With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon lining up to take a turn in X-Men: First Class, we’re beginning to feel exceedingly spoilt. And now, according to the latest developments, actress Rose Byrne will also be singing in the mutant chorus; playing brain-box Moira Mactaggert.
Director Michael Vaughn has had to change the script of X-Men: First Class after realising it overlapped with Inception.
Whew. This is one prequel that’s getting some serious weight behind it. Last month we reported that X-Men: First Class would be directed and written by the Kick-Ass team Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and today it’s been confirmed that Brit star James McAvoy has climed on-board as the young Chales Xavier (originally played by Patrick Stewart).
It’s easy to appreciate creative genius, but it must be hell to live with it. Based on the novel by Jan Parini, The Last Station is a love story set during the final year of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s life, focusing on the terrible strain borne by his wife, the Countess. Unable to live together under the same roof without descending into spiteful bickering, yet unwilling to live apart because of their deep love, the elderly couple plays out these final months against a backdrop of political intrigue.
It’s always nice to stay ahead of the curve, if only so you can feel unneccessarily smug in front of friends and loved ones. With this in mind Best For Film brings you what you need to know about next week’s film releases. Have a read, plan your week accordingly, and practice that lovely self-satisfied smile we all love you for…