Aaron Eckhart has worked with a number of standout writer-directors — Steven Soderbergh, Jason Reitman and Christopher Nolan, to name a few — over his 25-year film career. So when the opportunity to work with Matthew Weiner on his new star-studded Amazon anthology series, The Romanoffs, came up, Eckhart jumped at the opportunity.
Appearing in the premiere episode, “The Violet Hour,” which is now streaming, Eckhart plays Greg, the lone nephew and caretaker to a bigoted, wealthy aunt played by Marthe Keller. Over the course of the episode, which is set in Paris and is acted mostly in French, the family’s connection to the Romanovs is revealed as an unexpected person changes the course of Greg’s future.
“It was beautifully written,” Eckhart tells ET of the script. “I thought that Matthew was putting relationships together that were unconventional.”
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Lionsgate has set Nov. 8 for the opening of Roland Emmerich’s $100M World War II epic “Midway”. Next year Veterans Day, which has always been a bountiful holiday at the box office, falls on a Monday, giving Midway a four-day run.
“Midway” will star Aaron Eckhart, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas and more.
Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Ed Skrein, and Patrick Wilson have already been revealed for the strong ensemble and they are now joined by Asano (Zatoichi), Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), singer and actor Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Quaid (Day After Tomorrow), Luke Kleintank (Man in the High Castle), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), and Etsushi Toyokawa (Love Letter).
Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the $100M+ action-drama will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. Shoot is due to get under way from September 5 in Honolulu.
Read more at the source: Deadline
A car flies through downtown Birmingham, flips into the air, and lands upside down on it’s hood.
The man driving it, is applauded.
“This is every little kids dream come true to do this kind of stuff on a film set and get paid for it,” explains Kevin Watterman. He is the one who was behind the wheel, and is the Assistant Stunt coordinator for the movie “LIVE”
The action packed flick staring Actor Aaron Eckhart has been filming in downtown Birmingham all month – and has included chases, explosions, gunfire and crashes.
Crews even tried out a new hamster wheel like apparatus they created to make a car roll multiple times in one take.
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Aaron with director Steven C Miller
Credit: Craig Chapman/Instagram
Credit: Craig Chapman/Instagram
If you’re driving in downtown Birmingham, take a good look at the cop in the car next to you. It just might be actor Aaron Eckhart, who’s in town filming an action movie, “Live.” The police thriller, directed by Steven C. Miller, focuses on a disgraced cop who’s searching for the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter with the help of an online reporter.
Eckhart, 50, has generated a dose of excitement here since the movie started filming on May 15. The star has graciously posed for selfies with fans during his work breaks and off days. Also, onlookers have shared photos and video clips from the set on social media. Here’s a sampling of those posts, along with a few updates from director Miller.
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Despite a few streets being blocked downtown and traffic detours, Birmingham is embracing the filming of the action movie ‘Live’ starring Aaron Eckhart.
Social media has been buzzing with Eckhart sightings, and just yesterday he took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama.
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Read more at the source: BhamNow