One of the more interesting flicks here at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is the Don Cheadle/Brendan Gleeson starrer "The Guard," a British cop flick that finds Cheadle's FBI agent heading to Ireland to team up with Gleeson's local constable. Both men are Sundance staples, including Gleeson's recent and brilliant "In Bruges," so you can be sure you'll be hearing about this film soon.
The two men's instant chemistry was on full display when MTV's Josh Horowitz met up with the pair for a fun, and sometimes wacky, interview. Get a taste of it below and then click here to check out our ever-growing list of Sundance interviews.
Who says the Sundance Film Festival is all about posh parties, star-studded red-carpet premieres and the best and brightest in independent film? That's right, we do -- which is why we've been posting tons of exclusive Sundance clips and reporting back with plenty of news scoops (such as Elijah Wood talking about "The Hobbit"). But apparently, Sundance is also about getting kicked in the nuts by Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson.
That very thing happened to MTV's own Josh Horowitz, who was chatting with Cheadle and Gleeson about their Sundance drug-smuggling thriller "The Guard" when things took a turn for the painful. Perhaps Cheadle and Gleeson weren't too happy with Josh's questions, or maybe they just needed a little bit of exercise to keep warm in the cold Park City, Utah, temps. Whatever the case, the end result was the two stars delivering a simultaneous swift kick to Josh's groin region... and we captured it on film just for posterity's sake. Check out the photo below.
What would you do if Cheadle and Gleeson kicked you in the groin?
There's no such thing as too much monkey business. "Rise of the Apes," prequel to "Planet of the Apes," will be here before you know it -- it's got a summer 2011 release -- and the cast is starting to fill out. James Franco was in talks to lead the cast as of late-May and now the word from Bloody Disgusting is that offers are out to Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto as well. No word on what their roles would be, but the origin story is reportedly set in present day San Francisco, showing exactly how it was that genetic engineering led to the first sparks of human-level intelligence in apes. Hail to the chimp, baby.
Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was a complex figure. He went through an incredible number of transformations in his life, and he pushed forward the genre of jazz music in almost indescribable ways. Don Cheadle, who next week replaces Terrence Howard as James Rhodes in "Iron Man 2," has been planning a biopic treatment of the musician's life for a number of years. MTV's Josh Horowitz asked the actor for an update at the weekend press junket for the Marvel flick, which hits theaters next Friday.
"The story is really not... a biopic per se," Cheadle said. "It's not attempting to be any cradle-to-grave depiction of [Miles'] life. It's more my take, as an artist, on what his music has meant. With wall-to-wall truth but not really much concerned about facts." Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: With yesterday's announcement that War Machine will make his debut in "Iron Man 2," the question now becomes: how much of a role will the character play in the much-anticipated sequel?
We cornered actor Don Cheadle during an "Iron Man 2" press event to get his take on the character and how much of him we'll see in the Marvel Studios blockbuster.
"War Machine makes a very impactful appearance in the movie," Cheadle told MTV News. "It's significant."
Continue reading Don Cheadle's comments on War Machine in "Iron Man 2" over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
FROM MTV.COM: While news of Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle coming back on board for 2010's "Iron Man 2” has been talked about for the past few months, today, Marvel Studios made it official via press release.
However, the big news which should delight fans everywhere is the studio has also confirmed that the three will be involved in 2011's sure-to-be-mega-hit, "The Avengers," with Downey and Cheadle reprising their roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, respectively, and Jon Favreau signed up to executive produce.
Read more about these breaking "Iron Man 2” and "The Avengers" announcements over at MTV.com!
FROM SPLASH PAGE: After a morning of breaking news about Don Cheadle taking over the role of Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes from Terrence Howard in "Iron Man 2," we recalled a recent interview with Cheadle where we asked the actor if he ever considered taking a role in a comic book film, and if so, who he'd like to play. His answer may astound you...
"Vanilla Man!" the actor laughed. However, Cheadle quickly followed up his reply with his thoughts on comic films and whether he had any interest in landing a role in one.
"I’d love to do that, I love comic books," replied Cheadle. "Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of black superheroes that they’ve made comic books about, so maybe we have to go the other way, create one in the film and then create a comic book about him."
Or, in his case, land a role as Col. Rhodes, Tony Stark's right hand man who will most likely don the sleek silver armor of War Machine in the upcoming sequel to "Iron Man."
Read more of "Iron Man 2" star Don Cheadle's thoughts about superhero films over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
"Iron Man," one of the year's biggest blockbusters in the theater (and the best-selling Blu-ray in the history of the format), will be minus one of its original marquee cast members when sequel production begins now that actor Terrence Howard has been replaced by Don Cheadle in "Iron Man 2."
The news of Howard's departure broke late last night, and came as a surprise to, well... just about everyone. For months, the actor had been telling anyone who would listen how excited he was about reprising his role and possibly donning the "War Machine" armor at some point in the franchise. Read More...
Don Cheadle is a class act all the way. He just about always knocks it out of the park in whatever kind of film he's in and more than that he really just seems to have his priorities straight. Witness his involvement in the documentary "Darfur Now." This brand new film shines a much-needed light on the crisis in Sudan. Following six people (including Cheadle himself) as they struggle to make a dent in Darfur, the film is set for release on November 2nd.
You can read our extended Don Cheadle chat here, or you can watch the full video in our show "Rough Cut: Don Cheadle" right here. For a tease of it all, just watch some of the chat below.
The sound you're hearing is that of one million movie buffs arguing about what the recently announced Golden Globe nominations mean for the Oscar race. Look at all those "Lincoln"s!
To get in on the fun, check out our full list after the jump!