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.”
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.
“The Romanoffs” is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The shot is from the premiere episode, “The Violet Hour,” starring Aaron Eckhart, Marthe Keller, Inès Melab and Louise Bourgoin. Here’s Amazon’s description and air date:
“The Violet Hour” — Premieres on Friday, October 12
Set in Paris, an ancestral home holds the key to a family’s future.
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.