Movie News

Gary Oldman courts Fiennes, Cumberbatch for Muybridge bio

Gary Oldman courts Fiennes, Cumberbatch for Muybridge bio
Caffeinated Clint

Gary Oldman wants Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Ralph Fiennes (“Skyfall”) for his next directorial effort “Flying Horse”, according to The Wrap.

The film, which Oldman also wrote, is a biopic of photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Oldman is yet to garner financing for the project, but if he does he’d like to contract the abovementioned thesps for the film. The “JFK” and “Batman Begins” actor would also play an on-camera role himself.

Says the outlet :

Muybridge is famous for pioneering technological advances in photography and motion-capturing imagery, which were essential in the development of motion picture filmmaking.
Oldman has already written the script, which focuses on the courtship and love affair between Muybridge’s wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns, a famous theater critic killed by Muybridge.
Oldman aims to cast his recent co-stars Ralph Fiennes as Muybridge and Benedict Cumberbatch as Larkyns.
Oldman may also play a small role as Dennis Spencer, the district attorney that prosecuted Muybridge. Muybridge wound up being acquitted of the crime.

Acting-wise, Oldman – whose previous directing effort “Nil By Mouth” was widely well-received – next appears in the Robert Luketic-directed “Paranoia”; in 2014, he’ll be seen in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “RoboCop”.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
Movie News
Caffeinated Clint
@http://www.twitter.com/clintmoviehole

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole.

More in Movie News

now-you-see-me2-exclusive

Now You See Me 3 is in the works at Lionsgate

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
Tate-Taylor

Tate Taylor to direct The Girl on the Train

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
A-Very-Murray-Christmas

Teaser: A Very Murray Christmas

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
WHAS-3940.CR2

First Wet Hot American Summer images

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
ArmsDudes

First look at Miles Teller & Jonah Hill in Arms and the Dudes

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24:  Actors Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary Kate Olsen attend the Metropolitan Opera's gala premiere of Rossini's "Le Comte Ory"  at The Metropolitan Opera House on March 24, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

The Olsen twins will not return for Fuller House

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
schumer

Amy Schumer & Paul Feig team up for female comedy

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
johnny-depp_0

Trailer: Black Mass

Ashleigh DaviesMay 23, 2015
heroes

Greg Grunberg returns for Heroes Reborn

Ashleigh DaviesMay 22, 2015