Kate Winslet has never shied away from a sensual role, and in Labor Day, she has some serious chemistry with her costar. This time, Josh Brolin is her partner in crime, literally. He plays a convict whom the single mother is forced to harbor in her small ranch home over the long Labor Day weekend. The tone soon evolves from crime drama to love story as the two grow close, both drawn together and haunted by his mysterious past. This is director Jason Reitman's latest movie, and though he's got a great track record with lighter films like Up in the Air and Juno, this movie definitely has a darker tone.
Winslet and Brolin are astounding performers on their own, but together they might be even better, as evidenced by the great reviews they got at the Toronto International Film Festival. Labor Day is coming out in limited release on Christmas Day, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Kate Winslet put her growing baby bump on display in a tight black top when she attended a photocall — and later a premiere — for her latest project, Labor Day, in London. The actress was joined at both events by her costar Josh Brolin, who showed Kate a lot of love by kissing her hand, cuddling up to her, and sharing laughs in front of the cameras. This isn't the first time Kate has hit the red carpet while pregnant — she also attended the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where she dressed up in a maternity-friendly Jenny Packham gown, the same designer she wore to tonight's premiere.
Kate has shown no signs of slowing down while she's expecting. Kate landed on the cover of Vogue's November issue, which was just released today. She'll also have a lot more press promotions to attend to while she prepares for the release of Labor Day, which hits theaters in January.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in the upcoming Jason Reitman film Labor Day and joined forces to debut the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. We were on the red carpet to talk to Kate, who is expecting her third child and glowed in a Jenny Packham gown at the premiere, as well as Josh and Jason. Josh responded to critics who have lauded the chemistry between him and his leading lady. He insisted it was "just luck" that their rapport over the years translated to the big screen, and Kate explained to us why working on this movie was a "quite different" experience for her.
Josh Brolin's character Joe Doucett goes through a lot of trauma in the intense red-band trailer for Oldboy, the remake of the 2003 Korean thriller. First he wakes up in a strange room where he's a prisoner, then learns that his wife his been murdered, leaving his daughter an orphan — oh, and he's the prime suspect. After being imprisoned for 20 years, he gets the chance to get out and meet his daughter, but naturally after all that, he wants revenge, and he wants it bad. And by the looks of what we see Joe about to do the villain (Samuel L. Jackson), he gets it, and it's bloody.
The trailer is pretty violent, but at least the imagery seems artfully done, especially given that Oldboy is directed by Spike Lee, who knows how to weave a compelling narrative with violence. Like I said, the preview is intense, but it's interesting to see Brolin as the badass and Jackson as the villain, though it's a little weird that the much-younger Elizabeth Olsen plays Brolin's love interest. Oldboy comes out Oct. 25, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Forest Whitaker is in talks to play a major historical figure, and the rest of this week's casting news is interesting as well. One of this Summer's stars landed a coveted role, Joel McHale signed up for a thriller, and more stars joined Paul Thomas Anderson's buzzy new thriller. Click through to see the actors who have snagged hot roles, and keep checking throughout the week for updates.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
According to Us Weekly, Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are divorcing after eight years of marriage. The couple tied the knot in August 2004. Josh and Diane have reportedly been separated for a few months, though they posed together at the December 2012 premiere of The Guilt Trip, his step-mother Barbra Streisand's film, in LA.
In the midst of awards season, several stars have signed on for new film projects. This weekend's Golden Globes host Tina Fey is in late negotiations for the lead female role in The Muppets sequel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is joining Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Oscar winner Robin Williams will be headlining a drama. Check out all that casting news and more, including upcoming roles for a One Tree Hill heartthrob!
In Gangster Squad, Josh Brolin plays an honest detective determined to make Los Angeles a better place to live, especially for his wife (Mireille Enos) and his baby on the way. Unfortunately, the city is overrun with crime, led by mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). To take him down, John (Brolin) enlists the help of a ragtag group of cops, each handpicked by his wife based on skill set. The story, which is set in the '40s and '50s, is based on real-life boxer-turned-gangster Cohen. Penn's performance as the Jewish Mafia kingpin borders on cartoonish — as do some of the shoot 'em up sequences — but overall, Gangster Squad is entertaining from start to finish. Here are four reasons to check it out (besides the fact that Ryan Gosling costars in the film).