We never realized how much we needed to see Michael Fassbender in a Comedy, till this! Here’s a first look at Taika Waititi‘s NEXT GOAL WINS, coming September 22, 2023 via Searchlight Pictures.
Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see DARK PHOENIX in Toronto at Scotiabank Theatre, June 5th at 7:00PM.
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to an Advance Screening of THE SNOWMAN. Screenings take place Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in:
Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.
When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THE SNOWMANFriday, October 20, 2017.
This looks simply mesmerizing. Auteur Terrence Malick‘s SONG TO SONG premiered last night at SXSW in Austin and believe it or not Malick himself made a rare appearance. Read DEADLINE‘s coverage for more on that. The Film of course is set in Austin so it was only fitting it got a Premiere at the Festival.
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples—struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)—chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
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While early reviews aren’t so promising, we cannot deny our intrigue. Here’s what Critics are saying so far:
Peter Debruge, Variety: “It pains me to say it, but Malick might want to consider another lengthy hiatus.”.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: “Suffice to say that Song to Song is not designed to win back onetime admirers who felt Malick‘s To the Wonder and Knight of Cups drowned in their own navels.”.
Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly: “In terms of content and meaningfulness, Terrence Malick‘s Song to Song is the cinematic equivalent of a Trump press conference.”.
eOne Films release SONG TO SONG in Canada, date TBA.
Elevation Pictures x Mr. Will want to take Readers to see TIFF ’16 selection TRESPASS AGAINST US at participating Cineplex Event Cinemas this and next weekend!
Trespass Against Us centers on three generations of the Cutler family, a close-knit clan of nomads living an outlaw existence in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s most affluent countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is the heir apparent to the family patriarch, his bullying father Colby (Brendan Gleeson), and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, stealing and tormenting local law enforcement. But with his own son Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age and his wife Kelly (Lyndsey Marshal) pushing him to stand up to Colby, Chad finds himself locked in a battle for the future of his young family.
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Elevation Pictures release TRESPASS AGAINST USFriday, January 27, 2017 on-demand and in select theatres:
Halifax / Park Lane
Ottawa / South Keys
Toronto / Yonge & Dundas
Calgary / Eau Claire
Vancouver / Park
From director Adam Smith comes a complicated Family Drama, Trespass Against Us which begs the question to what lengths we will go to for our family. What makes this TIFF ’16 selection stand out are the lead performances from Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.
The story focuses on the dynamic between Chad (Michael Fassbender) and Colby (Brendan Gleeson) as they live in a deserted part of town with the rest of the family in trailers and Colby sends them on missions to cause havoc and break the law in town. It truly is a family affair, but Chad always seems to be the go to guy for big jobs and general mayhem. When enough becomes enough, Chad tries to leave the family but Colby is not a force to be reckoned with. The overarching question is, can Chad manage to escape his father and siblings to protect his family or will he forever be stuck with the hand he was dealt?
Trespass Against Us truly is a great addition to TIFF ’16 with its powerhouse performances from both Fassbender and Gleeson making this one of many must-see Films at the Festival.
It screens on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10 PM at Princess of Wales and Saturday September 10, 2016 at 11:45 AM at the Bloor Hot Docs Theatre.
After setting the world of cinema on fire with his all-in 2008 debut Hunger, Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender quickly has risen to the ranks among Hollywood’s top leading men. The striking star has challenged himself with great aptitude in roles so demanding, alas the Academy could not resist, garnering him a nomination for his portrayal of technology icon Steve Jobs earlier this year.
TIFF ’16, the Festival’s 41st edition, rolled out the Red Carpet for Fassbender at its TIFF Bell Lightbox Headquarters, him headlining its annual Soirée. The London-trained star spoke with TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey before an intimate audience which included notable names Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deepa Mehta, Kristian Bruun and several TIFF Rising Stars. Hereflected on his most memorable roles and collaborations with Writer/Director Steve McQueen, both whom have paired together through three widely-acclaimed Films: Hunger, Shame and Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave. All three Films premiered at TIFF.
He is back this year with Trespass Against Us for Elevation Pictures, in which he stars alongside Brendan Gleeson. The Film examines the tensions between travelers versus settlers and a son’s attempt to escape the outlaw life of a criminal clan.
Does Fassbender like to watch his own Films?
He describes the process of seeing his own Films rather “horrifying” but admits, “I kinda get off on it.”. He doesn’t plan to sit through his performance in Trespass Against Us.
On his experience working with Director Andrea Arnold, he admits to being a bit of a slow learner as she would pass him his lines the night before. “She likes to create chaos and is brilliant at capturing it, whereas some Directors like to create chaos and can’t do the same.”. “Magic moments are ones that can’t be planned. It’s like the black lines between a photograph which get captured by a camera – they make us fall in love with a story.”.
How does Fassbender compare the experience of acting on stage versus camera?
He says, “It’s about finding the pace of the day when filming and pacing yourself accordingly. Filming is much like sprinting, whereas theatre is more like a marathon.”.
On filming big-budget Blockbusters like Prometheus and X-Men, he breaks down how much slower a process that is versus the smaller-budget Films he’s made in his repertoire.
“On a big budget shoot, we go through maybe two pages of dialogue a day. Everyone has to be in-sync as a machine – it’s quite impressive.”. He adds, “It took 25 days on the other hand to make Shame and an unbelievable 35 days to make 12 Years a Slave.”.
Playing Erik Lehnsherr in the X-Men Franchise, he sheds some light on his own superpowers.
“I’m a great Powernapper. I mustn’t be without a superpower! I can just lie down on stage if it comes to that. When I’m tired I just have to sleep.”.
How exactly did the magical Steven McQueen-Michael Fassbender partnership begin?
Fassbender admits, “He actually hated me at first and thought I was arrogant”. The Casting Director of Hunger convinced him to let me read again for the much-talked-about 17-minute-long scene between his Bobby and the Priest. He was offered the role shortly after that.
He equates collaborating with McQueen and Team to making music, describing it “like riffing back and forth”.
Bailey asked Fassbender about the physicality he brings to his roles in how he fully transforms every time.
“Pub Theatre (performing the likes of Resevoir Dogs) and doing pantomimes is how I started where we used body as expression,” he recalls. During his time in London, which saw him dropping-out six months before graduation, he studied movement within space and ballet.
“Shoes and costumes give me that extra layer to get into character. It all starts from feet up.”.
With already this much accomplished we wonder what’s left for Fassbender to conquer?
The Thespian would love to do Comedy. “I spoke to Seth Rogen (his Steve Jobs Co-Star) about it after throwing a blueberry at him over dinner!”.
Trespass Against Us premieres TIFF ’16 on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Princess of Wales Theatre at 10:00 PM.
Fassbender at the TIFF Soirée:
Shohreh Aghdashloo + Alma Parvizian
TIFFRising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama + Cameron Bailey
Proceeds from the TIFF Soirée go to Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals; Special Delivery, which reaches out to youth in under-served communities and brings film screenings, director discussions, and workshops to community partners across Toronto; and Pocket Fund, which provides subsidies for children and families who would otherwise be unable to participate TIFF’s film based learning programmes.
Now in its third year, the annual TIFF Soirée quickly has become one of the City’s marquee events. The Party, which this year kicks off the 41st edition of the world’s greatest Film Festival, TIFF, takes place once again at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender follows the footsteps of Al Pacino and Natalie Portman to take the stage before a select few journalists, VIPs glamorous Soirée guests Wednesday, September 7, 2016 to reflect on his meteoric rise to fame. A fabulous cocktail party under the stars is to follow.
Fassbender, a graduate of London’s prestigious Drama Centre, has riveted audiences with acclaimed work in Films like Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave, the X-Men Franchise and of course his Oscar-nominated work in 2015’s Steve Jobs. He next can be seen in Alien: Covenant, Assassin’s Creed, The Snowman and this month in The Light Between Oceans.
With tickets starting at $300, you too can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Hosting Packages also are available, but time is limited. For more details on this year’s TIFF Soirée, click here.
Fassbender has long been on our radar as one to watch and we’ll never forget meeting him the first time!
DreamWorks Pictures + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, based on the best-selling Novel by M.L. Stedman and starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender. Screenings take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal (English only), Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Synopsis: DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized.
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DreamWorks Pictures release THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS on Friday, September 2nd.
ALBERTA, YOU ARE THE APPLE OF OUR EYE!Universal Pictures + Mr. Will want to give Readers in Calgary and Edmonton a chance to see the heavily-buzzed STEVE JOBS first on Monday, October 19, 2015.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, while Danny Boyle directs.
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Universal Pictures Canada release STEVE JOBS on Friday, October 23, 2015.