Movie News: Steven Soderbergh Unretires, Sorta; Leo DiCaprio Goes to Space; Latest 'Rush' Trailer

Movie News: Steven Soderbergh Unretires, Sorta; Leo DiCaprio Goes to Space; Latest 'Rush' Trailer

May 24, 2013

Steven Soderbergh

The Knick: Steven Soderbergh indicated that Liberace bio-romance Behind the Candelabra, debuting to critical praise at Cannes ahead of its bow Sunday on HBO, would mark his retirement from directing. But now he is in talks to direct and produce 10 episodes of a TV series titled The Knick for Cinemax, HBO's sister network; Clive Owens would star in the medical show, set in New York in 1900. Production is tentatively scheduled for this fall. [Deadline]

Leonardo DiCaprio: How much would you pay to go into space with Leonardo DiCaprio? One individual will pay $1.5 million for the privilege to sit next to DiCaprio when he heads into space on a Virgin Galactic spaceship next year. The winning bid came at a charity auction in Cannes to benefit a nonprofit organization devoted to AIDS research; DiCaprio was present at the event. [Los Angeles Times]

Rosewater: Jon Stewart will be taking time off from The Daily Show starting next month so he can direct his first film, Rosewater; now that he's found his leading man. Gael Garcia Bernal will play a journalist who temporarily leaves behind his pregnant wife so he can cover the presidential elections in Iran, only to be locked up in prison and suffer brutal interrogations. As you might have guessed, it's based on a true story and has been described as a passion project for Stewart. [The Wrap]

Rush Trailer: The third and latest trailer for Ron Howard's Rush crytallizes the essence of championship Formula 1 race car drivers: not the danger, not the speed, but "the will to win." Inspired by a true story, Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star as two very competitive drivers who push each other in a series of races in the 1970s. [YouTube]

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