Trainwreck is the next film directed by the comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin). The film has a female lead character played by comedian Amy Schumer. This doesn’t strike me as the most original film, I feel like the subject matter of relationships has been covered again and again, but I really like the cast (plus celeb appearances by Lebron James, Method Man & John Cena!) and I know Apatow is a great filmaker. This might not be his best work, but I think the movie looks quite funny. I’ll most likely be watching it when it hits theaters.
Trainwreck is scheduled to come out in theaters on July 17th.
Hot Pursuit is an upcoming “buddy comedy” starring the always charming Reese Witherspoon, and the lovely Sofia Vergara. I wouldn’t have imagined these two ladies as a “comedic duo” but if the trailer is any indication this movie is actually going to be quite funny. The film reminds me a bit of 2013’s The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, mainly because it’s an action-comedy with two female leads. I like that Hollywood is making more comedies with female leads, diversity is never a bad thing. I have high hopes for this movie, I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
Hot Pursuit is scheduled to come out in theaters on May 8th
It looks like Fox Studios is rebooting the Hitman film franchise with the new Hitman: Agent 47. For those that don’t know the film is based on a video game series where the main character (Agent 47) is a genetically engineered assassin who is very good at killing people for a living.
Agent 47 was originally played by Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the 2007 version of the film Hitman. The original film was nothing special really, it was a decent action flick with a sub-par plot. Now with this reboot, the role has been re-cast and now Rupert Friend (Homeland) will be taking over as the title character. I like the casting choice, Friend has shown that he is more than capable of filming action sequences, and I like how he is portraying the character.
Judging by the trailer this movie actually looks pretty good. The stunts and action sequences seem very well made, and I like the supporting cast led by Zachary Quinto (Startrek). I don’t know how good the movie will be, I just hope the plot is good enough to match the visually spectacular stunts and action sequences.
Hitman: Agent 47 is set to come out in theaters on August 28th.