Richard Curtis, writer/director, and several cast members from their hit movie Love Actually will reunite for Red Nose Day Actually, a short film to air on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special.
Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Rowan Atkinson are among the cast members who will take part. Red Nose Day Actually will be seen in the U.S. on May 25th, and in the UK on March 25th.
Hugh Grant is a self-confessed perfectionist – to the point that he says he’s driven others mad on set.
Grant, whose film Florence Foster Jenkins premiere on August 12th, discusses the upside (and downside) of being a perfectionist on CBS Sunday Morning (9am/8C) on Sunday, August 7th. Follow the jump for more.
Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin – names to conjure with. The former the best agent for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement; the latter the youngest and best agent to join the KGB in its history. The two became the best partnership in espionage circles in the classic series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – portrayed by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.
Now, Guy Ritchie – he of darkly twisted crime films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and the steampunky resurrection of Sherlock Holmes – has adapted the series for film by updating it and setting it firmly in… the sixties.
Now we have Henry (Superman) Cavill as Solo and Armie (The Lone Ranger) Hammer as Kuryakin – but the basic situation remains much the same. The only question is this: what’s U.N.C.LE. got to do with it? As the movie’s first trailer shows, the pairing looks awfully good. Check it out after the jump. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opens on August 14th.
Pirates! Band of Misfits is the best stop-motion, non-Wallace and Gromit film yet from Aardman Animation. It may also be the most complex stop-motion animated film ever. And yes, it’s funny. Very, very funny.