Eggsy and the Kingsman organisation appear to be in a spot of bother, but luckily, there's help from an old friend, and a few new ones.
Colin Firth is in negotiations to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” TheWrap has learned. Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin Manuel-Miranda have already been cast in the film. Emily Mortimer was also recently cast in Disney’s live-action musical. The English actress will play Jane Banks in the film, being directed by Rob Marshall.
Colin Firth is in negotiations to join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.” Firth will play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. The movie is set 25 years after the original. Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) are all grown up and suddenly get a visit from... Read more »
2015’s ‘Kingsman’ cast Colin Firth against type as a gentleman super-spy and man of action who takes young hoodie Taron Egerton under his wing as a new recruit. A deliberate reaction against the more grounded spy movies of recent years (Bourne, Craig-era Bond), it was all ridiculous gadgets, implausible schemes, and at times surprisingly full-on violence – the church bloodbath scene being a notable highlight.
Whatever Colin Firth does in his career, it’ll be tough to shake off his breakthrough role, as Mr Darcy in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Speaking to an audience at the BFI to mark his 80 birthday, Davies said: “I was a bit doubtful about Colin at the time because of his colouring at the time.
Colin Firth has revealed that things could’ve ended up very differently for Renee Zellweger’s character, as he shares his apathy for the third movie’s conclusion.
“I wasn’t even gonna come. I prefer to get my rejections in the mail,” aspiring writer Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) tells publisher Max Perkins (Colin Firth) in this clip from Genius, opening in theaters on Friday. But Wolfe has a surprise coming: Perkins, who also discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, actually recognizes that Wolfe could be a great American writer. Based on a true story, Genius chronicles the friendship between the hard-partying Wolfe, author of the 1929 novel Look Homeward, Angel, and his famous editor. ...
As far as American literary giants go, Thomas Wolfe is one of the biggest. Maybe not Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald big, but Wolfe was hugely influential nonetheless. The upcoming biopic Genius will shed some new light on the author’s life and works (and propensity to go waaaaaay over word-count limits), and you can watch the first trailer for it above.
X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s new spy film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, has been one of the quiet success stories of early 2015 — except in South Korea, where the cartoonishly violent flick starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson has become a breakout hit and cultural sensation. Since its mid-February release, the R-rated action movie has made $298 million worldwide, with nearly $40 million of that coming in South Korea. The film, which was adapted from a 2012 comic book by prolific writer Mark Millar, features youngster Taron Egerton as a street-wise kid who gets recruited into a top secret spy agency in the UK by Colin Firth.