50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013: Part I


2013-Logo-585x3522012 is gone, and 2013 has arrived…and yes, we’ve survived the Mayan Apocalypse. Although, it would’ve been very ironic if you happened to  have died on December 21st anyway. Sorry if you did. 2012 featured films from some of the  most prominent filmmakers in the business: from Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan to Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. But what does 2013 have to offer? Don’t you have a list of which movies come out this year, when they come out and who stars in them? Glad you asked. Because as it happens, the MovieWiseguys have compiled such a list. Without further adieu, and for your viewing pleasure, check out Part I of our 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is A Most Wanted ManA Most Wanted Man
Directed by: Anton Corbijn (Control, The American)
Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe and Daniel Bruhl
Based on the novel by John Le Carre, this espionage thriller centers on an uneducated and destitute ex-prisoner who illegally arrives in Hamburg and gets caught up in the international war on terror.
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Robert Redford in All Is LostAll Is Lost
Directed by: J.C. Chandor (Margin Call)
Starring: Robert Redford
A single character-focused story, centering the journey of one man’s fight to survive
Release Date: TBD

Anchorman: The Legend ContinuesAnchorman: The Legend Continues
Directed by: Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers)
Starring: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate and David Koechner
The continuing on-set adventures of San Diego’s top rated news team as it moves into the ’80s to tackle the 24-hour news cycle
Release Date: December 20, 2013

August: Osage CountyAugust: Osage County
Directed by: John Wells (The Company Men)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin and Sam Shepard
The Weston family overcomes certain differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing
Release Date: TBD

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Midnight

Before Midnight
Directed by: Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset)
Starring: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy
The third film in Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy, and we meet Jesse and Celine nine years after Before Sunset in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Release Date: TBD

Forrest Whitake as The ButlerThe Butler
Directed by: Lee Daniels (Precious)
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Live Schreiber, and Robin Williams
This Forrest Gump-esque drama centers Cecil Gaines, on a White House butler who served eight American Presidents over the course of three decades.
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Tom Hanks as Captain PhillipsCaptain Phillips
Directed by: Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum)
Starring: Tom Hanks and Katherine Keener
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
Release Date: October 11, 2013

Michael Fassbender is The CounselorThe Counselor
Directed by: Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, American Gangster, Prometheus)
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
A thriller centering on an attorney who gets in over his head when he tries to sell $20 million worth of cocaine
Release Date: November 15, 2013

Devil's KnotDevil’s Knot
Directed by: Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan, Bruce Greenwood, Stephen Moyer, Kevin Durand, Mireille Enos, Elias Koteas,and Amy Ryan
The West Memphis Three biopic centering on the savage murders of three young children which sparked a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Release Date: TBD

Matt Damon in ElysiumElysium
Directed by: Neill Blomkomp (District 9)
Starring: Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna and William Fichtner
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. One desperate man threatens the system with his need to get on board Elysium and access its state-of-the-art medical care.
Release Date: August 9, 2013

Evil DeadEvil Dead
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Jessica Lucas
A group of teenagers head to a woodland cabin to assist in helping a friend kick a drug habit. But a reading of the Necronomicon found inside releases ancient demons.
Release Date: April 12, 2013

Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
Directed by: Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall and Vanessa Redgrave
The true story John du Pont, a multimillionaire and paranoid schizophrenic who built a wrestling training facility, Team Foxcatcher, on his 800-acre Pennsylvania estate and in 1996, shockingly murdered Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz.
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Directed by: Alphonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting and alone in space.
Release Date: October 18, 2013

Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke
Nick Carraway learns that old friend Jay Gatsby has built an empire of wealth and avarice, and has eyes only for his former flame Daisy Buchanan.
Release Date: May 10, 2013

Joaquin Phoenix in HerHer
Directed by: Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are)
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Samantha Morton and Olivia Wilde.
In the not-so-distant future, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every need, and to his surprise, a romantic relationship begins to develop with it.
Release Date: TBD

Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Directed by: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett
Bilbo and the dwarfs continue their quest towards the Lonely Mountain, where they’ll do battle with the fiery dragon Smaug.
Release Date: December 13, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Directed by: Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toby Jones and Donald Sutherland
Katniss and Peeta might have made it out of the Hunger Games, but their rulebreaking has made her a threat to President Snow, and so they’re called back in for the Quarter Quell, an even more brutal competition that pits previous Hunger Games winners against each other.
Release Date: November 22, 2013

Steve Carell and Steve Buschemi in the Incredible Burt WonderstoneThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Directed by: Don Scardino (38 episodes of 30 Rock)
Starring: Steve Carell, Jim Carey, Steve Buschemi, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini and Alan Arkin
Magician Burt Wonderstone splits from his longtime stage partner after a guerrilla street magician steals their thunder. By spending some time with his boyhood idol, Burt looks to remember what made him love magic in the first place.
Release Date: March 15, 2013

Oscar Issac in Inside Llewyn DavisInside Llewyn Davis
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, True Grit)
Starring: Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan
Set in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early ‘60s that birthed Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, and loosely based on Dylan’s songwriting buddy Dave Van Ronk, this is the story of Llewyn Davis, a folk singer who, despite his talents, can’t seem to make ends meet.
Release Date: February 8, 2013

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The InternshipThe Internship
Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Max Minghella, Jessica Szohr, Josh Gad, and Will Ferrell
Two friends recently lose their sales jobs and in order to get back into the job market, they decide to hatch a diabolical scheme to land coveted internships at Google.
Release Date: July 7, 2013

Robert Downey Jr as Iron ManIron Man 3
Directed by: Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle and James Badge Dale
Tony Stark must deal with the fallout of the incidents occurring in The Avengers, creating new armor that is eventually poisoned by nano-terrorists eager to end the Iron Man empire forever.
Release Date: May 3, 2013

Kate Winslet in Labor DayLabor Day
Directed by: Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air)
Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Clark Gregg, Tom Lipinski, James Van Der Beek and Tobey Maguire
On Labor Day weekend, a divorced, depressed single mother encounters a large man bleeding profusely while shopping with her 13-year-old son. They give him a ride and later learn that the police are looking for an escaped convict.
Release Date: TBA

Directed by: James Gray (We Own the Night, Two Lovers)
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner
In search of a new start and the American dream, a Polish immigrant is manipulated into a life of prostitution by a charming but wicked man on the mean streets of Manhattan, until a dazzling magician tries to save her.
Release Date: TBD; Late 2013

Henry Cavill as Man of SteelMan of Steel
Directed by: Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen)
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni and Michael Shannon
Kryptonian refugee Kal-El is adopted by the Kent family, growing up to struggle with the pressures of having otherworldly abilities.
Release Date: June 14, 2013

Stay tuned for Part II soon….

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