'Dunkirk' director Christopher Nolan on obscuring Tom Hardy face again: "This is a guy who gave an amazing performance with just a couple eyes and a scalp"
Christopher Nolan’s WWII thriller Dunkirk is winning raves from critics, some of who have hailed the film as an instant masterpiece and cheered its visual spectacle and technical mastery. It’s likely to be a box-office hit and awards contender in the vein of such recent battle films as Saving Private Ryan, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Hacksaw Ridge. Indeed, Nolan’s signature awe-inspiring style sets Dunkirk apart from most war films, but there are other differences.
After masterminding The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-12) — the Batman films widely regarded as the gold standard in superhero filmmaking — Christopher Nolan maintained a key creative role as an architect of the DC Extended Universe, pitching Warner Bros. the initial idea for and producing the 2013 Superman reboot, Man of Steel. The writer-director played a lesser role as an executive producer on the 2016 crimefighter clash Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Nolan had revealed a year earlier that he and his cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan would be stepping away from the DCEU. With BvS responsible for introducing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, we wanted to see if Christopher Nolan had seen 2017’s biggest superhero sensation to date, the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman.
The 19-year-old Brit (whose Irish first name is pronounced “Finn”) joins elite ranks as the lead actor in a Christopher Nolan joint, headlining the acclaimed filmmaker’s upcoming ensemble war, Dunkirk. At this point Whitehead doesn’t have clearance to say anything about his character, Tommy. “It’s a suspense thriller,” Whitehead told Yahoo Movies.
The singer-turned-actor is starring in a huge multi-million dollar Christopher Nolan blockbuster alongside acting heavyweights Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy, and now we can see what he’ll look like in the finished film. Styles looks to be playing an army grunt in Nolan’s upcoming World War 2 thriller ‘Dunkirk’, and he famously chopped off his flowing locks for the role in the film that will tell the story of the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. Nolan, whose previous films have included ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Inception’, and ‘Interstellar’, cast Styles earlier this year but we’ll have to wait until July 2017 when ‘Dunkirk’ is released to see whether his acting is as good as his singing.
“Oh captain, my captain”, “Carpe diem” – these were phrases from 1989’s ‘Dead Poets Society’ that made a host of wannabe educationalists think they could change the world. ‘Dead Poets’ has its flaws (though Williams was rightly nominated for the Best Actor Oscar) but watching the actor as Mr Keating jumping on desks, doing classes outside and inspiring his pupils to defy authority (a bit) was stirring to many. “’Dead Poets Society’ made me want to be a teacher,” wrote @TheLakePoets.
It’s being claimed that Christopher Nolan’s new war movie, ‘Dunkirk’, may be planning a shocking stunt. IndieRevolver reports that the studio behind the movie, Warner Bros, has signed off the purchase of a genuine World War II plane, at a cost of $5 million (£3.4 million). The movie will tell the story of Operation Dynamo, also known as 'the miracle of Dunkirk’, the rescue of 330,000 Allied troops who had become surrounded by the German army in May, 1940.
Michael Caine has revealed that Christopher Nolan is working on a new movie script – but he won’t tell him what it is. “He’s got a new movie,” the veteran actor told The Hollywood Reporter, while speaking at an event at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film & TV. The 82-year-old has appeared in six movies with Nolan, since ‘Batman Begins’.
Big news regarding not only the fate of the eagerly-awaited ‘Akira’ movie, but word is Christopher Nolan will produce at least one of the films. A live-action ‘Akira’ - based on the hugely popular, classic manga and anime movie by Katsuhiro Ôtomo - project has been bandied around both the indie and Hollywood circuits for years.
Josh Hartnett’s career hit its apex around 2001, the year in which the now 36-year-old — who’d built up indie cred with such films as The Virgin Suicides and The Faculty — played the lead in two mega-hyped blockbusters: Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Hartnett could get a meeting with any big-name filmmaker in the years that followed, at one point sitting down with Christopher Nolan as the writer-director was prepping the game-changing Batman Begins. “People don’t like being told no. I learned my lesson when [writer-director] Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman.
When Hollywood wants to visit outer space, it often turns to NASA’s Bert Ulrich to help them get there. As the agency’s multimedia liaison for film and TV collaborations, Ulrich helps facilitate and guide the massive demand for resources, insight, and permissions that NASA receives from the entertainment industry. If it deals with astronauts, we’ll try to have them talk with astronauts.