Unfortunately, audiences didn’t see much of her intriguing scientist character, who met a quick demise in order to further the plot for her onscreen husband and son (played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, respectively). This week, Indiewire asked Binoche, who stars in the upcoming movie Clouds of Sils Maria, whether she had fun making Godzilla. “I don’t know how much fun you can have when you have to die in two seconds,” the French actress replied with a laugh, “and you’re the one real woman character and you’re dead in three minutes and 45 seconds.” As Yahoo noted in an essay this summer, the few women in Godzilla (including Binoche, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, and Elizabeth Olsen) were all cast in remarkably brief, thankless roles.
Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche spoke at a NYFF press conference for the premiere of their movie 'The Clouds of Sils Maria'
Olivier Assayas marks his return to the Cannes Competition tomorrow with Clouds Of Sils Maria . The director, who has oft had films in various capacities here, was last in the main category with 2004′sClean, and first appeared in the section as the writer of André Téchiné’s 1984 Rendez-Vous. That film starred Juliette Binoche who leads the cast of the English-language Sils Maria as an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous 20 years ago. But rather than reprise her own role, she is offered the part of the older woman her original character drives to suicide.
With every new trailer that hits for “Godzilla,” we get more tantalizing looks at the big guy and the destruction he’ll be bringing soon to movie theaters everywhere. But what’s most striking about latest “Extended Look” at the upcoming revamp is it reveals what might be a major spoiler: the death of a major character played by an Oscar-winning actor early in the film. The Extended Look opens with Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche) and Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) hard at work at what appears to be a nuclear power plant, with Sandra in protective gear while running some sort of drill or experiment. Before you can exclaim “D’oh!” Homer Simpson-style, there’s a major accident that appears to claim Sandra’s life … and has some considerable detrimental effect on the environment.
Defying all those cinematic mandates is “Words and Pictures,” an upcoming romantic film starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Owen plays Jack Marcus, a former literary superstar now teaching English and trying his best to keep his students’ eyes away from their smartphones. The week before “Words and Pictures” hits theaters, she’ll be appear with another giant movie star: Godzilla.
Ever since the Japanese original “Godzilla” (first titled “Godjira”) took the horror genre to all new heights, literally and figuratively, with its larger-than-life reptilian beast, there’ve been a number of very varied attempts to capitalize on the creature’s fear potential. The latest of which — director Gareth Edwards’s upcoming release starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston — just released a new trailer that is bigger in scale than any previous incarnation, smashing up everything from San Francisco to Las Vegas While some installments have been more favored than others, from the looks (and sounds) of this newest iteration it seems that Edwards’s take might just be hearkening back more to the roots of Godzilla’s movie magic — especially within the latest round of materials released from the pic. Empire Online's “Godzilla”-centric cover features a full-length black-and-white image of the new take on the havoc-wreaker, striking a familiar pose as he looms over a hopeless city-scape.