‘Foosball,' starring Rupert Grint, picked up for US release and renamed
The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to Rupert Grint’s Argentine animated film Foosball, which has been renamed Underdogs for release in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France. We previously reported that the film is set for release in the UK under the name The Unbeatables. It is now planned to open on August 27, 2014, in the US and August 15, 2014, in the UK.
Rupert stars as the reluctant hero whose foosball table players magically come to life and help him in an underdog match to save the town from his long-time rival.
Harvey Weinstein said of Underdogs,“This film’s magical story, heart and humor, along with its top notch animation, truly resonated with us and is sure to captivate parents just as much as it will their children. We’re incredibly excited to share it with audiences here in the US and around the world.”
The film was released in Argentina last summer and at $21 million, was the most expensive Argentine film ever made.
Are you excited to see Rupert Grint's new animated adventure?
Sir Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella,’ starring Helena Bonham Carter, gets sneak peak at CinemaCon
Disney released a sneak peak this week at CinemaCon of its upcoming live action remake of Cinderella. The film is directed by Harry Potter alumnus Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars fellow alumna Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. The star-studded cast also includes Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as Prince Charming, and Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Cinderella.
While the storyline reportedly sticks close to the original animated film, there are some additional scenes such as an interaction between Cinderella and her mother before the mother’s death and a pre-ball meeting between Cinderella and Prince Charming.
The wardrobe also takes inspiration from the original film. From Yahoo! Movies:"Blanchett's Lady Tremaine/Evil Stepmother wears huge ornate hats, brightly colored silks and immaculately tailored dresses — a stark contrast to Bonham Carter, who first appears as an elderly woman Cinderella sees as a beggar. The transformation from tattered, drapey rags into a beautiful, shiny fairy-like princess dress is a treat. And let's not forget James's Cinderella... The ball gown is clearly inspired by the classic film but in a more deep blue color with embroidered or beaded accents around the top."
Cinderella will be released March 13, 2015, in the US and April 3, 2015, in the UK. Are you looking forward to this fairy tale remake?
Daniel Radcliffe to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Set your reminder, folks, because Dan Radcliffe is all set to appear on talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 3. Playbill.com announced the news earlier today, revealing that Radcliffe will join the program's host, along with Cedric the Entertainer and Travie McCoy.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 ET/10:35 CT.
Who will be tuning in? Are you looking forward to seeing Dan on the show? Let us know in the comments below.
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