Brad Pitt was in NYC last night for a screening of Killing Them Softly. Along with his costars James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta, Brad posed for photos on the red carpet at a special Cinema Society event. A handful of famous ladies came out to see Brad's latest, including Rose Byrne, Maggie Grace, model Anne V, Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter, and The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi. Killing Them Softly arrives in theaters this Friday, Nov. 30, and Brad's done a handful of interviews in the run-up to its release. He spoke to Extra about both his film and his engagement to Angelina Jolie. He said, "I will admit we have had some pressure from our kids. We didn't realize how much it means to them . . . we didn't realize how much it means to us." As for the place and time, Brad commented, "We are both migratory workers and it will be a matter of convenience location wise."
Brad Pitt is Jackie Cogan, a ruthless (yet amiable) assassin with a penchant for killing his victims from a distance, in the dramatic thriller Killing Them Softly. Cogan is tasked with taking down two young thieves (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) who knocked over a poker game. It wouldn't have been such a big deal if said poker game wasn't being put on by gangsters, and if the amateurs didn't keep bragging about their $100,000 loot. Richard Jenkins also stars, along with mob men extraordinaires James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta.
Killing Them Softly premiered at Cannes this year and garnered mostly positive reviews. Seeing Pitt and Gandolfini together again sparks memories of the two in 2001's fellow hit-man movie The Mexican, though this movie definitely looks darker and grittier. Killing Them Softly is set for release on Oct. 19, but you can watch the trailer when you read more.
Brad Pitt stepped out with a smile this morning to promote Killing Them Softly at the Cannes Film Festival. He joined his costars for the photocall and will hopefully have Angelina Jolie on his arm later today for the world premiere. The movie, which we screened already, showcases a humorous and violent side of Brad, which is just the kind of work that has gotten him some of his highest praises, like Inglourious Basterds and Fight Club. Brad was looking every bit the movie star in his gold sunglasses as he arrived during a brief break in the rain. The weather at the festival has been less than ideal so far, but hopefully it will stay clear tonight for his big red-carpet moment. Stay tuned for all of our Cannes Film Festival updates by following PopSugar on Twitter and checking out all the celebrity Cannes pictures in one place!
Katie Holmes and Channing Tatum posed with their costars Ray Liotta, Jake Cherry, and James Ransone at the premiere of The Son of No One at Sundance last night. Their movie closed out the star-studded festival, and we enjoyed the gritty crime thriller. Katie is coming from LA, where she shared her well-wishes about friend Victoria Beckham's pregnancy and took care of business with Suri after visiting Tom Cruise in Vancouver. It's the second year in a row that Katie has been at the festival since she brought The Romantics in 2010.
We're covering the Sundance Film Festival from Park City, and even if you can't be there too, you can still get a peek at some of the films that'll be premiering at the festival. Case in point: The Son of No One trailer has just dropped, starring Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, and Tracy Morgan. Tatum heads up the stellar cast (Juliette Binoche and Ray Liotta also star) as a young cop assigned to work in the New York City neighborhood he grew up in. Though he works hard and tries to live a decent life with his family (Holmes plays his wife), a huge secret in his past is still chasing him.
Tatum has gone dark and dramatic before (the director of this film, Dito Monteil, also cast Tatum in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), but the real surprise is seeing Morgan, as a childhood friend of Tatum's, get serious. There's a foreboding feel to the thriller, and I'm curious to find out what you think, so watch when you read more
Zac Efron has all the makings of a movie star — the hair, the girlfriend, the six-pack — but in Charlie St. Cloud, he proves that he's more than just a teen idol. OK, he's got a really pretty face, but more importantly, the boy can act. There are several scenes in the new drama where Efron musters up emotional meltdowns, and dare I say, even I felt a little choked up.
Efron plays the title character, a recent high school grad who loses his younger brother Sam (Charlie Tahan) in a car accident and begins to see visions of his little bro in the woods where they practice baseball. Though Efron's acting is at his best, the movie itself doesn't quite hit the mark. To see what I mean, read more
Despite some moments that seem a little overwrought, this trailer for Crossing Over (not to be confused with the TV show about talking to dead people) is one of the most riveting previews I've seen in a while. It looks a bit like Crash (several storylines weaving together in various ways), but with the subject matter being illegal immigration (and what it means to be an American and what's right and what's wrong, etc. etc.).
Oh, did I forget to mention Jim Sturgess?
Crossing Over opens sometime in 2009. This trailer really sucked me in, so to watch for yourself, read more
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