Ritchie's new movie 'King Arthur' performed well below expectations in the U.S. and internationally on its opening weekend.
Guy Ritchie’s new film King Arthur looks like it has become the first major box office flop of the summer, after a highly disappointing showing on its international and American opening weekends.
The fantasy epic movie, directed by the distinctive Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law as well as a cameo by David Beckham, was made for an eye-popping total of $175 million on its production budget. However, its combined total from its worldwide opening weekend is said by The Hollywood Reporter to be $43.8 million, which could end translating into a $100 million loss for Warner Bros, the studio behind the movie.
In the United States, where it was presumably hoped that King Arthur would be able to capitalise on the success of ‘Game of Thrones’, it grossed $14.8 million from 3,702 cinemas, according to studio estimates. That figure was only enough to land the film a third-place position in the box office top ten for last weekend.
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King Arthur and The Legend Of The Sword is the much anticipated new movie from Guy Ritchie
When he began the casting process for his new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, director Guy Ritchie had a long list of candidates. But Charlie Hunnam wasn't one of them. Meanwhile, Hunnam heard about the project. "I promptly threw my name in the hat," he says, "and Guy threw it back out!" Undaunted, Hunnam took action. "I jumped on a plane and showed up on his doorstep and said, 'Let's have a cup of tea,'" he laughs. "By the end of that cup of tea, I think he decided he quite liked me, so he let me audition and I finally got the job."
Charlie Hunnam eventually out performed the competition
His determination to pursue the role was rooted in his childhood. "I had grown up with the Arthurian legends," Hunnam says. "At the point in my life where I wanted to become an actor, John Boorman's movie Excalibur was one of the films that I found myself watching over and over again. It was a film that I really studied. It captured my imagination. I'm talking about very young - six, seven, eight, when you realise that there is more than just watching the story play out, that there is an actual process behind it."
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He thinks he could do "a good job" in the Director's Chair.
There's certainly no shortage of movies in the pipeline based on fan-favourite characters from the DC Comics universe. This year alone we have 'Wonder Woman' and 'Justice League' hitting the big screen, with plans for 'The Flash', 'Aquaman', 'Cyborg', 'The Batman' and countless others. One that hasn't got too much attention, likely because it's still in its very early stages, is 'Suicide Squad 2'.
The director wishes he could have joined 'Suicide Squad 2'
One of the rumoured names to direct that film is Guy Ritchie, and judging by some of his recent comments, he was certainly approached about taking the job. Unfortunately however, due to his schedule he won't be able to commit to the sequel, despite being very keen to jump on board.
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Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at a young age, he has grown up an agent of the streets of Londonium and now the idea that he has royal blood is almost laughable. That is until he manages to unsheath the mighty sword of Excalibur from a stone; a feat that can only be achieved be he who is worthy of the throne. This forces him to make a choice, he can ignore the destiny that is pressing in around him or he can seize it once and for all. He joins the kingdom's resistance and it's there he meets the beautiful Guinevere who encourages him to learn of the power that he wields and defeat the tyrannous Vortigern, avenging his parents and ending his rule for good.
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Madonna is adamant she'll continue to make music forever because she's so obsessed with her art.
Madonna wants to make music forever.
The 58-year-old pop icon ''can't imagine'' a time in her life when she doesn't want to make songs anymore but has admitted her ex-husband Guy Ritchie couldn't understand why she was so obsessed with her talent and art.
She explained: ''It's inexplicable; it's like breathing, and I can't imagine not doing it. That is one of the arguments I would get into with my ex-husband, who used to say to me, 'But why do you have to do this again? Why do you have to make another record? Why do you have to go on tour? Why do you have to make a movie?' And I'm like, 'Why do I have to explain myself?'
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Rocco was reportedly arrested for cannabis possession in late September.
Madonna has said she’s standing by son Rocco, after it was reported yesterday he had been arrested for possession of cannabis.
The Sun broke the story that the 16-year-old was picked up by police on September 28, after officers found him with a small amount of the drug, following complaints from his neighbours in Notting Hill.
In a statement to ABC News, Madonna described the incident as "a family matter.”
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The 16-year-old was at the center of a custody battle between his parents earlier this year.
The arrest was said to have happened in late September, after residents in the teen’s posh Primrose Hill neighbourhood reported him to the police.
According to The Sun, police saw Rocco ‘tossing something away’ as they approached him and noticed traces of cannabis on his clothes.
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The Hollywood Reporter claims Disney has tapped Guy Ritchie to direct a proposed 'Aladdin' live action re-make.
The Hollywood Reporter cited Dan Lin, who helped 48 year old filmmaker Ritchie on his two Sherlock Holmes movies which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, as promising an “ambitious and non-traditional” spin on the 1992 animation, while retaining a large number of the musical elements of the beloved original.
Guy Ritchie could be directing a live-action re-make of 'Aladdin' for Disney
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Madonna seemed to hit back at the out-of-court settlement she'd signed just hours before.
The 58 year old pop icon took to her Instagram on Wednesday (September 7th), hours after the news broke that Rocco would continue to live in London with his film director father, and said that a mother sometimes “need to be a b****”, seemingly hitting out at the terms of the agreement.
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The battle, which started back in December 2015, ended with Madonna and Ritchie settling out of court this week.
A court spokesperson in New York said on Wednesday (September 7th) said that the duo had reached a settlement out of court, which was concluded just “hours before” they were both due to attend a court hearing regarding Rocco’s custody, TMZ reported.
The disagreement began back in December 2015 when Rocco, now 16 years old, quit his mother’s world tour after an argument about homework and mobile phones, and went to London to live with his filmmaker father. He then refused to return to Manhattan for Christmas with Madonna, leading to litigation being opened up before Christmas.
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Grint will star alongside Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick in a 10-part TV series for Sony's streaming platform Crackle.
Scottish actor Dougray Scott and ‘Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick are also set to play prominent roles in the forthcoming series, which is set to be available on Sony’s streaming network Crackle from early 2017.
27 year old Grint, who played Ron Weasley in all eight Harry Potter movies based on JK Rowling’s books, will play a “frustratingly chaotic” character named Charlie Cavendish, according to a press release. He's also set to take on an executive producer's role.
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The ‘Game of Thrones’ hero is going to the dark side for his latest role.
Kit Harington has been confirmed as paying the villain in the new Call of Duty game, Infinite Warfare. Rumours that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star had a role in the game started on Thursday (June 9) when a video circulated of him in what looked like a motion capture sphere. Now the news has been officially confirmed and Kit has been revealed as the franchise’s newest villain.
Kit Harington will play the villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Infinite Warfare's narrative director, Taylor Kurosaki told Digital Spy: “Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro. Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can't wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”
The script adds to the list of ‘Robin Hood’ projects currently in development.
Could ‘Robin Hood’ be the next iconic character to have his history explored with an edgy origins movie? Well it looks likely, as Deadline reports that studio Lionsgate has acquired the script for Joby Harold’s Robin Hood: Origins, which gives a different take on the famed character.
Kevin Costner is one of the many actors to have portrayed Robin Hood on the big screen
While little is known about the script, Deadline writes that Harold's story is said to be 'an edgier take on the fabled do-gooder who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.’ The film will be produced by Appian Way, alongside Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safehouse Pictures banner.
Throughout the early 1960s, the Cold War was in full swing. Two agents, one from Russia and one from America are at each other's throats throughout the conflict. Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is a CIA agent, known for his suave and womanising nature. Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) is a KGB known for his brutality and deadly efficiency. When a criminal organisation sprouts from former Nazi soldiers, Russia and America temporarily put aside their differences to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, getting the two men (who have made a career out of trying to kill one another) to work together, may not be as easy as it seems.
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E looks pretty awesome.
The first trailer for Guy Ritchie's take on the iconic 1960s spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E has rolled out online and the British filmmaker appears to have made a movie - or at least attempted to make a movie - that is stylish, humorous and action-packed.
Henry Cavill replaced Tom Cruise in The Man From U.N.C.L.E
In the big-screen adaptation, Henry Cavill plays Napoleon Solo, a slick American spy who teams up with Russian Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to stop a rogue organization that is fully nuclear equipped. The duo's only real lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist who is key to infiltrating the shadowy organization. They now face a race against time to save the world - which just sounds awesome, doesn't it?
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Will Jamie Dornan play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's big-budget franchise?
Guy Ritchie, the British director behind Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the Sherlock Holmes movies, is keen to cast Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan in his forthcoming King Arthur movies. Ritchie wants the Irish actor to take the lead the franchise, according to The Sun.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Ritchie is said to have been "blown away" when he met the 32-year-old actor - which is a bit weird. The filmmaker has been trying to cast Dornan as King Arthur though it's proving difficult given the actor's commitment to three Fifty Shades of Grey movies - the first of which is released on Valentines' Day 2015.
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Undeterred by her previous directorial failure, Madonna has signed up to make another movie.
It has been revealed that Madonna is to direct another movie, despite the critical and commercial flop of her second directorial work, W.E. The pop star will mark her return to film with Adé: A Love Story, the upcoming adaptation of Rebecca Walker's novel of the same name, according to The Guardian.
Madonna Is To Direct A New Movie, 'Adé: A Love Story.'
The 'Holiday' singer will be teaming up with producer Bruce Cohen, who was one of the producers of the successful David O Russell film Silver Linings Playbook, and a screenwriter is being sought to adapt the novel. Adé will be the third movie Madonna has directed, her previous projects being the critically-trashed W.E., which explored the life of Wallis Simpson and a researcher delving into the truth of Simpson's romance with King Edward VIII, and 2008's Filth and Wisdom.
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The fantasy 6-part epic wants to be made, if the ingredients are right
Guy Richie is facing a mammoth project, according to Deadline. The British director will be translating the legend of King Arthur onto the big screen; not once, not twice, but six times. The series will be based directly on the eight books of Thomas Mallory's 15th century classic Le Morte d'Arthur.
Guy Richie and Jacqui Ainsley at Boodles Boxing Ball 2013
This project has been a long-time coming for both Rich and Warner Bros., who paid $2m to acquire the rights to David Dobkin’s Arthur & Lancelot script. Colin Farrell was linked with the role of Lancelot, while Gary Oldman was reportedly chased for Merlin. This project was dropped though.
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The Croods is witty with sharp characters who are well written, voiced and drawn while Jack the Giant Slayer is smarter and funnier than we expect. We are also rather excited by a first look at Kick Ass 2 as well as a chilling new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness.
This week's big global release is the DreamWorks animated prehistoric comedy-adventure The Croods, led by an all-star vocal cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Look for a huge push for must-have spin-off merchandise for this one, as it's packed with cuddly creatures. And hope it does well at the box office, because it would make a great franchise too.
Doing the publicity rounds this week, Gerard Butler has been out promoting his new White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. Flitting between New York and Los Angeles to appear on every chat show possible, it's no wonder that he was somewhat fed-up by the time he reached David Letterman's Manhattan studio. Of course, the paparazzi caught it on camera as he lost his patience with a fan trying to get multiple autographs. But he manages to recovers his usual charm.
A semi-naked skimpy Beckham ad will never fail to set pulses racing, but in the new H&M ad, directed by Guy Ritchie, this time around it's the footballer's turn to get his own heart racing. In the ad he's seen chasing a car with his three boys riding in the back, after having had his robe get stuck in the door of the car and get ripped away. Racing through his neighbour's back gardens and onto a road, he sees the car turn a corner. What a shame, Beckham has to stay in his H&M khaki pants.
Ritchie uses his background in action movies to create a dynamic and fast paced 'short film' which has a clear narrative and makes best use of the beautifully sunny surroundings of LA, as well as all its beautiful people.
"David is the perfect leading man," the director told Today. "For me, this felt like more than a campaign - it was like directing a short film."
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It's a big day for fans of David Beckham. It's a huge day for fans of David Beckham's body. Hot on the heels of the confirmation that the British footballer will sign for French side Paris-Saint Germain, Beckham's latest ad for his bodywear range at H&M has emerged online. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the sleek clip sees Beckham running through Los Angeles in his briefs and, well, not much else.
Beckham launched a successful line of undergarments and loungewear in partnership with H&M a year ago and featured in a Super Bowl commercial that saw him in a tank top and boxers. In the new Guy Ritchie commercial, Beckham is seen waving off his kids to school in a dressing gown and slippers. But, what's this? Oh no! He gets his gown trapped in the door of the Land Rover (presumably driven by Victoria), which speeds off to the kids' nearby school. So, instead of phoning his wife and telling her about the funny thing that just happened with the dressing gown and asking her to un-trap it from the door, Beckham decides to sprint after the car, in his boxers!
Brad Pitt appears as both a hitman and Rastafarian for an upcoming feature with Interview magazine. The actor tells the October/November issue that he'd rather be behind the camera than acting and claims to be becoming increasingly picky about the movie roles he accepts.
In conversation with director Guy Ritchie for the magazine, Pitt said of choosing his parts, "I want it to be worthy enough of a story to leave the family, you know? They're everything.The family is first . . . I also don't want to embarrass them." The actor, now 49, spoke of his desire to step behind the camera and it's not hard to envisage Pitt giving up the acting game to try his hand at directing. His roles are certainly becoming more mature, an Oscar-nominated turn in Moneyball, a critically acclaimed turn in 'The Tree of Life' and a recent part in the sharp political thriller 'Killing Them Softly' have established Pitt as one of the finest leading men of his generation, though there's always that underlying impression that if he could, Pitt would direct himself. Though his latest movie has been accused of having a Democratic agenda, the actor, known to be a supporter of President Obama, remained coy on his current political stance, "We're at a particularly ugly time when we're at such a divide in America, but that divide is not there because everyone is trying to figure out what's best for the people.It's there because one side is trying to win out over the other side," he said.
Though Pitt's apocalyptic 'World War Z' is perhaps his most high profile project currently in production, it's Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' that is by far the most exciting. Boasting a mouth-watering cast, also including Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch, the film follows a New Yorker who is kidnapped and sold to slavery in the Deep South. The film is set for release in 2013.
Guy Ritchie has proposed to his overjoyed and pregnant new fiancee Jacqui Ainsley. The British director of gritty films such as 'Snatch', 'Revolver' and 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' proposed to his model girlfriend at Madeo restaurant in LA. The couple were snapped leaving the restaurant with Ainsley sporting an enormous diamond ring, that Ritchie, not-so-subtly angled purposefully toward the cameras.
Ritchie may have taken heed of friend and colleague Brad Pitt's words in a recent interview that Ritchie did with Pitt, in which the film-star said “The family is first” and “they're everything”. His now-fiancee is pregnant with Ritchie's fourth child. The couple have been together since 2010 and already have one child, 13-month-old Rafael. Ritchie's other two children are with international pop-star Madonna, Rocco (12) and their adopted son David (7).
Ritchie has never regretted his marriage to Madonna, which ended after 8 years in 2008. Metro reports him saying “I enjoyed my first marriage. It's definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive. I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take.”
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Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock Holmes are known all over the world, both him and his partner Dr. Watson are his most famous characters. In this new film from director Guy Ritchie, a new side to Sherlock Holmes is revealed, one where his fighting skills are just as strong as his celebrated intellect.
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RocknRolla is sexy, fast, loose, smart, and extremely funny. It's crammed with colorful criminals, which Ritchie and cinematographer David Higgs backlight to great effect. It chokes on delightfully screwy schemes, which the director and his editor James Herbert slice, tape, and test drive at breakneck speeds. And that's the key. It keeps moving, hardly caring if you are keeping up.
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Madonna's birthday took place on 16th August, with her turning 50-years-old in 2008. In celebration, here are 50 facts and bits of trivia about the singer:
1. Madonna has appeared in 22 movies.
2. Madonna was named as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th Century by The Recording Industry Association of America, also being the second best-selling female artist in the US after selling 63 million albums.
3. In 1986, Madonna made her theatrical debut alongside her husband Sean Penn in 'Goose + Tom Tom', as well as appearing with him onscreen in 'Shanghai Surprise' in the same year.
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Lock, Stockis in fact, probably the best film since Pulp Fiction in which there are no really good guys. Pulp Fiction, Lock, Stockbegins with what would seem to be a simple story, that quickly careens out of control. In this case, four buddies; Tom, Eddie, Bacon, and Soap, pool their money together to back can't lose Eddie at an unbeknownst-to-them rigged game of cards. Of course they get fleeced, and end up in heavy debt to the local heavy. What follows is a madcap plan to recoup the money by intercepting a heist Eddie has fortuitously discovered his neighbor is carrying out. The interrelation of the problems with the original heist, along with the interception of it by Eddie's gang, and a couple of other local illegal activities result in a frantic circle of destruction.
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Sure, hubby puts those super-tight abs and intimidating biceps front-and-center. But he's also forced to put Madonna's acting ability up there as well, and the awful truth is that Madonna is an average actress at best. Being as naturally theatrical as she is (and that's a compliment), she excels at stagy roles, as in Evita, but when it comes to the everyday, she comes across as rather limp.
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Date of birth
10th September, 1968
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