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CATS seem to be the order of the day, or rather the year. Keanu is scheduled to open on April 28 in Malaysia, and the title refers to a cat. A cute little fella that basically starts a gang war. In the middle of it all are characters played by Keegan- Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
On Aug 4, another film involving a cat arrives in the cinemas titled Nine Lives. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, this fantasy-comedy sees a haughty businessman getting trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. Probably the powers that be want to give this fella a lesson in humility or something.
Playing the businessman turned cat is Kevin Spacey. Playing the guy who turns Spacey into a cat is Christopher Walken.
If that isn’t enough to sell Nine Lives, maybe the fact that there is a little girl who likes dressing up the cat and giving it a bath will. And it also stars Jennifer Garner.
But before we count our kittens, we can look forward to a couple of big- budget films in the next month.
Animals are also in fashion thanks to The Jungle Book, which opens on April 14. Jon Favreau recreates Rudyard Kipling’s book with a whole lot of CGI and famous actors ( Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Walken, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o) to voice the CGI animals. For the central role, Favreau went with newcomer Neel Sethi.
Two famous Chrises have a film each in April. Chris Hemsworth returns to his Huntsman role in the prequel/ sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War ( April 14). Joining him are Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. ( Does anyone else think this film needs an attitude-filled Madonna number?)
Then, Chris Evans faces off against Robert Downey Jr and a whole lot of other attractive people in Captain America: Civil War ( April 28). Luckily, he has an equally good- looking team on his side too.
But if mystery is more up your alley then look out for 10 Cloverfield Lane ( April 7), directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced by J. J. Abrams. This is however not the sequel to Matt Reeves’ monster movie Cloverfield which was also produced by Abrams. The movie does focus on the unknown – something the lead female character ( Mary Elizabeth Winstead) faces when she wakes up in an underground shelter after being in a car accident, with two other men.
Captain America: Civil War
10 Cloverfield Lane