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Will Smith Faces His De-Aged Self in Ang Lee’s New ‘Gemini Man’ Trailer (Video)

Paramount Pictures just dropped the first trailer of the futuristic sci-fi drama titled Gemini Man.

In the clip, an elite assassin Henry Brogin (Will Smith) is hired to eliminate a man. Things get interesting when he learns that his target is a younger version of him who can predict his every single move.

“I’m 50-years-old now, and the irony of becoming 23-year-old Junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn’t have been ready for this experience or to take on this role,” Smith stated.”Our hope is that this story provides something for everyone — never before seen cinematic wizardry, nuanced, relatable characters, and next-level action.”

Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, is directing.

“This story is not one that could have been told with cinema as we know it. However, thanks to incredible new digital technology, not only can we finally see both younger and older Will Smith embodied together on screen, but we can also experience the story in a deeply immersive way,” Lee said in a statement. “It is my great fortune to be able to experiment and test the limits of what new digital cinema has to offer us. No less so to be able to work with two Will Smiths – one beautifully sophisticated, the other exuberantly honest.

The cast also includes Clive Owen (King Arthur), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange). 

Gemini Man is set to premiere on October 11. Check out the full trailer below.

 

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Spike Lee to Become The First-Ever Black President of the Cannes Film Festival Jury

This is a historic moment in the French festival’s 73-year history.

The Cannes Film Festival announced Tuesday that Spike Lee would serve as president of its jury in May. He has premiered seven films at the festival, including his 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman starring John David Washington which was greatly received. The film went on to win Lee an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Lee celebrated his appointment in an Instagram post that read: “Spike Lee To Head Cannes Film Festival Jury. The Director will be the first Black person to lead the jury in the festival’s 73 year history – BROOKLYN WINS!!! BROOKLYN!!! BROOKLYN WINS!!! (AGAIN).”

Additional jury members and the schedule of films will be announced in April. The festival will run from May 12 – 23

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‘Morbius’: First Look at Tyrese Gibson as FBI Agent Simon Stroud

Sony released the first official trailer for Morbius starring Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, and Tyrese Gibson.

The Fast and Furious actor plays Simon Stroud, an FBI agent assigned to hunt down Morbius (played by Leto), a living vampire, the Spiderman anti-hero. According to the comics, Morbius acquired vampire-like powers using science. 

Here is the official synopsis for Morbius:

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

The newly released trailer also featured Michael Keaton, who appears to reprise his role as Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming. This surprise appearance hinted that the film will be set in the Marvel Universe. Gibson later confirmed the theory by posting a celebratory Instagram video that read, “MORBIUS TRAILER 1HOUR AWAY!!!! Evil is amongst us!!! #DarkClouds #MARVEL #MCU #SONY #Crossover”.

Morbius will hit theaters on July 31, 2020. Watch the full trailer above.

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Meghan Markle Has Signed a Voiceover Deal With Disney

The Duchess of Sussex is returning to Hollywood.

Meghan Markle has reportedly agreed to do voiceover work for an undisclosed Disney project in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, a charitable organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and natural resources.

So, how did the project come about at such a perfect time for Markle? (As a reminder, the couple recently announced that they will be disengaging from royal duties) We now have a pretty good idea! PEOPLE.com recovered a video from The Lion King London premiere back in July of 2019. In the clip, Prince Harry can be seen having a conversation with Disney’s CEO Bob Iger.

“You know she does voiceovers,” Harry says. “Oh, really?” Iger responds. “Did you know that? You seem surprised,” he laughs. “She’s really interested.” “Sure,” Iger replies, “We’d love to try.”

You can watch the video below.

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