Another top-talent has joined the cast of Life, as Jake Gyllenhaal is taking over the lead role in Daniel Espinosa‘s sci-fi movie from Ryan Reynolds, who has agreed to take a smaller role due to a scheduling conflict, TheWrap has learned. The film – which was written by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese – follows a group of astronauts who discover signs of intelligent life in a sample retrieved from Mars. Rebecca Ferguson is playing the female lead in Life, which is scheduled to begin production this Summer.
The very first teaser trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins has been released! The story chronicles the life of the New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Florence’s “singing” is not revealed, only the shocked faces of the audience (among them a short clip of Rebecca Ferguson’s character Kathleen). Watch the trailer in our video archive right away. Florence Foster Jenkins opens in UK theaters on May 6.
According to Deadline, Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star with Rebecca Ferguson in Life, a Skydance Productions film that Daniel Espinosa will direct from a script by Reynolds’ Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Espinosa and Reynolds teamed previously on Safe House. The story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected. More on this when released.
To coincide with the reveal of the UK release date of Florence Foster Jenkins, I have added a couple of on-set pictures from the filming of said movie. Rebecca Ferguson (looking absolutely fantastic in the costumes!) plays Kathleen, the wife of Hugh Grant’s character in the film, also starring Meryl Streep. Click on the previews below to see the pictures in our photo gallery.
Florence Foster Jenkins – starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson – will get a release across the UK on May 6, 2016, Pathé announced yesterday. The comedy drama, directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. Here’s the official synopsis: “The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.”
Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by Deadpool duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected. Here’s to another very interesting project for Rebecca – we couldn’t be more excited for her!