Despite the “Hacksaw Ridge” trailer being released a few weeks ago, things are still pretty quiet around here. I have, however, just added a few new stills from the film, along with a poster. Make sure you follow the film’s official Twitter account @hacksawridge for more news as it is released.
Showbiz 411 – The Oscar race for 2017 may be getting a new contender.
Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese says his “Silence” will be golden for an end of year release. “It depends on Paramount,” he told me last night at Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday party.
“Silence” is a passion project for the “Goodfellas” director. It stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ciaran Hinds and Adam Driver, based on a novel by Shûsaku Endô. The movie was so hard to put together it has 25 names listed as producers or executive producers.
“Silence” is described in Wikipedia as “a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Sh?saku End?. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan, who endures persecution in the time of Kakure Kirishitan (“Hidden Christians”) that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion.”
As for Paramount, they have “Silence” tentatively penciled in for November or December. But a firm date is still to come. Scorsese told me he’ll be done with scoring in October, and regular people will start to see the movie then.
So throw “Silence” into the ring with Birth of a Nation, Rules Don’t Apply, Queen of Katwe, Sully, The Founder, Fences, and a bunch of other films no one’s seen yet (like LaLa Land, and so on). Why not? So far in 2016, on August 4th, we otherwise have zilch in our checkout basket for the Academy Awards. Nothing like waiting til the last minute.
The gallery has been updated with 1073 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Andrew Garfield from his 2015 drama “99 Homes”. Directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, the film follows a recently unemployed single father (Garfield) who struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Check out Andrew Garfield in the first trailer for “Hacksaw Ridge”.
Directed by Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge” is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who served as a US Army medic in World War II during the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. His religious and moral objections to handling weapons initially earned him the scorn of his commanding officers and fellow troops, but his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor, the first time a conscientious objector has won the decoration.
American audiences will see this one on November 4, but it has yet to be handed its marching papers for the UK.
With his cast and crew in place, Mel Gibson is now rolling the cameras on his new directorial effort, returning to the wartime milieu that has served him well in the past. The first image from Hacksaw Ridge is now online and can be seen above, courtesy of The Wrap.
With a script from Gibson’s old collaborator Randall Wallace, Hacksaw Ridge is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who served as a US Army medic in World War II during the battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. Despite his objections, his incredible valour saving lives during the battle saw him awarded the Medal of Honor, the first time a conscientious objector has won the decoration.
Garfield is playing Doss, with Vaughn as Sergeant Howell, the man whose job it is to get raw recruits ready for combat, Sam Worthington as Captain Glover, in charge of the unit and Luke Bracey is Smitty Ryker, the tough alpha of the platoon. Teresa Palmer will be Doss’ true love Dorothy Shutte, with Rachel Griffiths as his mother, Bertha. There’s no release date yet, but the film should report to cinemas next year.
In director Ramin Bahrani’s bracing new drama 99 Homes, Andrew Garfield plays a young, struggling father who goes to work for the ruthless man (Michael Shannon) who has just evicted him and his family from their home. We recently got on the phone with Garfield, who was on the other side of the world filming his next movie, to talk about his new film, and his next two big projects. Garfield gave thoughtful answers throughout our chat, seeming humble but excited as he embarks on the post-Spider-Man phase of his career. He told us about the “kismet” of getting the 99 Homes script and mulled over how a group of Hollywood folks can tell a blue-collar story without being “patronizing.” He also talked about the adventure of shooting a film in Taiwan with the one and only Martin Scorsese, which he described as “pure bliss.”
Vanity Fair: Thanks for taking some time to chat. I understand you’re all the way in Australia.
Andrew Garfield: Yeah, I’m just kind of waking up. But yeah, very happy to be so far away from my life for a minute. It’s nice to, I don’t know, to feel a little removed while working.
Jimmy Kimmel Mean Tweets were featured across four nights during “Mean Tweets Week” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy had each celeberity come by to deliver Live Mean Tweets to the studio audience (Andrew turns up at the 2:47 mark).
“Is Andrew Garfield trying to do his utter best to look like a pedophile that lives in an RV.”
Anderew responded to the tweet with a simple “Yes.”
Thanks to Luciana at Jessica Chastain Network, we now have scans of Andrew Garfield from the latest issue (November) of Total Film UK, looking at the upcoming “99 Homes”.