Robert Redford is the kind of guy that could probably get just about anyone to be in his movies. His latest cinematic venture, The Company You Keep, will star Redford (who is also directing) as a militant activist in the run after his identity is uprooted by a tenacious young reporter, played by Shia LaBeouf. Joining the starring duo in the film are two masters of the art of the supporting role: Chris Cooper and Stanley Tucci.
Chris Cooper can be best remembered for playing an army solider in movies such as American Beauty, Jarhead, The Patriot, Remember Me, Amigo, Pharoah's Army and Me, Myself & Irene. The guy's got a type—but he's actually the best part of many of those films. It's not out of the realm of possibility to assume that Cooper will play a military character in this film, considering the subject matter of national security, but we know he'll do it well.
Stanley Tucci, on the other hand, has a different type attached to him: the doctor. Tucci has played a doctor of varying sorts in films including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Core, Monkey Shines and on television series ER and 3 lbs. Again, not a stretch to think that he might be doctoring it up in Redford's Company. Doctors can pretty much show up in any film without it seeming too out of place.
Along with the activist, the reporter, the soldier and the doc, The Company You Keep will boasts a cast including Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Brit Marling, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Root and Julie Christie.
We thought we'd heard the last of Robert Redford's The Company You Keep earlier this month, when rising star Brit Marling was added to the cast. Turns out that was basically just the beginning.
Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Richard Jenkins have all signed up for the Redford-directed Company, about a man (played by the double-duty-pulling Redford) on the run from the FBI for three decades following his involvement in a bank robbery.
The latest trio of big names will join Shia LaBeouf and Nick Nolte in the drama/thriller, which began shooting in July and is slated for a 2012 release.
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The star, known for his role as Dr. Harry Harper on hit U.K. hospital drama Casualty, passed away at a London clinic on Thursday night (14Oct10) with his wife, actress Susan George, by his side.
MacCorkindale went public with his cancer battle last year (09), revealing doctors had discovered a tumour in his bowel in 2006. He learned the cancer was terminal after it spread to his lungs in 2007.
The actor began his career in the theatre and made his West End debut in a production of Pygmalion.
He shot to fame after starring in Agatha Christie murder mystery Death on the Nile in 1978, and went on to star in small screen hits Dynasty and Dukes of Hazzard.
However, MacCorkindale will perhaps be best remembered for his appearances in 1980s U.S. series Manimal and Falcon Crest, as well as the six years he spent on Casualty.
Paying tribute to her husband, actress George says, "No-one could have fought this disease any harder than he did since being diagnosed four years ago.
"He fought it with such strength, courage and belief. Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms.
"To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart. He will live on in me forever."
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.