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This weekend's release of "Deadfall" marks one of Eric Bana's darkest roles in recent memory.
In the film, the former Hulk plays Addison, a heist man who just robbed a casino with his sister (played by Olivia Wilde) near the Canadian border. But when their car is totaled in a blizzard, the two are forced to split up, leading Addison on a murderous rampage as he tries to make the border.
The Australian actor sat down with NextMovie to talk about his latest role, why he has a soft spot for the Buffalo Bills and why he has no regrets playing the Hulk. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Sam Fisher lives! Tom Hardy has signed on to play the lead role in "Splinter Cell," the adaptation of the Ubisoft video game series featuring a covert operative and his sweet undercover moves. [Deadline]
• Isla Fisher is ready to make "The Switch." The "Bachelorette" beauty is in talks to join the "Jackie Brown" prequel, which would see her in the role of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda. [Variety]
• Sylvester Stallone is going indie! The "Expendables" star recently wrapped a top secret supporting role in "Reach Me," a drama centering on a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach. [Variety] Get More »
Eric Bana is a baaaaad man.
Which is a good thing. After all, as much as we liked Bana in films such as "Munich," the whole leading man thing never really quite took off for him (see:"The Hulk"). But now that Bana has begun exploring his dark side, playing villains in hits such as "Star Trek," he finally seems to have really hit his stride.
And as the new trailer for "Deadfall" shows, there's plenty more evil left where that came from. Get More »
With Saint Patrick's Day upon us, we're excited to reflect on the many contributions of the Irish people. And we totally plan on reading "How the Irish Saved Civilization," which we're guessing is about how the Irish stopped a killer comet from crashing into the Earth.
But in the meantime, we're honoring the great people of Ireland (while reaffirming our ceaseless commitment to environmentalism) by listing our nine favorite movie characters who keep it green all year long, not just when it's festively fashionable.
That dapper Armie Hammer is one good-looking chameleon.
He turned himself into twins for "The Social Network" and aged several decades for a good part of the Oscar bait-y "J. Edgar," although, admittedly, he doesn't look a bit Grimm as Prince Andrew in Tarsem Singh's "Mirror Mirror," which is currently in post-production. He's currently hiding behind the mask of "The Lone Ranger" with Johnny Depp as his Tonto, but once that wraps, he's got another surprise up his sleeve. Get More »
Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan proves again that she is a young actress to watch -- even if you can't pronounce her name -- as the titular character in "Hanna." This knockout spy thriller directed by Joe Wright features memorable performances by Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, and pulses with a refreshingly original electro score by the Chemical Brothers.
From the violent opening scene in which Hanna is bow-hunting an elk, it's clear that Hanna doesn't have much in common with her peers. No Justin Bieber, no "Twilight," no smart phone. In fact, the 16-year-old girl has never met anyone besides father figure Erik Heller (Bana), who raised Hanna deep in the icy wilderness of Finland. Get More »
You've seen the portraits in museums: Most royalty, while wielding the most power, were not the best-looking bunch (unless they just had really bitter and vindictive portrait artists).
But while it's easy to glamorize someone's life when their entire existence is predicated on living in opulent mansions and having every wish attended to, we've noticed that Hollywood and their European equivalents tend to take certain liberties with its treatment of royalty, sexing them up exponentially.
With the release of the Oscar favorite "The King's Speech," in which Colin Firth's King George VI tries to overcome a stammer, here are nine actors and actresses that will make you long for the days of feudal systems and cruel, unending subjugation. Get More »
Saoirse Ronan first entered our consciousness as Briony Tallis, the precocious but misguided young teen whose little white lie set in motion devastating events in 2007's "Atonement." The role earned her an Oscar nomination and instantly put her star on the map – similar to Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld this past year.
The Ronan we meet in "Hanna" couldn't be any more different. Trained in the arctic wilderness by her father (Eric Bana) to be a merciless killing machine for (no spoiler alert) an uncertain future, her title character may go down as one of the fiercest female action heroes ever. Get More »
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all them vampires gots ta die!"
Yes, boys and girls, the Great Emancipator is BACK... and starting his own private Civil War with evil vampire scrum. He's out for blood in director Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and quite the hero is being eyed to play our 16th President.
The Wrap reports that Eric Bana, who has experience hunting Palestinian militants in "Munich" as well as Spock in "Star Trek," is in heavy-talks to rock Honest Abe's stovepipe hat, beard, and wooden stakes for the film, which is being produced by Tim Burton for 20th Century Fox. Get More »
Christmas is a time when we remind ourselves of the importance of family and sticking together. Actors Olivia Wilde and Eric Bana are taking this to its logical extreme by signing on for indie film "Kin," playing a brother and sister who are bonded by their love... of CRIME! Du-Du-DUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH!
Variety says this new thriller "tells the story of two desperate sibling fugitives on the run who collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer. Bana and Wilde will portray the outlaw duo; Charlie Hunnam will play the former sparrer." Get More »