Outtakes 15/08/14

Lionsgate have released the first trailer for Mortdecai, an adaptation of The Great Moustache Mystery, one of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s beloved crime novels about roguish art dealer Charlie Mortdecai. Johnny Depp stars as the titular spy, accompanied by Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany (as manservant Jock Strapp), Jeff Goldblum, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn. The plot follows Mortdecai as he embarks on a global adventure in search of a missing painting rumoured to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. The film will be released in Ireland on 30 January.

Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Freaks and Geeks, is in talks with Sony to helm a reboot of cult classic Ghostbusters with an all-female cast. After ten years spent struggling to make Ghostbusters 3, Sony are planning to scrap the project and start from scratch with a new script. Speculation about casting has lead to as varied suggestions as Jessica Walter, Lizzy Caplan and Miranda Hart, although it’s likely Feig will bring on longtime collaborator Melissa McCarthy, with whom he is currently working on the upcoming action comedy Spy, also starring Rose Byrne and Jason Statham.

Bond 24 has been facing some script troubles of late. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (the writers of Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, Die Another Day and The World Is Not Enough) were previously thrust aside in favour of John Logan (writer of Gladiator and Hugo), but have been since called in to “rescue” Logan’s script, which was reportedly in very bad shape. In other exciting Bond news, the fantastic Léa Seydoux (star of 2013’s Blue Is the Warmest Colour) is allegedly director Sam Mendes’s top choice to star opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming film. Check out Seydoux’s fight scene from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol below. Bond 24 opens on 6 November 2015.

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