Brody Conjures Up Mad Spirits For New Role

OSCAR-winner ADRIEN BRODY went to extreme lengths to stay in character during filming for THE JACKET - he spent every day isolated in a haunted Scottish mental asylum.

THE PIANIST star quickly got to grips with the challenging role which sees him playing a disturbed soldier trying to come to terms with horrific visions of his own death.

The 31-year-old says, "Rather than being pulled out of my state of mind, I just preferred to exist like that and wait. It helped. I found a sensory deprivation chamber and spent hours and hours in an isolation tank."

Brody reveals the location of the film - a former mental hospital - also helped him get into character.

He explains, "The set was very different, because we were shooting in Scotland in a former mental hospital that seemed to have retained the energy and the residue of its previous inhabitants.

"It has been converted to a housing development, but a fraction of it still exists as a functioning mental institution.

"Part of it has been boarded up and sealed off... and an exorcist has come several times. Apparently, something very bad happened there."

15/03/2005 09:13

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The release of Paul Haggis' unique new drama, Third Person, is looming and fans can finally check out the trailer for the movie that had critics' heads spinning at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde and Kim Basinger, Third Person incorporates three interwoven love stories in Rome, Paris and New York.

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In Paris, Neeson plays Michael; a writer who leaves his wife and begins and on/off relationship with his lover Anna, played by Olivia Wilde. However Anna is unable to commit to Michael because she has a troubling secret that affects her life.

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In New York, Kunis plays Julia who has been accused of attempting to kill her son; a charge she denies. Whilst the son stays with his father (Franco) who doesn't want Julia near his child, she tries to win back custody of the boy.

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In Rome, Adrien Brody plays Sean, an American businessman who takes a trip to Italy and falls in love with an Italian woman, Monika, played by Moran Atias. Sean agrees to help Monica try to get back her daughter who has supposedly been kidnapped by gangsters but in so doing ends up becoming embroiled in a con.

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Having premiered in Toronto last September, the movie left critics scratching their heads and trying to work out what to make of the movie comprised of distinct yet interlocking tales. A star-studded cast and some very glamorous locations helped sweeten the deal but reviewers criticised the "doomy drama" and its "russian dolls design whose big reveals recall Jeremy Kyle rather than Sophocles" (The Guardian).

More: Paul Haggis wants 'Third Person' to irritate people.

Haggis ('Crash') has spoken about how long it took him to write the movie, owing to its complex structure and psychological battlegrounds. "I think I wrote something like 50 drafts and got it wrong 49 times," the Oscar-winning filmmaker recalled, via THR. "I just wanted to restore the challenge to [myself], because if I don't have a really good sense that I can fail and humiliate myself, then I'm not happy,"

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"As with Crash and In the Valley of Elah, there were questions in my head I couldn't answer myself, about the nature of love. It got in my head and I wouldn't let it go," Haggis added. Third Person will be released on the 20th June in the USA and on the 27th June in the UK.

More: Liam Neeson's NY home picketed by animal rights activists.

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The release of Paul Haggis' unique new drama, Third Person, is looming and fans can finally check out the trailer for the movie that had critics' heads spinning at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde and Kim Basinger, Third Person incorporates three interwoven love stories in Rome, Paris and New York.

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In Paris, Neeson plays Michael; a writer who leaves his wife and begins and on/off relationship with his lover Anna, played by Olivia Wilde. However Anna is unable to commit to Michael because she has a troubling secret that affects her life.

Watch the 'Third Person' trailer.

In New York, Kunis plays Julia who has been accused of attempting to kill her son; a charge she denies. Whilst the son stays with his father (Franco) who doesn't want Julia near his child, she tries to win back custody of the boy.

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Adrien Brody And Moran Atias Play One Of The Couples Featured In The Interwoven Movie.

In Rome, Adrien Brody plays Sean, an American businessman who takes a trip to Italy and falls in love with an Italian woman, Monika, played by Moran Atias. Sean agrees to help Monica try to get back her daughter who has supposedly been kidnapped by gangsters but in so doing ends up becoming embroiled in a con.

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Having premiered in Toronto last September, the movie left critics scratching their heads and trying to work out what to make of the movie comprised of distinct yet interlocking tales. A star-studded cast and some very glamorous locations helped sweeten the deal but reviewers criticised the "doomy drama" and its "russian dolls design whose big reveals recall Jeremy Kyle rather than Sophocles" (The Guardian).

More: Paul Haggis wants 'Third Person' to irritate people.

Haggis ('Crash') has spoken about how long it took him to write the movie, owing to its complex structure and psychological battlegrounds. "I think I wrote something like 50 drafts and got it wrong 49 times," the Oscar-winning filmmaker recalled, via THR. "I just wanted to restore the challenge to [myself], because if I don't have a really good sense that I can fail and humiliate myself, then I'm not happy,"

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"As with Crash and In the Valley of Elah, there were questions in my head I couldn't answer myself, about the nature of love. It got in my head and I wouldn't let it go," Haggis added. Third Person will be released on the 20th June in the USA and on the 27th June in the UK.

More: Liam Neeson's NY home picketed by animal rights activists.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is preparing to throw its doors open to the world, having premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Director Wes Anderson has built his career upon his idiosyncratically quirky, colourful and surrealist movies and the eagerly-anticipated Budapest looks to be no different.

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Critics Have Heaped Praise On To 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

Early reviews have bathed the movie in a warm glow of praise, loving the kitsch details, kooky plotline, and star-packed cast, which includes (deep breath), Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel.

Check out exciting clips from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' here.

Fiennes plays Gustave, a charismatic concierge who is known for keeping his guests entertained. He decides to train enthusiastic young lobby worker Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) to be the best hotel worker possible and the pair form a close and protective bond. When one of the hotel's special guests is found murdered, police accuse Gustave so he runs away and finds himself in a cat-and-mouse chase with the police and the victim's family.

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"Ralph Fiennes is on glorious form as Monsieur Gustave," gushes The Guardian, adding that he is "energetic and exacting" and "absolutely brilliant." Peter Bradshaw likens Anderson's hotel to "the most magnificent full-scale doll's house," remarking that the film is "A deeply pleasurable immersion."

The Independent can't find anything to criticise either, saying Budapest is "gorgeous to look at" with a "wonderfully jazzy score" and "lively and eccentric star cameos dotted throughout the movie." Geoffrey MacNab praises the way Anderson juxtaposes a fairly dark storyline with such joyful cinematography, writing "It's a measure of Anderson's skill that he can make a film whose main subject is loss seem so light-hearted and pleasurable."

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"In some of his earlier features, the quirkiness verged on the infuriating," he says, adding "Here, by contrast, the effect is magical," which is perhaps owing to the film's wickedly talented cast, plenty of action scenes and chases and a dark undertone to balance out the fluff.

The Telegraph also gives full marks to the triumphant movie, only criticising that Anderson's film is "annoyingly perfect." "It's wonderful," says Tim Robey, who says viewers are likely to "get light-headed on the pure fun of it, which unleashes fresh waves of fun-within-fun at every point where you worry it might dry up."

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"It has the clockwork plotting of an Ernst Lubitsch farce, whose well-oiled wheels feel like enough of a subject in themselves," he remarks, adding "Anderson doesn't milk nostalgia, in the misty-eyed old Hollywood mode, but turns it on its head. We find ourselves situated in a roomy and delectable vision of the past, feeling oddly nostalgic for the present."

Our own Rich Cline is similarly impressed: "The Grand Budapest Hotel is a heartwarming comedy about a very unusual friendship," he says. Click here to read our full review.

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Wes Anderson Fans Will Find A Lot To Love In 'Budapest,' & So Will Sceptical Newbies!

Do we need to give any more reason for you to see The Grand Budapest Hotel? One more? Go on then: the film's currently at a ripe 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and The New York Times' A. O. Scott lavishes the film with praise. He writes So much care has been lavished on the conceit and [the film's] execution that you can only smile in admiration, even if you are also rolling your eyes a little."

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Full Of Ambition & Packed With Wonder, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Will Open Tomorrow.

He elaborates: "At the moment, there are very few American filmmakers with the ability to articulate such an original, idiosyncratic vision and the means to express that vision so freely. There is a lot of integrity here and also a good deal of ambition."

Tried and true, sure, but we'll never get tired of the distinctive Wes Anderson formula: The Grand Budapest Hotel will be released on the 7th March.

The Grand Budapest Hotel is preparing to throw its doors open to the world, having premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Director Wes Anderson has built his career upon his idiosyncratically quirky, colourful and surrealist movies and the eagerly-anticipated Budapest looks to be no different.

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Critics Have Heaped Praise On To 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

Early reviews have bathed the movie in a warm glow of praise, loving the kitsch details, kooky plotline, and star-packed cast, which includes (deep breath), Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel.

Check out exciting clips from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' here.

Fiennes plays Gustave, a charismatic concierge who is known for keeping his guests entertained. He decides to train enthusiastic young lobby worker Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) to be the best hotel worker possible and the pair form a close and protective bond. When one of the hotel's special guests is found murdered, police accuse Gustave so he runs away and finds himself in a cat-and-mouse chase with the police and the victim's family.

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"Ralph Fiennes is on glorious form as Monsieur Gustave," gushes The Guardian, adding that he is "energetic and exacting" and "absolutely brilliant." Peter Bradshaw likens Anderson's hotel to "the most magnificent full-scale doll's house," remarking that the film is "A deeply pleasurable immersion."

The Independent can't find anything to criticise either, saying Budapest is "gorgeous to look at" with a "wonderfully jazzy score" and "lively and eccentric star cameos dotted throughout the movie." Geoffrey MacNab praises the way Anderson juxtaposes a fairly dark storyline with such joyful cinematography, writing "It's a measure of Anderson's skill that he can make a film whose main subject is loss seem so light-hearted and pleasurable."

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A Star-Packed Cast, Wonderful Cinematography & A Cracking Plot Makes 'Budapest' Worth Watching.

"In some of his earlier features, the quirkiness verged on the infuriating," he says, adding "Here, by contrast, the effect is magical," which is perhaps owing to the film's wickedly talented cast, plenty of action scenes and chases and a dark undertone to balance out the fluff.

The Telegraph also gives full marks to the triumphant movie, only criticising that Anderson's film is "annoyingly perfect." "It's wonderful," says Tim Robey, who says viewers are likely to "get light-headed on the pure fun of it, which unleashes fresh waves of fun-within-fun at every point where you worry it might dry up."

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Wes Anderson Dresses His Film With His Characteristic Charm, But Underpins The Sweetness With Dark Themes.

"It has the clockwork plotting of an Ernst Lubitsch farce, whose well-oiled wheels feel like enough of a subject in themselves," he remarks, adding "Anderson doesn't milk nostalgia, in the misty-eyed old Hollywood mode, but turns it on its head. We find ourselves situated in a roomy and delectable vision of the past, feeling oddly nostalgic for the present."

Our own Rich Cline is similarly impressed: "The Grand Budapest Hotel is a heartwarming comedy about a very unusual friendship," he says. Click here to read our full review.

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Wes Anderson Fans Will Find A Lot To Love In 'Budapest,' & So Will Sceptical Newbies!

Do we need to give any more reason for you to see The Grand Budapest Hotel? One more? Go on then: the film's currently at a ripe 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and The New York Times' A. O. Scott lavishes the film with praise. He writes So much care has been lavished on the conceit and [the film's] execution that you can only smile in admiration, even if you are also rolling your eyes a little."

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Full Of Ambition & Packed With Wonder, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Will Open Tomorrow.

He elaborates: "At the moment, there are very few American filmmakers with the ability to articulate such an original, idiosyncratic vision and the means to express that vision so freely. There is a lot of integrity here and also a good deal of ambition."

Tried and true, sure, but we'll never get tired of the distinctive Wes Anderson formula: The Grand Budapest Hotel will be released on the 7th March.

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Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom are packed with amazing detail and terrific characters, but this movie is on another level entirely: fast, smart and engaging, packed with both silly slapstick and intelligent gags. And the sprawling cast is simply wonderful.

It's a story within a story within a story, as an author (Wilkinson) narrates the tale of his 1968 conversation as a young writer (Law) with ageing hotelier Zero (Abraham), who in turn recounts his life as a lobby boy in 1932. Young Zero (Revolori) learned his craft alongside legendary concierge Gustave (Fiennes) at the Grand Budapest Hotel somewhere in Middle Europe, and stuck by Gustave's side when he became embroiled in an inheritance battle with a spoiled heir (Brody) and his evil henchman (Dafoe). As things get increasingly nasty, Zero and his baker girlfriend (Ronan) help Gustave fight for justice, and when that doesn't work he helps orchestrate an elaborate prison escape. Meanwhile, war breaks out twice across Europe.

The double flashback structure makes this a film about the power of storytelling itself, and even more potent is the reminder that we need to remember the old ways, especially as the world changes around us. This simple idea is woven so cleverly into the DNA of the script that it continually takes our breath away, conveying the true importance of history and nostalgia. At the centre, Fiennes gives his best-ever performance, showing a real gift for comedy (who knew?) as he makes the bristly Gustave deeply likeable. His camaraderie with newcomer Revolori is priceless, as are the cameos from an array of Anderson veterans including Murray, Wilson and the always astonishing Swinton.

Anderson keeps everything moving so briskly that we immediately want to see it again, simply to take in all of the details. The plot barely pauses for breath as it races through exciting action, goofy slapstick and dark drama, all infused with Anderson's wry humour. And it looks utterly gorgeous, as production designer Adam Stockhausen heightens reality to an almost mythical level. And as scenes evoke our own personal memories and thoughts, we find ourselves wishing that life was really like this. Which of course is the reason we love stories.

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The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters' relationship and the duties of the concierge in the latest featurettes for the movie.

'Messiur Gustave is very precise. He is a very fastidious person but he has a strong ethic', Ralph Fiennes explains of his character, while Tony Revolori says that his character, lobby boy Zero, 'had a tough background but Mr Gustave is his idol and he aspires to be him'. Director Wes Anderson reveals that 'One of the first things that Zero learns is that Gustave has special relationships with the old women who stay in this hotel.' Edward Norton adds that 'The film, on a lot of levels, is about the friendships between people of a certain order and about this boy being inducted into this camaraderie.'

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Gustave may be aloof and snobbish in many ways, but he's also extremely charming with a good heart and a titanic personality. As result he makes for a highly popular concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel, who regularly entertains guests in more ways than one. He is charged with training up an inexperienced young lobby boy named Zero Moustafa who he soon bonds with. When one of his one night stands, the elderly Madame D, is found murdered in her hotel room, Zero is first by his side to defend him against her family and the authorities who are quick to accuse Gustave of the crime. Things become more intense when her will reveals her wish to bestow a valuable painting to her lover, entitled Boy With Apple, and Gustave and Zero are forced to flee. However, they are not alone as Zero falls for an attractive guest named Agatha who helps them hide the painting while Gustave protests his innocence.

This charismatic and deeply funny comedy mystery is based during the vibrant era of 1920s Europe. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is directed and written by Wes Anderson ('Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums') and is set for release in the UK on March 7th 2014.

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Charismatic but somewhat aloof concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave H, is less than impressed when a seemingly inexperienced new lobby boy named Zero Moustafa is hired for a trial period without his knowledge. However, the pair become thick as thieves when Gustave finds himself wanted by the authorities after the murder of his elderly one night stand Madame D. He does what any honourable hotelier would do under pressure. and runs. When it is discovered that the woman had left a priceless painting behind for Gustave in her will named Boy With Apple, her family is furious and Zero helps to the keep the painting hidden with the help of a charming young girl named Agatha as Gustave attempts to protest his innocence. With enough people despising Gustave for his often inappropriate professional conduct, it becomes harder than expected to clear his name and find out the truth about the death of Madame D.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a vibrant and somewhat flamboyant comedy about a series of unlikely events in a 1920s European hotel. It has been directed and written by Wes Anderson ('Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums') and is due to be released in the UK on March 7th 2014.

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Gustave H is a charismatic and over-friendly concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose conduct has been far from professional over the course of his career, regularly engaging in one night stands with his deeply charmed guests including the elderly Madame D. So enamoured was Madame D about Gustave's interest in her, that she leaves him a priceless painting behind in her will named Boy With Apple. However, following her suspicious death, her maddened son Dmitri accuses Gustave of her murder and attempts to frame him for it, angered by his illicit involvement with her. Meanwhile, Gustave is attempting to train up an enthusiastic young lobby boy named Zero Moustafa who warms to him easily and helps to defend him as Gustave makes a break for it. Moustafa is also becoming very fond of a girl named Agatha, who he enlists to help hide the painting from Madame D's furious family.

This flamboyant comedy centres on several very unlikely relationships in 1920s Europe. It has been directed and written by Wes Anderson ('Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums'), and will make its premiere at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' will be released in the UK on March 7th 2014. 

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More 3932211 News

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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director JJ Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

More offbeat casting news: Daniel Radcliffe will play Olympian-turned-politician Sebastian Coe in the biopic Gold, tracing his rivalry with fellow British runner Steve Ovett in the run-up to the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. The film reunites Radcliffe with The Woman in Black director James Watkins. Read more information on Gold here.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The first trailer for X-men: Days of Future Past was released this week, and sent the fan-sphere into overdrive analysing the film's twisty plot. It's a time-travel story combining the casts of First Class and the original trilogy, complete with Bryan Singer back as director. Opening next May, it looks dark, moody and unmissable. Watch the trailer for X-men: Days of Future Past here.

We also got our first look at Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, another quirky comedy with an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and Anderson regulars Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray. It looks funny and clever, with a madcap murder mystery at its centre. It opens in late February. Watch the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel here.

There's also a new red-band trailer for the comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller as friends who vow to stay single together, then of course immediately meet potential girlfriends. The film looks funny and rather goofy, and the trailer features a glimpse of Efron naked. It opens in January. Watch the trailer for That Awkward Moment here.

And finally, we had a new trailer for Martin Scorsese's awards-bait drama The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a hot-shot stockbroker threatened by a federal investigation. This trailer gives us more plot details, including scenes with costars Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. It looks energetic and entertaining, and opens in January. Watch the trailer for The Wolf Of Wall Street here.

Star Wars Logo

News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director JJ Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

More offbeat casting news: Daniel Radcliffe will play Olympian-turned-politician Sebastian Coe in the biopic Gold, tracing his rivalry with fellow British runner Steve Ovett in the run-up to the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. The film reunites Radcliffe with The Woman in Black director James Watkins. Read more information on Gold here.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The first trailer for X-men: Days of Future Past was released this week, and sent the fan-sphere into overdrive analysing the film's twisty plot. It's a time-travel story combining the casts of First Class and the original trilogy, complete with Bryan Singer back as director. Opening next May, it looks dark, moody and unmissable. Watch the trailer for X-men: Days of Future Past here.

We also got our first look at Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, another quirky comedy with an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and Anderson regulars Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray. It looks funny and clever, with a madcap murder mystery at its centre. It opens in late February. Watch the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel here.

There's also a new red-band trailer for the comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller as friends who vow to stay single together, then of course immediately meet potential girlfriends. The film looks funny and rather goofy, and the trailer features a glimpse of Efron naked. It opens in January. Watch the trailer for That Awkward Moment here.

And finally, we had a new trailer for Martin Scorsese's awards-bait drama The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a hot-shot stockbroker threatened by a federal investigation. This trailer gives us more plot details, including scenes with costars Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. It looks energetic and entertaining, and opens in January. Watch the trailer for The Wolf Of Wall Street here.

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