Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, And More Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning & Hailee Steinfeld Eyed To Play Jean Grey In 'X-Men: Apocalypse' And More Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning & Hailee Steinfeld Eyed To Play Jean Grey In 'X-Men: Apocalypse' And More Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be About Paul Robeson Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Casting: Will Smith Starts 'Selling Time,' Tim Roth and Gerard Depardieu Play Soccer in 'F2014' & More

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist October 25, 2013 at 9:30AM

Roland Emmerich may be preparing for the worst with two versions of “Independence Day 2” (one with Will Smith and one without) but at least one thing remains clear: the “After Earth” star hasn't grown sick yet of the sci-fi genre with a newly announced project on his plate., while elsewhere Tim Roth and Gérard Depardieu plan to delve into soccer's behind-the-scenes dealings and Michael K. Williams switches sides of the law.
1
Will smith

Roland Emmerich may be preparing for the worst with two versions of “Independence Day 2” (one with Will Smith and one without) but at least one thing remains clear: the “After Earth” star hasn't grown sick yet of the sci-fi genre with a newly announced project on his plate, while elsewhere Tim Roth and Gérard Depardieu plan to delve into soccer's behind-the-scenes dealings and Michael K. Williams switches sides of the law.

Notoriously picky in his choice of starring roles and tending toward material with more commercial prospects, Will Smith has decided to firmly stay the course with his latest project, “Selling Time.” Scripted by Dan McDermott (“Eagle Eye”), the familiar-sounding film centers around a man who cuts seven years off his life so that he can relive the worst day of his life over and over again. So "Groundhog Day" meets "Source Code?" No word on exactly how or why the Smith character enacts this process, but prepare to shut your time-travel logic switch off for its duration, unless Shane Carruth suddenly decides to make his studio filmmaking debut. At the very least it's nice to know the failure of "After Earth" didn't slow down Smith's love of sci-fi. [Coming Soon]

There's surely a gripping cinematic account of the political upheavals and mercurial decisions made behind closed doors of FIFA, the international governing body of soccer. But what happens when a film is being made seemingly with its full approval, as well as that of its two main real-life subjects? Specificity and realism might be more present than actual drama. Nonetheless, actors Tim Roth and Gérard Depardieu are locked to play Sepp Blatter and Jules Rimet, two notable FIFA presidents, in the film tentatively titled “F2014." It's release will coincide with the 110th anniversary of FIFA and the World Cup in Brazil, and will film on-location in Azerbaijan, France and Brazil. A director has yet to be announced, but in the right hands it could be a enthralling if sanitized effort. [The Guardian]

Actor Jai Courtney has had a stunning run of success since breaking onto the scene in the Starz original series “Spartacus: War of the Damned”, and now he'll see that red-hot streak continue with parts in two films by actors-turned-directors. Angelina Jolie has cast Courtney as a pilot in “Unbroken,” her upcoming biopic of Olympic runner, soldier, and POW Louis "Louie" Zamperini; meanwhile, Russell Crowe's directorial effort “The Water Diviner” has picked up the actor in a similar role, playing a Lieutenant-Colonel in the bloody 1919 aftermath of Gallipoli. The film also stars Crowe and “Oblivion” actress Olga Kurylenko. [Coming Soon

This article is related to: Will Smith, Michael K. Williams, Captive, Gerard Depardieu, Tim Roth, Angelina Jolie, Unbroken, Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, The Water Diviner, Selling Time


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates