Drive, J.Edgar, and Sherlock Holmes in EW's 25 'Fall Movies We Can't Wait to See' list
EW.com has their annual Fall movies we can't wait to see and this year they have 25 films in their must-see list. Three of the 25 films (include films from our P&P actors) such as Drive (Carey Mulligan co-stars), J. Edgar (Judi Dench co-stars), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Kelly Reilly reprises her Mary Morstan role in this sequel).
Check out what EW has to say for Drive, J.Edgar, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows...
Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, R
In the high-octane noir Drive, Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver and gets entangled in a crime plot that goes awry. So it's only fitting that the journey to make the film began in a car. With Gosling and Refn behind the wheel, the nature of the film changed. ''Drive was originally a $60 million action movie Hugh Jackman was going to make,'' says Refn. (The stripped-down thriller earned him the Best Director prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.) ''It became a completely different movie out of this strange, mystical relationship between Ryan and me in that moment in the car'' after their first meeting. (Sept. 16) —Josh Rottenberg
To find out what happened in the car to forge that bond between Gosling and Refn, pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Not yet rated
As America's top cop for five decades, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the creation of the FBI, helped popularize fingerprints and other forensic evidence, and wielded nearly unchecked authority to manipulate evidence and investigate supposed enemies of the state such as Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Now director Clint Eastwood is turning the tables, prying into Hoover's life in a big-screen biopic that would doubtless make the notorious G-man squirm.
The movie traces Hoover's life from his childhood in Washington, D.C., through his ascent to power in the 1920s, his 50-year reign over the FBI, and his death in 1972 — with Leonardo DiCaprio donning prosthetic makeup to portray the man well into his bulldog-like elderly years. ''To me, it's really a story of how absolute power corrupts absolutely,'' says the star. ''He was always an outsider.'' (Nov. 9) —AB
For more on how the film addresses the speculation about Hoover's sexuality, pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Not yet rated
Unlike 2009's Sherlock Holmes, which revolved around an occult conspiracy plot, the sequel delivers a more grounded adventure for Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective, again played by Robert Downey Jr. ''We have left the supernatural behind, more or less,'' says Guy Ritchie, who returns to direct. This time, Holmes comes to the aid of a fortune-teller (Noomi Rapace) threatened by the malevolent math whiz Professor James Moriarty (Mad Men's Jared Harris). As always, Holmes is joined by his partner, the soon-to-wed Dr. Watson (Jude Law). Despite the impending nuptials, the heroes' bromance remains ''the driving force of the narrative,'' says Ritchie, and the film allows Downey to have continued fun with quips and disguises: ''Robert was quite keen on dressing up as a woman.'' (Dec. 16) —JJ
To find out more about Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.