Written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin, Catherine the Great premiered on Sky Atlanticin October 2019. The four-part series stars Helen Mirren as the titular Catherine the Great and depicts her reign from 1764, two years after taking power, until her death in 1796, and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Directed by Steven Knight, Serenity follows Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey), a fishing boat captain who leads tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. He lives a quiet, sheltered life, which is soon shattered when his ex-wife, Karen (Anne Hathaway), tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her and their young son from her new, violent husband, Frank (Jason Clarke). She offers him $10 million to take him out to sea on a fishing excursion and to throw him to the sharks. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Directed by Matt Reeves and sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which began 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the eighth theatrical film in the franchise. In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the film follows a growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis), who are threatened by a band of humans – including Malcolm (Jason Clarke), Dreyfus (Gary Oldman), Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Ellie (Keri Russell) – the few survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. But their fragile peace proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
An adaptation of Matt Bondurant‘s 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World and directed by John Hillcoat, Lawless follows these three brothers – Forrest (Tom Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) – who, in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia, find their bootlegging business under threat by a new deputy (Guy Pearce) and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.
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The first image of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the three brothers in John Hillcoat‘s gangster drama Lawless have been released this week, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Formerly known as The Wettest County, and not to be confused with Terrence Mallick’s upcoming previously titled Lawless, the film is an adaptation of the 2008 historical novel The Wettest County in the World written by Matt Bondurant. With screenplay by Nick Cave, the film follows these three brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia.