Here’s a video from Gary’s appearance on Conan. Gary is hilarious as always, you can watch the interview below!
Gary is joining Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Shia LaBeouf, and Tom Hardy in John Hillcoat’s The Wettest County in the World. Here an excerpt from an article about the movie:
The script is based on the novel by Matt Bondurant, which looks at his grandfather and two great uncles and their experiences as bootleggers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Guy Pearce will play a deputy who violently goes after the Bondurant clan and Gary Oldman will play a gangster who gets the Bondurants started in the bootlegging game. Mia Wasikowska will play Shia LaBeouf’s love interest, while Jason Clarke is portraying the brother of Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy’s characters.
John Hillcoat will direct from a script by Nick Cave, who adapted the Matt Bondurant novel. The Wettest County in the World is currently in pre-production with filming to start on February 28 in Georgia.
In the November issue of Dazed and Confused Magazine, Daniel Radcliffe gave an interview, talking about the last Harry Potter films and his relationship with Gary.
“Gary has become a mentor,” he says. “He has a healthy cynicism about people in this industry and what they want from you. I’m very open and trusting. Not naively so, but I see the best in people. Gary’s realistic. When I was 15, he said, ‘Now you’re famous, your name is a brand. You have to look after that because everyone is going to try and use it.’”
It’s really nice to hear about Gary’s influences on young actors of our time. You can view the scans at The Leaky Cauldron.
It has been officially confirmed that Gary will be portraying the character George Smiley in the upcoming adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy based on the classic novel of the same name by John le Carré. Here’s a nice article about this from the BBC:
Gary Oldman to play John Le Carre spy George Smiley
Gary Oldman is to play John Le Carre’s George Smiley in a new film of classic novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Colin Firth and Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch will also appear in the movie, to be released in the UK in September 2011. Set during the Cold War, Le Carre’s 1974 novel tells of a retired MI6 agent drawn back into the world of espionage. Sir Alec Guinness, Simon Russell Beale and George Cole are among the actors to have portrayed Smiley on TV and radio. The latest adaptation will be directed by Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish film-maker best known for 2008 horror movie Let the Right One In. Filming on the Working Title production will begin at the end of September in London and on location in Budapest and Istanbul. “The timing is right for a big screen version of Le Carre’s classic novel,” said Working Title’s Tim Bevan, whose other roles include chairman of the recently axed UK Film Council. “It’s great for us to have Tomas onboard who has assembled a stellar cast and will bring a unique vision to the material.” Known to millions as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, Oldman has forged a distinguished career both behind and in front of the camera. The 52-year-old has memorably played Sid Vicious, Joe Orton and Lee Harvey Oswald on screen. He also wrote and directed acclaimed 1997 drama Nil by Mouth, recipient of two prizes at the following year’s Bafta film awards.
It has been widely reported by many Harry Potter fansites on the web that there’ll be a behind-the-scenes book published and released this coming October. It contains a comprehensive look at all the Harry Potter films, including conceptual arts, characters’ details, photos, stories, etc. You can pre-order the book here on Amazon. And here’s the trailer from Harry Potter Film Wizardry:
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