The Trainspotting sequel, now being titled as “T2” gets a teaser and a release set for January in the UK. Are you as excited as I am?
Ewan McGregor stars in Last Days in The Desert, opening in select theaters this Friday.
Last Days in the Desert follows Jesus (Ewan McGregor) in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with the Devil, also played by McGregor, over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts.
Ewan McGregor stars in “Our Kind of Traitor” based on the John le Carré novel. The movie is set for release in July.
A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
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Good evening, everyone. Starting with the Gallery Updates it’s Ewan’s work in Feature Films, Short Films, Television & Theatre. I’ve added Stills, Posters, On Set Pictures, Extras and more. I’ve added some stuff from the old gallery, aswell MANY new things, including high quality images. Feature Films Blu-Ray/DVD Screen Captures are coming later.
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I’m currently updating the new gallery with pictures, there’ll be many updates coming! Also a full filmography is on the way.
Lionsgate has set an awards-season date of Oct. 21 for a limited release of its drama “American Pastoral,” with Ewan McGregor starring and making his feature directorial debut.
The studio will expand the run a week later. The cast includes Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Jennifer Connelly, Rupert Evans, Peter Riegert and Dakota Fanning.
Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing along with Andre Lamal. John Romano adopted Philip Roth’s novel, which was published in 1997.
“American Pastoral” follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by committing a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietnam War.
The book, published in 1997, is the first novel in Roth’s American postwar trilogy, followed by “I Married a Communist” and “The Human Stain.” Lakeshore has produced two other Roth adaptations — 2003’s “The Human Stain,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, and 2008’s “Elegy,” starring Penelope Cruz and Ben Kingsley.
Roth won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for the novel. Lakeshore began working on a movie version in 2003 with Phillip Noyce directing. Fisher Stevens was attached to direct in 2012 before Lakeshore selected McGregor in early 2015.
Connelly plays the spouse of McGregor’s character and Fanning plays his beloved teenage daughter. Evans plays his brother.
In a pre-Cannes move, Ewan McGregor is in negotiations to star in the road-trip drama “Don’t Make Me Go” from director Michael Sucsy (“The Vow”).
UTA packaged the project, arranged financing and is representing North American rights for the movie, which will be introduced at the Cannes Film Festival. Sierra Affinity is handling international sales.
Donald De Line and Peter Saraf are producing with Gary Michael Walters and Jon Oakes of Bold Films. Bold will also finance. Bold’s Michel Litvak is executive producing.
McGregor will play a single father to a teenage daughter. He discovers he has cancer and takes his daughter on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before. Vera Herbert wrote the script, which was on the 2012 Black List.
The daughter has not been cast yet.
Lionsgate just announced an Oct. 21 release date for McGregor’s directorial debut, “American Pastoral.” He is also attached to star in the “Trainspotting” sequel.
McGregor and Sucsy are repped by UTA. McGregor is also repped by Sloane Offer and United Agents. Sucsy is also repped by Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.
Ewan McGregor wants to go on the record to clarify what’s going on with a possible Obi-Wan Star Wars spin-off, especially the fact that he’s not campaigning for it. Back in March, the actor spoke with our own Steve Weintraub and the conversation touched on Star Wars (of course), specifically about the possibility of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off.
At the time, McGregor said,
“I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years.“
Unsurprisingly, fans ran with it because McGregor was a genuinely great part of the Star Wars prequels, and it’s a good idea. But in a new interview for the upcoming drama Last Days in the Desert, Collider’s own Christina Radish asked if he had heard any reaction from Lucasfilm after those spin-off comments, to which he replied:
“If they asked me to, I would be happy to. But it looks like I am campaigning for it, just because I get asked about it, all the time. So, I would like it to be known that I don’t bring it up, at these interviews, of my own free will. I only respond to questions I’m asked to. I don’t know anything about it. They’ve never approached me about it.”
It’s tricky, because McGregor does seem to genuinely be interested in it, but also is just a nice guy who doesn’t want to respond negatively or cryptically when asked about it in interviews. Completely understandable! So, we gotta simmer down, people. (Even though the idea for a movie is a great one and it’s kind of bizarre that there hasn’t been any movement on it).
We’ll have Christina’s full interview with McGregor soon, which includes more about American Pastoral (which he directed, and early word is that it’s great) and the status of the Trainspotting sequel, so stay tuned.