Award-winning Gravity filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi thriller might have looked very different if Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey, Jr. had stuck with the movie.
The Latino director initially cast the two superstars in the doomed astronaut roles that were eventually picked up by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and now he tells The Hollywood Reporter why the film never got made with Jolie and Downey, Jr.
Cuaron reveals Jolie was simply too busy to wait for him to get to grips with the film’s technical issues, and she quit the project for a Disney movie, while Downey, Jr. was simply not a great fit.
The director says, “It became very clear that, as we started to nail the technology, or narrow the technology, that was going to be a big obstacle for his performance… I think Robert is fantastic if you give him the freedom to completely breathe and improvise and change stuff. (But) we tried one of these technologies and it was not compatible. “We (had a) week that we pretended as if nothing was happening and then we talked and said, ‘This is not going to work. This is tough’.”
Historical movie Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie has got the first trailer. It gives a sneak peek at the life of Louis Zamperini from a trouble-making kid to becoming an Olympic champion and then a World War II hero. The real-life Olympian, now 97, also appears on the video.
Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 best-selling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, the movie follows Zamperini during the time he became a prisoner of war. He was taken hostage by the Japanese after his plane crashed. He survived 47 days of enduring hunger and shark attacks, only to wash ashore behind the enemy lines.
The athlete is portrayed by actor Jack O’Connell, while Garrett Hedlund will play Commander John Fitzgerald, a fellow prisoner of war in the Japanese camp where Zamperini was held hostage. The heroic film will be released in the United States on December 25 this year.
Qmobile, leading mobile phone company in Pakistan, started their marketing campaign with popular Pakistani actors and actresses then moved on to a new Bollywood face Aditya Roy Kapoor and finally pocketed Kareena Kapoor for its most expensive smart phone, Z4.
But Qmobile has not stopped yet and its next move can be to hire a Hollywood actress for its upcoming commercial. Yes rumor has it – Angelina Jolie will do the next television commercial for Qmobile. The cellular company had shortlisted three names from Hollywood for their next campaign including Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie. But they settled for Angelina as she is widely accepted in Pakistan due to her UNHCR work.
If Angelina really appears in an ad for Qmobile then it will be definitely a bang-on entry for the brand in international market. And also, the company might earn the confidence of upper class in Pakistan, which is fond of iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia Lumia, Samsung etc. A brand similar to Qmobile in India, MicroMax has recently featured Jack Hughman of The Wolverine in a Christmas advertisement. Experts called it an outrageously expensive move but also a great way to debut in the international market. However, only time can reveal if Qmobile is really intending to go international or trying to get Angelia for an advertisement.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly getting set to relocate the Jolie-Pitt brood to South Africa later this year while fiancé Brad Pitt works on his latest film. Hollywood’s hottest power couple will reportedly be making Johannesburg their home for eight months, while the actor shoots a new blockbuster with close friend and colleague George Clooney.
Brad and Angelina, who have six children together, are expected to pay R85,000 (around £4,600) a month to rent a mansion in the luxurious Sandhurst suburb in Sandton. ‘The private rent agreement will be for eight months and will cost the couple R680 000 (£37,000) for the full period,’ African newspaper Beeld reported.
It won’t be the couple’s first stay in the region – in 2006, the 38-year-old Salt actress travelled to the city of Swakopmund in neighbouring Namibia to give birth to her and Brad’s first biological child, daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. At the time, Namibian police and private bodyguards mounted tight security to shield them from prying eyes, with the country later offering the baby girl Namibian citizenship.
No details about Brad and George’s latest project have been released yet, with film insiders keeping a close lid on the Hollywood pals’ exciting new venture.
Angelina Jolie flashes her beautiful and evil smile while playing the title character in the trailer for her new movie Maleficent. The new trailer features the first listen of Lana Del Rey‘s brand new song “Once Upon a Dream,” which was written for the animated film Sleeping Beauty. The song is available right now for FREE for a limited time, only on Google Play. You can download it for free through Monday, February 3. Maleficent also stars Elle Fanning and the new trailer debuted during a commercial break at the 2014 Grammy Awards.