Actor Michael Pitt has been cast as the villain opposite Scarlett Johansson in the long-awaited Ghost in the Shell movie remake.
The Boardwalk Empire star will portray the Laughing Man, who antagonises Johansson's cyborg detective in the new adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series.
Danish actor Pilou Asbæk has also landed a role in the live-action sci-fi film, which will reunite him with his Lucy co-star Johansson.
Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is directing the project, which is expected to begin production in New Zealand later this month (Feb16).
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The Boardwalk Empire star was first introduced as Mason Verger in the second season of the show earlier this year (14), but he has since decided not to return for the upcoming third season, according to TvLine.com.
Anderson recently took to Instagram.com to confirm the casting news by showing off a picture of himself sporting prosthetics for the character's burned face.
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Actor Michael Pitt reportedly had a brush with the law after he allegedly borrowed a car from the set of a clothing company commercial without permission.
The Boardwalk Empire star was filming an advert for the Rag & Bone brand in New York City when he allegedly took the vintage vehicle, which was being used as a prop, for a ride with the director of photography, according to the New York Daily News.
The publication reports the owner of the car became concerned when he noticed it was missing and alerted the police.
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Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Michael Pitt - 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Mel Gibson is awarded with the Crystal Globe award for his outstanding artistic contribution to the world cinema - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - Friday 4th July 2014
What if our eyes held the answers to the secrets of life?
The trailer has been released for the intense and gripping new sci-fi drama, I Origins, which stars Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt alongside Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star Astrid Bergès-Frisbey. Mike Cahill ('Another Earth') wrote and directed the film, with Fox Searchlight having bought the distribution rights.
'I Origins': A Thoughtful Science Fiction Movie For Those Who Like Their Biology With A Side Of Philosophy.
An intriguing premise sets the scene for a rather haunting and unusually subtle science fiction tale, exploring whether the lines between science and faith can be blurred. Pitt plays Ian Gray, a molecular biologist who has devoted his career to studying the evolution of the human eye.
Tommy and Rosie are a young couple living in New York who are madly in love with one another - mad enough that they begin to pull off the most dangerous heists possible in order to make enough money to start a life together after their stints in prison. While Rosie attempts to make an honest living as a debt collector, Tommy is hell-bent on revenge after watching his father get beaten to a pulp by the Mafia when he was just a child. He follows a court trial of mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano whose information in court about his recent exploits present Tommy with an idea to rob the gang's No-Guns social club with Rosie as the getaway driver. After getting away with it without a hit contract, they continue to rob the mob before discovering an important piece of inside information that could permanently bring down the world's most formidable criminals.
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Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with this enjoyably absurd action comedy. It's a little self-indulgent, acknowledging how difficult he found it to follow up his acclaimed film In Bruges. But a continual stream of hilariously clever gags make it thoroughly entertaining, and the seriously great actors are so playful that it's infectious.
At the centre, naturally, is an Irish writer named Marty (Farrell), living in Hollywood and struggling to write his next screenplay. He settles on the title Seven Psychopaths, and decides that his lead character will be a nonviolent Buddhist killer. Otherwise he's stuck. Then he discovers that his hyperactive pal Billy (Rockwell) is running a scam with Hans (Walken), kidnapping dogs and claiming the rewards from their owners. This all goes terribly wrong when they grab the beloved shitzu of the mercurial thug Charlie (Harrelson), sending him into a murderous rampage. And as Marty finds himself in the middle of it, his script starts to take shape.
McDonagh is adept at combining freewheeling wackiness with more astute observational comedy. This film isn't as emotionally resonant as In Bruges, but it crackles with the same sharp dialog and offhanded violent silliness. Most of this plays up the amusing shock value of sudden death, although there are moments that are surprisingly touching, mainly due to a wonderfully textured turn from Walken. Rockwell is the other standout as the manic, unpredictable Billy, an enthusiastic mischief-maker. And Harrelson has a great presence as the funny-terrifying Charlie.
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Seven Psychopaths, starring Colin Farrell, hits US cinemas tomorrow (October, 12 2012). The Martin Mcdonagh directed film see a struggling screenwriter inadvertently caught up Los Angeles criminal underworld after a gangster’s Shih Tzu is kidnapped. It’s a comedy, unless you didn’t get that by now. We’ve trawled through some Seven Psychopaths reviews, so you don’t have to.
Early indications suggest that the film is really quite good, as it has a healthy rating of 95% on film-score aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. Empire Magazine says it’s “a funny, dirty and very, very violent comedy that tilts at serious themes (as did In Bruges, but in a different way) and does so with a messy, irreverent, gung-ho energy.” Another review, this time from Entertainment Weekly, praises the film’s script, which was also penned by McDonagh: “An energetically demented psycho-killer comedy set in faux-noir L.A.,” writes Lisa Schwarzbaum. “Seven Psychopaths rollicks along to the unique narrative beat and language stylings of Anglo-Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh, channelling Quentin Tarantino.” High praise indeed!
In fact, most reviews were unanimous in praise for the crime-comedy, which stars Michael Pitt, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken in an impressive cast. We couldn’t see any negative words about it, apart from the New York Observer calling it “genuinely humor-resistant.” But with its overwhelmingly positive reception, it looks like your cinema tickets for tomorrow night are sorted. U.K viewers will have to wait until December 9, 2012 to see it, though.
Boardwalk Empire Season 3 hits TVs on Sunday, September 16th at 9PM. With little being released about the new series, apart from enigmatic, expertly designed teaser trailers, Contactmusic.com is here to tell you what to expect from HBO’s high profile, big-budget crime drama.
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Boardwalk Empire's season finale in America at the weekend has received mixed reviews, but show-runner TERENCE WINTER has insisted that the ending to the second season of the drama had to end the way it did. Those who've still not seen the final episode look away now; the ending sees the show's second biggest character James 'Jimmy' Darmody, played by Michael Pitt, shot by the cast's leading character Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi.
The shock twist stunned many, but Winter said the idea had been there from the very beginning of season two, telling Entertainment Weekly "The idea was to try and push things to their absolute limit, even if it makes it difficult for yourself and your writing team. If you take things to their logical extreme with the situation we created, Jimmy has betrayed Nucky, he tried to have him killed."
Going on to defend the suggestion that Pitt's character might not go so willingly to his death, Winter continued "We know with [the previous week's episode] that he's so emotionally damaged. I don't think Jimmy ever expected to come back alive from World War I. I think he probably left for the war hoping he would die and was surprised he survived. He's been a walking dead person ever since we've met him." The show has been a huge success ever since martin scorcese directed the pilot, the most expensive ever made, going on to win some eight Emmy Awards. It's no surprise that it will be back for a third season next year.
Actor Michael Pitt injured himself so badly on the set of Martin Scorsese's new TV show BOARDWALK EMPIRE he was left with blood gushing from his hand - but the director refused to give him any sympathy.
The filmmaker turned his attentions to the small screen by bringing 1920s gangland New Jersey to life in the story of America's Prohibition era for the new series.
While shooting fight scenes for the HBO show, Pitt accidentally broke a stunt bottle while hitting it over another actor's head and managed to "cut my hand all the way open", reports the New York Daily News.
But when he revealed the deepness of the wound, Scorsese simply remarked: "That's great! that's great!" and asked him to re-shoot the clip 15 times.
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