*Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history.
A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin.
But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.
*Angela Bassett is back in action and ready to put on her womanly swag in the upcoming film Will Smith-produced film “This Means War.”
The actress joins Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon in the drama, which focuses on two best friends who both are international spies. However, when they both fall in love with the same woman, they declare war on each other.
Bassett will play the boss of Pine and Hardy’s characters, a woman who has dedicated her life to the spy business and has no life outside the CIA.
The film will be directed by McG, but the producers behind the action/romantic comedy are Will Smith, James Lassiter, Robert Simonds, Witherspoon and Simon Kinberg, states Variety.
As previously reported, Bassett has also joined the ABC pilot “One Police Plaza,” where she will play the nation’s first female police commissioner in New York City. She will also be appearing in the upcoming wedding comedy “Jumping the Broom” in 2011 and in the on screen version of the Marvell character, “Green Lantern” opening June 17.
*Actress Zoe Kravitz has been added to the cast of Warner Bros’ new “Mad Max” film “Fury Road,” which begins shooting in Australia this summer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Kravitz, daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, joins stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, as well as Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and Adelaide Clemens in the remake from series writer-director George Miller.
The movie is set a short while after the story detailed in 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” which keeps Mad Max, the character originated by Mel Gibson, relatively young.
Details are being kept under wraps, but it is known that Hoult’s character is named Nux, and Kravitz — whose character name is Five Wives — Palmer and Clemens are part of a convoy being chased by bad guys.