Bradford's Hollywood: April 20 2013

by Trisha Hound / 11 April, 2013
New season movies...
Nicole Kidman. Photo/Getty Images

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain seems to have a thing for horror movies. Having starred in surprise hit Mama with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), she’s now signed on for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror movie Crimson Peak. About a woman who discovers her husband might not be whom he appears to be, the flick will also star Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Charlie Hunnam. The script was co-written by del Toro, whose big budget sci-fi movie Pacific Rim is due out in July. Hunnam stars in that film too, as does his Sons of Anarchy co-star Ron Perlman, who is likely to reunite with del Toro for Hellboy 3.

■ Nicole Kidman is heading into creepy territory, too. Having finished filming Grace of Monaco, she’s now in London working on the movie version of SJ Watson’s best-selling novel Before I Go to Sleep. Kidman is playing amnesia patient Christine who wakes up each day to find she’s married to a stranger and is 20 years older than she remembers. She has to relearn about herself by reading her journal but begins to suspect she’s not who she thinks she is either. Kidman’s co-stars are Mark Strong and Colin Firth. Kidman and Firth recently completed work on The Railway Man and Firth is getting ready to reprise his Mark Darcy role for the third time in Bridget Jones’s Baby.

■ After her horror spell in the remake of Carrie, Chloë Grace Moretz is turning to comedy, albeit the dark variety. She’ll star alongside Anne Hathaway and Sam Rockwell in Laggies, to be directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister). Hathaway will play a woman in her late twenties who’s in a state of perpetual adolescence. When her boyfriend proposes, she freaks out, tells him she is going on a career retreat for a week but instead goes to hide out with her 16-year-old new best friend (Moretz). Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) is in talks to play Hathaway’s boyfriend.

■ Since a career resurgence that started with The Lincoln Lawyer in 2011, Matthew McConaughey has been confirmed as the lead in Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi pic Interstellar. About time travel and alternate dimensions, the film has been written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan and will follow a group of space explorers who travel through a wormhole. Nolan fans are already describing it as his 2001: A Space Odyssey. McConaughey will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.
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