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Get ready to start your engines with Ford v Ferrari, now available on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD. In honor of the home media release of the Oscar-nominated film, we’re debuting an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that focuses on a big fight scene between stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Check it out below, then spend the rest of the day making engine sounds with your mouth.Ford v Ferrari Clip
I enjoyed James Mangold‘s Ford v Ferrari. I don’t know if I enjoyed it as much as the Academy, who nominated it for several Oscars. But I mostly dug its old school charms, its intense racing scenes, and the work from leads Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Ford v Ferrari is now on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD, and the release comes with several behind-the-scenes featurettes. We’re debuting a snippet of one above, focused on the fist-fight that breaks out between Damon and Bale’s characters.
Here’s a full list of special features included on the release:The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course Featurette – Discover how the climactic race of the film was achieved, from recreating the track to capturing and editing all the action. Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races – These animated pre-visualization sequences worked as a roadmap for filmmakers throughout production. Bringing The Rivalry to Life – Go behind the scenes of the film with this 8-part, 60-minute documentary. Matt and Christian: The Conversation iTunes Extras exclusive – Sit down with Christian Bale and Matt Damon for an intimate reflection on the making of the film.
Ford v Ferrari is the true story “about Ford Motor Company’s attempt to create the world’s fastest car. American car designer Carroll Shelby Damon and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles Bale, together battled corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”
We'll soon enough see Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman, but what if the Twilight Saga star had been the one to play the caped crusader in Batman Begins? That question has been answered in a new 'DeepFake' video with Pattinson replacing Christian Bale in the first installment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Although we've gotten our first look at Pattinson in The Batman, the DeepFake video helps paint a picture of what we can expect to see from him as the next big screen Bruce Wayne. See what I mean by watching the video below.
As seen in the video, Pattinson stars as Nolan's version of Bruce Wayne in a scene where the billionaire playboy is speaking with his trusty confidante, Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman. In the clip, Lucius reveals several new Bat-gadgets for Batman to play with as Bruce looks on, intrigued. While Bruce retains the voice of Bale, it's pretty interesting to see Pattinson taking a look at the Batsuit ahead of him doing it for real in his own movie. Of course, the DeepFake video stops short of showing us Pattinson suited up as the Dark Knight, but The Batman director Matt Reeves has already shown us what that will look like.
Because there are many who have a difficult time disassociating Robert Pattinson from his role as sparkling vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, there has been some fan backlash to the announcement of his casting. This is not unlike what Tim Burton's Batman star Michael Keaton went through in the '80s when he was cast as Bruce Wayne, as many people were quick to write him off as a comedy actor unsuited for such a role. As we know now, Keaton proved the naysayers wrong and to this day remains one of the most popular Batman actors. Considering Pattinson's performance in The Lighthouse and other dramatic movies, he had a very good chance of doing the same thing.DeepFake videos like the one shown above have gotten to be pretty popular with many going viral with millions of views. Recently, a Back to the Future DeepFake video replaced Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty and Doc with Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. with very interesting results. Another DeepFake parodies Home Alone by replacing Macaulay Culkin with Sylvester Stallone, which is definitely one of the strangest videos of this type you'll ever see. Of course, the one with Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman as every character in Full House probably takes the cake.
These kinds of videos are fun to watch, but for those wanting to see the real movie with Pattinson playing Batman, you'll have to wait until next summer when The Batman premieres in theaters on June 25, 2021. Hopefully, the result will see success similar to Batman Begins and the other Nolan movies and less like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The DeepFake video shown above comes to us from DeepCaked on YouTube.
Before McMillion$ became one of the most captivating, must-watch docuseries on HBO, the insane Monopoly game heist started out as a The Daily Beast article by Jeff Maysh that instantly went viral in the summer of 2018 and launched an intense bidding war for the films. Less than a week after the article was published, Ben Affleck walked away with to the film, which he planned to direct with Matt Damon to star. But it was no easy task. Hollywood wanted this story, and it wanted it bad. Deadline reports:
Sources said that bidding was ferocious for Maysh’s How An Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game And Stole Millions. Lining up to bid were Universal for Kevin Hart, Warner Bros for John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and Steve Carell and producer Andrew Lazar, and Netflix, which bid for producing partners Eric Newman & Bryan Unkeless, Robert Downey Jr & Susan Downey, and Todd Phillips. The auction was handled by IPG’s Joel Gotler, who repped Maysh.
However, Affleck was set to direct the tentatively titled McScam for 20th Century Fox, which has gone through some changes since being acquired by Disney and talk of the movie fell to the wayside. But with McMillion$ pushing the unbelievable story back into the headlines, Collider checked in with Affleck for an update on his adaptation, which he says is still in the works.
“We’ve gotten a new draft. That’s really good. Hollywood’s a weird place, because the person who was running the studio when they bought that script, just left that job. And the studio that was going to make it got bought by another studio. So there’s these moments where things sort themselves out, and you sort of see ‘Is this still a priority, or are they really interested in different kinds of movies?’ And I’m not sure whether or not, McScam, what kind of priority it is. We really like it. We’re still developing the script.”
Of course, the big question is whether a movie version of Agent Doug can compete with the real thing. Will audiences settle for a fictionalized version of the gung-ho maniac when there are six hours of pure Agent Doug waiting for them on HBO? We’ll find out if McScam can Hamburglar its way out of development.
Via Collider, Deadline
Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix and Jonathan Pryce are all up for one of the top individual prizes of the night.
Some of Hollywood's biggest names are up for best actor at the 2020 Oscars. While a number of honorees were nominated for the first time, others are frequent nominees, and three of this year's contenders are in films nominated for best picture.
Antonio Banderas is among the first-time nominees for best actor. He stars in Pain and Glory, a Spanish movie about a film director reflecting back on his life. The film wasn't nominated for best picture, but it did get a nom for best international feature film.
Before 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio had been nominated for best actor in a lead role multiple times, always losing to someone else, until The Revenant. Four years after his famous win, DiCaprio is back and being recognized for his work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a story that follows two actors whose careers are burning out in 1969 Hollywood.
For the second year in a row, Adam Driver received an Oscar nomination, but this year, he's stepping up. In 2019, Driver was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in BlacKkKlansman, but this time around, he nabbed the nod for his lead role in Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story. He plays a theater director undergoing a grueling coast-to-coast divorce with his wife, played by best actress nominee Scarlett Johansson.
Todd Phillips' Joker nabbed the most Oscar nominations with 11 nods across the 24 categories. Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the infamous comic book villain gained him the recognition of the Academy. He has been nominated for best actor in a lead role three times and best actor in a supporting role once.
Jonathan Pryce's take on Pope Francis earned him a nomination for his role as the future Pope Francis inThe Two Popes. This is Pryce's first Oscars nomination.
Who do you think should win best actor? Cast your vote below.
The 92nd Academy Awards will go hostless and is set to air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Source: Hollywood Reporter