No specific plot details have been given, but Matt Damon revealed last week that the story is set in a "post-Snowden world," with the main action taking place in a "austerity-riddled Europe." Edward Snowden was the CIA analyst who leaked confidential documents outlining the U.S. government's tactics for spying on the American public. The actor also confirmed that filming will begin in Greece, ending in Las Vegas. The main themes of this plot will revolve around spying on the public, civil liberties and democracy in general.
Vincent Cassel joins a cast that also includes Julia Stiles, reprising her role as Nicky Parsons from the original Bourne trilogy, along with new casting additions Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones. You may recall that, in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, before his bout with amnesia, Nicky hinted that she was romantically involved with Jason Bourne. It remains to be seen if that plot line will continue in this action-thriller.Read More
Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel have signed on to star in The Tale of Tales for Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah).
While no specific story details were released, the project is based on three stories from Italian author Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti (The Tale of Tales), which was published in two volumes in 1634 and 1636. The stories went largely unnoticed until the Brothers Grimm offered high praise, calling it the first "national" collection of fairy tales. Among the stories included are the earliest known versions of Rapunzel and Cinderella. It isn't known which three stories The Tale of Tales will be based on, but the project is described as an ambitious period fantasy piece.Read More
Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Vincent Cassel and Shea Whigham have signed on to star in Momentum for Moonrise Pictures and director Stephen Campanelli.
The action-thriller centers on a thief (Olga Kurylenko) who is forced to go on the run to evade the authorities and a ruthless gang of assassins, lead by Vincent Cassel's character. No details were given for Morgan Freeman and Shea Whigham's roles.Read More
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released four new photos from Danny Boyle's heist thriller, Trance. James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson star in this art theft drama about an auctioneer who plots to steal a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction.
In case you missed them last week, check out our exclusive interviews with director Danny Boyle and the cast below.Read More
Critically-acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine) returns with his latest thriller Trance, which delves deep into the human psyche. James McAvoy stars as Simon, an art auctioneer who double-crosses a group of thieves during an art heist that goes terribly awry. When Simon can't remember the whereabouts of this priceless painting, Franck (Vincent Cassel) enlists the help of Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson), a hypnotherapist who explores Simon's subconscious mind to try and recover the painting's location. Our own Ryan J. Downey recently sat down with stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, and filmmaker Danny Boyle to discuss this mind-bending tale of intrigue. Watch our exclusive interviews to get inside the heads of the Trance cast and crew.
Trance was released April 5th, 2013.Read More
Actors Vincent Cassel (A Dangerous Method) and Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) have signed on to star in Beauty and the Beast, a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale from director Christophe Gans.
Richard Grandpierre is producing Beauty and the Beast, which is scheduled to begin production in October. French companies Eskwad and Pathe are backing the project financially.Read More
Actors Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel have joined the cast of Trance for director Danny Boyle.
The actors join James McAvoy in the primary lead roles of this drama, which centers on an art heist gone awry. James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel will portray the partners who concoct this elaborate scheme, while Rosario Dawson plays a woman who has an unusual relationship with both men. We reported earlier this month that Colin Firth was a contender for one of the lead roles, with Scarlett Johansson up for the main female role.Read More
Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the US Rights to David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method from UK based Hanway Films. The film, produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast), stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The film is currently in post-production.
Cronenberg once again gathered a prestigious crew to work on A Dangerous Method, director of photography Peter Suschitsky (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises), composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar), editor Ronald Sanders (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Coraline), costume designer Denise Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, The Incredible Hulk) and production designer James McAteer (Good Will Hunting, A History of Violence, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). The screenplay was adapted by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, The Quiet American) from his own play.Read More