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.”
While reports of the case being settled are "inaccurate", according to Ritchie's lawyer, the two are apparently nearing a custody agreement.
The teenager, who turns 16 in August, was spotted getting coffee with some friends in New York on Tuesday morning (May 31st) before heading to his mother’s apartment. It’s believed to be his first time back in the United States since he quit the Rebel Heart tour in December last year, whereupon he headed to his father’s house in London and had remained there ever since.
Madonna's custody battle with Guy Ritchie appears to be drawing to an end
It's been nearly five years since 'Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows' was released, but Downey Jr. is confident that work will begin by the end of the year on its follow-up.
It’s been trapped in a state of developmental limbo for the best part of half a decade now, but Robert Downey Jr. has intimated that the third Sherlock Holmes movie might finally be getting under way by the end of the year.
The 51 year old actor, who for the last three years has been the highest-earning actor in Hollywood as a result of his ongoing role as Tony Stark / ‘Iron Man’ in the Marvel Universe, has also held down the prestigious role as the iconic detective from 221B Baker Street since 2009.
Robert Downey Jr. has hinted the third 'Sherlock Holmes' movie will begin work by the end of the year
It's the first time Madonna has seen Rocco since he quit her 'Rebel Heart' tour at the end of last year.
The 57 year old star wrapped up her massive 82-date Rebel Heart world tour at the end of March, and has jetted into Heathrow on Thursday morning (April 7th) for showdown talks with Ritchie, whom she divorced in 2008.
They are embroiled in a high-profile custody battle over their 15 year old son stretching back to December last year. Rocco quit his mother’s tour entourage just before Christmas, apparently over an argument about access to his mobile phone, and went to London to live with his film director father and his new step-mother, Jacqui Ainsley, where he has been ever since.
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A private account claiming to be Rocco Ritchie has sparked concern after a series of cryptic posts.
As Madonna’s high-profile custody battle over her 15-year-old son Rocco continues, a new Instagram account has popped up claiming to be run by the teenager. The private account, which has been set up in the past week, has sparked confusion after its description read, ‘Son of a b**ch’.
An Instagram account claiming to be set up by Madonna’s son has appeared online.
The account, which is named ‘Rocco Ritchie’, had a close up shot of Rocco as its profile picture, but the image has reportedly changed three times in the past week. All three pics, however are said to have been close-ups of Rocco.
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Rocco Ritchie is said to be spending a lot of time with Brooklyn, since moving to London to live with his father.
Despite her pain over the ongoing custody battle with her former husband Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco, Madonna is said to be happy about the 15-year-old's friendship with Brooklyn Beckham. The teenagers' fathers have been best friends for years and now their sons Brooklyn and Rocco are said to have formed a close bond in recent months.
Madonna is said to be pleased her son is spending time with Brooklyn Beckham.
A source told The Sun: “Madonna can’t cope with the fact she doesn’t know who Rocco is hanging out with. She is hearing rumours through friends in London about what he is up to and the fact that he is spending a lot of his time with a bunch of entitled little monsters.”
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The pair have been arguing over their 15-year-old son since late last year
As the custody battle between Madonna and Guy Ritchie continues over their 15-year-old Rocco, a judge presiding over the English proceedings has pleaded with the high-profile couple to find a resolution to avoid taking up any more of their son’s "fast receding" childhood.
Madonna has been fighting to get her son to live with her in US since December
Legal action has been taken on both sides of the Atlantic but Mr Justice MacDonald ruled that the English proceedings could be halted and urged the popstar and her former husband to find an "amicable resolution" to the ongoing issue.
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Madonna’s 15-year-old son Rocco is currently living in London with his father Guy Ritchie.
Madonna is reportedly set to hold ‘peace talks’ with her estranged son Rocco and ex-husband Guy Ritchie next week. The singer has been embroiled in a custody battle with Ritchie over their 15-year-old son since December, when he left her Rebel Heart tour to stay with his father in London.
Madonna is said to be holding peace talks with ex Guy Ritchie next week.
According to The Mirror, Madonna will wrap up her world tour in Australia on March 20th and will then fly to fly to the UK straight after. A source said: “Madonna is going to do whatever it takes to see Rocco. She wants to meet with Guy as well to sort out the situation once and for all. She is in a very desperate situation.”
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The film director is said to have contacted the notorious campaigning group to get a run-down of his parental rights.
Representatives for the 47 year old film director have apparently contacted the group in order to get a “jargon-free” summary of his parental rights over his 15 year old son Rocco, who has been living with him in London since early December 2015 have quit Madonna’s Rebel Heart World Tour.
Guy Ritchie, pictured with wife Jacqui Ainsley, has reportedly contacted Fathers4Justice
The singer has responded to allegations that she was drunk on stage during an intimate show in Australia last week.
Madonna has hit back at claims she was drunk during an intimate show in Melbourne titled ‘Tears of a Clown’ last week. According to reports, Madonna was drinking cocktails on stage during the show and dedicated song ‘Intervention’ to her son Rocco, who she is currently fighting for custody of.
Madonna says she was not drunk during her ‘Tear of a Clown’ show.
On Instagram, Madonna shared a post from a fan which read: ‘The latest media onslaught against Madonna is that she’s taken to being drunk on stage, which anyone who knows anything about her knows this is absolutely ridiculous’.
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Adjourning the hearing until June 1st, Justice Deborah Kaplan effectively ordered the feuding ex-couple back to the negotiating table.
The custody battle between Madonna and Guy Ritchie has exploded in spectacular style, with the iconic singer accusing her ex-husband of encouraging their 15 year old son Rocco to disrespect the law by staying with him in London, and demanding that he be arrested for “contempt” of court.
Madonna’s legal team made the dramatic demand in New York’s Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 2nd), as both her and Ritchie listened in via telephone. She argued that Ritchie’s failure to ensure Rocco got on a plane to New York back in December, despite a court order to that effect, was enough to constitute contempt of court in addition to setting a bad example to their son.
Madonna pictured in 2015
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The couple's 15-year-old son, Rocco, is at the centre of their dispute
The custody battle between mega popstar Madonna and her ex-husband, film director Guy Ritchie over their teenage son Rocco rumbles on and lawyers for the pair will go to court in New York on Wednesday to try to resolve the issue.
Madonna is trying to get her son, Rocco, back home after he left her tour to go live with his father, Guy Ritchie
Teenager Rocco, 15, left Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour in December, where he had been working backstage, and her townhouse in New York and went to London to be with his dad.
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The singer has been sharing her heartache on Instagram in recent months amid her ongoing custody battle over 15-year-old Rocco.
Madonna has taken to Instagram again as her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie continues. The former couple are currently embroiled in a legal war over their 15-year-old son Rocco, who in December left his mother’s Rebel Heart tour to stay in London with his father.
Her court date with Guy Ritchie over the custody over their teenage son is set for March 2nd.
The 57 year old singer, who plays Hong Kong for the first time in her career tonight on the latest leg of her Rebel Heart tour, has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie as to where 15 year old Rocco will live, after he flew to London to live with his father upon leaving her tour in December last year.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, the New York court has delayed the custody hearing until March 2nd.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday (February 3rd), the court in New York that was supposed to hear the case has delayed the date until March 2nd. No reason has been given for the delay, but TMZ, who broke the story, speculated that it may have been down to last-minute negotiations between the former couple and their son.
Madonna's court date over Rocco's custody has been delayed by a month
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The outburst shocked the audience at Nashville, where Madonna performed on Wednesday night on her Rebel Heart world tour.
The 57 year old pop icon, who is currently locked in a custody battle with Ritchie over the living arrangements of their 15 year old son Rocco, surprised the audience at her Nashville gig on Wednesday night with her foul-mouthed outburst.
She was responding to a fan who had shouted a proposal of marriage to her from the audience, when she said “I'm looking for a husband, not a c***. I already married a c***.” How lovely.
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As her custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie continues, Madonna has taken to Instagram to defend her parenting skills.
Madonna has taken to Instagram to speak out as her custody battle with ex-husband Guy Ritchie continues. The 57-year-old singer and Ritchie are reportedly gearing up to go to court over custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco, who has refused to return to the US since December.
Continue reading: Madonna: 'It Is Possible To Be A Good Entertainer And A Good Mother'
Madonna is reportedly engaged in a custody battle with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie over their 15-year-old son Rocco.
Over the past few weeks Madonna has been embroiled in a much publicised dispute with ex-husband Guy Ritchie over the custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco. While the singer is yet to openly address the situation, she did make an emotional speech during her concert in Mexico City on January 6th during which she referenced going through ‘challenging times’ in her life.
Madonna has spoken of ‘challenging times’ during a recent concert.
"We all go through challenging times in our life, and that includes me," Madonna said (via Billboard). "I, too, go through challenging times in my life, and right now is one of them. Sometimes I think I can't do a show. I don't have the energy, I don't have the strength.”
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The fight over their son Rocco is set to get a court hearing in New York in February.
The ex-couple, who divorced in 2008, have reportedly hardened their positions regarding their 15 and a half year old son Rocco, according to TMZ. Sources close to Ritchie told the outlet that Rocco wants to live with his dad in London, as it is more “stable and loving” that living with Madonna, who is “too controlling”.
Guy Ritchie is preparing for a legal fight with Madonna
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Rocco has reportedly refused to travel home from Britain to spend the holidays with Madge.
Madonna has gone to court to force her teenage son Rocco to return the United States for the holiday season, after he apparently refused to leave Britain where he’s staying with his father Guy Ritchie.
When the 15 year old ignored his mother’s request to board a plane to New York to spend Christmas with her in Manhattan, the pop star resorted to legal methods on Wednesday (December 23rd) to get her son to return to her.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan duly granted the order for Rocco to travel to New York, but Ritchie’s attorney in response made it clear that the boy had no intention of doing so voluntarily.
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Guy Ritchie could be the man to bring the Arthurian legend to the big-screen.
Warner Bros are in talks with British director Guy Ritchie to helm a retelling of the Arthurian legend across six movies. The series has been created by Joby Harold who has written the script for the first movie. He's probably best known for adapting Frank Miller's Ronin for the studio as well as writing Tom Cruise's forthcoming movie Edge of Tomorrow.
Guy Ritchie Could Be Directing SIX Arthur Movies for Warner Bros
According to Mike Fleming Jr at Deadline.com, Richie and his partner Lionel Wigram previously developed a version of the King Arthur saga based on a script by Trainspotting writer John Hodge but it eventually ran out of stream.
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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