No matter how much we want to see “Sin City 2″ begin production, we’re not quite sure if it’s ever going to happen. Like chasing a carrot on a stick, we’ve been looking for official word on the “Sin City” sequel for a while now, but it always seems to remain tantalizingly out of reach.
During the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV News tracked down “Sin City” actor Clive Owen (in town to promote his new film “The Boys Are Back”) to find out whether he thinks the project is ever going to happen—or if Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’ follow-up could indeed be just over the horizon.
The first time ComingSoon.net interviewed Australian director Scott Hicks, it was for his Warner Bros. romantic comedy No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, then we sat down again with him last year for his documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts. At the time, he told us about his new movie The Boys are Back and with its release on Friday, that’s three movies in three years for the filmmaker who seemingly disappeared off the map after 2001′s Hearts in Atlantis, which itself was only Hicks’ second movie after being nominated for an Oscar for directing and writing Shine.
In the movie baesd on the memoirs of journalist Simon Carr, Clive Owen plays Joe Warr, a British sportswriter who moved to Australia to be with his new wife Katy (Laura Fraser). When she suddenly dies of cancer, Joe is forced to care for their young, inquisitive son Artie (Nicholas McAnulty), the duo soon being joined by Joe’s estranged teen son from another marriage, Harry (George MacKay), who comes to Australia hoping to connect with his father. The results are a powerful and moving film that deals with grief and parenthood in a tasteful, artistic and unmelodramatic way, yet it’s likely to have you laughing and tearing up even if you’ve never been a father yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
Clive Owen on Good Morning America Interview on September 21, 2009 promoting his movie, ‘The Boys Are Back’Clive Owen on Good Morning America Interview on September 21, 2009 promoting his movie, ‘The Boys Are Back’.
As a romantic lead in cryptic thrillers or the sleek, ice-eyed hero of high-grade action flicks, British actor Clive Owen seems to be every director’s perfect first choice these days.
It’s refreshing, however, to see him step off what has appeared to be a predictable path and take the lead in Australian director Scott Hicks’ off-kilter family drama, The Boys are Back. Owen plays Joe Warr, a British expat sports journalist grieving after the loss of his Australian wife to cancer – in a harrowing first act that, with few words of dialogue, manages to convey the bewildering horror of love slipping away – and trying, half-heartedly, to come to grips with solo parenthood, raising his 7-year-old son in a chaotic style in a rambling farmhouse in the gorgeous gold-and-green wine country outside Adelaide in South Australia. Read the rest of this entry »
Clive Owen is man enough to cry, on cue. You got a problem with that?
“If you look, I’ve cried a few times in my movies,” says the star of action-oriented fare such as Inside Man and Shoot ‘Em Up, and a one-time short-list candidate for the role of James Bond.
“I’ve never been afraid of it at all. I cried in Children Of Men, for example.”
And shot quite a few people, but never mind.
The much more lachrimose The Boys Are Back is based on the novel by journalist Simon Carr about the experience of piecing together a household with his two boys after the cancer death of his wife. Read the rest of this entry »
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