Jesse Plemons Taking Over Starring Role In Martin Scorsese’s Western Drama ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

If you’ve been sleeping on Jesse Plemons, now is the time to wake the freakity freak up. The dude is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood right now. He can do drama, he can do comedy, he can do action…he can do it all!

And now, the best of the best want to work with him. It’s being reported that Jesse Plemons will be joining Martin Scorsese’s big budget Western drama, Killers of the Flower Moon.

The film has reportedly gone through some major changes this past year, which resulted in Paramount selling the project to Apple. Apparently, there were changes to the script that made it less commercial.

According to the report, Plemons will have the lead role in this film, which is big news because the lead role was first going to be Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leo will now play a secondary character, which is apparently what he wanted from the start.

Based on David Grann’s bestseller and set in 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. Plemons will play the lead FBI agent investigating the murders.

Plemons should still be in the mindset of an FBI agent, considering he just played one in the film, Judas and the Black Messiah.

‘Flower Moon’ will begin filming in May.

Check Out The Final, Super Creepy Trailer For ‘Antlers’ Starring Keri Russell

If you’ve been following our little site here, then you might know I’m a huge fan of Jesse Plemons. I’ll watch anything he’s in. He was great in Breaking Bad, Game Night, Black Mirror, Fargo and the very underrated film, Other People.

So when I heard he was starring in an upcoming horror flick produced by Guillermo del Toro, well, I was pretty excited.

The film, ‘Antlers‘ stars Plemons, Keri Russell, and Jeremy T. Thomas. Russell plays a teacher in a small town and Plemons plays her brother, who just so happens to be the sheriff.

Together, they “discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.”

All the trailers have looked super creepy, and this final trailer is no different.

‘Antlers’ is expected to hit theaters April 17, 2020. Check out the final trailer below…

Jessie Buckley Set To Replace Brie Larson In Upcoming Charlie Kaufman Netflix Film

Charlie Kaufman just might be one of my favorite living screenwriters. He’s created beautiful films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. His movies aren’t just entertaining, they’re something else entirely…something foreign to the human brain.

Back in December of last year, we told you that Brie Larson and Jesse Plemons were set to star in Kaufman’s upcoming Netflix film, which is based on the 2016 novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

Now it’s being reported that Larson was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling issues. She’s busy being a superhero now, you know?

According to the reports, Irish singer/actress Jessie Buckley will replace Larson in the flick. She will be joined by Plemons, Toni Collette and David Thewlis.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things follows Jake (Plemons), a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.

Jesse Plemons Set To Star In Charlie Kaufman’s Upcoming Film ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

You hear a lot about Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet, but you don’t hear as much about another young actor, Jesse Plemons. He has a few years on Chalamet and Hedges, but he’s only 30-years-old and he’s been quietly putting out some great work.

He was hilarious in ‘Game Night,’ and his performance in the indie flick ‘Other People‘ was absolutely beautiful. The dude has serious talent, and it looks like that talent will shine in Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film, I’m thinking of Ending Things.

Variety reports:

“Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Brie Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.”

Kaufman is directing this flick for Netflix. He’s also writing the script, which is based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel of the same name.

I’m super excited about this project. Brie Larson and Jesse Plemons are great talents, but when you combine them with someone like Kaufman? The sky is the limit. This is the dude who wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich.

No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.

Jesse Plemons Will Play Villain Role Opposite Dwayne Johnson In Disney’s Upcoming ‘Jungle Cruise’ Film

If you don’t know who Jesse Plemons is, you should dedicate this upcoming weekend to get acquainted with him. The dude kills it in every role he lands. Most recently he played the hilarious/creepy cop character in Game Night. He was probably the best part of the movie. He also starred in the 2016 dramedy Other People, which was one of my favorite films of the year.

And now you’ll be able to find him in the upcoming Disney film The Jungle Cruise. He’ll be playing a villain opposite of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Variety reports:

“Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the movie based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in several Disney Parks across the globe and takes guests on a guided tour through the rivers of the world. Michael Green (“Logan”) penned the most recent draft of the script, rewritten from screenplay by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

Disney plans to develop the film as a possible franchise in the vein of its billion-dollar ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series.”

Still not sure when this film is expected to hit theaters, but we will keep you posted.

Movie Review: Black Mass (2015) – Depp Returns To His Element of Playing Complex Characters.

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If you’re as sick of watching Johnny Depp play eccentric, weirdly dressed characters, or dudes in guyliner as I am, then Black Mass will be a welcome respite for you. This movie sees Depp go back to his roots, as one of the best method actors around.

The premise is based on the real life drama that saw one of the biggest criminals in history, Whitey Bulger, become an FBI informant. It focuses on FBI Special Agent (Joel Edgerton), a man who actually knew and admired Bulger when he was growing up in South Boston. Of course, Connelly went the other way with his career and eventually tried to turn Bulger (Johnny Depp) into a FBI informant. Of course, this informant deal is a bit well…unethical. In this case, Bulger won’t inform on any of his Irish mob buddies. Instead, he’ll be ratting on the Patriarca crime family. It isn’t long before Bulger uses the opportunity to get the FBI to take out the competition for him, with bloody and catastrophic results.

The acting in this was extremely well done. Depp is barely recognizable as the balding, paunchy Bulger and Edgerton stand out as an agent whose own moral compass becomes increasingly skewed. Ironically, Edgerton actually reminded me a bit of when Depp played Donnie Brasco.

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I liked that they stuck to accuracy in the Whitey Bulger story. Much of what was presented is widely believed to actually have happened, though there are a few disputes from some of the key players, for obvious reasons. They had to mess with the timeline a bit to make it work, but in reality, I liked that they tried to go with the story and not embellish a story that was pretty good on its face.

On the flip, I think they tried a bit too hard to make Bulger likeable. In one scene, that I highly doubt ever happen, Bulger stops to help some old lady with her groceries, because deep down, he’s just a gentlemanly south Boston boy. Oh, please…I think enough court records and information exists to make it pretty darn believable that if Bulger did ever help a woman with her groceries, it was for the purpose of stealing them. Why does every gangster movie need to focus on the goal of turning said gangster into Robin Hood?

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The sad fact is, sometimes, people are just sociopathic monsters. Bulger falls far more on that side than he does of a saintly robin hood. I can accept the fact that he wasn’t a saint. I don’t need to sympathize with him to understand him. In fact, I don’t want to. I have no desire to join any kind of criminal fraternity. If I need moral ambiguity, I’ll get it from Connolly, the truly sympathetic character in this film.

But that slim complaint aside, I will say this is an enjoyable, well written piece that returned Depp to his element of playing complex characters. I had my doubts about him playing Whitey, but he pulled it off. That alone makes this movie worth the watch.


four and a half stars

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