Actor Ewan McGregor recently sat down with Yahoo! Movies to discuss his new film Last Days in the Desert, in which he plays both Jesus and the Devil. The movie tells the story of the 40 days Christ spent in the desert before beginning his ministry. McGregor was asked that because his “portrayal is of him as a man, not a deity,” how he thinks religious audiences will react.
I can’t imagine any issue with it, because there’s never a moment that he’s uncertain of his faith. I played him as the son of God and a man who is in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights to meditate on his path, the path ahead of him, which is to go out and preach and dedicate his life, ultimately and completely, to spreading the word of God, his father.
The film opened at Sundance, and will have a wide release later this year ... Discuss
Despite a series of delays and false starts, Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic has kicked off production, according to Entertainment Weekly. The movie, based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book about the Apple founder, stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as early business partner Steve Wozniak. In a press release, the studio explained that the movie, from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, is “set backstage at three iconic product launches and end[s] in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac” and that it promises to take viewers "behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter” ... Discuss
A few months back, we got word that Paul Feig was rebooting Ghostbusters with an all-female cast. Bill Murray even weighed in on it. Now, however, we've got official word that the movie is really happening and, what's more we've got our Ghostbusters. And they are exactly the Ghostbusters we need. Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon are exactly who you're gonna call from now on, and that's about as solid a lineup as you're likely to get. Kristen Wiig you definitely know, and you probably know McCarthy too. McKinnon and Jones will be new to people who haven't been keeping up with SNL recently, but they've both stood out in a newly dynamite cast—McKinnon, especially, is positively bursting with white hot comedic timing. Variety has confirmed that negotiations are just about finished and then, it's on ... Discuss
Look, this is barely surprising. At this point, it seems weird that Chris Pratt isn't just going to star in every movie. Who would complain? But he seems like a particularly good fit for Indiana Jones, seeing as he channeled such a Harrison Ford vibe in Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, talks are still early (and we'e heard rumors like this before), so this whole thing is far from certain, but Deadline is confidently reporting that talks are definitely happening and filming could start after Pratt wraps his work on Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Just don't call him junior ... Discuss
Here's the first trailer for Josh Trank's long gestating, somewhat controversialFantastic Four reboot, starring Miles Teller (Whiplash), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott!) as the titular team of science nerds who get super powers. The first franchise went belly up back in 2007 (before the first Iron Man movie revitalized Marvel's movie fortunes) and it definitely looks like Trank is taking his film in a very different, much grittier direction than that early iteration. Will it be any good? We'll know on August 7 ... Discuss