Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016
October 9th release date for the Boyle / Sorkin collaboration, just in time for awards season.
The troubled Steve Jobs biopic has finally announced a theatrical release date of October 9th this year. Strangely enough, that’s exactly the kind of time that judges start to think about awards nominations…
Shooting for the film, which has been the centre of a great deal of speculation because of its lengthy gestation and uncertain funding, began last month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Danny Boyle, the man behind cult favourites such as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later, as well as the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, is in the director’s chair.
Michael Fassbender will portray the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the forthcoming movie
Continue reading: Release Date For 'Steve Jobs' Movie Confirmed
The actor researched his character so thoroughly that he kept bugging director Ridley Scott to include more biographical content in the script.
Christian Bale apparently annoyed director Ridley Scott on the set of new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings because he learned about his character (Moses) and kept on pressing for more inclusions to the script.
Bale is renowned for putting huge amounts of effort into his roles, as anyone who has seen Harsh Times or The Fighter will testify. He told World Entertainment News Network: “I kept on annoying Ridley with how fascinating the character was and how much we could add, saying, ‘Can't we put this in?’ But he would say, ‘Well Christian, that's an eight-hour long film... Please shut up; I'm trying to get through a day's work!’”
Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opened earlier in December
Continue reading: Christian Bale Annoyed Ridley Scott On Set Of 'Exodus'
The historical epic, starring Christian Bale has also reportedly been banned in Morocco.
Egypt is allegedly trying to keep Moses out (again). The BBC repots that Ridley Scott’s epic Exodus: Gods And Kings, has been banned in the Middle Eastern country over “historical inaccuracies” depicted in the film.
Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings
The country’s censorship board list film's depiction of the Jewish people as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part as examples of the “historical inaccuracies.” that can be found in the movie.
Ridley Scott's latest movie, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', has been hailed by critics as a grand spectacle.
Ridley Scott is no stranger to the biblical epic. From 'Gladiator' to 'Kingdom of Heaven', he has proved that he's fearless when creating a massive-scale movie. Although he has long been criticised for skimping on the emotional engagement, offering just enough sketchy melodrama to hold audience interest, but little more.
Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
His new movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is his biggest yet, a gigantic movie retelling of the clash between Moses and his adoptive brother Pharaoh Ramses, played with muscly energy by Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, respectively. And critics have agreed that the film is certainly spectacular.
Continue reading: Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas
Aside from impressive 21st century digital effects, this new take on the Moses story pales in comparison to Cecil B. DeMille's iconic 1956 version, The Ten Commandments, which is far more resonant and intensely dramatic. Biblical epics are tricky to get right, and Ridley Scott certainly knows how to make them look and feel terrific (see Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven), but his films are generally about the spectacle rather than the human emotion. So this version of the biblical story will only appeal to viewers who have never seen a better one.
It's set in 1300 BC, when the Israelites have been in captivity in Egypt for 400 years. Now rumours of liberation are circling, centring on Moses (Christian Bale), the adopted son of Pharaoh Seti (John Turturro), raised as a brother alongside the future Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton). When it emerges that Moses is actually a Hebrew, he is sent into exile in the desert, where he finds a new calling as a shepherd and marries his new boss' sexy daughter Sefora (Maria Valverde). Moses also has a run-in with the Jewish God, who appears in the form of a young boy (Isaac Andrews), challenging Moses to free the Israelites. As Moses attempts to spark a slave revolt, God sends seven horrific plagues to convince Ramses to let his people go.
The script struggles to have its cake and eat it too, finding rational explanations for the plagues and miracles while still maintaining God's supernatural intervention. It's a rather odd mix that demonstrates just how compromised the movie is: it's a big blockbuster rather than a story about people. Several elements work well, such as depicting God as a boy, although the screenplay never manages to make much of the female characters. And only Ben Mendelsohn manages to inject any proper personality as the weaselly overseer of the slaves. Bale and Edgerton both catch the complexity of their characters' situations, privilege mixed with personal revelations. But Scott is more interested in parting the Red Sea than taking them anywhere very interesting.
Continue reading: Exodus: Gods And Kings Review
So is this a gender thing... or just a management fail? We may never know.
The confidential files just keep on leaking from Sony and the latest batch has ignited some gender-related controversy. Basically, after some financial info was leaked, it was revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams (whose names you may recognize from, well, every headline this year,) were paid significantly less than their male co-stars for their work in the Oscar-winning film American Hustle.
It seems like for Lawrence [l] and Adams [r], the pay gap is still a reality.
Aah, pay gap, how we’ve missed you. Well, not really, because the pay gap never went anywhere, not even within the film industry apparently. The good folks over at The Daily Beast have unearthed a message from a message sent from Andrew Gumpert, President of Business Affairs and Administration for Columbia Pictures to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Doug Belgrad, President of SPE Motion Picture Group on December 5, 2013, confirming that Adams and Lawrence received roughly 7% of the film’s talent budget each. Meanwhile, co-stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale got... get ready for this... 9% each. I’m no math expert here, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t even come out to the often cited statistic of 81 cents to a dollar.
Actors often approach a seemingly easy role, only to discover an incredibly deep, unseen story to work from. This doesn't often come when reinterpreting Biblical text, however.
In the upcoming Ridley Scott film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', Christian Bale stars as Moses - the incredibly well-known biblical character, but when asked about the difficulties of portraying such a beloved and iconic character is "that he's so known, and he's so personally loved, and so important to so many people. And people have very very strong opinions about exactly how he should be played."
Christian Bale shows off the fighting spirit of Moses
Yet Bale still took on the job despite the difficulties, especially because he felt that the story of Moses was just so important. 'It's a vital story; it's a resonant story" explains Bale. Furthermore, when Bale began looking into what was supposedly a very simple character, he turned up an awful lot more. Bale discovered that Moses was "a far more complex character that I had ever begun to realise".
Continue reading: Christian Bale: Moses "Was An Internally Intriguing Character"
Christian Bale says biblical hero Moses could be considered a terrorist.
Christian Bale says Moses - the character he plays in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings - is "far more human and fallible" than he had imagined, going so far as suggesting he could be considered a terrorist.
Christian Bale plays Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Oscar-winning actor watched Monty Python's comedy classic The Life of Brian and Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part One to prepare for the role, not wanting to turn in a haughty performance of the biblical hero.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Suggests Moses Could Be Considered A "Terrorist"
The British star "never meant any disrespect" to Clooney after calling him out for moaning about the paparazzi and tabloids.
Christian Bale seems to regretting calling out fellow Hollywood star George Clooney for moaning about being hounded by the paparazzi and tabloid stories as he only has admiration for the 53-year-old actor.
Bale "never meant any disrespect" to Clooney
Late last week Bale made headlines while being interview by WSJ. Magazine, in which he admitted he finds Clooney's constant complaining about the negative aspects of fame "boring."
'Terminator: Genisys' will hopefully right the wrongs of 'Salvation'.
Terminator Salvation was a disaster. We know that, you know that, everyone knows that. In fact, it's a miracle that Warner Brothers managed to pull in $371 million given the storyline was completely incoherent.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did not appear in Terminator: Salvation - though he returns for next year's Genisys
Directed by the hapless McG, the movie starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington and used time travel as a key plot element. It speaks volumes that Bale's now infamous on-set rant at director of photography Shane Hurlbut was the most talked about thing during the promotion of the movie.
Christian Bale and the stars of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' have had their say on the movie's controversial casting.
Oscar-winner Christian Bale has defended the controversial casting decisions made for Ridley Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The movie has been criticized for its near all-white casting, though Bale says he's already looking forward to the next Moses movie to hit the big screen.
Christian Bale takes the lead in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings
"It would absolutely be a wonderful day of celebration if, within a few decades, we have another Moses and he's a North African or Middle Eastern actor - what a wonderful thing," he told The Hollywood Reporter at the film's New York premiere.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Defends Primarily White 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Casting
Starry line-ups hit the red carpet to premiere Exodus and The Hobbit 3, London is transformed into Vienna for M:I 5, fanboys go into meltdown about James Bond and Star Wars, and new trailers land for Unfinished Business and Big Eyes...
Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde and Golshifteh Farahani, plus other guests like Salma Hayek and Andy Serkis. The film opens next week in America and on Boxing Day in Britain.
Rupert Murdoch has attempted to defend the casting of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' after critics claimed the film's casting was racially insensitive.
Natalie Portman would add some much needed star power - and good PR - to the beleaguered Steve Jobs movie.
Despite the loss of Christian Bale and change of studios, it seems there's still life in the Steve Jobs biopic yet. We reported earlier this week that Universal Pictures had paid around $30 million to take the unwanted movie off the hands of Sony, though Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle were staying on-board.
Natalie Portman is in talks for a major role in the Jobs movie
Michael Fassbender has been hired to play the Apple genius - a definite plus point if not a little underwhelming - though things just got even better. According to Deadline, Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is in talks to play a major role in the movie.
Continue reading: Natalie Portman In Talks For Major Role In Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie
Ridley Scott has hit back at criticism of the predominantly white casting in his new movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
Ridley Scott has responded to the apparent lack of ethnic diversity in his latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings, saying that having a lead actor called "Mohammad so-and-so" wouldn't enable him to get a film financed.
Chrsitian Bale plays the historically middle eastern character Moses in Exodus
Scott insists that, had white actors not filled the major roles in the biblical epic, it would never have got off the ground financially.
Continue reading: Ridley Scott: "Mohammad So-And-So Isn't Going To Get My Movie Financed"
The British actor portrayed the masked vigilante in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy.
Ben Affleck received a heavy backlash from fans once he was confirmed as the new Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie, but nobody was more stunned about the casting news than Christian Bale.
Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy
Bale finished his three-movie tenure as the caped crusader after 2012's 'The Dark Knight Rises,' but he recently admitted there was a small part of him that wanted to carry on with the role, and after learning Affleck would be his successor, the British actor was left rather shocked.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Confesses He Was "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Became Batman
The British actor allegedly left the Apple co-founder's biopic because he didn't think he was right for the part.
Christian Bale was allegedly very close to inking a deal to play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, in what is expected to be one of the most anticipated biopics in recent memory, but the British actor has reportedly exited the production.
Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic
Sony's forthcoming untitled flick, which is expected to focus on the launches of Apple's original Macintosh computer (1984), NeXT Cube (1990), and original iPod (2001), eyed Bale to play the lead role but according to The Hollywood Reporter, he dropped out due to feeling he was not right for the part.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Reportedly Drops Out Of Steve Jobs Biopic
Seth Rogen is being eyed for the role of Steve Wozniak in the high-profile Jobs movie.
Seth Rogen is the first-choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie. Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a notable role in the movie, which stars Christian Bale as the late entrepreneur.
Seth Rogen's casting is being likened to Jonah Hill's [L] role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
According to The Wrap, neither Rogen nor Chastain have deals in place but the comedy actor is in talks to play Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II machine in the mid-1970s.
Continue reading: Seth Rogen To Play Steve Wozniak In Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' Movie?
Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs after Leonardo DiCaprio decided to take a break from acting.
Christian Bale will play the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Sony's forthcoming biopic, sources confirm. The project boasts a huge pedigree with Danny Boyle directing from a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on Walter Isaacson's biography.
Christian Bale is an Oscar winner who brings serious pedigree to the Jobs biopic
Sorkin has previously confirmed the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple's famous product launches. The first scene will focus on the launch of the Mac, while, interestingly, the second will follow Jobs as he unveils the NeXT - the cube like computer that he developed after leaving Apple and a machine used by Tim Berners-Lee to write the first web browser. The final section of the movie will focus on the iPod.
Continue reading: Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs After Leonardo DiCaprio Passes
Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. The film follows the life of Moses (Christian Bale), and works on "the complexity of his character". Scott also talks about what drew him to the material, namely, the "beauty in the massive scale of it". He discusses the process of using computers to turn four thousand extras look like twenty thousand soldiers. Aside from the battle scenes, we see evidence of the biblical plagues that come from the original story at work.
Continue: Exodus: Gods and Kings - Featurettes
Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Amy Adams - The 1970s-set true story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians - namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. - Woburn , Massachusetts , United States - Tuesday 9th April 2013
Date of birth
30th January, 1974
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