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New Clip of Aaron Eckhart’s upcoming movie ‘Line of Duty’

Aaron Eckhart‘s Frank Penny in the upcoming film Line of Duty needs redemption, and he may be able to find it with the help of a young kid name “D” (played by Elijah M. Cooper).

Penny is a disgraced cop battling against the clock to find an important member of the police captain’s (played by Giancarlo Esposito) family whose abductor he accidentally shot, in the Steven C. Miller-directed film. In an exclusive clip from the action thriller, Penny gets a call about an incident that’s taking place while on duty and he needs “D” to push him to take it on.

“Frank is that quintessential Hollywood down and out cop, he’s been through it and he’s a little rough around the edges,” Eckhart tells EW about his character. “He’s had some upsetting incidents in his career and during his life and he’s sort of recovering from all that. He’s sort of been demoted to the foot beat and he’s on the corner talking to his constituents and then it all breaks loose. 

The whole premise of the film is that the police captain’s daughter has been taken hostage and is going to be killed. There’s a time limit and Frank has to find all the clues and put them together so he can find the girl and save her. So he redeems himself, it’s that classic down and out cop who has to redeem himself and by the end hopefully all is good afterwards.”

As highlighted in the clip, the relationship between Penny and one of his youngest constituents is an important one in the film. Even though “D” is many years younger than Penny, he serves as an important influence in his life.

“‘D’ and I become pals out on the streets and we have a nice little friendship,” Eckhart shares. “He knows my weaknesses and I’m okay with that. I get a call that there’s been a shooting and ‘D’ hears the call. And because I’m sort of a wrecked guy, I don’t know if I’m going to take the call or not and it’s ‘D’ who helps me find the courage to confront my fears and take the call.

“That relationship between Frank and D is one of the best in the film. At the end of the movie, it comes around and we see that it’s a humbling relationship because we’re all humans. No one is better than the next. We’re all just trying to get by in life, and we can influence each other no matter our age or where we’re at in life.”

Eckhart admits he’s fully invested in telling stories that have a specific message for viewers that includes and extends beyond entertainment. He wants the characters he brings to life moving forward to tell a story that will inspire viewers.

“It was important to me when I decided to do this film, and really any other film I do from here on out basically, is that [it fit a certain criteria.] It’s important to me that the film be entertaining and can be enjoyed by the whole family. I was everyone to be entertained but that they can also find a message in the story.

“This film certainly fit this bill. It’s a very human film, and it’s about caring and redemption. It’s a film about going to those dark places that you fear and with the help of others, coming out the other side. And that we’re all connected and that we all need each other, and that we can always find some common ground. So that was very important for me when I signed on.”

Line of Duty, which also costars Ben McKenzie, will hit theaters and on demand Nov. 15.

Source: EW

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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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First Trailer for Roland Emmerich’s ‘Midway’

Midway will be in theaters November 8, 2019 and stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson.

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Amazon Releases First Trailer for ‘The Romanoffs’

Introducing “The Romanoffs,” the highly anticipated follow-up to “Mad Men” from creator Matthew Weiner.

Weiner created, wrote, directed and executive produced the anthology series, which will debut October 12 on Amazon Prime Video. While the new trailer doesn’t include any footage, it features the names of the dozens of stars who will appear in the series.

The sprawling cast includes “Mad Men” alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Paul Reiser, Isabelle Huppert, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Jack Huston and Amanda Peet.

“The Romanoffs,” which is set around the globe, features eight separate stories about people in contemporary times who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.

Read more at the source: Variety

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Sully: Aaron Eckhart on how film goes behind the Miracle on the Hudson

In 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency plane landing on the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. Director Clint Eastwood’s Sully which debuts in theaters Friday and stars Tom Hanks as the title pilot, Laura Linney as his wife, Lorrie, and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles — brings that event to the big screen, and looks at the heroism of it, and criticism that surrounded it.

“Everybody knows the story of what happened at ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’” Eckhart says of the script, written by Todd Komarnicki and adapted from Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. “What they don’t know is that there was a [National Transportation Safety Board] hearing that went on for quite a long time to see if it was the right thing to do, who was at fault if anybody, and it was quite traumatic. These pilots, as well as the staff and passengers, suffered [post-traumatic stress disorder] after.”

He continues on the scrutiny that ensued, “You expect if somebody lands a plane with dual engine failure into the Hudson and saves everybody’s life that they would walk away scot-free, and it’s not always the case. You have to then go to a hearing to investigate whether or not you did the right thing, if you could have saved the plane, if you could have landed at Teterboro or JFK, so there’s a lot that goes into it.” There’s a lot on the line too, like jobs, pensions, and reputations.

Continue reading at the source: Entertainment Weekly

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‘Incarnate’: Aaron Eckhart Is a High-Tech, Head Trip Exorcist in First Trailer

Blumhouse has released the first trailer for Incarnate, a twist on the typical exorcism formula starring Aaron Eckhart as an alcoholic, wheelchair-bound man who battles demons from inside the mind of the possessed. He doesn’t use religious methods to expel the ungodly forces, he uses…technology, maybe, or perhaps just good old fashioned force of will? Presumably, they’ll answer that in the film because it’s not entirely clear in the trailer, but if the idea is executed it well, it could make for a nice revamp on a very well-told genre.

From horror mega-producer Jason Blum, and directed by San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton (though Incarnate was in the can before Peyton and Mr. Dwayne Johnson struck box office gold) from a script by Ronnie Christensen (Passengers), Incarnate pits Eckhart’s unconventional exorcist against a young boy, played by Gotham‘s David Mazouz, who is possessed by an incredibly powerful unholy spirit.

Incarnate also stars Carice van Houten and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and arrives in theaters September 30th. Watch the first trailer below.