An essential, often overlooked ingredient in any proper Cold War spy thriller is the presence of frequent and well-chosen code names, along with innocuous phrases loaded with hidden meaning for the agents of espionage playing out the film's story. The first clip from the upcoming John Le Carre adaptation Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is absolutely loaded with such code words, as John Hurt, who plays a Circus (a sly title for the MI6 intelligence service) director codenamed Control, lays out a list of potentially traitorous moles within the organization to Mark Strong as Jim Prideaux, who conspicuously lacks a codename. That's okay, though, because the suspects are known as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, and Poor Man, along with also un-monikered George Smiley, the principal character played by the great Gary Oldman, who is also seen briefly in the clip.
If you live in America and are excited for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the John Le Carre adaptation that is overflowing with phenomenal British actors, then you may have noticed that the film hits cinemas in the United Kingdom very soon, on September 16th. Here in the Colonies, however, the film's release date has long been scheduled for a full two months later, hitting American theaters on November 18th. Well, your wait to take in some Cold War era espionage and top-notch thespianism just got a little longer, as Deadline reports that Focus Features will now release Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Stateside three weeks later, on December 9th.
There's definitely a place for spy films involving thrilling car chases, over-the-top stunts, and conveniently effective rubber masks. An altogether rarer beast is the intelligent, grown up espionage film examining the elaborate games and psychological somersaults required of those in the spying business. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, adapted from the novel by John le Carre, looks to be just such a film. As a new UK teaser makes clear, Gary Oldman plays a semi-retired MI6 secret agent tasked with rooting out a mole at the height of Cold War paranoia. It's a damn fine trailer, though it does make the odd choise of having voiceover pronouncing text that's onscreen.
Since production on The Dark Knight Rises posted up in Pittsburgh at the end of July, we've been privy to a consistent, spoilery supply of set photos and videos showing Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and the rest of the gang engaged in all manner of bat-adventures on the faux-snowy streets of the city, standing in for the thoroughly fictitious Gotham. Those days are now officially over, though, folks. The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has wrapped up the Pittsburgh portion of principal photography, as announced by a full page newspaper ad thanking the citizens of Pittsburgh. Presumably, this was a thank you for taking endless spoilery photographs and cell phone videos.
Banewatch '11! Cue dramatic newsbreak music. Here's the breakdown so far of our visual familiarity with Tom Hardy as the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan's mildly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises: First was an official image from Warner Bros, followed by some very brief glimpses in the film's first teaser trailer, then daylight set photos of Hardy in the full costume between takes, and finally some more images from the set of a tussle with Christian Bale's Batman. Well, today sees another crucial addition to Banewatch, with three fairly spoilerfied new close-up pictures of Hardy in costume, including that rather mysterious headgear, which we suspect has nothing to do with modern orthodontia.
The Dark Knight Rises has been shooting since May, and months were spent with fascinated, locked-out fans wringing our hands and pacing ceaselessly, pondering the possibilities of Christopher Nolan's final entry in his acclaimed, gravelly-voiced bat-trilogy. Since the production relocated to Pittsburgh, however, we're been pigs in figurative shit, rolling around delightedly in our own filth as new set photos and videos roll in day after day, revealing new surprises and spoilers aplenty.
Today, two new crops of SPOILER-y set-photos focus on the vehicular component of the bat-finale, showing some more of Anne Hathaway's stunt double in action as Catwoman astride the batpod, while another even more SPOILER-style group could very well reveal a new addition to Bruce Wayne's already formidable urban warfare arsenal.
Attention, anyone and everyone complaining about the costume sported by Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises: this is the closest you will ever get to having a conversation with Anne Hathaway. Last week, Warner Bros officially unveiled the first image of Hathaway suited up as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's final Bat-movie, which is currently filming in Pittsburgh. Having apparently forgotten this travesty, many a fan promptly voiced either their complaints or lack of enthusiasm for the sight of Hathaway in skin-tight leather riding a giant phallus-substitute. Well, Hathaway herself has now responded to those who were underwhelmed.
That Gary Oldman has never even been nominated for an Oscar boggles the mind. We're talking about the prolific master of accents who has played Lee Harvey Oswald, Drexl Spivey, Jean-Baptise Emanuel Zorg, Rosencrantz, Ludwig van Beethoven, and even Sirius Black and Commissioner Gordon. For the first time in his long and varied career, though, Mr. Oldman is stirring up awards-y talk for his lead performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, an adaptation of the novel by espionage-master John le Carre. A new UK trailer for the Cold War-era thriller introcudes Oldman as George Smiley, a more-or-less retired spy tasked with rooting out a Soviet mole in MI6, the British intelligence agency. Like its predecessor, it's a hell of a trailer, promising a classy, gripping film with a faultless ensemble at work.
In the upcoming sports drama Warrior, British upstart Tom Hardy and Australian up-and-comer Joel Edgerton play estranged brothers, both involved in Mixed Martial Arts for very different reasons but both headed for an inevitable showdown in a no-holds barred throwdown. The theatrical one-sheet for Warrior features the two leads shirtless and showing off abs that, if combined, would form a twelve-pack. Today, and only for a few more hours, you have the opportunity to bid on the poster signed by both Hardy and Edgerton. If you win the autographed poster, you not only get a thoroughly manly one-sheet, but you'll also be supporting a wholly worthwhile charity. So act fast!
British actor Tom Hardy has come an awful long way and gained an awful lot of muscle mass since playing the skinny Shinzon, the equally bald and thoroughly villainous clone of Captain Picard in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis. Since earning no end of praise as the title character Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson, Hardy has lined up an impressive assemblage of noteworthy upcoming roles, including taking over for Mel Gibson as the eponymous postapocalyptic badass in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Right now, though, he's in Pittsburgh filming The Dark Knight Rises with his Inception director Christopher Nolan. The forthright actor recently talked about playing the musclebound baddie Bane and may very well have spilled some spoilerific beans about the story.