Green Arrow FanCast
On October 31, 2014 • Author Melanie Jo • no CommentsHeadlines & Rumors

Comicbookmovie.comIn honor of the return of CW’s Arrow these past few weeks, I thought I would create a fancast for a big screen adaptation of Green Arrow. Now, keep in mind as you take a look at my cast, that this iteration of Green Arrow would exist within the DCCU that I have created in the past year.

In my past few editorials/fancast, I’ve always had a fully developed fan fiction to go along with the casting but given how I’ve never anticipated a Green Arrow movie fitting in my DCCU plans (which obviously has already been shot to hell by what’s actually going on) I didn’t bother coming up with a plot line for the movie.

WARNING: I apologize before hand for the lack of pictures. For some reason, I am having trouble uploading pictures and thus cannot embed them into the article. I will update if I ever figure out what the problem is.

Anyway, without further ado—and I hope you enjoy—the cast of Green Arrow:

Joel Kinnaman as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow: Okay, yes, I’ll admit—Joel Kinnaman is an extremely generic choice to play Oliver Queen but one can’t deny his burgeoning Hollywood status what with a lead role in RoboCop and the critically-acclaimed The Killing. The latter clearly shows Kinnaman’s ability to act and given the right script, I think he has the perfect combination to bring explore all aspect of the Green Arrow persona and that of his secret identity, Oliver Queen. Kinnaman’s experience with action is also a plus and I think he only needs the right film and exposure to become a household name.

Joel Kinnaman Snags Sunset Strip Digs
On October 14, 2014 • Author Melanie Jo • no CommentsHeadlines & Rumors

Variety.com – It was Yolanda Yakketyyak, with her mysterious celebrity real estate ways, who first tattled to this eager-eared property gossip that uncommonly comely Swedish-born actor Joel Kinnaman — currently co-starring on “The Killing” — surreptitiously shelled out $2.45 million (via trust) for a revamped, 1970s mock-Med abode high in the hills above the Sunset Strip.

The two-story residence spans 2,542 square feet, according to marketing materials, with three city-view bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms uniformly slathered in identical tumbled stone tiles. The wood-floored, open-concept main living space has huge windows, beams across the ceiling, a concrete-faced catty-corner fireplace — one of three in the house — and a column-flanked sitting area just off the kitchen and dining area.

Many houses in the steep hills above the Sunset Strip lack proper yard space, but Mister Kinnaman’s new crib has an unusually large and flat grassy yard with stone-tiled terraces, a plunge-sized swimming pool and tree-framed views that extend to the towers of Century City and — on a particularly clear day — the Pacific Ocean.

Joel Kinnaman’s EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE Hits UK Home Entertainment October 20th!
On September 7, 2014 • Author Melanie Jo • no CommentsHeadlines & Rumors, Projects, Snabba Cash

Easy_Money_III_-_Blu-rayScreenrelish.com – The third and final chapter in the acclaimed crime saga EASY MONEY (also known in as SNABBA CASH) sees ROBOCOP and THE KILLING’s rising star Joel Kinnaman return to the role that made his name. EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE promises another intense thrill ride for genre fans as his antihero JW seeks answers to the whereabouts of his beloved sister, as well as revenge for his past dark deeds.

Below we have the official press release confirming EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD from the 20th October!

Hollywood’s latest “leading man” discovery Joel Kinnaman (Robocop; The Killing; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) stars in “Easy Money III: Life Deluxe”, the explosive final chapter of the hit Nordic Noir trilogy out on DVD, Blu-ray and Download 20th October 2014 through Icon Film Distribution.

Combining elements of the hugely popular and utterly compelling Nordic Noir genre with the pure essence of classic Hollywood gangster sagas (particularly “The Godfather” trilogy), “Easy Money III: Life Deluxe” is an intelligent, action-packed finale to one of the best crime thriller trilogies seen in recent years.

Joel Kinnaman and Matias Verela (The Borgias) both deliver standout performances, while Jens Jonsson’s inventive direction delivers in spades, particularly during the film’s stunning and visually breathtaking bank robbery sequence.

“Entertaining, nail-biting, adrenalin-pumping…” 4* The Iris.

JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score – the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past, Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

The Lowdown on Terrence Malick’s Three New Films
On September 7, • Author Melanie Jo • no CommentsHeadlines & Rumors, Knight of Cups, Projects

HollywoodReporter.comWill ‘Knight of Cups’ premiere this year?

Between 1973’s Badlands and 2011’s Tree of Life, Terrence Malick directed only five films before quickly releasing his sixth film, To The Wonder, in 2012. Now, at 70, Malick looks to increase his career output considerably with three new films: two narrative features, both in postproduction, and a documentary that’s been in the works for years. As Christian Bale recently told Indiewire, “Terry is on fire.”

As with all Malick projects, the new films are shrouded in secrecy. That’s possible because his inner circle and crew are small and extremely loyal, while his cast doesn’t know what footage the improvisational director will put into the final film. The films are reportedly nearing completion, two of them jam-packed with Hollywood’s biggest stars and the third soon to be set free after being held hostage by a contentious legal battle.

Inside Indie has combed through interviews, movie and music blogs and unauthorized set photos to determine what we actually do know about the next wave of Malick’s output.

1. Knight of Cups and The Untitled Austin Film are not part of the same story
When it was first announced in November 2011 that Malick would shoot his two narrative projects back-to-back with significant cast crossover — including Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett — there was speculation that the films were companion pieces.

One of the strongest connections between the two films was thought to be Bale, who is the lead in Knight and was the first to be seen shooting with Malick, in Austin during the 2011 City Limits Music Festival. These concert scenes were later reported to only be part of preproduction, and Bale told Indiewire he didn’t think he’d be in the Untitled Austin Film: “With Knight of Cups I was there the whole time. The other one I unfortunately wasn’t able to do everything I was meant to do, so I ended up doing like three, four days on that. Which in Terry’s world means you’re never going to see me in it.”

2. What we know about Knight of Cups
According to its backers Film Nation, “Knight of Cups is a story of a man, temptations, celebrity and excess.” Producer Sarah Green confirmed that the film was about the modern-day L.A. movie business with Bale set as the lead, reportedly (not confirmed) playing a depressed screenwriter. Portman, Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Joe Manganiello, Wes Bentley, Joel Kinnaman, Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto round out the cast.

3. Will Knight screen this year?
It has been two years since production wrapped on Knight, which is not an especially long postproduction for Malick. Yet protege and member of the Malick inner circle A.J. Edwards revealed during the Berlin Film Festival that both films would premiere this year. Then earlier this summer, the film’s Italian distributor Ernesto Grassi stated that Knight would come out in limited release in the U.S. later this year.

Possibly the biggest sign that Knight is nearing the finish line has come from the cast.

As Martin Sheen, Rachel Weisz, Mickey Rourke, Gary Oldman and Billy Bob Thornton can all testify, there is no shame in ending up on the freewheeling Malick’s cutting room floor, but no one wants the embarrassment Adrien Brody experienced of promoting a role (The Thin Red Line) only to later discover that role has been cut or greatly reduced by Malick.

So it was very revealing that in spring 2014, Knight of Cups’ supporting actors Manganiello, Banderas and Lucas giddily reported they had made Knight’s final cut. Banderas was even given set photos to approve, while Lucas said she was called in for an ADR session. Feeding the flame, Film Nation gave THR the first official photos from the film and revealed footage to foreign investors during Cannes.

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