Check Out First Image Of Saoirse Ronan And Sam Rockwell In Upcoming Murder Mystery ‘See How They Run’

Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell, two actors with a lot of charm, are teaming up in the Searchlight murder mystery film, See How They Run.

The studio just released the film’s title and the first images this week. In addition to Ronan and Rockwell, the ensemble cast includes Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson and David Oyelowo.

The film is set in the West End of 1950s London, where plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

Tom George directed the flick. He’s directed several episodes of television, but it looks like this will be his first feature film, and what a cast to have for your first feature.

Production recently wrapped on the movie and it’s currently set for a release date in 2022. According to the report, it will be a theatrical release, so no streaming plan here.

Gotta say, I’m excited for this. I love a good murder mystery, and with Rockwell and Ronan sharing the spotlight? I’m all the way in.

Saoirse Ronan, David Oyelowo And Sam Rockwell Set To Star In Murder Mystery Film

Murder mystery films are hot right now, thanks in large part to the success of Knives Out, which was released around Thanksgiving in 2019. The film was a hit with critics and made over $300 million worldwide.

Now other studios are trying to cash in on the murder mystery train. It was announced this week that Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and David Oyelowo are set to star in an upcoming murder mystery thriller from Searchlight Pictures.

Tom George is on board to helm from a script by Mark Chappell. The story is set in 1950s London, where a desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular West End play into a film. When members of the production are murdered, world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and overzealous rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) find themselves in the midst of a puzzling whodunit within London’s glamorous Theatreland and sordid underground.

No word on when production will begin, but with the leads attached and the script complete, it’ll likely be sometime within the next few months.

It should be a successful film. That’s a lot of talent listed above. Not sure if it’ll be more dramatic or more comedic, but Rockwell’s characters usually have a little bit of humor to them, so we’re assuming he will be providing the comedic relief.

Sam Rockwell Set To Star In Upcoming Merle Haggard Biopic

Sam Rockwell is one of the more talented actors in Hollywood, and in recent years, he has really showed off his talents. In 2018, he won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

In 2019, he was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in Vice.

And now? Well, he’s coming for that best actor nomination! Forget the supporting role!

According to a new report, Rockwell is set to star in an upcoming Merle Haggard biopic. Amazon Studios has purchased a package for a film biopic of the legendary country singer.

Rockwell will reportedly do his own singing as well, which should be interesting.

Robin Bissell will direct the film, and he will write the script with Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard, based on the Haggard memoir Sing Me Back Home. Bissell and Haggard will produce the film together.

Haggard had a long and storied career, but the film will focus on his tumultuous rise from inmate who served three years at San Quentin – where he was among the prisoners who watched the first prison performance of Johnny Cash in a life changing moment.

Certainly sounds like it could be Oscar material. No word on when filming might begin, but we’ll keep you posted!

Watch Scarlett Johansson And Sam Rockwell In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Described as an “anti-hate satire” about a young boy who befriends an imaginary Adolf Hitler, Jojo Rabbit, promises to bring on the zaniness.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Taika Waititi (who is also the director of the film)

This teaser trailer is just one minute long but that’s long enough to get us excited. When I first read about this project, I kinda rolled my eyes, but after watching this trailer…I really dig it.

Jojo Rabbit will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is due in theaters on October 18, indicating that the film will likely make a run at competing for an Oscar too. And no matter what it has in store, it sure looks fun.

Check out the goofy trailer below…

Jessica Chastain And Sam Rockwell Star In Trailer For ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

Fresh off a Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars, Sam Rockwell returns to the big screen in Susanna White’s historical drama Woman Walks Ahead.

The film stars Jessica Chastain as widowed artist Catherine Weldon who travels alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. But while she’s there, she finds herself in the middle of conflict between the Lakota tribe and the US Army.

It premiered at TIFF last year, and the reaction was pretty mixed. It doesn’t look like it’s a bad film, but maybe just a bit of a boring one.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters June 29, 2018. You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

“Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position.”

Sam Rockwell Will Play George W. Bush In Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Biopic

We finally have the Bush!

As you might have heard, Adam McKay is teaming up with Christian Bale once more for the Dick Cheney biopic, Cheney. McKay and Bale previously worked together on the 2015 award-winning film, The Big Short.

Bale will play Cheney in this upcoming biopic of the former vice president. Amy Adams will play his wife and Steve Carell (who also starred in The Big Short) is set to play Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Those roles were decided early in this production.

One of the last major roles needing to be cast? George W. Bush. After looking at several actors, McKay and Annapurna Pictures decided Sam Rockwell was the man for the job. It’s a great decision. I’ve always got this strange George Bush vibe from Rockwell, like, it was always on my mind that he could play Bush in a movie one day. He has the look, the voice, and even the body language.

So what will the movie focus on? Well, it looks like it’s tackling Cheney’s entire life.

“Bale is portraying the titular character in a story that chronicles Cheney avoiding military service in the Vietnam War, his rise to CEO of the multinational corporation Halliburton and finally becoming what some have called the most powerful U.S. vice president ever to hold office.”

Filming could start as early as September. No word on when we should expect to see this released, but we will keep you posted.

Movie Review: Laggies (2014) – A Coming of Age Movie for those Coming of Age a Little Bit Late

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Laggies might be the movie of the Millennial generation. It’s a fantastic look at something that is all too true for most young adults these days; perpetual childhood and living with their parents.

Megan (Keira Knightly) is an overeducated, unemployed 28-year-old. She also lacks any kind of motivation to change all that, despite that fact that she’s lagging behind all of her friends, who are checking off life milestone after life milestone. Then she meets 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).

I love this movie because I feel like Megan is a character that we so rarely see. In a box office stuffed full of Type-A females who only want to get married so they can nag a man to death, Megan is a refreshing chance of pace. She’s a barely lived, world weary slacker who has no interest in moving forward with her life. She’s lazy, unmotivated, messy and broken. Simply put, she’s a lot more real than most of the female leads in movies today.

This is a charming coming of age movie for those who are coming of age a little bit later. The two leads are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Megan has no responsibility while Craig is nothing but responsibility. Megan can’t find a way to move to the next phase of her life, and has to do something stupid to figure it out. It’s a good premise and a sweet story with an edge. For example, Megan meets Annika when she buys her beer and then spends half the night getting drunk with a bunch of 16-year-olds.

But it’s a movie, not a moral lesson. It’s fun, it’s clever and it’s potentially one of the smartest comedies I’ve seen in a while. Not since I saw the seriously underrated Young Adult with Charlize Theron have I seen a broken female lead played so well.

The movie is admirably polished and Keira Knightly was ideal for the lead. The clever way that she has to move backwards to move forwards is quirky, but at the same time a little bit heartbreaking.

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It’s a surprisingly socially relevant movie. The fact is, there are many 28-year-olds living like Megan these days. For some, it’s not lack of motivation; it’s just lack of job prospects. For others, the lack of prospects has spawned the lack of motivation. It’s surprisingly easy to get comfortable behaving like a child when you’re an adult. A lot of Millennials and younger will be able to identify with this character.

It’s as inspirational as it is inappropriate and a thoroughly charming find. This is a date night movie for those who find traditional rom-coms not edgy enough. It’s dark enough to keep from being too sweet and clever enough to go after a demographic that is relatively new; post-college kids in the midst of a quarter life crisis.

Laggies was worth the watch and is a great choice if you’re tired of candy floss rom-coms and like a little more edge with your leads.

WE GAVE IT: 4.5  Stars: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

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