Quick News: Rings, Bourne, Goldfinch, Underwater

Quick News Rings Bourne Goldfinch Underwater

The Lord of the Rings
British actor Maxim Baldry, coming off acclaim for his turn as a gay Ukrainian refugee and Russell Tovey’s love interest in HBO’s event series “Years and Years,” has joined the cast of Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings” TV series in what is said to be a significant role.

Specifics of the role are under wraps. Baldry joins the likes of Markella Kavenagh and Will Poulter in the series which will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”. The series hails from JD Payne and Patrick McKay while J.A. Bayona is set to direct multiple episodes. [Source: Collider]

The Bourne Stuntacular
Universal Studios Florida has announced “The Bourne Stuntactular,” a new stunt show inspired by the Matt Damon-led action franchise that will launch Spring 2020. The stunt show will focus on Jason Bourne as he tries to outrun the deadly individuals who always seem to be knocking on his door.

Everything fans have come to expect – thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn – will happen right in front of guests with live performers, high-tech props and an immense LED screen. The show will take over the space that was previously occupied by “Terminator 2: 3D”. [Source: Slashfilm]

The Goldfinch
The film adaptation of the acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, has had a month in cinemas around the globe and has so far pulled in just above $5 million domestically and around $3.8 million in total overseas. The film has somehow remained on over 2,000 screens in the U.S. but is pulling in per-screen averages at a stunningly woeful $36 to $141. Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman led the $45 million budget prestige film whose reputation immediately tanked following screenings on the Fall film festival circuit right before release. [Source: Collider]

Underwater
20th Century Fox has released a fairly evocative international poster for William Eubank’s sci-fi thriller “Underwater” starring Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, and John Gallagher Jr. with the film opening January 10th.

The film follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Trapped and running out of oxygen, they have to navigate through two miles in the dangerous depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety.