Aaron Eckhart To Star In Vietnam Thriller ‘Ambush’
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Aaron Eckhart To Star In Vietnam Thriller ‘Ambush’

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Eckhart has found a vehicle to follow the hit WWII drama Midway, this one set in the Vietnam War. He’ll star in the Dark Mark Productions film Ambush. Written and directed by Mark Earl Burman, the  action-thriller is based on the true story of a deadly high-stakes subterranean mission into enemy controlled territory. The film will be produced under the Dark Mark Productions banner and by Burman, alongside executive producers David Unger of Artist International Group, Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier of Highland Film Group, Scott Powell, Randy Burman, Wayne Wilbur, Harry Ahluwalia and Anthony Standberry.

Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales.

Eckhart will play Captain Drummond, leader of a group of young elite commandos who are tasked with collecting highly classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by the overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army. Drummond’s young team must overcome their apprehension in order to pursue the force into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with enemy soldiers and traps at every turn. Principal photography will commence in January 2020.

Aside from Midway, Eckhart stars in the recent release Line of Duty. He got a Golden Globe nom for Thank You For Smoking and an Indie Spirit Award for In The Company of Men, and co-starred in The Dark Knight and Sully. Burman produced the Paul Schrader-directed Dog Eat Dog, which premiered at Cannes. He directed the docu South Bureau Homicide.

Eckhart is represented by CAA and Barry Hirsch of Hirsch, Wallerstein.

Source: Deadline

‘Line of Duty’: Film Review
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‘Line of Duty’: Film Review

Aaron Eckhart plays a cop whose every move in pursuit of a dangerous criminal is live-streamed by a vlogger in Steven C. Miller’s action thriller.

Read the full review at: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Midway’ Cast Says Film Resonates With Current Political Climate
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‘Midway’ Cast Says Film Resonates With Current Political Climate

“Today we’re fighting for our own freedom and liberty,” Aaron Eckhart said at the film’s premiere.

Stars and stripes and other symbols of American patriotism helped Hollywood pay homage to U.S. armed forces at the Midway world premiere at Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, Midway centers on the post-Pearl Harbor battle in the Pacific between American and Imperial Japanese forces. The film sees stars including Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Nick Jonas as the real unsung heroes who changed the tide of World War II with their acts of bravery against Japanese forces.

Read more at the source: Hollywood Reporter

Photo credit: Mark RALSTON/AFP /Getty Images

Aaron Eckhart on Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix
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Aaron Eckhart on Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix

Aaron Eckhart knows what it takes to be part of a popular comic book franchise, and he has some advice to share with actors who are joining the DC brotherhood.

With Robert Pattinson announced as the newest actor to tackle Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman, there has been a slew of fresh faces set to breathe new life into beloved characters like Paul Dano with the Riddler and Zoe Kravitz tasked with clawing into a feline suit for the role of Catwoman.

Eckhart, who portrayed Harvey Dent/Two-Face in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight in 2008, shares some helpful advice with them, as well as anyone who’ll land the same role he did nearly a decade ago.

“I think Heath [Ledger] and Joaquin [Phoenix] are showing the way,” Eckhart tells EW about Ledger and Phoenix who have both portrayed the Joker on the big screen. “They’re showing the way in the sense that they’re just being very real and that they go all the way into the bottom of their soul and find where it comes from and they give it to us. That’s what those guys did and I think audiences appreciate that the most.”

The actor is currently promoting his newest project, the action thriller Line of Duty. While shooting on location in Alabama in 2018, he bonded with costars Ben McKenzie and Giancarlo Esposito, who have both also been in Batman projects, about this universe that connects them.

“Ben and I did talk a little bit about Batman and he told me about all that he’s doing,” Eckhart says of McKenzie, who spent five seasons as James Gordon on Fox’s Gotham. And admits to having “an interesting conversation” with Esposito, who did voice work on two animated DC films: Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

But the ultimate tete-a-tete was between Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones while working on their upcoming movie Wander. Although he wouldn’t divulge specifics, he did say “it came up” that both have played the villainous Two-Face, with Jones taking on the role of Dent in 1995’s Batman Forever.

“It’s all so funny but I don’t think about that stuff too much because as I’m getting older, I’m getting more boring,” he shares. “It is all so interesting, though — especially seeing my friend Joaquin Phoenix who is killing it with Joker

“Throughout the span of your career, I guess you find yourselves in these movies. I was happy and very honored to be in The Dark Knight and all of the tentacles and the connections that it has throughout life and everybody’s life in Hollywood now.”

Source: Yahoo News

Photo credit: RII SCHROER

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First Trailer for Aaron Eckhart’s new movie ‘Line of Duty’

Aaron Eckhart’s Officer Frank Penny finds himself into quite a predicament in the upcoming cop drama, Line of Duty — and ET can exclusively debut the trailer.

Director Steven C. Miller’s Line of Duty also stars Jessica Lu, Dina Meyer and Giancarlo Esposito and is in select theaters and available digitally and On Demand on Nov. 15.

To watch the trailer go to ET Online

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Aaron Eckhart’s ‘Midway’ Character Poster Revealed

Lionsgate has released 13 new character posters for the upcoming epic, Midway, giving us a pristine look at the star-studded cast. From Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow director Roland Emmerich, Midway is an epic underdog film that tells the story of real-life events during World War II. It explores the pivotal clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy that acted as a turning point in the Pacific Theater during the War. The film aims to portray the heroic story of the leaders and soldiers who, “used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.”

Aaron Eckhart in Midway
Credit: Lionsgate

Each poster gives a close-up of the thirteen characters that make up the powerful cast. With warm light and artful shadows, the portraits speak to the classic, war epic feel Roland Emmerich is striving for.

See the rest at the source: Movieweb.com

Aaron Eckhart Cop Thriller ‘Line of Duty’ Acquired by Saban Films
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Aaron Eckhart Cop Thriller ‘Line of Duty’ Acquired by Saban Films

Saban Films announced on Thursday that it has picked up U.S. rights to Steven C. Miller’s “Line of Duty,” starring Aaron Eckhart.

“Line of Duty” follows a disgraced cop (Eckhart) who finds himself in a race against time to find a kidnap victim whose abductor he accidentally killed.

The action thriller was directed by Miller (“Escape Plan 2: Hades,” “First Kill”) from a script penned by Jeremy Drysdale (“Grand Theft Parsons”). In addition to Eckhart, the film stars Giancarlo Esposito, Courtney Eaton (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Dina Meyer (“Starship Troopers,” “Saw”) and Ben McKenzie (“Gotham”).

“This fast-paced thriller is action-packed and bound to captivate audiences and keep them on their toes,” Saban Films President Bill Bromiley said in a statement. “It’s a testament to Steven’s skills as a filmmaker and the cast, led by Aaron, give stunning performances.”

Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson (who also executive produced the film) on behalf of The Solution. The Solution represents worldwide rights, with Wilson selling the remaining international rights at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was produced by The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel, Craig Chapman, Skip Williamson, Scott LaStaiti, Martin Sprock, Tiffany Stone, Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin.

“We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Saban as our US distributor on the title,” Nestel said in a statement. “Steven knocked the film out of the park and Aaron gives a tour-de-force performance as Frank Penny.”

Read more: The Wrap

Photo credit: Getty Images

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‘Vikings’ star Katheryn Winnick joins Aaron Eckhart on conspiracy thriller ‘Wander’

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has joined Aaron Eckhart on VMI Worldwide’s conspiracy thriller Wander, which marks April Mullen’s follow-up to female gaze romance Below Her Mouth.

Production is set to kick off in New Mexico in July. Eckhart plays Arthur Bretnik, a mentally unstable private investigator convinced there is a link between a suspicious death case and the cover-up that caused the death of his daughter.

Read more at the source: ScreenDaily