The Chow Down Recap – March 16th
Emma Thompson, Josh Gad and Kevin Kline have all signed on to join the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. They will be joining Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans, who are already signed for the film. Emma Thompson will reportedly play Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad is set to play Le Fou, Gaston’s lackey, and Kevin Kline is set to play Maurice, Belle’s father.
Disney’s live-action Cinderella remake has a wonderful opening weekend by bringing in over $70 million. This opening is better than most expected, but does only slightly better than last year’s live-action Disney movie, Maleficent.
Disney has officially announced, to no surprise, that they will be making a sequel to the hit film Frozen. No production information or release date have been announced, but Josh Gad is set to reprise his role as Olaf, the snowman. After how much money Frozen brought in and continues to bring for Disney, this sequel is expected to bring in massive revenue.
Disney Releases Official Trailer For Upcoming Film, Tomorrowland
Disney gives us the first good look at their upcoming film, Tomorrowland. The film, which has a cast featuring both George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, was given a teaser trailer several months ago, but this is the first cinematic trailer that we have seen for it. The trailer shows both some dialogue from the film, some action, and looks at both Clooney and Laurie in the film.
Early buzz is circling the newest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise after it premieres at SXSW. Many critics say that it is an insane but insanely fun thrill ride full of action and excitement. There are few bad reviews out for it so far, for while it is not a cinematic masterpiece, it is simply an enjoyable movie to see. Also, reports say that the film has a good sending off for Brian O’Conner, the late Paul Walker’s character in the franchise.
Jamie Foxx has wanted to do a Mike Tyson biopic for a while now. Well he is finally getting his chance, and he plans to do it right. According to Foxx, Scorsese will direct the film while he will star in it. This film already has Terence Winter, who worked on The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street, and created Boardwalk Empire, signed on to write. Furthermore, the film has Mike Tyson’s full approval and support in making the project.