Synopsis: The dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.
Opening in theaters on November 1st is the new science fiction action film Ender's Game from director and screenwriter Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). The movie is based on the popular series of books by Orson Scott Card and features an excellent cast that includes Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Academy Award-nominees Harrison Ford (Paranoia), Hailee Steinfeld (Romeo & Juliet), Abigail Breslin (The Call), Viola Davis (The Help), and Academy Award-winner Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3).
IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director and screenwriter Gavin Hood for an extended interview to talk about his work on Ender's Game. The accomplished filmmaker discussed his new film, getting Harrison Ford to return to sci-fi, the legitimacy that added to the project, casting Asa Butterfield in the title role, why Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley kept their distance from the young actors on set, the challenges of adapting the popular novel for the big screen, and why it is so relatable to 21st century audiences.
Just over a week before Ender's Game hits theaters nationwide on November 1st and a new clip has arrived, giving us our most extensive look at the film's zero-g Battle Room setting.
Summit Entertainment has released a final theatrical trailer for Ender's Game, one that it's hoped will put the kibosh on any authorial controversy and simply lather up audiences for the sci-fi tale hitting theaters on November 1st.
After years of failed attempts to mount a movie version, Ender's Game fans can be forgiven for some skepticism.
But it's happening. It arrives in conventional and IMAX theaters on November 1st.
To prove this to fans worried that the release date is a mirage, Summit Entertainment brought Ender's Game to Comic-Con this year. Writer-director Gavin Hood was even there to vouch for the upcoming movie's actuality. Hood was joined in showing off new footage from the film by producer Roberto Orci and stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, and Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford is a big deal anywhere, but at Comic-Con, the actor is more like a god.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Ford is in San Diego on the first day of Comic-Con to participate in the Hall H panel for Ender's Game, the long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card's bestselling 1985 sci-fi novel.
Written and directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ender's Game takes place in a future where humanity has survived one war with an extraterrestrial species known as Formics. In order to ensure that Earth is ready for the next interstellar war, the planet's military, the International Fleet, recruits the brightest young people from all over the world to train at Battle School, an orbital military academy dedicated to producing the next generation of generals and officers.
Prior to the Summit Entertainment presentation in Hall H, IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick was on hand for a private press conference in which Harrison Ford discussed his role in the film, hitting theaters on November 1st.
Three new posters for Ender's Game will have you signing up to join the fight against the alien Formics.
Luckily for you, that involves going to an orbital school where you get to participate in elaborate zero gravity laser tag games. It's win-win.
A new official look at Ender's Game has the title character, played by Asa Butterfield, in full flash suit dealing with the vertigo-inducing reality of the Battle Room.
Apparently there's a department store-style photography studio in the Battle School, because Andrew "Ender" Wiggin and Colonel Graff are posing for a Sears portrait in our latest look at Ender's Game.
Opening in theaters on March 15th is the new thriller The Call from director Brad Anderson (The Machinist). The fils stars Academy Award-winner Halle Berry (Cloud Atlas, X2), Academy Award-nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Morris Chestnut (Identity Thief, Boyz n the Hood), Michael Ekund (The Divide, The Marine 3: Homefront), and Emmy-winner Michael Imperioli (HBO's The Sopranos, Goodfellas).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Morris Chestnut to talk about his work on The Call, as well as his role in the upcoming sequel Kick-Ass 2. The veteran actor discussed his new film, its strong script, his research for the role, collaborating with director Brad Anderson, meeting Halle Berry for the first time, Kick-Ass 2, joining the franchise, taking over the role of Marcus Williams, and working with Jim Carrey and Chloe Grace Moretz.