Skip to main content

Taron Egerton Is Playing Elton John In Biopic 'Rocketman'

Could Benicio Del Toro Be The Villain In Star Wars: Episode VIII

Rian Johnson is directing the sci-fi sequel for Disney and Lucasfilm, which will release the movie in 2017.

Benicio del Toro has the offer to play the villain in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” multiple individuals familiar with casting process have told TheWrap. Discussions are still in the very early stages, but Disney and Lucasfilm are high on the Oscar-winning “Traffic” star.

A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Del Toro would be a strong fit for the sci-fi sequel, as he’s able to conjure menace on a whim. He’d also continue “Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams’ diverse vision for the “Star Wars” universe that will be led by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac going forward.

Rian Johnson is directing “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which is expected to start shooting early next year in advance of a May 26, 2017 release date. Ram Bergman is producing the film with Lucasfilm’s Kathy Kennedy.

Del Toro is already a member of the Disney family, having played a fun yet small role as The Collector in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” though he has indicated that he may not return for the upcoming sequel due in 2017.

Del Toro won an Oscar for his supporting performance as an honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic.” He’ll soon be seen alongside Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s crime drama “Sicario” and in an untitled Terrence Malick movie.

Del Toro, who’s also set to star opposite Idris Elba in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap,” is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.

Please Leave A Comment-

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Taron Egerton Is Playing Elton John In Biopic 'Rocketman'

Regular listeners to the Empire Podcast (sorry about the whole Call Me By Your Name theme ear worm, incidentally) will recall that we had Taron Egerton as a guest on the 300th episode, recorded in front of an audience on Valentine's Day. He talked up his hope that Elton John biopic Rocketman would finally come together, and now Paramount is closing a deal to finance and distribute the film worldwide.

The film, which has been through at least one previous incarnation (Michael Gracey directing Tom Hardy in the lead) is reuniting the Eddie The Eagle team of Egerton, director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn, who has been trying to get the movie made for a while, with Elton's blessing and the support of his company, Rocket Pictures.

Featuring a script by Lee Hall, Rocketman will follow the career of the artist formerly known as Reginald Dwight, from a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to a global superstar, through his influential and enduring musical partnership w…

ISLE OF DOGS & Wes Anderson Launch CrowdRise Campaign To Benefit @bestfriends

Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing. They believe that by working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All by 2025.



6 people will win the full set of 6 figures
These sets are 6 of only 100 ever made
They will NOT be sold in any stores
These figures were designed and hand finished in London by the same puppet makers who created the puppets for the film
Each set comes with 5 dogs and Atari
This is your chance to own a piece of Wes Anderson and "Isle of Dogs" history

Every $10 is a chance to win, so $50 = 5 entries

Click Here for the official CrowdRise page.

No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win

Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms

Plea…

#IFEELPRETTY Movie Review

In I FEEL PRETTY an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Zach reviews: I FEEL PRETTY



Website: http://www.sandwichjohnfilms.com
Youtube Channel for sandwichjohnfilms: https://tinyurl.com/y9f6kf2k

Make sure to follow Zach on
Twitter-https://twitter.com/popetheking?lang=en
Youtube- https://tinyurl.com/y8vjd6k6

Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms


Please Leave A Comment-