Although the release of Rogue One is still several months away, countless Star Wars fans are gearing up for what could be the ballsiest film in the saga since The Empire Strikes Back. We throw some fuel on that fire of excitement in today’s Movie Morsels with the latest from the film’s star, Felicity Jones. Plus, the lead role of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation has finally been cast, and we’ve got a whole heap of new trailers.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One‘s Felicity Jones has spoken with Yahoo about her new movie A Monster Calls, and the English actress was asked which characters in her Star Wars saga spinoff/prequel film she felt fans would most appreciate. Her response?
“I think you’ll love all the rebels. Because they’re flawed. They’ve all had histories, they’ve all had their own struggles, and I feel like people are going to really champion them and fall in love with them.”
Directed by Gareth Edwards, and co-starring Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker, Rogue One‘s rebels will carry out their mission on December 16.
A Wrinkle in Time
The role of Meg Murry, the 13-year-old heroine of A Wrinkle in Time, has at long last been cast. 12 Years a Slave‘s Storm Reid will star in director Ava DuVernay’s take on Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult classic. Reid will be supported by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey as the three “Mrs.” (Whatsit, Who, and Which) who see young Meg on her journey across space to find her missing father.
Jessica Chastain is getting her hands dirty once more for Oscar season. In director John Madden’s Miss Sloane, Chastain stars in a movie that tackles the issue of gun lobbyists’ stranglehold on Congress head on. Here’s the first trailer for the film, co-starring Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Waterson, John Lithgow, and Michael Stuhlbarg…
All Eyez on Me
Tupac Shakur is the subject of the new biopic All Eyez on Me, directed by Benny Boom and starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as the late rapper. The film features two actresses well known to genre TV fans: The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira (who will play Afeni Shakur) and The Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham (who will play Jada Pinkett). Check out the latest trailer for the November 11 release below.
Fifty Shades Darker
I know, I know. But here’s the thing… How can we ever expect to appreciate all of the Fifty Shades Darker parodies that are sure to come next year if we don’t see the trailer for the sequel to last year’s godawful Fifty Shades of Grey (a.k.a. S&M for Dummies)? So let’s all just suck it up and experience this brief nightmare, anchored two leads with no chemistry whatsoever, together. Okay, now take a deep breath…
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