2015 movies to get excited for.


Alejandro Amenabar’s first film in six years stars Ethan Hawke as a man who’s accused of a crime he doesn’t remember. Release Date: 28 August (UK/US) IMDB Page: 

Queen of the Desert

Werner Herzog takes on the real life story of Gertrude Bell, whose experiences in the middle east rival those of T.E. Lawrence. Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, and James Franco star. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

Z For Zachariah

This post-apocalyptic drama gets its premiere at Sundance in January, and revolves around survivors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB: 


Tom Hardy plays the Kray twins in this chronicle of the notorious 1950s London gangsters. Brian Helgeland writes and directs. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page:


Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace is documented in this biopic. Ben Foster sounds like the perfect choice for the main role, and his co-stars include Dustin Hoffman and Lee Pace. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

The Early Years

Paolo Sorrentino follows up the acclaimed Great Beauty with a film about two friends holidaying in the Alps. Paul Dano plays a filmmaker friends with retired composer Michael Caine. Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, and Harvey Keitel lend support. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

Mississippi Grind

Writer-director team Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden(Half Nelson, Sugar) return with this road movie about gambling, starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. Another film on the Sundance line-up, we’ll soon hear whether it lives up to mentor/protege classics like The Color of Money. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 


Trader Jake Gyllenhaal has an emotional crisis after his wife’s death, precipitating some intense self-examination to find out where he went wrong in life. Director Jean-Marc Vallee is following on from recent success with Dallas Buyers Club and Wild. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the 1960s TV series features Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin. Ritchie’s comic touch is well suited to this update, as is his instinct for staging original set pieces. Release Date: 14 August (US/UK) IMDB Page: 

Our Kind of Traitor

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are a couple embroiled in a battle of wits between the Russian mafia and the British Secret Service. Accomplished TV director Susanna White(Boardwalk Empire, Generation Kill, Bleak House) should make the jump to the big screen with ease. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

Ex Machina

A newly developed form of A.I. is the subject of this film from Alex Garland, who directs for the first time after penning several acclaimed movies(Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Dredd). Alicia Vikander leads, and 2015 is almost guaranteed to be her breakthrough year on the international stage. Release Date: 10 April (US) 23 January (UK) Trailer:  IMDB Page: 

Slow West

Fassbender again, playing an enigmatic stranger who accompanies a teen on a quest through the American frontier of the 1800s. John Maclean’s directing debut will be at Sundance. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 


Helmer Todd Haynes returns to the 1950s with this screen version of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, about a forbidden love affair between two women. A bounty of actors at the top of their game feature, including Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino’s latest western has endured a protracted journey to production, but shooting is finally underway. There are so many things to get excited about, such as comebacks from Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen. Let’s hope post-production finishes in time for next December. Release Date: December TBC (US) Teaser:  IMDB Page: 


Can we still get excited about a Judd Apatow film? Amy Schumer wrote the script, and features in a cast that also has space for Daniel Radcliffe, Brie Larson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Hader, and Tilda Swinton. Release Date: 17 July (US) 28 August (UK) IMDB Page: 

Every Thing Will Be Fine

Any film from the director of Wings of Desire is something you should be excited about. James Franco plays a writer who accidentally hits and kills a child with his car. Charlotte Gainsbourg also stars. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

Jane Got a Gun

Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor star in a western from director Gavin O’Connor(Warrior). Bounty hunters seek Portman’s husband, and she asks her former lover for help in protecting him. Release Date: 4 September (US) 25 September (UK) IMDB Page: 

Midnight Special

Father has to go on the run with his son when he discovers that his child has special powers. This could prove a departure for writer-director Jeff Nichols(Mud, Take Shelter), who has enlisted Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, and Michael Shannon for his cast. Release Date: 25 November (US) IMDB Page: 


Dane DeHaan plays James Dean in a film about the method actor’s time with a photographer for Life magazine(played by Robert Pattinson). Director Anton Corbijn proved that he had a deft touch for dealing with real life subjects when he made Control, a film about Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. Release Date: 25 September (UK) IMDB Page: 

Miles Ahead

One of the performances to watch for in 2015 is Don Cheadle’s turn as Miles Davis. Not much is known yet about this biopic that Cheadle also directs and co-writes. Cast includes Michael Stuhlbarg and Ewan McGregor. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

The Last Face

Sean Penn is behind the camera for the first time since Into the Wild. Aid workers Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem are swept up in civil unrest in an unnamed African country. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 


Has Bryan Cranston finally found his big silver screen role as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo? This story about the McCarthy witch-hunt in Hollywood in the 1950s boasts a strong supporting cast, including John Goodman, Helen Mirren, and Louis CK. Release Date: To Be Confirmed IMDB Page: 

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