Arthur is a comedy film about a drunken playboy Arthur (Russell Brand) who stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn’t like. Directed by Jason Winer, Arthur stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner. The film opens on April 8, 2011.
The Tempest is a fantasy romantic comedy film based on the play by William Shakespeare. In Julie Taymor’s version of ‘The Tempest,’ the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor’s version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it’s a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect. Starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti, The Tempest opens on December 10, 2010.
The Debt is a thriller film about three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1965. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Marton Csokas, Jessica Chastain, The Debt opens on December 29, 2010.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is a fantasy animation about Soren, a young barn owl, who is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s. The film is based on the first three books in the series. Starring the voices of Ryan Kwanten, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sam Neill, David Wenham, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole opens on September 24, 2010.
Red is a comic book adaption action film. When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive. Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Red opens on October 15, 2010.