Box Office Battle: ‘Immortals’ vs. ‘J. Edgar’ (POLL)
With handsome Leonardo DiCaprio portraying the powerful J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar and hunks like Kellan Lutz in Immortals, both films are sure to bring much buzz (and swoons!) to theaters this weekend.
Leonardo Dicaprio’s much-anticipated portrayal of former FBI directer J. Edgar Hoover has been a long time coming. With Oscar buzz swirling around for months about Clint Eastwood‘s gritty film on the controversial public and private life of J. Edgar Hoover, Leo is sure to take this risk-taking role and make it his own.
Also opening this weekend is the fantasy adventure film Immortals starring Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto and Mr. Lutz. Based on Greek mythology, the movie tells the story of Greek god Hyperion and Theseus (a mortal man chosen by Zeus) who fights to preserve humanity while King Hyperion aims to destroy it. Check out the trailer below:
Rounding out the list of films, Melancholia, the newest Lars Von Trier flick starring the talented Kirsten Dunst, opens Friday as well. After surmounting controversy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Trier has garnered noteworthy buzz in the indie film circuit. Melancholia tells the story of two sisters who’s strained relationship is challenged when a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.