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‘Dom Hemingway’ is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray since March 31st, and today we’ve got our own copy to provide you with Blu-ray screencaptures of Jude’s arguably career-best performance!
Do not view these captures if you have not yet seen the movie and do not want to be spoiled! Due to the nature of the film, some images are also NSFW.
Richard Shepard’s ‘Dom Hemingway’, starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke and Demian Bichir hits US theaters today, April 2 in select theaters! Here are the first few weeks of cities–keep checking your local theaters for when it will open near you!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
NEW YORK, NY
AMC Lincoln Square, New York, NY
Angelika FIlm Center, New York, NY
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
EL CERRITO, CA
KEW GARDENS, NY
NEW CITY, NY
PALO ALTO, CA
ROYAL OAK, MI
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN RAFAEL, CA
SOUTH NORWALK, CT
On screen, Jude Law is a very pretty man. In person, the actor doesn’t disappoint. At 41, he still looks like Dickie Greenleaf, the bronzed, handsome playboy he played to cocky perfection in 1999′s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The man doesn’t age. So it’s therefore alarming to see him as the titular goon in this Wednesday’s lewd comedy “Dom Hemingway.”
In Richard Shepard’s film, Law dons a prosthetic nose enhancement, some gnarly teeth, and sports severe mutton chops to play a womanizing safe-cracker out to score after being released from a long stint in prison. The performance is unlike anything the actor’s done, and it’s clear from speaking with him that he relished the opportunity to mask his trademark good looks to best embody Dom.
In the opening scene of “Dom,” you rant on about the size of your member while being blown. Watching the scene, my jaw was on the floor. Was it the same reading it?
Well I was just shocked, you know, it’s quite hard to shock people I think nowadays. And I was genuinely quite shocked because of the excess, and the immodesty of him. I was immediately just sort of drawn, at the sheer balls of the character, and at the sort of vitality, and also because it genuinely made me laugh, it made me laugh out loud. And I still find it very very funny. But, the first scene sort of set the bar.
That scene is just you talking directly to the camera. Did you practice that one in front of a mirror?
No, I’ve never really rehearsed in front of mirrors. I mean, the whole thing, the whole script, Richard and I picked through word by word. Over a period of about four months, we kept meeting and he’d go and just do tiny, tiny little tweaks here and there, and over that period I was learning it, and writing a kinda whole back story so that we both knew exactly what had gotten Dom exactly where he was, so that those little references had some kind of resonance. And we ran a bunch of stuff together, the monologues together, in various situations. And really it was a case of just sort of monitoring. I remember a key note from Richard was, “As Dom’s rants start to rev up, he starts to enjoy himself, and there’s a sort of relish in him using these words, this poetry. And as soon as you start to see that, you know he’s on a role, and that he’s not going to stop.”
Brace your ears/morals & then watch Jude get his F-bombs on in this Filthy Dom Hemingway Swear Montage:
THR has word that upcoming Melissa McCarthy’s action comedy previously titled as ‘Susan Cooper’ is now called ‘Spy’. There is also more information regarding the plot. The movie centers on a CIA analyst (McCarthy) who goes into the field to find the person responsible for the death of her lover. Jude is that lover, a suave super-spy, while Jason Statham will play an overconfident yet clumsy spy. Also in the cast are Rose Byrne and British comedienne Miranda Hart. The recent additions to the cast are Bobby Cannavale – who will be playing one of the villains, an Italian playboy – and Nia Long who will play one of the heads of the CIA. Filming starts in Budapest on Monday.
‘Dom Hemingway’ director Richard Shepard and co-stars Jude Law, Madalina Diana Ghenea, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Demian Bichir attended the Fox Searchlight Pictures’ ‘Dom Hemingway’ screening hosted by The Cinema Society And Links Of London yesterday in New York City. ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham was also in attendance, and she posed with Jude on the red carpet. See photos!
“Dom Hemingway” opens with a scene where Jude Law gives an uninterrupted, unflinching monologue about his penis, an idea that came naturally to the film’s writer-director Richard Shepard.
“I can talk about my cock for hours,” Shepard said at the Cinema Society and Links of London screening of his new film in downtown New York. “Once I wrote that scene, I thought, I get this guy. I get his ego, his sense of humor, his weirdness. The rest of it kind of just appeared.”
The poster for the Fox Searchlight release is similarly-crotch focused, with Dom lounging in a chair with a whiskey and his legs open. “We made all his suits very tight, because he’s been in prison for 12 years,” Shepard explained. “So when he sits, things get shown in ways they shouldn’t.”
Jude Law took credit for that character flaw. “I got this idea with the suit, when he left prison, he got it cut in the wrong areas,” said Law, who packed on a few extra pounds to play his reformed criminal by eating tubs of ice cream, hamburgers and pints of Lager. But that decision didn’t sit well with the film’s tailor. “He kept saying, ‘You can’t do this!’” Law recalled. “It went against his own nature of somebody who wanted the suit to look good.”
Jude talked about ‘Dom Hemingway’ (and listed some London’s hotspots!) on The Daily Show yesterday, and today we have a video of his appearance on the show: