylon) and produced by John Battsek (The Tillman Story) and Simon Chinn (Man on Wire). Everything or Nothing focuses on three men - Bond producers Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, and author Ian Fleming – and tells the story of how they brought Fleming’s classic spy character to the big screen and created the longest running film franchise in cinematic history. The movie contains candid interviews with Broccoli, Saltzman, and Fleming’s family including Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Hilary and Steven Saltzman, and Lucy Fleming, as well as Bond fans like Mike Myers, and President Bill Clinton, and Bond actors such as George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli’s daughter, Barbara Broccoli – who has also served as a producer on all of the Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig Bond movies – about her involvement in the making of Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, as well as the upcoming Skyfall. Broccoli spoke candidly to me about the new documentary, her family’s legacy, Cubby and Harry’s relationship, Fleming’s approval, why George Lazenby deserves more respect, the Kevin McClory controversy, why Never Say Never Again is NOT a real Bond movie, Sean Connery’s apparent distain for the franchise, telling Pierce Brosnan that he’s no longer James Bond, reinventing the series with Casino Royale, what we can expect from Skyfall, if the introduction of Q means more gadgets, and beginning a new storyline that will be continued in Bond 24 and Bond 25.
"The name’s Bond … James Bond."
That simple sentence is unarguably one of the most famous phrases ever spoken in the history of cinema. And now fans will finally have the opportunity to own all 22 classic James Bond movies with a special new Blu-ray collection called Bond 50, which was released earlier this week to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. No and Global James Bond Day on October 5th.
IAR was privileged enough to receive a copy of the Blu-ray set the other day and we can tell you that it is an absolute must have for any true fan of the Bond franchise. The collection comes in a beautiful box set that includes a slipcover case, two-picture books with holders for all 22 Bond movies on Blu-ray, as well as the upcoming Skyfall, which will be released on Blu-ray in 2013. Nine of the films offered in the collection are appearing on Blu-ray for the first time including GoldenEye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
There is also a bonus disk with 120 hours of extras, including all new featurettes such as The World of Bond, Being Bond, and Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style. The new bonus material gives 007 fans a chance to look at fifty years of filmmaking and examines the cars, women, villains, and music that have made these films such unforgettable classics. You also get a rare chance to hear what it was like to actually be Bond from the only six men who have ever portrayed the character on screen, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. Not to mention, there are also Skyfall Videoblogs that give you a behind the scenes look at the upcoming film.
Right now, the next globe-trotting, lady-loving adventure of Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond is currently in production. To prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is true, there's now an official behind the scenes video from the set of Skyfall, which stars Daniel Craig in his third outing as Bond, James Bond. It's an exceedingly brief video, clocking in at just 45 seconds, most of which is producer Michael G. Wilson providing an introduction to the official Bond site, which will presumably include a series of such behind the scenes videos. Other than Wilson, there are also peeks at cameras and whatnot, along with a very blue room and a silhouetted figure who may or may not be James Bond wielding a rather large gun.
By the time a franchise gets to its twenty-third installment, you'd think audiences wouldn't be so anxiously awaiting that next hit of espionage and lady-banging adventure, but everybody seems pretty psyched about Skyfall, the third James Bond adventure starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's enduring superspy. A new batch of photos from the production's London set show Craig looking severe and thoroughly cold on a rooftop.
It's not just frigid Bond, though, as these images also provide our first look at Naomie Harris in character. Despite initial rumors that she would appear as the familiar Miss Moneypenny, Harris plays Eve, a fellow MI6 agent who looks even colder than Bond in these particular set photos.
The sensation you're currently feeling is the sweet, sweet satisfaction of official confirmations on a number of rumors related to the twenty-third adventure of superspy and insatiable ladies' man James Bond. With production set to commence oh-so shortly, Sony Pictures and EON Productions held a proper press conference in London today, with director Sam Mendes, producer Michael Wilson, and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem, and Berenice Marlohe all in attendance. The biggest news is the official confirmation that Craig's third outing as Bond will indeed be titled Skyfall, as rumored a month ago.
The professionals across the pond at HeyUGuys covered the press conference and conveyed some important information not included in the press release you'll find below. Among the info-nuggets of relevance is the fact that previously-rumored French actress Berenice Marlohe will play a ‘glamorous, enigmatic character’ named Severin, while Naomie Harris will not be playing Miss Moneypenny, as previously thought, but will instead portray a field agent named Eve, and from the sound of it will be getting in on plenty of action. Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, and Albert Finney were all confirmed as well, but their characters were not revealed, given the possibility that fans might recognize a name or two.