Here’s a look at the upcoming biopic of legendary country singer/songwriter Hank Williams starring Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s Loki). Though he was wildly successful as a musician, Williams famously battled a lifelong addiction to prescription drugs and fought alcoholism. Though the movie doesn’t look like it shies away from some of the true story’s heavier themes, the trailer is music heavy and features several performances. The title of the film is taken from one of Williams most beloved songs, a Gospel tune the he wrote as an ode to his faith: “I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin / I wouldn't let my dear savior in / Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night / Praise the Lord I saw the light.” The movie hits theaters in March. Discuss
The studio behind the epic Gods of Egypt has issued an official apology in response to criticism about the casting of the film. Despite taking place in Egypt, most of the cast of the historical fantasy movie is white. Last year, the Old Testament epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, faced similar criticism. In two separate statements to Forbes, both the studio and the movie’s director acknowledged that the casting was a mistake. The movie’s director, Alex Proyas said in a statement to Forbes:
The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.
Lionsgate followed up with a statement of their own, adding,
We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed. In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.
Last night, Warner Bros. debuted a new clip of their upcoming superhero epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s only 30 seconds long, has no dialogue, and basically confirms what we already know: Batman and Superman are definitely not on good terms, for reasons that are still unclear. A new, full length trailer will air tomorrow evening during Jimmy Kimmel Live!Discuss
In a special Star Wars edition of one of the Internet’s greatest long-running jokes, the folks from Will It Blend give the sci-fi franchise's most notoriously annoying character the ending he’s always deserved. For reasons that may never be clear, watching an assortment of items getting shoved into Blendtec blender never gets old. Discuss
The Little Prince, the classic book about a highly organized young girl that meets an unexpected and imaginative friend, is being adapted into an animated film. From the looks of the new trailer, we have a lot to look forward to. Aside from just being aesthetically beautiful, it highlights the importance of imagination and not growing up too fast. The film features the voices of stars like Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges and James Franco and will hit theaters in March. Discuss