To play a sightless woman, the actress learned from a blind adviser how not to act in the familiar “like a blind person” way. The challenges were part of why Lively took the role in the new psychological drama, which opens Friday.
Although Tom Holland is the third actor to throw on the Spidey suit this century, he’s already won over the hearts of fans. Following his scene-stealing drop-in to last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, he is earning raves for his first standalone entry, Spider-Man: Homecoming. In our rapid-fire 15 Questions interview (watch above), we got to know Holland a wee bit more, particularly when it came to his own movie tastes.
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on with Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond. Ever since the release of ‘Spectre’ it’s been widely assumed that Daniel Craig wouldn’t be returning as the world’s most famous spy.
When it comes to the Bond movies, there’s likely very little you don’t know: everyone seemingly has the 007 actors, the Bond girls, the cars, the gadgets and the one-liners all committed to memory. Before he was Gunner Jensen, before he was He-Man, even before he was Ivan Drago, Dolph Lundgren was mysterious KGB henchman Venz. All untamed eyebrows and Eddie Munster stares, Benicio Del Toro also made his movie debut as a henchman in a Bond movie (unless you count 'Duke The Dog-Faced Boy’ in 'Big Top Peewee’).
Adding another dimension to the rumours swirling around the future of the Bond series, it’s been reported that production company Eon may be lining up its first ever female director. According to the Radio Times, Susanne Bier, the Danish director who helmed hit BBC spy drama ‘The Night Manager’, is on the shortlist. Sources close to Eon and producer Barbara Broccoli are said to have Bier among a 'handful’ of other names to takeover from Sam Mendes, who successfully brought home both 'Skyfall’ and 'Spectre’ for the franchise.
Tom Hiddleston’s people have rubbished claims that he was spotted meeting with director Sam Mendes to discuss becoming the new James Bond. The story emerged in the Daily Mail, in which a source claimed that the 'Thor’ star was spotted with Mendes at London’s exclusive Soho House. Hiddles has broached the subject of Bond recently, telling Graham Norton: “The thing is the position isn’t vacant as far as I am aware.
After a huge amount of speculation over who’ll take the reigns as James Bond after Daniel Craig, it appears Tom Hiddleston is up for the challenge. Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times after his lauded role in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’, the Brit had a lot to say regarding the future of the James Bond franchise and any involvement he’d have. “Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie,” he recalled.
Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be 007th official Bond…
From jet packs to exploding pens, James Bond has historically enjoyed a plethora of gadgets to get him in and out of spy scrapes. In more recent years Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes have settled on a more realistic approach that sees Bond get by with a simple pistol. ‘SPECTRE’ saw a return to gadgetry with the tricked out Aston Martin whose flamethrower helped Bond escape from evil henchman Mr. Hinx.
Steven Spielberg was famously turned down by Cubby Broccoli to direct a James Bond film, even though the director is a huge fan of the series… and responsible for some of the greatest films ever made obviously. When we talked to Spielberg while he was promoting his superb new thriller ‘Bridge of Spies’, he told us about his Bond rejections, and why he wouldn’t direct one now. “Cubby Broccoli he turned me down two or three times.
Yahoo Movies UK was delighted (and a bit scared) to sit down with Hollywood legends Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to talk about their new film ‘Bridge Of Spies’. The cold war thriller is their fourth big screen collaboration after ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘The Terminal’, and sees Hanks play James Donovan, a real-life insurance lawyer asked to defend Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). The film has been getting strong Oscar buzz, and is exactly the kind of well-crafted filmmaking you’d expect from Hanks and Spielberg.
By Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter SPECTRE and The Peanuts Movie had no trouble beating a trio of new competitors during another quiet weekend at the North American box office, while Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea was marooned in its limited debut despite teaming two of the world’s biggest stars. Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE fell a modest 51 percent in its second weekend to $35 million from 3,929 locations for a 10-day domestic total of roughly $130 million.
It’s all in a film’s work for the international man of mystery whose exploits have been earning him some serious frequent flier miles since he first hit the big screen in 1962. SPECTRE is now in theaters.
Sean Bean with Pierce Brosnan in ‘GoldenEye’ (MGM) In a world of mega-franchises, crossovers, and spinoffs, it’s amazing to think James Bond has held such a monopoly over the MI6 universe. In SPECTRE, the 24th movie to focus on the singular exploits of 007, another agent is at least mentioned. Q (Ben Whishaw) informs Bond (Daniel Craig) that the new Aston Martin ride that was being pimped for him has been reassigned to another agent, one 009. Later, we find out that 009 has a taste for Frank Sinatra when the car’s personalized stereo system blares out “New York, New York” (which Bond promptly presses the kill-switch on).
Warning: Major SPECTRE spoilers ahead! Christoph Waltz tried to deny it. If you want to be tougher on the guy you could say he flat-out lied about it. When asked by British GQ earlier this year if he was playing iconic Bond villain Blofeld in SPECTRE, Waltz responded: “That is absolutely untrue.
Sam Smith was on Ellen Friday and talked about everything: his new house, his new song, and his new cat! He said that he was able to compose Writing’s on the Wall, his theme song for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, on his first try. But more importantly, his new cat’s name is Henry, and sort of acts like a dog sometimes! To learn more about Yahoo SuperFan, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @YahooSuperFan, Facebook, and Instagram for your daily dose of all things TV and Movies
Dave Bautista doesn’t speak all that much as Drax the Destroyer, the hulking criminal-turned-superhero in last year’s box office sensation Guardians of the Galaxy. Hinx says exactly one word in 007’s 24th big-screen adventure. It’s a choice four-letter one — and it was almost even less than that: “I thought it’d be great if he never spoke,” Bautista told Yahoo Movies this week. We first meet Hinx at a board meeting of sorts for the diabolical agency S.P.E.C.T.R.E, where he volunteers for a promotion by gouging his predecessor’s eyes out with metal fingernails.
Léa Seydoux in ‘Spectre’ (MGM/Sony) With 2012’s Skyfall and this week’s Spectre, director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig worked to create a new James Bond, turning an immortal, sex-crazed Teflon tuxedo into a bleeding, bruised middle-aged man on a mission. Luckily, they found a perfect partner in French actress Léa Seydoux. Warning: Minor spoilers for Spectre below: The 30-year-old French actress, who broke out in 2013 with the critically acclaimed relationship drama Blue is the Warmest Color, plays Dr. Madeleine Swann, a physician with a link to Bond’s troubled last few years — and who’s running from her own dark past. She saves him.” Swann turns out to be the estranged daughter of the assassin Mr. White, the top villain in Casino Royale (2006) and its sequel, Quantum of Solace (2008). The character, played by Jesper Christensen, shows up again in SPECTRE — part of Mendes’ effort to tie all the Craig-era films together — and gives Bond some important information, in exchange for a promise that Bond will keep Swann safe.
In SPECTRE, the new 007 film opening on Nov. 6, James Bond gets entangled with a woman named Dr. Madeline Swann, played by Léa Seydoux. By regular world standards, that’s an elegant, if unremarkable, name for a woman. By Bond Girl standards though, “Madeline Swann” is almost shockingly plain.
James Bond will once again be driving an Aston Martin, but the bad guys in the upcoming 007 flick SPECTRE will have some pretty sweet rides, too. Several of the film’s cast members showed up at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany this week to show off the new vehicles that will carry the baddies when SPECTRE hits theaters in November. In the photo above, Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) shares the spotlight with the sleek (and rare!) Jaguar C-X75, a million-dollar-plus electric hybrid car that the luxury automaker decided not to produce for the public a few years ago.
For over 50 years, James Bond has been a model of impeccable taste, with his custom cars, perfectly tailored tuxedos, and shaken-not-stirred martinis. From the lethal butterflies of A View to Kill to the decapitating umbrella from For Your Eyes Only, Yahoo Movies uncovered the 12 goofiest weapons in Bond’s arsenal. Then again, wacky Bond weapons go way back, as evidenced by the cigarette cannon in 1967’s You Only Live Twice.
Yesterday Sam Smith all but revealed he is singing the new Bond movie theme, by tweeting a picture of a very smart Spectre ring. It’s the first Bond theme recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965, and has been written by Jimmy Napes, who’s penned several of Smith’s hits, as well as tracks for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Gorgon City and Disclosure.
With Daniel Craig’s recent admission that SPECTRE will likely be his last time sipping martinis as James Bond, SPECULATION has begun running wild with who will take over the mantle. Idris Elba has gotten the most ink so far, partly because he has become a fan favorite, but mostly because of Bond writer Anthony Horowitz’s ill-advised choice of words in explaining why he didn’t think The Wire alum was the right fit. Now, another candidate emerges: Mr. Hugh Jackman.
The sweet cars, high-octane action scenes, and mysterious baddie are all big selling points for the next 007 film, SPECTRE. “James Bond is a part of cinema history, and I respect so much the James Bond girls because I think they’re incredible actresses,” Bellucci added.