Movie News: 'Star Wars Rebels' Propaganda Art; DiCaprio and Hill Reteaming; McConaughey's Next Role

Movie News: 'Star Wars Rebels' Propaganda Art; DiCaprio and Hill Reteaming; McConaughey's Next Role

Feb 05, 2014

Star Wars Rebels: The upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels takes place during the period between Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV, focusing on "new heroes" in rebellion against the Galactic Empire. A new, limited-edition card gives the artwork a propaganda spin. The series will air on Disney XD this fall. [Empire]

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The Ballad of Richard Jewell: The Wolf of Wall Street costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill will reteam in The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which tells the true story of the security guard who was falsely accused of an attempted bombing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Hill will portray Jewell, who was initially hailed as a hero for discovering a suspicious backpack before accusations in the media began flying; DiCaprio will play his attorney. [Deadline]

Sea of Trees: Academy Award-nominated Matthew McConaughey, who will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, will return to the world of independently financed dramas. He will star with Ken Watanabe in Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees, which follows the journey of two men who meet in a forest in Japan, known as a place where people go to commit suicide. [The Hollywood Reporter]

300: Rise of an Empire: In between bursts of slow-motion action and battles at sea, the makers of 300: Rise of an Empire talk about their intentions for the new movie, due in theaters on March 7. Among other things, producer Zack Snyder describes it as "a companion film," rather than a prequel or sequel; Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green star. [Warner Bros.]


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