Russell Crowe is currently working on his upcoming psychological thriller, Poker Face.
The 57-year-old actor, who is close friends with Chris Hemsworth, has kept his casting choices close to home, adding Chris’ wife Elsa Pataky and his younger brother Liam Hemsworth to the film’s cast.
According to Saturday’s Confidential, ‘both the youngest Hemsworth and Pataky have quietly been added to the cast of the flick with Crowe.’
Oscar-winning actor, Russell, who will direct as well as star in the film, has already has picked out several iconic locations for the film’s set pieces, according to the Daily Telegraph.
At the time, the publication reported that one of the movie’s sequences will feature a high speed car chase inside the Harbour Tunnel.
Also being showcased in the film will be the $140 million penthouse atop James Packer’s Crown Residences and ‘a sprawling Point Piper mansion overlooking Sydney Harbour’.
The rest of the film will likely be shot at Moore Park’s Fox Studios.
While the movie was originally set in Miami, Florida, Crowe has reportedly demanded the film be filmed and set in Sydney.
The New Zealand born star wants ‘to show people just how stunning and world-class Sydney is,’ according to the newspaper’s sources.
According to Deadline, Poker Face tells the tale of a tech billionaire called Jake (played by Russell) who gathers his childhood friends to his estate for what turns into a high stakes game of poker.
‘Those friends have a love hate relationship with the host, a master game-player/planner, and he has concocted an elaborate scheme designed to bring a certain justice to all of them,’ Deadline reports.
‘However, Jake finds himself re-thinking his strategy when his mansion is overtaken by a dangerous home invader whose previous jobs have all ended in murder and arson.’
I’ve been working hard today adding HD screen captures from all 15 episodes of Liam’s Quibi series “Most Dangerous Game” into the gallery, including trading out the first episode with 1080p captures. Head over to the gallery to check them out!
I’ve just added digital scans from the September 2020 issue of Men’s Health Germany into the gallery, along with a couple stills of Arkansas that were recently released. Enjoy!
Also, congratulations to Liam and the other executive producers for their Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for “The Most Dangerous Game”, as well as Christoph Waltz’s nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his role as Miles Sellers on the show!
Most Dangerous Game, the action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, has been renewed for a second season at Quibi and is also set to be packaged into a standalone feature film.
The series, one of the short-form service’s most-high profile titles, follows Dodge Tynes (Hemsworth), who is desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life and accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he’s the prey. Waltz plays Miles Seller.
Nick Santora, who also created CBS’ Scorpion and wrote on The Sopranos, told Deadline that he has already written season two. He said that Waltz will return and the second season will feature a new “runner”.
“We’re prepping it now with the hopes of being able to film it when there’s a handle on filming safely in the time of COVID,” he said. “Season two is going to take place in my hometown of New York, and we’re going to be chasing that poor son of a bitch all over New York, Long Island. He’s going to get f*cked with.”
Santora exec produces alongside Phil Abraham (Mad Men), who also directs. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Silver Reel Pictures, Blackjack Films and Mayhem Pictures.
Santora is also in the process of turning the show into a standalone feature thanks to Quibi’s rights position, which hands the rights back to the creators after a period of time.
“I’m in the process of dealing with that right now,” he told Deadline. “We have a potential buyer very interested in doing Most Dangerous Game as a feature film, and [the rights position] was a big selling point to me because I just intuitively thought I could take those ten minute segments, work with the composer to smooth out some of the musical cues, and get the establishing shots that we would need to act as bridges and in just a matter of weeks with some minimal effort, turn it into a nice hour and fifty minute movie that would play really well.”
I’ve just updated the gallery with recently released stills from both Arkansas – and the newest poster – and The Most Dangerous Game, along with more outtakes from Men’s Health. Enjoy!
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