Javier Bardem to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Javier Bardemhas a date with Oscar…

The 49-year-old Spanish actor has been added to the list of presenters for the 91st Oscars show later this month.

Javier Bardem

Bardem, won the Academy Awardfor Best Supporting Actorfor his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothersfilm No Country for Old Men, joins a roster of new additions that includes Angela BassettChadwick BosemanEmilia ClarkeLaura DernSamuel L. JacksonStephan JamesKeegan-Michael KeyKiKi LayneJames McAvoyMelissa McCarthyJason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

They join previously announced AwkwafinaDaniel Craig,Chris EvansTina FeyAllison Janney,Brie LarsonJennifer LopezFrances McDormandGary OldmanAmy PoehlerSam RockwellMaya Rudolph,Amandla StenbergCharlize TheronTessa Thompson and Constance Wuat the show, set for February 24 live on ABC.

The presenters have added interest in a year in which the Oscars is going host-less, with Academy president John Bailey saying as late a week ago the show remained “in flux.”

“The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world,” said producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weisson Monday in the announcement. “They join together to reconnect us with the nominees, their tremendous movies, and outstanding performances.”

New “X-Men: Apocalypse” Featurette Highlights Isaac’s Villainous Character

Oscar Isaac has the X factor…

20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment have released a new featurette for next month’s X-Men: Apocalypse that appears to confirm that the 37-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor’s mysterious new villain is definitely the first mutant to walk the Earth. And, it also reveals more about what Isaac’s character can do when he meets other super-powered beings.

Oscar Isaac in X-Men: Apocalypse

“He’s all powerful and he magnifies all of [the Horsemen’s] powers,” Michael Fassbender (Apocalypse‘s Magneto) explains at the opening of the Four Horsemen teaser video. “He’s decided to take judgment on the world, so he’s gathered a team of mutants to wipe out the human race.”

This mission statement helps make sense of Apocalypse’s declaration from the last trailer, repeated at the end of this video: “Everything they’ve built will fall — and from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one.” But who is the “we” he’s talking about: mutants, or just his followers?

Knowing that Apocalypse can increase mutants’ powers suggests that the scene where Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) says, “I’ve never felt power like this before…!” — also repeated in this video — could refer to either Xavier responding to Apocalypse’s powers, or having his own powers increased by Apocalypse for some reason.

“They’re very powerful … the whole world is at stake,” adds Olivia Munn, who plays another of the Horsemen, Psylocke.

Dawson In Negotiations to Star in the Horror Franchise “Incarnate”

Rosario Dawson may soon be starring in an incarnate film…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban American actress and newest member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is in talks to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in Incarnate, a potential new horror franchise from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions.

Rosario Dawson

The microbugdet film, which tells of “an unconventional exorcist with the ability to tap into the subconscious of the possessed who meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past,” will be directed by Brad Peyton.

Information on Dawson’s character is being tightly guarded.

A November start in Los Angeles is being planned on the picture, which was written by Ronnie Christensen.

Dawson last starred opposite James McAvoy in Danny Boyle’s Trance and recently wrapped shooting on Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

 

Canto Cast in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Adan Canto has the X (Men) Factor…

The 31-year-old Mexican actor has been cast as part of the ensemble of the next installment of the X-Men film franchise.

Adan Canto

No word yet on which character Canto will portray in the Bryan Singer-directed film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Singer posted a photo on Twitter to confirm the news as Canto is photographed watching a hockey game and standing next to the film’s other cast members Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Shawn Ashmore.

Canto responded to Singer’s tweet, saying: “Thrilled to be X-Men,” confirming that he’s indeed part of the project.

 

Canto, who most recently starred in Fox’s serial killer-drama The Following, once hinted that his new project would have him “turn into a ball of fire if someone pisses [him] off.” Thus, he is predicted to play either Brazilian mutant Roberto da Costa a.k.a. Sunspot or Japanese mutant Shiro Yoshida a.k.a. Sunfire.

Days of Future Past will be based on Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run. The story introduced the idea of an alternate future for the Marvel Comics mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

In addition to Stewart, McKellen, and Ashmore, Canto will team up with other cast members, including James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page and Halle Berry.

The Marvel film is slated to open in U.S. theaters on July 18, 2014.

Dawson Prominently Featured in Latest “Trance” Trailer

Rosario Dawson has James McAvoy following her voice in the latest trailer for Danny Boyle’s psychological thriller Trance.

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican & Afro-Cuban American actress takes the lead in this latest clip, with her dialogue used as the narration for the teaser video.

Rosario Dawson in Trance

Trance, which also stars Vincent Cassel, tells the story of a fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to recover a lost painting.

“It was exciting because it’s a journey, it’s a puzzle… It’s a number of things; it definitely wasn’t the ‘sure-fire hit’ where everyone’s going to get it, where every aspect of it will connect – because even nudity alone can throw people,” says Dawson of working on the film.

The movie premiered in London on Tuesday and will be released in the United Kingdom via Pathé on March 27.

Fox Searchlight will release Trance in theaters in the United States on April 5.

New Trailer for Dawson’s “Trance” Released

“Have you ever been hypnotized before?” asks Rosario Dawson in the red band trailer for her latest film Trance.

Directed by Danny Boyle, the film centers on an art heist gone wrong.

Rosario Dawson in Trance

It stars the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Afro-Cuban actress as a hypnotherapist who desperately tries to bring back the memory of art gallery auctioneer, portrayed by James McAvoy,  who suffers from amnesia after getting a huge blow to the head and forgets where the priceless painting of Goya‘s “Witches in the Air” is stored.

The thriller, the first of Boyle’s films to a female heroine, is set to open on April 5.

Dawson’s Thriller “Trance” to be Released in April

Rosario Dawson will be leave moviegoers in a Trance starting in April…

Rosario Dawson in Trance

Fox Searchlight has set an April 5 platform release for Trance, the Danny Boyle-directed psychological thriller starring the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel.

Trance, which arrives in theaters in the United Kingdom on March 27 via Pathe and 20th Century Fox, follows a fine-art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to recover a lost Goya painting.

This is Boyle’s first film since 2010′s 127 Hours. The filmmaker shot Trance just before taking time out to direct the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 London Games last summer. Boyle returned after the Olympic Games to complete the film’s postproduction.

Dawson Appears in First Trailer for Danny Boyle’s “Trance”

Rosario Dawson is about to show the world she can be an action star…

The first trailer of the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress in Danny Boyle’s psychological thriller Trance has been released, just weeks after the director releases the first images of Dawson in her starring role.

Rosario Dawson

Trance stars Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel follows a fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting.

“After a mad summer with London 2012, it’s great to get back to the day job; treachery and intrigue on the screen rather than behind-the-scenes,” recently said Boyle, who masterminded the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Games.

The film will be released in the United Kingdom on March 27. A U.S. release hasn’t been set yet.

First Images of Dawson’s “Trance” Character Released…

Rosario Dawson could be leaving you in a trance in the near future…

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is offering a sneak peek at his new thriller Trance, which stars the 33-year-old Puerto Rican/Cuban American actress.

Rosario Dawson in Trance

Boyle has given USA Today a first look at Dawson as the movie’s heroine Elizabeth, as well as images of James McAvoy as Simon and Vincent Cassel as Franck.

Trance, which marks Boyle’s first movie with a female heroine, is all about an art heist gone wrong. Dawson plays a hypnotherapist who desperately tries to bring back the memory of art gallery auctioneer Simon. Simon suffers from amnesia after getting a huge blow on his head and forgets where the priceless painting of Goya‘s “Witches in the Air” is stored.

“I wanted to do an updated noir, give it a contemporary spin in terms of emotion,” said the man who directed the cult classic   Trainspotting. “Noir is usually cold. I wanted it to be more emotionally charged. It’s the first time I put a woman at the heart of a movie.”

The heist thriller, inspired by Joe Ahearne‘s 2001 television movie, is slated to open in the U.K. on March 27, 2013.

There’s no exact release date for the movie in the United States.