The Lost City of Z depicts the real-life adventures of Percy Fawcett, an explorer who travelled from Britain to Brazil several times over the first three decades of the 20th century to find an ancient city in the Amazon.
Charlie Hunnam plays Fawcett, and says that he related to the man's selfish obsession, abandoning his family for his quest. "It was an extraordinary script," Hunnam says. "It struck me as the best opportunity I'd ever been given, because of the breadth of the story and substance of the story, but also the complexity of this character. There were just certain elements of Fawcett that I had been becoming more and more interested in exploring just in my regular life."
Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City Of Z
The film was shot over five months in Colombia, and Hunnam initially tried to keep in touch with his girlfriend Morgana McNelis. But the remote location made this impossible, as there wasn't reliable phone or internet. So he decided to write to her a letter a day. But even that proved tricky. "I received a letter from her," he says, "and I realised that from the tone of it and things she was saying that she hadn't received the two letters that I sent before!"
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For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he lives a rough life with his friends in the town, fighting comes as standard for the young man, however Arthur's life is about to change for better and worse. When Arthur is challenged to pull the famous sword from the stone he achieves something that all men before him have failed to do, he retrieves the sword.
Arthur's life story becomes a little clearer, Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon a noble king loved by his people but when he dies his crown and seat on the throne are stolen by Vortigern who will go to any lengths to secure his future as leader of the kingdom. Since the death of Pendragon, the whole country has slowly fallen into chaos - particularly the capital, Londinium. Vortigern rules with an iron fist and his willingness to use dark magic cause more and more problems.
As Arthur learns about his past, he unites with a group of rebels but the new owner of Excalibur is far from enthusiastic at fighting Vortigern's army. As time passes Arthur realises that he must be the one to restore some peace to the city but with Vortigern leading his troops it's not going to be an easy battle.
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It's been a pretty spooky year...
It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.
Mia Wasikowska stars in Crimson Peak
Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:
Continue reading: What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked
Gifted Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) makes an odd misstep with this overwrought gothic horror thriller, which is so bloated that it's more silly than scary. At least it features a starry cast that has a lot of fun with the characters, providing some emotional undercurrents as things get increasingly crazed. But the truth about this film is that it's a haunted house movie with ghosts that aren't remotely frightening. And worse yet, they're essentially irrelevant to the story.
It's set in late-1800s Buffalo, as young aspiring writer Edith (Mia Wasikowska) is unsure about the romantic advances of her childhood friend Alan (Charlie Hunnam), who is now a hunky doctor. But he fades into the background when the dashing Sir Thomas (Tom Hiddlestone) arrives from England seeking funding from Edith's father (Jim Beaver) for a machine to mine valuable clay from his crumbling ancestral home. As he sweeps Edith off her feet, Thomas' sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) enters the picture with a clearly nefarious plan of her own. Sure enough, Thomas whisks Edith off to get married and return to the family mansion, a freaky towering wreck that oozes red clay. Or that might be blood. And since Edith has a history of seeing ghosts, the house feels particularly crowded to her.
The spirits are rendered as stretched-out skeletons surrounded by spidery wisps. And in England they're of course blood-red. Oddly, they merely seem to be observers to this story, never actually doing much proper menacing. And since they look faintly ridiculous it isn't easy to muster up the dread required to make this work as a horror movie. Everything else on-screen is just as absurd. The mansion looks more like an elaborately dilapidated over-sized movie set than a neglected manor house. Thankfully, Del Toro packs every scene with witty details and a lurid colour scheme that keeps the audience on its toes.
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Hunnam was initially tipped to play the lead in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', but turned it down for reasons that were unspecified at the time.
Fans were left disappointed when Charlie Hunnam turned down the role of Christian Grey in the recent blockbuster adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, and it turns out the star himself was similarly crestfallen. He’s opened up in a new interview that the decision was “heartbreaking”, but one that he was forced into because of prior commitments.
At the time of the announcement, some speculated that the British actor had been intimidated by the very physical sexual content of the movie, but the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star revealed to V Man magazine about the real reason why he backed out of the extremely lucrative project. It turns out that he had already committed to another project with his friend Guillermo Del Toro [Crimson Peak], and didn’t want to let him down by accepting two jobs at the same time.
Charlie Hunnam on the set of 'Sons of Anarchy'
Continue reading: Charlie Hunnam Reveals Why He Turned Down 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role
David Beckham may still be learning to live with life after football but he’s turning his attentions to his fledging acting career. The former England captain has landed a role in ‘Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur’.
David Beckham is embarking on a whole new career – acting! The former footballing star has landed a role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. Beckham announced the news in a recent interview with a British newspaper and revealed he is prepared to face criticism if his acting skills are not up to scratch.
David Beckham at the opening of the 'Breitling Boutique' in Madrid, June 2015.
The first full-length trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' is just as terrifying as you'd expect from the director of Mimic and The Devil's Backbone.
Back in February, horror fans were given a first glimpse of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, and now the acclaimed Mexican director has unveiled the full-length trailer of a film that is sure to top many people's must-see lists this Halloween.
Don't be afraid of the dark... Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak
Set in a spooky mansion in Victorian England, Crimson Peak tells the story of a young author, played by Mia Wasikowska, who discovers her charming new husband (Thor's Tom Hiddleston) is not quite who he appears to be.
Edith Cushing is an aspiring writer of horror, who soon becomes plagued by shadows of the past following a tragic occurrence within her family. She meets the handsome and mysterious Sir Thomas Sharpe who is impressed with her work and asks for her hand in marriage. While she has reservations about rushing into a marriage with a stranger so quickly, she proceeds to move into his enormous spooky house with him and his brooding sister Lady Lucille Sharpe. It quickly becomes clear, though, that the Sharpes are hiding something from Edith, when she is refused a house key on the basis that part of the house is 'unsafe'. It's not long before she begins to feel a presence around her, terrifying apparitions start to rise from the shadows and a plague of blood engulfs the walls. The determined author ventures on a quest to uncover the truth about the house's violent and deadly past - and she has rather a lot of questions for her new housemates.
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In the 19th Century in Cumbria, England, an old house stood overlooking a tremendous stretch of land. That house was Crimson Peak, inhabited by Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). When author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) marries the handsome and quite Thomas Sharpe, she moves to Crimson Peak to live with the siblings. However, upon arrival, strange thing begin to occur. Mysterious visions and terrifying objects begin to emerge, showing that the house is not as it appears. As Cushing struggles to get to the bottom of the house's dark history, the secrets of the family steadily begin to unveil themselves to her.
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The former face of Dolce and Gabbana passed on the chance to bring Christian Grey to life on the big screen.
Model David Gandy may not have made the leap from the runway to Hollywood yet, but that hasn’t stopped some high profile acting offers coming the 34 year old’s way. Speaking to Square Mile magazine Gandy revealed that he turned down the chance to play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie because the part just ‘didn't feel right’.
The smouldering David Gandy could have been Christian Grey
“I was offered Fifty Shades of Grey, 300:2, Hercules, which a lot of people probably would have taken as actors but I’m in the fortunate position where I like what I’m doing,” Gandy told the magazine. Adding that he doesn’t, “feel the need to act.”
The 34 year-old actor once again elaborated on why he chose to drop out of playing the lead role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' just weeks before production was scheduled to start.
Even though Charlie Hunnam was only attached the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation for a matter of months, more than a year ago, the British actor has found himself once again explaining why he decided to walk away from the role.
Hunnam admits he would have been a "f--king disaster" as Christian Grey
Nearly a year on and the 34 year-old actor is still finding himself having to explain why he suddenly exited the movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic best-selling novel, an while speaking with the December issue of Men's Health, which he features on the front cover of, Hunnam said he would have been a "f-----g disaster" as Christian Grey.
Charlie Hunnam has cited scheduling difficulties to his pulling out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
Charlie Hunnam famously walked away from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie just weeks before it was set to go into production in Canada. He was swiftly replaced by Jamie Dornan, though there was debate as to Hunnam's reasons for quitting: some suggested a disagreement over the script, others cited concern over having to replicate the book's more explicit passages.
Charlie Hunnam couldn't juggle his Sons of Anarchy schedule with filming on Fifty Shades of Grey
Now, speaking to Men's Health, the Sons of Anarchy actor confirmed it was the shooting schedule that prevented him from fully committing to the role.
Continue reading: Charlie Hunnam On Avoiding "F*cking Disaster" Fifty Shades Of Grey
American actor Charlie Hunnam is photographed on the set of hit show 'Sons of Anarchy' while armed and dangerous as he aims to kill on the shows finale which was filmed in Pasadena Ca. Charlie could be seen covered in a blanket playing the role of a homeless person and emerged to kill with a loaded gun in public - Pasadena, California, United States - Tuesday 28th October 2014
The 34 year-old actor felt like he let down the upcoming flick's director Sam Taylor-Johnson the most.
Even though Charlie Hunnam was only attached The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation for a matter of months, more than a year ago, the British actor has found himself once again asking questions as to why he pulled out of the production.
Hunnam opens up about his decision to drop out of 'Fifty Shades'
The upcoming flick, which has completed shooting, went through a tumultuous time before filming even began after Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey just weeks before production was scheduled to start, and the reason for this is because he was simply too busy.
Nearly a year since he dropped out of the production, the British actor offers a full explanation as to what actually happened.
The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film adaptation, which has completed production, went through a tumultuous time before filming even began, British actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey just weeks before shooting was scheduled to start.
Hunnam dropped out of playing Christian Grey weeks before filming was scheduled to begin
Nearly a year on and the 34 year-old actor is still finding himself having to explain why he suddenly exited the movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic best-selling novel, most recently he admitted to bowing out of the role because of scheduling conflicts that caused him to have a "nervous breakdown."
Hall H at Comic-Con was treated to a short preview ahead of the new series
Details of the seventh and final season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ have been coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con. At the last of the show’s panels at the convention over the weekend, its creator Kurt Sutter made a number of revelations about the future of the show in addition to unveiling some exclusive teaser footage of the series.
Charlie Hunnam is the star of 'Sons of Anarchy', whose final season is due to air in September
Sutter played a brief montage of the show’s characters two weeks after the death of Tara Knowles, which was the final action of the sixth season. The clip, noticeably darker in tone to previous seasons, was applauded wildly by all those in attendance at the panel.
Continue reading: Teaser For Final Season Of 'Sons Of Anarchy' Unveiled
Sons of Anarchy fans can expect heaps of content after the show ends. And that's all we know so far.
Unlike a lot of the other panels at SDCC this year, Sons of Anarchy was mostly show and very little tell. That is, fans, who snagged a seat in Hall H, got treated to a trailer for the final season, a prequel announcement and some vague teasers of the character arcs for season 7.
Sutter [r] had very few concrete details to reveal at the panel.
SoA will live on after its official end on FX, via a possible prequel (still in early talks) and – here’s something to be excited about – a novelisation, the tentatively titled Bratva. The book will pick up at the end of Season 4, however, creator Kurt Sutter was clear – spinoffs are not on the cards. This isn’t Breaking Bad, after all. According to Sutter, via Deadline, the spinoff route just wouldn’t do justice to Sons of Anarchy.
Continue reading: "Sons Of Anarchy" Creator Stays Vague About Final Season At Hall H Panel
After multiple stumbles, fans can finally feast their eyes on the full trailer.
This is your moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans – the trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s steamy adaptation finally dropped on Thursday. This should ease any doubts about stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who both look pretty perfect for their respective roles.
Story aside, the film looks visually polished.
But more than that, the trailer itself is remarkably tame. Set to a remix of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love (like the teaser from last week) the trailer includes Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s meeting and their deepening relationship, but it’s all firmly PG until the final three second. You guessed it, that’s when the crops and blindfolds come out and we’re reminded that this is the Fifty Shades of Grey and not just the latest soapy drama churned out by the Hollywood machine.
Continue reading: Fifty Shades Of Grey Diehards Finally Get Full Trailer
Looks like things are going to get even darker in the town of Charming for the final season of motorcycle drama 'Sons of Anarchy'.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor Charlie Hunnam told reporters that "Jax is in a very schizophrenic state, he's obviously very sad and vulnerable and broken with this huge amount of revenge and anger in his heart." Of course this is a result of the events in the final episode of the sixth season, which aired at the end of 2013. The shocking betrayal of Jax by his mother Gemma astounded fans and critics, and the fallout is sure to be massive when the show returns on September 9th.
Hunnam has played Jax since the very first episode of 'Sons of Anarchy' which aired in 2008.
The show has a strong fan base and often receives positive reviews, but has failed to pick up as many accolades as other FX shows such as 'Damages' and 'The Shield'. However, Hunnam stated he was more concerned with delivering a satisfying end to the series for fans than winning awards. "It doesn't matter at all," he said. "I feel there's this perception that we're upset about it. I really don't give a sh--. I make this for the people who love the show."
Continue reading: Sons Of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details
Charlie Hunnam - Charlie Hunnam hops on his bike on the set of "Sons Of Anarchy" after taking time off to film his new movie Crimson Peak in Canada. The uk actor was seen fooling around with the rest of the cast as they film the last season to their hit biker show. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th May 2014
The preview of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', aired at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this week, is considerably more subtle than the overall subject of the books would suggest.
In a trilogy of books in which spanking and sex contracts are the norm, audiences will be surprised to hear there's little sex in the preview of Fifty Shades of Grey. Whilst fans are busy creating their own trailers in which S&M is definitely present, Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Sam Taylor Johnson directed films, are ensuring the films remain on the "vanilla" side of the sexual tracks.
Jamie Dornan will star in Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey.
Chris Hemsworth seems like the obvious choice to play Thor, but these other actors were also considered for the role.
After owning the role in two hit movies, it’s hard to imagine any one other than gorgeous blond man-mountain, Chris Hemsworth, playing Marvel Comics superhero, Thor. You can’t even hear the word “Thor” without Chris coming into mind (we definitely don’t just sit here chanting “Thor” for this exact reason. Ahum).
Thor has been played by Chris Hemsworth in both movies
But if you thought that he was the first choice to play the role, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Chris’ potential apparently didn’t shine through immediately for the producers, and although he auditioned early he was put to one side while other actors auditioned. Imagine if one of these actors had won the role instead of Chris. It’ll be hard to think about, but sometimes life is tough.
Charlie Hunnam and Maggie Siff - After last nights successful season premiere, Charlie Hunnam continues to film his hit TV drama "Sons Of Anarchy" with co star Maggie Siff who pulled a gun on the heartthrob during a dramatic scene in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 11th September 2013
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