Every new piece of info on Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes the wait for its December release that much more difficult, and today’s new image from the film is no exception. In today’s Movie Morsels, we’ve also got the latest trailer for the very funny looking American Ultra and Chris Evans‘ feature-film directorial debut, as well as news on Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike‘s next thriller and more!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Actor John Boyega demonstrated at both this year’s Star Wars Celebration and San Diego Comic-Con that he just might be the biggest fan in the entire cast of The Force Awakens. Now the actor has shared a new image from the film, of his character Finn fighting alongside one of the most beloved characters from the Original Trilogy, everyone’s favorite Wookiee Chewbacca!
Directed by J.J. Abrams and co-starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.
Forget Captain America, the country’s next super soldier is… Jesse Eisenberg! Well, at least that’s the takeaway from the latest trailer for the action comedy American Ultra, starring the new Lex Luthor himself and Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart. In theaters August 21st, the film co-stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Monique Ganderton, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, and Tony Hale. Nima Nourizadeh directs the Max Landis-scripted release from Lionsgate.
High Wire Act
Rosamund Pike is following up her Oscar-nominated performance in Gone Girl with a role in director Brad Anderson’s High Wire Act, co-starring Jon Hamm. Pike will play a CIA agent partnered with Hamm’s American diplomat in a political thriller set in 1980s Beirut. Tony Gilroy scripts this indie release from Radar Pictures about a convenience store employee/junkie who learns he’s actually a government operative that’s been activated,
Before We Go
Chris Evans’ directorial debut, the romance Before We Go, starring the actor turned filmmaker alongside Star Trek Into Darkness’ Alice Eve, is available on demand today, July 21st, and will earn a limited theatrical release on September 4th. Here’s its new trailer…
Last but not least today… In case you missed it, the members of rival ’90s boy bands Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync are teaming up for Asylum’s zombie western film Dead 7. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter (pictured above with his bros), who also wants to involve New Kinds on the Block, will script.
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