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With just a few weeks to go before the release of ‘Dom Hemingway’ in UK, Lionsgate has debuted the first TV spot online. Check it out below!
Focus Features have released first production stills for Jude’s upcoming movie, ‘Black Sea’ via Entertainment Weekly. You can see them in the gallery. Below you will also find the EW article that gives us a bit more insight into the movie and Jude’s character.
Jude Law is a handsome man. He’s got the look of a wealthy, privileged playboy and has been cast as such more than a few times in his career. So when The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald started looking for a blue-collar guy to take on the lead role in his submarine thriller Black Sea, it’s easy to understand why he was hesitant to even consider the golden boy.
“I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy,” Macdonald told EW. “If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.’”
But Law isn’t afraid of making an unglamorous transformation, whether he’s sporting rotting teeth for Contagion, yellowed fingernails for Road to Perdition, or an exaggerated receding hairline for Anna Karenina. He quickly convinced Macdonald that he could play the role of an embittered and unemployed former Navy man. Law adopted an Aberdeen accent, put on weight, built up his forearms and shoulders, shaved his head and let the stubble grow out and suddenly, he wasn’t the lithe Dickie Greenleaf anymore. He was a man you could imagine gathering a group of hardened Russian and British seamen for a trip to disputed waters, in search of treasure that might be sitting at the bottom of the Black Sea in a World War II era U-boat.
As we have mentioned earlier this week, the first official trailer for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has been released today, and you can watch it below. It was also just announced that the film will hit theaters on March 7, 2014!
Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” is set for release in 2014, but Fox Searchlight is ready to start the film’s marketing campaign right now. The studio unveiled the first poster for Anderson’s latest feature on Monday, and the film’s official site trumpets a trailer debut set for Oct. 17. Check out the poster in our gallery!
Jude Law found being naked on the ‘Dom Hemingway’ set ”a wonderful release”.
The 40-year-old actor who stars as lead Dom Hemingway in the film of the same name has a couple of nude scenes, one of which shows him walking through what appears to be a vineyard, and he found filming these had a great kind of freedom.
He told Empire magazine: ”I insisted we do the first scene first. I wanted to stroll on set naked and start as I meant to move on. I thought, ‘If I can do that with all the crew around and not care – be graphic and that vulnerable – then we’re going to be alright.’
”Actually, we did it on a test day, it wasn’t even a filming day. And it was a wonderful release, a wonderful sense that everything and anything could go.”
Jude gained 28lbs for his alter-ego by drinking 10 Coca-Cola soft drinks each day, eating calorific foods he also smoked 40 cigarettes daily to get the appearance of a heavy smoker.
The British star admits playing a character who eats, smokes and drinks a lot took its toll on him physically.
He revealed: ”I did get sick of it though. Towards the end, the last couple of weeks, I started to feel physically sick and drained. I was probably drinking too much at night, certainly drinking too much Coke and eating crap food during the day, smoking 40 a day…”
In this franchise-saturated world, one series that seemed to have gone quietly into the night is Guy Ritchie’s fun and footloose Sherlock Holmes. No more. According to Jude Law, speaking to Empire for November’s big interview, Victorian England’s finest gumshoe may soon be dusting off that cane of his and taking some names. Names, we assume, like ‘Moriarty’ and ‘Blackwood’ and, to a lesser extend, ‘hound’.
Law, who has already taken a couple of Sherlock 3 meetings with Warner Bros., has plenty of enthusiasm for the idea. “I hate celebrating anything I’ve done, but I’m so proud of those films. I think it was Joel Silver who said, ‘Take it out of that dusty room and put it on the street’.”
In a cliffhanger-off for the ages, both the big and small screen Sherlock Holmes adaptations are currently suspended somewhere on. or several hundred feet below, the Reichenbach Falls. The BBC take on Conan Doyle’s tale will find resolution when it airs early next year. According to Law, Guy Ritchie’s version may be tearing after it like a man in a three-piece chasing a hansom cab.
“I think Warners want it,” says Law, “and there’s a lot of want from us as a team. We want it to be better than the other two. We want to make sure it’s smarter and cleverer, but in the same realm.”
With a certain superhero world to service, Robert Downey Jr.’s schedule is a puzzle that would confound Holmes himself. The roadmap to the third instalment hasn’t proved straightforward, as Law explains. “It’s a slow process,” he says. “We’re all busy. So getting us together to try to nail that has taken a little bit longer than we had hoped.”
With Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce on scripting duties and a battle-hardened cast and crew to call on, it promises plenty of fizz as and when it finally comes together.
For more on Sherlock Holmes and a lot more from Jude Law, pick up the new issue of Empire, onsale right now.