The Counselor (2013) Exclusive International Trailer #1 & Photos

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The Counselor is an upcoming thriller film co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, which is also his first original screenplay to be produced. McCarthy has written at least three other screenplays that are known: Whales and Men, Cities of the Plain (1984) and No Country for Old Men (“began as a screenplay in 1984″). The film stars Michael Fassbender, with Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, and Javier Bardem in supporting roles. The Counselor is set to be released in the United States and Canada on October 25, 2013. The film tells the story of a lawyer, played by Fassbender, who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. The film will be dedicated in memory of the director’s brother Tony Scott.

A full-length 2nd trailer for this film has been released today! Check it out below! For the 1st trailer please click HERE.

PLOT: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

I’ve made over 10 HD stills from the trailer, and also uploaded several awesome on set photos from the making of this film! Check them out in the gallery of my fansite, click the links below!

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Twelve Years a Slave (2013) Exclusive Trailer & Photos

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12 Years a Slave is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and written by McQueen and John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup; Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Giamatti also stars in the film. 12 Years a Slave is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2013.

PLOT: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

I’ve uploaded a lot of HQ stills from this film, made some HD stills from the trailer, uploaded an exclusive poster and on set photos!

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Twelve Years a Slave (2013) Exclusive News & Photos

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Twelve Years a Slave, slated for a fall release, is director Steve McQueen’s adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, an African-American who was born a free man but was tricked, captured and sold into slavery. He wound up working for 12 years on Louisiana plantations. The British filmmaker is well-versed in American history, but he found Northup’s story to be completely obscure.

“It was the Anne Frank story of America of that time,” says McQueen. “It’s the situation and the detail of Solomon’s recollection of those events that ingrained itself in my brain, and the humanity of everyone involved.”

One of the things that stood out when McQueen read the book was how much of a gentleman Northup was, even under extreme circumstances. That’s why he tapped English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Kinky Boots, American Gangster) to bring the figure to life. “He’s like a Sidney Poitier or even Harry Belafonte,” McQueen says. “There’s a certain kind of class and dignity about him. He brings that with him wherever he goes.”

The movie is a historical tale but also very much a straightforward and humbling journey for the audience, Ejiofor says. “He goes through an extraordinary ordeal, a very painful, brutal experience, and found a kind of redemption on the other side of it.” Northup actually struck up an “extraordinary friendship” with his first owner, Baptist preacher William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), says Ejiofor. But most of his 12 years was spent under the watch of the cruel planter Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), who posed an incredible physical and mental challenge to Solomon.

“Edwin Epps was able to create a very oppressive circumstance with great ease, almost flippantly” says Ejiofor. “It’s a very dramatic relationship and interesting dynamic they have as Solomon is attempting to survive it. Epps is not some Machiavellian character — he just has a mindset and a personality that allowed him to behave in a certain way to the people he owns.”

McQueen, who cast Fassbender in his dramas Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011), says the actor has an intensity to his performance “that no one’s ever seen before, and that’s saying something.” Recent best-actress Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Solomon’s young daughter, and the cast also includes her Beasts of the Southern Wildco-star Dwight Henry,The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Paul Giamatti and Alfre Woodard. The film also features newcomer Lupita Nyong’o — “a star is born,” McQueen says of his discovery. A recent Yale drama grad, Nyong’o plays Patsey, a slave whom Solomon befriends on the plantation and who has a volatile relationship with Epps, much to dismay of Epps’ wife (Sarah Paulson).

Brad Pitt has a small role as a Canadian carpenter who is integral to Solomon’s eventual freedom, but he played a much larger part as a producer and A-list force behind the scenes. “Without Brad, this film wouldn’t have been made. Fact,” McQueen says. “Just his presence sometimes could lift everyone’s mood. It’s like having a great ballplayer on a team. He doesn’t have to play a big role, but his presence can lift everyone’s game.”

McQueen and Ejiofor appreciate that Twelve Years a Slave will be many moviegoers’ introduction to an important figure along the lines of a Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass. “His story is not something that’s been mythologized or idealized. It’s raw and it’s right there and it’s a real connection,” Ejiofor says. “You can look at this film and be of any ethnic grouping and identify with Solomon,” McQueen adds. “He has been taken away into circumstances that are horrific and not pleasant. All he wants is to get back to his family.” [source]

Steve McQueen’s eagerly anticipated 12 Years a Slave gets an October 18th release date, putting it smack in the middle of the best time to release movies into the Oscar race. The pic marks McQueen and Fassbender’s third collaboration, the first two being The Hunger and Shame. [source]

Last week, Fox Searchlight has released a set of official photos from the upcoming film, giving us our very first look at it. And with this reveal, I’ll say that the first trailer is a few days away, as is often the case when marketing engines begin (usually with some still photos to tease, followed by a poster, and then, finally, a first trailer). Check out the photos in the gallery of my fansite!

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The Counselor (2013) Exclusive Movie Stills

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New exclusive official promo stills have been released for The Couselor film, and i am happy to share them with you! The Counselor is an upcoming thriller film co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, which is also his first original screenplay to be produced. The film stars Michael Fassbender, with Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, and Javier Bardem in supporting roles. The film is set to be released in the United States and Canada on October 25, 2013.

PLOT: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

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Angel (2007) Gallery Updates

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Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British film based on novel of the same name by Elizabeth Taylor, about the life of a fiery and passionate young writer. The protagonist was portrayed by Romola Garai, director François Ozon’s first and only choice for the role. Other characters were played by Michael Fassbender, Sam Neill and Charlotte Rampling, amongst others.

PLOT: The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Angel received mixed reviews, with a 50% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Matthew Turner of View London called it an “Enjoyable, impressively directed melodrama that stays just the right side of kitsch and features a superb performance by Romola Garai.” Whilst also stating that “The film’s biggest problem is that Angel is such a thoroughly obnoxious character that it’s impossible to engage with her on an emotional level”, he ended saying that “Ozon’s films are always worth watching and Angel is no exception, thanks to great direction and a committed performance from Garai.” I’ve made over 300 stills from the film, also uploaded posters, on set and promo photos. Check them out in the gallery or in the links below!

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The Counselor (2013) Exclusive Trailer & Photos

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The Counselor is an upcoming thriller film co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, which is also his first original screenplay to be produced. McCarthy has written at least three other screenplays that are known: Whales and Men, Cities of the Plain (1984) and No Country for Old Men (“began as a screenplay in 1984″). The film stars Michael Fassbender, with Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, and Javier Bardem in supporting roles. The Counselor is set to be released in the United States and Canada on October 25, 2013. The film tells the story of a lawyer, played by Fassbender, who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. The film will be dedicated in memory of the director’s brother Tony Scott.

PLOT: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

I’ve made 10 HD stills from the trailer, and also uploaded several awesome on set photos from the making of this film! Check them out in the gallery of my fansite, click the links below!

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Michael Fassbender exclusive appearance on Top Gear

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Top Gear is a British television show about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the world’s most widely watched factual television programme. Michael Fassbender appeared as a guest star in the 4th episode of the 18th season of this show. He was interviewed about his latest projects : Shame, X-Men First Class and A Dangerous Method. Michael also drove the car, and gained a record lap time (#3 from the Top Gear list) of 1 min 42 sec. It was an amazing interview and i made a LOT of HQ photos (over 160 HD screenshots)! Check them out in the gallery and links below!

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Gallery Updates for May 2013 (Over 900 Photos)

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Greeting everyone! I’ve been working hard, ever since i opened my fansite, to bring you all the best and latest Michael Fassbender media content and news. I finally finished updating my Photoshoots and Red Carpet Events sections, and now the Photoshoot category contains over 60 albums, and the Red Carpet Events category – over 20 albums!!! Most of the photos are HQ, but there are also MQ and LQ ones. I’ll be updating this section continuously, but for now, check it out!!!
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Eden Lake (2008) Gallery Updates

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Eden Lake is a 2008 British horror film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O’Connell. According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film is rated as “fresh”, with a score of 83% based on 23 reviews, summing up opinion as: “A brutal and effective British hoodie-horror that, despite the clichés, stays on the right side of scary.” I have uploaded over 130 HQ photos from this film in the following sections : Posters, HD Still (screencaps), Movie Still.

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Sarah Paulson on playing Michael Fassbender’s wife

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With a newly extended run and two Lucille Lortel nominees to boot, the Off Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Talley’s Folly has much to celebrate. Though one of its stars, Sarah Paulson, is best known for her prolific TV work (most recently, Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story), she’s been acting on and off Broadway since the age of 16. She stars as Sally Talley in the two-person show alongside three-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as a young nurse from Missouri with a dark secret. VF Daily caught up with Paulson about competing with Scarlett Johansson for Broadway gigs, her dream roles, and working with Michael Fassbender in Twelve Years a Slave. Highlights from our chat:

VF Daily: How has it been to be back onstage? You’re no stranger to the theater.

Sarah Paulson: It’s pretty exciting. The last play I did was another two-character play on Broadway, with Linda Lavin. It was a Donald Margulies play. So this was the first time I’ve been onstage in three years, and it was both totally exciting and completely petrifying, as everything involving theater is.

I know we’ve seen you a lot in film and even more so on television lately. Is theater something you were looking to do again?

In my fantasy I would like to be onstage once a year. Sometimes it doesn’t work out with the timing of a TV schedule. I prefer to be onstage as much as possible, but the great parts don’t come along that much and sometimes really famous movie stars snatch them up.

I know your schedule is probably so crazy, but have you been able to see anything?

When I first got here we were in rehearsal, so we had our evenings free. I saw The Other Place with Laurie Metcalf, which is probably my favorite performance I’ve seen here. I think that she is a truly astonishing theater beast. She’s a theater creature.

On to Talley’s Folly. What a beautiful, romantic show. How has the response been for you?

I’ve never been a part of a play before where I’ve been able to feel the emotion from the audience by the end of the story. We’ve been collecting for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the last week, so Danny makes a curtain speech so the lights come up and you can see all these people in the audience with their tissues out, wiping their eyes—men and women and younger people. It’s just a very powerful thing to be a part of to know that the story you’ve told has moved people.

In the play, your character, Sally Talley, alludes to the fact that she may be in love with Matt. After an hour of watching her reject him, she finally cracks.

I think he was the first person that she met that she could imagine having a life with. Probably the reason it was so devastating for her was that she knew she couldn’t because of the secret that she was holding was all the more reason for her to try to push him away. She knew that if he got too close, she would never want to leave him.

Do you relate to Sally at all?

I do. I usually feel like the role comes to you to sort of illuminate some piece of where you are in your life. I feel like I myself am a single woman and I’m childless—by choice—at this point, and I don’t know what will happen.

The thing I worry about for myself is I spend a lot of time alone, and another person comes around and you’re like, What are you doing here? Get out of here. I definitely feel a connection with her because I understand what it means to believe so deeply that there’s something true about you that maybe you’re not a person that can be loved and that you’re broken and that you’re not a viable option for someone if they really knew your secrets and things. I can certainly relate to that.

What are your hopes for the takeaway?

I think the greatest thing about this play is that there’s a tremendous love story here, but there’s a tremendous story about the power of hope. Any kind of hope in life is a win. To not have any hope is where things start to get really bleak. Things are possible. The impossible can be possible. I love the idea of people walking away with the idea of hope and possibility.

Is there anything that you’re dying to do onstage?

There’s one character I’ve wanted to play my whole life, but I think I’m too long in the tooth for it. I always wanted to play Abigail in The Crucible. And I would like to play Hedda Gabler, actually. That’s something I’d like to do. I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance. That’s a role that, you know, Scarlett Johansson may want to play, so I may be out, you know?

You did a part in Twelve Years a Slave. How was that? I mean Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, my God.

I play Michael Fassbender’s wife in the movie.

Oh, nice.

I’ll say. He’s really the most spectacular creature. That was a pretty amazing job. I play a very horrible, racist woman, but I think the movie is going to be very powerful. I just looped a little bit of it the other day to rerecord some dialogue and it was my first time seeing some of it. It looks incredible. I feel very proud to be a part of it. Steve McQueen is a genius, a really special filmmaker.

I have to ask just because I’m curious—you were wearing a wig, right?

Yes, ma’am. I’ve had many wigs for this character. For whatever reason, the first wig I had on my head didn’t like me. One day I was onstage, and, you know, I don’t leave the stage for essentially 97 minutes. All of a sudden it looked like a bird or a small chipmunk had crawled up the back of my wig.

Oh my God.

I had a freak attack and jumped out like I had stuck my finger in an electric socket. So we had to get me a different wig. [source]