A trailer has been released for historical biopic Hidden Figures, about the team of African-American women who worked for NASA. Here’s the official synopsis:
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
The film is to be released in cinemas on 24th February 2017.
A new trailer for forthcoming Mel Gibson thriller Blood Father. Here is the synopsis:
After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 17-year-old Lydia (Erin Moriarty) goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link (Mel Gibson), who’s been a motorcycle outlaw, and a convict in his time, and now is determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing…
The film is released on 7th October.
A trailer for Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey has been released. Below is the film’s synopsis:
Free State of Jones is an epic drama set during the American Civil War and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight (Academy Award®-winner Matthew McConaughey), and his extraordinary rebellion against the Confederate States Army. Bringing together an unlikely band of poor white farmers and runaway slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi, to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and starring Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards).
The film is released in cinemas on 30th September.
A new trailer has been released for Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol, a film based on a true story that is released in UK cinemas on Friday. It is based on the life of Mohammad Assaf, who won the 2013 series of Arab Idol. Below is the official synopsis:
A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House and for the world to hear his voice. Somehow he manages to escape out of the prison that is Gaza and make it to the Cairo auditions of Arab Idol, the most popular talent show in the region. As he gets to the latter stages of the competition, he must confront his own fears to take control of his destiny and bring hope and happiness to an entire region. Mohammad, and the audience, will go on the journey of a lifetime.
The Idol is in cinemas on Friday 12th August.
A new trailer has been released for upcoming thriller The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck. Here is the main synopsis:
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of- the- art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
The film is released by Warner Bros. on 4th November.
At Comic Con a new trailer was released for next year’s new Wonder Woman film, which is set during the First World War. Below it the official synopsis:
“Wonder Woman” is released in cinemas around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is scheduled for released on 2nd June, 2017.
A new trailer for the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s novel The Girl on the Train, due to be released on 7th October. Below is the official synopsis:
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez and Allison Janney star in The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods). In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
A trailer has been released for the forthcoming independent British thriller Redistributors.
Starring Alexandra Evans, Alastair Mackenzie, Jeff Rawle and Tim Bentinck, and directed by Adrian Tanner, the film follows a PR worker who goes on the run after she is accused of leaking information about the military supply company she works for. Chased by ex-soldiers, she hides with her brother who lives in a squat with anti-capitalist protesters who are “The Redistributors”. It is a group that hacks into the accounts of tax evaders and passes the money to the poor.
A new trailer for Netflix movie The Fundamentals of Caring has been released. The film adapts Jonathan Evison’s novel and stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller.
The film follows a retired writer who becomes a caregiver. He cares for a paralysed, foul-mouthed 18-year-old and together the duo go on a road trip.
The film previews on Netflix on 24th June.
A trailer has been released for a new film, covering the meeting between music legend Elvis Presley and later disgraced American president Richard Nixon, on 21st December 1970. The film stars Michael Shannon as The King and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dicky. Elvis & Nixon also features performances from Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville and Alex Pettyfer.
The film is scheduled for release on 24th June.