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Why Domhnall Gleeson Is In So Many Movies

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Domhnall Gleeson comes from a showbiz family – he’s the son of Brendan and brother to Brian – but has easily eclipsed his family name with a string of exciting projects that show his varied talents. He was once perhaps best known for the role of Bill Weasley in the final two Harry Potter films, but made a real impact in Richard Curtis’ time-travel rom-com About Time – and things have only accelerated from there. In the last four months of 2017 alone he’s in five movies: American Made, mother!Goodbye Christopher Robin, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Crash Pad.

Screen Rant sat down with Gleeson for the release of one of those films – drug-running drama American Made – to talk about his high turnover, bossing Tom Cruise around, and why we’ve not seen much of him when promoting Star Wars 8.

You’re everywhere. Like, I’m seeing you here now, but you’re in mother!, American Made and you’ve got Goodbye Christopher Robin coming up. What’s it like being so prolific all of sudden? Well, not all of a sudden – you’ve been around for ages.

Well, I had a period about two years ago, a year and a half ago where I was in quite a few that came out at the same time, and it’s just happenstance; It’s not planned – it ends up that way. I have not been working non-stop, it just so happens the movies come out the same time. It’s great. I’m very proud of all the films, they’re all quite different to each other. And, also, I’ve got a smaller part American Made, I’ve got a smaller part in mother!, and then, Goodbye Christopher Robin I probably feel the pressure a little bit more.

But in this one, it’s a small part but you get to boss around Tom Cruise. What’s that like as an actor to do it on the day, but also just as a person getting to boss him around?

Well, it’s interesting, you know. He’s got to allow himself to be bossed around – and he does because he’s a good actor – but you do wonder “how’s this gonna go”, because for anybody watching… if it was just me and Tom Cruise in a room, it would be so obvious where the balance of power lies. So it’s nice to adopt these characters where he adopts a character who can be bossed around a bit and I adopt a character who can boss him around, and then really just make them smash into each other a little bit, which is what Doug is really good at. So I really, really enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun to film, and think you can feel that when you watch it.

Related: American Made Director Admits Film Is Poking Fun At Tom Cruise

This film is very morally ambiguous.

Yes.

And you’re kind of a bad guy, but you’re kind of just doing your job. And Tom’s doing bad things but is seen as a good guy. Where do you think, in your personal opinion, the moral line lies in this film? Who is the good guy/bad guy?

I think anybody who imports drugs is probably a scumbag. I think that’s what it comes down to. I think what’s interesting about the film is that we like him [Barry Seal]. We want him to do well, we want him to prosper because he’s got an addictive personality and he loves adrenaline and wants to be around fun and that makes him fun. So you want to be around him and that’s kind of compromises you a little bit, which is interesting, you know? So I really like that. I like that it’s not clear. I like that about the film.

One of my favorite parts of the film is the very final line when you burst in and sort of [go] “got an idea“. How was that on the day? I presume that was always the final line in the script, but how did you deliver that? What was the process of that?

I don’t think it was always in the script. We had talked for so long about what this guy wanted and how what he wanted was nothing to do with politics, it was just to do with self-improv… not self-improvement in a good way – just getting up the ladder. And so on how far those consequences can fall for other people, and how he doesn’t care. And so that last line came about through all those conversations. It would have been Gary [Spinelli], the writer and Doug, and Tom would have been involved as well. That was a fun one, because I didn’t think it would make it, and I’m so it ended up in there.

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Well, let’s talk about your accents. Obviously, you’re Irish.

I am.

But in Christopher Robin, I presume you’re doing English, and then in this you’re doing American, you do English in Star Wars. What’s your accent approach? Which accent is the easiest to do? How was the American Made accent?

Tough enough, you know. I did sort of prep with June McCullough, who’s an agent in England who I’ve worked with a lot, and then I worked with a guy called Diego Pardo, I think his second name is, who’s a really good dialect coach over there. Just worked as hard as I could for as long as I could, kept the accent up during the day to make sure I didn’t drop out of it, and asked if I got anything wrong that people would let me know immediately. So that was it, you know. I liked the process of it, I think it helps, but I don’t find them easy, but I find it enjoyable when they go right.

Which they tend to.

Yeah, yeah – they’ve worked out OK. I’ve been really lucky with a dialect coaches.

I also just want to ask about one of your other upcoming projects – Star Wars. We’ve not seen much of you in the marketing for that. I think there’s one photo – the Vanity Fair photo of you as Hux – and I wondered do you think there’s a reason you’re being hidden from the marketing. What’s your take on your presence there?

I mean, I don’t think there was much out about me for the first one either. I’m not one of the bigger characters in the film – Adam and Oscar, Daisy and John are obviously up front and then it’s a big line of people ahead of me on the call sheet, so I certainly don’t take it personally. I think they know how to market Star Wars [laughs] so I’ll leave them to it.

 

Via: ScreenRant

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Andrew Kevin Walker to Script Lone Wolf and Cub Movie

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Se7en’s Andrew Kevin Walker to script Lone Wolf and Cub movie

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Paramount Pictures has landed long-in-development and long-running Japanese manga Lone Wolf and Cub, with the studio having now enlisted Se7en scribe Andrew Kevin Walker to pen the script.

Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Star Trek Beyond) has been attached to the project since 2012 and is set to produce the film while also eyeing to direct the adaptation.

Described as an epic samurai adventure, Lone Wolf and Cub was first published in 1970 from writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima. The series ran for six years with 28 volumes of content and over 7,000 pages. The series follows Itto Ogami, the Shogun’s executioneer, who finds himself on an unending quest for revenge after his family is murdered, leaving only his infant son alive. The series follows their adventures as a father and son team and as the young Daigoro grows up they became a pair of assassins.

Lone Wolf and Cub was previously adapted into six feature films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as Itto Ogami in the early to mid 1970s. Various other TV adaptations of the series have been created over the years as well, including a series running from 1973 to 1976 and one from 2002 to 2004.

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EA Closes Visceral Games, Star Wars Game to be Reworked

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EA closing Visceral Games, Star Wars game to be reworked

EA has announced today they will be closing down their Visceral Games studio, the creators of the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline, and several licensed titles ranging from James Bond to The Godfather. The studio was currently in development on an untitled Star Wars video game with Amy Hennig (Uncharted series) directing the title. As a result of the studio shuttering, however, the game will be retooled by a different development team moving forward.

“In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game,” Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts wrote in a blog post. “Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design. We will maintain the stunning visuals, authenticity in the Star Wars universe, and focus on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.”

The game was previously announced back in 2014 and was set for a to-be-announced 2019 release date, but the changes in development will result in a new time frame for the title, which will be announced later. Moving forward, a development team made up of members from across EA Worldwide Studios will continue working on the game and will be led by a team from EA Vancouver that has already been working on the project.

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Justice League Star Announces ‘Flash Week’

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With Justice League approaching its release, ‘The Flash’ week is now underway. While fans have already had a whole movie each featuring Wonder Woman and Superman and saw the two join forces with Batman last year, the other members of the Justice League aren’t quite as familiar. Out of all of them, however, The Flash is the best known. Even before his hit TV show on The CW, The Flash has long been one of DC’s most popular character.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad both featured cameos from Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Barry Allen has gotten plenty of screen time in the Justice League trailers so far; and for those who have seen the movie, he’s apparently one of Justice League‘s best parts. Still, Warner Bros and DC want to make sure audiences know what separates this take on the hero from the one who’s been on The CW for years. As such, this week’s Justice League ad campaign is all about the Scarlet Speedster.

Justice League is kicking off ‘Flash Week’ today, with a new video featuring Miller. All week, new content will arrive focusing on Barry Allen, including new footage from the film. You can watch said announcement clip with Miller, below:

 

 

Last week, Justice League put the spotlight on Aquaman, revealing new footage of him in the film along with commentary from Jason Momoa. ‘Flash Week’ is starting even earlier this week, so we should get even more from the hero and his actor. While Aquaman will get his own solo film next year, WB and DC have yet to announce an official release date for The Flash’s solo movie, Flashpoint. Hopefully, Justice League will help sell fans on Miller’s character and increase anticipation for the solo adventure.

As we await more insight on The Flash, the marketing for Justice League has continued to offer promos, new footage, and interviews with the cast. So far, we learned about the weaknesses of each Justice League member. Though they seem god-like, they do have individual shortcomings. We also learned how Cyborg’s origin will differ from the comics. Like Aquaman and The Flash, he will get more time in the spotlight soon (and considering he’s nowhere near as well-known, he’ll certainly need it). In the meantime, stay tuned as more information on The Flash in Justice League is revealed.

Source: Justice League Twitter Account

 

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