New images for W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii and Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Today we have two new images from two completely different films. One of them I can’t wait to see, the other I feel like I only want to see because of Kit Harington. Yes, I’m allowed to express my feelings for abs every great once in awhile. Eye candy is a good thing but not the most important.

Since we’re on the subject I’ll go ahead and show you this still from W.S. Anderson’s POMPEII. It’s Kit Harington as a gladiator but don’t worry, this is not something he will be wearing the entire film according to him:

“This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look. It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on. It’s a costume I don’t actually wear for the rest of the film, but it’s an establishing one.”

Here’s also a little more information about his character:

“Milo is a Celt who is enslaved when he is a child and his family is killed. There’s a time cut that happens in the movie where you see me go from a child to a man, and you realize he’s been a gladiator for a long time. Eventually he’s taken to Pompeii,” Harington said. Once in the bustling city, he falls for a higher-class beauty named Cassia, played by Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning. “It follows their story till the volcano erupts. There are some beautiful scenes in there.”

Now we move on to Bennett Miller’s interesting true crime drama, FOXCATCHER. The story retells the relationship between
millionaire John DuPont and Olympic Wrestling Champions Mark and Dave Schultz which ends in murder. However, DuPont is not just “some millionaire”. Steve Carellell is taking on the role and while we may not think of him as the first person for it, that’s exactly why it works so well according to Miller:

“We just had our first test [screening], and not everybody recognized Steve. He is aged [for the film], and his face is changed, and his physicality changed. If I say I’m going to make a movie about a guy who’s a schizophrenic murderer, there are probably a dozen actors who would immediately appear on anybody’s casting list. And Steve would not be on any of those lists. And that’s a good thing. Because it’s unexpected… John DuPont was a character who nobody thought was capable of doing something as horrible as he did. And I did not want to cast somebody who would feel dangerous in that way.”

Source: EW, EW

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