Nothing starts a morning off right like news of badass ladies up for a badass role in a badass movie. The shortlist is out for the female lead in Gambit, and it does not disappoint. Among the trio of names is Rebecca Ferguson, who you may have most recently spotted in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. And spoiler alert: Ferguson isn’t the only Mission Impossible alum on the list!
A late summer treat has arrived in the form of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the latest film in the spy film series that seems to be getting better with age. Indeed, each chapter of the Mission: Impossible franchise seems to refine what’s come before, building one on top of the other by taking away what doesn’t work and keeping the things that do work. As a result, this new mission is the best Mission yet. A high-stakes thrill ride of big action set pieces tied together with a compelling story and all the usual spy movie trappings. No one’s reinventing the wheel here, but like the man said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. (more…)
Brett Ratner is a man whose directorial work many might place on the same level as a war crime. If you’ve ever tried to sit down and watch Rush Hour 3 or X-Men: The Last Stand, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. But for some reason people keep giving this guy money and letting him direct. His latest project is a piece based on the Hercules legend, titled, naturally, Hercules. Now, we here at Nerd Bastards have some news for you from the casting couch.
First and foremost, Ian McShane will be coming onboard to play the role of Amphiarus. This character is loosely described as a warrior/priest/prophet that bestows advice on Hercules and guides him during his journey.
Other additions consist of names both big and small, including Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson. What roles any of these actors will be playing is as-of-yet unknown. They will joining in with the already cast Rufus Sewell (playing Autolycus), Askel Hennie (in the role of Tydeus) and the artist formerly known as “The Rock”, Dwayne Johnson, in the titular role of Hercules.
In case you’re in the dark on the project, it’s based on a pair of Hercules comic book series written by Steve Moore, illustrated by Cris Bolsin and published by Radical Publishing.
If you can bring yourself to sit through another of Ratner’s films, check out Hercules when it hits theaters comes July 25th, 2014.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the early warning.